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Sandbox 1 - Ecosystem Track

11.00amOpening Remarks
A warm welcome to the 2022 Agri Food Tech Expo.
You can look forward to the next three days from the industry on the latest trends industry challenges, solutions, and strategies for implementation into the future of food sustainability and security.
12.00pmPresentation // Green Financing through Transformative Investments

We are soon eight billion people traveling through space on planet Earth, totally dependent on this planet’s resources and the ecosystem services provided by its biosphere.

Therefore, the only way to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to make sure the biosphere thrives and that we are resourceful with all non-renewables so that they last for all living humans, as well as future generations.

This will require huge transformations in how we generate our energy, produce our food, build our houses, move around and create all the clothes and objects we need in our lives. These transformations need to happen and, therefore, will happen, and they are probably the greatest investment opportunities of all time.

Gullspång Re:food is an investor in Oatly and fourteen other companies driving sustainability transformations in the energy and food systems.

Our formula for transformative impact investing is simple yet powerful:

1) define the boundaries for a sustainable future

2) identify the root-cause-problems in the current system

3) describe strategies for eliminating these problems, and

4) look for companies that can unlock these strategies through transformative innovations

Speaker: Gustaf Brandberg, Founding Partner, Gullspång Re:Food (Sweden)
12.20pmPresentation // AgriSolar

Speaker: Davide PACHECO, APAC CEO, Amarenco Group
12.40pmPresentation // The Evolution of the Market and the Profiles sought in the Agricultural and Agri-Food sector

Speaker: Hugues Dumas, Founder, Synovivo Consulting Agri Biz
1.00pmNetworking Lunch Break
2.00pmMOU Official Signing // Innovate 360 Pte. Ltd with:

Space-F – Chris Aurand
ProXES – Donghui Kim
Futura Ingredients (S) Pte. Ltd – Wong Si Si
2.40pmPanel // Discover Food Technology Trends and Innovations in 2023

Innovate 360 Pte. Ltd

Chris Aurand, Open Innovation Leader at Thai Union Group, Space-F Programme
Donghui Kim, Managing Director at ProXES Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, ProXES
Wong Si Si, Global Business Director, Futura Ingredients (S) Pte. Ltd
Exhibitors Speakers’ Corner // Israel Pavilion
3.00pmSpeaker: Erez Fait, Co-founder & Chairman, Agrinoze
3.15pmSpeaker: Yoav Dagan, Co-founder & VP Business Development,
Aquamaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd
3.30pmSpeaker: Dr. Efrat Dvash Riesenfeld, CTO, Bee-io Honey Ltd
3.45pmSpeaker: Eran Perlstein, COO & Co-Founder, Bio-Circular (Biotic) Ltd
4.00pmSpeaker: Eliron Toby, Chief Marketing Officer, NextFerm Technologies
4.15pmSpeaker: Arik Kaufman, CEO & Founder, Steakholder Foods Ltd
4.30pmPresentation // Climate and irrigation precision monitoring and control for Singapore's indoor farms and greenhouses

Speaker: Wierd Vonk, General Manager, Hoogendoorn Asia
4.50pmPresentation // Ultra high density food production

Speaker: Robin Vincent, CEO, Canobi Agtech
5.30pmEnd of Day 1

Sandbox 2 - Innovation Track

12.00pmPanel // What’s next for localizing alt proteins?

Jennifer Morton, Corporate Engagement Specialist, Good Food Institute APAC

Alex Brittain, International Senior Vice President, Perfect Day
Lee Jie Ying, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager of Plant Alternatives, APMEA, Kerry Ingredients
Samuel Chan, Head of AgriFood, Singapore Economic Development Board
1.00pmNetworking Lunch break
2.00pmPresentation // Role of process engineering in the alternative protein industry

Speaker: Nimesh Kedia, Project Director, Haskell Pte Ltd
2.20pmPresentation // How Sprouts Farms Use Waste to Clean The Environment

Speaker: Karen Tandagi, Founder & CEO, Sprouts Farms Indonesia
2.40pmPresentation // Transforming analogue products into digital assets. Unlocking the opportunity to compete on supply chain transparency and exemplary digital experience

Speaker: John Pennington, Executive Director, TradeWindow
3.00pmPresentation // Process Solutions for High quality plant-based protein extraction

Speaker: Dharmendra Shukla, Regional Sales & Market Unit Manager, Food solutions and Protein Systems, Business Unit Food Systems Alfa Laval, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Exhibitors Speakers’ Corner // Netherlands Pavilion
3.30pmSeminar // The Netherlands: Pioneers in Plant-Based and Novel Foods

