Summit + Expo
Plant-Based Foods & Proteins
Americas 2021

27-29 September 2021, starts at 9:00 am CDT (Chicago Time)

1,000+ Participants | 100+ Exhibitors | > 3,500 1-on-1 Business Meetings | 30+ Speakers & Panels

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Programme

September 27 - Day I - Plant-Based Foods Industry

07:50 - 08:00
Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
08:00 - 08:25
The Plant-Based Foods Industry Perspective: Opportunities & Challenges
Nicole Negowetti, Senior Director of Policy, Plant Based Foods Association, US
08:30 - 09:10
The Plant-Based Foods & Protein Consumer in the Retail & Online World - Panel Discussion
Dr. Shelley Balanko, Senior Vice President, The Hartman Group, Inc., US
Hillary Gelfman, Director, Global Category Innovation, Kellogg’s, US
Elena Devis, Senior Account Manager | Vegan Category Lead, Deliveroo, GB
Leslie Ewing, Executive Director, Plant-Based Foods of Canada, CA
09:15 - 10:00
The Market, Category & Precision Investment Outlook - Panel Discussion & Presentation
Brandon Ng, Vice President, Houlihan Lokey, US
Madlen Karnatz, Senior Associate, SPINS, US
10:00 - 11:00
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel
11:00 - 11:55
The Food Service View on Plant-Based - Panel Discussion
Davide del Brocco, CSR Sustainability Manager/Chef, Sodexo, CA
Marie Molde RD, Account Manager, Registered Dietitian, Food Industry Expert, Datassentials, US
Mr. Andrew Infantino, Marketing Director, Cooper Branch, CA
12:00 - 12:45
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel
12:45 - 13:15
The Future of Plant Based: A Brand View
Nicole Sopko, Vice President, Upton’s Naturals, US
13:20 - 13:50
Shaping New American Plant-Based Foods & Protein EcoSystems - Panel Discussion
Scott May, Head of MISTA, Givaudan, US
Dr. Julie Simonson, Vice-President Technology Development, Schwan’s Company, US
Tiffany Stephenson, Chief Marketing Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
13:50 - 14:45
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel
14:45 - 15:30
Moonshot 2030 Plant-Based Foods: Panel Discussion
Michael Natale, Global Leader of Plant Based Proteins, Ingredion, US
Nicole Negowetti, Senior Director of Policy, Plant Based Foods Association, US
Prof. Dr. David Julian McClements, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
Jo Raven, , FAIRR, GB
Sara Eckhouse, Executive Director, FoodShot Global, US
15:30 - 16:00
Food for Thought: The Protein Transformation
Przemek Obloj, Managing Partner Growth, Blue Horizon Corporation, GB
16:00 - 16:20
The Road Map for Research & Development 2025: Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
16:20 - 16:30
Summary & Closing
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
16:30 - 17:00
The Last Networking Break Meeting

