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EIT Food Venture Summit [event organisation]

The EIT Food Venture Summit is EIT Food’s yearly invitation only Business Creation networking event, gathering the main stakeholders and actors from across the European agrifood innovation community for networking, inspiration, matchmaking and celebrating the EIT Food Business Creation activities.

EIT Food South
Deadline: 24 June 2022

ABOUT THE EVENT

The EIT Food Venture Summit is EIT Food’s yearly invitation only Business Creation networking event, gathering the main stakeholders and actors from across the European agrifood innovation community for networking, inspiration, matchmaking and celebrating the EIT Food Business Creation activities.

This is an inspiring and interactive event for the agrifood industry from all over Europe with the major corporates, startups & scaleups, investors and experts in attendance.

EIT Food has already hosted four previous editions of the Venture Summit – in Paris in 2018, in Lisbon in 2019, the 2020 online edition hosted in Brussels and in Malaga in 2021 which was a hybrid event attended by 322 participants (172 in-presence and 150 online).

The 2022 edition of the EIT Food Venture Summit will be held as an in-person invitation only event and will take place on 26 or 27 October 2022.

OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENTS

The objective of the EIT Food Venture Summit is to raise the profile of EIT Food’s Business Creation programmes, where VC’s, other investors and Corporates can meet our cohort of agrifood startups & scaleups, many of which have been finalists in our Business Creation programmes such as Seedbed, EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) and RisingFoodStars.

TIMING OF THE EVENTS

EIT Food wants to host the EIT Food Venture Summit 2022 in late October. We do not want the Venture Summit to clash with the Web Summit in Lisbon or with the Foodtech IL event (Israel). As such, possible dates include (in order of preference):

• 27 October 2022

• 26 October 2022

In a proposal, the contractor should outline the prices for hosting the event on either of these days.

LOCATION

Our preference for the Venture Summit in 2022 is Lisbon.

The contractor is responsible for finding, securing and contracting the venue to host the Venture Summit.

EIT Food is seeking a venue with the following characteristics:

• open, dynamic environment breathing innovation & creativity

• can hold 300-350 guests

• easily accessible by public transport (max. 15 minutes from centre of Lisbon)

• spaces for plenary sessions, a marketplace, networking, and side events/workshops

• incorporated themes of sustainability and agrifood.

• ideally, we have a more open space, where the plenary part is not completely separated from the marketplace

Venture Summit 2018 – Station F, Paris.

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