Science for the society - How to secure food in a sustainable way
World Food Convention, June 24th, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CEST
"What this conference helps to do, is synthetize, the people, the leaders around the world. These are real problems and you must adress them."
David Beasley (World Food Programme), 2019
"The conference is an absolute success."
Julia Klöckner (Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture), 2019
"To create a world without hunger is possible."
Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2018
“This conference is a great opportunity to work with people with great ideas.”
Dr Maria Andrade, International Potato Center Mozambique, 2017

Welcome to the World Food Convention 2021

June 24th from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CEST

"Science for the society – How to secure food in a sustainable way"

The global society is facing major challenges. The growing population of the planet must be fed in a fair and sustainable manner. Producing enough food causes new, different problems which harm the climate. On top of that, the COVID-19 pandemic endangers the security of food production and the stability of supply chains, threatening food safety.

Against this backdrop, scientific institutions as well as companies from both the old and the new economy are searching for ways to cope with these challenges. At our 5th World Food Convention, we invite the leading minds from science, politics and the economy to discuss how food security can be ensured all over the planet without further exacerbating climate change, and to find strategies to address these issues with regard to possible future pandemics.

The focus will not only be on the technological and technical aspects of food production and distribution but also on related ethical questions and political considerations.

Are you running a sucessful start-up in the food sector? Don´t miss to present your ideas at the World Food Convention 2021! Klick here to get a closer look on your possibility.

We thank our lead partner the Bayer AG for the kind support of the event.

To fully participate in the World Food Convention we kindly ask you to register. This will allow us to provide you with many interaction opportunities and give you the full experience of the World Food Convention.

Start-Up Pitch

Don´t miss this year´s Start-Up Pitch!
If you have a start-up in the field of nutrition, we would be pleased if you participated in our Start-Up Pitch. Here, innovative companies from the nutrition or agricultural sector can present their ideas and work. 

Topics of the World Food Convention 2021

June 24th, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. CEST

“Science for the society – How to secure food in a sustainable way”

Due to the pandemic situation, the conference will take place virtually on June 24th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. CEST and can be followed live worldwide. 

Start-Up Pitch 2021

How to participate in the World Food Convention as a Start-Up

Is your project ready for the big stage?

Are you running a successful, innovative start-up in the novel food sector and contributing your ideas to securing the world’s food supply, or have you developed alternative methods of farming that have a positive impact on climate change and food security?

At this year’s World Food Convention – Digital Edition, international, high-ranking speakers from science, business, politics and society will address the topic of securing the world’s food supply.

We are thrilled to have the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator join us for this year’s World Food Convention Start-Up Pitch. One of our participating innovators may be in with a chance to join the Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event focusing on rethinking global food systems in September 2021. The Pitch Event is invite-only with a high profile audience of governmental donors, private sector organizations, academia, UN agencies, humanitarian sector and other key players in the global innovation ecosystem.

For information on how to participate in the Start-Up Pitch, please click here.

Deadline for application: June 15th!

Your Benefits

  • Three pre-selected start-ups from an independent jury will be invited to a live presentation at the World Food Convention on June 24th at 6:00 p.m. CET
  • International audience from the field of nutrition
  • Increase in awareness-> the convention is broadcasted worldwide
  • Your image video will be presented on this website and will be available for participant voting
  • Your start-up will be promoted in advance of the event via our social media channels
  • As a participant in the Start-Up Pitch, you are automatically registered as a participant for the convention

The winner receives:

  • 10-minute fireside chat with the presenter
  • video recording of the fireside chat for later marketing purposes
  • Participation at the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerater

Here you can find an interesting, german speaking podcast of our partner “Green Life”

Bis 2050 wird die Weltbevölkerung auf ca. 9 Milliarden Menschen ansteigen. Dafür muss die landwirtschaftliche Produktion weiter gesteigert werden. Genau darin steckt das Dilemma: Mehr Nahrungsmittel produzieren und gleichzeitig die Ausbeutung unseres Planeten verhindern. Das geht sicher nicht mit Massentierhaltung, industriellem Fischfang und Regenwaldrodung. Die einzig denkbare Lösung für das Lebensmittelparadoxon des 21. Jahrhunderts ist eine radikale Änderung der Art und Weise, wie wir essen, Lebensmittel produzieren und globale Lebensmittelsysteme organisieren. Im Interview mit dem TAGESSPIEGEL diskutieren wir die aktuellen Lösungsvorschläge der World Food Convention und geben einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand aus Wirtschaft, Politik und Wissenschaft.

Hier die Folge auf spotify oder apple anhören.

We thank our lead partner the Bayer AG for the kind support of the event.

Please find a complete list of our networking partners here.