16th Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit
Europe 2020

13-14 October 2020, starts at 9:00 am CEST

Unique Virtual Live Video Networking Summit!

300 delegates
20 Hrs Thought Leading Speakers & Panels
20 Hrs Networking Breaks with Business Meetings & Live Chats
200 speed dating sessions


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The Virtual 16th Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Europe 2020 has ended successfully!

We enjoyed:  
20+ hours of Presentations & Panel Discussions with Live Chats
20+ hours of Networking Breaks with live meeting chats with speakers, panel members, delegates, suppliers, customers, and exhibitors
200+ speed dating sessions

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Thought Leading Presentations, Engaging Panel Discussions & Great Networking!

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In case you couldn´t attend the summit or you missed any of the presentations, you can still order the recordings and presentations for EUR 499. Check below

13 October


8:55 Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Bridge2Food, NL
8:55 9:15 The European Green Deal Research Agenda & Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem: A Road Map for 2025
Gerard Klein Essink, Bridge2Food, NL
9:15 9:40 The Plant-Based Foods Industry Perspective: Opportunities & Challenges
Sue Garfitt, European Plant-Based Foods Association, BE
9:40 10:05 Trends & Developments in Plant-Based in Food Service
Ronald Fabian, Head of Food Business EMENA, Nestlé Professional, CH
10:05 10:30 Moving the Plant-Based Foods Needle: Panel Discussion
Vinciane Patelou, European Plant-Based Foods Association, BE, Siska Pottie and Ronald Fabian, Nestlé Professional, CH
11:00 11:25 Plant-forward: If you think you can do it alone, you’re not thinking big enough
Carla Hilhorst, Unilever, NL
11:25 11:50 H2 Razor-sharp Position your Plant-based Brand: Health vs Sustainability vs Taste?!
Maurice Palmen, Beautiful Lives, NL
11:50 12:15 The Green Deal: A Farm to Fork Strategy for a Fair, Healthy and Environmentally-friendly Food System
Peter Jongebloed, Wageningen University & Research, NL
12:15 12:40 True Pricing for Animal and Plant-based Products
Jeroom Remmers, True Animal Protein Price (TAPP) Coalition, NL
13:30 13:55 The Outlook of Plant Protein Production in Europe: Panel Discussion
Silke Boger, European Commission (DG AGRI), BE and Matthias Kroen, Donau Soja, AU
13:55 14:20 How Science can Accelerate the Protein Transition?!
Sjoukje Heimovaara, Wageningen University & Research, NL
14:20 14:55 The Protein Transition – How to Move Forward? Panel Discussion
Bram Meijer, Beyond Meat, NL, Henrik Lund, Naturli’ Foods, DK and Edwin Bark, Plant & Bean, UK
15:50 16:15 The Canadian Pulse Innovation Value Added Programme
Chris Anderson, Protein Industries Canada, CA
16:15 16:40 What Scale-Ups & Start-Ups Will Do ….: Panel Discussion
Marc Coloma, Heura Foods, ES, Brad VanStone, Willicroft, NL and Dirk Herrmann-Bürk, Simply V, DE
16:40 17:05 The Outlook of Private Equity: How to Can Accelerate The Transition?! – Panel Discussion
Dan Altschuler Malek, Unovis Asset Management & New Crop Capital, US, Rob Leclerc, AgFunder, US and Andrew Ive, Big Idea Ventures, US
17:05 17:15 Summary & Closing
Gerard Klein Essink, Bridge2Food, NL
14 October
8:50 9:00 Welcome & Opening Summit Chair
Gerard Klein Essink, Bridge2Food, NL
9:00 9:15 Global Plant-Based Foods EcoSystem: A Road Map for 2025
Gerard Klein Essink, Bridge2Food, NL
9:15 9:45 Co-creating the Future with Plant-based Innovations- Nordic Insights
Laura Gil Martens, AM Nutrition, NO and Helle Nedergaard, Nisco ApS, DK
9:45 10:15 Formulation of Tasty & Sustainable Plant-Based Foods with Textured Wheat Protein
Olivier Chevalier, Beneo, BE
10:15 10:45 Plant Based Meat Analog
Sylvie  Brunel, Clextral, FR
11:30 12:00 New Texture Solutions for Plant-based Dairy Alternatives
Meleknur Tüzün, Dairy & Plant Based Dairy, AVEBE, NL
12:00 12:30 Perfecting Plant-based Meat Alternatives – Improve the Taste, Texture and Nutritional Value of your Meat Alternatives!
Gilbert Verschelling, DSM, NL
12:30 12:55 Green Leaf Proteins from Farm to Plate
Laurice Pouvreau, Wageningen University & Research, NL
12:55 13:20 Panel on Plant-Based Food Innovation: Clean Label, Naturally Processed or Ultra Processed?
Emma Lewis, Nomad Foods, UK and Varun Khanna, Sabra USA, US
14:10 14:40 IP Supply Chain and Importance of Traceability
Chris Crawford, Scoular, US
14:40 15:10 Lentil 2025: The Grand Plan!
Janelle Courcelles, Pulse Canada, CA
15:10 15:40 Culinary Influence in the Plant-based World – The Top Trends & their Impact
Andreea Tolea, Givaudan, CH and Lucas Huber, Givaudan, CH
16:40 17:10 Bridging the Gap – Texturizing Plant-based and Combinatorial Proteins
Natasa Taseski, Wenger, US
17:10 17:40 Bringing your “A” Game to Creating Enticing Plant-based Meat Alternatives
Tammi Higgins, Lycored, US
17:40 18:05 Panel on Meat-Free Innovations?! Grand Meat-Free Challenges
Stefania Bellaio, M-Industries, CH, Dan Garland, Hain Daniels, UK and Patrick Lesueur, Bonduelle, FR
18:05 18:30 The Canadian Pulse Innovation Value Added Programme
Chris Anderson, Protein Industries Canada, CA
18:30 18:40 Summary & Closing
Gerard Klein Essink, Bridge2Food, NL


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