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Bridge2Food’s Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Europe kicks off next week
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16 June 2022

Bridge2Food’s Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Europe kicks off next week

What is the tastiest new plant-based cheese? What is the most sustainable processing technique? What is needed to advance Europe to a more plant-rich diet?

Bridge2Food brings together key leaders from all along the value chain, who are working to drive transformation in the plant-based industry.

The Netherlands-based company is hosting its highly regarded Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Europe in Ede, Netherlands, from 21-23 June.

“The industry is at a crossroads: collaboration across the value chain as well as between brands will be essential to raising the bar and keeping the consumer engaged,” said CEO and founder Gerard Klein Essink. “At this Bridge2Food summit there is the unique opportunity to connect with decision-makers all along the value chain, including start-ups.”

The 100 speakers and panellists at Summit Europe include:

  1. Isabelle Privat, head of plant and nutrition, Nestlé

  2. Henrik Lund, founder and CEO, Naturli’ Foods

  3. Vinciane Patelou, director, European Plant-Based Foods Association (ENSA)

  4. Anne Louise Dannesboe Nielsen, director, Danish Technological Institute (DTI)

  5. Friederike Grosse-Holz, director, Blue Horizon

  6. Kevin Camphuis, managing director, ShakeUp Factory

Some of the companies attending include: Symrise, IFF, Givaudan, Dohler, DSM, EverGrain, Lallemand, GEA, Clextral, Pall, Flottweg, Improve, Poittemill, Alfa Laval, Wageningen University and Protein Industries Canada.

There are four tracks during the summit to cover the full spectrum of discussions and the value chain: Consumer & Industry Challenges, Delicious Food Innovations, Sustainable Process Innovations and Value Chain Research Investments. All discussions will be overlaid with consideration of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Key innovation tours, developed in collaboration with Wageningen University and Symrise, will be hosted at Wageningen campus.

Bridge2Food has been hosting summits since 2002 and we are excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary in person with 400+ of the best in business and thought leaders focused on making a difference at all levels of the plant-based foods and proteins industries.

For more information about the summit, and to arrange interviews or a media pass, please contact: Barb Wilkinson, communications and marketing lead:

About Bridge2Food Bridge2Food is an international network company, based out of the Netherlands, with a mission to inspire industry and organisations all along the agri-food value chain to collaborate to create innovative solutions for a healthier life and a sustainable planet. Our summits grow ideas into actions; our academy courses deliver hands-on education; and our ecosystem provides a space for fostering innovation.

#Bridge2Food #plantbasedfoods #plantbasedprotein #theNetherlands

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