Post release 2016

Results of Smart Food & Geek Garden: 3 days of tasty innovations

On November 4-6, 2016, Sokolniki ECC hosted the first exhibition on high tech cropping and cooking - Smart Food & Geek Garden. Experts discussed topical issues of the food industry and agriculture during the industry conference, while attendees took part in master classes and enjoyed a spectacular molecular show.

Useful reports for business owners

The event started with a business day that included B2B conference Smart Food & Digital Farm. Experts with years of experience made presentations on high technologies in food, and restaurant industries, as well as in agriculture:

  • Skolkovo representative Nadezhda Dolmatova told the audience about innovations in the agriculture.

  • Alexey Trubnikov and Evgeniy Bagryantsev reviewed interesting cases of precision farming.

  • Skype conversation with a speaker from South Africa Andrei Rozanov diversified the conference: expert told about precision agriculture in South African region.

  • Dmitri Evstigneev revealed the advantages of robotic waiters and demonstrated their capabilities.

  • Attendees learned about the food industry technologies of the future from Michael Weisman and Victoria Tibo. They discussed mobile applications, 3D food printers and methods of food quality diagnostics.

  • The conference was concluded by a lively report of Igor Troyanskiy, dedicated to the challenges of livestock breeding and ways of addressing the issues with the help of high tech wireless devices.

Food that surprise you

On the 5th of November, the exhibition became open to everyone. Its organizer – Smile-Expo company has prepared an eventful program: workshops on molecular cuisine, lectures, molecular show of bartenders and gastronomy quest. Startup owners and investors took part in Speed Dealing, where many projects were highly appraised.

During the open lectures, exhibition participants learned whether it is possible to prepare molecular cuisine dishes at home, as well as about the benefits and dangers of food additives, mobile applications for the food-tech industry. Moderator of the lectures - Anna Uspenskaya and her colleague Irina Mezhova told about the development of food sharing in Russia as an important social and eco trend.

Those wishing to master the art of molecular cuisine attended master classes, which were held by professional chef Maria Reznor. All the attendees were able to try molecular ice-cream, prepared with the help of liquid nitrogen.

Both days, the 5th and 6th of November, ended with spectacular bartenders show. Visitors could watch virtuosos creating their masterpieces and enjoy molecular cocktails. Another concluding chord was the awarding of the winners of the gastronomy quest “In search for food”.

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