Technology is a great partner for a more sustainable, safe and efficient beverage industry

The beverage industry will meet in a new edition Food 4 Future – Expo FoodTech 2024. Taking place from April 16 to 18 at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, the food sector's flagship event will bring together representatives from leading companies and associations in the beverage sector to address the challenges and trends these companies are facing. Sustainability, decarbonisation, food security or resource efficiency and how technology is important to address these challenges.

In this sense, food safety and quality can be a topic of discussion in a beverage industry Nestlé's Head of Digital Food Safety Nadia Khalid and Hijos de Rivera's María Paredes (Estrella Galicia). The duo will explore advances in sensor technology, quality control systems and real-time monitoring tools to ensure the highest levels of food safety in beverage industries.

On the other hand, sustainability is also more focused cOngreso Food 4 Future World Summit. Candela Altao, head of sustainability at Mahou San Miguel, and Pablo Maso, director of communications and corporate relations at Heineken, will provide some examples of sustainable methods of sourcing, production and packaging. environment. For her part, Carmen Gómez-Acebo, director of sustainability at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Iberia, will focus on 360º sustainability, promoting sustainable practices that reduce waste, save resources and ensure commitment to the principles of a circular economy.

In the same way, but focusing on the wine sector, Carlos Alberto, R&D Director of Vina Costeira, will expose practices of regenerative agriculture that follow a dual aspect: more sustainable processes than traditional ones and better soil health, biodiversity and general resilience of the ecosystem. In terms of digitization, despite important developments in the wine industry in recent years, there is still great potential for growth. In this sense, Eva Navascués, Director of the R&D&i Department at Alma Carovejas, Ruben Arce, Director of Digital Transformation at Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, Andrea Casquete, R&D&i Technician at the Wine Technology Platform and Alberto García Carmona, Spanish Federation responsible for digitalization )The latest developments in the Spanish wine industry and key opportunities for digital transformation will be put on the table.

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The dairy sector will also be at the fore in Food4Future. Ignacio Quintanilla, CEO of Leche Gaza, will share strategies for improving water efficiency ranging from conservation, sustainable practices and technology applications to successful water management. For their part, Danone Marketing Vice President Soledad Camacho and Vichy Catalan's Enrique Rodríguez will explore new consumer preferences and demands for sustainable, healthy and affordable options.

Additionally, Leaders of companies like Pascual, CAPSA or Grupo Iparlat will face challenges such as sustainable sourcing, smart logistics and the integration of digital technologies to improve supply chain processes.. Agrifoodtech-related initiatives that promote open innovation for the transformation and evolution of the food and beverage industry will also be in place.

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