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April 14, 2023

The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708


All times displayed in ET

9:30 AM - 10 AM


10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Opening Remarks

Geneen Auditorium

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion: Public-Private Partnerships to Fuel Growth in Alternative Proteins

Geneen Auditorium

The last few years have seen significant interest among companies and investors in the alternative proteins space. However, sustained growth of the industry relies on support from the public sector. In this panel, a wide range of experts discuss current government involvement, policies that could be beneficial to the industry, and the ways in which companies can work with governments to unlock gains.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Keynote Address: Ethan Brown (Founder & CEO, Beyond Meat)

Geneen Auditorium

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Fuqua Student Terrace

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: The Next Decade for Alternative Proteins - The Path to Mass Adoption

Geneen Auditorium

Alternative proteins currently represent ~2% of global protein consumption, and growing this share would result in major environmental, animal welfare, and public health benefits. But doing so will require significant innovation, including sourcing more efficient and healthy ingredients, expanding production infrastructure, and educating consumers. Industry experts will discuss challenges facing alternative proteins today and how we can best overcome them.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 - 3:45 PM

Startup Pitch Contest

Geneen Auditorium

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Break / Audience Voting on Pitches

Geneen Auditorium

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Pitch Contest Prize Distribution

Geneen Auditorium

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Closing Keynote Address: T.K. Pillan (Founder & Chairman, Veggie Grill and Founding Partner, PowerPlant Partners)

Geneen Auditorium

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Geneen Auditorium

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception

Fuqua Student Terrace

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