(MILAN)

The global food innovation summit kicks off in Italy next week.

Former US President Barack Obama will give a keynote speech at Seed&Chips in Milan, where stakeholders from across the industry will discuss a range of issues, including food security, climate change, smart packaging, the circular economy, and sustainability.

“Thanks to this edition of Seeds&Chips and thanks to President Barack Obama’s extraordinary participation in the Global Food Innovation Summit, the city of Milano – and Italy – are once again the world hub of food and food innovation, a journey that began with Expo 2015,” said Marco Gualtieri, founder and Chairman of Seeds&Chips. “New technologies can offer us the solutions to tackle some of the major global challenges: food security, nutrition, combatting waste, sustainability and climate change. I believe that Italy can be a key player in this sector by joining innovation and our long-standing tradition of excellence in food. There are hundreds of startups, businesses and companies who are active in this field and at Seeds & Chips our overall goal is to gather them all under one roof with a synergistic action that will enable Milano and Italy to become an international reference point for innovation in food and food-tech.”

Such a comprehensive programme of events makes Seed&Chips the flagship international event of the food innovation industry.

Innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges relating to the food industry will be presented by representatives from across the spectrum, from startups to major companies and institutions. And everyone who attends will play their part.

The extensive programme will include input from more than 200 speakers, who will be talking about every aspect of food innovation: 3D printers, big data, cognitive cooking, and the sharing economy – the list is endless.

Seed&Chips taked place between May 8-11, in Milan, Fiera Milano, Rho.