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MIFB Strategic
Conference

ELEVATING F&B BUSINESS

EMPOWERING INNOVATIONS

ENABLING TRANSFORMATION

A Sustainable Future in
Food & Beverage

This year’s MIFB 2024 Strategic Conference will look into the heart of innovation, transformation and sustainable growth in the F&B sector. Themed “Elevating F&B Business, Empowering Innovations, and Enabling Transformation”, the summit conference aims to offer a comprehensive platform for industry leaders, innovators, and expert to explore and exchange ideas that shape the future of food and beverage.

ELEVATING F&B Business

Explore the evolving landscape of the F&B industry, focusing on the latest trends, brand dynamics, and marketing strategies. This segment offers deep insights into designing exceptional customer experiences and measuring the impactful “return on experience”.

EMPOWERING Innovations

Dive into the world of cutting-edge developments such as Alternative Proteins, AI-powered solutions, robotics, and other groundbreaking food and agricultural technologies. This section aims to showcase how innovation is not just reshaping the industry but also contributing to a more sustainable ecosystem.

ENABLING Transformation

Engage with leading experts discussing the integration of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation, and AI in the F&B sector. This part of the conference focuses on how technology enables businesses to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Join us in paving the way for a greener, more
innovative future in the Food & Beverage industry

The overarching emphasis on sustainability ties all these themes together,
reflecting our commitment to fostering an industry that not only grows but does
so responsibly and sustainably.

Conference Ticket
Early Bird Rate (13 May 2024 – 14 June 2024)
Normal Rate (From 15 June 2024 onwards)
Group Purchase (3 pax and above)
Students Student ID Required
RM1,950
RM2,500
20% off
RM350

* Subject to 8% sales & services tax (SST) 

MIFB Conference
Speakers

MIFB Conference

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Unveiling the Culinary Horizon: A Glimpse into the Future of F&B
  • 30 mins

Explore the current state and future projections of the F&B industry, from emerging technologies to shifting consumer preferences, setting the stage for a day of dynamic discussions and innovative insights.

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12:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Networking Break
  • 90 mins
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Trend 1
Packaging for the Planet: Rethinking Sustainability in F&B Packaging Solutions
  • 20 mins

Explore the latest trends and developments in sustainable packaging solutions, from biodegradable materials to circular design principles, and their role in reducing environmental impact and meeting consumer demand for eco-friendly alternatives.

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Trend 2
Tech Talk: Pioneering Advances in Food Technology and Innovation
  • 20 mins

Navigate the forefront of food technology, where groundbreaking innovations are transforming every aspect of the F&B industry, from AI-driven culinary creations to precision fermentation, and their profound implications for the future of food.

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Trend 3
Future Foods Market Trends & Opportunities for Southeast Asia
  • 20 mins

Explore the forefront of food innovation with our session on “Future Foods Market Trends & Opportunities for Southeast Asia.” This engaging discussion will delve into the transformative world of alternative proteins, from plant-based options to lab-grown solutions. Discover how these groundbreaking advancements are reshaping the food industry in one of the most dynamic and diverse regions globally. Our industry experts will provide a comprehensive analysis of the key drivers behind these trends, including shifting consumer preferences, technological innovations, and regulatory changes. Learn about the emerging opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses to capitalize on the growing demand for sustainable and ethical protein alternatives. Join us to gain valuable insights and stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving market of future foods in Southeast Asia.

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Trend 4
Urban Harvest: Cultivating Innovation in Urban Farming Practices
  • 20 mins

Discover the flourishing world of urban farming, where innovative techniques and technologies are revolutionizing food production in urban environments, from vertical farming to aquaponics, and its potential to address food security challenges.

James Yin Kah Ho,
Chief Executive Officer, V-Plus Agritech Pte. Ltd.

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Harvesting Innovation: Integrating F&B Trends for a Sustainable Future
  • 40 mins

The panel will focus on synthesising insights from the preceding sessions on diverse F&B trends, including plant-based protein, urban farming, food technology, sustainable packaging, and consumer behavior. Panelists will explore how these trends intersect, synergize, and collectively contribute to shaping a more sustainable and innovative future for the F&B industry.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Beyond Greenwashing: Authentic Sustainability Strategies for F&B Businesses
  • 30 mins

This session will deep dive into the complexities of sustainability in the F&B sector, going beyond surface-level initiatives to explore authentic strategies that drive meaningful change. By examining the pitfalls of greenwashing and highlighting examples of genuine sustainability efforts, the session will provide actionable insights and practical guidance for F&B businesses striving to make a positive impact on the planet and society.

Bernard Eng
Bernard Consulting

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Packaging Paradox: Balancing Aesthetics, Functionality, and Sustainability
  • 30 mins

The ‘Packaging Paradox’ panel discussion will bring together professionals from the food and beverage sector to address the complex issue of how to strike a balance between form, function, and sustainability in packaging. Experts on the panel will delve into the complex relationship between packaging’s aesthetics, functionality, and environmental effect, and will share new ideas and best practices for creating eco-friendly products that sell. Discussed here are biodegradable materials and circular design principles as potential solutions to the packaging paradoxes plaguing the modern food and drink industry.

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