Opening Remarks Speaker:
Hajo Provó Kluit, Head of Economics and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

As one of the world’s biggest alternative proteins hubs with over 250 companies working on the protein transition, the Netherlands provides a strong ecosystem for technology and innovation. The Dutch skillset includes protein production, processing, innovation and logistics, allowing to stimulate the shift towards a restored balance between animal- and alternative proteins. This seminar will provide insight in some of the leading Dutch organizations and research in novel foods and plant-based proteins. As The Netherlands has a strong focus on collaboration and partnerships, you are invited to join the seminar and start working with us to solve global challenges together!
3.40pmPresentation // Insights into the Dutch National Protein Strategy and the Alternative Proteins Ecosystem

Speaker: Willemien van Asselt, Director for international Relations and Cooperation, Top Sector Agri & Food
3.50pmPanel // The Netherlands Protein Hub; Building Towards a Protein Shift

Mirjam Hilgeman, Project Manager Food, Rabobank

Johan de Schepper, Chief Innovation Officer, Agrifirm
Angelique van Helvoort, Programme Manager, OostNL
Jan Meiling, Managing Director, Startlife
Prof Johan Garssen, Chairman, Future Food Utrecht
4.20pmPresentation // The Netherlands as Birthplace of Cultured Meat

Speaker: Ira van Eelen, Founder and CEO, Kind Earth Tech and Respect Farms
4.30pmPitch // Cellular Agriculture; Meat and Dairy

Krijn de Nood, CEO, Meatable
Etske Bijl, Food Scientist, WUR
Martyn Everts, VP of Sales, Mosa Meat
5.00pmPanel // The Role of Plant-Based Proteins in Restoring Protein Consumption

Willemien van Asselt, Director for international Relations and Cooperation, Top Sector Agri & Food

Jos Hugense, CEO, Meatless
Corjan van den Berg, CEO, Revyve
Wouter de Heij, CEO, Top BV
Henk Schouten, Chairman, Schouten Europe
5.30pmEnd of Day 1

*The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

Sandbox 1 - Ecosystem Track

Welcome Back
Exhibitors Speakers’ Corner // German Pavilion
11.00amSpeaker: Phillipp Braungardt, DY CEO, STEP Systems GmbH
11.15amSpeaker: Prof. Dr Katharina Riehn, Member of the Board and Vice President, DLG
11.30amSpeaker: Mrs Simone Schiller, Managing Director, DLG Competence Center Food
12.00pmPanel // Innovation in Genetic & Breeding for Sustainable Aquaculture

Dr Lee Chee Wee , Centre Director,
Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Professor Berta levavi-Sivan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor Justin Rhodes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Dean Jerry, Director of the Tropical Futures Institute, James Cook University
1.00pmNetworking Lunch Break
2.00pmPartner Event // Sustainable Urban Agriculture Forum

Republic Polytechnic
4.30pmPanel // Exclusive Country Outlook: Malaysia
Building a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Agri-Food Tech Ecosystem

Melissa Ong, CEO, Southeast Asia, Thought For Food

Dr Toong Foo Weng, Managing Director, Full Nature Fresh Sdn Bhd
Dato’ Lee Mok Foong, CEO, Trans Eco Farm Sdn Bhd
Sha G P, Co-Founder, Future Farms Sdn Bhd
5.30pmEnd of Day 2

Sandbox 2 - Innovation Track

Welcome Back
11.00amPresentation // Food E-Commerce: The Trends, Potential Risks & Opportunities

The food e-commerce landscape has dramatically evolved in the last few years, fuelled by the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, rapid technological developments, several social drivers such as increasingly accelerated lifestyles, as well as economic drivers such as the rising middle class particularly in Asia. In order to keep pace with these changes, benefit from the opportunities and minimise the risks, both industry and governments need to be proactive and collaborate with one another.

•     New food e-commerce business model components – the trends, opportunities, and risks
•     Government and industry initiatives in Asia to shape the policy and regulatory ecosystem - fostering sustainable growth of the food e-commerce sector

Emily Whitelock, Senior Regulatory Affairs Executive, Food Industry Asia
11.15amPresentation // Digital Labelling: The Future of Smarter Food Labelling in Asia

With increasing regulatory requirements and consumer demand for greater transparency in food products, digital labelling is gaining tractions as an alternative method to communicate and store information related to food products. This session will discuss about the policy and consumer trends around digital labelling in Asia, the opportunities and challenges faced in the adoption of digital labelling, as well as recommendations on the collaborative efforts and stakeholders’ actions that will be needed to realise the full potential of digital labelling.

