Food & Drink is the number 1 sector both in the UK and in France, with a total turnover of £233 billion. FoodTech businesses are booming on both side of the Channel, creating new opportunities to disrupt the industry.
This meetup will bring up together testimonials and opportunities for partnerships from active food business entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from London and France.
This event is also the perfect occasion to get tips on how to scale up a business on the Continent.
Join us October 19th at Central Working Paddington and meet your French fellows.
6.30 pm - Welcome drink
7.00 pm - PANEL 1: Food and FoodTech startups going international: Learn from experience
> What is driving international development? What is the right time to start thinking global?
> What are the challenges? How do you overcome them?
7.25 pm - PANEL 2: France & UK - 2 food markets. How do you seize your opportunity?
> 2 markets with their own food sensibilities. What are the cultural differences?
> 2 FoodTech ecosystems. What do they look like? Who are the actors and how they can help you?
Olga Naryzhnaya, Business Developper - AcceleRise
Xavier Boidevezi, VP Digital - Groupe SEB
Kastytis Kemezys, MD - Cinnamon Bridge
Olivier Prothon, Director Food & drink - Business France
Tara Mei - Kitchen Table Projects
Pauline Ragot, Corporate Partnerships and Public Funding - InVivo
7.50 pm – PITCHES
> French startups looking for UK partners
> UK startups looking for French Partners
8.00 pm – Networking with French & UK Food & Drink