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IADSA to hold annual meeting April 25

IADSA to hold annual meeting April 25
Meeting will address opportunities related to the creation of the ASEAN single market in health supplements and global regulatory trends.

Members of the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) will come together in Indonesia on April 25 to discuss regulatory developments across the globe at the organization’s Annual General Meeting.

Taking place in Jakarta, the meeting will address opportunities related to the creation of the ASEAN single market in health supplements; global regulatory trends, and key national, regional and global developments and learnings from best practice.

“The Southeast Asian nations of ASEAN are close to completing the largest single regulatory framework in the world, impacting more than 600 million people,” said Peter Zambetti, chairman of IADSA. “This is of global significance. Reflecting and learning from this process and looking forward to its completion is key for the sector and this will be a key focus for our 2013 Annual Meeting.”

IADSA is the leading international association regarding the globalization of food supplement markets. It aims to build an international platform for debate and a sound legislative and political environment for the development of the food supplement sector worldwide.

Zambetti will also be speaking at a conference taking place April 24 at the Mulia Hotel in Jakarta, titled ‘Visualising the Health and Food Supplements Industry after ASEAN harmonization in 2015”.

The conference, organized by the Indonesian trade association APSKI (Asosiasi Pengusaha Suplemen Kesehatan Indonesia (APSKI), will focus on the importance of health supplement and traditional medicine harmonization in ASEAN, and specifically in Indonesia.

Speakers include Dra Lucky S Slamet Msc, Head of Badan POM RI; Marie Tham, Chair of the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements Product Working Group; Zubaidah Mahmud, Chair of the ASEAN Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements Scientific Committee (ATSC); Patrick Kalona of APSKI, Chair of the Organizing Committee; Daniel Quek, Chairman of the ASEAN Alliance of Health Supplement Associations (AAHSA).

“We are optimistic that the APSKI seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to have first insight on the progress of the single regulatory framework in ASEAN and help industry prepare for necessary future changes,” said Patrick Kalona of APSKI. “Having the presence of IADSA in Jakarta provides an invaluable access for participants to a global network of experts and industry players.”

To register for the conference contact Dewi Nuraini via mobile on 00628159268331 or email [email protected]


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