Australia and New Zealand’s alternative protein industry will unite for a day of critical conversation and collaboration at the AltProteins22 conference next month.

Held on 17 May at W Melbourne, the conference is hosted by independent think tank, Food Frontier, and will be attended by agri-food industry leaders, retailers, innovators, investors and policy makers.

The sold out event aims to explore transformative ideas in the burgeoning alternative protein sector, with a full day program that will see industry leaders sharing their expertise and industry insights.

Future Alternative is a media partner of the inaugural event, and editor Danielle Bowling will host a panel discussion titled Cultivated Meat’s Path to Market. With a panel comprising Vow co-founder, Tim Noakesmith; Shiok Meats’ co-founder, Dr Ka Yi Ling; and Glen Neal, general manager risk management and intelligence at Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the panel will examine the domestic cultivated meat sector’s vision for bringing products to market, what those products might be, and the challenges the industry might face in naming, pricing and marketing cultivated meat products.

Other sessions include:

* Capturing an Emerging Agricultural Opportunity: Plant Protein in Australia

* Age of the Flexitarian: Understanding Consumer Attitudes Down Under

* Building an Internationally Successful Alt Proteins Company

* Demand on our Doorstep: The Asia Opportunity

* Building a $3B Industry: What Consumer Barriers Must be Overcome?

* Future of Alt Proteins Down Under: Where To From Here?

Participating companies and organisations include (but are not limited to):

* Harvest B

* Kilara Capital


* Eden Brew

* Fenn Foods

* v2food

* Meatless Farm

* All G Foods

* ProForm Foods

* Fable Food Co

* Coco & Lucas

* Australian Plant Proteins

AltProteins22 will also be the first opportunity for many attendees to meet Food Frontier’s new CEO, Jane Sydenham-Clarke, who has taken over from founder Thomas King, after he announced his transition to chair.

“As Australia and New Zealand’s first dedicated alternative proteins conference, AltProteins 22 signals that the local alt-proteins industry is no longer just emerging, but an industry that is here to stay as a financially viable and important contributor to the future of Australia’s agri-food sector,” Sydenham-Clarke said.

The full program can be viewed here.

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