FIA Food for the Future Summit 2020: Innovation for Sustainability

Mark it down. The FIA Food for the Future Summit 2020 will spotlight Innovation for Sustainability. Will you be there?

Following the success of the FIA Food for the Future Summit in 2019, the c-suite industry conference will return on 23 April 2020 under the theme of “Innovation for Sustainability”.

The FIA Food for the Future Summit 2020 will convene senior executives and decision-makers from leading multinational food and beverage (F&B) brands, food innovators, government and national industry bodies, academia, and experts from international organisations from the region and further afield.

FIA Executive Director Matt Kovac said, “The food and agriculture industry is facing many significant challenges, which is why it is so important to have constructive debates about how we are collectively addressing those. I’m looking forward to learning more about how multinationals, SMEs, start-ups and innovators as well as NGOs and government are seizing opportunities and leveraging technology to create a more sustainable industry.”

With supply chain success beginning with the optimisation of the upstream supply chain, key issues to be covered will cut across the entire agri-food supply chain from pre-production activities to post-consumption, and include topics such as:

“At this year’s summit, more than 650 industry leaders and disruptors across the supply chain attended, and we are expecting more participants from industry and the public sector next year. The summit will also showcase innovations from some of the most exciting start-ups from Asia Pacific, Africa, U.S. and Europe,” said Mr Kovac.

In partnership with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network, FIA will be bringing the finalists of the Global SUN Pitch Competition to the stage of the FIA Food for the Future Summit 2020. These innovative SMEs from across Asia and Africa will showcase their disruptive and commercially viable solutions aimed towards improving the availability of affordable nutritious foods.

Confirmed speakers include representatives from Cargill, Danone, DSM, Mondelēz International, World Wildlife Fund, Givaudan, IKEA, Kerry, Omnivore, Future of Nutrition, TATA Trusts, Avant Meats, Suntory, Hazel Technologies, Futurity Food and Massey University, who will be debating, sharing insights and charting the direction for the future of food.

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FIA was founded in July 2010 by a group of leading food and beverage companies. From our base in Singapore, we seek to enhance the industry's role as a trusted partner in the development of science-based policy in the region. FIA provides an important hub for advocacy and debate. We bring together the food industry's most senior business leaders to champion initiatives that promote sustainable growth and support regional policies that deliver harmonised results.