15th November 2023 10:00 – 11:00

Mediterranean Food Sector Platform

Mediterranean Food Sector Platform 

Welcome to the Mediterranean Food Sector Platform, a dedicated session aimed at exploring the latest innovations and trends in the food industry within the Mediterranean region. This session will highlight the region’s diverse culinary heritage and examine how innovation is driving growth and sustainability in the food sector. Special attention will be given to key topics such as Halal food, vegetarian and vegan trends, and the Mediterranean diet. 

Innovation in the Mediterranean Food Sector 

Overview of the session’s objectives and the importance of the Mediterranean food sector in the global context. 

Halal Food Market 

Understanding the Halal food market, its growth potential, and the certification process. How innovation is enhancing the quality, variety, and market reach of Halal food products and an interactive discussion on the opportunities and challenges faced by the Halal food market in the Mediterranean region. 

Veggie and Vegan Trends 

Trends driving the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets in the Mediterranean and globally, highlighting innovative plant-based products and their impact on the food industry. 

The Mediterranean Diet 

Exploring the scientifically proven health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. How innovation is preserving and enhancing traditional Mediterranean dishes for modern consumers. 

We look forward to your active participation in the Mediterranean Food Sector Platform. This session is not only an opportunity to learn about the latest trends and innovations but also a chance to connect with industry leaders and shape the future of the Mediterranean food industry. 

Salvador Illa

Ministry of Health, Government of Spain (Special Guest Speaker)

Enric Mayolas

Consulting Director, World Health Management (Moderator)

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director, Institut Salut Global

Chakib Abouzaid

Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation

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