Personalized Nutrition – Hype or Trend? – Presented by Maartje van den Berg, Rabobank

Maartje van den Berg, Rabobank, will speak at Healthy Nutrition Conference, on June 26, during AgriFood Innovation Event in Venlo, The Netherlands.

There is a lot of talk about personalized nutrition. But is it a hype, or will it prove to be a longer term trend? Will it become big or remain a niche? Based on Rabobank research including interviews with 30+ relevant companies and organisations, I will present my view on personalized nutrition and what it may mean for the food industry.


What drives you?

Good, healthy, nutritious and affordable food for everyone – without ruining our planet producing it.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

My presentation will give the listeners an insight in the relevance of personalized nutrition for the food industry.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Personalized nutrition and convenience.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

These two trends – personalization and convenience – have the potential to turn the food industry upside down. And one could argue this is already happening.

“Special Quote”

Personalized nutrition is the hip and techie version of old-school boring dietary advise.

About Maartje van den Berg

Maartje van den Berg works for Rabobank as a senior analyst. Her focus areas are the European groceries market, food in relation to health and nutrition, and sustainable diets. Maartje brings over 10 years of experience in banking, among others in financing large corporates and renewable energy. Before joining Rabobank, Maartje worked at Shell and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. She has a university degree in physical geography from the University of Utrecht.

About Rabobank

Rabobank is a cooperative bank based in the Netherlands. It serves over 8 million clients worldwide and is active in 40 countries. Its international operations are firmly focused on food & agriculture. Rabobank is committed to play a role in feeding the world sustainably.

About AgriFood Innovation Event
On June 26-27, 2019, the 3rd edition of the global AgriFood Innovation Event will take place in Venlo, The Netherlands.

The event will include a two-day expo, four conferences – 3D Food Printing Conference, Healthy Nutrition Conference, Vertical Farming Conference and Smart Farming Conference and more activities such as lab tours, demo corners.

3D Food Printing Conference: Research and development (taste, texture, structure, flavor, color, nutrition) | Technologies for 3D Food Printing |Ingredients for 3D Food Printing | Business Models | Patent / Legal and Regulatory issues | Investment opportunities

Healthy Nutrition Conference: Food Innovation and health | Intestinal Microbiology | Behavioural Gastronomy | Nutritional Sciences and Food Law / Regulation | Smart & Healthy Ingredients | Sustainable Food Manufacturing | Food design | Funding

Vertical Farming Conference: Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI | Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting | Food safety / HACCP | Robotics | Improved resource-use efficiency | Sustainable Buildings (design, green roof, energy) | Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design | From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Smart Farming Conference: Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more | Precision agriculture | Precision Livestock Farming | Plant and crop science for improved resource-use | Investment in R&D | New business models | Cross disciplinary themes

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