Teo Jie Ling, Regulatory Affairs Executive, Food Industry Asia
11.40amPanel Discussion with Q&A Session

Jiang YiFan, Associate Director of Science & Regulatory Affairs, Food Industry Asia

Swee Cheng Wei, Senior Manager, AlphaBeta (Part of Access Partnership)
Chong Nyet Chin, Director, Food Safety & Quality, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative
Chee Yap, Executive Director, APAC Innovation & Development, Sealed Air Corporation
1.00pmNetworking Lunch break
2.00pmPresentation // Improving Production Rates & Crop Yields Through Sustainable Means

Tan Chong Hui, CEO, Jah Cultura
Exhibitors Speakers’ Corner // Canadian Pavilion
2.30pmTopic // Let’s make something new with REV™ Vacuum Microwave Drying technology

Speaker: Harman Nijjar, VP Global Sales & Business Development, ENWAVE Corporation
2.35pmTopic // Physically Embedding Data Into our Food for a More Secure and Sustainable Future

Speaker: Mike Borg, Founder & CEO, Index Biosystems
2.40pmTopic // Plant Protein Extraction for a Better World

Speaker: James McQueen, VP Business Development, Grainfrac Inc.
2.45pmTopic // The role of protein concentrates to revolutionise the plant based industry

Speaker: Lena Tan, Head, Corporate Communications, Agrocorp International Pte Ltd
2.50pmTopic // Harmonizing Monitoring & Automation In Indoor Farming

Speaker: Robin Vincent, CEO, Canobi AgTech
2.55pmTopic // Value-added agricultural, environmental, and biochemistry technologies

Speaker: Emmanuel Richard, CEO, Custom Agricultural Intelligence Inc
3.00pmTopic // Alberta, Canada: A Hub for Agri-food Innovation

Speaker: John McDonald, Managing Director, Asia, Invest Alberta Corporation
3.30pmPresentation // BLU EAT: taking over the gut-brain axis for consumers by creating convenient and delicious plant-based food and beverages.

Speaker: Jean-Michel Pommet, CEO, President & CSO, The BLU EAT Company

There is growing evidence of the importance of diet on human (and animal) microbiome, impacting directly health and wellness. By designing its first novel beverages targeting gut health, BLU EAT wants to educate consumers about how to take care of their microbiota with healthy products which incorporate plant and algae ingredients &/or extracts.
Exhibitors Speakers’ Corner // French Pavilion
3.45pmSpeaker: Barbara Guerpillon, Senior Director - Transformation, Innovation & Corporate Venture, Dole Sunshine Company
4.00pmSpeaker: Alexandros Pantalis, CO Founder & CEO, Phagos

Bacteria are evolving resistant to antibiotics. According to WHO, resistant bacteria are now a major threat to global health. Phagos channels bacteria's natural predator, the bacteriophage, to provide a long-term solution.
4.15pmSpeaker: Gaetan Fabritus, CCO, BioCeanor
4.25pmSpeaker: Clement Turnier, VP Global Sales & Marketing, Ubees
4.40pmSpeaker: Anthony Bugeat, CEO, Axioma France
4.50pmSpeaker: Emmanuelle Bucaille, CEO, Pure Active Water

Sustainable water treatment - PURE ACTIVE WATER Pte Ltd is a Singaporean Company that provides safe water and sanitation solution through an innovative technology ActivH2O. ActivH2O eliminates viruses (including Sars-Covid 2) and bacteria by chemical free electrolysis. This sustainable process generates natural oxidants at different concentrations providing not only sanitized potable water but also a disinfection solution. The oxidants remain in the water for several weeks, thereby protecting water from re-contamination.
5.00pmEnd of Day 2

Sandbox 1 - Ecosystem Track

Welcome Back
11.00amPanel // Exclusive Country Outlook: Indonesia

Cultivating agri-food security and sustainability with innovative Agri-food tech

Gita Syahrani, Executive Director, Sustainable District Association (LTKL)

Ferron Haryanto, CEO, eKomoditi
Widya Putra , CEO, Mushome
Yohannes Sugihtononugroho, CEO, Crowde
Ainu Rofiq, COO, Koltiva
12.00pmPanel // Exploring the different elements of the digital ecosystems that drive its food safety outcomes

The need for food safety is so important that it’s typically baked into the very fabric of our society. Companies have their own internal programs and are overseen by government agencies who make sure companies are in line with what they require, and many manufacturers are turning towards software solutions when designing theirs since there can be such different needs within a single facility.

