Healthy Innovation Conference explores future of sustainable food industry

DUBAI: The inaugural Healthy Innovation Conference (HiConf) opened its doors today in Dubai, UAE, to provide an immersive and insightful journey into the realm of food technology and alternative proteins.

The one-day event is the first summit in the MENA region that is wholly focused on new and improved food solutions that bring transformative benefits to the health of people and the planet.

This year’s HiConf agenda focuses on emerging food market trends, evolving consumer behaviours, breakthroughs in alternative proteins, sustainable production solutions, and changing ethics that are reshaping the food industry.

HiConf brought together a wide spectrum of stakeholders from countries such as UAE, Germany, China, Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, and Singapore, to name a few. From government leaders to investors, academics, and entrepreneurs, more than 500 attendees are participating in the inaugural event. Speakers include former German Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, Sergey Ivanov, Board Member at EFKO Group,
Tao Zhang Managing Partner at Dao Foods International, and many others.

‘From alternative and sweet proteins to the latest technologies in food sustainability and cellular nutrition, we are taking on the responsibility for human and planetary health. Through the Healthy Innovation Conference, we aim to accelerate the world’s shift towards healthy and environmentally conscious diets,’ said Alaa Al Ali, Board Member at Novel Foods Group.

‘We look forward to scaling the knowledge shared at HiConf to address the growing concerns about the negative environmental impact of agriculture,’ added Dr. Manon Littek, Founding Partner of Green Generation Fund.

Source: Emirates News Agency