The fourth edition of the New Food Conference successfully brought together experts and professionals from the food industry to discuss the latest developments of animal alternatives in order to drive food innovations.
The carefully crafted programme included talks and panels on topics such as functional ingredients, consumer bahaviour, startups, investment and marketing advice for plant-based as well as cultured meat, fish and dairy products. Thus, also showcasing the potential of cellular agriculture and precision fermentation for the production of environmentally sound alternatives to animal products.
Held in the heart of Berlin, the Axica conference and event venue provided an inspiring setting to exchange ideas with like-minded experts and gain insights into the future food system.
Sold out – more than 350 participants from 32 countries.
Diverse attendance: attendees from the food industry, retail, foodservice, and finance sector, as well as start-ups, NGOs, media, and others – with corporate attendees comprising the largest share by far.
2,200+ people watched the livestream.
On site start-up product launches.
Cellular agriculture is all about changing the process, not the food.
We just use cells for cultured meat that don’t need fetal cow serum – it’s that simple.
In 3-5 years, we'll more likely see hybrid products than cultured whole cuts on the market.
It’s really about diversifying to drive innovation of plant-based meat products, e.g. clean label products, sustainable products or health products.
We believe that the food system has to change, as we cannot achieve climate neutrality if 50% of our products are made of meat.
Retailers today want brands that really add a value to the category. It’s about quality and investment in the brand.
We need to go mainstream with plant-based products - and we can only do that if the quality and taste are great.
Cheese made from presission fermentation is something that we’ll see on the market in the next five years.
We now have a mature market for plant-based cheese. The consequences: more price pressure, more diversification and a more versatile raw material base