Fi Europe 2022, the world’s largest gathering of F&B ingredient buyers and suppliers, began in Paris on 6 December to welcome thousands of F&B industry professionals to discover new innovations, network with partners old and new, and hear from powerhouse speakers.
FI Europe, where the industry is gathering to discover F&B ingredients, alternatives and innovative solutions, build new partnerships with suppliers or buyers, network with experts and leaders, generate new leads, and be a part of a community driving change and innovation to build a sustainable food future, had begun online on 28 November.
The in-person event is being held from 6-8 December. The online version will continue till 23 December.
The highlight of day 1 was the keynote on ‘Future proofing the food system in Europe through a public-private partnership’ by Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food. He shared insights on how EIT Food, the world’s largest innovation ecosystem in agri-food, tackles problems in the food system.
There was a case study by the official sustainability sponsor, Ofi, (Olam food ingredients), on ‘How to co-create growth and impact through naturally good food’.
This session explored the strategies and programs that can deliver traceable, sustainably sourced products that delight consumers, facilitate business growth and create real change for people and the planet.
The speakers included Defne Saral, head of Sales, EMENA, and Piet van Asten, head of Sustainable Production Systems, both from Olam food ingredients.