Foodvalley Summit: The Protein Plan(et)

Solving the Protein Puzzle on a Global Level

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.

The Program

Find here the full program of the Foodvalley Summit: The Protein Plan(et), including Victor Friedberg (FoodShot Global), Ken Giller (Wageningen University and 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)
  • Bill Greuel | Protein Industries Canada (Canada)
  • Harry Aiking | VU University

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.

  • Ken Giller | Wageningen University & Research
  • Anker Sørensen | KeyGene
  • 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

  • Ruud Zanders | Kipster
  • 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.

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

With company pitches from Art de Boo | 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

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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Foodvalley Summit ticket € 95 excl VAT

The Speakers

Find here the full overview of speakers, with biographies.

International B2B matchmaking

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.


The Congress Center and 4-start Hotel is situated on the edge of Wageningen in The Netherlands.  The hotel has the most fantastic panorama view of the river, The Neder-Rijn. Next to the hotel are the beautiful botanical gardens of the Arboretum Belmonte. The  hotel, with free parking and free wifi, has 108 luxurious and spaciously designed hotel rooms, culinary à la carte restaurant, garden and 5 meeting rooms for business meetings, receptions and parties with a capacity of up to 1.500 guests.

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Foodvalley NL
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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.

Book your ticket

Foodvalley Summit ticket € 95 excl VAT