Vitafoods Europe 2023 to feature education-rich programming


Registration is open for Vitafoods Europe 2023, taking place online from May 1-12 and in person at the Palexpo Convention Center in Geneva, Switzerland from May 9-11.

Vitafoods show floor, courtesy of Informa

Vitafoods show floor, courtesy of Informa

Registration is open for Vitafoods Europe 2023, taking place online from May 1-12 and in person at the Palexpo Convention Center in Geneva, Switzerland from May 9-11. The show will offer some new features such as a Sustainability Resource Center and Startup Innovation Challenges, as well as some previous content offerings through the Future of Nutrition Summit on May 8 and the Vitafoods Europe Conference on May 9-10.

The Sustainability Resource Center offers expert presentations and insights on a full range of sustainability issues such as supply chain traceability, regulatory compliance, certifications, carbon offsetting, alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. The Startup Innovation Challenge, together with the Startup Pavilion, will offer companies a unique opportunity to find innovative ingredients, technologies, services, and finished products that will help grow their businesses.

For those who want to stay ahead of the curve, the Future of Nutrition Summit, a paid-for one-day summit, will discuss trends and technologies that will shape the nutrition industry in five year’s time. Speakers at this summit will include:

  • Agathe Danjou, evolution and disruption strategy director at Danone, on translating trends into actionable, long term business strategies
  • Evan Berk, global director of nutritional sciences and innovation at Unilever, on the evolving science of personalized supplementation
  • Michelle Egger, chief executive officer of pioneering biotech startup BIOMILQ, on developing novel technology to make human milk outside the body to feed future generations
  • Guru Ramanathan, adjunct professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and managing director of Dutch Medical Food B.V., on the role of wearable devices in improving health outcomes
  • Dr Aniket Sabnis, external innovation and partnering at Bayer Consumer Health, on using open innovation to shape the future of consumer health

The paid-for, two-day Vitafoods Europe Conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities in nutraceuticals, as well as applications of the latest scientific research in trending health area. Speakers at the conference will include:

  • Dr. Caroline Munari, global R&D platform lead at Nestlé Nutrition, on optimizing maternal nutrition from pre-conception onwards
  • Eve Mulchay, category manager for proteins at Tirlán, on meeting consumer needs as protein goes mainstream
  • Rick Miller, associate director of specialized nutrition at Mintel, on how brands can keep up with an everchanging sports nutrition industry
  • Dr. Suzan Wopereis, principal scientist systems biology at TNO, on nutritional strategies to modulate Inflammatory resilience
  • Jennifer Cooper, chief scientific officer at LPS Health Science, Dr. Adrian Lopresti, managing director at Clinical Research Australia and Dr. Emma Wightman from Northumbria University on the whitespace opportunities in brain health and emotional wellness
  • Colleen Draper, co-founder of PhenomX Health, on the potential of precision nutrition to support womens’ health during the menopause.

“We are incredibly excited to announce the line-up for the Future of Nutrition Summit and the Vitafoods Europe Conference 2023,” said Andy Mather, brand director of Vitafoods Europe at Informa Markets, in a press release. “Delegates at these events will gain unique insights from some of the very best minds in the industry, namely those that are making a real and tangible impact not just on the future direction of the nutraceutical industry, but also on consumer health and wellbeing. Our aim is that people walk away from these talks and networking sessions feeling inspired and filled with invigorating ideas on how they can drive their own business forward. From the trends and innovations that steer product development today, to examining the factors that will be instrumental in shaping the next five years of health and nutrition, these events are truly an opportunity for learning that’s not to be missed.”

Returning to this year’s Vitafoods Europe will be the Vitafoods Insights Theater, which offers free-to-attend expert sessions that dive into current global consumer trends, updates on regulatory and supply chain issues, as well as insights into delivery formats and packaging.

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