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The new edition of Food 4 Future turns Bilbao into the epicenter of food innovation

The new edition of Food 4 Future turns Bilbao into the epicenter of food innovation

Jeickson Sulbaran

April 3, 2024 | 1:53 p.m.

Bilbao stands as the heart of foodtech innovation with the Expo Food 4 Future 2024, a window to the future of food

From April 16 to 18, 2024, the city of Bilbao is not just a point on the map of Spain; becomes the central axis of the food innovation worldwide. The event, Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech, is presented under the ambitious motto 'Foodtech 6.0', promising to be an unprecedented meeting for professionals in the sector, where technology, sustainability and food science will be the protagonists.

Imagine a place where more than 8.000 curious minds congregate, 280 exhibiting companies display the latest in technology, and more than 450 experts from all corners of the globe share their knowledge. That place is Bilbao for three intense days of learning, networking and discovery. The expectation is high, and the objective is clear: to catalyze a transformation in the food industry towards greener, technological and digital practices.

Innovation and sustainability: pillars of the food industry of the future

Javier Dueñas, president of the contest and visionary leader of Campofrío, puts his finger on the sore spot when talking about current challenges: uneven population growth, increased consumption and the urgent need to innovate to maintain balance in the food industry value chain. The answer to these challenges, according to Dueñas, lies in technology and innovation, more necessary than ever in a post-inflationary context.

Discover how Bilbao is transformed into the global epicenter of food innovation with Food 4 Future 2024, an unmissable event for professionals.

The representation of Euskadi, with its institutional stand, is not just an act of presence. It is a declaration of intentions and a firm commitment to business development and innovation in the food sector, strategic for the Basque economy. The region is positioned, once again, as a reference in the search for solutions that strengthen and grow the food and gastronomy value chain.

The future of food is being cooked at Food 4 Future

The Expo will not only be an exhibition space. ANDThe Food 4 Future World Summit promises to be the beating heart of the event, with a focus on food production and preservation technology. Rogelio Pozo, director of the congress, anticipates that topics such as precision agriculture, sustainable practices, and the revolutionary impact of generative AI and Big Data in the food supply chain will be explored.

Inflation, geopolitical changes, new consumer demands, Food safety and the incorporation of innovative ingredients are just some of the topics that will be discussed. This dialogue will be enriched with the voices of executives from leading companies, who will share their visions and strategies to face future challenges and trends.

Pick&Pack for Food Industry: a novelty in Bilbao

This year, the event is enriched with the arrival of Pick&Pack for Food Industry, creating a unique synergy with Food 4 Future. Specialization in packaging and logistics for the food industry will be in focus, presenting innovations in processing, containers, packaging, and much more. The introduction of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and blockchain promises to raise the level of the solutions presented.

The success of the last edition, with more than 8.372 professionals from more than 34 countries, anticipates the great impact that the 2024 edition will have. Food 4 Future – Expo Foodtech is not only a fair; It is the catalyst for a profound and necessary change in the food industry, making Bilbao the epicenter of food innovation worldwide.

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