Vitafoods Europe Conference Agenda

Market trends & Insight

Research & Academic

Legal

Summit

Nootropics: Achieving optimal focus

Chair: Marion Schumacher, Content Manager Vitafoods, Informa Health and Nutrition

9:30 - 10:00

Consumer insights and market trends around Nootropics

Joana Maricato, Market Research Manager, New Nutrition Business, UK

10:00 - 10:30

Botanical nootropics: Issues, challenges and applications

Andrea Zangara, Scientific Marketing Director, Euromed SA, Spain

10:30 - 11:00

Brain evolution, efficiency and cognition: medicinal herbs with nootropic effect

Rodrigo Duprat, Co-Founder, Laprat Lab, Brazil

Summit

Protein and Protein Alternatives: Advancements in research and industry

Chair: Fraser Grice, Content Producer Vitafoods, Informa Health and Nutrition

9:30 - 10:00

Market Insights

Speaker to be confirmed

10:00 - 10:30

 

Alternative proteins: What do we tell consumers?

Karin Verzijden, Lawyer, Axon Lawyers, Netherlands

10:30 - 11:00

Developing novel protein sources

Udi Lazimy, Global Sourcing and Sustainability Director, JUST, US

11:00 - 11:30                     Networking break

11:30 - 12:00

Introducing natural substances that can support cognitive health by maintaining healthy gene expression in the brain

Dan Gubler, Scientific Advisor, Phenolaeis, (USA)

12:00 - 12:30

Phytochemicals and brain function: recent studies investigating the cognitive effects of well-researched and novel compounds

Prof. David Kennedy, Brain, Performance and Nutrition, Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, UK

12:30 - 13:00

Mining valuable phytochemicals from berry pomace for development of cognitive health nutraceuticals

Prof. Rimantas Venskutonis, Department of Food Science and Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

 

11:30 - 12:00

Plant and animal derived protein functionality

Carole Bingley, Senior Associate and Principle Scientist, Reading Scientific Services Ltd,UK                                           

12:00 - 12:30 

Gentle and innovative drying and encapsulation at LIS

Jerome Vallejo, Process and Innovation Manager, LIS by Lesaffre Group, France

12:30 - 13:00

 

Where will the protein industry be in 10 years?  

Carole Bingley, Senior Associate and Principle Scientist,  Reading Scientific Services Ltd, UK

Udi Lazimy, Global Sourcing and Sustainability Director, JUST, US

Karin Verzijden, Lawyer, Axon Lawyer, Netherlands

13:00 - 14:00                     Lunch break

Summit

Sleep and Stress: Calming formulations

Chair: David Foreman, President, Herbal Pharmacist

14:00 - 14:30

Explore opportunities for food, drink and supplement producers to target areas of
mental wellbeing like sleep and stress

Emma Schofield, Senior Analyst, Global Food Science - Mintel, UK

 

14:30 - 15:00

Using innovation and science to manage sleep and stress

David Foreman, President, Herbal Pharmacist, US

15:00 - 15:30

Sleep supplements in a sleep-starved society

Rolf Maijer, Sleep Clinician, Dr. Rolf Maijer Inc., Canada
 

Summit

Performance and Sports Nutrition: Insights and opportunities

Chair: Ian Craig, Editor, Functional Sports Nutrition

14:00 - 14:30

Global sports nutrition insights and trends  

Rick Miller, Associate Director, Specialised Nutrition -Mintel, UK

 

14:30 - 15:00

Sports nutrition: A catalyst for innovation 

Dr Douglas Kalman, Co-founder, International Society of Sports Nutrition, US

15:00 - 15:30

 

New regulatory pathways for sports foods in the EU

Efi Leontopoulou, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager, EAS Strategies, Belgium

15:30 - 16:00                     Networking break

16:00 - 16:30

Ingredients for improved sleep and stress
relief: Reviewing the opportunities of mushroom extracts

Prof Miomir Niksic, Professor, Chief of Industrial Microbiology Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia

16:30 - 17:00


Session to to be confirmed

17:00 - 17:30

Panel discussion: Formulating for sleep

Rolf Maijer, Sleep Clinician, Dr. Rolf Maijer Inc., Canada

David Foreman, President, Herbal Pharmacist, US

Prof Miomir Niksic, Chief of the Department of Industrial Microbiology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

16:00 - 16:30

Determining endogenous thresholds for
athletically banned substances 

Rebecca Adams, Research Toxicologist, NSF International, US

16:30 - 17:00

How does exercise interact with the gut microbiota?

