Healthy Foods European Summit |
When: October 31-November 1, 2006
Where: The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London
With the European Union population exceeding 450 million, and healthy food and drink sales anticipated to be in excess of 110 billion Euros next year — rising to circa 120 billion by 2010 — the EU marketplace offers a growing opportunity for healthy food and beverage manufacturers as well as ingredients suppliers.
The link between diet and health-related problems across Europe is becoming more and more clear, and the Second Healthy Foods European Summit is designed to create a platform for debate on tackling major nutritional and food industry issues.
The 2006 conference will bring together the most senior and influential players from the food and beverage industry, as well as from legislative, governmental, scientific and academic circles, to discuss, debate, inform and exchange ideas.
Produced by New Hope Natural Media Europe in cooperation with Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals and New Nutrition Business, the summit will provide abundant opportunities for debate and networking for food and beverage industry executives, as well as for companies that are exploring the possibility of exporting their products into the European marketplace.
Cargill's CoroWise brand is the title sponsor of all the Healthy Foods Conference events. Other sponsors include Monsanto and Ocean Nutrition MEG-2.
Additional support comes from FDF, Eco World, Euromonitor International, HealthFocus Europe, Frost & Sullivan, and Soy & Health 2006.
Avril Doyle — Fine Gael, MEP, and serving on the EU Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Guy Valkenborg — director, European Advisory Services
David Stark — VP, consumer traits, Monsanto
Dr Steen Stender — Copenhagen University, Danish Nutrition Council
Prof John Stein — Oxford University
Peter Wennstrom and Barbara Katz — Health Focus Europe
Olivier du Chatelier — Cargill
Health & Food Technologies
Karl Crawford — HortResearch
Patrick Holford BSc — author, founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Onno Franse — programme director, Healthy Living, Royal Ahold
Dr Michael Nelson — King's College, UK, head of research at the School Food Trust
Eva Hurt — regulatory affairs, Nestlé
Paul Kelly — director, Compass Group
Dr Bernard Gesch — Oxford University
John Grubb — managing director, Sterling Rice Group
Stephanie French — nutrition strategy consultant
Simon Black — director, Design Bridge Group
Philipp Siebrecht — DSM Nutritional Products
Food, diet and behaviour
Dr Bernard Gesch, senior research scientist at Oxford University, and director of Natural Justice Research, on how diet affects human behaviour.
Prof John Stein, professor of neuroscience at Oxford Children's, on the roles of omega-3s and other nutrients on brain health, and disorders such as ADHD and reading difficulties.
FF&N readers can register for a special discounted rate of ?545 ($1028) saving ?150 ($283). To register, visit www.healthyfoodssummit.com and type in the code: FF2952
Karl Crawford, business leader for food and health at HortResearch, on superfruits, super functional foods and the importance of breeding new fruits for the future
Changing global markets
John Grubb, managing director of the Sterling Rice Group, on future global scenarios and opportunities, and indentifying retail and marketing models for healthy foods.
Changing public policy
Dr Steen Stender, Copenhagen University and the Danish Nutrition Council, on country initiatives, such as Denmark's ban on trans fats, Canada's similar plans and Europe's labelling decisions.