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Handtmann to Present Latest Technologies From Product Preparation to Packaging at Anuga Tec

The Handtmann Group will present the latest technologies for manufacturing a wide variety of food products at Anuga FoodTec under the motto ‘WE TURN IDEAS INTO SOLUTIONS’ in Hall 6 Stand B010/C019. The modular solutions offer scope from start-up to fully automated, highly industrial performance production, optionally from product preparation to transfer to the packaging solution. In the area of product preparation, the Handtmann Inotec BC140iT-300 automatic process unit and …


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The Vegan Society’s Trademark Team Reveals Busy Event Schedule for 2022

Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the Vegan Society’s Trademark Team is to return to in-person events in the UK and Europe. The team will attend numerous shows, festivals, and more to explain the benefits of vegan labelling. These events will include: The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) – 21-23 March 2022 at ExCeL, London – The UK’s leading event for food & drink professionals. Natural and Organic Products …


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Vegconomist at ISM, World’s Leading Trade Fair for Confectionery and Snacks

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After four days of intensive discussions and presentations of new products, ISM 2022, including the projection of the last day of the fair, ended last week with around 15,000 trade visitors from 96 countries. Our editorial team was also out and about at the popular confectionery fair and was consistently positively surprised by the high number of vegan product exhibitors who presented their latest sweet innovations.


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MII’s Material Innovation Conference to Bring Together Leaders in Next Gen Materials

The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) announces a next-gen materials conference featuring industry experts including Forager, MycoWorks, VitroLabs, Modern Meadow, Veshin, NFW, and Everlane, who will gather online to discuss the future of materials. The event guide can be downloaded here. This two-day event will bring together innovators, brands, scientists, investors, academia, retailers, incubators, suppliers, mills, and nonprofits, to discuss opportunities and challenges in the development, manufacturing, commercialization, business and supply …


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Cultivate Tomorrow is Hosting First Cell Ag Hackathon in the US

On February 12, Cultivate Tomorrow, the first nationwide hackathon devoted exclusively to addressing key challenges in cellular agriculture, will take place online via event platform Hopin.  Created to help bridge the gap between industry and academia, Cultivate Tomorrow will bring together food tech leaders and students from around the US to discuss, brainstorm and innovate solutions for advancing cellular agriculture.  The event will also provide ample interactive and networking opportunities …


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Live Webinar With the Plantbaser – Planteneers Continues to Innovate

Last year, the Planteneers team presented the digital configuration tool Plantbaser, an innovative tool for the development of new products. Since the interest in it exceeded all expectations, the company decided to present the Plantbaser live. Targeting decision makers and influencers Together with vegconomist, the business magazine for decision-makers and influencers on the topic of the vegan economy, the experts from Planteneers streamed a webinar live from the Green Room …



Vegan Food at the Forefront of Spain’s Biggest Hospitality Conference HIP22

HIP 2022 (Hospitality Innovation Planet), the biggest hospitality conference in Spain, has made plant-based foods and vegan diets a protagonist at its upcoming event. For the first time, the conference will address the boom in vegan foods with debates and sessions that will analyze the trends driving plant-based growth.  Held from March 7 to 9 at Ifema Madrid, the plant-based focused summit will also feature cooking workshops to develop new …


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VWS Announces Diversity Program Designed for Food Tech Leaders

To celebrate Black History Month, Vegan Women Summit (VWS) announces the first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program made specifically for plant-based and food tech industry leaders.  Taking place throughout the month of May, this first-of-its-kind program will be led by renowned DEI expert Dr. Amie Breeze Harper, and is designed to help businesses build stronger companies through diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. The four-week virtual curriculum will feature live …


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Vegconomist to Attend World’s Leading Sweets & Snacks Trade Fair ISM Cologne

The world’s leading confectionery and snacks trade fair ISM Cologne is set to take place from January 30 to February 2 2022, following a two-year break due to the pandemic. The trade fair will feature 1,085 exhibitors from 56 countries, showcasing sweets such as chocolate, biscuits, and ice cream alongside a range of snacks. The event will cover 90,000 square metres of space at Cologne’s fairground. As in previous years, …


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Welcome to the Live Webinar Plantbaser: New Product Development in 15 minutes

Find out more about the Plantbaser, and experience a product configuration live on Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 4PM (CET). Sign up with the form here! Vegconomist and Planteneers will show the configurator in detail together. Dr. Dorotea Pein and Florian Bark of Planteneers will demonstrate the simple handling, and explain the benefits for companies. After you register we’ll send additional instructions by mail. Plan about an hour for the …



IFFA Preparing to Embrace Meat Alternatives in 2022

In May of this year, IFFA will for the first time place a special focus on ingredients and manufacturing processes for vegetable proteins, offering this fast-growing segment a professional platform. At the start of 2022, exhibitors and visitors once again emphasise the need to be able to meet for their international live event: on-site and for personal exchange. The organisation reports that registration has been strong for IFFA, Technology for …


HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, founder and Chief Executive of KBW Ventures

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, founder and Chief Executive of KBW Ventures

KBW Ventures Founder Prince Khaled to Join Industry Leaders at Future Food Tech Summit

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia, the founder and CEO of KBW Ventures, is to join other industry leaders at the San Francisco Future Food Tech Summit 2022. This year’s event will take place on March 24-25. First FFT summit since pandemic It will be the first time the summit has taken place in person since the beginning of the pandemic, featuring 1,000 delegates and 120 speakers from 40 …



Barvecue Announces New Retail Partnerships and Giveaways for Veganuary

North Carolina’s Barvecue, producer of plant-based BBQ pulled “pork”, announces three retail launches as well as promotions with Lowes Foods and Central Market and an Instagram giveaway to mark Veganuary. Building on the remarkable momentum achieved in 2021, Barvecue is now partnering with New Seasons Market in January followed by Harmons Grocery and The Fresh Market in early February, bringing its retail footprint to 950+ stores across the US. Continued trajectory …


VWS to Bring Back World’s Only Future of Food Job Networking Fair

The Vegan Women Summit (VWS), a media and events organization dedicated to empowering women, is set to host the world’s only future of food job networking series, VWS Connect, on January 26th. Impressively, over 2,000 jobseekers have connected through VWS Connect since its launch in February 2021. Building the future of food The summit – described by VWS as “the world’s only job networking series dedicated to mission-driven employers building …



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ProVeg Incubator Presents Future Food Series: Algae

On January 20th, ProVeg Incubator will present Future Food Series: Algae, the sixth event in the Future Food Series. Along with Zintinus, the event will explore the wonderful subject of algae and its diverse applications across the food industry. The event features guests including Algama Foods, Oceanfruit, Betterfish, Genesea, Sophie’s Bionutrients, and EABA. The power of algae in food tech It is estimated that there are over a million species …