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Helsinki 20.-21.9.2023

Finnish Food Summit – Defining the Future of Food

20.9. 8-9 Coffee,  9-16 Summit, 16-18 Networking
21.9. 8-9 Coffee, 9-15:30 Summit

Location: Valkoinen Sali, Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki

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Sari Paavilainen, Business Finland
sari.paavilainen (at)

The 2-day Finnish Food Summit in Helsinki is addressed to Finnish food industry and related stakeholders. The goal of the event is to find common views of the future food industry, stimulate discussion and create ideas to inspire the direction the industry is going. What are Finland's strengths and how do we build the visibility of our expertise globally,  and what are the tools for Finnish companies for growth and cooperation?

What is the future food?

World is going through major changes and forecasting has become even more difficult. These changes will also have an impact on agriculture, food industry and what will be on our table in the future.

Food production is facing numerous challenges such as climate change, transparency of the food chain, food safety, lack of raw materials, and reaching the global circular economy and zero waste targets.

What will be Finland's role and how Finnish food innovations and value-added products can be introduced to the global market? 

DAY 1 – Future of Food

On first day the future of food is being discussed by global as well as domestic food industry experts and stakeholders. Global challenges are driving the food industry to changes also in Finland. Which are our strengths and how do we challenge the other countries? 

Finland is a small player in the global food market and therefore our strength is based on strong cooperation. How can we further develop this cooperation between companies, public sector, research institutes and other industry stakeholders in the future and what are the tools for that?

DAY 2 – Digital Commerce

The second summit day is targeted to increase Finnish companies´ knowledge about the digital business world to understand the importance of data, digital commerce and new retail trends as the way of making successful business. Various presentations enable the audience to jump out of the comfort zone and acquire new competences. The content outline is built according to an eagle view which oversees the full picture of global evolvement of ecommerce – cross-border platforms, digital brand and product presentations, consumer journey etc.

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