• Food Frontier’s industry leading annual alternative proteins conference, AltProteins 24, is on in Melbourne on 10 October, with early bird tickets are now available.
    Food Frontier’s industry leading annual alternative proteins conference, AltProteins 24, is on in Melbourne on 10 October, with early bird tickets are now available.
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Food Frontier’s industry leading annual alternative proteins conference, AltProteins 24, is on in Melbourne on 10 October, with early bird tickets now available.

 

The annual event is a must for those in – or interested in – the plant-based foods, cultivated meat, or precision fermentation industries. This includes those in primary production, investment, R&D, academia, government, manufacturing, foodservice, and retail.

AltProteins 24 welcomes back the Victorian Government as lead sponsor through support from Agriculture Victoria, Global Victoria, and Invest Victoria.

 Minister for Agriculture Ros Spence said the event helps support innovation, sustainability, and growth from across the sector.

“We are proud to sponsor the AltProteins conference for a third year, encouraging innovation, sustainability, and growth in agriculture industry.

“We are investing in pulse research as part of the government’s Agriculture Strategy, which is working towards enhancing the commercialisation of research and innovation, ensuring our agriculture sector is stronger and sustainable,” Spence said.

Merck, Eden Brew, Tetra Pak, Rockwell Automation, v2food, and Unigrain are also sponsors. With global food systems estimated to account for one quarter to one third of all greenhouse gas emissions this year’s event will spotlight sustainability.

Food Frontier CEO, Dr Simon Eassom, said sustainability is top of mind for many food businesses and despite it being an inherent benefit of alternative protein products, it’s still an issue that manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and retailers need to get their head around.

“We also need governments to implement policy and funding, we need businesses to invest and collaborate, we need academia and research to prioritise R&D, and ultimately, we need consumers to adopt more sustainable foods.

“AltProteins 24 will include a debate on the most efficient strategies for advancing the food-as-a-climate-change-issue agenda and promoting alternative proteins as a viable solution. We look forward to this discussion which will involve experts from many different disciplines,” Eassom said.

AltProteins 24 will feature workshops on accessing global markets, cellular agriculture bridging evidence gaps with accountability, and the pressing challenges and solutions facing cultivated meat.

Food is always one of the highlights of the event and this year will be no different. Delegates can look forward to tasting the versatility of a wide range of plant-based meat dishes prepared by expert chefs.

For early bird tickets and more information, click here.  

To secure your early bird tickets or for more information click here.

For sponsorship or speaker opportunities contact Food Frontier event manager, Liz Shaw.

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Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.