With more than a century of business heritage, and perhaps best known globally for its brewing business, Kirin is also at the heart of functional food innovation, both in Japan and further afield.
In recent years, the company has invested considerable resources in the health and wellness sector, in order to meet the needs of the country's rapidly ageing population.
Key to this has been several innovations across beverages, yoghurts and supplements containing a proprietary lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strain proven to protect from various infections, named Lactococcus Plasma.
In his presentation Dr Daisuke Fujiwara will discuss the immunity and anti-ageing research behind Lactococcus Plasma, the wide range of products it has been used in, and the company’s future innovation plans in the functional food space.
Key takeaways will include:
• Expert insights on the functional food market across Japan for the aging population
• How new product innovation featuring Lactococcus Plasma can provide a wealth of new business opportunities
• Kirin’s functional food strategy and future research priorities with Lactococcus Plasma
The summit takes place in Singapore from July 9-11 and is organised by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia.
Other confirmed speakers at the event include:
Dr Siow Ying Tan, PepsiCo’s R&D Global External Innovation Lead of Academic Partnership
Dr Jörg Hager, Head of Metabolic Health Department, Nestlé Institute of Health Science
Belinda Reynolds, Director of Research, Product Development and Emerging Markets, Bioceuticals
Dr Okada Yumika, Group Manager Supplements Research Group, FANCL
Dr Feng Lei, Principal Investigator at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore,
Dr Reshmi Rajendran, Director of Danone’s global R&I Precision Nutrition D-Lab.
Dr Daisuke Fujiwara, Deputy Director of Kirin’s Business Creation Department
Dr Chan Shu Ting, Chief Supervisor of the Nutrigenomic Department at TCI Gene.
Joanne Todd, Challenge Director at New Zealand’s High Value Nutrition Challenge.
Joy Beckerman, Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, Elixinol
Sandhya Sriram, CEO, Shiok Meats.
Alexandra Jones, the George Institute for Global Health
Dave McCaughan, Founder, ai.Agency
Amit Srivastava, Founder, the Responsible Nutrition Association of India
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia
This event will look at how the nutrition and food industry can meet the needs of the rapidly ageing populations of today, and more crucially, tomorrow.
Editor-in-Chief of both titles, and Regional Head of APAC at publisher William Reed, Gary Scattergood said: “We are delighted to announce that the event will be attended by a raft of great speakers from so many leading brands, which really goes to show how important this issue is.
“Last year’s event was hugely successful in shining the spotlight on the efforts food and nutrition companies are making to promote healthy changes across all life stages, and this year’s summit is shaping up to even better.”
Last year’s event was attended by over 170 delegates from across the globe, with 90% revealing in a feedback survey that it met or exceeded their expectations. 85% said it provided significant value to their business.
The 2019 event has already received sponsorship backing from our valued partners Gencor, AstaReal, Beneo, Rousselot and Tetra SOD.
Register for the event here https://www.healthyageingsummit-asiapacific.com/register/