The Specialty Food Association has entered into a new relationship with the Milan-based Seeds&Chips, an organization known for providing a forum for food innovators and startups to connect and collaborate. The organization produces the annual Global Food Innovation Summit, which draws thousands of speakers, exhibitors and visitors to Milan from around the world. Seeds&Chips has also partnered with hundreds of startups to further a range of products and concepts.
As part of this relationship, Seeds&Chips will participate in the Specialty Food Association’s 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. They will present a seminar titled ‘Disrupting the Food System: Innovation from Farm to Fork,’ on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:30am, and will sponsor two shorter presentations as part of the show’s Excite Talk sessions, also on the 23rd. Seeds&Chips will also connect attendees to food solutions in a featured area on the exhibit floor, bringing their unique 360° perspective to highlight challenges, discuss trends, and explore investments.
”Seeds&Chips addresses global issues impacting the food chain such as the increasing world population, climate change, scarcity of resources, and changes in the processes of choice and purchase. These are important issues to SFA’s constituents,” says SFA President Phil Kafarakis.
“Having Seeds&Chips help us extend the value of the Winter Fancy Food Show is a first step in our collaboration. As we develop the relationship further, we plan to reach more innovators and entrepreneurs through Seeds&Chips networks and to offer more content to SFA members.”
As Marco Gualtieri, Founder and Chairman of Seeds&Chips explains, “Startups, companies, accelerators and incubators from around the world bring their ideas and solutions to the table at Seeds&Chips, all linked by the thread of innovation as key to defining a food universe that is sustainable and accessible to everyone.”
The Winter Fancy Food Show is a trade-only show held in San Francisco from January 21-23. For more information or to register for the show, please visit specialtyfood.com.