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ILSI Europe contributed as a strategic partner of this international event designed by and for professionals in the food and beverages industry

The first edition of Food 4 Future – Expo FoodTech 2021 took place on 15 -17 June in Bilbao (Spain). ILSI Europe was a strategic partner of this international event, which has sought answers to the major challenges facing the sector: how to optimise processes through technology, how to develop more sustainable and efficient business models, and what are the trends in the production of new foods and ingredients.

To this end, Food 4 Future brought together 5,417 visitors from 22 countries in Bilbao, in addition to another 4,911 users connected via streaming from 29 countries.

The industry itself highlighted Food 4 Future as a starting point to learn about and disseminate best practices in the sector, while generating new business opportunities.

One of the major challenges facing the food industry today is the demographic growth of the world’s population growth and how to supply it in a healthy, efficient and sustainable way, efficient and sustainable way. The reduction of CO2 emissions, the efficiency of processes, the reduction of food waste and the processes, the reduction of food waste and new protein sources such as insects or meat substitutes such as insects and meat and dairy substitutes, are some of the main challenges addressed at the challenges addressed at the Food 4 Future World Summit.

Rogelio Pozo, director of the congress and CEO of AZTI, highlighted the “digitalisation as a lever for the food industry to develop more sustainable models and healthier food, while approaching the consumer in a more transparent way.”

The first edition of the congress was attended by 349 international speakers in 56 conferences international speakers in 56 conferences that addressed the main challenges of the food sector and all its segments food sector and all its segments: meat, canning, fishing, dairy, oil, cereals and beverages, dairy, oil, cereals and beverages.

Food 4 Future: 197 exhibiting companies

More than 197 exhibiting companies took part in the event, presenting more than 461 innovations for the food and beverage industry. ILSI Europe was one of the strategic parters of  Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech, together with organisations cush as  EIT Food, ICEX, Hazi, Food for Life Spain, Grupo Europe, Food for Life Spain, Grupo Spri Taldea, Eatable Adventures or IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation)