Wednesday 17 May 2017

Disruptive innovation and first European edition of FoodBytes!

11.30 – 12.30: 11.30 – 12.30:Registration
12.30: 12.30: Start of program
12.30 – 12.45: 12.30 – 12.45:Opening
Louise Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research.
12.45 – 13.00: 12.45 – 13.00: Keynote Martijn van Dam, Dutch Minister for Agriculture
13.00 – 13.45: 13.00 – 13.45:Interactive discussion:
Where to go for seed capital? Four Seed Funds are challenged on their proposition.
Moderated by Michele McConomy, Senior Vice President of RocketSpace and Co-Founder of TERRA
Future Food Fund, Jeroen Kimmels, Managing Partner
Innovation Industries, Chris Sonnenberg, Partner
StartupFarmers, Romain Sautrau, Co-Founder
Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund, Richard O’Gorman, Director
13.45 – 14.15: 13.45 – 14.15:Assessing food & ag start-ups through the lens of driving forces and uncertainties
Sheila Struyck, Venture Partner at Shift Invest.
14.15 – 15.00: 14.15 – 15.00:Corporate involvement in disruptive innovation
Interactive discussion,
Four corporates share their experience in dealing with (disruptive) innovation.
Moderated by Arama Kukutai, Partner at Finistere Ventures
Metro Group, Kef van Helbergen, Managing Director MAKRO Netherlands
Nutreco, Viggo Halseth, Chief Innovation Officer
Nestlé, Gerardo Mazzeo, Global Innovation Director
AGCO Corporation, Chris Rhodes, Director Global Fuse Business Development
15.00 – 15.30: 15.00 – 15.30:Break
15.30 – 15.45: 15.30 – 15.45:FoodBytes! – Introduction
The FoodBytes! judges are:
Kevin Camphuis, Co-Founder of ShakeUpFactory
Bruno Melcher, Farm Manager from Brazil and Board Member at RZ Agro
Bram Kanstein, Founder of Startup Stash and Digital Business Developer
Amir Zaidman, VP of Business Development at The Kitchen FoodTech Hub by Strauss-Group
Manuel Gonzalez, North America Head of Start-Up Innovation at Rabobank
15.45 – 16.00: 15.45 – 16.00:Pitch sessions – Round 1 – 10 x 60 second pitches
16.00 – 17.45: 16.00 – 17.45:Pitch sessions – Round 2 – 10 x 3.5 minute pitches including Q&A
17.45 – 18.00: 17.45 – 18.00:Announcement of the winners by Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy StartupDelta
18.00: 18.00:Wrap-up
18.15: 18.15:Drinks & Bytes.

Thursday 18 May 2017

Food and agri themes relevant for investors, start-ups, corporates and farmers

08.30: 08.30:Registration
09.00: 09.00:Start of program
09.00 – 09.15: 09.00 – 09.15: Opening
Berry Marttin, Member Executive Board Rabobank
09.15 – 09.40: 09.15 – 09.40: The gradual shift to smart farming
Dirk Jan Kennes – Rabobank’s global strategist farm inputs
09.40 – 10.00: 09.40 – 10.00: Innovation in farming: A farmer’s view
Bruno Melcher – global farmer & rural entrepreneur from Brazil
10.00 – 10.30: 10.00 – 10.30: Digital farming to advance connectivity in agriculture
Tobias Menne – Global Head Digital Farming at Bayer
10.30 – 11.15: 10.30 – 11.15: Break
11.15 – 12.00: 11.15 – 12.00: Modern technology reshaping agriculture
Interactive discussion: 4 startups present their innovative solutions for better
decision making in farming.
Moderated by Rob Leclerc – CEO & Co-Founder of AgFunder
Taranis, Ofir Schlam, Co-Founder & CEO
LemnaTec, Stefan Frey, CEO
ITK, Eric Jallas, Managing Director
Hummingbird Technologies, Will Wells, CEO
12.00 – 12.45: 12.00 – 12.45:Disruptive Innovation in Livestock Farming
Interactive discussion: 4 startups present their innovative solutions disrupting current industry practices and services in livestock farming.
Moderator: Gerard Albers – Innovation Director Hendrix Genetics
Enzootic, Assaf Shechter, CEO
PerformaNat, Hannah-Sophie Brown, Co-Founder and COO
Kernfarm, Diederik van Rijn, Managing Director
BluWrap, Mark Barnekow, CEO
12.45 – 14.15: 12.45 – 14.15:Lunch Break
14.15 – 15.00: 14.15 – 15.00:Investor Panel Discussion
Interactive discussion on deal flow and opportunities in Europe
Moderated by Adam Anders, Managing Partner Anterra Capital
Syngenta Ventures, Michael Lee, Managing Director
Balderton Capital, Anna Boffetta, Associate
Avrio Capital, Aki Georgacacos, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Cultivian Ventures, Andy Ziolkowski, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
15.00 – 15.20: 15.00 – 15.20:Nutrition & Health – facts & fairy tales
Prof. dr. ir. Sander Kersten – Professor in Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics at Wageningen University & Research
15.20 – 15.40:

15.20 – 15.40:The transition of Pepsico for offering healthier food & beverages 
Ellen de Brabander – Senior Vice President Nutrition, Pepsico

15.40 – 16.00: 15.40 – 16.00:Personalized nutrition: just to feed you
Arnold Gloor – DSM personalized diagnostics & nutrition expert
16.00 – 16.30: 16.00 – 16.30:Break
16.30 – 16.50: 16.30 – 16.50:Developing food ingredients with demonstrated health benefits
Ruud Albers – CEO Nutrileads
16.50 – 17.40: 16.50 – 17.40: The convergence of food & health
Interactive discussion: food for prevention vs treatment of diseases and the legal
boundaries for making health claims
Moderator: Karin Verzijden – Axon food lawyer
Winclove, Marco van Es, Director Business Development
Bonduo, Marjanne Prins, CEO
Caelus, Luc Sterkman, CEO
Olygose, Francois Delbaere, CEO
17.40 – 18.00: 17.40 – 18.00:Concluding remarks
18.00 – 19.30: 18.00 – 19.30: Farewell drinks
19.30 – 20.00: 19:30 – 20.00:End of program