It’s time for transformative change in the food industry — and the circular economy and the green transition can be critical to a more resilient and prosperous food industry. To meet this critical moment, forward-thinking leaders in the food industry embrace circular principles to spur innovation, confront climate change, respond to shifting customer demand and collaborate across the value chain.
FoodTech Hub Latam wants to bring this discussion to Latin America by organizing the third edition of INTERNATIONAL FOODTECH FORUM, with the themes CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND GREEN TRANSITION IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY, offering thought-provoking keynotes, high-level content, a solutions-oriented forum, and engaging networking opportunities. Join the growing community of visionaries and practitioners to move beyond individual action, catalyze systems change and accelerate the circular economy and the green transition.
Circular Economy and Green Translation:
A roadmap of actions fot the future
Brazil & China Connection
Healthy Nutrition and Wellness
Future of Food Through the Eyes of the Future Generation
Launch of Foodtech hub with the theme: How to build a foodtech ecosystem of Excellence in Brazil
Technology and Innovation: Building a sustainable, efficient, healthy and inclusive food chain
The International FoodTech Forum II, brought the main players who are leading this global food revolution to together present ideas and make reflections on food cases developed with technological bases.
Food Industry: Modeling the Future of Food & Pre-Summit – Independent Dialogues hosted by FoodTech Hub Br
How can the transition to a circular economy support the preservation of biodiversity?
With more than one million species under threat of extinction, the natural world faces threats from every direction. Among numerous, staggering repercussions, loss of biological diversity represents a significant business risk as over half of global GDP depends on natural resources and services. Can a circular economy help mitigate risk and reverse this trend?
While circular principles will not solve this problem alone, they do have the power to alleviate pressure on biological sources while regenerating living systems.
What role does the circular economy play in preserving biodiversity, and what strategies can your company employ to protect the natural world?
Join this session to hear from experts and practitioners tackling this question.
How can circular initiatives be leveraged to tackle carbon emissions, and how should your climate and circular strategies align to accomplish this?
For many companies, Scope 3 is the largest source of emissions and the most difficult to reduce. Can circular strategies help? A small but growing body of case studies suggests they can. Join this session to explore how companies collaborate with suppliers to cut waste and hear how a leading manufacturer uses circular economy solutions to help its customers reach net-zero goals.
What financial, regenerative, and sourcing opportunities lie in a bio-based economy, and how can your food industry support a sustainable transition?
Transitioning to a renewable, circular economy is crucial. This transformation could help address climate change and biodiversity loss, avoid reliance on harmful and non-renewable materials, divert financial risk, and create economic opportunity. The market for bio-based products is projected to grow to $7.7 trillion by 2030. But shifting from finite and often petroleum-derived materials to a renewable, biobased economy brings new solutions and new challenges. With competing biomass demand between food, fuel, fiber, and other applications, finding the right balance to sustainably manage natural capital while remaining within planetary boundaries will be critical. Join this session to explore the opportunities and limitations of biobased solutions across sectors and how your company can support a sustainable, regenerative transition.
What will it take to advance circular innovation and collaboration, and what funding mechanisms exist to promote the circular economy transition?
The future may be circular, but how do we get there? The answer: innovation and collaboration across the ecosystem — and it’s time to reconsider the role of startups in the broader circular ecosystem. This panel will highlight the power that can be unlocked by connecting global organizations seeking circular innovation with disruptors seeking to scale their solutions. You will hear from companies creating new mechanisms to fund the creation and from representatives of cross-industry partnerships that collaboratively support cutting-edge circular economy solutions. Learn about the challenges and opportunities related to financing the transition to the circular economy and your role in funding or scaling circular economy startups.
How can diverse stakeholders move beyond designing waste and keeping products in play to regenerating local economies and natural systems?
The promise of a circular economy includes so much more than just designing out waste and keeping molecules in play. The opportunity and necessity are to improve the health of every single system that we touch — from product design and manufacturing to how we engage suppliers across a value chain. What’s the opportunity for your organization to regenerate the natural systems upon which your business depends? How can we learn from nature’s ingenious design to increase value across all forms of capital? What does it take to move beyond regenerative sourcing to a truly regenerative business model?
How should compostable packaging feature your packaging strategy, and what will it take to make packaging compostability a viable option in the food industry.
The demand for compostable packaging is on the rise — particularly amongst sustainably-minded consumers — poised to grow at 17 percent annually over the next five years. Yet as organizations race to achieve recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging commitments, the conversation often begins and ends with recyclability.
Given the complex, developing nature of the compostable packaging industry, this disconnect makes sense. There are untold considerations: What does it take to source compostable packaging sustainably? How effectively can it protect the product it contains? What infrastructure must be in place to ensure packaging is indeed composted? When composted, what does it take to avoid contamination?
The food loss and waste movement are going mainstream. With increased investment across the food chain, the momentum in the food industry is at an all-time high. How will the latest developments affect your business, and what opportunities should the food industry seize? What role can the industry and society play in advancing progress?
More flexible production, increased productivity, and the development of new business models are all possible thanks to solutions for a digital company. But the industry’s future offers even more potential: cutting-edge technologies will create new opportunities for both the discrete manufacturing and process industries to meet the individual requirements of their customers.
How can tracking and traceability enable a more circular system, and how should your company leverage these technologies?
There are many tools and innovations to help companies track materials, goods, and services. These technologies include RFID, QR codes, IoT, and blockchain, enabling a host of benefits: more transparent supply chains; simplified take-back and reverse logistics; a frictionless user experience; and more efficient management of materials and products at the end of their useful life. Is the widespread adoption of these technologies key to an effective circular economy, and if so, what value can they unlock for your company, customers, and the planet? Join this session to hear from practitioners leveraging these technologies to build more circular, sustainable ecosystems for their products.
This includes the development, demonstration and refinement of metrics, methods and tools for the quantification of GHG emissions related to bioenergy production and use.
100% online, virtual and digital that will take place over two days, June 21 and 22, 2022.