Brought to you by NutraIngredients-Asia, in partnership with Kyowa Hakko Bio, our ‘Spotlight On’ event will focus on how the industry can maximise the innovation potential and overcome the regulatory challenges when formulating with these ingredients.
We’ll also be detailing how postbiotics are defined and why this is important, as well as addressing the needs of policymakers who are new to such products.
In addition, we’ll be drilling down into the science and research behind postbiotics and analysing the most pertinent health indications, before looking in detail at the commercialisation opportunities, levels of consumer awareness and strategies for educating regulators of their safety and efficacy.
This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to develop a greater understanding of these high-potential, emerging ingredients.
It takes place at 10am Singapore-time on March 16. Register for free here.
Hosted by Regional Head and Editor-in-Chief: APAC, Gary Scattergood, expert guests include:
George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (IPA)
George has been active in the probiotic industry since 2007 and has held a variety of business development and account management roles in a globally recognised probiotic manufacturer. Throughout this time he has served on the IPA’s Board of Directors and was the association’s President twice before becoming its Executive Director in 2015. His goal is to continue the IPA’s outreach programme as the global voice of the probiotics industry.
Mami Aoki, Associate Academic & Marketing Manager, Kyowa Hakko Bio
Mami joined Kyowa Hakko Bio in 2007 and has over 10 years of research experience and about 5 years of academic marketing of nutritional ingredients. With her vast knowledge in the fields of nutrition/food science and in global marketing, she is now in charge of global academic marketing for ingredients such as IMMUSE® and Cognizin® citicoline.
Wai Mun Poon, Principal Regulatory Consultant and Owner, Wong SJ Asia
Wai Mun specialises in Regulatory Affairs for Functional Food, Food Supplements, as well as Cosmetic Products within Asia. She has over 15 years of experience and has actively worked on product registration ranging from pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements to cosmetics. She has been a speaker to many workshops in Asia and Europe as an acknowledged expert on Asia regulation. Wai Mun had managed the Secretariat of the ASEAN Technical Supplements Committee for Traditional Medicine and Health Supplements. She is a biotechnologist and graduated with a M. Sc in Biopharmaceuticals from the University of New South Wales.
Karen Todd, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing, Kyowa Hakko USA
Karen Todd, RD, MBA is a Registered Dietitian and Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for Kyowa Hakko USA. She has over thirty years global marketing experience in the nutrition industry. Her experience ranges from developing products in the sports nutrition, weight-management, cosmetic/skincare and heart-health categories as well as condition-specific formulations with herbal amino acids and vitamin/mineral ingredients.
Hazel Joy P. Pascua, Senior Product Development Officer, Essential Products and Expertise for Integrated Markets Inc. (EPEIMI)
Hazel Pascua has over 15 years of experience working in the nutraceutical, food, and pharmaceutical industry as product development lead. She dedicates her time to the evaluation of novel raw ingredients and understanding how new ingredients can be paired and formulated into consumer products. Her work goes beyond formulation work and also involves evaluating customer needs, auditing ingredient suppliers and finding packaging solutions for ingredients and final products. Hazel leads the development team at Essential Products and Expertise for Integrated Markets Inc. (EPEIMI), one of the top raw ingredients distributors and formulators in the Philippines.
If you can’t make the live broadcast, don’t worry as registering in advance allows you watch ‘on-demand’ at a time of your convenience.