Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: One week to go...check out the big name firms confirmed to attend

By Gary Scattergood

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Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: One week to go...check out the big name firms confirmed to attend
Singapore is set to host our first Healthy Ageing APAC Summit next week, with scores of delegates from big-name industry firms confirmed to attend, and a host of industry experts taking to the stage.

Nestlé, Blackmores, Nutri Co and Swisse are among the top brands speaking at the summit, which will also hear expert analysis from Singapore's Ministry of Health, UOB, the Japan Anti-Ageing Society, and the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre.

The event, organised by NutraIngredients-Asia and FoodNavigator-Asia, is bringing together business leaders, policymakers and academics to debate how the industry can meet the food and nutritional challenges brought about by the region's rapidly ageing population.

The summit, to be held in Singapore on June 12 and 13, will assess the opportunities these dramatic demographic shifts can offer the industry in terms of creating innovative and nutritious products for the older consumers of both today and of tomorrow.

The Asia-Pacific region is currently home to about 60% of the world's population of older people, defined as those aged 60 and above. The number of older people in the region is expected to more than double from 547 million to nearly 1.3 billion by 2050.

Alongside our expert speakers, delegates from the biggest and best industry players have been signing up.

Companies that will be represented at the event include:

Abbott Nutrition

Amway Japan G.K.



Bayer SEA







DuPont Nutrition & Health



Gencore Pacific


Malaysia Dairy Industries





Confirmed speakers include Yu Kai from Nestlé's China Research Centre, who will be revealing exclusive insights on the nation's ageing population and the business opportunities it presents.

Australian supplement giant Blackmores will also be represented, with a keynote address from the head of the Blackmores Insititute, Dr Lesley Braun.

Additionally, Swisse, now owned by Chinese outfit Health & Happiness (formerly Biostime), will be present, with its head of government relations Justin Howden taking to the stage.

Delegates will also hear from two speakers from the nation widely believed to be at the forefront of ageing innovation — Japan.

Naomi Suzuki from engay​ food pioneers Nutri will showcase how the firm has reformulated mainstream foods for patients who have difficulty chewing and swallowing, while Dr Bejit Ideas from the Japan Anti-Ageing Society will highlight the latest findings on the microbiota make-up of Japanese centenarians.

The full agenda can be found here​.

Gary Scattergood, editor-in-chief of NutraIngredients-Asia​ and FoodNavigator-Asia​, said: "Asia-Pacific's ageing population and longer overall life expectancy means the demand for nutrition and food products suitable for the elderly population will soar, while younger people are increasingly aware that the nutrition and health choices they make today will affect their quality of life in older age.

"Therefore, this event will bring together businesses, policymakers and academics to evaluate the role the nutrition and food industry can play to meet these needs across the generations."

To find out more about the event, visit​.

To register, go to​.

To learn more about the comprehensive commercial and sponsorship opportunities at the event, please contact whavn.gna@jeoz.pbz​.

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