17th Annual World Food Innovate Summit

13th – 14th May 2019 | Amsterdam

Inspiration for your Innovation

Thanks to everyone that contributed to and attended the 16th Annual World Food Innovate Summit 2018.

The agenda covered:

  • Distinguishing products in a saturated market
  • Achieving a cleaner label without sacrificing taste or tradition
  • Discovering and defining the latest trends in consumer behaviour and buying patterns across the world
  • Enhancing product formulation with some of the most innovative and exciting ingredients
  • Planning the product lifecycle journey with break-through technologies
  • Developing strategies and tailoring techniques for expansion into new markets
  • Improving new product launch success rate
  • Aligning products and future projects with the shifting consumer trends
  • Finding new inspiration for NPD and innovation through new techniques and ingredients

If you’re interested in attending in 2019 as either an attendee, speaker or commercial partner, please get in touch.

Featured Speakers 2018

Ahmed Elafifi


Founder & Chief Relaxation Officer

Amela Koluder

Tine SA

Buisness Innovation Manager

Angelo Colombo

Selerant S.r.l.

Europe & Asia-Pacific Sales Director

Atanasios Moschos

Leonidas S.A

Quality & R&D Director

Barry Graham


Field Sales Engineer Robotics

Chantal Cayuela

Groupe Bel

Group Vice President, Research and Innovation

Damien Lee

Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co

Founder & CEO

Dave Madigan


Global Innovation & Brand Change Director

Glenn Mathijssen

Alberts NV


Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie

Mallow & Marsh

Chief Whisk

Irene Fernandez

Danone Nutricia Research

Sr. Global Teamleader, Customer and Product Insights

Dr Ivan Petyaev



Dr Jim Painter, PhD, RDN

University of Texas -Houston, School of Public Health

Adjunct Professor

Kjell Francois

Siemens Industry Software

MOM Delivery Manager

Lee Richard Taylor


EVP, Global Innovation

Manuel Mariani


Director of Quality and Food Safety- Region: Italy

Marc Buckley

Bayer Cares Foundations

UN SDG Advocate, Innovation, Agriculture, Food and Beverage Expert World Economic Forum, Climate Speaker, Food Reformist and Open Innovation Advisor

Matteo Gori


Managing Director, CucinaBarilla

Paola Pomi

Sinfo One

Vice President and General Manager

Paolo Arancio

Nestlé (Nestlé Skin Health)

Global Head Strategic Innovation Partnership

Pascal-Xavier Van de Goor


Marketing Lead

Philippe Hennin

Alberts NV


Pinar Hosafci

Euromonitor International

Head of Packaged Food Research

Richard Summers

Centre for Scalable Psychology Profiling

Research Director

Roberto Buttini


Vice President, Global Quality and Food Safety

Sevda Altuneli

Domino’s Pizza Turkey

Innovation & Product Development Manager

Shane Durkee

Swanson Health

Chief Innovation Officer

Simon Mitchell


Managing Director

Sture Nicolaysen


Brand Manager

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord, MBE

Bayer Cares Foundations


Tom Hollands

Raynor Foods Ltd

Innovation & Technical Director

Tom Mercer

MOMA Foods Ltd.

Exec. Chair & Founder

Torbjörn Rolander

Enjoy Wine & Spirits

Brand Manager

Toshihisa Toyomasu

Amano Enzyme

Team Leader

Dr Valentina Stojceska

Brunel University London

Senior Lecturer

Varun Khanna


R&D Innovation Director

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