14th Plant-Based Foods Summit Europe 2019

2-4 October 2019, Lille (FR)

Unique 5-in-1 Summit: Meat-Free | Dairy-Free | Plant Protein Purchasing | Plant Protein Ingredients | Start-ups & VC

Register by 30 September and save € 350


Rating previous Summit: 8.6


Rating previous Summit: 8.6

Winning Consumer Strategies

The demand for plant-based foods is increasing fast. There are many opportunities for retailers, foodservice operators, and brands to serve consumers better and more inspiring foods. Consumers are also seeking more healthy and sustainable diets.

Join the unique 5-in-1 Summit

The Key Strategic Business & Innovation Questions are:
– What is the opportunity for new plant-based foods from a consumer, retailing, nutrition and food processing point of view?
– What are the future directions for new plant-protein ingredients from a user, supply, food, processing, sustainability, and value chain perspective?

Top 5 Plant-Based Foods Summit Objectives
Join this unique Summit and capitalize on below fantastic opportunities to advance and accelerate for a better food world
1. Growing the best Industry Platform for the Plant-Based Foods industry in Europe
2. Enabling (Plant-Based) Food, Food Ingredient Companies, and all players to validate business strategies with the best-in-class market and business insights
3. Be the best place for business, project development & project calls in plant-based foods
4. Assisting SME companies with a route to market and market access & defining the gaps for business
5. Growing the global Plant-Based Foods Ecosystem for business and innovation

Key topics

  • What is driving consumers?
  • How relevant is the climate when shopping for food?
  • What are the nutritional characteristics? Is this a relevant trend?
  • What does Generation X think about plant-based or vegan?
  • How can retailers and foodservice channels capitalize on the trend of plant-based?
  • Where are we now and what does the future look like?
  • What are the do’s and don’ts to build the category with brands?
  • Innovation is booming. Who will lead the market in 2 years’ time?
  • What is the actual potential for plant protein ingredients to move into the mainstream & gain scale to make a larger commercial impact?
  • Which processing technologies are needed to improve the texture, taste, and nutrition of plant protein ingredients?
  • Is there a need for a global protein research agenda? When so, what are the key elements and how can industry and government across the national borders work together.
  • How do investors perceive the plant-based opportunity and brands active in this space?

This unique Summit will enable brands to validate their strategies and develop new opportunities with key partners, retailers, foodservice channels, food brands, food ingredients companies, processing technology companies, and research leaders.


2019 European Plant-Based Protein Awards for Start-ups

During the 14th Plant-Based Foods Summit Europe 2019, Village by CA North of France will present the 2019 European plant-based foods awards for start-ups to recognize promising entrepreneurs who are developing innovations in the field of plant-based proteins.

Village by CA is a network of start-up accelerators set up by Credit Agricole, a leading global bank of French origin. Village by CA networks counts 31+ accelerators and supports nowadays 550+ start-ups and federates 470+ corporate, academic and institutional partners.

Who should participate?

All those start-ups companies (with less than 5 years existence) aiming at developing innovative solutions, services, technology or product in the field of plant-based protein in the local and international markets and are looking for the best ways to showcase their solution.

The Awards are open for the following categories: Consumer impact, Pulses, Agtech, Ingredient, Food, High-protein food, Process and digital. Apply HERE

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Keynote speakers


Target audience: Food Industry, Protein Ingredients, Technology & Research
Participation: 500+ experts. Exhibition: 50 places.

5-in-1 Summit:
Meat-Free Summit – Winning Consumer Products
Dairy-Free Summit –  Winning Consumer Categories
Plant Protein Purchasing Summit – Winning Value Chains
New Plant-Protein Ingredients Summit – Winning New Propositions
Plant-Based Start-Ups & VC Summit – Winning Business Concepts

The 14th Plant-Based Foods Summit will focus on:

– Consumer Trends
– Retail & Food Service Opportunities
– Category & Brands Innovations
– New Plant Protein Ingredients
– Novel Plant Protein Processing Technologies
– Better Plant Protein Applications

Be part of this great network!




Grow your business & research network. Enjoy over 25 hours of networking time during the welcome reception, refreshment breaks, lunch breaks, and the awards dinner
Get expert views on the market size, growth, and challenges from performance and sports nutrition brand owners from Europe
Shape innovation partnerships with leading research players in the industry
Develop ideas for your market entry strategy & distribution challenges
Contact Bridge2Food info@bridge2food.com

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During the Summit there will be a special Award Ceremony for the best new category launch, new sports & active nutrition product, and most novel ingredient. Award winners will be chosen by an expert jury.

Bridge2Food Awards

Insights past Summits

Presentations – The presentations of past Summits (2014-2019) (over 250 available!)
These presentations can assist you very well in expanding your business, innovation and technology roadmaps, and will give you new insights into building your strategies. You can order presentations of past Summits via below links. When you register to attend the Summit, you can also order the presentations during the registration process.

Order the presentations of the 13th Plant-Based Foods Summit 2019, June 2019
> Order here for only €545*

Order the presentations of the 12th Plant Protein Ingredients Summit 2019, May 2019
> Order here for only €545*

Order the presentations of the 11th Protein Summit 2018, October 2018
> Order here for only €545*

Order the presentations of the 10th Protein Summit 2017, September 2017
> Order here for only €495*

9th Protein Summit 2016, September 2016
> Read more here on the programme with all speakers
> Order here for only €445*

8th Protein Summit 2015, September 2015
> Read more here on the programme with all speakers
> Order here for only €395*

7th Protein Summit 2014, September 2014
> Read more here on the programme with all speakers
> Order here for only €345*
*Excl. VAT & credit card cost

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