10am - 5:40pm EDT | 4pm - 11:40pm CEST

9:00 am Registration & Networking

Synopsis

Grab a quick cup of tea or coffee from the comfort of your own home office and start chatting with your peers in a virtual coffee room

9:30 am Opening Remarks

INVESTMENT, COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS

9:35 am Leveraging the Expertise & Infrastructure of Global Partners to Accelerate Growth

  • Didier Toubia Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aleph Farms

Synopsis

Collaboration is vital to accelerate the growing cultivated meat industry. Aleph Farms has secured several strategic agreements for example with the Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group and Global Brazilian Meat and Food company BRF, to bring its lab-grown meat products to these markets.
In this presentation you will:
• Explore how leveraging the expertise and infrastructure of leading food and meat companies will drive a faster scale-up of cultivated meat and eventually lead to a broader positive impact
• Discuss how the use of 3D bioprinting can accelerate the production of the first slaughter-free thick cut ribeye steak

10:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: An Investors Perspective

10:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategic Collaborations – Opportunities & Challenges

Synopsis

This interactive panel discussion will explore:
• Strategic collaborations with incumbent meat companies
• Value Chain Collaborations with industry & start-ups
• How can collaborations help to accelerate innovation?
• How to evaluate the right collaboration for you?

11:00 am Virtual Speed Networking

Synopsis

Recreating the face-to-face networking in the virtual world. We will pair you up with fellow attendees to break the ice and make new business relationships!

REGULATION – A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

11:30 am The US Regulatory Landscape for Cell-Cultured Meat – A Company’s Perspective

  • Eric Schulze Vice President - Product & Regulation, Memphis Meats Inc.

Synopsis

Both the FDA and the USDA are currently considering cultured meat within existing regulatory structures, but the process of effectively regulating cultured meat products remains at an early stage.
In this presentation you will:
• Discuss how cell-based meat companies are and should be working with
regulatory agencies to accelerate commercialization of cultivated meats
• Explore key challenges in navigating the regulatory landscape as a cell-based meat company, and lessons learnt from the journey so far

12:55 pm The Regulatory Landscape of Cell-based Meat & Seafood in Europe

  • Alex Holst Policy Manager, The Good Food Institute

Synopsis

In Europe, all food consisting of, isolated from, or produced from cell culture or tissue culture derived from animals, plants, micro-organisms, fungi or algae, falls within the scope of the EU Novel Foods Regulation.
In this presentation you will:
• Outline the European regulatory framework and how companies should work to successfully navigate this
• Explore the importance of working with political decision makers and partners from civil society and industry to advance cultivated meats and seafood

1:20 pm The US Regulatory Framework for Cell-Based Meats

  • Xin Tao Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Synopsis

The regulatory framework around cell-based meats remains complicated, with the FDA and USDA each regulating a different portion of the product’s lifecycle.
In this presentation you will:
• Gain clear advice and practical solutions for compliance with labeling, advertising, and safety regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
• Explore the pathways to regulatory approval, sharing advice around which pathway is the best for your brand and how to best prepare in the R&D phase

1:45 pm What Will the Regulatory Pathway for Cell-Based Meat and Seafood in the Future be?

  • Gregory Jaffe Director of the Project on Biotechnology, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Synopsis

Regulation remains a key hurdle in the cultivated meat and seafood industry, with much left to understand about how these products will be regulated in the future.
In this presentation you will:
• Discover lessons to be learnt from the absence of a mandatory pre-market approval process at FDA for genetically engineered crops, how this has been a factor in the low consumer acceptance of those foods, and how to avoid a similar fate for cell-based meats
• Outline what the future of the regulatory landscape for cell-based meats and seafood should, could and will look like

2:10 pm Live Q&A – Ask the Speakers Your Burning Questions

  • Eric Schulze Vice President - Product & Regulation, Memphis Meats Inc.
  • Alex Holst Policy Manager, The Good Food Institute
  • Xin Tao Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
  • Gregory Jaffe Director of the Project on Biotechnology, Center for Science in the Public Interest

2:30 pm Networking Break

Synopsis

• Live Demo in Virtual Exhibition Hall
• 1-1 Meetings

GO TO MARKET STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

3:00 pm Crafting a New Category of Food

Synopsis

As Cultured Meat comes to market, how will the category of protein evolve? Vow is pledging to take the cell-based sector to the next level by creating entirely new types of meat from a library of cells. In this presentation you will:
• Learn a platform approach to cultured meat and how wide consumer choice will be critical to the long term success of cultured meat
• Explore how outperforming conventional meat products (rather than replicating) will be crucial to encourage adoption by consumers

3:25 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Successfully Differentiating Your Product & Brand

Synopsis

This interactive panel discussion will explore:
• Defining the optimal product type – Hybrid vs pure, burger vs whole cut
• Developing an effective pricing strategy
• Successfully differentiating your product and brand
• Communicating complex ideas with the consumer
• Choosing your value proposition

3:55 pm Networking Break

Synopsis

• Live Demo in Virtual Exhibition Hall
• 1-1 Meetings

GROWTH MEDIA INNOVATION

4:20 pm Achieving Price Parity of Cell-Cultured Seafood with Scalable, Food-Safe Media

  • Lauran Madden Vice President, Research & Product Development, BlueNalu

Synopsis

Seafood supply is under increasing pressure from overfishing, pollution, and climate change, and needs our help to maintain biodiversity while we continue to feed the world.
In this presentation you will:
• Explore how internal innovation and external partnerships can allow the production of media at a significantly reduced price, helping to achieve price parity and allow mass-market adoption of cell-cultured seafood
• Discuss innovation in sourcing and preparation of food-grade and animal-component free media which uses components that are in existing foods such as amino acids, sugars, fats, and salts

4:45 pm Microbial Production of Fish Growth Factors for Improving Fish Cell Culture

Synopsis

While the industry has been experimenting with serum-free formulations for cell-based terrestrial meats, these media have yet to be fully optimized for fish.
In this presentation you will:
• Examine key findings from innovative research to engineering a fish-specific, serum-free growth medium, identifying and synthesising fish-specific factors in the lab
• Outline the potential for novel fish growth factors to improve cell culture performance and reduce costs of production

5:10 pm Potential Techniques to Assist the Development of Cell-Based Crustacean Meat

  • Lisa Musgrove Aquaculture Researcher, University of The Sunshine Coast

Synopsis

Compared to many land-based species, there is a relative lack of crustacean-related data, and there are no published crustacean cell lines as of yet.
In this presentation you will:
• Outline research working to characterize the growth factors involved in muscle development and source muscle stem cells of crustaceans
• Discuss the factors and protocols needed to successfully make cells proliferate and differentiate into muscle, potentially leading to a myogenic crustacean cell line

5:35 pm Cell Line Optimization & Media Development for Seafood Products

Synopsis

The alternative seafood sector is gaining momentum. Bluu Bioscience is the first European cultivated seafood start-up, on a mission to bring cell biotechnology and food technology together to make cultivated fish a reality.
In this presentation you will:
• Discuss the importance of optimizing cell lines to allow for scalability of production and to create nutritious and delicious fish products
• Explore how the development of cost-effective, animal-free, customized culture media for fish cell lines is a fundamental step on the path to cultivated seafood

5:50 pm Live Q&A – Ask the Speakers Your Burning Questions

6:10 pm Closing Remarks

6:15 pm Close of Conference Day 2