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SKS JAPAN 2022 Beyond Community SKS JAPAN 2022 Beyond Community

Creating new industry through collective wisdom
~ SHIFT ~

The current food system faces a variety of social challenges. For example, the growing food crisis associated with global environmental and security issues, the negative impact on health and nutritional challenges caused by income inequality. On the other hand, food and cooking are not only about nutritional sufficiency, but also important for nurturing culture, connecting people and creating a way of life. Resolving these food-related social issues and developing the diverse value of foods should not be a 'trade-off' relationship, but rather a synergistic relationship relationship, for advancement of both perspectives.

In order to achieve this synergies, it is important to gather various technologies and wisdom and continue to work together to create new food industry. 

SKS JAPAN was launched in 2017 with the theme of 'Food x Technology & Science', aiming to envision the future of food across the ecosystem. Our discussions focus on the future of food system, understanding of the essence of diverse values of food, and co-creation approach for new business development.

The word "Beyond Community" expresses our aspiration to evolve "Community" into "Ecosystem" where businesses that are good for the earth and human will be created one after another.

If you have great passion to "shift" the existing food system and industry as a game changer, we look forward to seeing you at SKS JAPAN 2022, the starting point for the challenge of creating a new industry.

OVERVIEW

Title
SKS JAPAN 2022
- Beyond Community -
Theme
Creating new industry through collective wisdom
~SHIFT~
Date
September 1-3, 2022
Style
Hybrid: Offline-Online
/pre-purchase ticket required
Venue
Tokyo Port-city Takeshiba PORT HALL
1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Online
Webinar *to be determined
Language
Japanese / English **Simultaneous interpretation
Ticket
Required via EventRegist Apply
Organizer
SIGMAXYZ Inc. / The Spoon

HIGHLIGHTS

1.Keep up with the latest global food-tech & innovation trend

You might have such questions, like,"What is the cutting edge of global food innovation and food-tech? What is the background behind this?"We will discuss on the point of view from the big picture of this trend and key essences of each food innovation area. We will share the new perspectives on consumer values and new ways of business creation and think about the next action, such as “How should we act?" and "Who will be our new partners? "

2.From sustainable food systems to regenerative food systems

While the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are gaining traction in Japan, the discussion of a sustainable food system is already shifting to a regenerative food system in the U.S. and Europe. Meanwhile, food tech is attracting attention from various industries, governments, academia, and others as a means to solve the global food system problems.
How to make more of Japanese food technology, scientific knowledge, traditional culture, and food industry contribution to the world? Discussions will be held with Japanese and overseas opinion leaders.

3.Taking on the challenge of opening up the "diversity of food value" in the long tail needs of food

One of the key concepts of SKS JAPAN is “Food for Well-being". This concept was proposed by Dr.Yoshiki Ishikawa, a Public Health Researcher, at SKS JAPAN 2017. We believe that food tech is important not only to satisfy our desires, but also make a significant contribution to the wellbeing for people and the planet. As WHO defined, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.If we can carefully unravel the value of food with cross-sectional knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, we can contribute to the wellbeing of broader people. SKS JAPAN 2022 will focus on the long-tail needs of food and explore hints for new business development.

4.Deep dive into trends in latest application areas

In the wide range of food tech, what are the areas of greatest interest? At SKS JAPAN 2022, you can find out the cutting-edge information with key players and experts in sessions, and also experience it firsthand at the exhibition.
We will delve into attracting areas, including future food, alternative proteins, smart kitchens, sustainability, personalization,Web3, the future of retail, and restaurant tech.
(More speakers and exhibitors are coming!)

5. How to step into the evolution of the co-creation business development model and ecosystem building?

The nature of business development is rapidly changing. No single company can solve social problems in the global food system and respond quickly to the diversification of consumer values alone. We need to create new industries and markets together. For such a movement, it is important to build an ecosystem that transcends the boundaries of companies, organizations, and industries, and to build a co-creative business development model. At SKS JAPAN 2022, we will introduce various efforts to build eco-systems inside and outside of Japan, and provide opportunities to take actions from now on.

6. Meet the next generation of pioneers, experience food tech, and find new partners

Foodtech Venture Day will be held on Day 3, featuring pitch sessions by startups in various food tech areas. Startups with a passion "to change the world with food tech" will take the stage. We will discuss how to develop a collaboration model with leading companies who will work with startups to develop their innovations into an industrial ecosystem.The exhibition will be set at the venue, where visitors can actually experience and eat the products. For online attendees, we plan a live broadcasting. Please join us and expand your network and potential partners for your business.


