Inspiration for your innovation!

Thank you to everyone who joined us online for World Food Innovate Virtual 2020, and made the event such a success!

This year we were joined by a global network of innovators at the World Food Innovate Summit. Exploring 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

2020 Featured Speakers

Abbas Arslan

The Coca-Cola Company

Global Senior Director Human Insights

Andrea Cova



Damien Lee

Mr Lee's Noodles

Founder & CEO

Prof. Daniel Rukare

Hult International Business School

Professor of Practice

Ella Harland

Griddle Pancake


Erika Ollén

Gnista Spirits


Eva Sommer

Peace Of Meat


Furio Suggi Liverani


Chief Scientific Officer illycaffè & Director E.I. Foundation

Glenn Mathijssen


Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Ingemar Gröön

Nordzucker Group

Head of Product Development

Jamie Combs

Natural Balance Foods

Founder & Managing Director

Johan Sanders

Dawn Foods Global

Chief Product Officer

Jörn Gutowski

TRY Foods


José Luis Cabañero

Eatable Adventures

Founder & CEO

Josh Panzer


Chief Marketing Officer

Karine Dussimon

Euromonitor International

Senior Consultant in Food and Nutrition

Leah Lambrakis

Simmons Pet Food

VP, Research & Development, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs

Leif Sjöblom

Löfbergs Lila AB

Country Manager, Business Development OOH

Liliana Caimacan

Tata Global Beverages

Head of Global Innovation

Luis Carlos Chacón

Forbes Latin America | BusinessCase

Op-Ed Columnist | Global Consultant

Magdalena Bartosik, PhD

Happy Family Organics

Director of R&I

Maria Rosaria Sanna


Marketing Manager

Maroun Atallah

Barilla America, Inc.

Product Development Manager

Matteo Gori

Barilla Group

Global Marketing Director

Sandra Veludo

Delta Cafés

Marketing Director

Siet Sijtsema

Wageningen University & Research

Senior Researcher, Consumer Behaviour and Food Innovation

Sophie McGregor

Griddle Pancake


Tom Hollands

Raynor Foods

Innovation and Technical Director

Carole Bingley

Reading Scientific Services Ltd

Technical Specialist

Rachid Hassairi

Kraft Heinz

Senior Director Global FSQ Management- Supply Chain & External Factories

Conference Chairperson

Gideon Ashworth

Bart Ingredients

Head of Food Defence

Christo Velkov


Quality, Safety and Environment Director, Central and Eastern Europe

Kath Dunbar


Global Director, Science and Regulatory Affairs

Marc Oshima


Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Zak Weston

The Good Food Institute

Foodservice & Supply Chain Manager

Aylon Steinhart

Eclipse Foods


Paola Pomi

Sinfo One


Neil Lister

AB World Foods Ltd

Group Technical Excellence Manager

Emiljano Delibashi


Business Developer

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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