Sustainable Commitment at Vitafoods Virtual Expo

 

Our mission to shape the food industry for optimal health, through science and innovation transcends beyond our physical events. Vitafoods Virtual Expo was created very much in line with our commitment to sustainability and what it represents:

  • Continued support to the industry to drive sustainable development
  • Running events in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner
  • Leverage our platform to empower our community

Vitafoods Virtual Expo was conceived to keep the global nutraceuticals community connected, inspired and energised. Using a virtual platform, we hope to offer an interactive experience while keeping everyone safe during this challenging time. 

We will continue to work towards achieving zero carbon and zero waste and driving the sustainability agenda at both of our 2021 shows, Vitafoods Asia and Vitafoods Europe

 

 

Relevant and Accessible Content

Developing market relevant partnerships to help us produce inspiring content that will provide insight into best practices to allow brands to make informed and strategic decisions.

       How?

  • Vitafoods Insights provides the latest nutraceutical knowledge and innovation 365 days of the year
  • Vitafoods Virtual Expo will offer participants the tools to stay ahead of the curve 
  • Vitafoods Virtual Summit will share knowledge to inspire innovation and encourage discussion
  • We work with Knowledge partners to offer you relevant consumer insights and market research
  • Ensuring our content can be accessible to people with impairments or language barriers

Empowering the Nutraceutical Community

Conducing our business with the safety, wellbeing and accessibility as our priority motivated us to offer a solution to cater for the changing needs of a developing community that continues to grow.

How?

  • Creating a virtual platform that can be accessed from anywhere in the world
  • Providing valuable content on-demand to cater to an international audience located in different time zones
  • Looking after the wellbeing of our attendees by continuing to host fitness and yoga classes
  • Fostering a market relevant purposeful partnership will a Charity Partner sharing our mission to bring more health for more people

Introducing our charity partner GAIN

At Vitafoods we have the ambition to have a positive impact in the industry we serve. With a vision to bring 'more heath to more people' and our commitment to help foster meaningful connections, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), working closely with their Sun Business Network (SBN).

GAIN is driven by a vision of a world without malnutrition, in which all people have access to and consume nutritious and safe food. Their mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

We are committed to work towards encouraging the industry to act and invest responsibly to improve nutrition. As we look forward to working with GAIN and the SBN in upcoming projects and initiatives, we are excited to have Laurène Aubert, nutrition growth lead and global partnerships manager at GAIN and the SBN, join us at the Main Stage of the Vitafoods Virtual Expo on 9 September.

You can read learn more about how we will be working together to support better nutrition in this article for Vitafoods Insights. 

Sustainable Recovery

Challenging times call for great innovation. As restrictions start to ease in many countries and we move into a phase of economic recovery, Vitafoods encourages companies to put sustainability at the top of their agendas. 

Opportunities to accelerate market growth are hand-in-hand with social and environmental sustainability. Leading operations efficiency is one of the ways in which businesses can be cost-effective and contribute to a faster market recovery whilst building consumer loyalty.

One of the biggest challenges a company face when embracing sustainability is finding the right information and resources. In an effort to empower our community, we have partnered with Informa Health & Nutrition’s portfolio of New Hope Network, Natural Products Insider, Food & Beverage Insider to produce the Sustainable Packaging Toolkit, in collaboration with RCD Packaging.

Vitafoods Virtual Expo aims to raise awareness about the challenges pertaining to sustainability in our industry. Through a series of live and on demand sessions, our aim is to inspire the community to create a more sustainable future for the industry.

Omega-3 Thematic Micro-Community

  • Certified fish sources – a conversation about hygiene 
  • Fermentation & Green Extraction: The Future of Sustainable, Ethically Priced Ingredients

Main Stage

  • Keynote: D&I: Racial injustice and climate change 
  • Working together to tackle Malnutrition: An introduction to the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and the Sun Business Network 
  • Sustainable CPGs: Maintaining commitments & protecting profits

Community Wellbeing

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make a huge difference to your well-being and physical and mental performance, whether in the office, at home, or at an in-person event.

Our aim is to provide visitors with a healthy start to the day, and although virtual events may not be as physically demanding as in-person events, they can be mentally challenging. As you join us for Vitafoods Virtual Expo, we encourage you check out our tips on how to make the most of virtual events. Click on the infographic to start applying these tips today.

We want you to have a great start of the week so we have invited one of Informa's favourite yoga instructors, Narisa Wild. Narisa lives and teaches yoga at Rakta Hot Yoga in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA.

Join Narisa from Monday 7th September as she guides us through the "Nourishing Heart-opening Power Flow" Yoga Class, an on demand session open to all that will make you feel revived, energised, receptive and in synch with your rhythm.

Visitors can make this session part of their daily routines at the event and join Rakta Hot Yoga Studio for other livestreaming classes.

How can you be more sustainable during Vitafoods Virtual Expo?

  • Travel is a necessary part of attending our event. This year you can minimise the carbon footprint created from physically attending previous events by joining us virtually
  • Good news! No need to print your badge this time
  • Ask exhibiting companies about the sustainability credentials of their business and their products 
  • Support our charity partner GAIN by donating today
  • Go paperless by taking notes digitally using your phone, tablet or computer
  • Use your laptop's battery-saving mode and turn it off when you aren't using it to reduce energy consumption. Unplugging your workstation overnight will also reduce phantom power
  • Reduce your environmental impact by eating one plant-based meal a day
     

Do you have any tips to share? Contact [email protected] to have your tips added to this list. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Vitafoods Europe was recognised for using 100% renewable and carbon neutral energy at Palexpo, minimising the creation of CO2.
  • In 2019 Vitafoods received the ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management System Certification, an international Standard recognising management, commitment and leadership, as well as stakeholder engagement for all aspects of sustainability through the whole supply chain. A testament to our continued dedication to reduce the environmental impact of our events while increasing the positive impact on communities in which the business operates.
  • In 2019, Vitafoods Europe received the Informa Markets Award - Excellence in Sustainability 2019