IFFI Ingredients Event 21 May 2015


Food producers and retailers gather their raw materials and finished products from all over the world. Thanks to fast means of transport and advanced cooling techniques consumers have the possibility to use exotic throughout the year, following recipes from a world cuisine. But this globalization of food brings benefits as well as risks and disadvantages. Transport of food around the world causes food safety risks, despite and sometimes thanks to chemical pesticides. In addition, there is a lot of energy needed for transport and packing material. The counter-current of globalization – local cultivation, production and consumption of food and beverages – wins ground fast among entrepreneurs and consumers, partly as a result of the international Slow Food movement and the growing awareness of consumers regarding food safety and sustainability. Time to unite both worlds in one event, starting from the base of food production: the ingredients industry.

Landgoed Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt – 21 May 2015



10.00 hrs Opening by chairman for the day
Andreas Oerlemans, Goed in Food

10.05 hrs Words of welcome by Loek Favre, chairman IFFI board

10.15 hrs Human Capital: Local talents for global careers
Keynote speaker Mathieu Weggeman, TU Eindhoven
Which talents does our (local) industry need for innovative (global) business development?
How may they experience a healthy professional growth in our industry?

11.00 hrs Matchmaking sessions

11.30 hrs Markets: Local tastes meet global brands
Speaker Joris Lohman, Slow Food International
A new generation of conscious consumers initiates a global trend in food.
How will this affect the industrial production of food?

12.15 hrs Matchmaking sessions

12.45 hrs Lunch

13.45 hrs Innovations: Local innovators going global
Speaker Rick Wielens, NineSigma Europe
How can I use local resources for open innovation processes?
Will I still achieve a global impact in the food business?

14.30 hrs Matchmaking sessions

15.00 hrs Operations: Local chains serving global markets
Speaker Erik Petter, FrieslandCampina Kievit
How can a local chain provide for a global market?
What are the prerequisites for an international business exclusively sourcing from production in the Netherlands?

15.45 hrs Panel discussion with IFFI board

16.10 hrs Closing of official programme – Loek Favre, chairman IFFI board

16.15 hrs Drinks and networking opportunities


The IFFI Ingredients Event 2015 is exclusive to employees of food ingredient producers.
Participation is free and includes lunch and drinks. Please use the online registration button on this page to register. You will receive a confirmation of your participation by email. The event organisation reserves the right to refuse registrants when reaching the maximum capacity or in case of conflicting interests; in that case we will inform you by return.

Registration Event 2015



Landgoed Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt

‘t Klooster 5
0345 – 68 70 10

Comments Closed

Comments are closed. You will not be able to post a comment in this post.