Webinars and Sessions

 

Main Stage Agenda

Main Stage

09:00 - 09:30 

(Singapore time)

Asia Market Overview - Southeast Asia (ASEAN)

ASEAN harmonisation of health supplements

In this presentation, hear about the ASEAN Agreement on Health Supplements, which is finalised and due to be signed by the end of 2021. Learn about some of the key challenge considerations, and the 10 ASEAN Member States that are in the process of incorporating these harmonised requirements into their national laws.

Speaker: 

  • Wai Mun Poon, Regulatory affairs consultant, Wong SJ Asia

Main Stage

11:00 - 11:30

(Singapore time)

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Collagen Solutions for the White Tissue: The Missing Link in Sports

Muscles don't exist on their own. A tremendous amount of physical power stems from strong joints, tendons, ligaments and muscle fascia – the white connective tissue. This webinar is relevant to all attendees wanting to unleash the full potential of collagen in their portfolios.

When you attend this webinar, you will:

  • Understand a new category driver: the white connective tissue
  • Be able to differentiate collagen hydrolysates from bioactive collagen peptides
  • Emerse into the specific science and real-life experience of athletes
  • Take away several finished-product concept ideas

Speaker:

  • Suzane Leser, Director Nutrition Communication - Business Unit Health & Nutrition, GELITA AG

Main Stage

12:00 - 12:30

(Singapore time)

Lunch Time Hot Topic

Addressing the greatest supply chain sustainability concerns

While there are a number of challenges facing the natural products industry when it comes to sustainability, this presentation will highlight two areas that can be addressed immediately. Learn how reforming the agriculture sector improves sourcing and quality of raw ingredients, including the opportunity to empower farmers and deal with the pressing issues posed by climate change. Additionally, receive a framework around packaging and discover solutions for manufactured materials stored and shipped across the supply chain.

Speaker:

  • Rushva Parihar, Sustainability consultant, Improving Lives Foundation

Main Stage

09:00 - 09:30

(Singapore time)

China market overview

Evolving approaches to China's supplement market

Interested in entering the ever-changing and expanding nutraceutical market in China? Whether you're looking to launch a new ingredient or a finished product brand, understanding the successful approaches companies are taking can smooth the path to success.

Speaker: 

  • Jeff Crowther, Executive Director, HPA-China

Main Stage

11:00 - 11:30

(Singapore time)

Content session

China health & wellness trends to watch in 2021

Analysing data from the world’s largest shopping festival – 11/11 – we will identify and discuss the emerging trends driving growth in China’s consumer health market. Participants will gain insight into where opportunities exist, why, the major drivers and how consumer brands can position themselves to thrive in this dynamic market.

Speaker: 

  • Ellie Adams, Managing Director, QIVA

Main Stage

11:30 - 12:00

(Singapore time)

Lunch Time Hot Topic

Venture capital investment and food security in Asia

This session covers areas of the health and food sustainability attracting investors in an effort to overcome pressing issues. Hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted venture capital investment, and how young companies can leverage technologies to not only create solutions but drive commercial success in the Asia market.

Speaker: 

  • Winnie Leung, Vice president, Bits x Bites

Main Stage

13:00 - 13:30

(Singapore time)

Content Session

Brain health and personalised tracking

Developing the science is only half the battle, but as consumers are impatient and want to see results after investing. With a lack of clear biomarkers or affordable testing, cognitive products present a whole new set of challenges to the personalised health industry. Join Dr Watson as he speaks to brain health, nutrition, and his vision of personalised cognitive tracking. This session will cover key lifestyle factors that play a role in brain performance, and investigate the latest cellular theories behind age-related cognitive decline. Learn about new solutions to combat cognitive decline, and the opportunity for personalised nutrition.

Speaker:

  • Dr. Shawn Watson, CEO, Senescence Life Sciences

Main Stage

09:00 - 09:30

(Singapore time)

India market overview

Market opportunities and challenges in India

This session will cover the high-potential market categories for health brands looking to be active in India. With pharmaceutical companies intervening in the space with combination products, experts in nutrients, micronutrients, herbal products and extracts need to understand the impact to supplement brands. Learn about the key challenges and market entry barriers, as well as an update on regulatory hurdles, business framework, sales and brand-building models.

