Food’s Future Summit will return in October 2019.

Stay tuned for details.

Here’s a quick look back at last year’s event:

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By 2050, the global population will have grown by a third. 

However, we may only be able to feed half of 2050's population at current food production rates. We may even run out of fish by 2048. It’s not just quantity — environment and sustainability problems also threaten the global supply of food and nutrition.

What will we be eating in the future? 

How will our dining experience change?

How do we create a sustainable food cycle?

These are the key questions we seek to ask and address at the Food’s Future Summit.

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What's in store for 2018

Upon the successful launch of the award-winning Summit in 2017, we have planned a bigger and more impactful event this year. The Summit will be expanded to two-full days in order for us to bring more change-makers, experts and conscious consumers to delve into the key innovations, trends and issues in the culinary world.

The most exciting addition, for the first time, the Summit will be working with the Consulate General of Sweden, to feature this amazing country's innovative approach, championed by both private and public sectors, to devise solutions to a sustainable food's future.

The goal of the Summit remains the same—we want to inspire and initiate change within the world of food: to recognise future-forward businesses; champion individuals behind critical causes; and empower consumers to make better-informed decisions about what they eat.

Come join us at this highly acclaimed and exciting event!

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Venue partner: Hotel ICON


Summit Overview

The two-day event will kick off on Friday, 21 September, with keynote speeches, panel discussions and two breakout tracks. On the second day, 22 September, the Summit continues to offer a number of hands-on workshops and talks, aimed at bringing the discussion to a bigger audience. Both days will feature a Foodie Marketplace, where new, futuristic, and innovative products will be on display and even ready to take home.

Agenda is updated frequently and subject to change. Please check back.


Friday, 21 September


Opening Remarks

Lily Ng , CEO, Foodie Group Limited

Lily Ng, CEO, Foodie Group Limited

Dr. Jimmy Chiang , Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Dr. Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Helena Storm , Consul-General, Consulate General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau

Helena Storm, Consul-General, Consulate General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau

Josh Tetrick


Opening Keynote

The New Food Revolution: What Would It Look Like to Start Over in Food?

Josh Tetrick, Co-Founder & CEO of JUST


The Big Gamble

In the Big Gamble, we will hear from venture capitalists and investors who are betting on the next big food-related innovations


Morning Break


Dining in 2030

Top restauranteurs in Hong Kong and Greater China on how they’ve remained competitive over the years and how they are evolving to keep ahead and stay relevant


Lunch Break


How Sweden Designs Our Food's Future

Movers and shakers from this progressive nation in Scandinavia sharing lessons, examples and policies showing how Sweden is helping design our planet's future of food



Sustaining a Sustainable Business

Early adopters of sustainable businesses discussing the realities of sustainability vs commercial success


Afternoon Break

Track 1

Food Tech

15:30 — Dining in Innovation: How technology and new science is shaping our dining experience — too much science fiction or way of the future?

16:30 — How Do You "Eat" Data: Charting the application and opportunities of data, big and personal, in our dining scene

17:30 — Blockchain in Our Food Chain: What is blockchain? And is it the solution to the problems within the food industry? 

Track 2

Food and Dining

15:30 — Is Alternative Protein Still  “Alternative”? How meat alternatives are becoming mainstream

16:30 — Gourmet Beyond Four Walls: Restaurants are not the only places to get gourmet food. A look at the ever-evolving operating models for finer dining (e.g. delivery, co-kitchens)

17:30 — Gen Z: What Do They Eat?  What does Generation Z eat? Is the image more important than the actual food? What are the factors that drive Gen Z'ers to queue at length and travel for hours in pursuit of 'grammable grub?


Closing Reception

Foodie Marketplace: Future Edition

Start-ups and companies will be offering some of the latest and intriguing products and services that allow us to embrace our future a little closer today

Film Screenings

Saturday, 22 September

Talks and Workshops

Summit attendees will be able to have more intimate discussions and hands-on experiences in a wide range of interesting topics imminent to our food's future and lead by experts and warriors.


Hacking Food's Future

What does the future of food hold? Delve deeper into big picture trajectories on demand and supply, and the effects of climate change


The Future of Food Safety

Worried about food fraud and scandals? We explore how technological advances can ensure that our food is really what it claims to be on the label


The Future of Protein

The problems with traditional proteins and the alternatives available in supermarkets and restaurants


The Future is Circular: Waste to Wealth

There’s waste at every stage of the food supply chain. Join this workshop led by Circular Community HK to brainstorm how various waste outputs can become valuable resources


The Future of Urban Farming

The advances and applications of urban farming


The Future of Seafood

90% of the world’s oceans are fully or over fished, and we may run out of fish by 2045.   Find out what else is happening to our seafood, and what we can do about it.


The Future of Waste

Uncover the current situation of waste management and recycling, and solutions for Hong Kong and beyond industry experts. Plus, join an interactive battle of straws!                    

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17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


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