In addition to the recent COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food safety challenges, notably in processing, packaging, and transporting agro-products. With the need to improve food safety standards, many has looked towards disruptive digital solutions for effective food safety management.

In this panel session, the session explores different elements of the digital ecosystem that drives its food safety outcomes.  The speakers represent food safety experts. These include molecular immunological analysis of food allergens for better diagnostics and development of therapeutics, specific to the Australian-Asian region, sustainable products and supply chains ecosystems, and, and the adoption of IoT, AI and Blockchain technologies in Agribusiness.

Learning Outcomes:
•     How Private and Partnership supports Agriculture value chain?
•     Discuss Using better technology to create a strong adherence to food safety
•     Improve food traceability more than any other technology
•     Steps in keeping employees and customers safe from foodborne illness

Jack Wang, Director for Agribusiness, SAP Southeast Asia

Prof Andreas L. Lopata, Molecular Allergy Research Laboratory in the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University
John Pennington, Executive Manager, TradeWindow
CL Goh, CEO & Co-founder, Natural Trace
1.00pmNetworking Lunch Break
2.00pmPartner Event // Launch of Agri-food Singapore Standards

Welcome Address Speaker:
Dr Allan Lim, Chairman, Food Standards Committee

Ms Khoo Gek Hoon, Director, Industry Development and Community Partnership Division, Singapore Food Agency
Mr Allan Lim, CEO, Comcrop Pte Ltd
Mr Malcolm Ong, CEO, The Fish Farmer Pte Ltd
Mr Yeap Soon Ming, QA Lead, Chew’s Agriculture Pte Ltd
3.30pmPanel // Exclusive Country Outlook: India

Tapping onto India’s unrealised Agri-Food potential: How Agri-Food Tech can increase productivity and ensure sustainability  

Rahul Gladwin Massey, Founder, Culinarte - Cuisine Concepts, President, Christian Chefs International - Delhi Chapter
V Ramkrishnan, Managing Director, AAR KAY Management Consultants
5.00pmEnd of Programme

Sandbox 2 - Innovation Track

Welcome Back
11.00amFireside Chat // Early strides towards Net-Zero in Large Enterprises

Julie Greene and Felipe Daguila discuss Olam's journey towards net-zero, from the early stage challenges, to be able to measure emissions with high-confidence and eventually translate it to initiatives across the supply chain. Miguel Fernandes will demonstrate how the Terrascope platform makes carbon emissions measurement and management more accessible and actionable.

Julie Greene, CSO, OLAM Group
Felipe Daguila, CCO, Terrascope
Miguel Fernandes, Co-head of Data Science, Terrascope
12.00pmPresentation // Digitization of European agriculture fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability, and success

Speaker: Juan Francisco Delgado Morales, Executive Vice President, European Foundation for Innovation and Technology Development, Spain
12.30pmPresentation // You Can Grow Faster Without Getting Bigger!

For Landscape Business

Speaker: James Lim, Digital Transformation Consultant, AMG Concept Pte Ltd
1.00pmNetworking Lunch break
2.00pmPresentation // Scalable Scaffolding Solutions for the cell cultured meat industry. The case for HaloSpun Nanofibers'

Speaker: Märt-Erik Martens, Co-founder & CEO, Gelatex Technologies
2.30pmPresentation // Precision Macronutrients Analysis (Coffee and Cotton)

Speaker: Ángela Díaz Labrador, Client Success Manager of Business Development & Sales, ST Engineering Geo-Insights
3.00pmPartner Event // Embracing Sustainability in Food Services: Win at Buying Green

SHATEC Webinar Series 2022
5.30pmEnd of Programme
See You Next Year

Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia 2024 – Sandbox

Since its inaugural, The Agri Food Tech Expo sandbox program aims to drive co-innovation and collaboration across the Agri Tech and Food Tech industry players. The platform allows the sharing of latest trends, industry challenges, solutions, and strategies for implementation into the future of food sustainability and security.

The expo “Enhancing Food Ecosystems for a Sustainable Future” aims to connect and discover the innovations and technologies powering the Agri food tech community through the 3 key focus of Innovation, Sustainability, and Food Safety possibilities.