Speaker: 

  • Dr Raja Smarta, Chairman, Interlink Marketing Consultancy

Main Stage

11:00 - 11:30

(Singapore time)

Content Session

Ingredients for enhanced immunity, approved by South Korean Health Functional Food

In the absence of a cure and pending vaccines, the spread of COVID-19 is being controlled through a variety of physical measures. Consumers are protecting themselves through increased nutrient intake or health functional foods that help enhance immunity. The Korean Health Functional Food Act was enacted in 2002 to ensure safety of health functional foods bearing health claims for consumer information. This session will highlight key dietary ingredients officially registered by Korean MFDS for the health claim of immunity enhancement, as well as reviewing relevant regulatory framework and market landscape.

Speaker: 

  • Dr Frank Kim Sun-Ho, President, SEAH bio solution

Main Stage

12:00 - 12:30

(Singapore time)

Lunch Time Hot Topic

Partnerships Driving Innovation in APAC

The global pandemic has upended all aspects of supply chain and business, and the nutrition and health industry is no different. There is a demand for innovation and products with greater nutrition than ever before; however, developing new partnerships has been challenged by constraints on travel and networking. Join A*STAR for a look at the unique value of public-private partnerships, the impact of the pandemic, and the future of innovation in nutrition.

Speaker: 

  • Dr Hazel Khoo, Executive Director, A*STAR

Main Stage
On Demand

Yoga Class

Nourishing Heart-opening Power Flow

Nourish your mind and soul, ground down and open your heart to receive and give your light. This heart-opening sequence will leave you feeling revived, energized, receptive and in synch with your rhythm. Narisa Wild lives and teaches yoga at Rakta Hot Yoga in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. The studio offers a collection of livestream classes if you would like to join her in more yoga!

Instructor: 

  • Narisa Wild, Yoga Instructor, Rakta Hot Yoga

Thematic Micro-Communities Agenda

Immune Heath

10:00 - 10:30 

(Singapore time)

Panel Discussion

Identifying what's next for the immune health category

Highlighting future opportunities and areas of interest for the immune health category in the post-COVID world

The immune health category has seen significant interest from manufacturers and consumers alike seeking to improve protection against illness. In a competitive marketplace, health brands will need to consider how needs and demands may shift the future market. Join this expert panel as they discuss how COVID-19 has impacted Asia's immune health category, and identify the latest science and ingredients offering high-growth potential.

Panelists:

  • Dr Dilip Ghosh, Director, Nutriconnect
  • Anthony Jude Tan, Managing Director, AJT Wellity
  • Dr Jun Nishira, Vice President, Department of Medical Management and Informatics, Hokkaido Information University

Botanicals

14:00 - 14:30

(Singapore time)

Presentation

Trends monitoring of botanical medicine

INTPACT will offer insights on trends around botanical medicine and herbal remedies leveraging digital and artificial intelligence

China is a major provider of botanical ingredients to the health and nutrition market; however, there are myriad factors impacting consumer interest in these products as well as what producers are seeking during sourcing. Analysing trends in media coverage across the APAC region offers insights into some of the key considerations companies may wish to consider when sourcing ingredients or launching products.

Speaker:

  • Raphael Mestanza, Co-founder, IntPact

Healthy Ageing

15:00 - 15:30

(Singapore time)

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Panel Discussion

Healthy ageing: Understanding & prioritising unique needs

Explore the unique nutritional needs and opportunities to support ageing populations across the APAC region.

Across the APAC region, ageing consumers are seeking ways to optimise their 'health span' and solutions that deliver unique value. Join our expert panel as they discuss the nutritional needs of an ageing population, important considerations in developing solutions for different markets and age ranges, and the opportunity to move the conversation toward vitality for longer life.

Panelists:

  • Haru Amagase, R.Ph., Ph.D., President, General Incorporated Association of International Food and Nutrition (AIFN)
  • Prof. Jean Wood, Director, Jockey Club Institute of Aging, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Zhang Zhongpeng, Director, Department of Health & Nutrition, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE)

Digestive Health

10:00 - 10:30 

(Singapore time)

Panel Discussion

New research driving the future of digestive health

Increasing science supporting the gut's opportunity to support targeted needs and overall wellbeing.

