Tackling Food Waste & Supply Chain Challenges in the UAE and MENA region
Date(s) - 05/12/2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm CDT.
About this event
At Forward Fooding, our mission is to showcase the global startup talent at the intersection of food, technology and sustainability. This time, we’ll do so while diving into the Middle East food system, where the scarcity of water resources and fertile land represent a major challenge to agricultural production. Also due to their growing population, countries such as the UAE are now seeking to overcome their reliance on food imports and start local production boosted by the latest innovations in AgriFoodTech.
Join this inspiring conversation in the third and final episode of the webinar series brought to you in collaboration with the UAE FoodTech Challenge. This international startup competition is seeking the world’s most innovative agricultural technology solutions addressing food security challenges. It is presented by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Tamkeen, in association with ASPIRE.
During this online event, we will be focusing on technologies tackling Food Waste and making the food supply chain more efficient and sustainable, bringing together international startups already operating in the Middle East and global startups that may be interested in entering the UAE market. The insightful conversation sparked between these inspiring founders will highlight current and future trends in the sector, existing and upcoming challenges and what is needed to solve them.
Anne Le More, United Nations Food Champion, Co-Founder at Chefs 4 the Planet and Advisor at Forward Fooding, will be moderating the session.
18.00 – 18.15 – Introduction from Forward Fooding and UAE FoodTech Challenge
18.15 – 19.15 – Panel discussion with 5 local and international founders
- Richardos Lebbos, Founder and CTO at Startchy Inc.
- David Kat, SVP Business Development at Wasteless
- H. Burak Karapinar, Founder and Managing Director at QS Monitor
- Abdulrhman Elhalafawy, Co-Founder at CupMena
- Olcay Silahlı, Co-Founder and CEO at Fazla Gida (Whole Surplus)
19.15 – 19.30 – Q&A & Final Remarks
Learn more about the FoodTech Challenge and apply HERE.
We look forward to seeing you in the webinar!
The Forward Fooding Team
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