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· Networking
Meet other attendees, browse speakers, check the schedule. Use the 'People and Chat tab' in the sidebar. (Video)chat and exchange contact details
2020-12-02T15:30:00Z 2020-12-02T16:00:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Welcome & Introduction
Welcome and introduction to today's program by Geza Molnar, Founder of Protein.Directory & Martine Boetje, host & event organizer Alt Dairy Conference
Geza Molnar
2020-12-02T16:00:00Z 2020-12-02T16:10:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Welcome+%26+Introduction Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Dawn of the Food Revolution
Inspirational talk from a game-changer in the new wave of future foods.
Irina Gerry
2020-12-02T16:10:00Z 2020-12-02T16:30:00Z Europe/Amsterdam The+Dawn+of+the+Food+Revolution Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Investors trends & insights in Alt Dairy
Insights in investment trends for very early stage startups alt diary. Big Idea Ventures (preseed, accelerator), V capital (preseed). Host: Ecotech capital.
Adam Bergman Mia Medicus Michiel Van Deursen
2020-12-02T16:30:00Z 2020-12-02T17:00:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Investors+trends+%26+insights+in+Alt+Dairy+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Strategic responses in a highly dynamic Alt Dairy market
Strategic responses for businesses moving into the highly dynamic Alt Dairy market. Future scenario planning to develop a successfull business strategy.
Gerrit Suhlmann
2020-12-02T16:40:00Z 2020-12-02T17:00:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Strategic+responses+in+a+highly+dynamic+Alt+Dairy+market Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Regulatory landscape for Alt Dairy novel foods in EU
EU novel food regulation. Technical procedure, pitfalls and considerations for companies developing dairy alternatives.
Hannah  Lester
2020-12-02T17:00:00Z 2020-12-02T17:20:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Regulatory+landscape+for+Alt+Dairy+novel+foods+in+EU Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking break
Visit the exhibitor booths. Interact with the speakers and other attendees via (video)chat. Browse the 'People' tab and exchange contact details
2020-12-02T17:20:00Z 2020-12-02T17:30:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Networking+break Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Future wave of food tech solutions for Alt dairy
Ingredient applications to optimize mouthfeel, texture, creaminess, emulsification and more. Learn from these cell/food-tech game changers.
Chirag Sabunani Will van den Tweel Amadeus Driando Ahnan-Winarno, PhD Sanne Melles Dimitris Karefyllakis Juliana Romero
2020-12-02T17:30:00Z 2020-12-02T18:15:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Future+wave+of+food+tech+solutions+for+Alt+dairy Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Alt Dairy Lightning Talks
A series of 7-minutes talks covering: business strategy, retail trends, molecular farming, EU regulations naming, fermentation, investing
Mattan Lurie Mark Warner David Ziskind Kathleen Hefferon Floor Buitelaar Karin Verzijden
2020-12-02T18:00:00Z 2020-12-02T18:45:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Alt+Dairy+Lightning+Talks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The journey to build a disrupting business in alt dairy
Jevan (Better Dairy) will share his journey building a successfull disrupting startup in alt dairy. fermentation based dairy scale up
Jevan Nagarajah Matt Tom
2020-12-02T18:00:00Z 2020-12-02T18:30:00Z Europe/Amsterdam The+journey+to+build+a+disrupting+business+in+alt+dairy Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Transforming the Future of Dairy: Startup Pitch Sessions
Start-up Pitch session with 6 alt dairy game-changing businesses, technologies & products. Biomilq, Vly, Willicroft, Planterra, Rainfed, Update
Clémence Landeau Noam Dekkers Sujala Balaji Brad Vanstone Willem Blom Michelle Egger Anton Pluschke
2020-12-02T18:30:00Z 2020-12-02T19:20:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Transforming+the+Future+of+Dairy%3A+Startup+Pitch+Sessions Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Challenges in plant-based dairy. What can we learn from academia?
Insights and challenges by Wageningen UR-Proteins for Life on global protein supply, taste, functionality, consumer preference
Stacy Pyett
2020-12-02T19:00:00Z 2020-12-02T19:15:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Challenges+in+plant-based+dairy.+What+can+we+learn+from+academia%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Intellectual Property & Alt Dairy: Using IP to Attract Investment
IP is a key asset for technology-driven companies and is used to attract funding from investors at all stages of a company’s development.
Kerry Rees
2020-12-02T19:20:00Z 2020-12-02T19:40:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Intellectual+Property+%26+Alt+Dairy%3A+Using+IP+to+Attract+Investment Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking break
Interact with speakers, attendees and chat with potential business partners in Alt dairy. Visit the exhibitor booths.
2020-12-02T19:40:00Z 2020-12-02T20:00:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Networking+break Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Future of Dairy Production Methods & Market overview: Plant-Based, Cultivated, and Fermentation.
Nate Crosser (GFI) will give an overview of Production Methods & Market for the Future of Dairy: Plant-Based, Cultivated, and Fermentation.
Nate Crosser
2020-12-02T19:55:00Z 2020-12-02T20:15:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Future+of+Dairy+Production+Methods+%26+Market+overview%3A+Plant-Based%2C+Cultivated%2C+and+Fermentation. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Roundtable discussion by conventional & alternative dairy thought leaders
Perspectives on “signals for change” and potential trigger points for mass market adaption by conventional & alt dairy thought leaders.
Tony Hunter Irina Gerry Christian Pichler Tom Phillips Raffael Wohlgensinger Gerrit Suhlmann
2020-12-02T20:15:00Z 2020-12-02T20:55:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Roundtable+discussion+by+conventional+%26+alternative+dairy+thought+leaders Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Designing plant based milk 2.0: What matters and why?
What are market consumer trends & drivers for nutrition, health and sustainability.
Sujala Balaji
2020-12-02T20:35:00Z 2020-12-02T20:55:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Designing+plant+based+milk+2.0%3A+What+matters+and+why%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Final networking. Meet other attendees. Use the 'People and Chat tab' in the sidebar. (Video)chat and exchange contact details.
2020-12-02T21:00:00Z 2020-12-02T21:30:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Networking+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closure and final remarks
A few last notes for today from Geza and Martine.
Geza Molnar
2020-12-02T21:00:00Z 2020-12-02T21:05:00Z Europe/Amsterdam Closure+and+final+remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Geza Molnar

