Online Agenda:

6:00 am Registration & Morning Coffee Networking

Synopsis

  • Live demo in virtual exhibition area
  • Virtual 1-1 meetings

6:30 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Christophe Derrien Secretary General , International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF)

6:45 am Past, Present & Future: All Aboard the Insect Train

Synopsis

A group of leading brand founders share their advice on successfully integrating insects into products to meet the consumer demands in a series of quick-fire sessions followed by an in-depth panel discussion. Enhance your entomophagic goals by exploring:

  • Beyond flour power: How expanding on insect powders to meet shifting consumer demands provided the niche for each company.
  • Enhancing basic culinary classics to provide nutrient-dense hypoallergenic alternatives.
  • Overcoming the novelty factor: Considering methods of ensuring the product remains viable for long term adoption.

7:45 am Live Q&A – Ask the speakers your burning questions and pave the dialogue for the rest of the conference

8:00 am Virtual Speed Networking

Synopsis

Recreating the face-to-face networking in the virtual world. We will pair you up
with fellow attendees to break the ice and make new business relationships

8:30 am Consumer Insights: What is the Market Really Saying?

Synopsis

  • Learn from the lessons of consumer-facing brands to optimize your communication strategy and increase market share.
  • Overcoming the `ick` factor: Sharing insight into how to alter typical consensus on entomophagy and increase audience size.
  • Act like a colony: What needs to happen to increase mainstream global adoption of insect-based product

9:00 am Taste, Nutrition and Sustainability – What Does the Consumer Prioritize?

Synopsis

Hear debates by leading insect-based brands regarding methods to use push each of these three key factors with regard to:

  • Making an exciting product: How to use insect ingredients to enhance flavour and meet the nutritional/ sustainable needs of your target customer
  • Justify your price point: How to communicate the enhanced value to your consumer.
  • Beyond formulation: Packaging and supply chain considerations to enhance the sustainability message.

9:30 am Networking Break

9:45 Choose your Consumer: Communicating Entomophagy’s Unique Selling Points

Synopsis

  • Taste is king: Hear how to overcome the insect ‘ick factor’ by making a product too tasty to decline.
  • The Gen-Z consumer: Consider methods to attract the next generation before they adopt conventional culinary culture.
  • Insects on and off the web: Learn how to ensure your product can be found online, in stores or delivered direct to consumer.

10:15 am What Retailers are Looking for: Getting Your Product into Stores

Synopsis

  • Ensure that you are correctly considering the right distribution partner to reach your audience.
  • Speaking their language: Learn how to talk to a retailer and pitch your product to match their needs, priorities and consumer base.
  • Insects on and off the web: Learn how to ensure your product can be found online, in stores or delivered directly to the consumer.

10:45 am Chair’s closing remarks and summary of day

  • Christophe Derrien Secretary General , International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF)

11:00 am Opportunity for further networking