Nutracon launches in Europe

The first Nutracon Europe conference premiers this month in London with a top-level seminar programme focused on food supplements, sports nutrition and personal-care innovations and aimed at senior executives and R&D.

At this important summit and networking event, delegates will discuss the business opportunities and pitfalls of selling and marketing into major European markets, including France and Germany. Speakers will discuss emerging opportunities in Eastern Europe where consumers' attitudes to health are changing rapidly. Turkey and Poland will be areas for detailed discussion.

A major session on sports nutrition will discuss doping and contamination issues, testing and certification, in addition to examining the market for sports and related energy markets in Europe.

Aimed at product manufacturers, ingredients suppliers and large retailers in business development, regulatory affairs, R&D, or marketing and branding, this market-relevant, high-level conference will offer significant commercial and regulatory information focused on current and future market development, with insights into some of the latest innovations.

Produced by New Hope Natural Media Europe, the event is being held at One Whitehall Place, part of the historic 19th century hotel, the Royal Horseguards Hotel, overlooking the river Thames, near the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.

Nutracon Europe
14-15 June
One Whitehall Place

Special discount for FF&N readers: ?655 including all refreshment breaks, lunches and evening reception (a savings of ?140 over the full delegate rate of ?795). Enter the code TR2952 on the online registration form and the discount calculation will automatically be made.

Conference programme
The state of the European market: insights into the current status and future trends
Research commissioned specially for Nutracon Europe — compiled by Nutrition Business Journal/European Advisory Services. This will be the first public presentation of this new research.

Developments and opportunities in key established markets in Europe
Entering these markets and local market practice. Top tips, regulatory trends and status. Practical advice on restrictions and procedures. Focus on:

  • Germany
  • France

Developments and opportunities in emerging markets in Europe
Market status and growth. Entering new markets, local market practice and custom. Practical advice and market trends. Focus on:

  • Turkey
  • Russia & Eastern Europe

Supply chain management: focus on India & China — challenges and opportunities
As international suppliers increasingly establish presence in China and Chinese suppliers start selling directly into the US and Europe, how will supplements ingredients be impacted throughout the supply chain?

Adding value to products:
The value of branded science and branded ingredients

Sports Nutrition and Supplements - tackling the big issues
A look at the market and phenomenal growth in sports and related energy markets.

  • Markets and trends
  • Sports nutrition moving into the mainstream of 'active lifestyle'
  • What and where are the new business opportunities?
  • Latest developments, innovations and the science behind them
  • The issues surrounding contamination and testing
  • How do the regulatory bodies interface with the science, and what about banned substances?

Beauty from within

  • The latest on the market and growth potential in Europe
  • Latest innovations and company developments
  • Communicating to consumers
  • Managing and delivering messages within the regulatory framework
  • Where the market goes next - technological impact and the future
  • Communication and what resonates with the consumer

Nutrigenomics — getting personal with diagnosis and marketing

  • Will nutrigenomics take off in Europe?
  • What do consumers think?
  • Personalised nutrition and tailor making products for consumers
  • Diagnosis and marketing — attaining premium prices

It is predicted that foods created using nanotechnology will be on the market within two years.

  • The potential for food and related industries is huge, but how should the technology be tackled in a responsible way by the industry?
  • What are the current and projected uses of nanomaterials in food and nutritional supplements?
  • What are the issues arising from these in relation to consumer safety and what are the regulatory implications?


  • A new European market report commissioned specially for Nutracon Europe — compiled by Nutrition Business Journal/European Advisory Services.
  • Developments and opportunitiesin Germany and France — top tips and practical advice
  • Opportunities in emerging markets including Russia, Turkey and former Eastern European countries
  • Supply chain management — branding ingredients and the influence of China and India
  • Consumer communications
  • Sports nutrition and supplements — the phenomenal growth, market trends, latest developments, contamination issues, innovations and business opportunities
  • Beauty from within — the latest innovations and potential in Europe
  • Nutrigenomics — personalised nutrition and tailor-making products for consumers
  • Nanotechnology — manipulating foods at a molecular level. The potential for the industry is huge, but good communication will be the key to acceptance.

Key speakers include:

  • Gerd Krabichler, chairman ERNA , senior manager business development, Capsugel
  • Grant Ferrier, editor, Nutrition Business Journal
  • Simon Pettman, director, European Advisory Services
  • Eren Kale, chairman BesDesDer, managing director GNC
  • Richard Ross, legislation and procedural affairs director, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Qasim Chaudhry, principal scientist, Central Science Laboratory, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • Christian Eckel, managing director, Wellness Business Partners
  • Olivier du Hon, scientific policy advisor, NeDoCo
  • Adrianne Crossley, Global OTC healthcare manager, Euromonitor International
  • Stephanie French, managing director, Nutrition Directions
  • Samantha Massey, technical director, Kemin Health
  • Alban Maggiar, president Synadiet, directeur général, Laboratoires Carrare

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