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Vitafoods Europe 2023

Vitafoods Europe: Putting cutting-edge research, ingredient innovations, and consumer trends on the agenda

Article-Vitafoods Europe: Putting cutting-edge research, ingredient innovations, and consumer trends on the agenda

Vitafoods Europe 2023: The Future of Nutrition and The Vitafoods Europe Conference Programme
This year’s Vitafoods Europe in Geneva will feature a Future of Nutrition Summit, a two-day conference of presentations and panel discussions, the Startup Innovation Challenge, and Wo(men)’s Networking Lunch. Find out what’s on the agenda and book your spot before the early bird rate ends on 13 March.

The Future of Nutrition Summit

The one-day, in-person Future of Nutrition summit takes place on 8 May, the day before the Vitafoods Europe exhibition opens, and offers a snapshot of what the health and nutrition industry could look like in five or more years’ time. 

Independent futurist 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, there will be 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.

Head of content Kinga Swiderska said: “At the Summit, our audience will hear from experts from companies such as Danone, Bayer, and Unilever as well as research institutes like TNO on the most promising technologies and disruptive ideas.

We will be joined by BIOMILQ, an early-stage, women-owned, science-led start-up building a flexible technology platform designed to generate human milk nutritional products with the goal of bringing the benefits of breast milk to all infants and parents. Eagle Genomics will also explore the extensive interactions between agricultural practices, food production, nutritious diets, human-gut microbiomes, and data science.

To find out more about the agenda in full and book your spot, click here.

Vitafoods Europe Conference

The two-day Vitafoods Europe Conference will offer a programme focused on tackling current challenges and identifying immediate opportunities for the nutraceutical industry.

Through a mix of expert presentations and panel discussions, the conference will provide in-depth insights into the trends and challenges affecting the industry as well as the latest research across the following four themes:

  • Sports and Active Nutrition
  • Cognitive and Emotional Health
  • Metabolic and Immune health
  • Life Stages and Healthy ageing

Speakers include Rick Miller, associate director of specialised nutrition at Mintel; Philipp Gut, head of data sciences and precision nutrition at Nestlé; and Jennifer Cooper, chief scientific officer at LPS Health Science.

Taking place in a purpose-built theatre on the show floor, the conference will also offer opportunities for peer-to-peer networking for delegates. To book your spot, click here.

Wo(men)’s Networking Lunch – Everyone welcome!

The Wo(men)’s Networking Lunch is a lunch-time event that aims to empower women in nutraceuticals via two must-attend panel discussions and a delicious lunch.

Taking place on Wednesday 10 May, attendees can enjoy two engaging panel discussions on important topics of diversity and inclusion as well as networking opportunities with like-minded peers, both men and women.

The panel discussions will explore women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) as well as nutraceutical companies that were built by women for women. Speakers include Lynda Doyle, president and CEO, Avant Nutrition; Dr Raphaelle O’Connor, senior product development and R&D consultant at iNewtrition; and Aline Santa Izabel, innovation ecosystems & partnerships manager, Compare Foundation and DigitalWell Ventures. To book your place, click here.

Sustainability Resource Centre

Sustainability is no longer an add-on, it is a must-have for all brands in the nutraceutical sector. Recognising the importance of this, Vitafoods Europe will offer high-level content exploring sustainable supply chains at the free-to-attend Sustainability Resource Centre across all three days of the show. Experts from non-profit organisation Solidaridad will be exploring new supply chains for botanicals and medicinal herbs while Euromonitor analysts will give a presentation on ‘Sustainable Consumption: A healthier nutrition for a better future’.

Regulatory experts from Bird & Bird will look at the regulatory landscape and how nutraceutical brands can ensure they are compliant with mandatory rules in a session entitled, ‘Tackling Due Diligence: the rules and how to follow them’.

Vitafoods Europe Startup Innovation Challenge

Held for the first time at Vitafoods Europe, the inaugural Vitafoods Europe Startup Innovation Challenge offers health, wellbeing, and nutraceutical startups the chance to win a host of high-value prizes as well as unparalleled exposure and networking opportunities with key industry stakeholders at Europe’s leading nutraceutical trade show.

At Vitafoods Europe, visitors will be able to watch the startup finalists present their innovations on stage and attend the award ceremony where winners will be announced on stage: a chance to see some of the most exciting startup innovations that are changing the face of the nutraceutical industry.