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Join the business delegation on bio-solutions to California, 5-9 December 2022

The business delegation targets companies in the bio-solutions sector with a focus on feed and/or food. The specific focus area of the delegation will be based on the interests of the participating companies.

A webinar with an introduction to bio-solutions in California and the planned business delegation including the specific areas of focus will be arranged for Monday 29 August at 15.30 CET. A separate invitation for the webinar will be distributed.

WHY JOIN?
Denmark is a frontrunner in the bio-solutions sector with great advantages in the field of enzymes and shelf-life enhancing products, to name a few. California is an agricultural state with large GHG emissions and drought issues, thus in need of solutions to mitigate the climate impact. There is also a growing demand from consumers in California looking for alternatives to animal protein in their food consumption. This business delegation will contribute to finding the solutions in the US, while facilitating contact between Danish and American producers. 

INITIAL DRAFT PROGRAM (will be set according to interests of participating companies)

Monday 5 December 2022 in Palo Alto 
Day 1: Welcome and intro to Silicon Valley and future industries

  • Briefing at the Consulate General of Denmark in Palo Alto (AM)
    • Welcome by the Consul General
    • Presentation of California’s Agriculture, Food and Beverage sector by the Sector Counsellor
    • Introduction to the program
  • Introduction to the tech-industry in Silicon Valley and how this industry has affected other sectors 
  • Meeting with US Food and Ag sector organisations, outlook on the industry
  • Dinner reception with organisation representatives

Tuesday 6 December 2022 in Bay Area
Day 2: Company visits

  • Three company visits (based on input from participating companies from Denmark) including moon shoot industries: Examples of how start-ups went from ideas to the market. Rethinking the food industry and how to engage consumers

Wednesday 7 December 2022 in Bay Area
Day 3: Start-up, investments, and the business environment

  • Incubator day: Demonstration day at a start-up incubator. A number of start-ups will pitch their business idea to the delegation and the investors at the incubator. Start-ups participating in the delegation tour will have the opportunity to pitch as well.
  • Reception and tasting session at the Innovation Centre for an industry alliance in San Francisco

Thursday 8 December 2022 in Davis CA
Day 4: Seminar + Academic environment 

  • Tour and meetings at University of California Food Innovation Centre in Davis.

Friday 9 December 2022 in San Francisco
(Day 5)

  • Traveling day, no program

Note: the visits and meetings will be arranged in coordination with the delegation in order to ensure sufficient relevance. 

PRICE
The total price for participation in the business delegation to California is 14,000 DKK excl. flight, hotel and VAT per company for two representatives. The price for an extra representative is 1,500 DKK per person.

NOTE: The price is based on 12 participating companies, three of which are SMEs, and an expected 50% subsidy from the Trade Council of Denmark.

NOTE: On the registration form you can if relevant add the contact information of the local participating person/company. Invoice will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address.
We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink and hotel.


REGISTRATION

Please register here, no later than Friday 9 September 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Kenneth Lindharth Madsen, klm@lf.dk, 2332 6741.

THE ORGANIZERS

Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Kenneth Lindharth Madsen, Head of Department, 
Trade & Market Relations, e-mail: klm@lf.dk, tel: +45 2332 6741

The Danish Chamber of Commerce, Michael Bremerskov Jensen, Head of Department,
e-mail: mje@danskerhverv.dk, tel: +45 3175 2400

 

Please also see our other activities in the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

Kenneth Lindharth Madsen