Food Tech Summit Agenda 2022

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10:00
  1. Al Multaqua Ballroom
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
10:40
  1. KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    10 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    Supporting the global food industry to leverage manufacturing in the UAE
11:35
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: AFRICA – PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    55 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • With the current geo-political landscape and looming food inflation, leading African nations can be the alternative market for raw material sourcing, processing and manufacturing set up
    • Leveraging worldwide connectivity via Africa-UAE Trade Expressway for global exports
    • Moving closer to consumption markets to reduce supply chain length, lowering product costs
12:45
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    60 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • Adapting to rising energy costs and the urgent need for regulatory reforms ·
    • Alleviating raw material shortages through diversification strategies 
    • Addressing the challenges of labour shortages, local talent sourcing and training & development initiatives
    •  Reducing time to market by shortening supply chain length, optimising operations by increasing traceability
13:45
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    45 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • Predicting and planning for future flash points, black swan events and political, policy & regulatory uncertainties 
    • Adapting to lead time dilemmas caused by chip shortages, market closures and indefinite delays
    • Macro level effect of the 3C's (Covid, Climate Change & Conflict) and the exacerbated challenges of market entry and operational risk management
    • Mitigating micro level risks with knowledge of local communities, land acquisition legalities, local infrastructure and distribution network maturity
14:30
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: INDIA – KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    The Indian food processing industry has cumulatively attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflow of about US$ 2.55 billion between April 2000-March 2022 (DPITT).  The Indian agricultural sector is predicted to increase to US$ 24 billion by 2025. Indian food and grocery market is the world’s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70% of the sales. As per the second advance estimates, foodgrain production in India is estimated to be 316.06 MT in FY 2021-22. (IBEF) 

15:15
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: INDIA - FIRESIDE CHAT
    30 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • Highly skilled & economical workforce, liberal foreign direct investment policies can empower food manufacturers to beat food inflation challenges and grow    
    • Investing in the India-Middle East food eco-system is a no-brainer with India’s agriculture & manufacturing strength combined with Middle East’s power of high-quality processing factories with global connectivity 
15:45
  1. PRESENTATION
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • Food Manufacturers can save tax and hasten go-to-market strategy with MSG, Sugar, Salt and Fat replacements
    • Introducing alternatives in your products without impacting product quality and consumer taste
16:05
  1. PRESENTATION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    25 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • Adapting reformulation strategies to the public health challenges
    • Addressing the emerging consumer trends for healthier choices
16:30
  1. PRESENTATION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    30 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    The greening disease affecting the citrus trees disrupted the whole citrus supply chain in the world. The crops are reducing the yield, the fruit size and the quality of taste are not consistent. There is an urgency in having new sustainable ingredients that could help create products with a clean label and authentic profiles.

    Hear from the global leader in taste and well-being ingredients, on the breakthrough technologies that are helping manufacturers produce great citrus-based products without using citrus as raw materials.

17:15
  1. Al Multaqua Ballroom
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
08:30
  1. Al Multaqua Ballroom
    30 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
       
10:30
  1. Opening Key Note Address
    10 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    With a series of giga projects to diversify the economy beyond oil and gas to attract the world, a robust local food production eco-system is an untapped potential for F&B manufacturers Saudi Arabia’s ...
10:40
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA – PANEL DISCUSSION
    50 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    In light of the growing threat of food security, KSA are taking active steps toward implementing and developing the core and supporting factors necessary to build successful, secure and sustainable food production systems. The Milling Company 3 is one of the largest milling companies in KSA and has high production and quality standards to meet to be a major pillar in the Kingdom’s Food Security objectives. Siemens and ASM are supporting Milling Company 3 on their Digital Transformation journey, by integrating innovative technology to optimize production, maintain food quality while minimizing costs. 

11:50
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA - PRESENTATION
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Innovation in the plant-based space has evolved dramatically to significantly change what plant alternatives mean to consumers globally and in KSA. To adapt to this dynamic category, Kerry launched a proprietary research to identify the driving factors that will shape the plant alternatives landscape in KSA. Join our discussion on the future of meat alternatives in the region where we will discuss:

    • Consumer perspectives influencing the future of meat alternatives
    • KSA meat alternative innovation matrix

    And catch our fireside chat with Duncan Maylon, Development Director of NEOM, who will share the company's vision for building a strong ecosystem for a healthier world.

