Committee Asia  •  Sustainability & Responsibility  •  Tech & Innovation

Webinar - Singapore, Asia's test bed for Agrifood Tech

Language: French / English

Price:
Webinar Free of Charge
France time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Singapore time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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South-East Asia is a world heavy weight (3rd population pool with 650 M inhab. and 5th eco-block with 7%-8% world trade), with bright growth perspectives despite current crisis.

 

South-East Asia is a world heavy weight (3rd population pool with 650 M inhab. and 5th eco-block with 7%-8% world trade), with bright growth perspectives despite current crisis.

Underlying trends feeding these perspectives, notably in agrifood tech:

  • Emerging middle class (eager to consume)
  • Young, urban, tech savvy population
  • Running urban development and infrastructures (how to optimize spaces & arable land?)
  • New consumption trends : occidentalization, eat out or take-away, eat better and healthier, premiumization, specific food demand…
  • Food needs growing faster than production capacities (dependency issue)
  • Technologies more and more intrusive in all verticals

Great challenges to overcome:

  • produce more, in better conditions (food safety and sustainability), more nutritious and diversified food...
  • Transport in better conditions (traceability and sustainability), quicker...
  • Transform better, quicker, with more sustainable processes (limiting waste & carbon footprint)…
  • Limit waste in general, bring awareness to consumers, educate, encourage to recycle...
  • Engage andempower consumer, improve their buying/consuming experience…
  • Conceive sustainable business models, develop financing through the wntire value chain

 

Guest Speakers

  • Eng Keat LEE, Senior Vice President and Head of Agrifood and Commercial & Professional Services at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Senior Vice President and Head of Agrifood and Commercial & Professional Services at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

He oversees the development of high tech indoor farming, aquaculture and alternative protein sectors in Singapore. His team also engages Logistics & Utility companies to position Singapore as a strategic base to develop differentiating competencies to serve regional markets. Eng Keat has past experience in sectors like Natural Resources, Infocomms & Media, and Tourism, and has lived and worked in Singapore and India.”

  • Matthieu VERMERSCH, Founder & Managing Partner at VisVires New Protein 

In 2014, Matthieu founded Singapore-based VisVires New Protein (VVNP), the first Venture Fund in Asia exclusively focused on finding disruptive solutions for the global food and feed systems.  Unrestricted by geographical boundaries, VVNP strives to uncover game-changing solutions and technologies that can be applied globally, especially to Asia. Since its inception, VVNP has made several investments including, among others, Ynsect in France, Ireland-based Nuritas, Mitte in Germany, In Ovo in the Netherlands, and Israeli-based ViAqua.  

Matthieu has over 25 years’ experience in investment management. Most recently, as Senior Managing Director, Director of Research as well as a member of the Executive and Investment committees of Everest Capital.  Prior to that, he was with Banque Paribas in Hong Kong, New York, Taipei and Paris. 

Terms & Conditions

  • By registering to this webinar, you agree to receive from French Chamber in Singapore and EDB future invitations to other events or market updates

  • You will receive by email the link to connect to the webinar

 

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