21 and 22 june

III International
FoodTech Forum

Food Industry

Circular Economy and Green Translation:
A roadmap of actions for the future

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III International FoodTech Forum

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.


Participation of food community leaders


Come share your experience and help build a sustainable food system


Specialized Audience, National and International Networking

Food Industry
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



Food Industry
Circular Economy and Green Translation: A roadmap of actions for the future

Event Moderator
The Big Food Redesign, Regenerating Nature with the Circular Economy
Preserving Biodiversity through Circularity
The Intersection of Plastics and Climate
Addressing Emissions with Circularity
Funding Options for Circular Economy Startups
Game Changers

8h45 – 9h00

CEO e Fundador do FTH

9h00 – 9h15

Biochemist Pharmacist and Bachelor of Law with 25 years of experience in the management of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs developed in large multinational companies such as Danone, Unilever, Mondelez and Nestlé with important performance with Class Associations such as ABIA, ABIAD, GENE and scientific organizations such as ILSI and regulatory bodies such as ANVISA, Ministry of Agriculture, Codex Alimentarius, Mercosur and others.

Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs – ABIA

9h15 – 9h30

Gaëlle’s work at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is focused on helping the food system towards a nature-positive future by applying circular economy principles to the design and renovation of food products. What if food could help tackle climate change? What if it could build biodiversity? These are some of the questions she and the Food initiative team are asking players across the value chain to mobilise.

Strategic Design Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

9h30 – 9h45

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, where he also held his master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology and a doctor in Veterinary Sciences.
With experience in the areas of parasitology, zoonotic diseases, biotechnology, immunology and genomics applied to animal health, he has worked for the last 17 years in Science, Technology and Innovation management for agribusiness.
He started his career at Embrapa as a Researcher at the Beef Cattle Unit (MS), where he was also Deputy Head of Research and Development and General Head of that Unit. And at the company’s headquarters in Brasília, he served as Executive Director of Innovation and Technology.
He is a member of several national and international committees, councils and forums, such as the Global Network for Research and Innovation in Animal Health (Star-Idaz), the Forum of the Future Institute and the Superior Council of Agriculture at FIESP. He served as Director of Innovation at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.
Cleber defends science and innovation as vital axes for Brazil’s sustainability and prominence as a major world producer of food, fiber and energy. He believes that, in the convergence between the digital economy and agriculture, consumers will be the greatest beneficiaries, with more transparency, safety and traceability of the products they consume.

Deputy Secretary for Innovation, Rural Development and Irrigation – MAPA

9h45 – 10h00

João Henrique Alves, graduated in Chemistry from the State University of Londrina and with more than 12 years of experience in the development of sustainable solutions for rigid and flexible packaging for the most varied consumer goods products, such as food, personal care, home care and industrial packaging.

Sustainability Manager – Valgroup

10h00 – 10h15

CEO – MyCarbon

10h15 – 10h30

Mario joined GEF Capital in 2014. He is part of the Latin America investment team and is a board member of Luminae and Pro Solus. He has also assisted in the oversight of AGV Logística and Neogas as a board observer.


He has eight years of experience in Private Equity. He was also part of the M&A team at BI&P (Warburg Pincus’ portfolio company) for four years, participating in transactions in sectors such as agribusiness and engineering.


Executive MBA (ongoing), Columbia Business School (United States)

Industrial Engineering, Universidade de São Paulo (USP).

 VP Global Environmental Fund GEF

10H30 – 10h45

CEO & Co-Founder
BIOTIC  – Israel


Food Protein Challenge 2022

11h00 às 12h00

Sustainable Proteins


Fábio Bagnara
Diretor P&D – BRF

Demetrio Teodorov
Inovação BRF Hub

Victor Franco
Especialista – Novas Tecnologias de Alimentos BRF

Thiago Melchiors
Gerente de Vendas Value Nutrition Brasil – Bühler

Christoph Mandl
Líder do Programa de Aceleração do EIT FOOD

Roberta Pavani R. Teixeira
Regional Product Manager LATAM – Savoury, Snacks & Protein na Givaudan

Paulo Silveira
CEO e Fundador do FTH 



Food Industry
Circular Economy and Green Translation: A roadmap of actions for the future

