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of Food

23rd-24th November 2023
Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm
Carrer del Rosselló, 515
08025 Barcelona

Join us for the first-of-its-kind conference where we will bring together experts in regulations and policy from around the globe. During this exclusive 2-day event we will discuss the challenges of getting innovative and sustainable food products to market, identify what we need for science-based risk assessments to demonstrate food safety, and to provide guidance and insights to help delegates with their regulatory journey.



with regulatory experts and gain valuable insights!



to the discussions and share your perspectives!

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your understanding of novel food regulations, world-wide!



from leaders in food safety, policy and novel food regulations!

Global innovation in food-tech is growing at an incredible pace and there are so many amazing new products and processes out there! This innovation is vital in making a difference to the planet by creating more sustainable and ‘greener’ food systems, whilst also contributing to economic growth.

Regulators are doing their best to keep up. They are all working on ways to evolve in line with innovation and create more effective and efficient ways to regulate novel foods, whilst keeping safety as the key priority. However, regulations are often seen as a barrier to innovation due to complex frameworks, a lack of clear guidance and long evaluation timelines.

The aim of this conference is to:

Discuss the key challenges we face as an industry.

Identify what we need for science-based risk assessment for different types of alternative proteins and products derived from food-tech.

Propose changes to current regulatory frameworks to enable more optimal routes to market without compromising on safety.

Work with each other to openly discuss what is missing and what the industry needs.

Define concrete action points and recommendations that can be used as drivers for change.

Along with our valued partners, we are delighted to be able to bring you this unique and exclusive conference, where we will be looking at regulatory frameworks from around the world.


Conference highlights

Talks by Top Regulatory Experts

We are honoured to have some amazing speakers confirmed for the event from a
broad spectrum of backgrounds and expertise. There will also be talks from key
regulatory agencies.The
talks are intended to set the scene and provide an overview and key insights into the latest regulatory advances.

Meet our amazing speakers.

Panel Discussions

We will host several panel discussions with a variety of experts to get key opinions
and insights. We want the panels to be interactive, open and honest and the
intention is to spark interesting and though
t-provoking debate to challenge and
address key issues.

Deep-dive workshops

On Day 2, there will be a series of interactive deep-dive workshops covering a range
of regulatory topics. During these workshops, the intention is to discuss science-
based risk assessments and safety data requirements for different novel foods,
discuss regulatory strategy and planning, and identify the key challenges faced by
applicants and consider potential solutions.


Based on the panel discussions and the workshops, the aim is to produce a
summary of the key discussion points, including 
evidence-based insights and concrete recommendations that can be shared and help to inform future decision-making to smooth the pathway to regulatory approval.


We are still finalising the agenda, but here is a taster of what to expect:


Early bird: 600
(hurry – early bird available for a limited time only!)

Full price: €800

Book your tickets here:


Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm, Barcelona

Very near to the Barcelona’s most famous landmark- the Sagrada Familia, The old Estrella Damm brewery is a fantastic location to hold this event. With many of the novel foods that we are here to help regulate requiring fermentation tanks and bioreactors, where better to hold this specialist conference than surrounded by beautiful antique beer brewing tanks!
The spacious venue was opened in 1905 and b
rewed beer for 85 years, before moving to a different factory. The stunning building is now used for tours, cultural and corporate events.

The Regulating the Future of Food conference will be spread out around the
amazing rooms of this old fa
ctory, making it feel very spacious and relaxing.

Read more about this unique venue here. Come and make history, whilst surrounded by history.

For more details about how to get there and where to stay please click below:


We are excited to have partnered with Forward Fooding, Esencia Foods, Libre Foods and MOA Foodtech to offer an exciting tasting experience!  Discover a palate-pleasing adventure at our conference's tasting event, featuring an array of innovative alternative proteins from Spain. Join us for an evening of flavourful exploration that not only delights but also paves the way for a more sustainable approach to nutrition.



For more details about our tasting partners please click below:

Have your say!

Let us know if there is something in particular that you would like to find out from this conference, and we can make sure it is covered so you will get the answers you need. Please submit your question below before the 24 th October 2023.

There will also be opportunities to ask questions to our experts during the event.

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