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2023 Programme


10:45am - 11:30am
(45 Mins)

Panel Discussion - Challenges Faced by the Alt Protein Industry and the Coping Strategies 

This panel discussion will cover the APAC alt protein landscape, industry key players, trends and developments, and challenges faced by the industry, as well as ways to overcome these challenges. 

Kelvin Ng,  Managing Partner, Green Bridge Partners 


Valerie Pang, Innovation Associate, GFI APAC 
Dominuque Kull, Co-Founder & CEO, SGProtein 
George Jacobs, Senior Board Advisor of Centre of Responsible Future (CRF)
Jason Green, Director of Food & Beverage, Little Farms

11:30am  - 11:50am
(20 Mins)

MOU SIGNING between Grain International and Association of Vertical Farming (AVF)

Grain: Associate Professor Shabbir Moochhala, Chairman of GRAIN International Pte Ltd
Association of Vertical Farming (AVF): Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Chair of Association of Vertical Farming (AVF)


11:50am - 12:30pm
(40 Mins)

Panel discussion - Cultivated Food Regulatory Trends and Importance of Coordination

  • Introduction of the current landscape of regulations in Asia, Europe and USA
  • Global trends on the regulatory sphere and future predictions, & challenges
  • What the future beholds and the necessity of regulatory coordination?

Peter Yu, Program Director, APAC Society for Cellular Agriculture, Singapore


Robert Jones, President of Cellular Agriculture Europe, Netherlands
Dr. Sandhya Sriram, President, APAC-Society for Cellular Agriculture; Group CEO and Co-founder, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Dr. Sophie Lambertz, Chief Scientific Officer, Cultivated B, Germany

12:30pm  - 1:00pm
(30 Mins)

Breakthroughs for Greenhouses Enabled by the Green Twins

Meiny Prins, CEO, Priva, Netherlands 

1:00pm - 1:50pm
(50 Mins)


1:50pm - 2:30pm
(40 Mins)

Panel Discussion - Canada's Role in the Global Plant Protein Ecosystem 

Dr Andrew Powell, CEO of Asia BioBusiness Pte. Ltd.

Greg Eidsness, Managing Director, Saskatchewan Singapore Office 
Vishal Vijay, Director - Strategic Investments, Agrocorp 
James Street, Director of Business Development, Protein Industries Canada

2:30pm - 2:50pm
(20 Mins)

Okara Unleashed: Elevating Its Potential in Food and Agricultural Frontiers
Okara, the often-overlooked residue of soybean processing, has been valorized in Republic Polytechnic for food and agricultural applications.
Dr Heng Kiang Soon, Lecturer, School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic


Sustainable Aquafeeds & Genetic Improvement: Boosting Local Aquaculture
The Sustainable Aquaculture Technology Centre (SATC) at Republic Polytechnic (RP) works closely with the local aquaculture industry to provide solutions in aquaculture health, nutrition and circular economy.
Dr Shubha Vij, Senior Conexus Manager, Sustainable Aquaculture Technology Centre

3:00pm - 5:00pm
(120 Mins)

The Netherlands - Farming the Future

As one of the world-’s biggest alternative proteins hubs with over 250 companies working on the protein transition, the Netherlands provides a strong ecosystem for technology and innovation. The Dutch skillset includes protein production, processing, innovation and logistics, allowing to stimulate the shift towards a restored balance between animal- and alternative proteins. This seminar will provide insight in some of the leading Dutch organizations and research in novel foods and plant-based proteins.

Horticulture is an innovative sector in the Netherlands and contributes significantly to the prosperity of our country. Our advanced knowledge, innovation and experience can benefit countries worldwide to address various challenges on the path towards food security. Learn more about how we contribute with our horticulture solutions to high tech urban farming in Singapore and beyond.

As The Netherlands has a strong focus on collaboration and partnerships, you are invited to join the seminar and start working with us to solve global challenges together!

