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On Tuesday, March 12th, our President Nelu Neacsu participated in the roundtable discussion „Innovation Talks: The Future of Protein“ organised by SME Connect in the European Economic and Social Committee.

The event was hosted by Dr. PAUL RÜBIG, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee; Member of EIT Governing Board; and SME Connect President.

The panel featured distinguished experts, including LORENA SAVANI, Mission Lead for Healthier Lives Through Food at EIT FOOD; PROF MARK FENELON, Head of Food Programme at the Teagasc Food Research Centre; PROF PIETRO PAGANINI, Co-Founder and Curiosity Officer at Competere; ALEXANDER ANTON, Secretary General at European Dairy Association and ANDREA BERTOCCO, Director Scientific Affairs EMEA at Herbalife. The discussion was moderated by Dr. HORST HEITZ, our Honorary Member and Chair of the Steering Committee of SME Connect.

It was interesting to hear speakers’ interventions on the important and topical matter of shaping the future of protein consumption. The event report can be found here. We thank for the invitation and the report to Emilia & Team SME Connect!