EVENT AGENDA




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    September 15, 2021
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    6:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Closing

  • 6:05 pm
  • 6:10 pm
  • Live Stage

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    May 25, 2021
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    6:00 pm
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    Panel

The Untapped Potential of Controlled Environment Agriculture

In this session we will discuss the potential of Controlled Environment Agriculture, the technologies and innovations that fall under this…

  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:40 pm
  • Panel

In this session we will discuss the potential of Controlled Environment Agriculture, the technologies and innovations that fall under this category, and the challenges faced within the region.

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    May 25, 2021
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    6:00 pm
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    Roundtable

Entrepreneurship in the Foodtech sector: Dos and Don'ts

  • 6:00 pm
  • 6:45 pm
  • Roundtable

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    September 15, 2021
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    5:50 pm
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    Live Stage

Hosted by Partner

  • 5:50 pm
  • 6:20 pm
  • Live Stage

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    September 15, 2021
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    5:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Building technology-backed logistics solutions

In a conversation with leading startup founder to talk about the logistics challenges in Pakistan.

  • 5:05 pm
  • 5:35 pm
  • Live Stage

In a conversation with leading startup founder to talk about the logistics challenges in Pakistan.

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    May 25, 2021
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    5:00 pm
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    Mentor Circle

Regulations and Policies for Entrepreneurs in the FoodTech space

Discussing the common regulations and policies needed in the food and agri industry, what startup founders need to know before…

  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:45 pm
  • Mentor Circle

Discussing the common regulations and policies needed in the food and agri industry, what startup founders need to know before going into the space, what elements to consider and what steps to take when considering policies and legislations?

  • Rania A. Zeidan Zeidan & Associates Attorneys at Law
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    May 25, 2021
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    4:35 pm
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    Live Stage

Synthetic and Alternative Meats: Nutritious Facts and Way forward

Discussing the rise of synthetic and lab-grown meat, and the rise of meat alternatives, its long term impact on humans…

  • 4:35 pm
  • 5:20 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the rise of synthetic and lab-grown meat, and the rise of meat alternatives, its long term impact on humans and the planet, how it's done, and how consumers and environmentalists are reacting to the concept.

  • Stephanie Michelsen Jellatech
  • Christie Lagally Rebellyous Foods
  • Sean Peters DryGro (C02i)
  • Huw Thomas Counterfactual Ventures
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    May 25, 2021
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    4:30 pm
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    Roundtable

FoodTech scene in MENA: Opportunities and Exciting projects

Leaders of the global FoodTech investment community, Erich Sieber and Nadav Berger, will have an open conversation about the future…

  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • Roundtable

Leaders of the global FoodTech investment community, Erich Sieber and Nadav Berger, will have an open conversation about the future of food and how MENA will play a role in the food tech revaluation.

  • Nadav Berger PeakBridge
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    September 15, 2021
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    4:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Striking Gold with Tech Talent

Pakistan always had a great pool of tech talent, how is this pool of talent reflecting on the ecosystem and…

  • 4:05 pm
  • 4:50 pm
  • Live Stage

Pakistan always had a great pool of tech talent, how is this pool of talent reflecting on the ecosystem and how are remote environments driving demand and supply on tech talent?

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    May 25, 2021
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    4:00 pm
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    Roundtable

Suppliers: How to manage your supply chain?

  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:45 pm
  • Roundtable

  • Rasheed Jamil Global Resources Consultancy
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    May 25, 2021
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    3:50 pm
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    Live Stage

Food Measures: Regulations & Policies

Defining the existing food security and regulatory systems in MENA and emerging markets, the existing solutions, regulations and innovations that…

  • 3:50 pm
  • 4:20 pm
  • Live Stage

Defining the existing food security and regulatory systems in MENA and emerging markets, the existing solutions, regulations and innovations that will improve the food security landscape in the region.

  • Fidele El Achkar FoodSight
  • Matija Zulj AGRIVI
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    September 15, 2021
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    3:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Fintechs: Bottom Up

Fintech companies have been riding the funding wave in Pakistan and getting traction to a level of pushing governments to…

  • 3:05 pm
  • 3:50 pm
  • Live Stage

Fintech companies have been riding the funding wave in Pakistan and getting traction to a level of pushing governments to change and adjust regulations and legislations and create more innovation enabling enviromnents.

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    May 25, 2021
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    3:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Delivery Hero's Support to the Food Sector

There has been great debate on the sustainability of Controlled Environmental Agriculture, in this session we will discuss the potential…

  • 3:05 pm
  • 3:35 pm
  • Live Stage

There has been great debate on the sustainability of Controlled Environmental Agriculture, in this session we will discuss the potential of CEA and what technologies and innovations fall under this category of agriculture.

  • Duncan McIntyre DX Ventures
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    May 25, 2021
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    3:00 pm
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    Roundtable

The Future of Health and Wellness - Creating Trust and Credibility in the F&B industry

How can big F&B distributors adapt to the shift to consumer demand for healthier, cleaner products?

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • Roundtable

How can big F&B distributors adapt to the shift to consumer demand for healthier, cleaner products?

  • Vanessa Zuabi Mint Basil Market
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    May 25, 2021
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    2:30 pm
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    Live Stage

Healthy Trends and Corporate Response

How are large FMCG corporations responding to the rising health trends? Are companies following the right health standards? Who's responsible…

  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Live Stage

How are large FMCG corporations responding to the rising health trends? Are companies following the right health standards? Who's responsible for ensuring nutritious standards in consumer brands?

