Growth Asia 2020: Pepsi, Blackmores, Eat Just and Life-Space among first wave of keynotes for our interactive broadcast series
The six-strong interactive broadcast series, organised by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia, will run from October 13 to November 17 and is free to view.
Viewed through the prism of six core categories that are primed for exponential growth across the region (Healthy ageing, probiotics and prebiotics, plant-based innovation, infant nutrition, active nutrition and reformulation and fortification) we’ll be analysing the key new product developments, market access, consumer engagement, research and innovation strategies for success.
The event will feature high-level video interviews, presentations and a live interactive video panel debate.
Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: "Asian countries are driving the global growth of food, beverage, nutraceutical and functional food sales - at a time when it has never been more important for businesses to better tap into new and expanding markets. Across the region, the future growth potential is huge, as incomes continue to rise, urbanisation gathers pace, life expectancy increases and consumer demands rapidly evolve.
"These factors will see regional food and beverage sales surge by more than 35% to $4.2tn the next four years alone, with APAC set to account for almost 40% of the total global market. For nutraceuticals and functional products, the sector is due to double to $135bn in Asia during the same period.
"Our groundbreaking Growth Asia 2020 series will address how the industry best navigate the region’s highly diverse consumer, regulatory, cultural and economic landscape in order to reap these substantial rewards."
The broadcast dates are:
Healthy Ageing: October 13
Probiotics and Prebiotics: October 20
Plant-based Innovation: October 27
Infant Nutrition: November 3
Active nutrition: November 10
Reformulation and Fortification: November 17
Today we are also revealing the keynote guests for the first three editions.
Joining us for the Healthy Ageing event will be Dr Lesley Braun, the executive director at the Blackmores Institute – the professional and research arm of Australian supplements giant Blackmores.
The firm has been rapidly expanding in South East Asia and China, and is the number one international supplements brand in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
We will also be joined by Professor Peter Howe from the University of Newcastle in Australia who has just undertaken a long-term study on the benefits of resveratrol in post-menopausal women.
In addition, we’ll be featuring high-level presentation from broadcast sponsors Tate & Lyle and AstaReal.
Meanwhile, the Probiotics and Prebiotics event will feature keynote conversations with Nathan Cheong, the CEO of probiotics brand Life-Space, which is owned by major Chinese outfit By-Health, as well the executive director of the International Probiotics Association George Paraskevakos. There will also be an expert presentation from broadcast sponsor Morinaga.
For our Plant-Based Innovation episode, we’ll be joined by Pepsi’s Global External innovation Lead Siow Ying Tan and Eat Just’s CEO Josh Tetrick. The event will also hear from sponsors Givaudan and DuPont.
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