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The evolution of the protein trend
10:30 - 10:55 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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. 

 

Protein sourcing 101
10:55 - 11:25 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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
Bleeding plants: the trend for meat-like plant proteins
11:25 - 11:45 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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
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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.

INTERACTIVE POLL
12:15 - 12:20 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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
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What do consumers really want?
13:15 - 13:40 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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.

Developing products with naturally functional ingredients
13:40 - 14:05 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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.

Making calories count
14:05 - 14:30 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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.

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

INTERACTIVE POLL
15:00 - 15:05 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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
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Changes to the novel food regulations: one year on
15:30 - 15:55 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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?

 

Experience is king: creating products for the social media generation
15:55 - 16:20 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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.

Keynote presentation: influencing consumers and predicting trends
16:20 - 16:50 Hi Conference Discovery Theatre
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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.