The fifth edition of the New Food Conference successfully brought together experts and professionals from the food industry to discuss the latest developments of alternative proteins in order to drive food innovations.
The carefully crafted programme included talks and panels on topics such as consumer trend predictions, retailer's best practice, price developments in the plant-based sector, cultivated market overview, advancement in novel food regulations, mycelium as revolution for food production, startups, and more 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.
90 % of all plant-based food purchases come from flexitarians.
Those who see plant-based as a chance and seek the opportunity, will be the winners.
More than 160 companies are working on cultivated products on a global scale.
If novel food is approved in one European country, it is approved in all European countries.
The taste of mycellium depends on the strain. A lot of mycellium strains have a very umami note.
There is a genuine willingness for companies wanting to come together and collaborate, and solve some common problems.