Hong Kong to host Vitafoods Asia conference on Sept 3-4


Vitafoods Asia, the Pan-Asian event dedicated exclusively to the nutraceutical industry, will take place on September 3-4, 2014 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. Now in its fourth year, Vitafoods Asia has established itself as a platform for doing business and showcasing the most recent nutraceutical innovations to hit the market.

For the first time this year, the Vitafoods Asia Conference will run alongside the exhibition, featuring leading speakers from around the world over two days of presentations. The conference takes on a modular format that allows visitors to book only the most relevant sessions, leaving them time to explore the ingredients and content available on the show floor.

A truly international event, the conference features speakers from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. In addition, the speakers vary widely in their expertise as well – including leading academics of renowned institutes from the region and industry experts from Blackmores, DSM, Euromonitor, Frost and Sullivan, Mintel, and US China Health Products Association.

Some of the speakers who will be addressing the sessions on different topics include Jamil Bidin, Halal Industry Development Corporation, Malaysia, Shahlan Hairalah, Sahl International, Singapore, Shuhaimi Mustafa, Universiti Putri Malaysia, Jennifer Wan, University of Hong Kong, Gabriel Perera, Blackmores, Australia, Patrick Kalona, APSKI, Indonesia, Le Van Truyen, Vietnam Association of Functional Foods (VAFF), Vietnam, Alison Quesnel, Natural Products NZ, New Zealand, Jenny Li, Keller and Heckman LLP, China, Calvin Chan, Hong Kong Health Foods Association, Hong Kong and Prof Chin-Kun Wang, Chung San Medical University, Taiwan

Amongst the line-up of modules are hot topics such as weight management, preventative health trends, active-ageing, and functional beverages. Others include: Halal in nutraceuticals – market opportunities and business success, Dietary lipids – the growing role of Omega-3 and PUFAs, Indigenous ingredients – taking advantage of what’s on your doorstep and Regulatory harmonisation in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Vitafoods Asia is organised by Informa Exhibitions who are behind the well-established, world-leading Vitafoods Europe event. Since its launch in 2011, the company release noted that Vitafoods Asia has shown year-on-year growth and is proving itself as the hub in Asia for nutraceuticals, functional food and drink ingredients, raw materials and dietary supplements.

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