Regenerative Agriculture and the Path to Net-Zero
The Potential of Biomaterials as Food Packaging
Taste Not Waste: Seizing Food Waste Policy and Investment Momentum
Digital Solutions for the Food Industry
Tracking & Traceability: the Technology Enabling Circular Systems
Zero Carbon Products and Waste Reduction in the Food Industry - BRF Case​
Game Changers

14h00 – 14h15

Senior R&D Manager, Plant Science and Sustainability  – Unilever

14h15 – 14h30

Food engineer and master in Food Technology from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), having in her curriculum several complementary courses in Brazil, the United States, England, and Japan. She is the general director of the Institute of Food Technology (Ital), where she began her career as a scientific researcher in 1983. She also worked as Technical Manager of the Plastic packaging and Environment Groups at the Packaging Technology Center (Cetea) from 1995 to 2018; vice-director of the Institute (2014-2018). She is specialized in plastic packaging in the scientific area, with extensive experience in research and technical assistance in packaging development, evaluation of the potential for packaging/product interaction, packaging legislation, and food safety. She has coordinated Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies of materials and packaging and product development projects with less environmental impact.

General Manager Ital/SAA

14h30 – 14h45

Graduated in Social Communication from Anhembi Morumbi University, holds a postgraduate degree in Marketing Management from fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – FAAP. Currently, he is head of Sustainability at Grupo Carrefour Brasil, the largest food retail network in the country, after 12 years of leading the Areas of Communication and Sustainability of Atacadão, one of the group’s companies. He won five awards with his team from 2014 to 2018 by Época Reclame Aqui Magazine for the best customer service among the supermarket and wholesale chains of the country. Lucio has stints at Banco PanAmericano and ABN Amro Bank. He is also the communications director of the Brazilian Association of Psychodrama, ABPS.

Head of Corporate affairs and sustainability Carrefour Brazil     

14h45 – 15h00

Heloisa Menezes, a specialist in Innovation and Strategy, Economist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and Director of ANPEI, and visiting professor at the Dom Cabral Foundation.

Expert Innovation and Digitalization – Brazil

15h00 – 15h15

For 25 years, Yamileth Fajardo has been working in the Energy Management and Automation businesses for different segments. During all these years, her career has developed in various companies through areas such as customer experience, logistics, services, marketing and sales, which gave her a complete vision at an operational and strategic level in both businesses. Yamileth joined Schneider Electric 18 years ago occupying different positions and leading teams in the Andean Cluster (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia) and South America.

Since 2019, she is the Leader of the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) segment and digital transformation strategy (EcoStruxure) for South America.

The executive is an Electrical Engineer from the USB – Universidad Simón Bolívar- Caracas, Venezuela with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Metropolitana – Caracas, Venezuela.

CPG Sul-América Leader – Schneider Eletric

15h15 – 15h30

Food Engineer with Double Diploma by UNICAMP and École Centrale de Lille and awarded by CREA-SP. With experience in innovation for the food market since 2014, today, he is part of the BRF HUB team. Since 2018, he leads the Development of New Food Technologies at BRF, an initiative focused on developing and making available the new ingredients, processes and packaging that will be used by BRF in the next 2 to 10 years. In addition, he also leads the connections with scientists, startups and ecosystems focused on new food technologies through BRF HUB.

Specialist – New Food Technologies – BRF


Co-Founder GrowPack


Conexão Brasil & China

Opening: Prospects of agribusiness exports to China
Brazil's Look at China
How to feed a dragon? Brazilian agribusiness and China: Priorities and Strategies
Decarbonization of the Agri-Food system: Lessons from Brazil
Leveraging Technology to Transform the Agri-Food System
Game Changers
Game Changers

8h45 – 9h00

CEO e Fundador do FTH

9h00 – 9h15

Cláudia Trevisan is executive director of the Brazil-China Business Council. Prior to taking office, she worked for 30 years as a journalist, having been a correspondent for Estadão in the United States (2013-2019) and China (2008-2013), Folha de S.Paulo in China (2004-2005), and New York (1996-1997) and Valor Economic in Buenos Aires (2000-2002). Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, she served as a non-resident fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute from 2019 to 2020, with research on competition between the U.S. and China in Latin America. Cláudia holds a degree in Law from USP and Journalism from PUC-SP and she is the author of three books: “Os Chineses” (Context, 2009), “China – O Rebirth of the Empire” (Planeta, 2006), and “Buenos Aires for Brazilians”, written in partnership with Marcia Carmo (DBA, 2007).

