Health innovation takes centre stage at Vitafoods Europe26 Apr 2023
In just two weeks, Vitafoods Europe will showcase the biggest nutraceutical innovations, trends, and startups thanks to its conference programme with expert speakers, Future of Nutrition Summit, and Startup Innovation Challenge.
Vitafoods Europe attracts over 25,000 nutraceutical and supplement industry experts each year from over 130 countries. Where better to scout out the biggest trends and innovations shaping the nutrition industry?
The Future of Nutrition Summit
Taking place the day before the Vitafoods Europe exhibition opens on 8 May 2023, the one-day, in-person Future of Nutrition Summit offers a snapshot of what the health and nutrition industry could look like in five or more years’ time. The C-suite audience will enjoy the discussions focused on the future of personalised nutrition, the digitalisation of health, new technologies for health management, and emerging sustainable solutions across the value chain.
Independent thinkers from the nutraceutical industry and beyond will share their insights into how the health and nutrition landscape is evolving. In addition to cutting-edge content, the summit offers ample opportunities for peer-to-peer networking with C-suite experts from diverse disciplines and industries, including food science, innovation, sustainability, retail, nutrition, and public health as well as startups, scale-ups, and investors.
Speakers include Laura Katz, CEO and founder of the precision fermentation startup making breast milk proteins, Helaina; Agathe Danjou, director of evolution and disruption strategy at Danone; and Dr Evan Berk, global director of nutritional sciences and innovation at Unilever.
The Vitafoods Europe Conference
The two-day Vitafoods Conference focuses on tackling current challenges and identifying immediate opportunities for the nutraceutical industry, with leading experts and analysts from across the field presenting data-driven, evidence-based solutions; ingredient insights and innovations; and formulation strategies.
Taking place at the Vitafoods Conference Theatre on the exhibition show floor, conference delegates can expect a mix of expert presentations and panel discussions that provide in-depth insights into challenges affecting the industry, potential solutions, and examples of how the latest scientific research can be translated into new product development.
Talks will focus on four of the most important categories for the nutraceutical and supplement industry of today – sports and active nutrition; cognitive and emotional health; metabolic and immune health; and life stages and healthy ageing.
Speakers include Dr Richard Siow, director of ageing research at King’s College London, chief editor of Frontiers in Ageing, and scientific advisor to numerous health companies; Rick Miller, associate director of specialised nutrition at Mintel; and Philipp Gut, head of data sciences and precision nutrition at Nestlé.
The Vitafoods Europe Startup Innovation Challenge 2023
The inaugural Vitafoods Europe Startup Innovation Challenge WILL offer health, wellbeing, and nutraceutical startups a unique opportunity to pitch their solutions and projects before a panel of expert judges for the chance to win high-value prizes. Attendees of Vitafoods Europe can also watch the startups pitch their solutions on stage during the event.
To read more about the finalists in each of the four categories, click here.
The judges will be looking for entrepreneurs making ground-breaking finished products and ingredients for nutraceuticals, supplements, or functional food and beverages and innovative technologies, services, and digital solutions that support the nutraceutical industry.
The Wo(men)'s Networking Lunch
Coming to Vitafoods Europe for the first time, the Wo(men)'s Networking Lunch will bring together inspirational women speakers who are successfully forging their careers in the nutraceutical industry, whether it be within a large multinational company or as an entrepreneurial startup, and tackle some of the biggest challenges in breaking the glass ceiling in the industry.
Attendees of this sold-out event can network with other successful women and men and enjoy a delicious and sustainably-sourced lunch.
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