Wednesday, October 23rd


Conference Center Dr. Rainer Wild Holding, Mittelgewannweg 10, 69123 Heidelberg

Registration with Meet and Greet at Business Lunch

Introduction by Moderator Stefan Gates

Welcome by Dr. Franz Josef Konert your host for the two days

Speaker: Dr. Franz Josef Konert, CEO at GELITA

Mobile, healthy, individual – how mega trends shape our food culture

  • Megatrends (deep currents of change in society) and their influence on our eating habits (e.g. WHAT we eat through individualization, neo-ecology, and health, as well as HOW we eat through mobility, new work, and connectivity)
  • Recognizing and understanding food trends (difference to megatrends on the one hand and micro- or product trends on the other)
  • Presentation of a selection of relevant food trends with regard to mobility & health (e.g. New Snacking, Fast Good, Plant-Based Food)

Speaker: Daniel Anthes, Senior Associate at Zukunftsinstitut GmbH

Bioactive Collagen Peptides® fuel the sports nutrition category

  • What’s hot in sports & active nutrition
  • Case-studies with real athletes in the field
  • Inspiration for product application and concepts

Speaker: Suzane Leser, Director Nutrition Communication Business Unit Health & Nutrition

Explore the challenge of product development for an active community in practical hands-on sessions


Heterogeneous consumer expectations in the food & drink Industry

  • There is a huge gap between the more trusting informed public and the far-more-skeptical mass population, marking a return to record highs of trust inequality.
  • The informed public and mass population are united on one front—all share an urgent desire for change.
  • Slight recovery in trust for the Food and Beverage sector

Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Schwark, Managing Director, Edelman

Enjoy the evening in a very special location related to the event focus with optional “Once-in-a-Lifetime” activities

Thursday, October 24th

Details: A bus will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the venue

Welcome and start in the second day by Moderator Stefan Gates

Michael Teppner, Global Vice President Marketing & Communication will provide some insights in the global market for collagen proteins

Gelatine – The universal toolbox for product development

  • Understanding the works
  • Realizing your new product vision with GELITA

Speaker: Dr. Margarethe Plotkowiak, Head of Global Product Management Food

Discover the relevance of the right nutrition in practical hands-on sessions.

25 disruptive concepts, startups, and technologies that will change the way we eat.

  • Eatnomics: the new food Economy
  • The Inevitable: we need to become comfortable with the uncomfortable
  • Obsessed millennials could kill the kitchen
  • Disruptive Technologies: Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, VRT, and 3D Food Printing

Speaker: Marius Robles, Co-founder of Food By Robots/CEO and Co-founder of Re-imagine Food

Summary of day 2 and closing of the event by Moderator Stefan Gates

Business Lunch and fair well