Business programme

Food x Technology

04 Jun , 10:00–11:15
New Technology Frontiers
Pavilion H, Krasnodar Region Hall
In partnership with URALCHEM

As technological development accelerates, food and agriculture appear to remain one of the last bulwarks of technological conservatism. While the giants of the passing industrial age – metallurgical plants and automotive factories – now require minimal human input, rural areas are still suffering from seasonal labour shortages, a fact that became especially obvious during quarantine restrictions. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is merely the agribusiness quiet before the technological storm brought on by the coming of the Fourth Agricultural Revolution. It is no accident that AgTech and Food Tech have seen increased attention from venture capital in recent years. What would a new form of agricultural production look like? What is the future of foods and the transformation of the human diet?

Andrey Zyuzin, General Director, EFKO Innovations

Mohamed Badr Al-Sadah, Chief Executive Officer, Hassad Food Company
Maxim Zudin, Member of the Board, Cherkizovo Group
Mikhail Ivanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Marc Carena, Managing Director, McDonald's Russia
Dmitry Konyaev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM
Dmitry Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development
Laurent Thomas, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (online)

Front row participants
Elena Baturova, Director, Center for the Development of Financial Technologies, Rosselkhozbank
Alexander Mazhuga, Rector, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Natalya Popova, First Deputy General Director, Innopraktika
Maxim Protasov, Head, Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo)