F4F-Expo Foodtech is preparing to launch its third edition in Bilbao from 16-18 May, which will bring together more than 7,000 food industry professionals with the aim of promoting three strategic axes: sustainability, innovation and technology for the food industry. Nutrition and drinks. Within the framework of the event, the CTO Summit will be organized, a conference focused on those responsible for technology in the food sector in order to share the latest technological trends to improve industry productivity, food traceability, and logistics management.
In a world increasingly focused on food safety, Institutions and companies prioritize creating a secure supply chain. Blockchain technology, smart tags, and other emerging systems are a breakthrough in food traceability and are boosting consumer confidence in its quality and origin. That is why the leading companies in the food industry will be presenting in 4 World Food Future Summit Your success story in digitizing the food chain. Such is the case of Campofrio, led by Sigma Europe’s Chief Information Officer, Alvaro Santos, and Coca-Cola, led by COO Oriol Folgueira.
In addition to technology experts and representatives of leading companies in the agri-food industry such as Victor Porras, Marketing Director of Knauf, Juan Manuel Corcado, Professor at the University of Salamanca, or David Martin, Chief Technology Officer of Alma Caravegas, It will discuss the most important trends and developments in the use of technologies in food production and distribution. In addition, Junta de Andalucía will present its latest project, OlivBlockIoT, which combines Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to realize a complete and real-time monitoring system for the olive oil supply chain, one of the most consumed and valuable products worldwide.
For her part, Laura Azuara, Head of Quality for Fresh Produce at Eroski, Javier Gamboa, Head of Molecules and R&D at Merieux Nutrisciences, and Miguel Angel Perez-Ortiz of Elguea, Artistic Director and Head of Environmental Design at Inteman, It will analyze the future of food security From different points of view, an essential factor that regains its relevance and advances towards digitization and modernization to meet, among other things, challenges such as emerging risks, scarcity of raw materials or regulatory changes.
Artificial intelligence to improve agro-food production
The CTO Summit will also be discussed The impact of AI and other technologies on agri-food production. Experts such as Daniel de la Puente, European Union project manager at Ctic Cita, where he promotes the transformation of scientific and technical developments into new products and business opportunities, Vicence Segales, Director of Engineering and Continuous Improvement at Raventós Codorniu, Carlos Rodriguez, General Manager Business Development at Marqués Servicios Profesionales Tecnologías de la Información, and Marta Otero, researcher at Eurecat, will explore how different agents in the chain implement technological solutions in their digitization process to improve process efficiency and optimize resources.
On the other hand, Clara Moreno, Director of Micro Fulfillment Centers of Glovo, Jimmy Andersson, Sales Director of Southern Europe for AR Racking, Gorka Mitxelena, Deputy Logistics Department of UVESCO, Beñat Irazustabarrena, Business Development Manager of Smartlog Grou, and Eniot Sarigi, Marketing Director of UVESCO ULMA Handling Systems, They will analyze how technology, sustainability and efficiency are shaping the future of logistics in the global food chain.he. Experts will stress the need to improve the efficiency and reliability of the supply chain to meet the changing demands of the market. In addition, Trops CEO Enrique Colilles will share how Trops uses artificial intelligence to optimize water resources and reduce waste.
Data analytics opportunities
In addition, food industry professionals will be able to find out at the Food 4 Future World Summit How to improve the competitiveness of the sector thanks to data analytics. As consumers increasingly demand transparency and accountability in the food industry, there are huge opportunities for companies to take advantage of traceability in the food supply chain. Marta Prado, Group Leader of the Food Quality and Safety (FQ&S) Research Group at INL – Iberian International Nanotechnology Laboratory, Saverio Salaris, CEO of Qualitychain, Vincent Russo, Co-Founder of Consentio and Edward Sliwinski, Director of R&D for Inc. will explain Promoting Health and Safety And EFFoST Sustainability explores how, thanks to data analysis, companies can improve food safety, build customer trust, reduce food waste, meet regulatory requirements, and even create new business models.
Another area where data analytics can bring significant benefits is in the retail industry. Digital Twins, in particular, have the potential to revolutionize the way you do business, enabling retailers to create a better customer value proposition, improve inventory control, improve product design and development, streamline supply chain management and enhance customer commitment and loyalty. Elvira Moreno of Multiscan Technologies and Som Ganchodhuri of AI Palette Singapore will discuss the potential of digital twins in the retail industry and how retailers can create a more personalized, efficient and profitable shopping experience for customers.
The latest technology to improve the competitiveness of the sector
For three days, F4F-Expo Foodtech will bring together more than 250 exhibiting companies that will present the latest solutions in robotics, automation, processing and packaging machinery, as well as food safety and science. This is the case of companies such as AgroBank, AZTI, Basque Culinary Center, Blendhub, Chemometric Brain, Christeyns, Basque Food Cluster, CNTA, Eurecat, Tecnalia or IFR. In the latter case, it will offer its business management solutions based on Microsoft technology for the food sector in F4F: “Throughout our history, we have established ourselves as a reference partner for the agri-food and meat sectors to help them in their digitalization process and to be able to reach their full potential, ”says Carles Boyle, IFR CEO.