Plant-Based Proteins & Foods Summit Europe


7-8 June 2023, The Hague, Netherlands

Take part in Summit Europe to position yourself amongst the top plant-based foods and proteins industry thought leaders and disruptors in The Netherlands, Europe, and the world. With three tracks to choose from, the Summit will have something for everyone working in the plant-based food formulation sector. If you work for innovative ingredients manufacturers, alternative proteins suppliers, food brands, retailers & foodservice, equipment & processing providers, or related fields, this Summit is for you!

The Summit will provide invaluable networking opportunities and experts will share the latest findings and insights of the entire value chain. The program will focus on the market, current trends, investments, and collaboration opportunities. Themes of affordability, accessibility, healthy diets & nutrition, and sustainability will be central, which are focal points of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We hope to see you there for many mouth-watering and sustainability-oriented presentations from some of the best experts in the field.


Register by 28 February and save €400


Which new technologies will emerge this year?

Optimizing Value Chains

We are the bridge between food professionals, by providing forums to build purposeful partnerships, generating new business opportunities, and ultimately unlocking potential that can achieve real impact. Join us for two days to learn the latest innovations and research, find solutions and strategies, grow your network, and discover where the plant-based sector is heading next. An event not to be missed!


Why Attend

Largest Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Industry Summit

We bring together the thought leaders, startups, researchers and every one in between, to learn about the latest innovations in global protein sustainability and products of sensory excellence, discuss pressing issues facing the industry, and share solutions and opportunities. 

  • Top ratings: Insights 8.0 – Networking 8.8 – Bridge2Food 8.8
  • 600+ delegates
  • 60+ speakers
  • 50+ exhibitors
  • Access to a unique group of startups in plant-based foods
  • Unique 1-to-1 networking meetings throughout the event

Bridge2Food COVID-19 Policy

As the COVID-19 situation changes daily, we want you to feel confident about booking to attend our events. If an official travel ban is imposed at the time of the summit you will be able to:

  • Transfer the ticket to a colleague to attend in your place, or
  • Transfer your ticket to an alternative Bridge2Food event, or
  • Receive a full refund.

The Bridge2Food team remains fully committed to delivering the best possible event and we look forward to welcoming you.



Venue

Fokker Terminal | The Hague, The Netherlands

The Fokker Terminal is a monumental and inspiring industrial building in the beautiful, coastal city of The Hague. The heart of the building is an impressive 9 meter high airplane hangar - the perfect venue for a unique Summit Europe. 


Program

Welcome Day

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Great 1-on-1 Business Meetings

The 1-on-1 Business Meetings will allow delegates to have short meetings of 10 minutes with potential business, technology and research partners during pre-scheduled meetings.

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Welcome Reception with Plant-Based Foods Tastings

An informal meet & greet with your fellow delegates, friends, and colleagues. A great way to catch up and have fun.

Day 1

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Great 1-on-1 Business Meetings

The 1-on-1 Business Meetings will allow delegates to have short meetings of 10 minutes with potential business, technology and research partners during pre-scheduled meetings.

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Plenary – Welcome & Keynote Presentations

This is a plenary part of the program. The aim is to sketch the bigger picture of the plant-based space, including:

  • Current Trends
  • The Market 
  • Investments 
  • Collaboration Opportunities & EcoSystems
  • These tie into the themes of affordability, healthy diets & nutrition, delicious foods & sustainability, which are focal points of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The three Tracks will be introduced:

  • Track I: Consumer & Industry Challenges 
  • Track II: Delicious Foods 
  • Track III: Sustainable Processing Innovations
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Lunch Break

Lunch time! There will be a range of plant-based food tastings waiting for you to tickle your taste buds – you have the chance to network with other delegates whilst connecting over food! If you please, you may also be matched 1-on-1 for some speed dating. Enough options to choose from – enjoy and see you in the next round!

