Date Time Place Description Link to Event
24.03.2020ab 9:00 Uhr Residenz München  The Global Food Summit 2020 will take place at 24.-26. March 2020 in Munich.Details
17.01.2020BerlinGFS related date17. - 26. January 2020: International Green Week

The International Green Week (IGW) will take place in January 2020 for the 85th time (94 years). Founded in the Berlin of the Golden Twenties (1926), it is unique as an international exhibition for food, agriculture and horticulture.
03.12.2019Münchner KünstlerhausGFS related dateHORIZONTE Event of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech) in cooperation with the Global Food Summit: "Sustainable agriculture: What can the future look like?

Resource-conserving innovations are necessary to safeguard our food supply in the future. The topic of sustainable agriculture in its ecological, economic and social dimensions is therefore the subject of the new acatech publication HORIZONTE, and the discussion event in cooperation with the Global Food Summit, on 3 December 2019, in Munich.

Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head and Founder of the Global Food Summit, will give a lecture on "Robo farmers in the indoor field".  

We cordially invite you to attend:

When:  3. Dezember 2019
When:  17:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr mit anschließendem Empfang (Einlass ab 16:30 Uhr)
Where: Münchner Künstlerhaus
           Lenbachplatz 8       
            80333 München 

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Registration deadline is 19 November 2019. 

We look forward to meeting you at the evening event.

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14.11.2019OsbabrückGFS related date3rd German CSR Communication Congress

On 14 and 15 November, CSR experts and communicators will meet for the third time in Osnabrück for the 3rd German CSR Communication Congress to discuss central aspects of responsibility communication. The statements of the participating speakers and organisers show that the topic of CSR communication is characterised by light and shade. They call for more credibility and more serious CSR commitment.
06.11.201918:00 - 19:30Naturkundemuseum Berlin, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 BerlinGFS related dateClosed food production in containers, the septic tank as a gold mine and circular food concepts in Africa.

For the first time, the subject area "Food and Agriculture" will be scientifically represented at the current Berlin Science Week by an event of the Global Food Summit 2020. You will find us in the Experimental Field. 

Our contribution to Science Week is: "Foodtropolis. Urban. Circular. Food.

The new food cultivation methods are still based on linear thinking and linear production. What we need is networked thinking in cycles. Every by-product, every waste product is a new raw material for reuse. For the first time in history there is the possibility that an entire city will become climate-neutral - through closed production and waste cycles, through an "Urban Circular Food Economy".

We will present new ideas on food cycle management on a global and local level and want to discuss them with you. We have invited the following international speakers:

Prof. Christian Ulrichs, Head of the Department of Urban Ecophysiology, Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Project Coordinator Cubes Circle at Humboldt University Berlin

Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington

Dr. Ariane Krause, Leibniz Institute for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Programme Area 4 HORTSYS "Horticultural Systems of the Future" and Research Group "Cultivation Systems - Regulated Environment".

Dr. Frank Thiemann, Head of Biomarker Discovery & Assay Development, Animal Nutrition and Innovation and Industrialization, EVONIK

Sebastian Cerone, Co-Founder of Less Industries

Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head & Founder Global Food Summit, Munich, Berlin

The Berlin Science Week takes place from November 1 to November 10, 2019 and ends with the world-famous "Conference of Falling Walls" on November 8 and 9, 2019. This week all universities, research institutions and research companies in Berlin traditionally open their doors to visitors.

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23.10.201910:00Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der WissenschaftenGFS related dateEvonik Perspectives 2019 "The Future Runs Round - Circular Economy as an Opportunity for Germany as a Business Location"

Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head and Founder of the Global Food Summit, will be a speaker and will talk about the opportunities of the Circular Economy.
16.10.2019Deutschlandfunk Interview am Welternährungstag GFS related dateOn World Food Day, Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein will give an interview to Deutschlandfunk on the subject of food innovations.Details
04.10.2019ab 9:00 UhrMadridGFS related dateAlgae Tech Conference | 04.10.19 - 05.10.19

