Growth Asia 2020: Mondelez, Herbalife, Aland and Health & Happiness confirmed as keynotes for our interactive broadcast series
The six-strong interactive broadcast series, organised by FoodNavigaor-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia, will run from October 13 to November 17 and is free to view.
Viewed through the prism of six core categories that are primed for exponential growth across the region (Healthy ageing, probiotics and prebiotics, plant-based innovation, infant nutrition, active nutrition and reformulation and fortification) we’ll be analysing the key new product developments, market access, consumer engagement, research and innovation strategies for success.
The event will feature high-level video interviews, video presentations and a live interactive video panel debate.
Gary added: "Asian countries are driving the global growth of food, beverage, nutraceutical and functional food sales - at a time when it has never been more important for businesses to better tap into new and expanding markets. Across the region, the future growth potential is huge, as incomes continue to rise, urbanisation gathers pace, life expectancy increases and consumer demands rapidly evolve.
"These factors will see regional food and beverage sales surge by more than 35% to $4.2tn the next four years alone, with APAC set to account for almost 40% of the total global market. For nutraceuticals and functional products, the sector is due to double to $135bn in Asia during the same period.
"Our groundbreaking Growth Asia 2020 series will address how the industry best navigate the region’s highly diverse consumer, regulatory, cultural and economic landscape in order to reap these substantial rewards."
The broadcast dates are:
Healthy Ageing: October 13
Probiotics and Prebiotics: October 20
Plant-based Innovation: October 27
Infant Nutrition: November 3
Active nutrition: November 10
Reformulation and Fortification: November 17
Today we are also revealing the keynote guests for the first three editions.
Joining us for the Infant Nutrition event will be Akash Bedi, the Chief Innovation Officer at China giants Health Happiness. The firm owns the major infant nutrition brand Biostime, as well and supplements firm Swisse.
We will also be joined by Mintel Asia expert Michelle Teodoro, as well as guests from our sponsors Morinaga and Frutarom.
Meanwhile, the Active Nutrition event will feature keynote conversations with Dirk Aschmoneit, Senior Director, Worldwide Product Marketing at Herbalife Nutrition, and Aaron Gong, MD at pioneering Chinese sports nutrition firm Aland. There will also be presentations from our event sponsors USDEC and Glanbia.
For our Reformulation and Fortification episode, we’ll be joined by Mondelez’ President of South East Asia Glenn Caton, as well as broadcast sponsors Symrise and Tate & Lyle.
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