Healthy Foods European Summit: Europe debates health

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.

Key speakers
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

Conference Highlights

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 and type in the code: FF2952

Product innovation
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.

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