The FoodTech conferences in 2022 listed below are a great opportunity to not only align your business with the market demands but to network with like thinkers and present your ideas to the world. There is no better pointer to industry trends than conferences. As a remnant of the recent world situation, many of these events can still be attended online, which can prove a great advantage for busy entrepreneurs or startups on a budget.
This list is regularly updated to mark FoodTech events that have passed as well as include any new announcements.
|Date||Name||Location||Online or in person||Subtopic|
|Anuga Foodtec||Cologne, Germany||Hybrid||Industry 4.0: digitalization of the production|
Anuga Foodtec is hosted every 3 years and is the hotspot for the global food and beverage industry, its suppliers, visionaries, and decision-makers in the field. The conference and fair are divided into eight sections, namely food packaging, digitalization, food processing, environment & energy, safety & analytics, science & pioneering, automation, and intralogistics.
|Rethinking Materials 2022||London, UK||In person||Innovation in plastics & packaging|
The Rethinking Materials 2022 conference strives to connect the sustainable materials value chain. The event, based on intelligent debate and targeted networking, will take a deep dive into the viability of new technology and “next-generation” materials, the routes to scaling up, and cross-sector applications in packaging, food & beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and more.
|Bridge2Food Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Americas||Chicago, US||In person||Plant-based foods market|
Bridge2Food Americas is a 3-in-1 summit, answering the questions of how to capitalize on the opportunities the plant-based foods market offers, and how to tackle the challenges of sustainability, affordability, and investment. The three tracks it covers are consumer & industry challenges, delicious food innovations, and sustainable process innovations.
|FoodHack Summit 2022||Lausanne, Switzerland||In person||Innovation, startups|
The FoodHack event promises to bring together the world’s best and brightest food tech founders, leaders, and innovators. Some topics that will be covered involve climate change pressures, food chain innovations, the future of cultivated meat, clean label growth, investment trends in food tech, and more.
|Food 4 Future World Summit||Bilbao, Spain||In person||Processing, packaging, industry 4.0, automation…|
Food4Future will bring together professionals in the food industry and its value chains to discuss and showcase the latest food technology applications, robotics and automation, data technology, and processing techniques. The event also aims to be a platform for discovering trends in the food industry, healthy eating, and sustainable food production.
|F&A Next||Wageningen Campus, Netherlands||Hybrid||Transformation of global food systems|
F&A Next promises to be the meeting point for investors and food & agriculture startups. The event consists of presentations and panels, startup and scale-up propositions on stage, and casual networking. The theme for this year’s 7th edition is the transformation of global food systems – focusing on regenerative farming, the future of proteins, emerging markets, and changing consumer preferences.
|International Conference on Agriculture Sciences, Food, and Farming Technology||London, UK||In person||Advancing biotechniques and agriculture sciences|
This conference, which brings together academia and business, will be focused on exploring new trends in the fields of agriculture and food. Its panels, lectures, and networking will be joining academicians with private sector players. The event aims to provide a premier technical forum for expressing and learning about advanced research and developments, as well as for launching new applications, and technologies and exploring new trends in the field of plant genomics.
|June 1-3||Sweden Foodtech BigMeet||Stockholm, Sweden||In person||Key actors in the private sector, government, and grassroots initiatives|
The Big Meet is an annual food-tech “un-conference” bringing together food tech companies, entrepreneurs, scientists, and athletes from around the world. The event is organized by Sweden Foodtech, one of the main thought leaders in the Nordic and European food tech ecosystem. This year’s event will be focusing mainly on the transformation of food value chain and provide a base for strategic re-thinking, entrepreneurship, science, and consumer patterns.
|June 14-15||Food Innovate Milan||Milan, Italy||In person|
The 20th Annual World Food Innovate Summit strives to provide inspiration for food technology innovation. Speakers and panelists from distinguished brands in the industry will be sharing ideas on how to distinguish new food products in a saturated market, achieve a cleaner label, discover, and define the latest trends in consumer behavior and buying patterns, plan product life-cycle journey, and align products with shifting consumer trends.
|June 20-22||Bridge2Food Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Europe||Netherlands||In person||Plant-based food markets|
The European branch of the Bridge2Food Summit covers the same topics as the American one described above but brings another track into play – value chain & research investments. The topic of discussion will also be the research & government strategies on plant-based foods.
|June 21-22||Future Foodtech Alternative Proteins||New York, US||In person||Alt proteins|
The Future Foodtech Alternative Proteins conference is going to connect global food leaders to map out the future of protein. Some of the important topics the event will cover are how to turn a science project into a business, improving fermentation capacity and reducing costs, financing the food of the future, cultured meat, alternative proteins investment trends, and much more.
