Thank you to everyone who joined us online for the Annual World Food Innovate Summit 2021!

We were joined by food innovators, scientists, visionaries and professionals who provided insights, case studies and expertise on the changing world of food. Topics included: technology and sustainble practises in food production, food safety, consumer insights, future trends and digital transformation.

Find Inspiration for your innovation!

Join a global network of food innovators and discover how to:

  • Distinguish your product in a saturated market
  • Achieve a cleaner label without sacrificing taste or tradition
  • Discover and define the latest trends in consumer behaviour and buying patterns across the world
  • Enhance product formulation with some of the most innovative and exciting ingredients
  • Plan your product life-cycle journey with break-through technologies
  • Develop strategies and tailoring techniques for expansion into new markets
  • Improve new product launch success rate
  • Align products and future projects with the shifting consumer trends
  • Find new inspiration for NPD and innovation through new techniques and ingredients


2021 Featured Speakers

Agathe Danjou


Global Strategy & Insight Director

Alessio D'Urso


Director of Product Development

Amber Fraser

Brave Foods


Atanasios Moschos


Quality Director

Prof. Daniel Rukare

Hult International Business School

Professor of Practice

Eric Jumbert


Global Vice President, Marketing & Innovation

Glenn Mathijssen


Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Grégory Faure

Princes Foods

Innovation Director - Continental Europe

Guido Calò

Sammontana S.p.A.

Chief Research, Development, Innovation & Quality Officer

Heidi Jungar


Insight, Brand and Content Director

Ian Noble

Mondelez International

Senior Research, Development & Quality Director

Jérôme Niay

Triballat Noyal

R&D - Licensing

Jörn Gutowski

TRY Foods


José María Fernández Ginés

Agro Sevilla

Chief Innovation Officer

Liliana Caimacan

Hult International Business School | Tata Consumer Products

Professor of Marketing & Innovation | Head of Innovation

Luis Carlos Chacón

Forbes Latin America | BusinessCase

Op-Ed Columnist | Global Consultant

Matteo Gori

Barilla Group

Global Marketing Director

Pierre Lourties

Buffalo Grill

Group Chief Development Officer

Racheli Vizman

SavorEat Ltd.

Co-founder and CEO, B.Sc.,MBA

Russell Avens


R&D Director and Business Leader for Packaging Sustainability

Siet Sijtsema

Wageningen University & Research

Senior Scientist, Consumer Food and Circular Innovation

Sofia Olsson

ICA Sverige AB

Chief Innovation Officer

Tjalling Simoons


Regional Brand Director

Tom Hollands

Raynor Foods

Innovation and Technical Director

Vito Palumbo

Tormaresca (Marchesi Antinori)

Brand Manager

Giuseppe Parlato

Euromonitor International

Senior Research Analyst

Kasia Bigda

Mr Lee's Noodles

Marketing & Communications Director

Marcel Koks


Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Food & Beverage

Antoine Guillorit

Les Miraculeux

Director, Commercial

David Gueunoun

Les Miraculeux

Founder & CEO

Dr Tahmina Ajmal

University of Bedfordshire

Senior Lecturer in Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology

Carina Krastel

European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center (EGHAC)

Commercial Director

Dan Howell

Hormel Foods

Director of R&D Columbus Craft Meats

Sevda Altunelli

Domino's Pizza

Product Development and Innovation Manager

Charlotte Pedersen

GAIN - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Senior Advisor

Marc Oshima


Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Zak Weston

The Good Food Institute

Foodservice & Supply Chain Manager

Rachid Hassairi

Kraft Heinz

Senior Director Global FSQA Management- External Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Conference Chairperson

Dr Morgaine Gaye


Food Futurologist

Frederik Aldelhof


Business Development Manager FMCG

Shabeek Thayyil

Agthia Group

Director- Quality Assurance & Food Safety

Roy Kirby


Co-chair of the Global Food Safety Initiative, Fmr. Mondelez

Maarten Hagen


Director Solution Consulting, Product Lifecycle Management

Roland Feldmeier

WootCloud Inc.

Head of Global Alliances

Richard Werran


Regional Director, Food and Retail Sector

Amber Wajahat

Centric Software

Regional Sales Director - EMEA

Sophie McGregor

Griddle Pancake


In the Press

Here's the latest industry & summit news...

WFIS Takeaways blog article - Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International presented once again this year at World Food Innovate Summit on “What's Next for Snackification in the COVID-19 Era”?, this time of course in a fully virtual setting. Something we are all used to now, and which I don’t believe has reduced the profile of this event at European and global levels. Nestlé, Danone, Mondelez, Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Kraft Heinz, Barilla, Natural Balance Foods, Illycaffè and Forbes all contributed content at this year’s event which drew several hundreds of attendees.

Food Innovate Summit was as much an essential networking event as it was a vital learning process. Having access to so many senior team members from all the names you know in the food industry was incredible, being able to grow and share in their hard-earned experience.

Damien Lee, CEO and Founder of Mr Lee's Pure Foods Ltd.

Good news for all impact lovers – there is hope in the food crisis. Just connect pioneers with food experts. The Food Innovate Summit showed to me how fruitful such connections can be

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord MBE, CEO at Bayer Foundations

Very inspiring and fruitful

Innovation Manager, Danone

It was fantastic and exceeded ALL of my expectations.

Shane Durkee, Chief Innovation Officer, Swanson Health Products

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