The Foodtech Transition Square will premiere with the opening ceremony and seminar organized by the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority. Many more interesting seminars will be hosted with the focus on the latest trends, technologies and innovations driving the transition from animal based protein to plant or alternative based proteins. 

Venue: Central Stage in the Hall

Date: November 20 2023 – November 22 2023

Below, the program of the Foodtech Transition Square can be found with the times, companies, speakers and subjects.

More information about the speakers and content of the conferences and seminars can be found within the conference program booking page or the Show Guide.

Monday 20 November

10:45 – 12:00 ADAFSA | Opening Ceremony

10:45- 11:30 Muna Lardhi | Together blessings last: ADAFSA’s efforts in reducing food loss and food waste

11:40 – 12:25 Dr. Mohamed A. Dawoud | Efficient water use for achieving food security

12:30 – 13:30 The Netherlands Embassy and Dutch Greenhouse Delta | International collaboration on synergizing a sustainable food security system for the United Arab Emirates

14:00 – 15:30 HubOrange! | Short supply chains

15:30 – 17:30 AgritectureXchange | Moderator: Mr. Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO Agritecture

15:30 – 16:00  Yazen AlKodmani, Fatma Al-Khater | Agritourism as a catalyst for sustainable food systems development

16:00 – 17:00 Damion Schwarzkachel, Alexander Kappes, Hassan Moufid Halawy and Feras Al Soufi |Tech for Farming in Arid Climates: TODAY

17:00 – 17:30 Agritecture Speed Networking Xchange


Tuesday 21 November

10:00 – 11:50 ADAFSA | UAE Food Production

10:00 – 10:30 H.E Rashid Almansoori, Ms. Asma Abdi, Noura Alzarooni| Camel Middle East Network CAMENET 

10:40 – 11:10 Ms. Aysha Al Kaabi | Zadna Rating to evaluate food establishments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (in Arabic Language)

11:20 – 11:50 Dr. Fatima Hasan Abdulla Alhamedi | Wastewater Irrigation: A Promising Way for Future Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the United Arab Emirates

12:30-13:30 The Netherlands Embassy and Dutch Greenhouse Delta | Greenhouses versus vertical farming

13:30 – 14:00 Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects

14:00 – 15:30 HubOrange! | Inspiration Seminar, Circular Floarting farm systems

15:30 – 17:30 AgritectureXchange |  Tech for Farming in Arid Climates: TOMORROW, Moderator: Mr. Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder & CEO Agritecture

15:30 – 16:00 Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani | The Future of Protein Production in the GCC

16:00 – 17:00 Dan Bryant, Dr Georg Caspary,  Wojciech Slowinski, Jouke Campen | Tech for Farming in Arid Climates: TOMORROW

17:00 – 17:30 Ms. Nadine Benchaffai, Mr. Qusai Abu Hasan, Mr. Abdel Rahman | Funding the Future of Farming

Wednesday 22 November

10:00 – 12:00 ADAFSA | UAE Food Production

10:05 – 10:35 Dr. Shamma Alnaqbi |  Livestock Aflatoxin control strategies

10:50 – 11:20 Ms. Noura Alzarooni | Sustainable laboratory approaches in diagnoses animal diseases

11:35 – 12:10 Amna Salem Alamri | Ensuring food safety and quality in agricultural production (in Arabic language)

12:30 – 13:30 The Netherlands Embassy and Dutch Greenhouse Delta | Nexus – Innovations for the poultry and horticulture sector

14:00 – 15:30 HubOrange! | Inspiration Seminar, Producing circular food with insects

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