Founder of Protein.Directory

Tony Hunter

Foresight specialist & Senior food & agriculture advisor, Bright Green Partners

Chirag Sabunani

Founder, Supplant Foods

Irina Gerry

CMO, Change Foods

Tom Phillips

Sustainable food and agriculture advisor, Bright Green Partners

Christian Pichler

Investor in Dairy and Alternative Dairy, GERBER-RAUTH

Will van den Tweel

Project director, Those Vegan Cowboys

Noam Dekkers

Chief Innovation Officer & Business Development, Planterra Ltd - Naturally Innovative

Raffael Wohlgensinger

CEO and Co-Founder, LegenDairy Foods

Clémence Landeau

Co-Founder & CEO, Update FOODS

Mattan Lurie

Foodtech Investor in alt dairy and alt infant nutrition, Brinc

Adam Bergman

Tech Innovation Thought Leader, Managing Director, EcoTech Capital

Mark Warner

Fermentation Scale-up and Commercialization, Warner Advisors

David Ziskind

Director of Engineering, de-risk, scale-up and commercialize manufacturing operations, Black & Veatch NextGen Ag.

Mia Medicus

Program Director plant-based food venture capital, Big idea Ventures

Stacy Pyett

Proteins for Life program director, Wageningen UR Life Science

Brad Vanstone

Grandson of a dairy farmer turned artisanal plant-based cheese maker, Founder Willicroft

Amadeus Driando Ahnan-Winarno, PhD

Tempeh Fermentation Scientist, Co-founder Better Nature

Kathleen Hefferon

Professor microbiology, molecular farming. Plant based medicine & global health expert, founder of Greenovation startup

Sujala Balaji

Founder and CEO at Rainfed: A Plant Milk company

Karin Verzijden

Regulatory expert functional foods, Axon Food lawyers

Jevan Nagarajah

CEO Better Dairy

Michiel Van Deursen

Vegan Investor, Capital V

Willem Blom

Impact Investor,

Hannah Lester

Scientific Director, Pen & Tec Consulting

Kerry Rees

Partner & Patent Attorney, HGF

Sanne Melles

Food executive / Biotech enthousiast

Matt Tom

Consultant Food Tech Strategy & Execution, Founder MTCC LLC

Floor Buitelaar

Bright Green Partners - Managing Partner & Retail Consultant

Anton Pluschke

Head of R&D VLY foods: milk alternative with 50% more protein than regular milk.

Michelle Egger

CEO Biomilq: revolutionizing infant nutrition with biotech creating human milk by culturing mammalian cells.

Gerrit Suhlmann

Bright Green Partners - Managing Partner & Senior Strategy Consultant

Nate Crosser

Good Food Institute - Startup Growth Specialist - GFI Fermentation Report Co-Author

Juliana Romero

Founder Cano-ela: extracting (semi-) final food products from seeds. Food scientist PhD.

Dimitris Karefyllakis

Founder Time Travelling Milkman - Fat ingredients for sustainable & creamy dairy alternatives

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