Future Food Forum 2021

19 - 20 OCTOBER, DUBAI EXHIBITION CENTRE EXPO 2020 DUBAI, UAE

Future Food Forum 2021

A regional gathering for thought leaders to share best practice, review forecasts and address opportunities the UAE’s food and beverage business.

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WELCOME TO DAY ONE

Transforming the future of food and beverage manufacturing

On behalf of the advisory board committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you over these 2 days at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The forum theme 'Transforming the Future of Food and Beverage Manufacturing' is more than a tagline; a promise to create a central gathering that is authentic to food and beverage manufacturers; our challenges, opportunities and future.

If you're joining us in-person, I look forward to welcoming you, and if you're streaming us online, I hope you benefit equally from the streamed thought leadership programme, and join us next year!


Regards,

Saleh Lootah
Chairman
UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group
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Today’s thought leaders and speakers

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  • H.E. Mariam Bint M. Al Mheiri

    H.E. Mariam Bint M. Al Mheiri

    MINISTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT, UAE

  • H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi

    H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi

    Undersecretary, ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Prof. Hussein Mansour

    Prof. Hussein Mansour

    Chairman, FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY, EGYPT

  • H.E. Abdulla Al Shamsi

    H.E. Abdulla Al Shamsi

    Assistant Undersecretary Industry Growth Sector, MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY & ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, UAE

  • H.E. Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair

    H.E. Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair

    Chairman, ESSA AL GHURAIR INVESTMENTS

  • Saleh Lootah

    Saleh Lootah

    Chairman, UAE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS GROUP

  • Alan Smith

    Alan Smith

    CEO, AGTHIA

  • Ahmed Bayoumi

    Ahmed Bayoumi

    CEO, GLOBAL FOOD INDUSTRIES

  • Kate Goodman

    Kate Goodman

    Business Unit President, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

  • Abdulla Bin Damithan

    Abdulla Bin Damithan

    CEO & Managing Director, DP WORLD UAE & JAFZA

  • Saud Abu Al-Shawareb

    Saud Abu Al-Shawareb

    Managing Director, DUBAI INDUSTRIAL CITY

  • Arda Cenk Tokbas

    Arda Cenk Tokbas

    Managing Director, HDF FZCO

  • Paul Epperson

    Paul Epperson

    Vice President, Global Chief Commercial Officer-Manufacturing, GE DIGITAL

  • Ahmad Belyouha

    Ahmad Belyouha

    Chairman, EMIRATES MACARONI FACTORY

  • Grazielle Parenti

    Grazielle Parenti

    Global VP Corporate Affairs, Reputation and Sustainability, BRF

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Future Food Forum 2021 programme

FUTURE F&B MANUFACTURING

8:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING COFFEE

8:30

CEO NETWORKING WITH MINISTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT WITH F&B CEOS

By Invitation Only
9:30

SPEED NETWORKING

We understand you are to learn but you are also here to network and we want to ensure you get the most effective networking throughout the event. This session is speed networking, grab your business, prepare your 30 second intro as you are going to have the opportunity to meet the leaders in the industry in the next 15 minutes.

9:50
Saleh Lootah
Saleh Lootah

Chairman, UAE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS GROUP

WELCOME ADDRESS

Now in its eighth successful year, the UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group provide an industry update on the most recent developments and criticial changes affecting the local and global market. Sharing insights into the progress made by the Group and predictions for the future in relation to local capabilities, stakeholder regulation and working towards a quality and collaborative future.

9:55
H.E. Mariam Bint M. Al Mheiri
H.E. Mariam Bint M. Al Mheiri

MINISTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT, UAE

KEYNOTE

THE FUTURE OF FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS - THE GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENT TO MANUFACTURERS

This keynote will share insights and commitments on how the government are working towards a more collaborative and supportive framework for new and existing Food and Beverage manufacturers.

10:05
Abdulla Bin Damithan
Abdulla Bin Damithan

CEO & Managing Director, DP WORLD UAE & JAFZA

KEYNOTE

SUSTAINING AND SECURING FOOD CHAIN
10:20
Wael Ismael
Wael Ismael

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, PEPSICO

KEYNOTE

F&B MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP AMIDST A GLOBAL PANDEMIC
10:30
Alan Smith
Alan Smith

CEO, AGTHIA

Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi
Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi

Chief Executive Officer, Environment, Health & Safety Sector (EHS), DUBAI MUNICIPALITY

Ahmad Belyouha
Ahmad Belyouha

Chairman, EMIRATES MACARONI FACTORY

Mohamed Bahaa
Mohamed Bahaa

Managing Partner, NGC International Advisory

Sumeet Mathur
Sumeet Mathur

Managing Director, FRIESLANDCAMPINA, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

PANEL DISCUSSION

THRIVING IN A CHALLENGING TARIFF AND REGULATORY SITUATION

The growing uncertainty in regard to tariff and trade issues that continue to occupy the market, this panel will discuss the rising uncertainties related to trade tariffs, regulatory controls, unlevel playing fields and other factors effecting food manufacturers globally as they debate the most innovative solutions, to manage their costs and continue to grow.

Session Chair: Sumeet Mathur, Managing Director, Friesland Campina, Middle East and Africa

11:10
H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet
H.E. Yerlan Baidaulet

Director General, ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION FOR FOOD SECURITY BY OIC

KEYNOTE

ENSURING SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK ECOSYSTEM THROUGH THE MULTILATERAL UMBRELLA OF IOFS

11:20

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:40
Fethi Khiari
Fethi Khiari

CEO, UNITED FOODS

Abdulaziz AlMulla
Abdulaziz AlMulla

Founder & CEO, MADAR FARMS

Dr. Raman Kumar
Dr. Raman Kumar

Managing Director, AL-FUTTAIM LOGISTICS

Mubarak  Al Mansoori
Mubarak Al Mansoori

Chief Human Resources & Corporate Services Officer, AGTHIA

Lamia Fakhr
Lamia Fakhr

Director Corporate Affairs, KELLOGG’S

Jessy El Murr
Jessy El Murr

Senior Journalist & Media Consultant, FORMER BBC AND SKY NEWS ARABIA

PANEL DISCUSSION

STABILISING F&B MANUFACTURING EMERGING FROM A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges food and beverage leaders to stabilize their business amid these challenging times at the same time prepare their organisations for a newly uncertain future. The decisions F&B leaders make in the near term will most likely drive how their organization is sustained in the long term. In an interesting debate F&B share interesting facts about how they made decisive action to soften the shocks yet to come, and at the same time prepare for what may change in the months ahead.

Session Chair: Jessy El Murr, Host and Journalist, BBC AND FORBES

12:20
Paul Epperson
Paul Epperson

Vice President, Global Chief Commercial Officer-Manufacturing, GE DIGITAL

KEYNOTE

WHY RESILIENT FOOD PRODUCTION IS CRITICAL FOR SECURING NATIONAL FOOD SUPPLY

The F&B industry, governments and regulators all realise the need for a resilient supply chain that can secure a nation’s food security. The session addresses key challenges faced by the F&B stakeholders with options to overcome them.

12:35
Niels Hougaard
Niels Hougaard

Managing Director, Arabia Area, TETRA PAK

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

KEY TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PACKAGING TO 2030
12:50
Vedat Guler
Vedat Guler

Sales Director, Middle East, SIDEL

Radwa Medhat
Radwa Medhat

Quality & Regulatory Senior Manager , MENAT & Pakistan, KELLOGG’S

Muhammad Idrees
Muhammad Idrees

Integrated Supply Chain Director – MENAP MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

Rizwan Ahmed Siddiqui
Rizwan Ahmed Siddiqui

Director - Finance and Commerce at MAI DUBAI™ BOTTLED DRINKING WATER

Priya Sarma Mathur
Priya Sarma Mathur

Sr. Sustainability Head for MENA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Turkey, UNILEVER

PANEL DISCUSSION

REDUCE PACKAGING = REDUCE WASTE

One of the biggest culprits of the food industry’s environmental footprint is packaging. Explore how manufacturers are finding new ways to innovate, in their attempt to move towards biodegradable or minimal packaging options.

