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

FOOD FORWARD SUMMIT

Saudi Food Manufacturuing

Building the Food Manufacturing Ecosystem of the Future

The Food Forward Summit will convene the industry’s most dynamic and engaging global experts, thought leaders, policy and decision-makers, to offer fresh new perspectives, insights, and inspiring strategies on topics ranging from innovation economics, green solutions, diversification and smarter manufacturing, to entrepreneurship, advanced tech, smart factories, funding & investment and much more.
 

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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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