Victor E. Friedberg
Founder and Managing Partner, New Epoch Capital
Founder/Chairman, FoodShot Global
Victor has been at the forefront of innovation, investment and sustainability for over 20 years. His first investment, Beyond Meat, became the most successful IPO in 2019 and one of the most successful food IPOs in the last decades. His second investment, Sweetgreen, was IPO’d in 2021 at a value of 5.5 billion dollars and have since revolutionised the healthy fast-casual restaurant sector.
Slogan: The future of food will be about nutritional security, where human thinking and innovation evolve to unlock the deeper relationship between food and health in a resource-stressed world. Nutritional security will be the foundation of countries' economic and political stability and the engine that allows 10 billion people to realise the full potential of their lives.
Professor William Chen
Food Science and Technology Director,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. William Chen is the Michael Fam Endowed Professor and Food Science and Technology Director at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. In the context of Singapore government-funded food initiatives, he is the Director of the Singapore Agri-food Innovation Lab (SAIL) and the Scientific Director of the Singapore Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH).
Nadav Berger
Founding and General Partner, PeakBridge
Nadav was born to a family of food industrialists in Israel and later became a serial entrepreneur in the Food and FoodTech industries. In 2014 he founded FoodLab Capital, becoming the first FoodTech investor in Israel, which led to the founding of PeakBridge, A FoodTech fund managed by food people.
Professor Emeritus Yosi Shacham-Diamand
Head of The Bernard Schwartz Chair of Nanotechnologies of Information, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Yosi is an endowed chair professor at the Thapar institute for engineering and technology, Patiala, India and the international director of the TAU/TIET Food Security Center of Excellence. He served as a consultant to companies such as Zoran, Intel, Applied Materials, Nova Instruments, and multiple investments and holding companies in Israel and abroad.
Slogan: Biconvergence, where biology meets engineering, will play a significant role in providing solutions to food security issues all along the food chain, from the field to the market, to the consumer and the waste.
Michal Neeman
CEO, Lumeega
With over 20 years of marketing experience, Michal focuses on working with startups and young companies to successfully organise exhibitions and international events to meet their goals and targets. She is highly involved in the rapidly growing Food-Tech community in Israel as a mentor and is currently managing an eco-system community group of over 1,000 members.
Slogan: It's all about creating opportunities and delivering results.
Dr habil. Sabine Trupp
Head of High-Performance Center, Secure Intelligent Systems, LZSiS
Dr Trupp is a private lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Physics, University of Bundeswehr, Munich. Her research focuses on material development and integration in sensor components for point-of-care detection devices. She holds ten patents and her research team is involved in several publicly funded projects such as COLODOR (EraNet), FRESH (BMEL) and Serene IoT (PENTA).
Dror Bin
CEO, Israel Innovation Authority
Dror is the CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority. Before his role at the Innovation Authority, Dror was president and CEO of RAD, a leading global telecom network solutions company. He holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering, a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Tel Aviv University.
Gil Horsky
Senior Director, Ventures at SnackFutures
Founding Partner, FLORA Ventures
Gil Horsky’s passion is investing in FoodTech ventures. Throughout his career, he was privileged to work in various commercial roles in some of the most iconic global food brands: PepsiCo, Nestle, Kraft Foods & Mondelēz International.
Slogan: Making food that is good for people and kind to the planet
Dr Eyal Shimoni
Thinker, Speaker, Writer, Ultra-runner
Dr Eyal Shimoni is a tech and Food-Tech expert, European 2017 “CTO of the year”, established “The Kitchen FoodTech hub”, EIT Food Accelerators Network (FAN), Israeli Food IoT - Big Data consortia, a Climate and Environment enthusiastic, former Professor at the Technion.
Slogan: Global and local food security requires a system change, a new order.
Dr Ofir Benjamin
Senior Lecturer, Tel-Hai College
Dr Ofir Benjamin is a lecturer and researcher in the food science department at Tel-Hai College. His research expertise deals with food sensory and food structure. He actively promotes a master plan to establish the first national food innovation research institute at Tel Hai College.
Slogan: Food innovation is the key to bringing more quality food to more people around the world and facing the challenges we will face soon.