Executive Director of the Brazil-China Business Council

9h15 -9h30

Partner, Vallya Participações; Executive Director, Vallya Agro; China watcher; Strategic advisory on investment, M&A, public policy; International affairs; Think tanks – Vallya

9h30 – 9h45

Jean R.M. Taruhn, a career diplomat, is a special adviser to the Minister of Agriculture on topics about China. He was consul for agribusiness, trade, and investment at the Consulate General of Brazil in Shanghai (2017-22), deputy director of the Commercial Office of Brazil in Taipei (2012-17), and served in the division responsible for relations with China of Itamaraty (2010-12).

Career Diplomat, Special Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture on China issue

09h45 – 10h00

Fabiana Villa Alves is a zootechnician at UFLA, with a Direct Doctorate in Animal Science and Pastures from Esalq/ USP. She joined the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company, as Researcher A, in 2010. All its training, since graduation, has been focused on animal production, with great emphasis on the sustainability of production systems. Today, he is dedicated in the area of research to the theme “animal welfare,” focusing mainly on one of the biggest problems of tropical livestock, ambiance, and thermal comfort. Since 2016, she has been deputy supervisor of the research group in “Sustainable Production Systems” of Embrapa Beef Cattle, actively participating in the management and strategic programming of actions aimed at Livestock National Court. Created and led the public-private initiative “Carbon Neutral Meat,” focused on the proposition of concept brands focused on reducing/ neutralizing methane emissions in beef production systems. Among other participation in technical committees, she is the representative of Brazil in the two largest discussion forums for Sustainable Livestock of FAO (GASL and LEAP), actively acting in the articulation between these and Brazilian institutions, such as the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Foreign Affairs; Embassies of Italy and China; Embrapa units, e; Associations of the third sector and organized civil society.
Fabiana currently coordinates map’s ABC+ program.

Director of the Department of Sustainable Production and Irrigation – DEPROS/SDI

10h00 – 10h15

Don é diretor de Assuntos Corporativos da Pinduoduo. Trabalhou anteriormente em assuntos internacionais em Cingapura, e estudou em Sciences Po Paris, HEC Paris, e na Universidade de Oxford.

Director, Corporate Affairs at Pinduoduo


A graduate material engineer and scientist from Imperial College London, Thibaut developed a strong interest in biomaterials during his studies. With a strong research-based background, he also has developed a unique versatility due to the broad range of projects he was involved in, from graphene-based hydrogels to ceramics and design engineering, collaborating with teams at Purdue University and MIT.

CTO & Founder – Flex Sea

10h30 – 10h45

CEA & Founder – Food to Save

Challenge Objective

Identify disruptive startups focused on food waste  in the field and outside the field



Bayer Life Hub São Paulo
11h00 às 12h00

Alessandra Fajardo
Diretora de Engajamento – Public Affairs & Sustainability Crop Science na Bayer

Sibelle de Andrade Silva
Diretora de Inovação – MAPA

Edwin Prado
Gerente de Projetos no Instituto Interamericano de Cooperação para a Agricultura – IICA

Roberto Rossi
Diretor Coplacana

Paulo Silveira
CEO e Fundador do FTH 



Healthy Nutrition and Wellness
Future of Food through the eyes of the Future Generation

Health, Disease, and Processed Foods: The Science Answers
Digital Marketing to Young People: Consequences for the Health and Diets of Future Generations
Frontal Nutritional Labeling: Challenges and Opportunities
Solutions to Promote Nutritious Foods: Value Chains for Biofortified Foods
Microbiome and Nutrition: A Road for the Future
Obesity in Children and Young People: What can We do?
Interactive Packaging: How Augmented Reality can Turn Products Into Interactive Experiences
Game Changers

14h00 – 14h15

Master in Public Health, USP, Brazil – Postgraduate in Business Management from ESPM, Brazil- Postgraduate in Food Marketing, CESMA, Spain- Specialization in Public Health Laboratory, USP, Brazil- Graduation in Nutrition, USP, Brazil – Graduation in Biology, USP, Brazil

Experience: Fernanda works as Senior Health and Nutrition Manager for Latin America at Unilever. She worked for 3 years at Unilever Netherlands, as Global Health and Nutrition Manager. Previously, I worked as a Health Marketing Manager at Danone. Fernanda was also a science teacher at the municipal school system for 4 years.