Algae are called the green gold of the future - because they are a valuable and sustainable raw material. They can be used in a variety of ways: They are used to produce biofuel, they are a novel food - both for humans and animals - can be used for cosmetics or as organic fertilizers. The Algae Tech Conference brings together key stakeholders from these fields to discuss technical and commercial issues. Of particular interest to us, of course, is the change in the food sector caused by algae.
02.10.2019GFS related dateVertical Farming 2.0

The Global Food Summit is invited to the round table of the Association for Vertical Farming e.V.. It will focus on the technologies of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and the potential of this innovation for healthy nutrition, climate change, population growth and increasing urbanization.
02.10.2019Berlin, UmweltforumGFS related dateSustainability Conference of the BMEL

"And what's tomorrow? Strategies for sustainable agriculture and nutrition" - this is the title under which the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) invites committed citizens and representatives of youth organisations, politics, agriculture, science, business and civil society to a dialogue in Berlin on 2 October 2019.

At the Environmental Forum, Federal Minister Julia Klöckner will present the sustainability activities of the BMEL and discuss with the conference topics ways of a more.
30.09.2019ab 9:00 UhrFinlandia Hall, HelsinkiGFS related dateEuropean Days for Sustainable Circular Economy | 30. Sepmteber - 1. October 2019 

The aim of the European Days for Sustainable Circular Economy event is to promote a low-carbon, climate resilient circular economy. This flagship event will be held in Helsinki in connection with Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will consist of three parallel conferences:

- CE 2019 Conference – Sustainable transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient circular economy: creating the knowledge base
- Manufuture 2019 Conference – Sustainable and Smart Manufacturing
- SI 2019 Conference – Sustainable innovation

The event is relevant to all who wish to contribute to enhancing the uptake of circular economy practices and the systematic transition towards a sustainable circular society and industry. 
25.06.201908:30 - 09:30 UhrTelefónica Digital Lounge in der Hauptstadtrepräsentanz, Unter den Linden 26, 10117 BerlinGFS related dateDetails
16.06.2019ab 9:00 UhrMünchenGFS related dateStephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head and Founder of the Global Food Summit, is invited to the opening workshop of the Food Start-up Incubator Weihenstephan (FSIWS), which was founded by the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT). The Food Start-up Incubator is intended to give students and employees of HSWT and the Weihenstephan Campus the opportunity to bring their business ideas in the food sector to market maturity.Details
05.06.201908:30 - 10:15Askanischer Platz 3, BerlinGFS related dateDetails
30.05.2019ab 9:00 UhreuropaweitGFS related dateEuropean Sustainable Development Week 

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
27.05.20199:00 UhrInfinity Hotel MünchenGFS related dateDetails
26.05.201910:00 - 20:00 UhrHubertussaal, Schloss Nymphenburg & Museum Mensch und Natur, MünchenGFS related dateBiotopia Eat Festival

How will we eat in the future? How will our eating habits shape the planet? How can we feed the world without destroying fragile ecosystems? And is synthetically produced meat an alternative - or is only the algae burger left for us? These questions will be discussed at the festival - by leading scientists, artists, designers, chefs, experts and innovators.
22.05.2019 ab 9:00 UhrOslo, NorwegenGFS related dateUrban Future Global Conference

City Changers, are you in? Yes we are!

And for that we fly to Oslo, the beautiful capital of the Kingdom of Norway. Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein, Head and Founder of the Global Food Summit, will speak at the conference: about climate change and its impact on agriculture and food production.

The consequences of climate change have a major impact on agriculture. New technologies must be used to find solutions quickly. CRISPR, for example, a biochemical process for altering genetic material, is a good way of doing this. This can make plants more resistant to drought and less susceptible to pests, which in turn can reduce the use of pesticides. 

But there is also a need to look for food production methods in the city. Their advantages: they are close to the consumer without leaving a large CO2 footprint. Long transport distances are eliminated and less space and water are used. This is demonstrated, for example, by the production of Clean Meat, meat from stem cells, or insect proteins that are processed into burgers. Production plants for this purpose require little more space than the size of a garage.

This is how Next Generation Food goes.