Food Business Summit 2022

Food Business Summit tapahtuman tapahtumakuva.
  • Date: 23.-24.3.2022
  • Place: Seinäjoki, Finland

Food Business Summit brings together Food Sector SMEs and business developers from Finland and Europe to South Ostrobothnia in the end of March 2022.

The event will be organised in the city of Seinäjoki on the 23rd and 24th of March.

The first day of the summit is directed for the international partners and presents the current activities of Food Business Development in the region of South Ostrobothnia, Finland. 

The second day is directed for Food SMEs concentrating on future food trends as well as promotion of SMEs’ food products.

Both days offer good networking possibilities both for national and international Food SMEs and Business Developers.

The summit is organised in collaboration with few key organisations in the food sector, including some ongoing development projects. The partnering organisations are Into Seinäjoki Business Development, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia. The international day on the 23rd of March is organised as an interregional learning event of Interreg Europe FRIDGE project.

See the full agenda here: Food Business Summit Agenda.

We warmly welcome you to join us in March!

Programme in short

Wednesday 23.3.2022

Food Business Summit day 1 – Day for international partners

  • Seminar: Food Business and Food Business Development in South Ostrobothnia (from 9:00 until 12:00)
  • Food Province Lunch at Prikka (from 12:00 to 13:30)
  • A study visit tour at SeAMK laboratories (from 13:30 to 15:15)
    • Case 1: #FromWaste2Taste at Frami Food Lab. Demo of brewing beer of waste bread.
    • Case 2: #Robohand on duty. Demo of robotic hand serving food in hospitals.
    • Case 3: #XR technology and Food.
  • Site Visit and Dinner at Kyrö Distillery (17:30 – 22:30)

Thursday 24.3.2022

Food Business Summit Day 2 – Day for SMEs

  • Food Business Summit Seminar with focus on future food trends (from 9:00 to 14:00)
    • Seminar directed to Finnish Food SMEs
    • Seminar is held in Finnish – simultaneous interpretation for international guests
  • Food Business Challenge Final – pitching of finalist business ideas (from 12:00 to 16:00)
    • Showroom of final pitches, voting for finalists and announce of the winner
    • Food Business Challenge is a national food business competition for students organized yearly by Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
  • Match Making and Local Food Fair (from 14:30 to 16:30)
  • Farewell dinner (19:00)


Partnering organisations

Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia

Into Seinäjoki Business Development

  • Organisation of the Food Business Summit Seminar and Local Food Fair
  • Project involved
    • FoodHub project (European Regional Development Fund)

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

  • Site visits at SeAMK laboratories and Prikka Living Lab
  • Organisation of Food Business Challenge competition and Local Food Fair
  • Projects involved
    • FoodHub project (European Regional Development Fund)
    • Food Province 2030 Strategy project (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development)