Bring on the ‘Biotics in APAC: Microbiome NPD, research and trends to feature heavily at Growth Asia Summit 2023

By Gary Scattergood

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The summit takes in Singapore this September.
The summit takes in Singapore this September.

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Probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics will take centre stage at the forthcoming Growth Asia Summit in Singapore, organised by NutraIngredients-Asia and FoodNavigator-Asia.

Under the theme of Trends and Innovation Opportunities Across the Life Stages, ​the summit will ​explore the very latest market opportunities across the region that is driving the growth of the global food, beverage and nutrition industries – Asia!

The summit will once again take place again in Singapore, at the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre, from 26-28 September 2023.​ 

On day one, the summit will focus on Infant and Maternal Nutrition, ​and Women’s Health.

Day two will address Active Lifestyle Nutrition, Protein Innovation and Men’s Health.

And day three will discuss Healthy Ageing​, as well as looking to future life stage innovation opportunities through the prism of Personalised Nutrition and Future Food Innovation.

Furthermore, the winners of the NutraIngredients-Asia Awards​, including brand new categories for microbiome modulation, will be unveiled on the evening of day one.

Speakers who will be featuring insights on the microbiome include:

  • Dr Zhanyou Yun, Assistant President, Yili Group
  • Dr Regina Karim, Senior Global Science Lead, H&H Group
  • Bejit Ideas, President, Japanese Society of Anti-Ageing Nutrition 
  • George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, IPA
  • Gregg Ward VP, Science Nutrition & Digital Health, China, North Asia & Oceania, Head of Danone Open Science Research Center, Danone Early Life Nutrition
  • Ass. Prof Yusuf Ali, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr Chia-Chia Lee, Senior Researcher of Food and Supplement Division, SYNBIO TECH
  • Dr Tan Siow Ying, former PepsiCo External innovation Lead
  • Ewa Hudson, Director of Insights, Lumina Intelligence
  • Christian Philippsen, Managing Director, APAC, BENEO

Other keynote speakers across the three days include:

  • Jorg Hager, Expert in Genetics and Nutrigenomics, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences
  • Aashim Malhotra VP & Managing Director – APAC, Food and Beverage Group, Dole Sunshine Company
  • Angela Brady, External Innovation & Partnering Director, H&H Group
  • Andy Huang, Head of Formula Design, Junlebao Dairy Group
  • Deepapriya Velumani, NPD Brand Lead, Wellness, Haleon
  • Mikio Aoki, Senior General Manager, Future Business Development Department, Suntory
  • Dr Yang Hee Cho, Vice President, Innovation & Science Korea & Japan, Amway
  • Ashley Chung, Chief Marketing Officer, Yuhan Care
  • Prof Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Deputy Executive Director, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) at A*STAR

Sponsors for the event to date are: Morinaga, SynbioTech, Kerry, Valio, FrieslandCampina Ingredients, Symrise, Beneo, Roquette, Epicor, IFF, Winclove Probiotics, Probiotical, AAK and ProDigest.

Check out last year's highlights video here.

Register as a delegate today.

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