Healthy Ageing APAC Summit 2020: Academic and industry experts from Singapore, India, Thailand and Malaysia join the bill

By Gary Scattergood contact

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Delegates at the 2019 summit.
Delegates at the 2019 summit.

Related tags: Nutrition, Ageing, Singapore

Last week we announced that Brands Suntory, Blackmores, Herbalife, Nippn, Amado and Cerecin were among the big name brands confirmed for our Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, and now we can reveal a raft of academic and industry experts have been added to the bil

The event, which this year returns to Singapore’s Hilton hotel from July 7-9, will feature speakers from the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, National University of Singapore and Mahidol University / The Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT),  

There will also be sessions revealing the latest insights from the Malaysian Dietary Supplements Association (MADSA), Food Industry Asia and Mercer.

Delegate registration is now open, with an earlybird 20% discount offer.

The event takes place as the number of older persons in the region is expected to more than double from 600 million today to nearly 1.3 billion by 2050.

Organised by the publishers of and, the event brings together brands, suppliers, regulators and market experts to assess how the industry can meet the food and nutrition needs of older consumers of today and tomorrow.

Editor-in-Chief of both titles, and Regional Head of APAC at publisher William Reed, Gary Scattergood, said: “Crucially, the event comes from the perspective that healthy ageing begins from conception. It assesses innovative food and nutrition solutions across all age spans, which will ultimately help people enjoy a healthy, as well as longer, older age.​”

Confirmed speakers include:

John Hellmann, Vice President, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Herbalife

Dr Yong Shan May, Principal Scientist, Bioefficacy and Bioactive Discovery, Brands Suntory

Dr Sam Henderson, Chief Scientific Officer, Cerecin

Dr Lesley Braun, Director, Blackmores Institute

Tana Limpayaraya, CEO, Amado Group (Thailand)

Dr. Mario Chin, Co-founder & CSO, Avant Meats

Associate Prof Satoshi Fukumitsu, Innovation center manager, NIPPN

Assistant Professor Anadi Nitithamyong – Mahidol University / FoSTAT

Dr Jung Eun Kim, Assistant Professor,  Department of Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore

Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu

EE Fern Wong, Board Member, Malaysian Dietary Supplements Association

Godelieve van Dooren, Partner, Mercer


Some of the key themes for the 2020 event will include:

Snacking for seniors:​ How the world’s leading FMCG brands can create options that aid Healthy Ageing

Reformulation and fortification:​ Expert insights on how to tackle the ticking economic and social timebomb of obesity and diabetes through reformulation strategies

Innovation for infants:​ How the latest research and product innovation is helping infants make the best start in life – leading to tangible health outcomes in later life

Functional foods focus:​ The region’s leading functional foods pioneers will share their healthy ageing strategies and experience in our dedicated showcase

Protein potential:​ The latest research around intake levels, product innovation and muscle health.

Indigenous insights:​ Research is booming in areas such at TCM, Ayurveda and Maori/Aboriginal botanicals and how they can be used for food and nutrition innovation. We’ll be hearing from an expert panel

Retail revolution:​ The region’s leading retailers will share their views on how they can meet the needs of senior consumers, both online and offline.

Medical and clinical case studies:​ We’ll be hearing about the key advances being made in the area of foods for hospital patients as well as clinical nutrition solutions.

Markets and policy:​ Regulatory experts, decision makers, economists and trends analysts will be sharing the latest date into the economic, social and policy impacts of ageing.

To find out more, and view our highlights video from the 2019 event, please visit the event website.

If you are from a major finished product brand and would like to discuss speaking opportunities, email

And to find out about our comprehensive partnership and sponsorship opportunities, email sueann.peh@wrbm .com and

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