Exhibition
Plant-Based Foods & Proteins
Americas 2021

13-14 April 2021, starts at 7:00 am CST (Chicago Time)

Meet Plant-Based Foods & Protein Buyers!
100+ Exhibitors | 500+ Participants | >1,500 Speed Dating Sessions | > 2,500 1-on-1 Business Meetings

Programme

April 13

09:00 - 09:30
How to boost your innovation with startups
Jan Meiling, Managing Director, StartLife, NL
Caroline Bijkerk, Global Partnerships Manager, StartLife, NL
09:30 - 10:00
Excelling in Acceleration: The Israeli Business Case
Amir Zaidman, VP Business Development, The KitchenHub FoodTech Hub, IL
10:00 - 10:30
Meat-Free Innovations: True Colors to Reflect the Great Taste of your Meat-free Products
Elaine Lee, Application Manager, Lycored, AF
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Caroussel
10:30 - 11:00
Q&A Sourcing in New Ingredients, Technologies, Development & Research: How can the European Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem help?
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
11:00 - 11:30
Meat-Free Innovations: Improve the taste, texture and nutritional value of your meat alternatives
Gilbert Verschelling, Director Business Development and Innovation for Savory, DSM, NL
Jennifer McManus, Manager, DSM, US
12:00 - 12:30
Dairy-Free Round Table: DSM, your partner for plant-based dairy alternatives
Michele McKinney, Account Manager, DSM, US
Jesse Beam, Technical Manager, DSM, US
12:30 - 13:00
Networking Caroussel
13:00 - 13:30
Meat-Free Round Table: Looking at plant-based meat alternatives? How to kick-start your market entry
Rafael Alvarenga, Sales Engineer - Food & Industrial Products, Wenger, BR
13:30 - 14:00
Leveraging Innovative Tools to Research, Track and Promote Plant Based Innovations at Retail
Jeff Doucette, General Manager, Field Agent, CA
14:00 - 14:30
Meat-Free Round Table: Evolving Protein Alternatives and Color Challenges
Meredith Downey, Sales Manager, Lycored, US
14:30 - 15:00
Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
15:00 - 15:30
Extrusion applications for sustainable food production and resource valorization
Natasa Taseski, Process Technologist Food & Industrial Products Division, Wenger, US
15:30 - 16:30
Networking Caroussel

April 14

09:00 - 09:30
Q&A Sourcing in New Ingredients, Technologies, Development & Research: How can the LATAM Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem Help?
Javier Berterreche, Business Development Manager, Bridge2Food, AF
09:30 - 10:00
Innovation with Nordic Crops: The Finnish Example
Mirva Lampinen, Co-Creation Manager, VTT, FI
10:00 - 10:30
Meat-Free Innovations: Value Added Shelf Life Stability Studies
Jose Acosta, Application Manager, Lycored, US
10:00 - 11:00
Networking Caroussel
10:30 - 11:00
Open Innovation for Sustainable Impact: Linking industries from Energy, Water, and Agriculture
Philipp Hasler, Investment Director, Emerald Technology Ventures, CH
11:00 - 11:30
Cooking session - Delicious, Nutritious & Sustainable Foods with mycoprotein
Andrew Beasley, Commercial Director, 3F BIO, GB
Michael Kilkie, Head of Culinary, 3F BIO, GB
11:30 - 12:00
The opportunities in alternative protein
Andrew D. Ive, Founder & General Managing Partner, Big Idea Ventures, US
12:00 - 12:30
Disrupting the Protein Sector: Emerging Technologies
José Luis Cabañero, CEO / President / VP, Eatable Adventures, ES
12:30 - 13:00
Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem
Gerard Klein Essink, Founder & CEO, Bridge2Food, NL
13:00 - 13:30
Fish-Free Innovations: Crafting a winning recipe in plant-based alternative protein products
Mark Austin, Global Business Development Manager - Clean Label and Culinary Foods, DSM, NL
13:30 - 14:00
Networking Caroussel
13:30 - 14:00
Q&A Sourcing in New Ingredients, Technologies, Development & Research: How can the North-American Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem Help?
Javier Berterreche, Business Development Manager, Bridge2Food, AF
14:00 - 14:30
Bridging the gap: Texturizing plant-based and hybrid proteins
Natasa Taseski, Process Technologist Food & Industrial Products Division, Wenger, US
14:30 - 15:00
Building a cutting edge ecosystem to boost food innovation in Latin America
Paulo Silveira, Director, FoodTech Hub Brazil, BR
15:00 - 15:30
The Unovis Asset Managementl Outlook on Plant-Based
Dan Y. Altschuler Malek, Managing Partner, Unovis Asset Management & New Crop Capital, US