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    May 25, 2021
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    2:05 pm
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    Live Stage

State of Delivery Aggregators in Emerging Markets

Discussing the increased competition in the food delivery space and the overall state of the industry moving forward with models…

  • 2:05 pm
  • 2:50 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the increased competition in the food delivery space and the overall state of the industry moving forward with models and factors facilitating its development.

  • Raed Hafez El Grocer
  • Benjamin Mouflard CHATFOOD
  • Imad El Fay HB Investments
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    September 15, 2021
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    2:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Global Traction: Funding and Talent

Discussing the interest of global investors in Pakistan, and talking about the unique tech talent, and the advantages of the…

  • 2:05 pm
  • 2:50 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the interest of global investors in Pakistan, and talking about the unique tech talent, and the advantages of the market over others in the region.

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    May 25, 2021
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    2:00 pm
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    Workshop

From Waste to Urban Vertical Farm

Learning practices for building your own vertical farm at home with minimum material.

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • Workshop

Learning practices for building your own vertical farm at home with minimum material.

  • Ziad Abichaker Cedar Environmental
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    May 25, 2021
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    1:10 pm
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    Live Stage

Managing Supply Chains in the Food Scene

Producers, manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers and other parties are under pressure to get their products to the market quickly, safely,…

  • 1:10 pm
  • 1:50 pm
  • Live Stage

Producers, manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers and other parties are under pressure to get their products to the market quickly, safely, and in the best possible condition. In this conversation, we will be tapping into the main challenges and solutions needed for a seamless supply chain.

  • Nicole Rogers Drawdown Foods
  • Ziad Kamel Cloud Restaurants
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    September 15, 2021
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    1:10 pm
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    Live Stage

Building $1Billion Companies

A conversation with Pakistan's most well-funded startups. We will talk about journeys, challenges, investors relationships and more.

  • 1:10 pm
  • 1:50 pm
  • Live Stage

A conversation with Pakistan's most well-funded startups. We will talk about journeys, challenges, investors relationships and more.

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    September 15, 2021
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    12:10 pm
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    Live Stage

Pakistan on the Rise

Setting the ground on the existing opportunities in Pakistan, infrastructure and the role of the diaspora in growing the startup…

  • 12:10 pm
  • 12:55 pm
  • Live Stage

Setting the ground on the existing opportunities in Pakistan, infrastructure and the role of the diaspora in growing the startup ecosystem.

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    May 25, 2021
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    12:10 pm
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    Live Stage

Disruption in the Food & Beverage Industry

Discussing the general state of the Food and Beverage industry, how has it evolved in the past decade and where…

  • 12:10 pm
  • 12:55 pm
  • Live Stage

Discussing the general state of the Food and Beverage industry, how has it evolved in the past decade and where is it expected to reach with the integration of technology and innovative solutions?

  • Mohamad Fayed GrubTech
  • Jihad El Eit kaykroo
  • Samer Hamadeh Akiba Dori
  • Giacomo Bernardelli Casinetto
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    September 15, 2021
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    12:00 pm
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    Live Stage

Welcome to Step Pakistan

Step's first Pakistan focused event virtually will tackle all trends and opportunities in the startup and technology ecosystem in the…

  • 12:00 pm
  • 12:05 pm
  • Live Stage

Step's first Pakistan focused event virtually will tackle all trends and opportunities in the startup and technology ecosystem in the Pakistan market.

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    May 25, 2021
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    11:45 am
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    Workshop

Hosted by Checkout: The hidden formula: How meaningful payments data is key to unlocking further growth potential in a dynamic market

Join Checkout.com in an interactive session where we will look at how payments data can give you the competitive edge…

  • 11:45 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • Workshop

Join Checkout.com in an interactive session where we will look at how payments data can give you the competitive edge in an increasingly crowded digital landscape. Whether you were already selling online before the pandemic or are one of many businesses that have had to pivot their strategy to stay afloat, the move to digital commerce over the last year has left many businesses wondering how they can stay ahead of the competition. This session will explore: How to elevate the customer experience through payments data, How to boost acceptance rates, How to find the right payments partner.

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    May 25, 2021
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    12:00 pm
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    Live Stage

Opening Remarks : Next Generation event for Step

Introducing new event vertical serving Step's mission in boosting emerging market industries.

  • 12:00 pm
  • 12:05 pm
  • Live Stage

Introducing new event vertical serving Step's mission in boosting emerging market industries.

  • RAY DARGHAM Step
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    May 25, 2021
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    6:20 pm
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    Live Stage

Decoding the Cloud Kitchen model

Understanding the different cloud kitchen models and how each works with what seems to be the best model for emerging…

  • 6:20 pm
  • 7:05 pm
  • Live Stage

Understanding the different cloud kitchen models and how each works with what seems to be the best model for emerging markets.

  • Walid Hajj Kitch
  • Marwan Tarabay The Leap Nation
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    May 25, 2021
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    5:35 pm
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    Live Stage

Capital in the Agritech Scene

Venture Capitalists in emerging markets focus on industry enablers rather than on the actual farming side of the agriculture scene,…

  • 5:35 pm
  • 6:05 pm
  • Live Stage

Venture Capitalists in emerging markets focus on industry enablers rather than on the actual farming side of the agriculture scene, why and why not. Discussing the reasons and responsibilities in driving more capital into the core of the agriculture industry.

  • Heather Henyon Mindshift Capital
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    May 25, 2021
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    7:05 pm
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    Live Stage

Closing

  • 7:05 pm
  • 7:10 pm
  • Live Stage