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The evolution of the protein trend
10:30 - 10:55 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Health Editor
Politikens Forlag
Global Food Science Analyst
Mintel

Sponsored by:

Theme: Focus on Functional / Clean, Natural & Transparent / Reduce, Remove & Reformulate
Moderator:
Karen Lyager Linnet, Health Editor, Politikens Forlag 

Synopsis: Protein has been a key trend for the last few years, moving from the domain of the elite athlete into the mainstream as consumers learn more about its benefits. From sports nutrition to weight loss to healthy ageing, the use of this functional ingredient has been incorporated into many different categories. Now the focus is on plant-based as consumers look for healthier and more sustainable ways to incorporate protein into their diet. 
Learn more about the evolution of trend and look forward to where it may take us next. 

 

Innovation Tour: Clean label 2.0: trust & traceability
10:30 - 11:30 New Product Zone
Innovation Tours

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Join a guided tour on clean label led by the experts at NutriMarketing.

Synopsis: The concept of clean label food and beverages - products containing clean and simple ingredients that consumers recognize - is nothing new, but it has been thrust into the spotlight over the past few years as health-conscious consumers want to know what they are putting into their bodies.

In the food & beverage industry global sales of clean label products hit US$165 billion in 2015 and are projected to reach $180 billion by 2020. Consumers are increasingly looking for products made with simple ingredients they are familiar with, traditionally and sustainably processed by real people with total transparency about animal wellbeing and the origins of the ingredients.

The boom in the organic market (US$87.3 bn in 2015 and expected to reach US$212 bn by 2020) is one of the consequences of the need for reassurance that people are searching for.
Join the tour and find new ingredients for the formulation of “real products”.

Registration is now closed. Still wish to join the tours? Please come to the New Product Zone 15 minutes before your preferred tour to find out if there are any spaces left.

Protein sourcing 101
10:55 - 11:25 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Health Editor
Politikens Forlag
Head of Food Industry & Retail International
ProVeg International
Owner
BioscienZ

Theme: Focus on Functional / Clean, Natural & Transparent
Moderator: 
Karen Lyager Linnet, Health Editor, Politikens Forlag

Synopsis: This session will focus on 2 key protein sources, existing and emerging: plant-based and microorganism. Each speaker will give a run down of the key benefits, challenges and applications for each source, as well as giving their predictions for the growth of this trend.

  • Plant-based protein
    Verena Wiederkehr, Head of Food Industry & Retail International, ProVeg International
  • Microorganism-based protein
    Wim de Laat, Owner, BioscienZ
Sunca a novel natural ingredient for weight management by Vidya
11:00 - 11:25 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Supplier Solutions
R&D Manager
Vidya Herbs PVT Ltd

Synopsis: According to the WHO, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, and in 2016, among adult population, 39 % were overweight and 13 % obese. The alarming increase of overweight and obesity and of the prevalence of associated risk factors, led Vidya Herbs Group to work on the development of Sunca, a novel natural product for weight management. Vidya Herbs is a manufacturer of natural ingredients dedicated to human and animal nutrition and cosmetic. Vidya Herbs cares about human health and environment and is engaged in the development of new efficient ingredients, following social and sustainable programs, such as the valorization of agricultural by-products. In this framework, defatted sunflower seeds offer a sustainable alternative to green coffee extract known for its benefits on weight loss and metabolic syndrome. Sunca was developed from sunflower seeds, naturally cafein-free, to reach an extract standardized for > 40 % chlorogenic acids and scientifically proven for its beneficial effects on weight management.

2019 Global Food & Drink Trends
11:00 - 11:20 Stand 8A30 - Hall 8
Daily Presentations - Mintel
Global Food and Drink Analyst
Mintel

Sponsored by:

Top 10 trends for 2019
11:15 - 11:45 Industry Insights Theatre
Industry Insights
Market Analyst
Innova Market Insights

Synopsis: Conscious consumers want to make the right food and beverage choice. They are not only giving greater consideration to health but also to ethical, environmental and social factors when making purchasing decisions. The leading trends driving new product development in food and beverages will meet these increasing consumer demand. This presentation will introduce all top 10 trends for 2019 to help you to understand their implications for the food and beverage industry.