Session Chair: Priya Sarma, Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, UNILEVER

13:30
Khalid Saleh
Khalid Saleh

Executive Vice President, YOKOGAWA MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

LIGHTNING TALKS 1

Investing in next generation food and beverage processing systems

In a short 15 minute address, Khaled will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by F&B manufacturers, owners and investors when it comes to investing in next generation food and beverage processing systems.

13:45
Saud Abu Al-Shawareb
Saud Abu Al-Shawareb

Managing Director, DUBAI INDUSTRIAL CITY

LIGHTNING TALKS 2

CHALLENGES WHILE CHOOSING THE SITE FOR A NEW FOOD OR BEVERAGE PLANT

In an interesting keynote, Saud will address key concerns faced by F&B industry while choosing the site for their next food or beverage plant. There will be major factors such as location, utilities, workforce availability and constructability of the site; there will also be somewhat smaller but still important factors such as tax incentives and possible site cleanup or other environmental concerns.

14:00
Rory Mccarthy
Rory Mccarthy

Chief Commercial Officer, YELLOW DOOR ENERGY

LIGHTNING TALKS 3:

ENERGY INSIGHTS: HOW IT IS BECOMING THE SECRET INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESSFUL FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING

Learn how food and beverage manufacturers can use improve energy costs and balance profitability with sustainability.

14:15

NETWORKING LUNCH

15:00
Sumeet Mathur
Sumeet Mathur

Managing Director, FRIESLANDCAMPINA, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

KEYNOTE

SUSTAINABILITY AS THE DRIVING FORCE OF BUSINESS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

There’s no better time than today for Sustainability to be the driving force of our business and product development into the future, we can begin our journey with the spirit of partnership responding to the challenges and trends imposed by the rise in demand for sustainable goods. Let’s come together and look from a consumers, retailers and governmental lens to fill the need for that growing demand

15:15
Grazielle Parenti
Grazielle Parenti

Global VP Corporate Affairs, Reputation and Sustainability, BRF

KEYNOTE

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS - GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
15:30
Duncan McCulloch
Duncan McCulloch

General Manager, MARS WRIGLEY MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA

KEYNOTE

SUSTAINABLE FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS - REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
15:45
Ahmad Elshal
Ahmad Elshal

General Secretary, DANONE MIDDLE EAST

Gagandeep Singh Sahni
Gagandeep Singh Sahni

Managing Director, SAFCO

Jesus Gutierrez
Jesus Gutierrez

Managing Director, ENGIE SOLUTIONS

Sophie Corcut
Sophie Corcut

Head of Sustainability Strategy and Programmes, SPINNEYS

Steven William Ross
Steven William Ross

Director Added Value Products, TANMIAH FOOD COMPANY

Wael Ismael
Wael Ismael

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, PEPSICO

Panel discussion

SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE FOOD & BEVERAGE BUSINESS - A LOCAL REFLECTION

From food packaging to the production line, consumers are searching for a greener alternative to food solutions. Consumers are demanding more sustainability in the practices and process of the food industry but how is the industry responding. Hear from local manufacturers and industry experts on the truth behind sustainable food, the transparency across the industry and how companies need to reinvent themselves to balance customers, environment and profits.

Session Chair: Wael Ismail, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, PEPSICO

16:00

CEO ROUND TABLE-2 UAE AGRITECH ROUND TABLE

By Invitation Only
17:00

END OF DAY ONE - CLOSING REMARKS FROM UAE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS GROUP

THINKING GLOBAL OPERATING LOCAL: INSIGHT INTO THE REGIONAL FOOD MARKET

8:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING COFFEE

8:30

CEO ROUND TABLE LED BY MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WITH F&B CEOS

By Invitation Only
9:30
Saleh Lootah
Saleh Lootah

Chairman, UAE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS GROUP

WELCOME ADDRESS

9:35
H.E. Abdulla Al Shamsi
H.E. Abdulla Al Shamsi

Assistant Undersecretary Industry Growth Sector, MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY & ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, UAE

KEYNOTE

THE FUTURE OF FOOD & BEVERAGE - BUSINESS THE GOVERNMENTS COMMITMENT TO MANUFACTURERS

This keynote will share insights and commitments on how the government are working towards a more collaborative and supportive framework for new and existing Food and Beverage manufacturers.

9:50
Sumeet Mathur
Sumeet Mathur

Managing Director, FRIESLANDCAMPINA, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

CONFERENCE RECAP OF DAY 1

9:55
H.E. Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair
H.E. Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair

Chairman, ESSA AL GHURAIR INVESTMENTS

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH H.E. ESSA AL GHURAIR AND JESSY EL MURR

Join Essa Al Ghurair in a fireside chat with Forbes Middle East’s Jessy El Murr.

Essa Al Ghurair will discuss his mission as a pioneering UAE Food and Beverage Manufacturer. He’ll share how they overcome and thrived in challenging business situations setting up a food and beverage business that had the greatest impact in an emerging country such as United Arab Emirates.

10:15
Andrey Dvoychenkov
Andrey Dvoychenkov

Managing Director, Arabian Peninsula & Pakistan, NIELSENIQ

KEYNOTE

NEW CONSUMER TRENDS THAT FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPANIES EXPECT POST COVID-19 PERIOD

This keynote provided an overview on how the F&B business value chain is taken a different direction. From the introduction of automated, contactless sales amidst the rising food safety concerns to safe online purchasing and offline food delivery involving ‘no touch’ technology, the industry seems to be dancing to a very different tune. As a result, food and beverage companies are rolling out new initiatives to meet the seismic shift in consumer purchasing behavior.

10:30
Hassan Safi
Hassan Safi

Chief Financial Officer, AL AIN FARMS

Andrey Dvoychenkov
Andrey Dvoychenkov

Managing Director, Arabian Peninsula & Pakistan, NIELSENIQ

Balki Radhakrishnan
Balki Radhakrishnan

Managing Director, GENERAL MILLS GLOBAL EMERGING MARKETS

Saud Abu Al-Shawareb
Saud Abu Al-Shawareb

Managing Director, DUBAI INDUSTRIAL CITY

Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey

General Manager - Commercial, SPINNEYS

Dr Sami Carouba
Dr Sami Carouba

President and CEO, REACH MEA

PANEL DISCUSSION

PREPARING FOR THE MARKET REBOOT
Predicting consumer behaviors in a rebooting market is like wishful thinking. In an interesting round table discussion discover the critical data, key trends expert insight on the products and positioning that are driving purchase decisions worldwide.

Session Chair: Dr Sami Carouba President and CEO, REACH MEA

11:20

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:30
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

President Growth Markets, TATE & LYLE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOOD AND DRINK INNOVATION
11:45
Ahmed Bayoumi
Ahmed Bayoumi

CEO, GLOBAL FOOD INDUSTRIES

Gary Brenner
Gary Brenner

Director of Market & Corporate Development, ALEPH FARMS

Dominique Floch
Dominique Floch

General Manager, TATE & LYLE, MIDDLE EAST, TURKEY & AFRICA

Sandra Grenet
Sandra Grenet

R&D Director, AGTHIA GROUP PJSC

Arda Cenk Tokbas
Arda Cenk Tokbas

Managing Director, HDF FZCO

Sumeet Mathur
Sumeet Mathur

Managing Director, FRIESLANDCAMPINA, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

PANEL DISCUSSION

WHY INNOVATION IS THE ANSWER?
The demand for innovation continues to rise globally. Following the rise of health-conscious consumers, closely regulated food and beverage markets, manufacturers are shifting their strategy to drive business success by innovative practices.

Session Chair: Sumeet Mathur Managing Director, FRIESLANDCAMPINA, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

12:00

CEO ROUND TABLE SESSION LED BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND PREVENTION WITH F&B CEOS ON NATIONAL NUTRITION STRATEGY

By Invitation Only
12:25
Prof. Hussein Mansour
Prof. Hussein Mansour

Chairman, FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY, EGYPT

UNDERSTANDING FOOD AND BEVERAGE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IN THE EMERGING MARKETS
12:30

LIGHTNING TALKS 4

Topic to be announced
12:40
Miguel Machado Cruz
Miguel Machado Cruz

Sales Manager, NEOTRON SpA – PART OF COTECNA GROUP

LIGHTNING TALKS 4

CHALLENGES WHILE SERVING CONTAMINANT FREE AND SAFE FOOD AND BEVERAGES TO THE DEMANDING AND CONNECTED CONSUMERS OF TOMORROW

In an interesting talk, Miguel will share from his experience in serving International F&B players in helping them face the challenge of serving contaminant free and safe food and beverage products. His talk will also focus on recent safety demands placed on organic sector and traditional food companies as a consequence of consumers demand and new legal requirements while entering new markets.

12:55
Ashutosh Srivastava
Ashutosh Srivastava

Segment Manager for Food & Beverage, ABB

LIGHTNING TALKS 5

KEY CHALLENGES WHILE PLANNING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION

Efficiency is at the heart of all challenges facing food manufacturers. Cutting costs and delivery times boost profits. In an interesting presentation, Ashutosh will throw more insights on the steps toward improving your plant and enhancing your energy efficiency and lowering CO2 foot print

13:10
Kate Goodman
Kate Goodman

Business Unit President, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

KEYNOTE

WOMEN IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

How manufacturers are reinventing their approach to attracting, retaining and developing women in the food & beverage manufacturing business.

13:25
Kate Goodman
Kate Goodman

Business Unit President, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

Alia Al Mazrouei
Alia Al Mazrouei

Advisor to Chairman, ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Lamia Fakhr
Lamia Fakhr

Director Corporate Affairs, KELLOGG’S

Mona Ghobashi
Mona Ghobashi

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director–Global Emerging Markets, MARS WRIGLEY

Jessy El Murr
Jessy El Murr

Senior Journalist & Media Consultant, FORMER BBC AND SKY NEWS ARABIA

PANEL DISCUSSION

WOMEN IN FOOD

This female only panel will explore the strides, challenges and opportunities for balancing the food and beverage industry and ensuring equal opportunity and representation.


  • Kate Goodman, President, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
  • H.E. Alia Al Mazrouei, Advisor to Chairman, ABU DHABI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • Lamia Fakhr, Director Corporate Affairs, KELLOGG'S
  • Mona Ghobashi, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director–Global Emerging Markets , MARS WRIGLEY

  • Moderated by: Jessy El Murr, Host and Journalist, BBC AND FORBES

    14:15

    NETWORKING LUNCH

    15:00
    Henrik Stamm Kristensen
    Henrik Stamm Kristensen

    Founder, BLENDHUB, PORTABLE POWDER BLENDING AND CHEMOMETRIC BRAIN

    KEYNOTE

    HOW THE FUTURE OF FOOD BUSINESS WILL BE LOCALIZED AND SUPPORTED BY DIGITIZED FOOD QUALITY AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS IN THE CLOUD

    In an interesting keynote presentation, Henrik will explain how the future of food business is being redefined and rewired by localization, digitization and cloud. Citing interest case studies, he will take you through the current trends and help you understand what the future is unfolding for the food business and how to position your organisations to benefit from these mega trends or allow yourself not to be disrupted out of the market place.

    15:15
    Mustafa Koita
    Mustafa Koita

    CEO & Chairman, KOITA

    Yusuf Tambawala
    Yusuf Tambawala

    VP, Corporate Strategy & Development, GHASSAN ABOUD GROUP

    Darsana Nair
    Darsana Nair

    Head of Category Planning and Activations, Gulf & New Markets, MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

    Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi
    Sheikha Abdulla Al Nuaimi

    Executive Director Commercial Operations, AJMAN FREE ZONE

    Binoy George
    Binoy George

    General Manager Contract Logistics, AL FUTTAIM LOGISTICS

    Shefa Alhalah
    Shefa Alhalah

    Senior Regional Manager, Middle East, NUTRICIA MIDDLE EAST DMCC

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    DIGITAL DISRUPTION: PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE E-COMMERCE REVOLUTION

    Hear from different industry leaders and understand how e-commerce is changing the face of the entire food industry. Understand from leaders in manufacturing about how they are staying up-to-date with new information and transforming with the times.

    Session Chair: Shefa Alhalah, Senior Regional Manager, Middle East, NUTRICIA MIDDLE EAST DMCC

    16:00
    Alexander Alzamora
    Alexander Alzamora

    Senior Manager - Industrial Applications, ENGIE SOLUTIONS

    LIGHTNING TALKS 7

    HOW F&B MANUFACTURERS SHOULD ADDRESS CRITICAL RISKS WHILE TRANSITIONING TOWARDS A LOW CARBON ECONOMY

    In an interesting keynote, Engie will highlight how F&B companies can reduce emissions cost-effectively and in line with the requirements of the Paris Climate Convention. Why and how climate change and the physical effects of global warming will affect your business? What are the opportunities that will arise for my company in the context of climate change?

    16:15
    Saahil Khan, CEM®
    Saahil Khan, CEM®

    Business Development Manager, Energy Optimisation and Retrofit Industry – India, Middle East & Africa, GRUNDFOS

    LIGHTNING TALKS 8

    REDUCE WATER AND CHEMICAL USAGE IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

    It is important for the food and beverage industry to guarantee safe production and at the same time deliver it in an efficient manner with minimum water and chemical usage.

    16:30

    INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FOOD & BEVERAGE LEADERS

    This inspirational talk will present visionary ideas and predictions surrounding the role of emerging technologies in innovating and developing better food products. This session will review how growers, manufacturers and distributors, are leveraging technology to develop new and better products that can propel their businesses into the future.

    BY F&B INNOVATION LAB

    17:00

    END OF DAY TWO - CLOSING REMARKS FROM UAE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS GROUP

    17:05

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    • We are happy to have a significant number of companies participate in the inaugural edition of Future Food Forum 2019. I think the connectivity between the companies, the regulators and the government entities have given the event a good start. The idea is to share thoughts between government and private sector and the event succeeded putting this agenda together

      Ahmed Belyouha

      Ahmed Belyouha

      Chairman, Emirates Macaroni Factory
    • It’s a strong platform where both the industry and public sector are brought together. Here they discussed the key hot topics which impact the industry and to find effective platform to strengthen our collaboration between the industry sector and the public & private sector. Forums like these are encouraged from my side as they add value to our efficient journey between industry and public sector

      Ahmed Elshal

      Ahmed Elshal

      General Secretary Middle East, Danone
    • For us as an ingredients supplier being here is beneficial in terms of meeting prospects and network. We got a chance to explain what we can do and a chance to understand what their needs are was extremely rich. The fact that it was not only manufacturers but also authorities and government as well were a part of this initiative which UAE Food and Beverages Manufacturers group. Definitely looking forward to Future Food Forum 2021

      Dominique Floch

      Dominique Floch

      General Secretary Middle East, Danone
    • I am excited to be at the Future Food Forum 2019. This is the first time the F&B industry in the UAE has come together and I think the event has gone beyond my expectations. In 2 days we have seen a lot of collaborations, shared interests and very valuable conversations within the industry players but also with the right government department to put forth the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and I’d like to add we have got very good reception from the stakeholders. I hope we continue making progress not only in UAE but overall in GCC itself

      Sumeet Mathur

      Sumeet Mathur

      MD, Friesland Campina

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    The Future Food Forum 2021 is hosted annually as an initiative of The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG).

    The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG) is an association that brings together all food and beverage manufacturing firms in UAE. Formed in 2012, under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the FBMG is committed to the development of the food and beverage industry. The group provides a platform for firms to cooperate and resolve some of the key challenges faced by the food and beverages industry in the region. This is also an opportunity for firms to network and collaborates on innovations that will benefit the industry.

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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZER

    Connecting key stakeholders across governments, businesses, SMEs and regional entrepreneurs, Ejtemaat’s events management portfolio drives thought leadership, business partnerships and knowledge sharing across the region and the world. With 5+ years of successful conferences, exhibitions, special events and trade missions underway, our 2020 agenda is looking more exciting than ever before. The relationships we build last a lifetime ensuring our team works with you all the way to create legacy-driven event experiences to address today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities.
    Office 710, Bayswater Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Direct line: +971 (0) 4 554 1434 | Fax: +971 (0)4 554 1446 | info@ejtemaat.com

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