• EIT Food. Co-funded by the European Union. Let's Get Real About Food.

    EIT Food 2022 Annual Event

    17 & 18 October | Brussels

  • Let's get real about food

    EIT Food’s Annual Event brings together our community of partners and external agri-food stakeholders, all united in the willingness to accelerate our revolution in food to create healthy food systems that sustain our society and our planet.


    At this 4th edition of our Annual Event, participants will have an opportunity to meet and network with stakeholders, experts and industry peers from across the entire food value chain, to take part in interactive sessions on the new opportunities for open calls for proposals and mission programmes, and engage in co-creation, cooperation, and building new relationships during a special programme with discussions, panel sessions, showcase segments, and matchmaking.


    The challenge we tackle together as a community is an unsustainable food system that is harming people and the planet. This event will be an occasion to showcase our work, build new connections, be inspired, discover and discuss new ways to bring change and meet the big challenges we face.

  • Follow the event live

    Convention Zone 1

    Follow the event live

    Convention Zone 2

    Follow the event live

    Convention Zone 3

  • CONFIRMED Speakers

    Meet some of our speakers

    Lukas Visek

    Member of Cabinet

    European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans

    Roberta Bosurgi 


    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

    Andy Zynga


    EIT Food

    Angelo Riccaboni

    Professor and Chair

    PRIMA Foundation

    Maxine Roper


    Connecting Food

  • Why attend?

    Networking opportunities

    with stakeholders from the world's largest and most dynamic food innovation community

    Inspiring keynotes

    panels, and pitches hosted by experts coming from industry, Academia and policy making

    Interactive breakouts

    and sessions on key topics


    EIT Food programmes and projects driving change in the food system

    New collaboration

    and matchmaking opportunities

  • HOtels

    This is a selection of hotels closely located to Event Lounge offering special rates for attendees to EIT Food's Annual Event

    Gresham Belson Hotel ****

    Special rates:
    Sunday 16th - €80/night

    Monday 17th - €140/night

    Discount code: EITBEL

    2km distance (7' by car)

    Van der Valk Hotel ****

    Special rates:
    Sunday 16th - €139/night

    Monday 17th - €139/night

    Discount code: BRU-GF37946

    5km distance (10' by car)

    Courtyard by Marriott Hotel ****

    Special rates:
    Sunday 16th - €199/night

    Monday 17th - €199/night

    No code needed

    1km distance (13' walk)

  • Location

    Event Lounge
    Bd. Général Wahislaan 16F,
    1030 Brussels.


    There will be a bus transfer between the dinner location and the venue (more info coming soon!).

  • About EIT Food

    EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.


    Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities, and create and scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food.


    We are one of nine innovation communities established by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

  • For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Patricia Willems-Mawenu:

    Patricia Willems-Mawenu
    Communication & Events Manager | EIT Food