Life Stages Theatre

The Life Stages Theatre is designed to focus on topics related to the specific nutritional needs and requirements at each life stage: Early Life, Adult Health and Healthy Ageing.

Join industry representatives and academic speakers as they share their knowledge on topics including ingredients,  regulatory compliance and marketing strategies.

Life Stages Theatre Timetable

Early life


Wednesday 25th September, 11:00 - 12:50

11:00 - 11:30

Assessing the of overall diet quality in 6 to 12-year-old Singaporean children

  • Sharing recent dietary habit data in Singaporean children     
  • Developing a greater understanding of diet quality scoring
  • Considering your role in improving food access and dietary habit

Speaker: Dr. Iain Brownlee, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Nutrition & Health (Australia)

11:40 - 12:10

Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Probiotics: Transforming Infant Nutrition and Beyond 

  • How 2’fucossyllactose (2’FL), the most abundant HMO is it produced     
  • What are the potential health benefits of the most abundant HMOs, and potential synergistic benefits with probiotics
  • What is the global regulatory status

Speaker: Steen Lyck, Global Business Director HMO, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (Denmark)

12:10 - 12:50

Human Milk Oligosaccharide – HMO trends today and beyond

  • HMO is good for you     
  • HMO is not just for Infant formula
  • Kyowa’s HMOs & their functions

Speaker: Kentaro Yanashima, Project Manager, Kyowa Hakko Bio CO., LTD. (Japan)

Adult health


Wednesday 25th September, 13:00 - 16:50

13:00 - 13:30

Evaluating how boysenberry combined with apple juice protects against chronic lung inflammation

  • Gaining Greater understanding of how improving diet results in better immune system responses to environmental threats      
  • Understand how specific compounds in food, particularly polyphenols, influences the immune system
  • Understand the processes involved in tissue repair that can be influenced by dietary changes and how this improves lung function

Speaker: Dr. Odette Shaw, Research Scientist, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research (New Zealand)

13:40 - 14:10

Proactive health for positive ageing 

  • Ageing typically is associated with decline in health across muscle mass, bone and joint health, cognitive health, digestive health and immune health. It can also impact appetite and can involve taste and sensory impairment.     
  • Dietary recommendations change with age; protein quality, quantity and frequency needs to be considered for the elderly population. Fortifying foods with nutrients and functional ingredients optimise positive ageing by targeting specific needs states and delivering specific health benefits
  • Enabling solutions for nutrition to taste good for positive ageing is key.

Speaker: Aoife Marie Murphy, PhD, Nutrition Scientist, Kerry Taste & Nutrition (Ireland)

14:20 - 14:50

Recent Developments In The Weight Management Category

  • Past & Present – Weight management – past mistakes and current developments     
  • What’s New ? – Recent trends in research & development of natural solutions for the obesity crisis
  • Evidence is Key – Key points to consider for solid clinical evidence in the weight management category

Speaker: Matthias Miller, Managing Director, analyze & realize GmbH (Germany)

15:00 - 15:30

Natural Mediterranean Fruit Extracts to tackle the Health Challenges of Ageing

  • Fruit extracts are innovative, pure, safe and effective to achieve healthy ageing and wellness values of the Mediterranean diet     
  • Review 10 years of development of flagship Pomegranate and Olive extracts through summaries of 8 published studies, the latest 2 from 2019, and preview of studies prepared for publication
  • Innovation, quality control, patent protection, eco-friendly technologies and versatile formats for applications spanning from cardiometabolic support to hair and skin health

Speaker: Mr Andrea Zangara, Scientific Marketing Manager, Euromed (Spain)

15:40 - 16:10

Introducing the four stages of healing the gut

  • Learn about the latest research in gut health      
  • Discovering simple and practical ways to improve your gut
  • Learning how your diet and lifestyle can affect your gut health in detail

Speaker: Lee Holmes, Director, Supercharged Food (Australia)

16:10 - 16:50

Leaping over the mobility hurdle: New insights and therapeutic strategies

  • Muscles are not only crucial for locomotion, but also contribute to a wide range of systemic mechanisms and influence the ageing process. Learn about Myokines and how they participate in overall health, how important they are and how they can be switched on?     
  • How to identify the risk factors associated with muscle loss and assess the degree of deterioration?
  • This presentation will also cover the diagnosis, prevention and management strategies for sarcopenia, providing new insights on nutrition and physical activity and how these could help address a mobility meltdown.

