Amsterdam conference to explore industry trends

Developing the next big brand, changes in consumer preferences and the challenges manufacturers face coping with new European legislation are some of the many key industry topics featured at Natural Products Expo Europe June 16 and 17 in Amsterdam.

Developments in novel and functional foods, herbal products, soya products, sports nutrition, and the Eastern European market for organics all come under the microscope at New Hope Natural Media?s education programme in its fifth annual conference and exhibition.

Natural Products Expo Europe
When: 16?17 June, 2004
Where: RAI Intl Exhibition Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
These topics will be featured in the Manufacturing and Supply Forum, a two-day workshop and seminar education programme sponsored by Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals. Speakers include Peter Wennstr?m of HealthFocus Europe, Dominic Dyer of the UK Food and Drink Federation, and Dr Joerg Gruenwald of Phytopharm Research.

The exhibition
More than 150 leading European and international suppliers and manufacturers will be displaying thousands of health and nutritional products and ingredients at Expo Europe.

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New ranges of ingredients for health foods, dietary supplements and natural personal care products will be on show at SupplyExpo. Product marketers and R&D specialists can source new lines of cosmeceuticals, botanical extracts, encapsulation and tabletting, organic food ingredients and more over two days.

The show also features thousands of finished products in the dietary supplements, food and personal care categories from leading suppliers and manufacturers including: ESI Spa, Nature?s Plus, Tricorp, Prinsen, Aubrey Organics, Atkins Nutritionals, Functional Nutraceuticals New Zealand, Higher Nature and more.

Networking events
Expo Europe also features a number of networking events for manufacturers including a Buyers Lounge on the show floor, sponsored by Atkins, and an industry networking reception on the evening of June 16. Expo Europe is also hosting a delegation of leading European natural category food and health and nutritional product retailers.

Education programme Highlights


Manufacturing and Supply Theatre

Industry Debate: The UK Legal Challenge to the EU Food Supplements Directive.
Panel: Peter Aldis, managing director, Holland & Barrett; Christopher Whitehouse, The Whitehouse Consultancy; David Adams, executive director, UK Health Food Manufacturers Association

Developing the Next Big Brand, an Interactive Workshop: Part I.
Workshop Leader: Peter Wennstr?m, Wennstr?m Integrated

Retail and Distribution Theatre

Consumer Health Motivations and Purchase Influences of European Consumers.
Peter Wennstr?m, Health Focus Europe

Consumer Trends in Novel, Fortified and Functional Foods.
Head of Consumer Healthcare Research, Euromonitor Nutrition Business Journal Live: The Global Nutrition Industry—By the Numbers.
Grant Ferrier, NBJ Editor


Manufacturing and Supply Theatre
Sponsored by Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals Magazine

Breakfast Briefing: Regulatory Update ? The EU Directives Explained.
Speaker: Peter Van Dooren, EHPM

Workshop: Clinical Trials for Functional Foods/Dietary Supplements.
Workshop leader: Dr Joerg Gruenwald

Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Herbal Products.
Moderator: Christof Jaenicke, Phytopharm Consulting

Developing the Next Big Brand, an Interactive Workshop: Part II.
Workshop leader: Peter Wennstr?m, Wennstr?m Integrated

Organic and Natural Foods Opportunities in the Czech Republic.
Speaker: Tom Vaclav

Retail and Distribution Theatre

Key Trends and Market Forecasts for Europe?s Vitamin and Supplement Markets.
Head of Consumer Healthcare Research, Euromonitor

Soya Products in Europe—A Status Report.
Panel discussions among heads of Europe?s most exciting natural and soya protein product producers.
Panel chairman: Dominic Dyer, Soya Protein Association and Food & Drink Federation (UK)

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