TOP official partner for TEDxBinnenhof
On 17 January, André Kuipers, TEDx licensee Jim Stolze and Berthold Leeftink, Director-General for entrepreneurship and innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, announced eight speakers for TEDxBinnenhof. Jeoffrey van der Berg will represent the agro and food sector with his TEDxTalk on the stage of the Ridderzaal on March 31, 2014.
TOP bv as official partner of TEDxBinnenhof was asked to make the pre selection of the most promising speakers from the agro-food sector. In late December we organized online auditions to find the most inspirational speakers. That resulted in a lot of interesting entries, even from unexpected angles. Then the public voted for its favourite, successfully: there are nearly 15,000 votes cast. The 24 pitches can still be seen on www.topfoodinnovators.nl
The four most promising pitches were submitted to the jury TEDxBinnenhof. Including the pitch that gathered the most of the online votes. The TEDxBinnenhof jury has selected Jeoffrey van der Berg as the most inspiring and passionate speaker. He will do his TEDxTalk on March 31 about the technology developed by his company Flowid. This technology makes it possible to replace large-scale factories with smaller and local factories. This is also called distributed processing.
Innovative products wanted
Now the speakers are announced, we will continue developing the entire food experience on March 31. During TEDxBinnenhof we want to inspire the audience with the most innovative food products in the industry. Again, this is an opportunity for the agricultural and food sector. We have several products in mind, but are always open for more special, delicious and innovative products from the Netherlands. Producers who are interested and want to contribute can contact us.