“I have been working in the food industry for more than 10 years and I am proud to be able, within the industry, to work with my life purpose: spreading easy yet true messages, empowering people to make healthier and more sustainable life decisions.”

Nutrition Advocacy Manager for Latin America at Unilever

14h15 – 14h30

With 20 years of experience in the food industry, you pass through the multinationals Mondelez and Kraft Foods. With deep knowledge of the snack market, he helped climb iconic brands such as Lacta, Bis, Oreo, and Club Social and develop new businesses in Brazil, Latin America, and Asia. You have to devote yourself to entrepreneurial mentors of Foodtechs to accelerate your business and find a sustainable growth model for emerging brands.

Chief Marketing Officer Executivo de Marketing

14h30 – 14h45

Biochemist Pharmacist and Bachelor of Law with 25 years of experience in the management of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs developed in large multinational companies such as Danone, Unilever, Mondelez and Nestlé with important performance with Class Associations such as ABIA, ABIAD, GENE and scientific organizations such as ILSI and regulatory bodies such as ANVISA, Ministry of Agriculture, Codex Alimentarius, Mercosur and others.

Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs – ABIA

14h45 – 15h00

She is a Food Engineer and has a Master’s degree in Food Science at the University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil, specializing in Nutritional Planning at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and Consumer Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada. She was a teacher and researcher on Nutritional Planning at  FEA-UNICAMP and worked in several food companies (Pratika SA, Nutricia SA, Cia. Cervejaria Brahma SA, Gessy Lever Alimentos S.A). She was a Brazilian Delegate on behalf of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture at the Food Labeling Committee of Codex Alimentarius (Canada), the Codex Alimentarius Biotechnology Food Task Force (Japan), and Codex Alimentarius Committee for Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (Germany). She has also been a member of the FAO/WHO Expert Panel on Food Safety of Genetically Modified Foods and the OECD Task Force on Novel Food and Feed Safety Assessment. She coordinated the Biofortification activities in Latin America and the Caribbean till 2020, being now a mentor for this subject in the region. Nowadays, she is a Researcher at Embrapa Food Technology, being Embrapa Focal Point for the Alliance of  Bioversity International and CIAT  ( International Center for Tropical Agriculture). Main areas of research: food safety, nutrition, sustainable food systems, biofortification, and biosafety of genetically modified foods.

Pesquisadora da Embrapa Agroindústria de Alimentos

15h00 – 15h15

Pharmaceutical-biochemistry graduated from USP with a specialization in Food.
In addition to the experience of more than 15 years in the food industry, in the areas of Quality, Regulatory, Science, and Nutrition, he also held, for 15 years, on the executive board of ILSI (International Life Sciences Institute of Brazil) an NGO, which brings together government, industry and academia scientists.

Pharmacist-Biochemistry with Specialization in Food

15h15 – 15h30

Dietitian (CRN 5738 SP), Master and Doctor in Sciences –  College of Medicine of USP. Postdoctoral student in Nutrition at the College of Public Health at USP. Certified in Health and Wellness Coaching by the American College of Sports and Medicine.  Specialist in Eating Disorders –  University of Paris V, in Physiological Basis of Nutrition in Sports at UNIFESP, and Clinical Functional Nutrition at UNIB. Member of the Communication Committee of SBAN. Clinical Director of Dietnet Nutrição, Saúde e Bem-Estar since 2006. Author of 6 nutrition books. She frequently participates as a guest nutritionist in several television programs, such as: Programa Bem Estar, TV Globo, since 2012; Você Bonita program, TV Gazeta; Aqui na Band program, TV Bandeirantes.

Dietitian, Master, and Doctor in Sciences


Henry Assef is an Augmented Reality executive with extensive experience in the packaging and education markets. He is responsible for numerous Interactive Packaging projects for national and international brands.

Augmented Reality Executive



Event Structure

100% online, virtual and digital that will take place over two days, June 21 and 22, 2022.


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