AltProteins 24 program

Food Frontier’s AltProteins 24 will showcase the breakthroughs in plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived proteins.

Building on the momentum of our last two conferences, this year we present an ambitious agenda—expect pioneering keynotes, dynamic panels, and in-depth workshops.

Together, we’ll tackle building sustainable food systems, pathways to market, and the future of food and forge pivotal industry and consumer connections. Join us for a day of insight, collaboration, and momentum toward a sustainable food ecosystem.

Stay tuned as we announce industry experts joining this exceptional session line-up.

🌱Plant-based food
🥩Cultivated meat
🦠Precision fermentation

8:15am - 8:55am Foyer

First-timers welcome event

9:00am - 9:10am

Welcome & introduction

9:10am - 9:35am

1. Sustainability at the heart of food systems change

A visionary exploration of the role of big food and beverage companies in driving sustainable food systems, focusing on the intersection of innovation, consumer behaviour, and environmental stewardship.

9:35am - 9:45am

Dignitary address

9:45am - 10:35am

2. Getting alt proteins on the climate agenda

A dynamic debate on catalysing food as a central climate change issue, showcasing some of the most impactful initiatives to drive industry growth, consumer uptake and dietary change as a key contributor to environmental sustainability.

10:25am - 10:55am

Morning tea

11:00am - 11:45am

3A. What’s on the label? Nutrition unpacked

Addressing the nutrition paradox in plant-based meats. Unveiling truths, addressing consumer concerns, and spotlighting ways forward for industry messaging.

3B. Cellular agriculture – Domestic & export opportunities

We are witnessing the emergence of a new biomanufacturing sector. Synthetic biology, precision fermentation and cultivated meat offer vast potential to add value to our current food system. As this session explores, Australia is well-placed to play a leading role in this opportunity, both domestically and in the wider Asia Pacific region.

11:50am - 12:20pm

4A. Charting the course: Plant-based industry insights

Through the lens of Food Frontier’s latest State of the Industry report, unpack the path forward for the plant-based meat sector amidst global economic and market shifts.

4B. Pathways to progress

The Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) has been working to turn the region into a world-leading biomanufacturing hub. Hear how GW3 secured ecosystem-wide buy-in, the partnerships shaping success, the broader benefits fuelling government support and how this model might be replicated elsewhere.

4C. Global market reach – Victoria’s export blueprint

In partnership with the Victoria Government’s trade facilitation agency, Global Victoria, this workshop will unpack case studies for Victorian businesses to tap into international markets, particularly in the APAC region. Gain insights from Global Victoria on strategies for expanding overseas and leveraging regional advantages in a competitive global landscape.

12:20pm - 1:20pm

Networking lunch

1:30pm - 2:25pm

5A. The future of foodservice

Delve into the opportunity of plant-based foods within foodservice. Learn how industry leaders are adapting to consumer behaviours, influencing culinary education, chef’s attitudes and enhancing value with plant-based dining experiences.

5B. Cultivating accountability – evidence gaps in cellular agriculture

As sustainability becomes an increasing focus the industry will be expected to objectively measure its impact and performance across social, environmental and economic indicators. Join this interactive workshop with Cellular Agriculture Australia, targeted at manufacturers and supply chains, that will highlight how the evidence gaps can be bridged with accountability to advance this ground-breaking industry.

2:30pm - 3:15pm

6A. Seeds of innovation: Nourishing the plant protein chain

This panel explores the growth potential and current road-blocks in the plant protein supply chain. Engage with industry experts on the potential for Australian-grown ingredients to deliver taste, nutrition, and functionality, shaping a resilient and sustainable future for plant-based foods.

6B. Fermentation under the microscope

A time-honoured technique heralding a new era in food technology. Join us to demystify the process and explore the infrastructure necessary for a sustainable, food-grade supply chain. In this session, we ‘take a look under the microscope’ with industry to ask for their insights to learn how our region can unlock this technology.

6C. Scaling the cellular – Navigating cultivated meat’s next frontier

Cell-cultivated meat offers one of the most exciting opportunities for food system re-invention this century. Join supply chain leaders during an interactive workshop discussing potential solutions for scale-up challenges; supply chain collaboration, the latest technologies and the transition from research and pharma grade to food grade.

3:20pm - 3:50pm

7. Innovator in the spotlight – Protein pioneers of tomorrow

Witness the drive and creativity of alternative protein startups as founders pitch their visions. Experience a showcase of innovative solutions set to shape the future of food in a rapidly evolving market.

3:50pm - 4:20pm

Afternoon tea

4:20pm - 4:45pm

8. Futurescape: The next quarter-century of food innovation

A visionary talk addressing the sustainability and future readiness of alternative proteins. Discover the transformative potential of current technologies and what they signal for the future of food amidst global challenges.

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Closing remarks

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cocktail hour

AltProteins 23 program

Food Frontier’s AltProteins 23 program explored the significant changes we experienced during the previous two years and identified the challenges and opportunities for the plant-based meat, cultivated meat, and precision fermentation sectors.

The main speaker and concurrent sessions spanned manufacturing, retail, and foodservice, exploring topics such as consumer acceptance, value chain scaling, regulation, investment, innovation, and exports—just to name a few!

Download the 2023 program

2024 speakers

AltProteins 24 is an unparalleled knowledge-sharing event with a line-up featuring some of the most respected figures in the alternative protein industry. From acclaimed nutrition experts to plant-based pioneers the speakers will cover the spectrum from scientific innovation to market trends. With leaders bringing the latest in cellular agriculture, and offering insights into sustainability, this year’s speakers from across the Asia-Pacific region will provide a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

“Not many conferences attract such a diversity of innovators and thinkers across the food value chain, including category managers from major supermarkets, major food manufacturers, Government and government agencies, researchers, founders and venture capitalists – and of course ingredient manufacturers like us. I made connections right across the value chain that can create value for our business.”

Jeremy Lomman
Business Development – Sales and Marketing, Integra Foods

“What a great opportunity to start talking about the food benefits of alternative proteins, looking at science, looking at the flavour development, working with not only manufacturers and flavour companies, but also keen people that are interested about plants proteins.”

Adam Moore
Corporate Executive Chef

“It’s been an incredible day with great speakers and great panels. I’ve learned a lot actually, I’ve been inspired, I’ve laughed, and I’ve made some amazing connections. People have been really kind and it’s been a wonderful networking experience.”

Flip Grater
Co-founder, Grater Goods

“It’s been such a fantastic event, just to bring together all of the stakeholders in this emerging space in Australia. It’s become really apparent to me how far its progressed, even just over the last one to two years.”

David Bucca
Founder & CEO, Change Foods

“The energy in this place is absolutely incredible. It’s been so inspiring being around people with the same beliefs and the same goals.”

Zowie Gascoyne
Account Manager, dsm-firmenich



For event information on attending or sponsoring AltProteins 24 please contact:

Liz Shaw
Event Manager

Susie O’Neill
Head of Industry Engagement


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