Mr. Hilton’s first session includes a panel on “A New Era of Innovation in Sports Nutrition.” The discussion will center on how the July 2016 report published by the European Commission declaring that sports foods can be covered by General Foods Law provisions will impact the industry and open up innovation for the future. The timely and engaging discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at the Vitafoods Centre Stage from 11:00-11:40 am. Other panel members include: Dr. Adam Carey, chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, Albert McQuaid, chief innovation officer of Kerry, and John Travis, senior research scientist of NSF International.
Mr. Hilton’s second session, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Men’s Health Marketplace,” will examine sensitive topics within the men’s health marketplace. He will discuss how the needs of the modern male have led to increased pressure for performance. As a result, there is an intense focus on products that result in increased energy, stamina, endurance and faster recovery. Attendees of this session will leave with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to this growing market. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 10, at 5:05-5:35 pm at the Life Stages Theater.
Mr. Hilton’s showcase event will involve an audience judged debate on the topic of personalized nutrition. Panelists were invited by Monteloeder s.l. for the session, “Measurable Health: The Final Goal of the Nutrition Industry,” where participants will evaluate the role of disruptive technologies and new business models on the future of personalized nutrition. The panel was organized to be a detailed and thought-provoking discussion with audience participation. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 10 at the Vitafoods Centre Stage from 4-5 pm.
“Vitafoods Europe offers a tremendous opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers in the functional foods, nutraceutical and personal care industries to benefit from the sharing of both insights and innovation,” said Mr. Hilton. “This year does not fall short of an extraordinary line-up of educational opportunities. I’m looking forward to joining other industry and academic experts in continuing to help promote the success and growth of the health and wellness marketplace.”