Growth Asia Summit 2024: Check out the maternal and women’s health experts taking to the stage on day one

By Gary Scattergood

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Growth Asia Summit 2024: Check out the maternal and women’s health experts taking to the stage on day one

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Experts from major industry players such as Haleon, Himalaya Wellness and BYHEALTH will be sharing the latest developments in APAC’s thriving maternal and women’s health sectors on day one of our Growth Asia Summit 2024.

The summit ​will once again take place again in Singapore, at the iconic Marina Bay Sands conference centre, from July 16-18, 2024, and explore the latest food, beverage and nutrition growth opportunities across the region.

Delegate sales are now open.​ There are discounts available for start-ups, academics and group bookings.

You can download the advance agenda here.

The event will feature extensive expert insights from a raft of big-name brands, leading academics, market and trends specialists, policy experts, and the most innovative suppliers. Once again, we will be shining the spotlight on the entire range of life stages, core categories and consumer needs in order to provide the full spectrum of growth opportunities for the industry.

On day one, we will focus on Infant Nutrition, Food and Nutra for Kids,​ Maternal and Women’s Health​ .

On day two, we will turn our attention to Active Lifestyle Nutrition and Protein Trends​, alongside a dedicated session for Healthier Product Innovation​ for the mainstream market.

And on day three, we will focus on Healthy Ageing, Clinical Nutrition​, as well as looking to future innovation opportunities through the prism of Personalisation and Emerging Tech​.

Building on our long-standing expertise in the microbiome space, we’ll be paying particular attention across all three days on the crucial role that probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics can play in meeting the region’s health needs and providing vast new product development opportunities, with the invaluable support of our partners at the International Probiotics Association.

In relation to women’s health, Michelle Teodoro, Associate Director of Food Science at Mintel will deliver a market overview titled Empowering women through health and nutrition ​before Jesse Gu, Head of Sales and Marketing at BYHEALTH International presents on Urban day-and-night rhythm: Women’s liver protection, products and technologies in the Chinese market.

Jessica Sepel, Founder at, JSHealth + JSHealth Vitamins will assess The power of ingestible beauty: Unveiling the future of skin and hair care​; Katherine Miranda Mendoza, Consumer Sciences Product Experience (CSPX) Lead – APAC and China at Haleon and colleague Dr Vandana Garg, Medical Innovation Director, Wider Asia, will detail A journey to women’s health: How personalisation and technology can improve nutritional outcomes;​ And Deepapriya Velumani, Head - Himalaya Global Research Centre at Himalaya Wellness will present on Women’s Health: Opportunities for sustainable Innovation across maternal, menstruation and menopause needs.

The full list of confirmed speakers is:

  • Dr Kai Yu, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences China Hub Manager, Nestle
  • Deepapriya Velumani,Head, Himalaya Wellness Research Centre, Himalaya Wellness
  • Rania Abou Samra, Global Head of Product Technology & Development for Nestlé Health Science, Nestle
  • Dr Vandana Garg​Medical Innovation Director, Wider Asia, Haleon
  • Katherine Miranda Mendoza, Consumer Sciences Product Experience (CSPX) Lead – APAC and China, Haleon
  • Asha Gupta is Regional President, Asia and Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, Amway 
  • Novita Puspasari, Scientific Affairs Manager, H&H Group
  • Anson Cao, Supply Chain Director, GNC China
  • Lawrence Lu, PepsiCo APAC R&D Lead, PepsiCo Asia
  • Jessica Simonis, Lead Scientific Educator, Life-Space Group
  • Jessica Sepel, Founder, JSHealth + JSHealth Vitamins
  • Wouter van der Kolk, Co-founder and CEO, Youvit
  • Dr Andrea B Maier, MD, Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Longevity, National University of Singapore
  • Agathe Foussat, Digital Health & Onebiome Director, Danone
  • Dr Rema Vazhappilly, Principal Scientist, Amway
  • Teena Badshah, Life Sciences Senior Scientist, PepsiCo Asia
  • Dr Shawn Watson, CEO and Founder, Senescence
  • Jesse Gu, Head of Sales and Marketing, BYHEALTH International
  • Michelle Teodoro, Associate Director of Food Science, Mintel
  • Tomás Centeno, Vice President, Strategy and Commercial Excellence AMEA, Mondelēz International
  • Tim Hill, Key Accounts Director Southeast Asia, GlobalData
  • Christophe Lay​Senior Team Leader Gut Microbiology and #OneBiome, Danone Nutricia Research
  • Prof David Lynn, Head of the Systems Immunology Laboratory and Program Director, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
  • Craig Houliston, Regional Executive Director, NielsenIQ
  • Prof Andrew Scholey, Professor of Human Psychopharmacology, Monash University & Swinburne University
  • Florence Leong, Co-Founder, KosmodeHealth
  • Dave McCaughan, Founder & Storyteller, BIBLIOSEXUAL
  • Inthad Thassaneephab, General Manager, IC Beverage
  • Ricco Tindjau, Department of Food Science and Technology, National University of Singapore

Throughout the event, FoodNavigator-Asia.com​ and NutraIngredients-Asia.com​ will help you understand how the industry can best navigate the region’s highly diverse consumer, regulatory, cultural and economic landscape in order to reap the substantial food, beverage and nutrition rewards on offer across all life stages.

Check out the highlights video and photos from 2023 here.

Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief and Regional Head: APAC, said: "After two fantastic years of the Growth Asia Summit as a face-to-face event, we’re thrilled to back for 2024 with even more content, insights and expertise from the region’s biggest and best food, beverage and nutrition players.

“The feedback from delegates, speakers and sponsors in 2022 and 2023 was incredibly positive, and we look forward to building on this once again in July.”

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact fhrnaa.cru@jeoz.pbz

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