Ahmed Khan is a cellular agriculture consultant and the founder and editor of CellAgri. A news and research startup that aims to be the homepage of the emerging field of cellular agriculture. CellAgri provides the latest updates and insights on a range of topics and trends relating to cellular agriculture. CellAgri’s platform also tracks all the major and upcoming players in the field. Providing them the ability to post and share their latest news and opportunities. Ahmed is a co-founder and member of the board of directors of Cellular Agriculture Canada, a non-profit organization advancing and promoting the cellular agriculture industry in Canada. Ahmed has previously spoken about cellular agriculture in Canada, England, Singapore, and the United States. Ahmed first learned about cellular agriculture while studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Randy Jagt is a Future Food & Strategy partner at Deloitte, specializing in accelerating responsible and future-proof business models in the food industry. With a focus on Growth, Digital Strategy, and Commercial Excellence, he collaboratively supports clients in defining and realizing strategic transformations. Randy has worked with Fortune 500 companies globally, including Cargill, Coca-Cola, FrieslandCampina, KraftHeinz, Nike, PVH, Ahold, Costco, Pfizer, and DSM. With his passionate and high-energy approach, Randy is a trusted advisor, leveraging his expertise to drive success and growth in the ever-evolving food industry landscape.
Isha Datar is the executive director of New Harvest, a nonprofit dedicated to ending our dependence on industrial livestock production by growing foods like meat, milk and eggs from cells instead of animals. After publishing one of the first papers to discuss cultured meat in academic literature, she coined the term "cellular agriculture" to create a new category for agricultural products produced from cell cultures rather than whole plants and animals. In 2014, Datar cofounded two of the world's first cellular agriculture companies: Perfect Day Foods (formerly Muufri) and The Every Company (formerly Clara Foods). She promptly donated all of her founding equity to New Harvest to establish a public endowment for cell ag research. Now, she works to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and steward cultured meat such that it serves the public good.
In-depth analytical product characterization: a critical tool to develop, optimize and secure the manufacturing process
Wednesday, October 11
Defining a robust production process for a recombinant protein product comes with various challenges. From the earliest stages of development, it is key to have a thorough understanding of how your...
Lorena is the Innovation Programme Manager at EIT FOOD CLC South specilaizing in Healthy Nutrition and Protein Diversification since 2018. With over 20 years of international experience in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods and Horeca sectors, she made significant contributions in the areas of Innovation, business development, and marketing. She has worked in renowned companies such Kraft Foods and Burger King and has also served as senior business consultant of prominent food industry companies on designing and implementing clean label and sustainability product strategies. She pursued a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology at Universitá degli Studi di Milano and she received a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetic for Health Promotion at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. To enhance her leadership and managerial skills, she completed an Executive Education Program (PDD) at IESE Business School.
Cofounder & CEO of KindEarth.Tech | CellBased Foodtech Board Member | Founder of ToothCamp | NextNatureNetwork Fellow |KindEarth.Tech (KET) Amsterdam, Netherlands Founder, organizer, designer and speaker With my legacy as daughter of The Godfather of CellAg “Willem van Eelen” and the largest network in this field, I support innovation through KindEarth.Tech and let you embrace the huge potential of this future foods industry …. that is here today. All routes, small, medium and large will play an important role in getting it to our plates for many to enjoy, therefore I find it important to take the role agriculture can play into account with RESPECTfarms. My passions for design, software system integration, preventive oral health care and educating teenagers are important elements in my lives journey.
Ben heads investment advisory for BERA, and works closely with clients on their alternative protein investment portfolios. He has invested as an angel in plant-based, precision fermentation, and cultivated meat alternative protein companies for over a decade. Previously, he worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, was an investment analyst at Allianz, headed marketing for a leading Asia hedge fund, and raised billions of dollars from institutional investors. He has an MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.
Thursday, October 12
Concluding The Future of Protein Production LIVE! conference, Nick Bradley, Editor of Protein Production Technology International magazine, will provide a wrap to our two-day conference, drawing...