DATE

8th – 9th March 2023

VENUE

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CLOSING THE FOOD GAP:

Sustainable Food System Transformation

event overview

Now in its 2nd year Future Food Summit returns in-person. The year’s summit will bring together key players from the worlds of science, business, policy, healthcare and academia, as well as farmers & agriculture startup founders, foodtech companies, consumer groups, environmental activists, and other key stakeholders under one roof to discuss and to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems. 

This year’s event will welcome insights and discussions focused on critical topics including AgriFood Ecosystem, scaling new proteins, gut health and the microbiome, Breakout session on AgriTech, FoodTech & Alt Protein, Super food, partnership models and investment trends for 2023.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

THE FUTURE OF FOOD KEYNOTE

Exponential Innovation in Food: From Plant-Based Burgers, Cellular Agriculture, 3D & 4D Print and beyond!

FUTURIST KEYNOTE

Matthew Griffin

Fanatical Futurist

AWARD WINNING FUTURIST + INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is a world class futurist and the founder and CEO of the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working across the next 50 years, and the World Futures Forum and XPotential University, two philanthropic organisations whose mission it is to reduce global inequality, in all its forms, and ensure the benefits of the future are accessible to everyone, irrespective of their abilities or background. He is also the author of the futuristic “Codex of the Future” series, and the book “How to Build Exponential Enterprises.”

expert speaker lineup

Dirk Jan Kennes
Head of RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness – Asia
RABOBANK

Navin Sinnathamby

Head, AgTech, Sectorial Pilots
& Drone Tech, Ecosystem
Development Division

MALAYSIA DIGITAL ECONOMY
CORPORATION (MDEC)

YBhg. Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Fatimah Mohamed Arshad

Research Fellow, Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA

+

Senior Fellow

INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (IDEAS)

Dr. Harikrishna Kulaveerasingam

Chief Research & Development Officer

SIME DARBY PLANTATION BERHAD

Matt Van Leeuwen

Chief Innovation Officer

SUNWAY GROUP, MALAYSIA

Ralph Becker

Founder & CEO

URBAN GREENS, PHILIPPINES

Nick Cooney

Managing Director

LEVER VC, US

Shen Ming Lee

Author, Entrepreneur & Ecosystem Builder

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Advisory Board Member

THOUGHT FOR FOOD, SINGAPORE

Benjamin Loh

Senior Manager, Sustainable Commodity – Sustainable Markets Programme

WWF – MALAYSIA

Mr. Thirach Rungruangkanokkul

Executive Director, Agriculture and Food Marketing Association

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (AFMA), THAILAND

Jay Desan

Co-Founder

BOOMGROW, MALAYSIA

Suzanne Mooney

Founder

THE LOST FOOD PROJECT, MALAYSIA

Roberto Guiati

Senior Vice President & Chief
Executive

PETRA CUCINA, F&B DIVISION OF
THE PETRA GROUP. MALAYSIA

Nick Piggot

Co-CEO

NUTRITION TECHNOLOGIES, MALAYSIA

Sanjay Sethi

Executive Director

PLANT BASED FOODS INDUSTRY
ASSOCIATION

Ferron Haryanto

CEO at eKomoditi

PLANTATIONDIRECTORY.COM,
INDONESIA

Khoo Hock Aun

Convenor, Global
Sustainability Summits &
Dialogues, Initiator

ASEAN/GLOBAL GREEN CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE, MALAYSIA

Christopher Leow

CEO

FUTURE PROTEIN SOLUTIONS,
SINGAPORE

event themes

Keynotes, Fireside Chat, Case Studies and in-depth discussions on:

01

Resilient & Sustainable Agri-Food System

02

Ecosystem & Supply Chain

03

Vertical Farming,  Regenerative Agriculture, Agritech & More

04

Alternative Protein & Plant-Based Food

05

Consumer Expectation & Smarter Food

06

Financing & Transformative Investments

07

Super Food & Food As Medicine

08

Food Waste

why you cannot afford to miss future food summit 2023

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

01

Learn about global trends influencing food security, poverty, and the overall sustainability of food and agricultural systems.

02

Shortening the food supply chain distance, reducing carbon footprints and tapping into consumer preference for locally- and regionally-sourced ingredients.

03

Diversifying and increasing plant-based protein consumption, which is healthier and more sustainable compared to processed meats and seafoods.

04

Explore advanced devices, precision agriculture and robotic systems which will allow farms to be more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly.

05

Showcase your product demo at our next generation innovation zone.

06

Meet targeted investors & strategic partners from the agri-food tech ecosystem.

07

Supporting growth in the healthy food and providing personalised and customised nutrition and experiences by harnessing real foods, super foods and short ingredient lists.

who should attend

F&B Brands

Food Ingredient

Biotechnology

VC Investors

Consultants

Food Tech Providers

Ingredient & Manufacturers

Agribusiness / Farms

Food Service / Retails

Start-Ups

R&D Academics

Government & NGO

who you will meet

CEOs

CTOs

Managing Directors

General Managers

Founders

Heads of Nutrition

Heads of R&D & Innovation

Heads of Business Development

who should sponsor

Personalised Nutrition

Alternative Protein

Food Tech Trends

Retail Tech

Sustainable Supply Chain

Gut Health

Automation & Robotics

Farming Systems

past event highlights

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAD TO SAY

Overall, all topic very interesting , informative and good platform sharing new things future food.

Tosiah Binti Abdullah

FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY DIVISION – MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Hope to see this event physically. Very interesting.

Mohamad Hafiz Bin Suhaili

SARAWAK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SEDC)

Well done. Very informative.

Dayana Anith Binti Suhanih

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY (MAFI)

Congratulations to the organiser for organising this event.

Mohd Al Khotimi Bin Siren

LEMBAGA PERTUBUHAN PELADANG (LPP)

Some of the topics are really an eye opener! Congratulations for a fruitful summit. I personally benefited a lot.

Dr. Wan Norhana Bt. Md

FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF BATU MAUNG, PENANG

Good job and performance on topic matter. Great line of speakers.

Wan Faez B. Wan Jafaar

ECONOMIC PLANNING UNIT (EPU)

COMPANIES ATTENDED

8th – 9th March 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia