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5 - 6 OCTOBER 2022, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

FUTURE FOOD FORUM 2022

F&B Manufacturing

#FUTUREFOODSERIES

JOIN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING CEO GATHERING FOR MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Exclusive industry-focused keynotes

Get a chance to learn from change leaders and decision-makers behind the world's largest food manufacturing brands.

Premium networking

Build relationships with industry-leading companies and meet with over 600+ F&B specialists from the region and beyond.

Immersive panel discussions

Engage in highly interactive panel discussions featuring speakers from the government sector and key companies from the F&B sector.

"The UAE wants to become a hub for two things; We still want to be pioneering as a food hub for food trade but what we want to do is to be less dependent on the net food imports...we are a country that has over 200 nationalities, everyone has different tastes and we want to keep up being able to serve everyone what they love when it comes to food."

H.E. Mariam Bint M. Al Mheiri MINISTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT, UAE

"This is just the start of a new era for us and the UAE Food & Beverage Group, where I see the cooperation between the multinational companies and the local companies working together for the best of the UAE economy."

Saleh Lootah CHAIRMAN OF THE UAE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS GROUP

“If you don’t have a diverse leadership team, you might be missing out on an amazing group of talent because they’re looking for somewhere that looks more like them, which is another factor because you could lose talent if you’re proving that you’re not diverse and inclusive.”

Kate Goodman MENA AND PAKISTAN BUSINESS UNIT PRESIDENT, MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL

“The consumer demand has actually gotten heavily impacted by the pandemic and consumers are currently looking for healthy, convenient and probably value for money. The local manufacturers have a great responsibility to adapt themselves to fulfill these demands.”

Hassan Safi CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, AL AIN FARMS

“It's really about connecting your machines, it's about getting that data into the database, it's about being agile but also about empowering workers - enabling workers. Everywhere I've gone it's 'we need more skilled workers, we need more intelligence, we need more training' so then let's empower them, let's get them the data to make decisions and impact their manufacturing.”

Paul Epperson VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER-MANUFACTURING, GE DIGITAL

    Senior speakers from signature brands making headlines across the MENA market

    Learn from over 50+ industry leaders as they share insights into the best strategies for core issues faced by the industry, and more at the 2-day Future Food Forum 2022.

    Abdulaziz AlMulla
    Abdulla Bin Damithan
    Ahmad Belyouha
    Ahmad Elshal
    Ahmed Bayoumi
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    The MENA region's CEO leadership gathering for food & beverage manufacturing

    EARLY BIRD OFFER

    Expires 5 Sept 2022

    AED 2,000
    • 2-Day Conference Pass
    • Networking Coffee and Lunch
    • Exhibition Zone Entry
    • Promotional Collateral
    • Free to Attend Workshops
    • Certificate of Attendance
    • Photos, Videos & Recordings

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    Expires 5 Oct 2022

    AED 2,500
    • 2-Day Conference Pass
    • Networking Coffee and Lunch
    • Exhibition Zone Entry
    • Promotional Collateral
    • Free to Attend Workshops
    • Certificate of Attendance
    • Photos, Videos & Recordings

    Future Food Forum 2022

    The 2022 preliminary is underway! 2 conference days packed with the biggest MENA brands and government addressing extraordinary developments, excellence and new opportunities across the complete F&B business value chain.

    Conf Chairman

    Bringing together local and global ministers, high-ranking government officials, business leaders, academia, and representatives of leading think tanks once more, the Future Food Forum 2022 is set to showcase the initiatives within the food and beverage manufacturing ecosystem for sustainability and inclusive growth, creating opportunities for women, and fostering youth entrepreneurship within the F&B industry.

    Sumeet Mathur
    Conference Chairman, Managing Director, FRIESLANDCAMPINA, MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

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    REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING COFFEE

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

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    SPEED NETWORKING

    We understand you are to learn but you are also here to network and we want to ensure

    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.

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    WELCOME ADDRESS

    Now in its eighth successful year, the UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group provide an industry update on

    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.

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    KEYNOTE

    This keynote will share insights and commitments on how the government are working towards a more collaborative and

    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.

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    KEYNOTE

    SUSTAINING AND SECURING FOOD CHAIN

    SUSTAINING AND SECURING FOOD CHAIN

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    The growing uncertainty in regard to tariff and trade issues that continue to occupy the market, this panel

    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

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    KEYNOTE

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    The COVID-19 pandemic challenges food and beverage leaders to stabilize their business amid these challenging times at the

    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

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    KEYNOTE

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    One of the biggest culprits of the food industry’s environmental footprint is packaging. Explore how manufacturers are finding

    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

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 1

    In a short 15 minute address, Khaled will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by F&B manufacturers, owners

    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.

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 2

    CHALLENGES WHILE CHOOSING THE SITE FOR A NEW FOOD OR BEVERAGE PLANT In an interesting keynote, Saud will

    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.

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 3:

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

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

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    KEYNOTE

    There’s no better time than today for Sustainability to be the driving force of our business and product

    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

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    Panel discussion

    From food packaging to the production line, consumers are searching for a greener alternative to food solutions. Consumers

    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

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    CEO ROUND TABLE-2 UAE AGRITECH ROUND TABLE

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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

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    REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING COFFEE

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

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    By Invitation Only

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    WELCOME ADDRESS

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    KEYNOTE

    This keynote will share insights and commitments on how the government are working towards a more collaborative and

    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.

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    CONFERENCE RECAP OF DAY 1

    This keynote will share insights and commitments on how the government are working towards a more collaborative and

    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.

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    CONFERENCE RECAP OF DAY 1

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    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

    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

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    KEYNOTE

    This keynote provided an overview on how the F&B business value chain is taken a different direction. From

    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.

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Predicting consumer behaviors in a rebooting market is like wishful thinking. In an interesting round table discussion discover

    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

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    KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOOD AND DRINK INNOVATION

    NEW DIRECTIONS IN FOOD AND DRINK INNOVATION

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    The demand for innovation continues to rise globally. Following the rise of health-conscious consumers, closely regulated food and

    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

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

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    UNDERSTANDING FOOD AND BEVERAGE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IN THE EMERGING MARKETS

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    Food Programs in Dubai - Current and Future Perspective

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 4

    In an interesting talk, Miguel will share from his experience in serving International F&B players in helping them

    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.

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 5

    Efficiency is at the heart of all challenges facing food manufacturers. Cutting costs and delivery times boost profits.

    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

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    KEYNOTE

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

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

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    WOMEN IN FOOD This female only panel will explore the strides, challenges and opportunities for balancing the food

    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

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    KEYNOTE

    In an interesting keynote presentation, Henrik will explain how the future of food business is being redefined and

    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.

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    PANEL DISCUSSION

    DIGITAL DISRUPTION: PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE E-COMMERCE REVOLUTION Hear from different industry leaders and understand how e-commerce

    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

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 7

    In an interesting keynote, Engie will highlight how F&B companies can reduce emissions cost-effectively and in line with

    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?

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    LIGHTNING TALKS 8

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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    INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FOOD & BEVERAGE LEADERS

    In an inspirational session listen to incubates, mentors, researchers and leaders sharing their experience from participating in the

    In an inspirational session listen to incubates, mentors, researchers and leaders sharing their experience from participating in the F&B Group’s much acclaimed Product Innovation Lab Programme where more than 5 participants successfully went through the process of F&B product development and are now close to commercializing their ideas. Introduction and way forward: Mr. Saleh Lootah, Chairman, FBMG F&B Product Innovation Incubates: Ms. Rowayyah Abdulla Ali Alhefeiti Mr. Bisher Zumot Ms. Mai Moawad Ms. Bakhita Ziad Raeisi F&B Innovation Lab Mentors: Mr. Ahmad Belyouha, Emirates Macaroni Ms. Yan Narayan, Hunter Foods Ms. Milana Boskovic, Al Ain Farms Saleh Lootah Chairman UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group

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

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the

    We have dedicated tracks for every industry Whether you want to hire tech’s top talent meet with the policymakers influencing

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    Replay the special Expo 2020 Dubai edition

    Witness over 600+ F&B manufacturing leaders and specialist gather at the world's greatest show for the Future Food Forum 2021, driving sectoral growth and building a better and more sustainable future for food and beverage manufacturing.

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    Showcase your brand to over 200+ local and international F&B attending companies alongside the best of F&B manufacturing as you build relationships with key stakeholders and senior colleagues this October.

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