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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF H.E. BANDAR IBRAHIM AL KHORAYEF, MINISTER OF INDUSTRY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT AGENDA

Saudi Food Manufacturuing

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14:00
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    10 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT

     

14:10
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Key role of AI in accelerating the food technologies of the future
    • Why the future consumer’s personal AI will define their preferences and behaviours
    • Food, beverage and agriculture companies using AI to gain competitive advantage
    • Meeting the AI driven consumer expectations of the largest generation in the history of the planet, Gen Alpha

     

14:50
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • State, prospects and scenarios for the global/regional food system: Takeaways for KSA’s plans
    • Geo-economic volatility and uncertainty: Fulfilling the food and beverage needs of a growing population and focus on localization of products
    • Shaping the future of food: Trends, opportunities, innovation, sustainability and ESG and trade regulations, and collaboration
    • Strategic role of the government and the private sector in positioning Saudi Arabia as a F&B manufacturing hub: Maximizing efficiencies and cost discipline
    • Supply chain re-evaluation: Key pillar to success focus on exports “Masterplan” of in-country food value chain, current gaps/priorities, and what inputs and finished food products would still need to be sourced from overseas
    • Strategic partnerships between government and public private policies
    • What is the picture of success over the next 10-20 years? What is the phased plan to get there?
    • Decarbonization– Carbon credits for food manufacturing: Understanding your impact
15:30
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Exploring innovations in food manufacturing: How cutting-edge technologies are reshaping the concept of food and food manufacturing
    • Using the future: Employing future strategies and anticipatory thinking to proactively shape the future
    • Engaging tomorrow's consumers: Strategies for connecting with future consumers through digital platforms, storytelling, and immersive experiences, catering to the expectations of Gen Z and beyond
    • Sustainability and ethical considerations: Addressing the ethical implications of new technologies and guiding companies to balance innovation with ethical responsibility
    • Call to action: Encouraging collaboration among industry stakeholders, policymakers, and innovators to drive sustainable growth and meet global food industry demands
16:10
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Investment requirements/plans for future food economy
    • Fintech and financial innovation possibilities
    • Attracting significant funding from venture capital and growth equity – creating successful investments in food systems
    • Strategic role of financial institutions in facilitating access to capital
    • F&B manufacturing loans: Financing for food production
    • Uptick in investment inflows and raising capital for contributing to food security and self-sufficiency
    • What do investors seek in the F&B sector in the Saudi market?
    • Potential niches to exploit: Halal, Alt Proteins, Aquaculture/Mariculture?
16:50
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Upgrading legacy operations with state-of-the-art automation and technology innovations
    • How to use digitalization to simulate new facility, process, and product design
    • Revolutionizing the way our food is processed and prepared, shaping the industry's future with each new innovation
    • Use of automation, data analytics and machine learning to operate existing facilities efficiently
    • AI potential in farm-to-fork value chain: Opportunities and advantages of leveraging AI in product innovation, improving productivity and efficiencies and upstream and downstream optimization
17:30
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Sustaining inventory and supply chain capabilities for security and resilience
    • Impact of advanced technologies like IoT and data analytics, AI and blockchain on F&B transport and warehousing initiatives
    • Efforts and solutions to make logistics more sustainable?
    • De-risking sourcing
    • Role of “Friendshoring” as supporting thrust to growing manufacturing in KSA. E.g. investments in farmland and basic processing across the Global South
    • Need for collaboration across the industry, governments, innovators, and consumers for resilient and sustainable food systems supply chains
18:10
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    5 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
14:00
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    10 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
14:10
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    35 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • How macroeconomic shifts and massively rising social expectations are shaping the future of food
    • What is coming in AI, automation, robotics, and work design for food manufacturing and logistics
    • Intersection of consumer demand and emerging food technologies
    • Reconfiguration of food supply chains for efficiency, safety, transparency, and trust
    • Understanding the leadership path to create a world-leading food manufacturing industry
14:45
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    40 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Establishing effective food quality and safety management systems: Improving quality control of raw materials, ingredients and additives
    • Developing a standardised nutritional labeling requirement for all food products
    • Enabling individuals make more informed decisions about the foods they buy and consume
    • Ensuring processed products are safe and incorporating sanitary design principles to all areas of production
    • Building and delivering new value propositions and product lines tailored to the region
15:25
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    35 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    • Transforming consumer engagement with smart packaging
    • Achieving sustainability goals plus the added benefits of cost savings
    • Upcycled and biodegradable packaging value chains
16:30
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    35 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT
    Monetizing on decentralized production: key drivers, tools and strategies to obtain real-time operation information Production shifts and the move towards automation Capturing gains from operations ex ...
18:25
  1. Food Forward Summit Stage
    5 mins
    • FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT

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