Fabio Ziemssen

Director Food Innovation, NX-FOOD (Metro AG)


Fabio Ziemssen is Director Food Innovation NX-FOOD at METRO AG. NX-FOOD focuses on emerging food tech and food innovation

trends. On Fabio’s initiative, METRO was the first retailer to install vertical farms inside the supermarkets. Fabio organised numerous meetings for the German food start-up scene: German Food Start-up Meetups, Next Generation Food Think Tank, Start-up Food Market etc.) In 2017 he co-founded the Think Tank Project FOODnext. He is dedicated to building a food tech eco-system and bringing together start-ups and retailers from the European industry. For this purpose, he has established several communities for food and retail entrepreneurs, such as Rising Spoon and Innovation in Retail.