As the world’s largest food market, China plays a pivotal role in the global food industry. With its rapidly increasing demand for safe, nutritious, and sustainable food, China’s smart nutrition market is poised for tremendous growth and transformation.
In collaboration with the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle Shanghai, Swissnex in China is pleased to invite experts from both industry and academia to delve into the intricacies of China’s burgeoning smart nutrition market. From bioscience, nutrition science to food technology, our upcoming event will provide a comprehensive look at the current landscape, the latest trends, and potential opportunities for startups, academia, corporates, and innovators. Get ready for the innovative thinking, cutting-edge technologies and forward-looking strategies that can help you better understand and navigate China’s smart nutrition market.
*China Standard Time
14:00 – 14:05 Opening Speech
Philippe Roesle, CEO & Consul, Swissnex in China
14:05 – 14:25 Key Trends and Opportunities: How China’s Foodtech Tackle the Global Challenge
Xiwen Qing, Director, Food & Agtech, Plug and Play China
14:25 – 14:45 A Shared Vision: Building a Sustainable and Healthy Future for the Chinese Food Industry through Nutrition Science
Prof. Xiang Gao, Fudan University
14:45 – 15:05 Bioscience is Eating the World
Joseph Zhou, Bits x Bites
15:05 – 15:35 Panel Discussion / Q&A
15:35 – 16:30 Networking
Xiwen QingDirector, Food & Agtech, Plug and Play China
Ms. Qing is a future AgFood enthusiast and former entrepreneur. She has years of experience in Food & Agtech and holds the value of scientific and technological innovation transforming. Ms. Qing specializes in technology trends, business development and communication.
Xiang GaoDistinguished Professor and Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Fudan University
Prof. Xiang Gao is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Fudan University since 2022. He is currently developing a University-wide Institute of Nutrition, Fudan University. Formerly, he was Assistant Professor (2010-2014) at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor (2014-2020) and Full Professor (2020-2022) at the Penn State University. He was also the Schreyer Distinguished Honors Faculty at the Penn State University. His research interests include nutritional epidemiology, neurological diseases, and global health. He has served as the PI of several NIH-funded R01/R21/R03 projects since 2009. He has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and served on several national committees.
Joseph ZhouManaging Partner, Bits x Bites
Mr. Joseph Zhou is managing partner at Bits x Bites, a pioneer agrifood VC focusing on the most critical challenges in the Chinese food system. He leads new investment development, portfolio management, and serves on the boards of portfolio companies. Joseph has 15 years of investment experience across both sell side and buy side. Prior to agrifood, he invested in China’s international education sector. Joseph has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Business School.