12:30
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA - PRESENTATION
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    One of the biggest providers of fresh value-added poultry and other meat products, animal feed & health products and a fast-food brand franchise operator

12:45
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    60 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Hear from the key stakeholders of the food systems on building sustainable food value chains of the future that solve critical issues

    • The emerging potential of 5PL and how integrated supply chains can bring more control over costs through visibility
    • Importance of end-to-end traceability to monitor, optimise and track food wastage and improve food safety · Encouraging local production to reduce food miles & carbon footprint and increase agility & food security
    • How retailers can help manufacturers to drive operational efficiency of the food value chain to bring down the cost to the consumer
13:45
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    30 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Hear from sustainability champions across the value chain on what this means in terms of cost savings and profits in a difficult economy. Understand the benefits of building a stronger brand value proposition as a responsible company to appeal to the changing planet-conscious consumers of today.  

14:15
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    30 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    The global crisis has pushed the limits of incoming cashflow. How can sustainability linked finance be leveraged to kill 2 birds with one stone? A new source of financing is now available where traditional sources are becoming tougher given the unabating global crisis. The funds are not restricted at the end-use level and provides the flexibility one needs with the current market volatilities. This is helping many organisations to start adopting sustainable practices with an attractive incentive for both borrower and investor. Hear from sustainable finance leads from the region on how organisations can leverage sustainability-linked financing models in the midst of current market volatilities. 

15:30
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    40 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    Addressing this question, we will speak about the benefit of plant-based food chain in upstream (land, time, yield) and downstream: processing. We will share facts, based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to address the question of whether (and how much) environmental benefit might be obtained by shifting the food consumption toward plant-based food.
16:10
  1. Presentation
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Hear from a path-breaking company revolutionising alternative protein production to address food security and supply chain disruptions in a sustainable and planet-friendly manner with single cell protein – micro-algae

16:30
  1. Presentation
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Here from a leading start-up from Singapore on how Manufacturers, Investors, Food companies and Governments can come together to establish a secure future of food by 2050 and what Shiok Meats is doing to achieve in this regard. 

16:50
  1. Presentation
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    The shift in consumer mindsets is driving new demands for new ingredients. How can food manufacturers and ingredient manufacturers work closely to adapt to these changing trends and always deliver enjoyable experiences to their customers aligned to their customers value demands.

17:10
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    30 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • Fermentation is now an answer to preserve as well as feed the planet better
    • The link between fermentation and human health has become stronger lead by consumer research · Improving the nutritional profile of food products through microbiomes
09:00
  1. Al Multaqua Ballroom
    60 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
10:00
  1. Al Multaqua Ballroom
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
10:35
  1. MOU SIGNING
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    10 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    MOU between Food Tech Valley and the International Islamic Food Processing Association (IFPA)

10:45
  1. PRESENTATION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Open Platform for OOIC Trade and Investment Opportunities in AgriFood

11:00
  1. TERRITORY INSIGHTS: CENTRAL ASIA & OIC
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    45 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    IFPA as a full subsidiary of IOFS aims to foster B2B cooperation among all OIC member countries by facilitating trade and investment, allowing every company in the agri-food sector of OIC / IOFS geography to contribute to Food Security issues and communicate with each other by establishing value-added supply chains.

11:45
  1. PANEL DISCUSSION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    60 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing
    • How to resolve transactional disputes while changing custody of ownership of goods between business
    • How to prove the end-to-end provenance of the final product from the source final customer 
    • Optimising the varied complexities associated with a long opaque supply chain
12:45
  1. PRESENTATION
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    20 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

    Hear from a leading flavour and ingredient manufacturer on the accelerated trends in amplifying consumer experiences, omni-present health and wellbeing, and planet-first solutions

13:45
  1. Presentation
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

     

    • Using AI and fragrance manipulation to create hit flavours for new products 
    • Cut lead time in research and product development
14:15
  1. TECHNICAL CASE STUDY
    Al Multaqua Ballroom
    15 mins
    • Gulfood Manufacturing

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