Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: Japanese giants Kirin to showcase functional food innovation strategy

By Gary Scattergood

- Last updated on GMT

The event attracts a global audience of food and nutrition professionals.
The event attracts a global audience of food and nutrition professionals.

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The deputy director of Kirin's Business Creation Department is set to showcase how the firm is striving to meet the needs of the ageing population by maximising the immunity benefits of functional foods at the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit.

With more than a century of business heritage, and perhaps best known globally for its brewing business, Kirin is also at the heart of functional food innovation, both in Japan and further afield.

In recent years, the company has invested considerable resources in the health and wellness sector, in order to meet the needs of the country's rapidly ageing population. 

Key to this has been several innovations across beverages, yoghurts and supplements containing a proprietary lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strain proven to protect from various infections, named Lactococcus Plasma.

In his presentation Dr Daisuke Fujiwara will discuss the immunity and anti-ageing research behind Lactococcus Plasma, the wide range of products it has been used in, and the company’s future innovation plans in the functional food space.

Key takeaways will include:

• Expert insights on the functional food market across Japan for the aging population

• How new product innovation featuring Lactococcus Plasma can provide a wealth of new business opportunities

• Kirin’s functional food strategy and future research priorities with Lactococcus Plasma

The summit takes place in Singapore from July 9-11 and is organised by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia.

Other confirmed speakers at the event include:

Dr Siow Ying Tan, PepsiCo’s R&D Global External Innovation Lead of Academic Partnership

Dr Jörg Hager, Head of Metabolic Health Department, Nestlé Institute of Health Science

Belinda Reynolds, Director of Research, Product Development and Emerging Markets, Bioceuticals

Dr Okada Yumika, Group Manager Supplements Research Group, FANCL

Dr Feng Lei, Principal Investigator at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, 

Dr Reshmi Rajendran, Director of Danone’s global R&I Precision Nutrition D-Lab.

Dr Daisuke Fujiwara, Deputy Director of Kirin’s Business Creation Department

Dr Chan Shu Ting, Chief Supervisor of the Nutrigenomic Department at TCI Gene.

Joanne Todd, Challenge Director at New Zealand’s High Value Nutrition Challenge.

Joy Beckerman, Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, Elixinol

Sandhya Sriram, CEO, Shiok Meats.

Alexandra Jones, the George Institute for Global Health

Dave McCaughan, Founder, ai.Agency

Amit Srivastava, Founder, the Responsible Nutrition Association of India

Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia

This event will look at how the nutrition and food industry can meet the needs of the rapidly ageing populations of today, and more crucially, tomorrow.

Editor-in-Chief of both titles, and Regional Head of APAC at publisher William Reed, Gary Scattergood said: “We are delighted to announce that the event will be attended by a raft of great speakers from so many leading brands, which really goes to show how important this issue is.

“Last year’s event was hugely successful in shining the spotlight on the efforts food and nutrition companies are making to promote healthy changes across all life stages, and this year’s summit is shaping up to even better.”

Last year’s event was attended by over 170 delegates from across the globe, with 90% revealing in a feedback survey that it met or exceeded their expectations. 85% said it provided significant value to their business.

The 2019 event has already received sponsorship backing from our valued partners Gencor, AstaReal, Beneo, Rousselot and Tetra SOD.

Register for the event here

For sponsorship enquiries, please email fhrnaa.cru@jeoz.pbz​ or gvz.rinaf@jeoz.pbz

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