Nutracon China Preview

Nutracon conference premieres in Asia
The internationally renowned Nutracon executive education conference will be launched in Asia next month when Nutracon China premiers as part of Natural Products Expo Asia in Hong Kong on Dec 2, and continues in Beijing, China, Dec 3-4.

This event will be the first opportunity for senior business and government leaders from around the world to meet to discuss business, regulatory and quality issues in relation to China?s role as a leader in the nutrition industry.

The in-depth conference programme will examine the rapidly changing regulatory environment for supplements and food products in China, as well as look at the latest growth trends, and marketing and scientific developments in Asia.

Programme Schedule
Thursday, Dec 2
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre


10 ? 11 am
Keynote Address
?Regulatory Changes in the Mainland China Nutrition Market?
Xiaoyu Xie, deputy director general, State Food and Drug Administration of China (SFDA)

11 am ?12 pm
Round Table Discussion
?The State of Science and Market Opportunities in Asia for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods?
Speakers: TBD

Friday, Dec 3
Beijing New Century Hotel


8:30 ? 9 am
Registration and networking

9 - 9:20 am
Keynote Address
?Current and Future Regulatory Developments in China?
Dequan Ren, deputy commissioner, SFDA

9:25 ? 10 am
?Overview of the Regulation of Health Foods in China?
Xiaoyu Xie, deputy director general, SFDA

10:05 - 10:40 am
?Innovation in the Development of Health Products in China?
Xiaobing Fan, vice president, Shanghai Jiaoda Onlly Co (Group)

10:40 ? 11 am
Morning Tea Break

11:05 ? 11:50 am
?The Latest Facts, Data and Trends in the US Nutrition Market?
Grant Ferrier, editor-in-chief, Nutrition Business Journal?

12 ? 1 pm
Lunch Break

1:05 - 1:50 pm
?The State of Science in the North American Nutrition Industry?
John Hathcock, PhD, vice president, Scientific & International Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition

1:55 - 2:40 pm
?Developments and Trends in the Retailing of Nutritional Products in China?
WalMart (invited)

2:45 - 3:20 pm
?Recent Advances in Strategies and Methodologies for Quality Control of Botanicals and TCM in China?
Guoan Luo, deputy director, Analysis Center, Tsinghua University

3:20 - 3:40 pm
Afternoon Tea Break

3:45 - 4:20 pm
?Quality Standards Issues for Botanical Raw Materials?
Baohua Chen, president,?Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group

4:25 - 4:45 pm
?Export of Botanical Extracts and Import Opportunities/Needs in China?
Zhanglin Liu, director,?China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines & Health Products Importers & Exporters

4:50 - 5:10 pm
?The Import & Export of Raw Ingredients — Case Study on Tianjin?s TCM Success?
Haishan Zhao, deputydirector, Science & Technology Commission, Tianjin Municipal People?s Government

6 ? 8 pm
Conference Dinner

Saturday, Dec 4
Beijing New Century Hotel


8 ? 9 am
Executive Breakfast (invitation only)

8:30 ? 9 am
Registration and Networking

9:05 - 9:50 am
?Market Overview and Opportunities in Europe?
Simon Pettman, executive director, International Association of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations

9:55 - 10:40 am
?Japan — A Unique and Maturing Market Opportunity?
Randy Dennin, director, National Nutritional Foods Association; Kaori Nakajima, director, Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association

10:40 ? 11 am
Morning Tea Break

11:05 - 11:50 am
?Korea — An Exploding Market with Great Opportunity?
Sung-Sick Woo, COO/CSO, UniGen

12 ? 1 am
Lunch Break

1:05 - 1:50 pm
?Registration of Nutritional Products in China?
Jiansheng Huang, director, Center for Health Food Evaluation, SFDA

1:55 - 2:40 pm
?North American Regulatory Issues?
Loren Israelsen, executive director, Utah Natural Products Alliance; Paul M Coates, director, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH

2:45 - 3:20 pm
?Fundamental Views of the Modernization of TCM?
Jianqiang Zou, director, Division of BioMedicine, Ministry of Science & Technology, PR China

3:20 - 3:40 pm
Afternoon Tea Break

3:45 ? 4:20 pm
Ministry of Health of China (invited)

4:25- 5:25 pm
?The Global Nutrition Market?
Dequan Ren, deputy commissioner, SFDA; Loren Israelsen, executive director, Utah Natural Products Alliance; Randy Dennin, director, National Nutritional Foods Association; Simon Pettman, executive director, International Association of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations

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