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Track I: Consumer & Industry Challenges

The Aims of the Consumer & Industry Track are to create shared visions on:

  1. What are the key industry trends moving forward to 2024?
  2. How relevant are themes like Affordability, Healthy Diets & Nutrition, Delicious Foods, and Sustainability.
  3. What will drive consumers to buy more plant-based foods? How relevant is the climate when shopping for food? 
  4. What is the perspective of retail and food service? More importantly, what can we learn from data? What do the numbers teach us?
  5. What is needed to crack the nuts for consumers when we talk vegan cheese, meat-free, fish-free and egg-free?
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Track II: Delicious Foods

The Aims of the Delicious Foods Track are to create shared visions on: 

  1. How relevant for developing new foods are themes like Affordability, Healthy Diets & Nutrition, Delicious Foods, and Sustainability?
  2. How does the world of novel food ingredients look like? What can we expect in the coming years?
  3. Which key new categories will emerge and how can the value chain tap into these opportunities?
  4. Which new EcoSystems can contribute?
  5. What is the agenda of the Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem? How can you tap into these EcoSystems?
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Track III: Sustainable Processing Innovations

The Aims of the Sustainable Process Innovations Track are to create shared visions on:

  1. How relevant for developing new process technologies are themes like Affordability, Healthy Diets & Nutrition, Delicious Foods, and Sustainability?
  2. How does the world of novel food processing technologies look like? What can we expect in the coming years?
  3. Which key new technologies will emerge and how can the value chain tap into these opportunities?
  4. Which new crops will be relevant? 
  5. What is the agenda of the Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem? How can you tap into these EcoSystems?
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Summit Networking Dinner

A highlight event of the Summit! Each year partners and delegates have the opportunity to attend the Summit Dinner. This presents an opportunity to mingle and network, enjoy a meal and relax!

Day 2

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Track I: Consumer & Industry Challenges

The Aims of the Consumer & Industry Track are to create shared visions on:

  1. What are the key industry trends moving forward to 2024?
  2. How relevant are themes like Affordability, Healthy Diets & Nutrition, Delicious Foods, and Sustainability.
  3. What will drive consumers to buy more plant-based foods? How relevant is the climate when shopping for food?
  4. What is the perspective of retail and food service? More importantly, what can we learn from data? What do the numbers teach us?
  5. What is needed to crack the nuts for consumers when we talk vegan cheese, meat-free, fish-free and egg-free?
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Track II Delicious Foods

The Aims of the Delicious Foods Track are to create shared visions on:

  1. How relevant for developing new foods are themes like Affordability, Healthy Diets & Nutrition, Delicious Foods, and Sustainability?
  2. How does the world of novel food ingredients look like? What can we expect in the coming years?
  3. Which key new categories will emerge and how can the value chain tap into these opportunities?
  4. Which new EcoSystems can contribute?
  5. What is the agenda of the Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem? How can you tap into these EcoSystems?
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Track III: Sustainable Processing Innovations

The Aims of the Sustainable Process Innovations Track are to create shared visions on:

  1. How relevant for developing new process technologies are themes like Affordability, Healthy Diets & Nutrition, Delicious Foods, and Sustainability?
  2. How does the world of novel food processing technologies look like? What can we expect in the coming years?
  3. Which key new technologies will emerge and how can the value chain tap into these opportunities?
  4. Which new crops will be relevant?
  5. What is the agenda of the Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem? How can you tap into these EcoSystems?
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Plenary – Track Outcomes & Finalizing Keynote

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 2023 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 focusing on the following themes: 

  • Affordability
  • Healthy Diets & Nutrition
  • Delicious Foods
  • Sustainability

These themes will be part of focused Summit Tracks:

  • Track I: Consumer & Industry Challenges
  • Track II: Delicious Foods
  • Track III: Sustainable Process Innovations
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Networking Lunch Break

Pricing

Register early & save


Early Bird Rate (ends 28 February)*Official Registration Rate*

Ingredient Manufacturers, Technology Suppliers, Research Institutes, Financial Institutions & VCs, (Trade) Associations, (Regional) Innovation Networks (standard ticket)

€1,545

€1,995

Retail, Food Service & Food Manufacturers (only)** 

€995

€1,995

Start-ups***€595€795
Universities€595€795
NGO€595€795

* Excluding VAT and credit card payment surcharge

** Only for Retail, Food Service & Food Manufacturers. Not for suppliers like ingredient companies. Bridge2Food is checking each registration, so please be prudent!

*** This rate is only available to startups who have a turnover or balance sheet of less than EUR/USD 2 Million and fewer than 10 people, and who are not part of a multinational company.