Bleeding plants: the trend for meat-like plant proteins
11:25 - 11:45 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Health Editor
Politikens Forlag
Founder and Managing Partner
Five Seasons Ventures

Theme: Focus on Functional / Clean, Natural & Transparent / Reduce, Remove & Reformulate
Moderator: 
Karen Lyager Linnet, Health Editor, Politikens Forlag

Synopsis: The plant-based trend is no longer just for vegans and vegetarians. As more consumers consider it healthier, and better for the environment, to reduce meat intake a new trend has developed for plant-based foods that look like real meat. Examples such as Beyond Meat’s bleeding burger and Impossible Food’s soy-derived heme to give the colour and taste of meat, show how innovation in this area is really taking off. Explore the possibilities of the alternative meat category. 

Company case study: the protein challenge: how gelatin and collagen can help build the future
11:45 - 12:15 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Product & Business Development Manager for Gelatin and Collagen Peptides
Rousselot
Health Editor
Politikens Forlag
Product and Business Development Manager for Gelatin and Collagen
Rousselot

Sponsored by:

Moderator: Karen Lyager Linnet, Health Editor, Politikens Forlag

Synopsis: The global demand for proteins has significantly increased over the past years, driven by the growing population and higher consumers’ demand for protein enriched foods and supplements. This trend is likely to continue far into the future.
To meet this challenge we will have to adapt, not only by consuming more plant-based proteins but also by using all available protein resources to the maximum. Gelatin and collagen peptides play a vital role in this, since they turn a low-end food-grade by-product of the livestock industry into high-value functional food ingredients.
This case study will first highlight the diverse gelatin applications in food and pharmaceutical products by focusing on its functional properties. The second part will focus on the benefits offered by Collagen peptides. These benefits which have been shown to improve skin beauty, bone strength and joint health. They are therefore perfect for the worldwide population which is not only growing but also increasingly older.

The changing face of innovation
12:00 - 12:30 Industry Insights Theatre
Industry Insights
Operations Director
PRESANS

Synopsis: Innovation is a vital necessity in a world of global competition. Yet innovating is becoming increasingly complex. This is due to three underlying trends that are changing the rules of the game:

TREND #1: the inflation and fragmentation of knowledge
TREND #2: accelerating commoditization
TREND #3: digital transformation

These underlying trends are tightly intertwined. The inflation and fragmentation of knowledge is pushing companies to go out and look for contiguous knowledge—needed for innovation outside of their own walls. The accelerating commoditization, which comes accompanied by a drift toward servicization, is obliging companies to look for this knowledge in places that are increasingly distant from their traditional, core knowledge. Digital transformation is accelerating this drift toward servicization. 

Cooking show with Sophia Hoffmann
12:00 - 13:00 Plant-based Experience Hall 8 H30
Plant-based Experience
Vegan chef, cookbook author and food consultant
Sofia Hoffmann Consulting
Lecturer, nutritionist, chef, owner
Niko Rittenau

Synopsis: Within our cooking shows at the Plant-based Experience, international cooks will show the variety of plant-based cooking within a variety of themes from hearty lunches and health-boosting dishes to sweet and tempting desserts.

Chef: Sophia Hoffmann
Moderator: Niko Rittenau

Innovation Tour: Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) - Opportunities for Success
12:00 - 13:30 New Product Zone
Innovation Tours

Sponsored by:

Synopsis: More than 201 million EU consumers, about 40% of the total population, don't consume any source of EPA & DHA omega-3s. This provides an enormous opportunity for market growth and the ingredient supply industry is positioned to influence these consumers with more offerings. In the past few years, newer higher-value sources have been developed to address unmet consumer needs or appeal to different consumers. Join the omega-3 tour to discover novel omega-3 ingredient and technology suppliers and learn about the latest advancements and opportunities available for your future product developments.

Registration is now closed. Still wish to join the tours? Please come to the New Product Zone 15 minutes before your preferred tour to find out if there are any spaces left.

Holistic health through diet and nutrition
12:00 - 12:20 Stand 8A30 - Hall 8
Daily Presentations - Mintel
Global Food Science Analyst
Mintel

Sponsored by:

INTERACTIVE POLL
12:15 - 12:20 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Health Editor
Politikens Forlag

Moderator: Karen Lyager Horve, Health Editor, Jyllands-Posten  

Test your knowledge, share your opinions and discover what your industry peers think about the latest industry trends with a quick, live poll.

Refreshments and networking
12:20 - 13:15 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
The tradition and science of ashwagandha
12:45 - 13:30 Industry Insights Theatre
Industry Insights
Founder
Medicine Hunter

Synopsis: Ashwagandha, King Of Herbs. 
In the 5000 year old system of Ayurveda, The Science Of Life, Ashwagandha Withania somnifera, is regarded as the King Of herbs. Among the 7500 plants utilized in Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is at the top, imparting numerous benefits to body and mind. We’ll explore the history, legend, lore, traditional use and modern science of ashwagandha, with photos from the field in India.

