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Food Impact Conference (GEK) Invited Participants to Think of Food and Agriculture on the Axis of Impact in 2023

The Food Impact Conference aims to foster long-term impact by tackling social, environmental, and technological challenges in the dimensions of innovation and entrepreneurship.

04 Dec 2023
EIT Food South

The Food Impact Conference, hosted by Foodback and organised at the Impact Hub Istanbul as a hybrid event on 27th of November, continues focusing on the critical intersection of technology and impact within the food and agriculture. In its 4th year, GEK continues to evaluate food and agriculture on the axis of technology and impact and to bring together those who make an impact in this field.

Initiated by Foodback, the Türkiye Hub of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Food) in Southern Europe, the Food Impact Conference aims to foster long-term impact by tackling social, environmental, and technological challenges in the dimensions of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Bringing together over 3000 participants from 13 EU countries, the conference has consistently featured remarkable figures, both local and international, as speakers. Such as, Elvira Domingo, Maksut Aşkar, Levent Kurnaz, Gamze Cizreli, Ebru Baybara Demir, and Philip Lymbery.

Over the years, the conference has been a platform for discussions covering diverse topics such as food, agriculture, water, design, and restaurant management, engaging experts in-depth and analytical conversations.

The discussions highlighted the significance of impact in shaping the present and future of food and agriculture.

Tuğçe Ergün Cireli, Founding Partner of Foodback, emphasized the urgency of addressing global challenges: “We use 77 percent of the world's water to produce our food. Our food is changing rapidly and affecting our health. Our agricultural productivity and adequate nutritional conditions are under threat due to increasing temperatures due to the climate crisis."

"At the Food Impact Conference, which is in its 4th year, we reiterate that all sectors come together to ensure a sustainable impact on the food crisis, and we organize the conference to bring all sectors together. We view the conference as a powerful tool to bring people together.”

In this year's edition, the Food Impact Conference explored key themes such as trends, supply chains, waste management, impact investments in food and agriculture, alternative proteins, global initiatives, and opportunities in urban agriculture and sustainability.

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