Top 7 Food Innovation Events 2015

Here are the Top 7 Food Innovation Events around the globe, edition E-Food blog:

1. International Green Week

where: Berlin, Germany

when: 16-25. January 2015

ticket for visitors: 14€


Food industry representatives, wholesalers, retailers, agricultural importers, international specialists from all fields of agriculture, forestry, horticulture and commercial fishing.

2. Startup Weekend Future Shopping

where: Berlin, Germany

when 27. February- 01.March 2015

ticket: earlybird 45€ (till 18.01.2015)


Startup Weekend Berlin in cooperation with DB Station&Service organizes the 54 hours event for entrepreneurs with disrupting ideas around Future of Shopping. All ideas starting from pop-up store concepts to mobile apps, which combine the opportunities of offline and online worlds are welcome.

3. Thought For Food (TFF) Global Summit

where: Lisbon, Portugal

when: 13-14 February 2015

ticket: tba


The most unconventional conference with aiming to foster the dialog and find answers to the question: „how to feed one billion people?“ Previous event was held in Berlin, with guest speakers such as Mark Post – scientist team lead of cultured beef project.

4. TEDxMannhattan – Changing the Way We Eat

where: NYC, USA

when: 7. March 2015

ticket: 225$ (early application is needed)


And for all fans of TED Talks, there is a dedicated to food topics event „TEDxManhattan – Changing the Way We Eat“. Since the interest is very high, it is a good idea to apply in advance in order to be able to get a ticket. Alternatively you can attend or host a viewing party, which are held all around the globe.

5. Bon Appetech – new! 

where: San Francisco, USA

when: 10-12. April 2015

ticket: super earlybird 650$ (till 15. January 2015)


The first edition of Bon Appetech is aimed to launch the global Good Food Innovation Movement will be held in San Francisco, where a huge number of Food-Tech companies are originated. The speakers list is 100+ long and include executives from the most innovative companies.

6. Think Tank Next Generation Food

where: Berlin, Germany

when: end of September 2015

ticket: tba


Think Tank Next Generation Food will take place for the third time in Berlin. Two previous events gathered decision makers from the corporate world and food-tech startups from all around Germany, to learn from each other and to start an open dialog to foster innovation in food and retail.

7. Anuga

where: Cologne, Germany

when: 10 – 14. October 2015

ticket: earlybird 32€


The world´s leading food fair for the retail trade and the food service and catering market with 10 Trade shows in one.


About the Author

Polina Marchenko hat ihr Master Studium in Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin absolviert. Schon als Studentin war sie als Trainee bei dem Deutsche Telekom T-Labs Startup Incubator (jetzt Hub:Raum) engagiert und hat damit Corporate und Startup Welt zeitgleich kennengelernt. Sie hat bei dem weltweit ersten Startup Weekend Food Innovation gewonnen und so das Potential und den Bedarf für mehr Innovationen im Lebensmittelbereich erkannt. Polina hat 2013 das Food Startup KptnCook gegründet, für das sie jetzt zwischen Deutschland und den USA pendelt. Für den E-Food Blog berichtet Sie exklusiv über internationale Trends und neue Startups im Food Bereich aus dem Silicon Valley und anderen Hotspots

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