Growth Asia Summit 2024: See what our Diamond sponsors will be sharing in Singapore next week - part two

By Gary Scattergood

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Diamond sponsors Angel Yeast, Morinaga Milk, and Sirio to present at Growth Asia Summit 2024

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Senior industry experts from Angel Yeast, Morinaga Milk and Sirio will be taking to stage in Singapore next week to share their latest insights at our Growth Asia Summit.

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 still 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 and Maternal Nutrition, Food and Nutra for Kids,​ 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, ​as well as looking to future innovation opportunities through the prism of Personalisation and Emerging Tech​.

Angel Yeast, Morinaga Milk, and Sirio are Diamond Sponsors of the event, along with Kerry, ADM and FrieslandCampina, which we featured yesterday.

Angel Yeast's Chris Chen will discuss 'The science behind Angeopro: Innovating health & food solutions with sustainable yeast protein'
The abstract states: 'The demand for high-quality protein is rapidly increasing worldwide. Despite animal protein being a significant source, it has raised environmental concerns for sustainability, while many plant proteins do not fully meet the demand. Yeast protein has emerged as an innovative alternative. Research has shown that Angeopro boasts a PDCAAS of 1 and functions as a slow-release protein. Studies also highlight its ability to enhance immunity, repair digestive tract mucosa, regulate intestinal flora, improve muscle mass and strength, and lower triglycerides and lowdensity lipoproteins. As an innovative protein, Angeopro finds application in protein bars, protein milkshakes, dairy products, and various highprotein snacks.
Key learning include:
• Background on the development of innovative proteins and the transformative impact of yeast protein in the market.
• Exploration of the nutritional value and health benefits associated with Angeopro.
• Identification of diverse food products suitable for incorporating yeast
protein Angeopro.

Morinaga Milk's Saki Yamashita will present on 'Introducing B-3: A Unique probiotic strain for metabolic health'.

The abstract reads: 'Obesity incidences are rising worldwide, with research highlighting the significant role of gut microbiome in obesity progression. In parallel with the increase in obesity, there is also a rapid increase in the ageing population. It has been suggested that obesity not only increases the onset of metabolic imbalances but also decreases life span and impacts cellular processes like ageing. In our over 50 years of research efforts on humanresidential bifidobacteria (HRB) to people’s wellness, we have discovered Bifidobacterium breve B-3 as a unique probiotic strain that supports metabolic health. B-3 generates an attractive effect in maintaining healthy body weight, ultimately  improving lifestyle and leading to healthy ageing.'
Key learnings will include:
• Highlighting the importance of gut microbiota in human health, especially concerning healthy ageing and obesity.
• Addressing the scientific evidence of B. breve B-3 on body fat reduction and waist circumference.
• Exploring the mechanism of actions of B. breve B-3 for which it promotes lipolysis in the liver, restores intestinal barrier function, and alleviates inflammatory conditions even if the barrier function was
• Restating the importance of human-residential bifidobacteria (HRB) and how they support human health.

Sirio Pharma's Danny Gan will discuss 'Promoting Health through Evidence-Based Nutrition and Bio-inspired Technology'

The abstract reads: 'One of the greatest challenges for human nutrition is the bioavailability of different nutrients. Recently, Sirio Pharma has launched the E-Cube bioinspired efficacy technology platform, which focuses on unlocking nutrition digestion and absorption mechanisms, and enhancing bioavailability for better health benefits. The platform skilfully integrates the power of nature and the wisdom of science and technology to: 1) enhance the efficacy through content, bioavailability, and clinical evidence; 2) empower the consumer experience through flavour, taste, and clean label; 3) expand the application to more dosages, more packs and even more combinations. Definitely, this platform will provide more product solutions for our customers and consumers.'

Key learning will include: 

  • LifebitesTM emulgel technology optimizes DHA oil distribution, particle size, texture, and enhances bioavailability in humans.
  • Lychee fermentate attenuates AIEC-combined with DSS-induced colitis, enhances intestinal barrier function, and regulates microbiota profile in mice.
  • Consumer oriented innovation is focusing on health benefits, dietary pattern and environment, and improving consumer experience.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • 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,​ and​ 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.”

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