In Person

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit + Future Food-Tech Summit 2024

March 19 – 22, 2024
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Event details
March 19 – 22, 2024
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Event summary

Cooley is a proud sponsor of the 2024 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit (March 19 – 20) and the Future Food-Tech Summit (March 21 – 22). These back-to-back conferences are the annual meeting place for the global agtech and foodtech ecosystems. Growers, brand representatives, active investors, startups and tech leaders came together in person and virtually to exchange insights, be inspired, identify future partners and forge valuable business connections to accelerate the transition of technology. 

Featured agenda items

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 11:50 am – 12:30 pm PDT

Capitalizing in Unpredictable Economies: Scaling, Funding and Market Trends

Cooley partner Laurie Bauer led a breakout session focused on current market trends and financing strategies for agtech startups. The session explored strategies for success, offering valuable insights into navigating uncertainties and sustaining growth in today’s dynamic market. Participants learned how to thrive in the evolving agtech landscape and make informed decisions for their venture.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | 2:10 – 2:30 pm PDT

Tackling Regulation & Legislation to Shape Consumer Perception

Cooley partner Sonia Nath moderated a fireside chat focusing on regulatory and legislative progress and roadblocks – and how this might impact consumer perception and acceptance around biotechnology for food. The fireside chat examined the following questions:

  • With recent regulatory approvals for cultivated products in the US and Israel, paired with moves to ban in Italy and some US states, what impacts does this have for novel foods working to scale and commercialize?
  • What can be learned from the successful regulatory approvals, and where across the globe might we see the next approvals?
  • What does the proposed legislation mean for biotechnology for food, and how does this shape consumer opinion?
  • How can the industry work to challenge legislation and steer public perception, and more importantly, how can the sector work more closely with regulatory and legislative bodies to improve understanding around food-tech?

Friday, March 22, 2024 | 1:00 pm PDT

Getting Gut Health Right With Prebiotics, Probiotics & the Microbiome

Cooley partner Sonia Nath moderated this panel focusing on the importance of gut health and other broader health concerns. The panel examined the following questions:

  • As the importance of a healthy gut becomes more mainstream, what products are emerging that can improve the microbiome and individual gut health?
  • What connections can be made between the gut and other broader health concerns – such as metabolic health, women’s health and mental health – and what innovations are targeting these issues?
  • How can prebiotics and probiotics in products be leveraged to complement each other, replenishing the gut microbiome and improving bioavailability to bolster overall health?

For more information, please email Jess Karas.

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