From disease prevention to isolated health concerns, new science continues to support the gut's ability to promote overall wellness. This expert panel features experts at the forefront of digestive health science and innovation. Join this session to hear about emerging ingredients, phytochemicals and research driving interest in this established market category.

Panelists:

  • Dr Niranjan Nagarajan, Associate Director & Senior Group Leader, A*STAR
  • Dr Francesco Marotta, Managing Director, ReGenera
  • Prof. Chin-Kun Wang, Professor, Chung Shan Medical University

Immune Heath

14:00 - 14:30 

(Singapore time)

Presentation

Big trends driving the immune health market in Asia

Exploring how COVID-19 has reshaped the immune health category in Asia and identifying opportunities for supplement and functional food developers.

This presentation will examine how consumers are re-evaluating and taking a more proactive approach to immune health, especially as they question their vulnerability to disease and illness. Learn how this will result in consumers making fundamental changes to their diets and lifestyle, something that creates opportunities and challenges for the industry.

Speaker:

  • Mike Hughes, Head of Research and Insight, FMCG Gurus

Healthy Ageing

15:00 - 15:30 

(Singapore time)

Presentation

Evolving nutrition trends in healthy ageing

Frost & Sullivan offer market trend data on the healthy ageing whitespace opportunities in ingredients and launches.

While healthy ageing is a topic trending worldwide, it has particular resonance in the APAC region, home to some of the most rapidly ageing societies. Join Frost & Sullivan's senior director for insights into the market forces driving innovation in this field, as well as the whitespace opportunities this affords companies looking to extend their brand.

Speaker:

  • Shikhar Aggarwal, Senior Director, Frost & Sullivan Singapore

Botanicals

10:00 - 10:30 

(Singapore time)

Presentation

Botanical innovation and quality considerations

Explore the supply chain considerations and market opportunities ahead of the botanical and herbal ingredients space.

Botanical ingredients are increasingly popular across Asia as consumers turn to traditional herbal medicine with modern scientific support to bolster their health. Join our expert panel as they discuss the importance of quality control considerations in sourcing, market drivers impacting the botanical space, and opportunities for companies to develop and market unique, innovative products in a responsible way.

Speaker:

  • Ji Hongli, Assistant to president, Herbal Extracts Association, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE)

 


Digestive Health

14:00 - 14:30 

(Singapore time)

Presentation

Exploring digestive health innovation in APAC

While digestive health is a well-established area of interest in the nutrition space, the market continuously sees emerging science highlighting the gut microbiome's importance for overall health—from sleep quality to cognition

When it comes to functional food, dairy has been the leading category for digestive health innovation. However, the market is becoming more fragmented as products of other categories increasingly take more shelf space. On the ingredients side, probiotics and prebiotics still dominate the space and drive new product development. There is ample space for research and innovation on the effects of ingredients, structure and formulations on digestive health—as in the case of postbiotics.

Speaker:

  • Irene Kersbergen, Insights & Innovation Manager APAC, Innova Market Insights

 


Healthy Ageing

On Demand

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Presentation

Pomanox® and Mediteanox®: Water-Only Processed Olive and Pomegranate Fruits for Active Life and Healthy Ageing

Spanish pomegranates and olives are concentrated with an ecofriendly process to obtain versatile, clean ingredients. Evidence-based cardiovascular, cognitive, cosmetic and other properties are reviewed

In this webinar you will learn how to respond to a growing demand for eco-friendly, clean and sustainable botanical ingredients. Euromed's proprietary water-only process delivers in versatile formats natural phenolic profile of fruits without any risk for residual organic solvents. We will discuss pomegranates and olives and how their polyphenols have physiological effects relating with documented healthy ageing properties of the Mediterranean diet. The evidence will span from ingredient characterization to clinical trials, including more than 10 years of research support cardiovascular, metabolic, prebiotic, nutricosmetic, sport nutrition and other applications relevant to healthy ageing.

Speaker:

  • Andrea Zangara, Head of scientific communication and marketing, EUROMED S.A.