The global nutraceutical event

About the Education Programme

Translating science into business excellence

The Vitafoods Europe Education Programme is your route to successful product development and market access within the nutraceutical, supplement and functional food industry.

This years Vitafoods Europe Education Programme was developed to increase flexibility offering more focused education opportunities and effective networking, as well as creating more time to also attend the Exhibition, helping delegates meet all their business objectives.

Focusing on three content platforms, this years programme allowed delegates to select the key topics of relevance to their role.

Education Programme 2017 summary

R&D Forums

Applied science for successful and substantiated product development, including  documented ingredient benefits, ingredient application and innovation in product development. Covering:

  • Dietary Fibres
  • Ingredients from India
  • Omega-3s
  • Phytosterols
  • Polyphenols
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins

Target audience: R&D, Product Development and Innovation

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Business Workshops

Best practice for business growth and market access, long-term consumer engagement and streamlined supply chains. Topics covered are: 

  • Botanicals
  • Market Insights & Trends
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Ingredient Registration & Regulation

Target audience: C-suite, Business Development, Marketing, Product Development and Regulation

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Probiotics Summit

Full day education and networking on key industry challenges and topics within probiotics.

Dedicated to exploring the latest innovation in R&D, relevant regulatory updates as well as best practice in achieving growth within the probiotics market today.

Target audience: R&D, Product Development, Innovation, C-suite, Business Development, Marketing, Product Development and Regulation

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The Education Programme now offers:


Increased Flexibility - You will be able to purchase separate passes to the Business Workshops, R&D Forums and the Summit, offering the flexibility to attend only the topics that are of specific interest and importance to your role.

Focused Education - Concentrating on core ingredients and their application to product development as well as best practice within key business challenges, the R&D Forums, Business Workshops and the Summit will allow you to select topics relevant to your role.

Networking - The Education Programme includes multiple networking opportunities to refresh existing relationships and develop new contacts.

Receive a complimentary ESSNA report when you attend the Protein R&D Forum

ESSNA’s Protein Labelling Roadmap

Protein has seen unprecedented growth over the past few years. Its proven benefits mean it is now being regularly consumed by everyone from marathon runners to casual swimmers to Zumba enthusiasts, and it has never been more popular. This is why ESSNA has produced a helpful roadmap to guide the sector on how to avoid inadvertently misleading its consumers about the protein content of their products, an issue that many may not be aware of. This report includes the extensively debated labelling roadmap developed by ESSNA, Q&As outlining the background to this issue, and guidance on quality controls in manufacturing facilities.