Thank you to everyone that attended the event both in Brussels and online. Recordings of the sessions can be found on the agenda page along with copies of all slides shown during the event.


EIT Food’s 2023 flagship conference will be the last before institutional change at European level in 2024. It provides a unique opportunity for the largest food community in the world to inspire lawmakers, by sharing evidence-based insights, business cases, and concrete recommendations on how, together, we can make change happen to transform our food systems. With its extensive track record of infusing innovation in the ecosystem, accelerating its take up and adoption from farmers to consumers, and providing frequent unique feedback to decision makers, the EIT Food Partnership can once again help shape the more sustainable, resilient and transparent system we need. 

By the time we meet, European lawmakers will be shaping the future framework for sustainable food systems, the EU Protein Strategy, while also working on soil health, packaging / labelling, consumer information, financial instruments, etc.  At a time when the EU’s best in class stance may be challenged internationally and internally, when the transition and costs attached may be questioned, the EIT Food conference provides the perfect opportunity to shape the future of our food, drawing from an amazing community dedicated to innovation. We are non-partisan, work with facts and figures and for impact. 


Speakers include

Iliana Ivanova
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Peter Kearns
Director for Sustainable Food Systems and Innovation, Re-Imagine Europa
R. Berutti
Roberto Berutti
Member of Cabinet Wojciechowski, European Commission
kari tronsmo
Kari Tronsmo
Claire bury
Claire Bury
Deputy Director-General, DG SANTE, European Commission

Why attend?

Enhanced networking opportunities with stakeholders from across Europe

Discover EIT Food programmes and projects

Scope out future collaboration opportunities

Learn about latest food innovation and food policy trends

Join interactive breakout and brainstorming sessions on crucial topics

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Attendance costs

If you have any queries about payment or the category which you fall into, please email us. Payment will only be taken when the application for an in-person place has been confirmed as successful. Please note that these prices exclude VAT.

PriceOrganisation type
€230Corporates/Trade Associations
€170NGO's/SMEs and Startups
€115EIT Food Partners (Strategic, Delivery & Community)
€115Academia, research organisations
€50Students & EIT Food programme alumni
€0National Government, Regulator, EU Institutions, Perm Rep, Diplomatic missions to the EU, Press & Media, Speakers, EIT Food Staff & Supervisory Board Members

At the event - Alberts vending robot

The Alberts One, is an award-winning vending robot that makes personalised healthy smoothies, soups, and plant-based shakes on the spot. It uses frozen fruits, vegetables, and plant-based protein sources, and only adds pure water to ensure the snacks are nutritious and have a minimal sugar content (<5%). Alberts is revolutionizing the way we access food by breaking away from the traditional food chain model. Each machine is a 1m2 micro-factory that produces food on the spot, making healthy choices convenient for people on the go. 


There will be a vending robot at the Future of Food Conference – make sure to check it out!

Future of Food Conference 2022

261 Attendees

Featured 2022 Speakers

32 Countries Represented

Sinkevicius 231

Virginijus Sinkevičius

European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Fialka sl

Jindřich Fialka

Deputy Minister for the Section of Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic

Andy Zynga

Andy Zynga

Chief Executive Officer,
EIT Food


Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva

Director for Innovation, Digital Education & International Cooperation, DG EAC, European Commission

Dirk Jacobssmall

Dirk Jacobs

Director General, FoodDrinkEurope

About EIT Food

EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.

Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food.

We are one of nine innovation communities established by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

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For more information please contact Anna Harrison using any of the details below.

Anna Harrison

Lead Senior Event Manager | Forum Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783073