London’s first ever ‘Food Tech Week’ is set to kick-off this month. The event, which begins a week today, will celebrate the different ways tech is increasingly disrupting the food sector.
Success stories such as start-up Deliveroo, and take-away aggregator platform JustEat, have revolutionised the way investors look at the food and drink industry. Nadia El Hadery and Victoria Albrecht, co-founders of London Food Tech Week (FTW), have said: “Food is one of the most important economies in the world, and technology is essential to driving scalable, global and positive progress’.
The week will witness start-ups, entrepreneurs, and food-brands come together to discuss some of the biggest issues currently facing the industry. And Albrecht and El Hadery have secured some of the biggest names in the business as speakers, including: Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Smoothies), Camilla Dolan (MMC Ventures) and John Quilter (FoodBusker and co-founder of Cru Kafe).
A crowded schedule of food events will included a food and agriculture-tech sustainability hackathon, a pitching session at Google Campus, and a future of food event at the trendy Ace Hotel in Shoreditch.
Not sure about you lot, but we can’t wait to tuck in.