Foodvalley Summit: The Protein Plan(et)

    A global "return" to balance in protein consumption; less animal and more vegetable. During the third international edition of the Foodvalley Summit: The Protein Plan(et) 17 October 2019, food producers, growers, breeders, investors, research institutes and the government are coming together, in Wageningen, to share solutions, to strengthen the connections between meat, fish, dairy and vegetable and to find new business partners. This edition is an initiative of Foodvalley NL in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research, KeyGene and The Protein Cluster.

    Solving the Protein Puzzle on a Global Level


    Most of the presentations have been made available to the public. List of presentations.

    Summit Program

    Find here the full program of the Foodvalley Summit: The Protein Plan(et), including Victor Friedberg (FoodShot Global), Ken Giller (Wageningen University & Research), Ruud Zanders (Kipster) and Anker Sørensen (KeyGene).

    08.30 Registration


    09.30 – 11.00 Official opening, The Protein Puzzle
    A holistic view on the global protein challenge, addressing the current state of the transition and global best practices.


    Moderator: Jeroen Willemsen | The Protein Cluster

    • Stacy Pyett | Wageningen University & Research
    • Chris Kerr | Good Catch (USA)
    • Chris Anderson | Protein Industries Canada (Canada)
    • Ruud Zanders | Kipster

    With a company pitch from Brad Vanstone | Plant Based Cheese


    11.00 – 11.30 Break


    11.30 – 12.30 The Soil for Transition
    On the urgency of investing in local plant protein breeding programs, soil fertility and biodiversity, to ensure a future-proof protein match between supply and demand.


    Moderator: Jeroen Willemsen | The Protein Cluster

    • Ken Giller | Wageningen University & Research
    • Anker Sørensen | KeyGene
    • William Pillinger & Ton Wouda| Limagrain
    • Ingrid van der Meer | Wageningen University & Research


    12.30 – 14.00 Interactive Lunch Break

    Taste | with chef Erik te Velthuis | Olympic Training Centre Papendal

    Experience  | Meet and interact with interesting protein experts

    Connect  | Matchmaking by Enterprise Europe Network


    14.00 – 15.00 Parallel Sessions


    The Best of Both Worlds
    How do animals fit in the protein puzzle? Towards a new, healthy and sustainable balance in which plant and animal sources fit in.


    Moderator: Jeroen Willemsen | The Protein Cluster

    • Fred van de Velde | NIZO
    • Evelien de Olde | Wageningen University & Research
    • Ruud Tijssens | Agrifirm

    With company pitches from Sander Peltenburg | De Krekerij, Fabiola Neitzel & Anjani Nayak | SWAP


    Towards the New Normal
    Reaching out to all consumers, respecting their routines and habits, is key in changing consumer habits and creating a new (or old?) normal.


    Moderator: Stacy Pyett | Wageningen University & Research

    • Michiel de Krom | PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
    • Emely de Vet | Wageningen University & Research
    • Nicolas Hartmann | VlyFoods (Germany)

    With company pitches from Cornelis Mijnders | Dutch DNA Biotech, Corjan van den Berg | FUMI Ingredients, Bo Schipper & Gorbi Logeswaranathan | GrainGain

    15.00-15.30 Break


    15.30 – 17.00 Moving Up Gears
    Globally operating organizations reveal how they contribute to the rapidly accelerating protein transition.


    Moderator: Jeroen Willemsen | The Protein Cluster

    • Victor Friedberg | FoodShot Global (USA)
    • Laurent Genet | Nutreco
    • Annemarie Swijtink & Jeroen Dekkers | McDonald's
    • Harry Aiking | VU University

    With company pitches from Mathijs Huis in 't Veld | Jack Bean, Mattèo Piano | Innogusto


    17.00 Netwerk Reception 


    18.00 End of program

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    List of Speakers


    List of Exhibitors

    The Foodvalley Summit offers food and agri companies with focus on protein an excellent platform to showcase their brand, launch new products, expand relationships and engage with food producers, growers, breeders, investors, research institutes and the government: List of exhibitors.


    B2B Match

    During the summit, Enterprise Europe Network is providing an international B2B Matchmaking Service to find business/R&D/technology cooperation partners. Visitors to the summit will have the opportunity (once they have booked a ticket), to create a free-of-charge ‘search’ account which enables them to make appointments (with other companies), via both the website and the app, before and during the summit. Register for matchmaking


    Tour Program

    Prior to the Foodvalley Summit, Foodvalley organizes thematic business experience tours on Wednesday the 16th of October. The Foodvalley Tours are a full day of company visits with four different themes of innovation and include lunch and interactive dinner.  After the day program, all participants will join again at Hotel de Wageningsche Berg for an interactive diner with inspiring pitches of speakers who are very progressive in their field of innovation. The tours are organized around the four innovation themes:

    • Protein transition
    • Circular agriculture
    • Personalized nutrition
    • Smart & digital technology in agrifood

    Company visits include visits to Wageningen University & Research, FrieslandCampina, Olympic Training Center Papendal, Noldus Information Technology, etc.
    Book your Foodvalley Tour Ticket today!


    The Summit will take place at Hotel  and Congress centre the Wageningsche Berg, a 4-star hotel situated on the edge of Wageningen in The Netherlands. The hotel has the most fantastic panorama view on the Neder-Rijn river. The hotel, with free parking and free wifi, has 108 luxurious and spaciously designed hotel rooms, a culinary à la carte restaurant, a nice garden and 5 meeting rooms for business meetings. Click here to book a hotelroom at hotel the Wageningsche Berg.

    In case hotel the Wageningsche Berg is fully booked, please contact the WICC hotel - situated in Wageningen city centre .


    Foodvalley NL
    +31 317 42 70 95

    Foodvalley Summit: The Protein Plan(et) is an initiative of Foodvalley NL in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research, KeyGene, and The Protein Cluster and is made possible in part by the Province of Gelderland.

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