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Bilbao becomes the epicenter of food innovation with Food 4 Future and Pick&Pack

Bilbao becomes the epicenter of food innovation Food 4 Future and Pick&Pack

Jeickson Sulbaran

February 10, 2024 | 6:52 p.m.

Bilbao is preparing to host an event that will mark a before and after in the food industry. From April 16 to 18, the city will become the beating heart of innovation and technology applied to the food sector, thanks to the simultaneous celebration of Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech 2024 and Pick&Pack for Food Industry in Bilbao. These events are not only an opportunity to discover the latest trends and technologies, but also a space to reflect. about the future of an essential industry in our lives.

Under the motto 'Foodtech 6.0', the Foodtech Expo stands as a meeting point for innovation and sustainability

More than 250 exhibiting firms and 450 international experts will share solutions and strategies to transform production plants towards a greener and more technological model. This event is emerging as a platform where robotics, sustainability and food safety will be the main protagonists, outlining the path towards a more efficient and environmentally friendly food industry.

On the other hand, Pick&Pack will focus on processing, packaging and logistics, bringing together 180 exhibiting companies. Here, the latest solutions in technology applied to packaging and logistics will demonstrate how innovation can improve the efficiency and sustainability of the food chain. Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and Data Analytics will be some of the key technologies presented, highlighting their role in the revolution of the food industry.

The meeting will also be the scene of three congresses of global relevance like Pick&Pack in Bilbao

The Food 4 Future World Summit will explore technology in food production and preservation, with a focus on precision agriculture and sustainable practices. In parallel, the National Packaging 4.0 Congress will address the challenges of smart packaging and decarbonization, while the European Logistics Summit 2024 will focus on sustainability, innovation and mobility in food logistics. These conferences will offer a comprehensive vision of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

In addition, The Foodtech Innovation Awards will be held, which recognize leading companies in technological innovation and sustainability in the food sector. This recognition is a reflection of the industry's commitment to continuous improvement and the adoption of more sustainable and efficient practices. Likewise, the Foodtech Startup Forum will provide a platform for 200 innovative startups to present their projects to sector leaders and investors, thus fostering an ecosystem of innovation and collaboration.

Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech will also host the BTEM awards, which celebrate food innovation in the Basque Country. These awards are a sample of the dynamism and innovation capacity of the food sector in the region, highlighting the importance of innovation as a driver of development.

The celebration of Food 4 Future and Pick&Pack in Bilbao is not just another event on the calendar. It is a declaration of intent, a showcase of what the future holds for us in terms of technology and sustainability in the food industry. Bilbao is thus confirmed as a benchmark in innovation and development, not only in Spain but on the international scene, underlining the importance of technology and innovation in a sector as vital as the food sector.

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