Dr Orla O’Sullivan, Professor, APC Microbiome, University College CorkIreland
 

17:00 - 17:30
 

Panel discussion to be confirmed

Chair: Ian Craig, Editor, Functional Sports Nutrition, South Africa/ UK

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Summit

Fixing the gut: Functional ingredients and microbiome research 

Chair: Jon Benninger, Vice President Health & Nutrition Network, Informa

9:30 - 10:00

Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome exist? Identifiable and treatable causes of associated symptoms suggest it may not

Benjamin Brown, Academic Advisory Board and Lecturer, BCNH College of Nutrition and Health, UK

10:00 - 10:30

Gastric health and food bioactives: Focus on the
natural phytochemicals of digestive health by regulating inflammation

Dr Chin-Kun Wang, President, International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Taiwan

10:30 - 11:00

Modulating the gut microbiota for improved health, disease prevention and treatment 

Dr Alojz Bomba, Head of Institute of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University Kosice, Slovakia

Summit

Personalised Nutrition: Innovation through science and technology

Chair: Philipp Merk, CEO, Loewi

9:30 - 10:00

Consumer insights, marketing and market innovation within Personalised Nutrition

Joana Maricato, Market Research Manager, New Nutrition Business, UK

10:00 - 10:30

Enabling a science-based approach

Lolita Bazarova, Head of Department, Nutrition and Dietary Recommendations, Nestle, Switzerland

10:30 - 11:00

Personalisation of established supplements: Probiotics for different life stages for women

Dr. Liisa Lehtoranta, R&D Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, Finland

11:00 - 11:30                     Networking break

11:30 - 12:00

The gut microbiota and its functional interaction with fat-soluble vitamins

Francesco Galli, Chair of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, University of Perugia, Italy

12:00 - 12:30

Developing functional food ingredients for maintaining digestive health

Dr Yiannis Kourkoutas, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

12:30 - 13:00

Functional sugars … one step beyond prebiotics 

Sergio Pumarola, Consultant, Open Innovation, Spain

11:30 - 12:00

Validation in personalised nutrition 

Philipp Shulte, CEO, Baze, Germany

12:00 - 12:30

Applying research to personalised nutrition

Dr Jogchum Plat, Professor, Maastricht University, Netherlands

12:30 - 13:00

 

What’s next in personalised nutrition? Connecting the full supply-chain

Marco Iotti, Co-founder and CTO, Mixfit, Switzerland

Philipp Shulte, CEO, Baze, Germany

Lolita Bazarova, Head of Department, Nutrition and Dietary Recommendations, Nestle, Switzerland

Philipp Merk, CEO, Loewi, Germany

13:00 - 14:00                     Lunch break

Summit

Nutricosmetics: Beneath the surface

14:00 - 14:30

Market Insights

Speaker to be confirmed

14:30 - 15:00

 

Evidence-based nutrition and the importance of validated ingredients 

Dr Paul Clayton, Director of Science, LYMA & Research Fellow, Institute of Food Brain and Behaviour, University of Oxford, UK


15:00 - 15:30

Skin carotenoids in public health and nutricosmetics 

Dr Antonio J. Meléndez Martínez, Professor, University of Seville, Spain

15:30 - 16:00                     Networking break

16:00 - 16:30

Skin health and the science of Nutricosmetics

Caroline Cummins, Scientific Communications Manager, Oriflame, Ireland

David Jameson, Principle Scientist, Oriflame, Ireland

16:30 - 17:00

 

EU compliance in Nutricosmetics

Sebastian R. Melchor, Founder, Food Compliance International, Belgium

17:00 - 17:30

Panel discussion to be confirmed

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Summit

CBD Day

Chair: Joerg Gruenwald, United States Pharmacopoeia, USP Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines

10:00 - 10:30

What can we learn from developments in North America? Review the CBD industry landscape in Canada and the US

Grant Ferrier, Founder, NCN, US

10:30 - 11:00

CBD – A multiplayer product in a multicultural environment of the European Union

John Hoff, CEO and Co-Founder, Sens Hemp Media, Germany

11:00 - 11:30

Understanding the hemp extract value chain

Reed Doyle, Director of Sales & Business Development, Klersun, US
Gael Boyenval, Sales Manager Healthy & Beauty, Robertet, US

11:30 - 12:00

 

CBD-based products: Account of an unfinished EU regulatory journey

Nicolas Carbonnelle, Avocat, Member of the Brussels Bar, Bird & Bird, Belgium

12:00 - 13:00                     Lunch break

13:00 - 13:30

Insights gained from the application of cannabidiol in a psychiatric practice

Dr Eva Milz, Psychiatric Consultant, Private Practice, Germany

13:30 - 14:00

CBD: Does it really work?  A review of the scientific evidence for health benefits

Najla Guthrie, President & CEO, KGK Science, Canada

14:00 - 14:30

Panel discussion - Discussing new opportunities for food and supplements

Nicolas Carbonnelle, Avocat, Member of the Brussels Bar, Bird & Bird, Belgium

John Hoff, Managing Director, P3Collective; Co-Founder, PRM, Germany

Dr Eva Milz, Psychiatric Consultant, Private Practice, Germany

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