Speaker: Robert Corish M.D., Global Medical Advisor for AstaReal Group, Biointelligence Group (New Zealand)

Healthy ageing


Thursday 26th September, 11:00 - 16:10

11:00 - 11:30

Challenges and solutions to meet the nutritional needs of aging populations in Asia

  • Understanding how aging increases requirements for particular macro and micronutrients, but decreased food intake, meeting such requirements a formidable      
  • In order to “make every mouthful count”, fortification of foods with macro -, micronutrients and functional ingredients should be considered
  • Reviewing how targeted supplementation plays a useful role in meeting nutritional requirements to prevent diseases and enhance health and well-being where food intake is still inadequate

Speaker: Derrick Ong, Managing Director, Eat Right Nutrition Consultancy (Singapore)

11:40 - 12:10

Exploring 100% natural and clinically proven ingredient for in&out hydration and anti-ageing benefits

  • Natural allergen-free phytoceramides from Konjac potato      
  • Locally sourced in Japan as a by-product of the food industry
  • Clinically proven (oral & topical) improvement of the skin condition

Speaker: Emilie Danckaert, Technical Marketing Manager, Vidya Herbs (India)

12:20 - 12:50

H2L2: Exploring plant-based high protein & high soluble fiber yet low fat & low glycemic index nutritional ingredients for senior citizens

  • Cost-effective technology for creating nutritional foods for senior citizens      
  • How circular economy can be integrated with silver economy in terms of nutrition and food processing
  • New paradigm of grain processing to reduce wastage and increase sustainability

Speaker: Dejian Huang, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

13:00 - 13:30

Adding life to years with bioactive collagen peptides

  • Exploring bioactive collagen peptides and their impact on well-being while ageing     
  • Focusing on the specific effects on bone health
  • Evaluating how skin can benefit from this

Speaker: Louis-Emmanuel Jaillon, Representative Manager - Collagen peptides Southeast Asia, Gelita (Thailand)

13:40 - 14:10

Healthy Ageing from Nutritional Perspective

  • What does healthy ageing look like?      
  • Healthy ageing trends
  • How nutrition can support ageing and fill nutrition deficiencies in elderly

Speaker: Taichi Inui, Nutrition Science Advocacy Manager, DSM Nutritional Products  (Asia-Pacific Region)

14:20 - 14:50

Water Soluble Components of Turmeric for Joint Health

  • Reviewing Turmeric as one of the ancient herbs used in medicine, culinary and cosmetics     
  • Exploring water-soluble components and its health benefits
  • Exciting new opportunities in the application of the water-soluble fraction of Turmeric for joint health management

Speaker: Dr Muruganantham, Deputy Manager - Business Development, Natural Remedy (India)

15:00 - 15:30

Evaluating cGP the Key Brain Nutrient for the ageing body & mind

  • People with normal levels of cGP as they age have better chance of better health and an active lifestyle     
  • Further understanding of a plant based natural solution to body and mind while ageing
  • Providing an overview of the research and clinical trial to date and implications

Speaker: Dr. Guan, Scientist, Vitality Wellness (Singapore)

Industry and Academic Expert Speakers Including:


Steen Lyck

Global Business Director HMO, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Wednesday 25 September

"Early Life"


Aoife Marie Murphy, PhD

Nutrition Scientist, Kerry Taste & Nutrition

Wednesday 25 September

"Adult Health"


Dejian Huang

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Thursday 26 September

"Health Ageing"

Early Life Stage Sponsors:

Adult Health Stage Sponsors:

Healthy Ageing Stage Sponsors: