Speakers announced for the Future of Nutrition Summit

Date: 13.03.2024Source: Vitafoods / Future of Nutrition Summit

Speakers have been announced for the Future of Nutrition Summit (13 May, Marriott Hotel, Geneva) at Vitafoods Europe 2024.  The exclusive paid-for, one-day Summit will return to Geneva this May, taking place a day before the main Vitafoods Europe 2024 show floor opens. Featuring visionary leaders and experts from some of the industry’s leading brands, the Summit will offer future-facing insights into the next frontier of health and nutrition, and will cover three core growth areas for the sector:

  • Future of health: exploring advancements in diagnostics and research – including the intricacies of the microbiome, healthy ageing, and the ever-evolving debate between inherent traits versus environmental influences.
  • Future of product development – including the future consumer, the impact of digital transformation on the nutraceutical industry, and how artificial intelligence will guide future product discovery.
  • Future of retail: unravelling the future of shopping – exploring the role of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and personalised e-commerce, as well as how retailers can tap into consumers’ wellness journeys.

Following its successful debut at Vitafoods Europe last year, the Future of Nutrition Summit agenda is specially tailored to meet the needs of businesses aiming to be at the frontline of nutraceutical innovation. To empower nutrition brands, the Summit will feature forward-looking content exploring the ground-breaking advancements anticipated to disrupt the industry for years to come. Key speaker highlights include:

  • Alex Glover, Nutrition Development Lead at Holland & Barrett; James Collier, Co-Founder and Nutritionist at Huel and Elizabeth Thundow, VP Consulting, Food & Nutrition Ingredients at Kline & Company, in a panel discussion exploring new product development strategies for next-gen consumers
  • Dr Suzan Wopereis, Principal Scientist Systems Biology at TNO, on personalised medicine to prevent, revert and remit type 2 diabetes
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Senior Advisor at Ocean United Nations Global Compact, discussing how seaweed is a revolution for health, nutrition and sustainability
  • Nora Khaldi, CEO of Nuritas, on the future of R&D and how AI can help in nutraceutical product discovery
  • Elizabeth Thundow, VP Consulting, Food & Nutrition Ingredients, Kline & Company, on the transformative influence of technology and digital living trends on the future consumer

Alongside leading-edge content, attendees will have the opportunity to network with C-level experts from a diverse range of disciplines and industries, including food science, innovation, sustainability, retail, nutrition and public health, as well as start-ups / scale-ups and investors.

Said Julien Bonvallet, Group Brand Director, Informa Markets: “Introducing the Future of Nutrition Summit to Vitafoods Europe has enabled us to continue our mission of pushing the boundaries of innovation and improving the health and wellness of future consumers. And the feedback last year on the quality of insights was incredibly positive. This year, we’re looking more closely at the evolution of product development and retail. The way we consume products is radically transforming. For example, young consumers increasingly shop for their health products through social media, such as on TikTok. So, this year’s agenda brings together the industry’s brightest minds, drawing on a wealth of knowledge from all corners of the industry, to discover what will resonate with the next generation of nutrition product consumers.

“Collaboration is key to unlocking the future of nutraceutical innovation. The Future of Nutrition Summit is a unique opportunity for futurist thinkers to discover valuable insights to help their businesses evolve – and lead – in an ever-changing industry. We believe sharing these ideas is where the future of nutrition begins – for those who want to lead the way, this year’s Summit is not to be missed!”  For more visit Vitafoods.eu.com

David Cox / IDM

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