Growth Asia Summit 2024: Check out what top level sponsors will be revealing NEXT WEEK in Singapore - part one

By Gary Scattergood

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Top level sponsors ADM, Kerry, FrieslandCampina to present at Growth Asia Summit

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Industry leaders from Kerry, ADM and FrieslandCampina are preparing to share exclusive insights at our Growth Asia Summit in Singapore next week.

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​.

Kerry, ADM and FrieslandCampina are Diamond Sponsors of the event, along with Angel Yeast, Morinaga and Sirio, which we will feature tomorrow.

Kerry's Dr Mathieu Millette will discuss 'Kerry​ proactive health: Pioneering microbiome health with breakthrough science'.
The abstract for the talk reads: 'The human microbiome comprises trillions of microorganisms present on the skin, in the mouth, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. These microorganisms are known to impact everything from our metabolism to immune and nervous system. Today, innovative microbial therapies are revolutionising wellbeing and quality of life. We will discuss the crucial
role of science-backed ingredients in enhancing microbiome and general health across diverse consumer needs and life stages.'
Key learnings will include:
• Understand the composition and balance of microbes residing in the human microbiome, and their effect on health.
• Explore how pre-, pro-, and postbiotics synergistically support not only a stronger digestive and immune system but also address specific health needs in children.
• Learn to leverage the latest breakthroughs in microbiome science to develop targeted microbial innovations for enhanced wellness.

ADM's Dr Richard Day will present on 'The use of a novel dual pro- and post- biotic in adults with IBS – results from a multicentre randomised placebo-controlled trial'

The abstract reads: 'Increasingly, pre-clinical and clinical research supports the importance of gut health in a wide variety of physiological systems, ranging from digestive health and immune function support to cardiovascular and mental health. ADM’s most recent clinical study uses the duo pro- and postbiotic Bifidobacterium longum ES1 in a population of adults with IBS-D. With nearly 80 % of consumers recognizing the link between digestive health and overall wellbeing (FMCG), it is not surprising this category is the largest amongst biotic products. Dr. Richard Day will walk us through main findings from this recent clinical study and the science around digestive health and postbiotics.'
Key takeaways will include:
• Review latest clinical trial data from a large multi-centre RCT.
• Explore the use of postbiotics for digestive health.
• First human clinical data for this dual pro- and post- biotic.

And FrieslandCampina's Jouke Veldman will discuss 'Empowering healthy generations: How to unlock protein and prebiotic innovation in Asia so everyone can get the most out of life, always.'

The abstract states: 'As one of the world’s fastest growing economies that’s home to both our oldest populations as well as a rising, health-conscious middle class, the Asian market offers nutrition brands a unique opportunity. And with  consumers of all ages increasingly taking action to improve their physical and mental well-being, the pursuit of good health is opening up exciting avenues for innovation. This talk will look at the trends shaping the nutrition industry in Asia, and we will explore the potential for protein and prebiotic innovation to support consumers of all ages – from meeting the growing demand for holistic health solutions, to addressing the needs of increasingly active seniors.'
Key learnings include:
• Discover the latest nutrition trends, from the growing awareness of the importance of gut health in infant nutrition, to the rise of the ac-tive
ageing consumer.
• Explore the evolving Asian sports and active nutrition market – the fastest growing in the world – and how brands can create tailored,
science-backed solutions to support active lifestyles at all ages.
• Deep dive into the latest clinical research into gut health, including the brain and immune health benefits prebiotics can offer infants, children and adults.

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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