The food tech scene is booming. There are lots of interesting conferences, summits, and other innovative gatherings popping up all over the world. What is so exciting about it is that food tech events bring together startups, creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry-leading brands. All delivering better solutions to the way food is stored, prepared and served in restaurants, hotels and catering companies.
Food tech events also create excellent opportunities to meet important business connections when they are in more relaxed space, and not inundated with meetings. Furthermore, technology innovations in food, can help business operate responsibly, decreasing their footprint, saving money and boosting their reputation.
We have selected a list of the 5 best food tech events of 2017 that are taking place across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Here are our top picks:
Future Food-Tech Summit: The annual event takes place in London, New York and San Francisco. It is one of the most international gathering of food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. The aim of the summit is to showcase innovations that can meet the challenge of feeding the growing world population in a sustainable, safe and healthy way. The next edition will bring together key players that have the potential to transform the sector. When & Where: 29-30 March, San Francisco - USA
Foodex Qatar: The 1st International Exhibition for Food, Beverage & Process Technology (Foodex) has been launched to allow food and beverage entrepreneurs to enter into the emerging markets of Qatar. Also, it aims to provide an excellent platform for food and drink manufacturers and processing companies to market and promote their products, technology and services in the UAE. When & Where: 2-4 April, Doha - Qatar
YFood Tech Wednesdays: It is a free monthly meetup for food tech startups and future-preneurs. The event is held on the last Wednesday of every month in London and Kuala Lumpur. It provides a chance for like-minded people to connect over their shared passion for food tech. Each month, this food tech event features a short talk from an established startup founder before an audience Q&A, drinks and networking. When & Where: Every last Wednesday of the month, London - UK / Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Global Food Innovation Summit: It is dedicated to featuring national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions around the world. The Global Food Innovation Summit showcases product, demos and apps. Also, the event gathers leading global entrepreneurs, investors and executives that are building the future of food. It is ideal for business that are looking to explore new solutions, innovations and trends. When & Where: 8-11 May, Milan - Italy
London YFood Tech Week - It is the world's largest week-long celebration and collaboration of the trends and companies, that are developing technology to transform the food ecosystem. This is the third edition of the event. Food Tech Week was designed to educate, foster partnership and help business increase their impact on the food tech scene. During the first edition, as part of TEDxHackney, Winnow`s co-founder Marc Zornes shared the story of his involvement to the world of food tech. When & Where: 30 October - 3 November, London - UK
Innovations for the hospitality sector in 2017
In the past few years we have seen a range of innovations disrupting the way the hospitality sector manages and serves food, and interact with their clients. From digital platforms providing dynamic waiting list management tools that don't rely on pencil or paper, and apps allowing consumers to make more informed choices, to cloud solutions helping kitchens to become more sustainable and profitable.
We are looking forward to attending food tech events to see what advances are going to impact business in 2017. What about you? Tell us how many food tech food event you will attend in 2017.