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Agenda

There will be two broadcasting sessions.
The first is relevant for Europe and Asia, and will be broadcasted at 11:00 AM (GMT+2) each day
The second is for North and South America and will start at 1:00 PM EST

09

November

Monday

/ Day 1: AgriFood-Tech Day 

Greetings by GrowingIL and Start-Up Nation Central

Speakers:

Doron Meller, Vice President at Israel Innovation Institute and Executive Director at GrowingIL
Yariv Lotan, Head of Strategic Sector Development at Start-Up Nation Central

 

 

Fireside chat with Greg Meyers, CIO and CDO at Syngenta

Listen in as Greg Meyers discusses the pioneering changes that Syngenta Group has gone through in 2020, including their expansion in investments and partnerships, how they work with AgriFood-Tech startups, and trends moving forward.
Moderator:

Yariv Lotan, Head of Strategic Sector Development at Start-Up Nation Central

 

Investor Perspectives: AgriFood-tech in the Age of the Remote Economy

Hear from leading investors about the most notable trends for AgriFood-tech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund?
Speakers:
Matthew Walker
, Managing Director at S2G                                                        

Fireside chat with Laurent Genet, Chief Strategy Officer at Nutreco

The food animals eat has an important impact on the global food chain. Learn from Laurent Genet on changes in the animal feed world, and the connection between sustainability and food from animals versus other food sources.
Moderator:
Karin Gattegno, Chief Business Officer at Start-Up Nation Central

Investor Perspectives: AgriFood-tech in the Age of the Remote Economy
Hear from leading investors about the most notable trends for AgriFood-tech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund?

Speakers:

Salvatore Lavallo, Head of FDI at Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Investor Perspectives: AgriFood-tech in the Age of the Remote Economy
Hear from leading investors about the most notable trends for AgriFood-tech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund?

Speakers:

Shubhang Shankar, Managing Director, Syngenta Ventures at Syngenta     

                                                                                     

Investor AgriFood-tech Trends in the Age of COVID-19

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has disrupted many industries, and AgriFood-tech has seen multiple changes as a result. Join the conversation and learn from leading experts on changing trends in AgriFood-tech and what that means for agriculture, food security, and changing landscapes.
Speakers:

Kristal Golan, Senior Corporate Venture Manager at BayWa

Matilda Ho, Founder & Managing Director at Bits x Bites

Nitza Kardish, CEO at Trendlines Incubator Israel

Dr. Gal Yarden, PhD, Ag Impact Activator

Investor Perspectives: AgriFood-tech in the Age of the Remote Economy
Hear from leading investors about the most notable trends for AgriFood-tech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund?

Speakers:
Tom Espiard-Cignaco, President & Managing Director at Capagro                                                                             

10

November

Tuesday

/ Day 2: Foodtech Day 

Fireside chat with Jordi Llach, Head of Food EMENA at Nestle

Listen as Jordi Llach discusses how Nestle’s $2 billion a year R&D strategy has tackled and the trends of healthy nutrition, alternative proteins, and less sugar and salt content. 
Moderator:

Yariv Lotan, Head of Strategic Sector Development at Start-Up Nation Central

Investor Perspectives in Foodtech

Learn from leading investors about the most notable trends for Foodtech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund?

Speakers:

Dan Philips, Managing Director, Cultivian Sandbox  

 

 

Fireside chat with Ellen de Brabander, Senior Vice President R&D at PepsiCo

What is it like to run the R&D engine for a $67 billion company? Hear Ellen de Brabander’s unique perspective on startup investment (as a Venture Partner at PeakBridge Partners) and why the Israeli innovation landscape is interesting for a food conglomerate as large as PepsiCo. 
Moderator:
Karin Gattegno, Chief Business Officer at Start-Up Nation Central

Investor Perspectives in Foodtech

Learn from leading investors about the most notable trends for Foodtech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund?

Speakers:

Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Investment Officer Big Idea Ventures            

Food-tech Investor Panel: Changing Appetites in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption in new technologies for the changing diets and new generational desires. Join the discussion with leading experts and discover what new trends are underway and what leading companies are doing to stay ahead.

speakers: 
Nadav Berger, Founder & Managing Partner at Peak Bridge Partners

Linda Boender, VC Investment Manager at Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund

Steve Sanger, General Partner at Evolv Ventures

Eric-Alan Rapp, Partner at VF Venture

Investor Perspectives in Foodtech

Learn from leading investors about the most notable trends for Foodtech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund? 

Speakers:

Gil Horsky, Director of Innovation SnackFutures
Mondelēz International

Investor Perspectives in Foodtech

Learn from leading investors about the most notable trends for Foodtech innovation and funding. What do VCs look for when evaluating potential investments? Why has the Israeli innovation landscape proven so interesting for their fund? 

Speakers:

Joshua Phitoussi, Partner at TO Ventures

 

11

November

Wednesday

/ Day 3: Hot Topics in AgriFood-Tech 

Alternative Foods Panel

The alternative foods market is expected to grow to $17.9 billion by 2025. In this panel, we will discuss how consumers are adapting to these new products, what the future of the alternative food industry really looks like, and what the VC panelists are seeking in their upcoming rounds.

Speakers:

Amir Zaidman, VP Business Development at The Kitchen FoodTech Hub 
Regina Hacker, Partner at Blue Horizon Ventures

Dan Altschuler Malek, Managing Partner at Unovis Asset Management & New Crop Capital

Brian Loeb, Investor, CGC Ventures at Continental Grain Company

AgriFood-tech Financing

In this session with IDB and IFC, hear about investment from an international organization perspective. Listen to what leaders in their fields have to say regarding the impact of investment at the G2G and B2B levels.

Speakers:

Daniela Kandel, Senior Director of Innovation Bridges, Start-Up Nation Central

Prasad Gopalan, Global Head of Investments, Agribusiness and Forestry, IFC 
Tomas Lopes Teixeira, Investment Chief officer, IDB Lab 

Animal-Tech: Prospects for Animal Agriculture

Is the livestock industry going to disappear? Hear from leading experts on what prevailing changes are disrupting this industry and what companies are doing in order to develop a better tomorrow.

Speakers:

Fabio Bagnara, R&D Director at BRF
Guy Harari, Senior Global Director at Adisseo
Joost Matthijssen, Director of Venturing at Nutreco

Fireside chat with Rob Hargrove, EVP Research, Development, Quality and Innovation at Mondelez International

Hear from Rob Hargrove about what it is like to lead the future of snacking – what does this entail in terms of research, food safety, and other global activities? How does Mondelez approach startups and what does a company with net revenues of over $26 billion look for when creating the future of nutrition?

Moderator:

Laly David, Partner at OurCrowd