Thursday November 29 Agenda

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Thursday November 29: Nutrition, Health, Protein and the Future of Food Morning

9.00
How Singapore is Building a Unique Innovation Ecosystem to Tackle the Challenges of Food and Nutrition in Asia - And the Role of Venture Capital

Speakers:

Kenneth Lee, Senior Partner, NEW PROTEIN CAPITAL, Singapore
A/Prof Ralph Graichen, Director, Food Nutrition & Consumer Care Cluster, A*STAR, Singapore

9.15
Ingredient Innovation for Nutrition and Health Targeted at Consumers in Southeast Asia
  • How does the culturally embedded concept of food as medicine influence market opportunities in Southeast Asia for companies making innovative ingredients?
  • What innovation is taking place to develop ingredients that make foods healthier, while still being convenient, delicious and affordable for a Southeast Asian consumer?
  • Given the rising prevalence of diabetes, obesity and age-related disorders in Southeast Asia, what ingredient innovation is taking place to promote healthy ageing and reduce sugar consumption while retaining desirable taste and texture?

Session Chair:
Nardev Ramanathan, Analyst, LUX RESEARCH, Singapore

Speakers:
Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Director, CLINICAL NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTRE, Singapore
Yen Ling Low, Site Director, ABBOTT, Singapore
Reshmi Rajendran, Director, Precision Nutrition D-Lab, DANONE NUTRICIA, Singapore

10.00
Case Study: Innovations in Flavour to Deliver Healthier Foods that are Delicious / Desirable to the Southeast Asian Consumer

Speaker:
Magnus Bergkvist, Open Innovation Lead, THAI UNION, Thailand

10.15
Networking Coffee Break
10.45
Meeting Demand for Plant-Based Proteins: Which Products are Set to Soar?
  • What are the market opportunities for plant-based alternatives to animal products in Southeast Asia as demand for meat and milk grows?
  • How do plant proteins compare nutritionally with animal proteins’ nutritional efficiency and completeness, and what innovation is taking place to make them more compelling alternatives?
  • How can these novel protein sources be produced in a scalable way and fit in existing value chains, so that they can compete with more ‘traditional’ protein sources?

Session Chair:
Michael Klar, Plant-based angel investor, Singapore

Speakers:
Rebecca Lian, Distinguished Fellow, WILMAR, Singapore
Tony Payne, Technical Director, Southeast Asia, ADM, Singapore
Xun Wang, President & CEO, TRITON ALGAE SOLUTIONS,USA
Anthony Tiarks, Chairman & CEO, PARABEL, USA
Jerome Pagnier, Director of Food & Beverage, GRAND HYATT, Singapore
Julie Mann, Global Plant Protein Manager, INGREDION, USA

11.30
Technology Showcase

Four selected start-ups present their food technology solutions in seven-minute pitches to a panel of investors and the summit audience.

12.15
Networking Lunch

Thursday November 29: Nutrition, Health, Protein and the Future of Food Afternoon

13.15
From Start-Up to Scale-Up: Creating a Culture of Collaboration
  • What collaboration is already occurring in the food-tech landscape in Southeast Asia to push innovative products onto the market?
  • How are food manufacturers and retailers further looking to collaborate with start-ups and how can this be facilitated?
  • What lessons can be learned from successful food-tech incubators and accelerators, locally and globally, in scaling practices up?

Session Chair:
Matt Kovac, Executive Director, FOOD INDUSTRY ASIA, Singapore

Speakers:
Bonnie Susilo, CEO, FOODLAB INDONESIA, Indonesia
Christine Pitt, Founder & CEO, ROCKETSEEDER, Australia
Amir Zaidman, Co-Founder, THE KITCHEN, Israel
Kulika Chomvong, Researcher Scientist, BIOTEC & Co-Founder, SUGARLOGIX, Thailand

14.00
Clean/Cultured Animal Products
  • With the “Clean Meat” sector growing rapidly, and larger players entering the space, what are the latest technology breakthroughs and how soon can we expect this industry to scale?
  • What are the potential market opportunities for lab-grown meat, fish and milk in Southeast Asia, particularly in urban environments? Are there any foreseeable barriers to customer acceptance and how can these be overcome?
  • What investment is needed to scale up the production of these products to help bring them to the market and make them widely affordable?

Session Chair:
Alex Kopelyan, Programme Director & Partner, INDIEBIO, USA

Speakers:
Michael Selden, CEO & Co-Founder, FINLESS FOODS, USA
Rom Kshuk, CEO, FUTURE MEAT TECHNOLOGIES, Israel
Sandhya Sriram, CEO & Co-Founder, SHIOK MEATS, Singapore
Elaine Siu, Managing Director, China, GOOD FOOD INSTITUTE, China
Yuki Hanyu, CEO, INTEGRICULTURE, Japan

14.45
Networking Coffee Break
15.15
How Could New Distribution and E-Commerce Models Fast-Track Adoption of Innovative Foods and Ingredients by Consumers in Southeast Asia?
  • How can the growth of online grocery and food delivery services in Asia fast-track adoption of innovative foods and ingredients?
  • What patterns have we seen in China and India, and to what extent are these likely to be replicated across Asia as a whole?
  • What opportunities does Southeast Asia present for international food-tech startups to gain traction before expanding globally?

Session Chair:
Gary Scattergood, Editor in Chief, FOOD NAVIGATOR-ASIA, Singapore

Speaker:
Hian Goh, Founding Partner, OPENSPACE VENTURES, Singapore
Tomaso Rodriguez, VP, Head of GrabFood, GRAB, Singapore

16.00
Case Studies: New Technologies to Reduce Food Waste and Loss
  • What new technologies are helping to overcome the major pain points for food waste and loss in the food supply chain in Southeast Asia?
  • How are leading food processors converting waste and biproducts into resources such biofuels, fertilisers and animal feed?
  • What is the business case for reducing food waste and loss? What are the incentives for farmers and companies, and how can new solutions be made cost-effective?

Speaker:
Klanarong Sriroth, Director, MITRPHOL SUGAR CO. LTD., Thailand

16.45
New Models for Corporate Innovation and Venturing in Food-Tech in Southeast Asia
  • How are the world’s leading food brands targeting consumers in Southeast Asia?
  • How are changing consumer preferences shaping both internal R&D strategies and external partnerships and investments?
  • What does a successful open innovation strategy look like, and what is the best model for collaboration between food brands and start-ups?
  • What is the vision for the future agri-food supply chain in the region and what will it take us to get there?

Session Chair:
Ping Chew, Managing Director, Regional Head of Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Asia, RABOBANK, Singapore

Speaker:
Vorapat (Ben) Chavananikul, Director and Managing Director, SINGHA VENTURES, Thailand
George Graham, VP, Mars Advanced Research Institute, MARS, Singapore

17.30
Summit Concludes


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