The Impact of the US Food Safety Modernization Act on The International Food Industry
12:45 - 13:10 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Food processing, quality and safety
Co-founder and Co-owner
FoodRecall.nl

Synopsis: A lot of companies outside the USA are impacted by the Food Safety Modernization Act, potentially making export to the USA more stringent. This presentation gives an overview of the most impactful aspects of FSMA and gives clear guidance on how to address these in an effective and efficient manner. The presentation will be interactive and by participating, you can win a free copy of our recently published book on FSMA.

Multi-sensory foods that leave a lasting impression
13:00 - 13:20 Stand 8A30 - Hall 8
Daily Presentations - Mintel
Global Food and Drink Analyst
Mintel

Sponsored by:

Includes a product tasting

What do consumers really want?
13:15 - 13:40 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Parnter
NAILBITER, Inc.
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI

Theme: Clean, Natural & Transparent
Moderator
: Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI)

Synopsis: Clean label is no longer considered a trend, but an industry standard. However, the term is evolving, and consumers are demanding more from F&B brands. They want to know more about the sourcing of the ingredients and the ethical credentials of the products as well as a clear communication of the health benefits of the product. New product development needs to reflect this. Understand how in-store videometrics can support the industry in delivering this expectation.

UC-II® Undenatured Type II Collagen: Healthy Joints Start Here
13:20 - 13:45 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Supplier Solutions
Associate Director and Head of Business Development
Lonza

Synopsis: Multiple clinical studies demonstrate that just 40 mg of UC-II® Undenatured Type II Collagen a day supports significant joint health benefits.
Driven, in part, by a rise in the number of consumers becoming proactive in leading healthier, more active lifestyles, the popularity of joint health products shows no signs of abating.

Supplements spotlight
13:30 - 15:30 Industry Insights Theatre
Industry Insights
Director General
European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM)
Executive Director
Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED)
Senior Consultant in Consulting and Strategic Innovation
analyze & realize
Public Affairs and Communications Advisor
European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM)

Synopsis: Presentations, case studies and discussions addressing the latest trends and challenges in supplements and botanicals, including:

  • Consumer demand for supplements and botanicals
  • Global market analysis
  • The latest regulatory updates
  • New delivery methods

Presentations

Title: Botanicals in supplements – safe guarding against challenges 
Synopsis:
This presentation will address the following:

  • Highlighting key growth areas for supplements
  • Creating a clear research and development process for producing a new supplement
  • Setting up clinical trials
  • Achieving science-backed health claims

Speaker(s): Dr Heike Stier, Senior Consultant in Consulting and Strategic Innovation, analyze&realize


Title: EU regulations and your product: decoding market access
Synopsis: Explore how current EU and national regulation impacts upon food supplement producers and manufacturers route to market. The changing legislation and the consequence this can have on market access will be discussed and suggestions put forward to assist producers and manufacturers in how best to navigate the dynamic regulatory environment.
Speaker(s): Patrick Ahern, Director General, European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM)


Title: Marketing strategies for health-focused brands: how to be part of the conversation 
Synopsis: Figuring out the best way to talk to consumers about health and nutrition topics is always a challenge. What messaging works best based on individual health concerns? Should you concentrate on Twitter or Instagram? What about working with KOLs (key opinion leaders)? GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, has been tackling this challenge with consumer research and campaigns with KOLs and practitioners. Hear GOED’s learnings about what global consumers are worried about, where they go for health information and the experiences we’ve had being part of the consumer conversation.
Speaker(s): Ellen Schutt, Executive Director, GOED Omega 3


Title: Increasing consumer acceptance of new products though product design
Synopsis: The new product development process associated with the development of supplements is often an expensive and time-consuming process. However, what if during the process techniques could be utilised to maximise the likelihood of increased consumer acceptance? The idea of consumer-based research is certainly not a new concept, it sits at the centre of the market-oriented philosophy. However, what type of consumer-based research is needed and how can it be applied specifically to benefit the likelihood of first purchase is the difficult question. This presentation will consider two methods, one which focuses on product design (a conjoint analysis) and one which focuses on packaging (a semiotic analysis) and will review how they can work in tandem to benefit food supplement manufacturers and producers in increasing consumer acceptance of new products launched onto the market.
Speaker(s): Amy Troy, Food Policy/ Communications, European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM)

Developing products with naturally functional ingredients
13:40 - 14:05 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
CEO
Nutrikéo
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI

Theme: Focus on Functional / Clean, Natural & Transparent
Moderator:
Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI)

Synopsis: Consumers are becoming more health conscious and are educating themselves on the sorts of nutrients they should and should not be consuming, and in particular are looking for foods with additional health benefits. They continue to associate natural and unprocessed foods with health and, as a result, there is a growing demand for products that include naturally functional ingredients. Turmeric, ashwagandha and spirulina are key examples of this. Explore some of the naturally functional ingredients that are hitting the spotlight. Learn about the benefits, challenges and applications of these ingredients.

MFGM Lipids for Cognition – what is the latest science?
13:55 - 14:20 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Supplier Solutions
Category Marketing Manager, NZMP Paediatric Nutrition
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Synopsis: Milkfat globule membrane or “MFGM” is an innovative ingredient for paediatric nutrition that is set to stay! Designed to meet infant health and development needs, MFGM Lipid ingredients help bring infant formula closer to breast milk composition.  An emerging body of science suggests that the key benefit of increasing the MFGM content of infant formula is to support brain development, cognition and help provide immune protection.   These benefits may have wider applications across the life stages, including supporting healthy ageing. This presentation will provide an overview of the benefits and opportunities for using our SureStart™ MFGM Lipid ingredients.

Panel discussion: healthy nutrition and sports – how to live plant-based and be on top of the game!
14:00 - 15:00 Plant-based Experience Hall 8 H30
Plant-based Experience
Olympic boxer and Austrian state champion
Medical University of Vienna
Lecturer, nutritionist, chef, owner
Niko Rittenau
ProVeg Germany
World Champion UltraCycling, CEO
GOODSPORT

Synopsis: It’s time to put an end to the idea that eating a plant-based diet and being a successful athlete are mutually exclusive. The panel will discuss the chances, advantages and how to do it right when adopting an active vegan lifestyle.

Moderator: Niko Rittenau

Innovation Tour: Personalised nutrition
14:00 - 15:00 New Product Zone
Innovation Tours

Sponsored by:

Join a guided tour on personalised nutrition led by the experts at NutriMarketing.

Synopsis: According to EUFIC’s definition 'Personalised nutrition is looking at the complex interaction between nutrients and genes to create tailored diets which complement a person's unique genetic profile. Not only will personalised nutrition optimise the health of the individual, but it may also work on a larger scale to help prevent society-wide diseases such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and malnutrition'.
Targeting specific individual needs, not only age & gender, but also microbiota and DNA is a new challenge for manufacturers.
Find out more by joining the tour.

Registration is now closed. Still wish to join the tours? Please come to the New Product Zone 15 minutes before your preferred tour to find out if there are any spaces left.

Making calories count
14:05 - 14:30 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI
Analyst - Food and Nutrition
Euromonitor International

Theme: Reduce, Remove & Reformulate
Moderator: Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI

Synopsis: After salt there was sugar, and today the attention has steered on to calories. Should this new area of focus relate to the calorie density of food, or rather calories per serving? Passport Nutrition data shows there is a huge discrepancy among suggested serving sizes, pack sizes and nutrient content in key packaged food and drink categories; this may tamper with consumers’ ‘adequate’ calorie consumption. This presentation investigates this topic further and explores what can be done next to aid the fight against obesity.

Plant proteins' rising popularity
14:15 - 14:35 Stand 8A30 - Hall 8
Daily Presentations - Mintel
Global Food Science Analyst
Mintel

Sponsored by:

Includes product tasting

Front to back eye support with AstaReal® natural astaxanthin. A nutritional approach for better vision and eye health.
14:30 - 14:55 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Supplier Solutions
Key Account Manager
AstaReal AB

Synopsis: Join AstaReal´s expert Leonhard Thunn-Hohenstein as he guides you through the latest in natural astaxanthin science and research. Discover why natural astaxanthin continues to gain attention within the eye health category and explore its unique actions which reveal why it is becoming the premier ingredient for improved vision.

Company case study
14:30 - 15:00 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference

Synopsis: TBC

Innovation Tour: Plant-based Products
15:00 - 16:00 New Product Zone
Innovation Tours
V-Label and Corporate Outreach
ProVeg Germany
Coordinator Food Industry & Services
ProVeg Netherlands

Sponsored by:

Join a guided tour led by the experts at ProVeg and discover the latest innovations on plant-based products. 

Synopsis: Meet the exhibitors who take action on  the latest trends through innovation and hear from the companies themselves about their new plant-based solutions . Learn about the different applications to see how it will  benefit you and your business. One of the food and beverage categories that is experiencing the largest growth right now is plant-based products; it’s actually experiencing growth at a faster rate than the food and beverage industry as a whole. The dairy alternative market is projected to grow to $19.5 billion by 2020, which represents a 15.5 percent increase from 2015. Burgeoning consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics is spurring the popularity of plant-based ingredients and products.
Join the tour and find new ingredients for the formulation of your “plant-based products”.

The tour is fully booked.

INTERACTIVE POLL
15:00 - 15:05 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI

Moderator: Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI)

Test your knowledge, share your opinions and discover what your industry peers think about the latest industry trends with a quick, live poll.

Refreshments and networking
15:05 - 15:30 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Native Dairy Proteins, opening up new markets in performance and lifestyle nutrition
15:10 - 15:35 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Supplier Solutions
Product Group Manager Whey Proteins
FrieslandCampina Ingredients

Synopsis: We see an increasing consumer trend for “healthy and natural” in consumer protein consumption. Nutri Whey Native and Micelate Prestige are dairy protein in its purest form extracted directly from milk, meeting this consumer need. We offer you the purest form of whey AND milk protein with a high nutritional value and an excellent sensory profile. Nutri Whey Native and Micelate Prestige both come with a quality guarantee, giving our customer more labelling opportunities. This enables on-trend possibilities for premium differentiation in your portfolio.

New Product Purchase Intent Reveal: Your Vote vs Consumers
15:15 - 15:35 Stand 8A30 - Hall 8
Daily Presentations - Mintel
Global Food and Drink Analyst
Mintel

Sponsored by:

Changes to the novel food regulations: one year on
15:30 - 15:55 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI
Regulatory Affairs Associate,
Pen & Tec

Theme: Clean, Natural & Transparent
Moderator:
Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI)

Synopsis: In January 2018 the EU introduced a centralized authorisation system for novel food applications, meaning all new applications are now submitted directly to the European Commission rather than to individual states. The creation of a Union List also means all approved novel foods will be given generic authorization. Almost a year after the implementation of these changes, how has it impacted the industry? Has it made the process for novel food applications easier, or are there still hurdles to overcome? And what is included within the regulations?

 

The startup innovation challenge - finalists' live pitches
15:45 - 17:30 Industry Insights Theatre
Industry Insights

Sponsored by:

The most exciting innovations are coming from small startups who are largely unknown to the wider industry.
We are giving a handful of startups the chance to share their research and pitch their latest innovations live at Hi Europe & Ni. Our panel of industry judges will then select the company with the most exciting idea as winner of the Startup Innovation Challenge.

 

Award categories:

  • Most Innovative Healthy Food or Beverage Ingredient
  • Most Innovative Plant-Based Finished Product
  • Most Innovative Technology or Service supporting F&B
Nutrition for seniors : a growing market
15:45 - 16:10 Supplier Solutions Theatre
Supplier Solutions
Product Manager Nutrition
INGREDIA

Synopsis:
1. An aging population
2. Seniors' expectations and needs in terms of nutrition
3. Presentation of an innovative nutritional concept for seniors

Experience is king: creating products for the social media generation
15:55 - 16:20 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Global Food and Drink Analyst
Mintel
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI

Sponsored by:

Theme: Personalising Nutrition
Moderator:
Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI)

Synopsis: Younger consumers are focused on experience, and social media platforms, such as Instagram, make it so much easier to share them with friends and followers. These experiences extend to food and drink. Last year was the year of the unicorn, with bright, multicoloured food and beverages everywhere. This year glitter is trending. What will be next? Tap into these sensory trends and explore how to create exciting food experiences with ingredients.

Cooking show with Ines Romanelli
16:00 - 17:00 Plant-based Experience Hall 8 H30
Plant-based Experience
Lecturer, nutritionist, chef, owner
Niko Rittenau
The Wild Chef
Ines Romanelli Cooking & Events

Synopsis: Within our cooking shows at the Plant-based Experience, international cooks will show the variety of plant-based cooking within a variety of themes from hearty lunches and health-boosting dishes to sweet and tempting desserts.

Chef: Ines Romanelli
Moderator: Niko Rittenau

Keynote presentation: influencing consumers and predicting trends
16:20 - 16:50 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
Hi Conference
Founder
Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI
Founder and creative director
Deliciously Ella

Moderator: Christiaan Kalk, Founder, Life Science-Based Innovations (LSBI)

Synopsis: With the rise of social media and influential bloggers, consumers are getting informed about nutrition and health from multiple sources. Ella Mills, founder and creative director of Deliciously Ella, and her husband and business partner, Matthew Mills, CEO of Deliciously Ella will share their experiences of developing an influential brand and offer insights into how to shape consumer trends.