The Future of Protein Production Summit Is Back to Unveil the Latest Solutions to Scale Up and Commercialize Alternative Protein

  • More than 80 speakers will be presenting at the online Summit on 21/22/23  February 2023, featuring a Startup Pitch Symposium with 18 startups and  eight panel discussions  
  • Groundbreaking technologies will be discussed and stealth companies  unveiled in cultivated meat, fermentation and plant-based innovation Over 750 delegates expected to benefits from +20 hours of mission-critical  content, available live and on-demand 

London, UK, 30 January 2023 – Future-Proof Group Media, the creator of industry-leading  B2B networks focusing on emerging technologies to help companies as they transition to  more sustainable practices, is pleased to confirm its final agenda for the upcoming Future of  Protein Production Summit, taking place virtually on 21/22/23 February 2023. The world’s  biggest online conference for the sector will bring together the entire alternative proteins  value chain to debate and discuss the latest solutions to help scale and commercialize  sustainable future protein. 

Following the success of the inaugural online conference in March 2022, the organizer has  worked once again with an Expert Advisory Board to curate a program that spotlights all of  the key challenges for the alternative proteins sector. Session themes at the three-day event  include ‘Investment’, ‘Consumer & Policy’, ‘Scaling Production’, ‘Ingredients’, ‘Production &  Processing Technologies’, ‘Sustainability of Products & Production’ and ‘Supply Chain &  Infrastructure’. 

According to Sebastian Sbuttoni, Conference Director, more than 300 applications were  received to speak at the second event, which sets a record for Future-Proof Group Media.  “The interest this year has been extraordinary,” he confirms. “As we are a virtual event, we  do not prohibit speakers (or delegates) from participating due to time commitments, travel,  budget, availability,” he continues. “And because of that we can handpick from a global pool  of speakers and as such we are able to put together the very best agenda in the alternative  proteins industry.” 

On Day 1 (21 February 2023), standout speakers include keynote Jennifer Stojkovic, author  of The Future of Food is Female and Founder of the Vegan Women Summit, Eric Schulze,  VP of Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at UPSIDE Foods, which recent received the  lauded ‘No Questions Letter’ from the Food and Drug Administration (USA), Diana  Rucinschi, EIC Fund Investment Advisor at EISMEA, Louis Magaldi-Charles, Investor at Five  Seasons and Leonard Chong, Scientific Fellow at Big Idea Ventures. From a regulatory 

standpoint, delegates will be eager to hear from Jason Dietz, Senior Policy Analyst (CFSAN  Biotechnology Coordinator) from the FDA. “Having UPSIDE Foods and FDA on the same  day is a bit of a coup, given the seismic importance of last November’s UPSIDE  announcement,” confirms Sbuttoni. 

Growing the alternative proteins sector requires a whole lot more than merely developing  and successfully marketing new and appetizing products. It is about creating a new industry  at a global scale from the ground up, and entirely changing the protein industry’s supply  chain, institutions, and infrastructure.  

This is addressed on Day 2 (22 February 2023) of the Summit. Companies involved in  alternative proteins need to dramatically expand production capacity, so technologies and  business models to achieve that will be a focus of attention. Speakers include Tim  Geistlinger, Chief Scientific Officer of Perfect Day, Dr Michael Betz, Head of Food  Technology & Industry Sector Management at Handtmann, Geoff Bryant, CTO of Calysta,  Ryan Kromhaut, Manager Global Industry Division F&B at Krohne, Po Bronson, General  Partner at Indie Bio, and Peter Rowe, CEO & Co-founder of Deep Branch. 

Day 3 (23 February 2023) doesn’t drop in quality, Sbuttoni points out, with speakers from  Aleph Farms (Kevin Benmoussa, EVP & CFO), Gourmey (Nicolas Morin-Forest, CEO),  McDonald’s (Joanna Lepore, Global Director Foresight & Exploration), ProVeg Incubator  (Divya Murthy, Senior Investment Manager), Cellular Agriculture Europe (Robert E. Jones,  President) and GAIA (Simcha Nyssen, Project Manager).  

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