Protein Port Kickoff Event (June 1)

Date:       Wednesday, June 1, 13:00-16:00h, followed by drinks and networking until 17:00h.
Venue:    The Penthouse, on the 40th floor of The Hague Tower

South Holland is well-positioned to become a key region in the rapidly developing field of alternative proteins, in particular cultivated proteins, fermented proteins, and aquatic plant proteins. Protein Port is a new initiative to strengthen the ecosystem to boost innovation for alternative proteins in South Holland. Read more...

The Kickoff Event offers an inspiring opportunity to:

  • Connect with other frontrunners and enabling organizations in the alternative protein space;
  • Identify the needs to be successful and how the network can support;
  • Explore how South Holland can realize its full potential as a hotspot for alternative proteins.

It's shaping up to be an interactive and inspiring afternoon.

  • 12:00 - Registration, sandwiches and coffee
  • 13:00 - Welcome and introduction - Cindy Gerhardt, Director Planet
  • 13:10 - Who is who in the protein ecosystem: short introductions All attendees
  • 13:40 - Sustainable proteins in South Holland Nikos van Aelst, Senior Policy Officer, Province of Zuid-Holland
  • 13:45 - Protein transition in South Holland: State of play and opportunities - Finn Speijer, Economic Researcher TNO
  • 14:00 - Introducing the roundtables
  • 14:15 - Break
  • 14:40 - Roundtables: Boosting the protein transition, together
  • 15:30 - Discussion
  • 15:55 - Closing - Cindy Gerhardt
  • 16:00 - 17:00u - Networking and drinks
Roundtable topics
    1. Talent 
    2. Production & Technical Scaleup 
    3. Research & Innovation 
    4. Product Development 
    5. Commercial Collaboration 
    6. Commercialization
    7. External Financing 
Roundtable hosts

The roundtables will hosted by frontrunner companies in the protein transition, including:


The following parties have already pledged their contribution to Protein Port and confirmed their presence at the Kickoff Meeting:

Join us

Are you an organization active in the field of protein transition and did you not receive an invitation? Please get in touch via