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2024 The Future of Food Symposium

From 6th March to 7th March, 2024
Downtown Campus, McGill University, Montreal

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2024 The Future of Food Symposium aims to highlight innovative discoveries, challenges and perspectives pertaining to the future of the food industry!

This event will address many topics including trends and innovations for alternatives to animal products, sustainable food systems and packaging, personalized nutrition, social acceptability and regulatory aspects, and the wole of artificial intelligence in the agri-food industry.

This colloquium has several goals, consisting of:

Primarily, inviting world renowned keynote speakers who will highlight past food science research followed by an overview of the current trends and developments in food science research.

Secondly, highlighting as well as discussing key topics to broaden the landscape of the potential avenues where food science research is heading. To this end, this event aims to expand the research interests within the field and increase innovation in avenues that have yet to be explored.

Then, inviting a broad spectrum of attendees to foster the collaboration between academic and industry-based researchers by sharing knowledge and enhance awareness of related research that is underway throughout the induystry and academic settings. Technology transfer will be further extended by a scientific poster competition for students. The guests will be able to examine these posters during coffee breaks, lunch, and at the networking cocktail.

The symposium will offer an environment conductive to professional exchanges with its B2B space, where participants will be able to establish partnerships, discuss collaborations and explore new business opportunities. Industry leaders will be hosting captivating presentations, sharing their expertise and vision for the future of the sector. In addition, startups will have the opportunity to shine in dynamic pitches, during which participants will be given a stimulating insight into the innovations to come.

Finally, facilitating communication between industrial professionals, research institutions, academic, and students, to foster mutually beneficial relationships for future projects or collaborations by incorporating a networking session into the event as well as attracting industrial attendees.

Key topics:

  • Trends and innovations for alternatives to animal-based products

  • Transition towards sustainable food systems (circular economy, space foods, 3D-printed foods, animal/plant/hybrid systems...)

  • Sustainable and edible packaging

  • Personalized food system and nutrition

  • Social acceptability and regulatory aspects

  • Artificial intelligence in the food industry

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