On March 19, innovation went international. 
The delegation from New Frontiers in Food for our International Forum focused on new food technologies was a hit with our members! Their products and services ranged from Viking-inspired craft beer to nutritionally-dense buffalo beetles, sweetener from miracle berries to supplements from mushrooms, plus printed nutrients, dynamic packaging, and more. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from all 14 companies in a rapid fire one-minute introduction format.
Also speaking was a panel of leaders representing the three of the five food cluster organizations that comprise New Frontiers in Food (each similar to FaB), based in Spain (Clusaga), the Netherlands (Food Valley), France (Valorial and Vitagora), and Belgium (Wagralim). 
Attendees met these companies:
  • Brasserie de Brunehaut: A craft brewer offering 100% organic and gluten-free beers
  • Brasserie du Bout du Monde: Dedicated to creating first choice tasting beers
  • Brasserie Ragnar: A craft brewer offering authentic flavors, Viking-inspired with ninth century recipes
  • Dely Waffle: Offering frozen authentic Brussels waffles
  • Fortified Food: Developed a new patented "nutrient delivery system" for added vitamins, minerals, and extra proteins
  • Freggies: Development and production of plant-based products
  • Galactic: Provider of natural solutions in the food, feed, personal & health care and industrial markets
  • GreenFood50 B.V.: Develops, produces, and supplies innovative quinoa ingredients from low saponin quinoa
  • LRPhysics: Providing market and product data
  • Mobeefox: A packaging manufacturer offering a web platform to easily create and modify interactive information via packaging
  • Nizo: A world leader in contract research for better food health
  • Protifarm: Producing functional, nutritionally-dense, and sustainable ingredients from Buffalo beetles
  • Saint Fernan: Producing elegant ciders from acidulous varieties of apples and pears
  • Valrhona: Premium chocolate manufacturer for baking




11:00 – 11:30 AM
Attendees arrived, networked, and began to enjoy lunch
11:30 – 11:45 AM
Welcome and opening remarks by:
  • Milwaukee 7: Jim Paetsch, VP of Corporate Relocations, Expansions & Attractions

  • FaB Wisconsin: Shelley Jurewicz, Executive Director

  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.: Katy Sinnott, Vice President of International Business Development

11:45 AM – 12:05 PM
How do they do it? A moderated cluster panel comprised of one representative from each New Frontier in Foods cluster organization. Attendees learned what each cluster does to promote and facilitate industry growth, innovation, and leadership.

12:05 – 12:35 PM
Rapid fire. Attendees heard from representatives from the 14 company participants, sharing their ambitions and exploring international opportunities

12:35 – 1:00 PM
Audience Q&A

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Optional: NFiF B2B meetings and departure