3:00 – 3:05
Opening remarks

3:05 – 3:15
Shaping the Future of Food: from Thought to Practice Leadership 
Marjolein Brasz, CEO, Foodvalley

3:15 – 3:45
Panel discussion - International Collaboration on Cell-cultivated Food Production

Marjolein Brasz, CEO, Foodvalley

Eelke Kroes, Strategic Advisor, Meatable
Robert E. Jones, VP Global Public Affairs, Mosa Meat
Eugene Golov, Chief Business Officer, Upstream Foods

 3:45 – 3:55
The Netherlands’ Enabling Infrastructure for Cellular Agriculture
Angelique van Helvoort, Advisor Food & Health, OostNL and Program Manager at Global Coordinating Secretariat of Food Innovation Hubs, World Economic Forum

3:55 – 4:05
Foodbytes: Partnering with Food & Ag Startups
Stijn Rook, Head of Foodbytes, Rabobank

4:05 – 4:25
Fireside Chat: The Future of Food and the City
Angelique Van Helvoort, Advisor International, OostNL and Program Manager Food Innovation Hubs at WEF

Meiny Prins, CEO, Priva
Jitender Khurana, Country Manager Singapore, Signify

4:25 – 4:40
International Innovation Ecosystem for Controlled Environmental Agriculture
Ard van der Kreeke, CEO, Growy
Alexander Laarman, Business Officer Urban Food, WUR
Willie van den Broek, Chief Officer Food, AMS Institute

4:40 – 4:55
Urban Farming Partners Singapore and Securing Food Production in Urban Areas
Wouter Vos, Director international, Kuiper Compagnons
Grace Lim, CEO, Urban Farming Partners

4:55 – 5:00
Closing Remarks


TimeInnovation & Safety
10:00am - 10:30am
(30 Mins)

Simply Feeding the World

Rody Hawkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, Improved Nature, LLC

10:30am - 11:00am
(30 Mins)

SPAIN is your best Foodtech Nation for 30-30

Synonymous with history, passion and imagination for a valuable gastronomic background and top worldwide agrifood producer, Spain is the perfect candidate for the new food revolution. Our FoodTech industry encompasses the complete ecosystem building the next generation of food through the application of cutting-edge technologies and improved food production methods, from production to distribution to consumption, innovating on products, logistics, marketing and business, all while offering a new and improved food value chain that embodies food safety and efficiency as well as new, sustainability boosting solutions.

Antonio Garcia Rebollar, ICEX representative and Counsellor of Embassy of Spain

11:00am - 11:30am (30 Mins)

Technology & Sustainability 

Mr Leow has more than 35 years in the Offshore & Marine Industry.  He is the founder / CEO AME2 Pte Ltd and holds various patented technology under his name.  He founded Aquaculture Centre of Excellence Pte Ltd (ACE®) which operates four units of HighTech Eco-Ark® & Eco-Spark® from Egg to Plate and is passionate to “Farm Local-Feed Global”. Partnering with Australia Blue Economy CRC, ACE® is working toward decarbonisation of the Eco-Arks®. And in association with Almukarramah (IOFS) ACE® will create resilient and sustainable food security to shape the future and eliminate hunger around the world.

Leow Ban Tat, Founder & CEO, ACE Farm, Singapore 
Professor Irene Penesis, Research Director, Blue Economy CRC, Australia  
Abdul Bari Karim, Board of Director and Chief Technology Officer, Almukarramah, Saudi Arabia

11:30am - 12:00pm
(30 Mins)

Scaling Your Business from Singapore to Europe, the US and the World:

  • Insights by FoodBytes on the importance of cross-border partnerships between F&A ventures and corporates – from a collaboration and investment perspective

  • FoodBytes is a global online connection hub for startups, corporates and investors, exclusive to the food and ag industry

Stijn Rook, Global Head Foodbytes and Siem Schreurs, Platform Lead Asia, FoodBytes

In partnership with Singapore Agri-Food Innovation Lab (SAIL), a national platform operated by NTU Singapore in partnership with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) which seeds partnerships between SAIL’s corporate partners, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, research institutes and institutes of higher learning (IHLs) to drive agri-food innovations.


12:00pm - 12:30pm
(30 Mins)

Indonesia Outlook: Increasing the Welfare of the Smallholders under the Inclusive Closed Loop Model

Insan Syafaat, Executive Director, Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro), Indonesia

12:30pm - 1:00pm
(30 Mins)

Theme - Introducing Best Practices and Current Technological Developments

12.30pm - 12.45pm

Data-Rooted, Bio-Guided Tech: Crafting A Future of Sustainable and Scalable innovation in Vertical Farming
Alexander Jaworski, Co-founder & General Manager, greenhub, Germany

12.45pm - 1:00pm

Growing Tea Indoors
Galen Zhou, Global Sales Director, Sananbio, China

1:00pm - 2:00pm
(60 Mins)


2:00pm - 2:30pm
(30 Mins)

Navigating Carbon border Adjustment Mechanism (“CBAM”) - Lessons to the Agricultural Sector

Jade Feinberg, Director, KPMG Singapore

2:30pm - 3:00pm
(30 Mins)
The Potential of the Cellular Agriculture Ecosystem in Japan and Market Entry Strategies

Director of the Japan-based policy-making industrial organization for the cellular agriculture industry, JACA, will talk about the regulatory and industry status, as well as the advice to enter the Japanese market.

