22 November 2018

'Working together to transform the European Agri-Food Sector': ETP 'Food for Life' Stakeholder Event, 5 December 2018, Brussels

The food supply chain is a key strategic sector in Europe from economical, labour and cultural perspectives. This sector is also critical to meeting fundamental societal challenges, now and in the future. Established in 2005, and re-juvenated in 2015, the European Technology Platform (ETP) ‘Food for Life’ unites stakeholder communities (academics, industry, etc.) within the food and drink sector to boost research and innovation.
Taking its 2016 Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda as a starting point, the ETP ‘Food for Life’ has developed a detailed Implementation Action Plan, building on the three main R&I targets of: (i) consumer engagement for trust; (ii) personal relevance and supply customisation; (iii) sustainability, flexibility and system dynamics.
We strongly believe that progress towards our formulated vision to transform the European Agri-Food Sector will only be made through a joint effort of different public and private stakeholders, at different geographical levels and from different sectors of activity. Together, we can execute the proposed actions in a coordinated manner to bring about the urgently needed transformation.
At this event we want to bring everyone into this discussion in an interactive session. Every stakeholder should be part of the process and take its responsibility in the agri-food system transformation. Only in this way we can revitalize the European agri-food sector, restore consumer trust, and make it fully sustainable and able to provide sufficient safe, nutritious and affordable food for generations to come. Only in this way can Europe start leading the transformation of the agri-food system that is so much needed worldwide.
Please find here the Programme. Places for this event are limited. Please contact s.margetis@fooddrinkeurope.eu before 27 November indicating whether you wish to participate in both our event and lunch.
We look forward to seeing you at this event!