May 12 Afternoon:
How to Build Future Collaboration?

2022 The year of Accelerating Value Chain Connectivity

The focus of the plant-based foods & proteins ecosystems will need to move to an acceleration of connectivity between value chains. How to connect more consumers, retailers, food-service operators, brands, ingredient & technology suppliers, research institutes, universities, growers, breeders, finance and venture capital providers, and other key stakeholders such as regional, national, and international (N)GO’s? All actors are ready to play a part in the protein transition. So, what is needed to accelerate? A joint mission, a shared vision, a working plan? The UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 are the end goals.

The protein transition can have a major impact on the following goals:
– Zero Hunger: Great impact can be achieved globally, in the developed and lesser-developed world, when plant-based foods become more affordable.
– Good Health and Well-Being: A transition to a plant-based foods diet and nutrition will contribute to better health and well-being
– Responsible Consumption and Production: Sustainable plant-based food production systems and diets can contribute to a healthier planet
– Climate Action: Shifting animal-based consumption and production system to plant-based have a much higher impact on climate compared to the currently used tools to mitigate the temperature increase on our planet
– Life on Land: A higher consumption of plant-based foods can free up valuable land for nature

The 2022 Americas Summit Goals are:
1. Providing key insights on how to accelerate connectivity in the plant-based foods & protein value chains
2. Defining the Global Research Investment Agenda
3. Bringing together the key value chain leaders to share visions and define a joint mission
4. Connecting all stakeholders
5. Driving collaboration efforts

The Summit will contribute to the SDG’s by focussing on the following themes:
– Affordability
– Healthy Diets & Nutrition
– Delicious Foods
– Sustainability

These themes will be part of focussed Summit Tracks:
– Track I: Consumer & Industry Challenges
– Track II: Delicious Food Innovations
– Track III: Sustainable Process Innovations