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Lead the change

7-8 Nov 2016
Dubai World Trade Centre

Future Food Live brings the region’s food sector into the modern connected world and celebrates the disruptive and transformational ideas and technologies which will change the food industry forever.

Whether it’s overcoming food insecurity through groundbreaking technological advances, reversing the obesity and diabetes epidemic through innovative public health drives, or reinventing the dining experience to turn the restaurant sector on its head, Future Food Live brings the world’s foremost change-makers together at one live event in order to bring about an upheaval in the way we produce and eat food.

Lead
the
change

7-9 Nov 2016
Dubai World Trade Centre

Future Food Live brings the region’s food sector into the modern connected world and celebrates the disruptive and transformational ideas and technologies which will change the food industry forever.

Whether it’s overcoming food insecurity through groundbreaking technological advances, reversing the obesity and diabetes epidemic through innovative public health drives, or reinventing the dining experience to turn the restaurant sector on its head, Future Food Live brings the world’s foremost change-makers together at one live event in order to bring about an upheaval in the way we produce and eat food.

40%

40% of children in the GCC are obese and one in five people have diabetes

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Nutrition & Organic

$7billion

Diabetes costs UAE over $7billion per year in lost productivity and medical bills

NUTRITION AND ORGANIC

The world is facing a global epidemic in obesity and other lifestyle related diseases, with the Middle East consistently scoring of the worst performing regions in nutritional public health.

But innovations in nutrition, food science and public health are making promising developments in this space and could mark a transformation in the crisis. The question is, how can we best get the public to adopt these better practices?

At Future Food Live, there will be a dedicated focus which will bring to the region the world’s most disruptive and promising developments in nutrition, food science and public health, including:

  • Free-from substitutes that improve the nutritional value of products
  • Organic and health foods
  • Food science developments that reduce the reliance of ingredients coming from intensive farms
  • Experimental ingredients, like insect and algae proteins, with the potential to revolutionise farming and finished foods
  • Public health initiatives, like school breakfast clubs, that are proven to change eating habits
  • Launching of new, innovative and nourishing finished food products
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Nutrition & Organic Food Meetings at Future Food Live

$1.6trillion

Global halal market worth over $1.6trillion

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Halal

1 in 4 people

Globally, one in four people to require halal food by 2020

HALAL Meat at Future Food Live

The international halal market, already considered the third billion person market (along with China and India) is set to boom over the next fifty years to cater for at least one quarter of the world’s population. However, with the necessity for more intensive food production, the invention of substitutes and inclusion of new ingredients to help overcome the problems meeting the increased demand for food, a  gap is starting to occur between food innovations and their halalness.

Future Food Live will look to address the big issues in food halalness in order to improve the food sector’s compliance in the market, whilst ensuring there is synergy between the scientific advancement of ingredients, and their applicability to the Muslim food market. This live event will draw together global experts to address the following issues:

  • How to solve the increased issue of haram meat fraudulently entering the halal food chain
  • Working with food laboratories to ensure new supplements, additives or substitutes are halal
  • Helping companies launch products or business lines in markets that demand halalness
  • Exploring new rulings and the opportunities they present to food manufacturers
Halal meat at Future Food Live
Halal meat at Future Food Live

World’s 2nd best city

Dubai is world’s 2nd best city to start a business

(HSBC Global Survey 2015)

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Startups

100+

Over 100 food outlets will open in the UAE over the next 3 years – that’s 6 a week

STARTUPS at Future Food Live

Dubai has become synonymous with commercial opportunity and is considered one of the most advantageous places to start a business. With the government’s priority that the city should have innovation at the forefront of what it does, Future Food Live will become an incubator for startups in the food sector, especially those that seek to reinvent food.

Improvements to any sector often come from innovators and new trends set by upstarts. That’s why at Future Food Live, we’re devoting resources to ensure the most exciting startups are showcased and nurtured in order to give them the right exposure to achieve mass adoption.

Future Food Live will  provide special focus  on helping startups flourish in the region and facilitating the transition of Dubai into a global food hub by:

  • Giving advisory services to startups on how to operate successfully in the region
  • Helping startups meet finance by facilitating introductions with global investors in food innovation
  • Showcasing their business ideas to a super-charged audience, powered by Gulfood.
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80%

Gulf countries import more than 80% of their food

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Agritech

$50billion

GCC has allocated $50billion for food security investment

AGRITECH at Future Food Live

Much of the Middle East suffers from inhospitable and arid farming conditions and several of the Gulf countries are expected to deplete their water tables within fifty years. With a rising population and the Gulf countries already having to import more than 80% of its food, this gives urgent need for the region to find and adopt technologies to improve food security for future generations.

Regional governments have pledged over $50billion to overcome the food insecurity crisis and the time has never been better to focus on which available technologies are best positioned to revolutionise agriculture in the Middle East; agritech is experiencing a renaissance of new inventions and solutions  and the following will be explored in depth to understand their potential  impact in solving the problems in the Middle East:

  • Stacked farms, aeroponics and hydroponics as methods of controlling production, sheltering from the weather and reducing water consumption.
  • IoT in hydroponics and farming as a way to optimise  growth conditions for crops and improve yields.
  • Big data analysis in order to ascertain the optimum crops to grow and forecast demand
  • Genetically enhanced crops that can survive in hard conditions and provide a robust staple
  • New technologies set to transform the arid farming community
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