|June 28-29||World Agritech South America Summit||São Paulo, Brazil||Hybrid||Agri-food|
The World Agritech conference will bring together the most influential growers, agribusinesses, food corporates, startups, investors, and government agencies to shine a spotlight on South America’s growing agri-food innovation ecosystem. Some issues that will be tackled include sustainable agriculture, digital transformation, AgriFinTech, supply chain traceability, and online marketplaces.
|August 22-23||International Conference on Food Science and Nutrition||Paris, France||In person|
This conference on Food Science and Nutrition aims to cover both the scientific and academic topics of food science and nutrition-related area. The attendees are promised to learn about how leading technologies and techniques affect food science researchers, about workflows & protocols needed for the best results in food science labs, and novel applications and case studies in the field of food and nutrition science.
|August 30-September 1||Industrializing Cultivated Meats & Seafood||San Francisco, US||In person||Cell-based meats, seafood, incumbent meat, alternative proteins|
This 4th annual edition of the Industrializing Cultivated Meats & Seafood conference will bring together industry leaders from food tech, investors, multinational CPGs, and food brands, to prepare for cultivated meat & seafood commercialization. Some topics of interest are branding and language choices that build consumer acceptance, scaling up through cell line development & multiplication, building hybrid products for more market opportunities, and more.
|September 12-13||FAT 2022||Paris, France||Hybrid||Food, science, and technology|
The 4th edition of Euro-Global Conference on Food Science and Technology aims to highlight key research and applications, as well as emerging technologies in all fields relating to food science and technology. The event aims to provide a forum for networking and professional development among a select group of scientists, food technologists, nutritionists, policymakers, and industry key players.
|September 20-22||Bridge2Food Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Asia||Singapore||In person||Plant-based food markets|
This is the third Bridge2Food Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit on this list – this one focusing on the Asian market. Plant-based startups with innovative food products, oil or fats, or processing solutions will get 5 minutes to pitch to corporates at what is the largest Bridge2Food Summit since 2002. The summit is a 4-in-1, the four tracks including the state of the plant-based foods industry, startups & entrepreneur innovators, ingredient & processing innovations, and research investment agenda 2025.
|September 22-23||Future Food-Tech London||London, UK||Hybrid||Scaling solutions in health, nutrition & alt proteins|
The Future Food-Tech conference, subtitled “innovation & investment from farm to fork”, will be focusing on driving nutritional health through ingredient innovation and alternative proteins. The key themes are “plant-based 3.0”, gaining consumer trust, functional sweeteners, investment trends, and scaling fermentation.
|October 26-28||Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit||Singapore||Hybrid||Agri-food|
The Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is aimed to focus on scaling sustainable food production and forging partnerships for future growth. Some topics that will be covered are regenerative & carbon-neutral farming, the vertical farm of tomorrow, a holistic approach to nutrition, plant-based, fermented, and cultivated proteins, and Asian consumer preferences.
|November 1-4||Web Summit||Lisbon, Portugal||In person|
Web Summit hardly needs an introduction. This conference has been described as the world’s premier tech conference and a pointer to the future of technology. Many food technology hot topics are also covered at the Web Summit – such as using AI to save the food industry, how a plant-based diet can fight climate change, and much more. Startups in different technology fields join the Web Summit for brand awareness, funding opportunities, and networking.
|November 10-11||International Conference on Food Chemistry, Nutrition and Safety||Richmond, Canada||In-person||Food chemistry technology|
This Food Chemistry, Nutrition, and Safety conference, focusing on the theme “covid-19 prevention using food chemistry and nutrition by enhancing immunity” this year, is set to include keynote presentations, talks, presentations, and exhibitions. The event aims to provide educational opportunities and networking with peers, help with expanding businesses based on the current business climate, and position guests and speakers as experts on the topics.
|November 30-December 1||Plant Based World Conference||London, UK||In person||100% plant-based B2B expo|
The Plant Based World Conference & Expo positions itself as the only 100% plant-based event for trade professionals connecting the fields of retail, hospitality, food service & public sector caterers, and suppliers & investors. This event connects and empowers businesses within the global supply network to successfully develop, source, and distribute plant-based products.
|December 6-8||Fi Europe||Paris, France||Hybrid||F & B buyers and suppliers|
Fi Europe is the world’s largest gathering of F&B ingredient buyers and suppliers. Whether you’re looking to boost brand awareness, generate new leads, review the latest product innovations, or showcase yourself as a thought leader in your field, this event is not-to-be-missed. Food Ingredients Europe has been uniting worldwide food & beverage suppliers, buyers, R&D experts, and production specialists for over 35 years.