The interactive broadcast series, organised by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia, has run from from October 13 to November 17.
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) the series analyses the key new product developments, market access, consumer engagement, research and innovation strategies for success.
The events feature high-level video interviews, presentations and a live interactive video panel debate.
The sixth and final event, focusing on reformulation and fortification, will be broadcast at 2pm Singapore-time on November 17.
- Glenn Caton, President of SEA Business Unit at Mondelēz
- Dirk Schrader, Regional Portfolio and Product Management Director at Symrise
- David Lynas, Technical Director ASPAC at Tate & Lyle
- Inoshi Sharma, Director at Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
- Yoke Wong, VP, Technical at Symrise Flavor APAC
- Kathy Usic, CEO of Glycemic Index Foundation
FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia 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."