September 28 - Day II - New Applications, Ingredients & Technologies

07:50 - 08:00
Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
08:00 - 08:25
Redefine Meat: Science and Technology and the Future of Food
Daniel Dikovsky, , Redefine Meat, IL
08:30 - 08:55
Fostering your Ground Breaking Path Forward to the Proteins of 2nd Generation
Dr. Denis Chéreau, General Manager, Improve, FR
09:00 - 09:25
Bridging the Texture Gap in Plant Based Food with Ingredient Solutions from Potato
Michael Finfrock, Business Manager, AVEBE, US
09:30 - 09:55
Clean label optimisation of plant-based products by application of fermentation technology
Martijn Bekker, Project Leader, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, NL
10:00 - 11:00
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carroussel
11:00 - 11:25
Membrane-Based Pea Protein Processing
Rodrigo Villas Boas, F&B Global Crossflow Product Manager, Pall Corporation, BR
11:30 - 11:55
How much of your innovation will you outsource in 3 years?!
Kevin Camphuis, Managing Director, ShakeUp Factory, FR
12:00 - 12:25
How to Produce a Meat or Fish Substitute made by Twin-Screw Extrusion
Julie Prost, Pilot Plant Manager and Process Engineer, Clextral, US
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carroussel
13:00 - 13:25
Addressing Flavor Challenges in Plant-Based Foods Through Advances in Deflavoring Technology
Matt Yurgec, Business Scientist and Manager, Global Dairy and Plant-Protein Applications, Ingredion, US
13:30 - 13:55
Recreating the Taste of Cheese
Panchali Chakraborty, Technical Director, Savory and Snacks, Givaudan Flavors Corporation, Givaudan, US
14:00 - 14:25
Changing Plant-Based Innovation with Two Almond Ingredients
Henry Hill, Experienced R&D Chef, Almond Board of California, US
14:30 - 15:00
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carroussel
15:00 - 15:30
A Roadmap for Canada’s Plant-Based Foods Sector
Bill Greuel, Chief Executive Officer, Protein Industries Canada, CA
15:30 - 16:00
Action Plan To Create A Distinctive Sustainability Advantage for Plant-Based Foods & Proteins: Panel Discussion
Denis Trémorin, Director Sustainability, Pulse Canada, CA
Tim McGreevy, CEO, USA Pulses, US
Steve Savell, Director, External Affairs & Sustainability, Summit + Expo Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Americas 2021, US
16:00 - 16:30
Serving the Consumer with Natural and Local Products?
Clint Johnson, Director, R&D, Conagra, US
Carolina Garcia, Research Scientist, Sigma Alimentos, MX
Monjur Hossen, Principal Product Development Scientist, Kellogg’s, US
16:30 - 16:40
Summary & Closing
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
16:40 - 17:00
The Last Networking Break Meeting

September 29 - Day III - Startup Acceleration

07:50 - 08:00
Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
08:00 - 08:50
Precision Fermentation Innovations from: The Protein Brewery (NL), De Novo Dairy (SA), Fybraworks Foods (US), Mycovation (SG), Zero Cow Factory (IN)
Robert Boer, Program Director, Blue Horizon Corporation, CH
Sejal Ravji, Director Pascual Innoventures, Pascual, ES
08:55 - 09:50
New Proteins! New Oat, Insect, Barley, Rubisco & Block Chain Solutions from: The Leaf Protein Co. (AU), GrainFrac (CA), Roslin Technologies (UK), Connecting Food (FR), Sibö (NL)
Karra-Lee Gerrits, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Protein Industries Canada, CA
Laura Clark, Entrepreneurship Specialist, Good Food Institute (GFI), AF
09:50 - 10:30
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel
10:30 - 10:55
Plant-based as a Reflection of Modern Wellness Culture
Laurie Demeritt, Owner & CEO, The Hartman Group, Inc., US
11:00 - 11:45
New Consumer Brand Propositions in Snacks, Dairy-Free Milks & Egg-Free from: Rainfed Foods (CA), N.ovo Holdings BR), Confetti Snacks (SG), Pri's Puddings (UK)
Nicolas Meneses, Accelerating Startups | Sustainable Food Systems Vertical Lead, Masschallenge, CH
11:50 - 12:15
Process Technology Solutions for Texture Development
Rafael Alvarenga, Sales Engineer - Food & Industrial Products, Wenger, BR
12:20 - 13:00
New Consumer Brand Propositions in Fish-Free, Meat-Free & Dairy-Free from: Revo Foods (AT), Eighth Day Foods (AU), Patch Organics (US), Innomy (ES), Plant Squad (MX)
Kitty Liang, Venture Capitalist, Big Idea Ventures, US
Juliana Green, Senior Associate, Unovis Asset Management & New Crop Capital, US
13:00 - 13:10
Summary & Closing
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
13:10 - 14:00
Networking Break Meeting with 1-on-1 Video Chat Business Meetings & Speed Dating Carrousel