'Innovation for Sustainability' the theme for FIA's 2020 summit

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'Innovation for Sustainability' the theme for FIA's 2020 summit

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Food Industry Asia's FIA Food for the Future Summit will return to Singapore on April 23 with the theme of “Innovation for Sustainability”.

The event will convene senior executives and decision-makers from leading multinational food and beverage brands, food innovators, government and national industry bodies, academia, and experts from international organisations from the region and further afield.

FIA Executive Director Matt Kovac said; “The food and agriculture industry is facing many significant challenges, which is why it is so important to have constructive debates about how we are collectively address them. I’m looking forward to learning more about how multinationals, SMEs, start-ups and innovators as well as NGOs and government are seizing opportunities and leveraging technology to create a more sustainable industry.”

With supply chain success beginning with the optimisation of the upstream supply chain, key issues to be covered will cut across the entire agri-food supply chain from pre-production activities to post-consumption. Focus topics include reformulation, CRISPR, plastics and packaging, e-commerce, food loss and waste, and personalised wellness.

The Innovation Marketplace, a subset of the FIA Food for the Future Summit, will be the platform for the most exciting and innovative start-ups from Asia Pacific, Africa, US and Europe to showcase their ideas and solutions for the F&B industry.

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In partnership with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network, FIA will also be bringing the finalists of the Global SUN Pitch Competition to the stage of the FIA Food for the Future Summit. These innovative SMEs from across Asia and Africa will showcase their disruptive and commercially viable solutions aimed towards improving the availability of affordable nutritious foods.

Speakers include representatives from Mondelēz International, IKEA, Suntory, Givaudan, Futurity, PepsiCo, World Wildlife Fund, Nestlé and more, who will be debating, sharing insights and charting the direction for the future of food.

For more information on the FIA Food for the Future Summit, of which FoodNavigator-Asia is the Headline Media Partner, visit www.fiasummit.org​.

Related topics: Markets, All Asia-Pacific, Industry growth

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