Megumi Avigail Yoshitomi, Representative Director, Japan Association for Cellular Agriculture
3:00pm - 3:20pm
(20 Mins)

Agricultural Marketing, Trading and Investment Opportunities in Bhutan

The session dwell on opening of Trade and Investment Opportunities in Bhutan. Its resilient and sustainable practices, extension of goodwill and trading of high value niche products. It will showcase how Bhutan proposes to be the source of safer, Himalayan and Organic/Natural food in the region.

Leki Tenzin, Chief Marketing and Economic Development Officer, Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Bhutan

3:20pm - 4:00pm
(40 Mins)


4:00pm - 5:30pm
(90 Mins)

4:00pm - 4:20pm

Keynote: Co-Creating a Sustainable Future for Food Production

Rick Schneiders, Head of Center of Competence for CEA, Siemens
Ray Poh, Founder & Managing Director, Artisan Green Singapore


4:20pm -5:00pm

Panel Discussion: Co-Creating a Sustainable Future for Food Production

This panel discussion will explore the challenges and solutions for sustainable food production. The panel speakers will discuss how the ecosystem works together to empower the industry with long-term and scalable solutions that minimize its ecological footprint. The discussion will focus on the following topics:

  • Resource efficiency: How to reduce water, energy, and resource consumption in food production?

  • Waste reduction: How to minimize waste production and promote circular practices?

  • Sustainability practices: How is Siemens your partner for sustainable practices, and what are the five areas of commitment in its sustainability framework DEGREE: Decarbonization, Ethics, Governance, Resource efficiency, Equity, and Employability?

  • Singapore's visionary "30x30" agenda: Now and the path forward

Christine Sterk, Business Development Consultant for Future Food, Siemens

Sascha Maennl, Senior Director Siemens Factory Automation Asia Pacific
Rick Schneiders, Head of Center of Competence for CEA, Siemens
Ray Poh, Founder & Managing Director, Artisan Green Singapore

5:00pm -5:30pm
Networking - Served with Food and Drinks (By Invitation only).


(70 Mins)

10:00am - 11:30am
(90 Mins)

10:00am - 10:45am

Panel Discussion - Cultivating Sustainability: Bridging Global Vertical Farming Innovations with Asian Agricultural Advancements

Prof Silvana Nicola, Professor of Horticulture, University of Turin

Dr. Mandar Godge, AgTech Consultant, GRAIN International Private Limited, Singapore
Melissa Ong, Group Chief Officer, Impact Circle
Ralph Becker, CEO & Founder, Urban Greens


10:45am – 11:00am

The Importance of Standardization in Vertical Farming
Thea Otto, International Business Development Manager, Association for Vertical Farming, Germany

11:00am – 11:15am

Cellular Agriculture - The Next Industrial Revolution?
Dr. Jitin Bali, Chief Scientific Officer, The Cultivated B. Germany

11:15am – 11:30am

From Tomatoes to Lettuce: Leveraging Machine Learning for Harvest Prediction in Greenhouses
Georg Caspary, CEO, HarvestAi

11:30am - 12:00pm
(30 Mins)

AEROSPRING: The Grand Unveiling Of The Competition

Aerospring is excited to unveil the competition, offering the chance to cultivate around 2 tons of vibrant leafy greens annually with their technology. Explore how Aerospring's innovation can enhance your commercial farm's yield and find out how you can participate in this captivating contest.

Thorben Linneberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Aerospring Hydroponics
Mark Newton, COO, Aerospring Hydroponics

12:00pm - 12:30pm
(30 Mins)

New Pathway to Data-driven Sustainability in Businesses

  • Data-driven Sustainability & Circular Solutions: Leveraging data for informed eco-conscious decisions and innovative approaches to minimize waste and maximize resource efficiency.

  • IoT Technology for Waste Management: Harnessing the Internet of Things to enhance waste management efficiency.

  • N.A.T.A.L.I.E Platform & Alibaba Cloud: Utilizing Circular Unite's N.A.T.A.L.I.E platform and partnering with Alibaba Cloud for sustainable data-driven solutions.

  • Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategies: Implementing practices that lower environmental impact through advanced waste management techniques.

  • Promoting Sustainable Business Practices: Empowering businesses with eco-friendly operations to contribute to a greener and more sustainable world.

Emmanual Tay, Head of Strategies and Business Development, Circular Unite

12:30pm - 12:50pm
(20 Mins)

Singapore Pavilion – Organised by ASME

Join us and hear from experts from the Singapore agrifood industry on the best practices, challenges, partnership opportunities and more importantly, the road ahead to reach the 30*30 vision.

12:30pm- 12:35pm
David partners Goliath: Alchemy x Subway Sugar Reduction Collaboration
Alan Phua, CEO, Alchemy Foodtech Pte Ltd, Singapore

12:35pm – 12:40pm
Give Fish A Break 
Benjamin van der Kloet, CEO, Agua Foods -  Singapore & Netherlands

12:40pm – 12:45pm
Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life 
Dennis Ng, CEO, Kinross Pte Ltd

12:45pm - 12:50pm
Lord of the Flies - Blowflies Superior to Bees 
Carl Baptista, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cuprina Pollination Pte Ltd

12:50pm - 1.10pm
(20 Mins)

MOU Signing between Innovate 360 and Republic Polytechnic

Mr John Cheng, CEO and Founder of Innovate 360
Mr. Tui Jurn Mun, Director (School of Management and Communication), RP-SMC

Ms Tio Wee Leng, Assistant Director -CI, RP-SMC
Mr Sean Mak, Chief Operating Officer of Innovate 360


MOU Signing between Innovate 360 and Singapore Tembusutech Innovation

Mr John Cheng, Founder and CEO of Innovate 360
Ms. Fang Li Shan, Director of PatEx Platform, Singapore Tembusutech Innovation 

Mr. Elias Tan, Director of Singapore Tembusutech Innovation
Mr. Sean Mak, Chief Operating Officer, innovate 360

1:10pm - 2:00pm
(50 Mins)


2:00pm - 2:30pm
(30 Mins)

GRAIN’s Flagship Program for Sustainability of Controlled Environment Agriculture

GRAIN (Global Resources and Agricultural Innovations Network) International is, at its core, an Ag-Biotech company, engaged in developing robust, high value plants with unique traits that are “Go-to-Market” efficient. The proposed talk will contribute to understanding of Futuristic Fix for Farms on future proofing crops for CEAs by introducing niche crop varieties for urban farming and optimization of crop recipes for farmers.

Dr. Mandar Godge, CEO and Co-Founder, Grain International Pte Ltd, Singapore

2:30pm - 3:00pm
(30 Mins)

Building Resilience through Sustainability Upskilling

Workforce Singapore (WSG) will be speaking about sustainability jobs and skills that can be developed in the Agrifood and tech sector, and share relevant support measures that can facilitate agri-workforce transformation

Link: https://ter.li/buildingresiliencethroughsustainabilityupskilling

Kenneth Wong, Director, Trade & Lifestyle Division, Workforce Singapore (WSG)

3:00pm - 3:30pm
(30 Mins)

Sow and Grow: Cultivating Sustainable Agri-Tech Solutions

Sally Wong, Vice President & Head of Digital Supply Chain, Mindsprint
Rajiv Sarin, Vice President - Information Technology, Mindsprint

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Agrifood Trends in Europe with the Use of Artificial Intelligence

Juan Francisco Delgado Morales, Executive Vice President, European Foundation for Innovation

3:50pm - 5:00pm


Unleash Global Potential: Amplifying SG-TW Industry-Academia Research Excellence

Hosted by International Association for Agricultural and Sustainability (IAAS) & AIC


Opening Remarks by IAAS & AIC Representatives 

4:00 – 4:20  
Food Science Innovation Dialogue
Professor De-Jian HUANG, Food Science Department of National University of Singapore
Professor Zwe-Ling KONG, Food Science Department of National Taiwan Ocean University

4:20- 4:40
Aquaculture Innovation Dialogue 
Professor Chee Wee LEE, Director of Aquaculture Innovation Center  
June-Ru CHEN, Board of Directors, Taiwan Fisheries Association 

Agriculture Innovation Dialogue
Associate Professor, Shao-quan Liu, Department of Food Science & Technology, National University of Singapore
Professor Yuan-Tay Shyu, Director of Food Safety Center, National Taiwan University