Program 2018

Wednesday

30 May 2018

11:00 12:30

Registration

12:30 12:35

Opening by moderator Rens de Jong

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12:35 12:45

Wisdom and Wonder by Louise O. Fresco

A word of welcome by Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research

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12:45 13:10

Scalable technology for transforming food systems

Sean de Cleene (Head of Food Security & Agriculture System Initiative, World Economic Forum)

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13:10 13:40

Big Ag Tech versus Big VC Tech

Adrian Percy, Head of R&D, Bayer Crop Science and Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone Ventures Interviewed by HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy StartUpDelta

13:40 14:20

The relevance of Accelerators

Moderator:
Kieran Furlong, Partner Finistere Ventures

Panellists:
Vijay Chauhan, GlobalSTL Lead, BioSTL
Mark Durno, FoodTrack by Maersk
Kevin Camphuis, Co founder ShakeUpFactory

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14:20 14:40

Unilever On Food Innovation

Isabelle Esser, Global Head of Food Research & Innovation Unilever,
interviewed by Nick Fereday, Executive Director – Food & Consumer Trends Rabobank.

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14:40 15:30

Break

15:30 15:45

Wageningen Insights, Protein transition. Introduction by Ben Langelaan

Ben Langelaan, Research manager Food Technology, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

15:45 16:25

Panel discussion on alternative proteins

Moderator:
Niccolo Manzoni, Five Seasons Ventures

Panellists:
Didier Toubia, CEO and Founder of Aleph Farms
Dries Crevits, Executive Director Korys
Ben Langelaan, Wageningen University & Research
Dan Altschuler Malek, Venture Partner New Crop Capital

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16:25 16:40

Looking beyond by Nufrontiers

Keynote speaker:
Viggo Halseth, Chief Innovation Officer & Member Executive Committee Nutreco

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16:40 17:30

Feed Tech Challenge, corporate innovation by Nutreco

Final of Nutreco’s Feed Tech Challenge. Three finalists will pitch for the 2018 Award during the event.

17:30 18:30

Drinks

18:30 21:30

Start Conference dinner

Start Conference dinner from 18:30 to 21:30. Location: Wisdom & Wonder Pavilion, Wageningen Campus. Transfer by shuttles back to Hotels between 18:30 and 22.30.

Thursday

31 May 2018

09:30 09:35

Opening by Moderator Rens de Jong

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09:35 10:00

How Fintech can accelerate Food & Ag

Keynote by Bart Leurs, Chief Digital Transformation Officer Rabobank

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10:10 10:50

Perspectives on Corporate Innovation. Presentation by Janet Bumpas followed by panel discussion

Moderator:
Janet Bumpas, ScaleUpNation

Panellists:
Ellen de Brabander, Senior Vice President PepsiCo
Gil Horsky, Global Director Innovation, Mondelēz International
Gert de Raaff, director New Business, Cosun

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10:50 11:15

Break

11:15 11:30

Wageningen Insights on Robotics from Farm to Fork. Introduction by Rick van de Zedde

Rick van de Zedde, Sr. scientist and business developer Phenomics & Automation, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

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11:30 12:10

Panel discussion on robotics

Moderator:
Arthur de Crook, RoboValley

Panellists:
Dan Harburg, Partner, Anterra Capital
Rick van de Zedde, Wageningen University & Research
Richard van der Linde, CEO FTNON Lacque Food Robotics
Jon Binney, CTO & Co-Founder Iron Ox
Luke Robinson, Director, Earth Rover

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12:10 13:30

Lunch & Networking

13:30 14:00

Shaping Food & Ag, Tony Fadell (FutureShape)

Tony Fadell, Futureshape interviewed by Adam Anders, Managing Partner Anterra Capital

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14:00 15:00

eCommerce across the Food & Ag value chain. Presentation by Bringg followed by panel discussion

Moderator:
Michiel Kotting, Partner Northzone Ventures

Panellists:
Paolin Pascot, CEO & Co-Founder Agriconomie
Frederik Nieuwenhuys, Co-Founder Picnic
Raanan Cohen, CEO Bringg
Roderick de Rode, CEO & Founder Spinn Inc

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15:00 16:00

Tomorrow’s heroes in Food & Ag

9 leading companies in Food & Ag pitching their propositions

Expert Panel
Ricardo Sequerra, Principal,  Cherry Ventures
Fabio Ziemssen, Director Food Innovation NX-FOOD (METRO AG)
Jaleh Daie, PhD Managing Partner Aurora Equity
Andy Ziolkowski, Managing Director Cultivian Sandbox

 

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16:00 17:00

Farewell drinks