June 09, 2017

09/06/2017: Bridge2Food 10th Protein Summit 2017

Protein Award - Image courtesy of Bridge2Food
Creating new protein strategies

 Protein is in the global spotlight as we strive to meet the nutritional needs of a population set to hit 9.5 billion by 2050 and European food and protein markets will evolve considerably in the coming years.

 'High' protein is still hot in Europe and Western worlds and consumer awareness of the benefits of plant-based foods is growing. Debates on availability of proteins and impact on food security, economy and geo-politics, as well as the impact of protein production on the climate will intensify. Global transition is imminent in the food, pet food and feed industries.

 All this and more will be discussed at Bridge2Food’s 10th Protein Summit 2017, 26-28 September 2017 (Reims, France). Europe’s largest annual protein industry networking platform will bring together Industry and Public Policy Leaders to discuss, co-operate, build and shape future strategies. 

 ** New for 2017** 

 Protein 2030 Summit on the Future Protein Agenda in Europe and globally to get a better understanding on the various protein initiatives in Europe and around the world. Growing more plant protein in Europe is important from a sustainability, climate and self-sufficiency point of view. 

 Demand for plant protein ingredients is increasing and there are many economic opportunities. Consumers are seeking more healthy and sustainable diets and increasing their plant-based foods intake. Governments and industry are working together to increase the shift from animal-based to plant-protein diets. 

 Key themes:

  • Consumer Global Supply & Demand of Proteins & Protein Foods
  • French Protein Ingredient Strategy
  • Plant-Protein Growing & Greening Strategy in Germany
  • Protein Challenge 2040 and Food 2030 & Protein 2030 - From the European Commission 

 2017 Protein Awards The Summit will also host the 2nd Protein Awards which celebrate the innovators creating new plant, alternative and animal based products and ingredients plus those developing the technology to meet the increasing demand for affordable, healthy and sustainable protein. 

 Award categories

• Plant-Based Protein Foods - awarded to a truly innovative plant based product • High Protein Foods Award – awarded to a truly innovative high protein food product 
• Protein Ingredient Award – celebrates innovative new protein ingredients • Protein Technology Award – awarded to innovative technology solution 
• Most Disruptive Innovation Award – celebrates a truly disruptive innovation that has changed the protein market 

 The closing date for entries is 30 August, 2017 when an expert panel of judges will select a shortlist of finalists. The winners will be announced on 27th September at 10th Protein Summit. 

 Award finalists and winners benefit from global marketing exposure through Bridge2Food’s online community of 40,000 food specialists, its website, newsletters to 28,000 subscribers, media partners, marketing and public relations. 

 The expert panel of judges includes: Roger Gilbert, MD, Perendale Publishing, Dr Anne Wagner, Corporate Research and Development Director, Tereos; Dr Rickey Yada - Professor, Land & Food Systems University of British Columbia (Canada); Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard van Lengerich, Seeding the Future Foundation; Mike Velings, co-Founder, Aqua-Spark; Johan De Coninck – Business Development Manager, IAR (France); Dr Stacy Pyett, Business Development Manager, NIZO (Netherlands) 

 For more information on the awards, contact: info@bridge2food.com

 Visit the Bridge2Food website here for more information. 

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