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The 6th Protein Summit 2013 kicks off tomorrow

The 6th Protein Summit 2013, which starts tomorrow in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will address the current food market with a focus on proteins. With a combination of plenary sessions, specific sessions and panel discussions, the summit represents a unique platform for the world's decision makers, stakeholders and business leaders.

"This summit offers a unique opportunity to bring together the private pet food, food and feed sectors, ingredient, technology, government and scientists on to work on a Protein Agenda 2020 and 2050," said Peter Watts, director market innovation at PulseCanada. Watts will be detailing how innovations in pulse technologies can support the growing global demand of protein supply.

Keynote contributions include business managers and opinion leaders from Rabobank, Swedish Retailers Association, GfK, USSEC, Buehler, Koch Membrane, Innova, Volac, Tereos Syral, Cosucra, Rousselot, TNO, Wageningen University, and many others.

The Summit will cover the following value chain challenges and opportunities:

Global future supply and demand insights into the full value chain (consumers, retailers, ingredients companies, manufacturers and research institutions) in segments such as dairy, meat, fish, meat alternatives and feed.

Health opportunities: Learn how to create sustainable opportunities through first-hand accounts and business cases from over 26+ CEOs, directors and researchers.

Technology, Research and innovation developments: Gain understanding of new, sustainable protein sources, processes and meet new business partners at the Protein Innovation Plaza.

Keynote speakers will discuss trends, business cases & opinions followed by a panel discussion.

Mr. Rob Hamer, VP Discovery, Unilever Research & Development
Mr. Henning Steinfeld, Coordinator LEAD, FAO Rome
Mr. Jeroen Leffelaar, Global Head Animal Proteins, Rabobank International
Mr. Per Baummann, Coordinator Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Swedish Food Retailers Federation

Three breakout sessions will complement the programme:
Future supply & demand: the global agenda
Health: exploring new health domains for proteins
Technology: new technology & process contributions
View the full programme here.

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