AGENDA

DAY1
DAY2
DAY3
Time
Title
Speaker

Time / Title / Speaker

12:30
Opening & The State of Food innovation Trend
Michael Wolf (The Spoon)
Shin-ichi Ishikawa (Miyagi University)
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
13:30
Global Investors' Point of View
Michael Wolf (The Spoon)
14:00
The direction of global food system transformation
Sara Roversi (Future Food Institute)
Kazunori Maruyama (DSM Japan)
[Moderator]
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
15:00
Alternative Foods from Japan
TBD
15:45
Cultivated Meat & ELSI Perspective
Aiko Hibino(Hirosaki University)
16:15
TBD
TBD
17:00
Round-table
TBD
18:00
Ecosystem building approach in Europe
Semi Hakim (Kok Projekt)
[Moderator]
Akiko Okada (SIGMAXYZ)
18:30
Share-out from Pioneers
TBD

*Honorifics omitted, in no particular order
*Please note that the speakers and agenda are subject to change without notice.

Time
Title
Speaker

Time / Title / Speaker

9:00
Building new Regional "Food OS”
Toshihiro Takahashi (Discover Japan)
Yoshimoto Kohara (Watayabesso)
[Moderator]
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
9:45
Metaverse in Food
Michael Wolf (The Spoon)
10:15
The State of Food for Well-being
Yoshiki Ishikawa (Well-being for Planet Earth)
*Pre-recording
10:45
Will Web3 impact on value of Food?
Michiaki Matsushima (Conde Nast Japan)
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
[Moderator]
Akiko Okada (SIGMAXYZ)
11:30
Food History unlocks the value of Food
Taro Muto (Kacha Ryori Muto / Tabemono Radio)
Takuro Muto (Kacha Ryori Muto / Tabemono Radio)
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
[Moderator]
Akiko Okada (SIGMAXYZ)
12:00
LUNCH : Future Food Experience
13:00
A new co-creation collaboration model for food manufacturers
TBD
14:15
Round-table
TBD
15:15
What kind of "food company" Base Food aims to be?
Shun Hashimoto (Base Food)
[Moderator]
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
15:45
TBD
TBD
16:15
Future of Retail
Koshiro Mitsuyuki (United Super Markets Holdings)
17:00
TBD
TBD
17:30
TBD
TBD
18:00
Kitchen OS in Action
Ben Harris (Fresco)
18:30
Restaurant Platform Revolution
Andy Lin (Yo-Kai Express)
19:00
Networking (Shareout)

*Honorifics omitted, in no particular order
*Please note that the speakers and agenda are subject to change without notice.

Time
Title
Speaker

Time / Title / Speaker

9:00
AI changes food product development
Michael Wolf (The Spoon)
9:30
Space Food changes food on earth
Mizuki Komasa (Real Tech Fund)
[Moderator]
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
10:15
Will Food Innovation come from Japan?
Masa Fukata (CarmineWorks)
TBD
10:45
Food Innovation in Action
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
11:30
Draw food vision
TBD
12:00
Upcycle at Scale
TBD
12:30
TBD
TBD
13:00
LUNCH : Future Food Experience
14:00
Foodtech Venture Day - NEXT PIONEERS PITCH SESSION
Shuhei Tsukada (Leave a Nest)
Tomomichi Sumi (SIGMAXYZ)
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)
17:00
Our next Action
Michael Wolf (The Spoon)
Hitoshi Hokamura (Foodtech Studio - Bites!)
Hirotaka Tanaka (SIGMAXYZ)

*Honorifics omitted, in no particular order
*Please note that the speakers and agenda are subject to change without notice.

SPEAKERS
*alphabetical order

Adam Yee

Podcaster and Food Scientist
My Food Job Rocks

Aiko Hibino

Professor
Hirosaki University

Hitoshi Hokamura

Founder
Food Tech Studio - Bites!

Kazunori Maruyama

President & Representative Director
DSM Japan K.K.

Koshiro Mitsuyuki

Program Manager / Managing Director & COO
United Super Markets Holdings Inc. / Kasumi Co., Ltd

Masa Fukata

Managing Director
CarmineWorks LLC

Michiaki Matsushima

Head of Editorial Content
『WIRED』 Japanese Edition

Mizuki Komasa

Representative Director
SPACE FOODSPHERE Association

Motohiro Fujita

President and Representative Director
United Super Markets Holdings Inc.

Semi Hakim

Co-Founder & CEO
Kök Projekt

Shin-ichi Ishikawa

Professor
Miyagi University

Shuhei Tsukada

Executive officer, CRO
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

Shun Hashimoto

CEO
BASE FOOD Inc.

Takuro Muto

Executive Vice President
Kacha Ryori Muto / Tabemono Radio

Taro Muto

CEO
Kacha Ryori Muto / Tabemono Radio

Toshihiro Takahashi

President/Editor in Chief
Discover Japan Inc

Toshikazu Sawa

Representative Director
Tokyo Food Institute

Yoshimoto Kohara

President
Watayabesso

ORGANIZERS

Hirotaka Tanaka

Managing Director of SIGMAXYZ, Inc.

Michael Wolf

Founder & CEO, Editor in Chief, The Spoon

PARTNERS

Headline Partners

Venture Partners

Media Partners

Beyond Community Partners

*alphabetical order

ACCESS

Tokyo Port City Takeshiba PORT HALL
1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

CONTACT

SKS JAPAN Secretariat
f00dtecheyes@sigmaxyz.com

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