Speakers announced for the Future of Nutrition Summit at Vitafoods Europe 2024

Published: 11-Mar-2024

The Summit will offer future-facing insights into health, product development and retail within the nutraceutical industry

Speakers have been announced for the Future of Nutrition Summit (13th May, Marriott Hotel, Geneva) at Vitafoods Europe 2024 — the global event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverage and dietary supplements community. 

The exclusive paid-for, one-day Summit will return to Geneva this May, taking place a day before the main Vitafoods Europe 2024 show floor opens. 

Featuring experts from some of the industry’s leading brands, the Summit will offer future-facing insights into the next frontier of health and nutrition, and will cover three core growth areas for the sector:

  • Future of health: exploring advancements in diagnostics and research – including the intricacies of the microbiome, healthy ageing, and the ever-evolving debate between inherent traits versus environmental influences
  • Future of product development – including the future consumer, the impact of digital transformation on the nutraceutical industry, and how artificial intelligence will guide future product discovery
  • Future of retail: unravelling the future of shopping – exploring the role of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and personalised e-commerce, as well as how retailers can tap into consumers’ wellness journeys


Speaker highlights

Following its successful debut at Vitafoods Europe last year, the agenda of the Future of Nutrition Summit is specially tailored to meet the needs of businesses aiming to be at the frontline of nutraceutical innovation. 

To empower nutrition brands, the Summit will feature forward-looking content exploring the advancements anticipated to bolster the industry in the coming years. Key speaker highlights include:

  • Alex Glover, Nutrition Development Lead at Holland & Barrett; James Collier, Co-Founder and Nutritionist at Huel and Elizabeth Thundow, VP Consulting, Food & Nutrition Ingredients at Kline & Company, in a panel discussion exploring new product development strategies for next-gen consumers
  • Dr Suzan Wopereis, Principal Scientist Systems Biology at TNO, on personalised medicine to prevent, revert and remit type 2 diabetes
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Senior Advisor at Ocean United Nations Global Compact, discussing how seaweed is a revolution for health, nutrition and sustainability
  • Nora Khaldi, CEO of Nuritas, on the future of R&D and how AI can help in nutraceutical product discovery
  • Elizabeth Thundow, VP Consulting, Food & Nutrition Ingredients, Kline & Company, on the transformative influence of technology and digital living trends on the future consumer
  • And more speakers yet to be announced.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with C-level experts from a diverse range of disciplines and industries, including food science, innovation, sustainability, retail, nutrition and public health, as well as startups / scale-ups and investors.

Julien Bonvallet, Group Brand Director at Informa Markets says: “This year, we’re looking more closely at the evolution of product development and retail. The way we consume products is radically transforming. For example, young consumers increasingly shop for their health products through social media, such as on TikTok. So, this year’s agenda brings together the industry’s brightest minds, drawing on a wealth of knowledge from all corners of the industry, to discover what will resonate with the next generation of nutrition product consumers.”

Tickets are now on sale for the Future of Nutrition Summit at Vitafoods Europe 2024 – to secure your place, or learn more about the agenda, visit: https://www.vitafoods.eu.com/en/whats-on/agenda/summit.html


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