We are working on our 2024 programme, in the meantime take a look at the key themes at the 2023 summit:
The key themes for the Growth Asia Summit 2023 are:
Tuesday, 26 September, 2023
Infant and Childhood Nutrition / Maternal and Women’s Health
We’ll be exploring the latest research, product development and consumer trends spanning the needs of mums-to-be and infants, from nutrition during pregnancy through to the all-important first 1000 days of life, in a region where we know parents are more than willing to pay a premium for scientifically-validated products. On the flip-side, with childhood stunting and wasting still prevalent in several APAC countries, we’ll be asking how industry and policymakers can join forces to tackle this significant, but solvable, public health concern. Furthermore, in a region that is experiencing a surge in childhood obesity and diabetes, we’ll explore how the food and nutrition industry can deliver affordable, nutritious and natural products that kids want to eat, and parents can feel good about buying. Finally, we will also assess how there has been a notable uptick in innovation and product launches beyond maternal health for women in recent years, including those targeted at the menopause, sexual health and reproductive health, alongside the thriving beauty-from-within category.
Expect to see probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and postbiotics feature heavily, alongside HMOs and 2’-Fl, marine and plant-based sources of omega-3,, lipids, vitamins, minerals and proteins, in addition to emerging ingredients starting to makes waves in this space. We’ll also showcase of the industry is striving to make cleaners and more natural products for kids, as well as how it can nutrition industry can innovate to meet the needs of women across the region as we drill down into their major health concerns, the research backing-up the gold-standard ingredients in this space, the markets that are driving demand, and the new format opportunities that could open up new revenue streams for brands.
Wednesday, 27 September, 2023
Active Lifestyle Nutrition / Protein Innovation / Men’s Health
The COVID-19 pandemic placed health, wellness and good nutrition very much top of mind for consumers, and this shows no sign of abating. This is creating huge opportunities for firms that can reformulate, fortify and innovate across all product formats, from snacks to supplements, to enable consumers stay active and healthy. In addition to showcasing the latest trends, research and product development across the broad Active Lifestyle Nutrition space and more specific sports nutrition category, we’ll be honing in on how innovators in the protein sector are also riding the health and wellness wave as the popularity of plant-based products and flexitarian lifestyles continues to gather pace. In the men’s health space, specific products targeting testosterone levels, prostate problems, liver health and hair loss continue to gain traction. We’ll be assessing the latest and exploring the white spaces for further innovation as consumers increasingly look for more than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ multivitamin.
Expect to see the latest insights on how a range of ingredients from probiotics to botanicals are supporting active lifestyles spanning immunity, endurance, sleep and stress, and weight management. We’ll also be drilling down into the protein sector, from powders and bars for sports, to healthier and plant-based options across the general food and beverage category that are striving to meet consumers’ wellness and sustainability demands. We’ll also be looking at the emerging ingredients and research that is propelling growth in the men’s health space.
Thursday, 28 September, 2023
Healthy Ageing / Personalisation and Future Food Innovation
Asia faces huge challenges due to its rapidly ageing population, but it also provides vast opportunities for food, beverage and nutrition firms to cater to this burgeoning demographic. We will drill down into the latest research, trends and products for conditions associated with mobility, including bone, joint and muscle health, as well as cognitive health spanning memory, mood, and cognition. We’ll also shine the spotlight on the role the sector has to play in helping alleviate the various metabolic health conditions, including diabetes, obesity and heart health, as well as immune health and conditions such as dysphagia. Finally, we’ll look to the future, and assess the prospects for personalised nutrition and precision foods across the region.
Expect to see how the concept of Healthy Ageing as a ‘lifelong endeavour’ and rising consumer awareness of the importance of health span alongside lifespan places the food and nutrition industry front and centre in the region’s battle to avoid a demographic timebomb as we showcase the pioneering firms, researchers and industry experts striving to ensure people a healthier, as well as longer, older age. Alongside this, we’ll shine the spotlight on future food innovations through the prism of personalisation, genomics, the microbiome, fermentation and chrono-nutrition.
To help you plan your travels & your time at the event, please see our agenda at a glance below:
Tuesday, 26 September:
Wednesday, 27 September:
Thursday, 28 September:
9.00am Growth Asia Summit 2023
8.00pm End of Day 1
9.00am Start of Day 2 Session
5.30pm End of Day 2 Sessions
7.00pm Growth Asia Social Evening
9.00pm End of Day 2
9.00am Start of Day 3 Sessions
5.00pm End of Growth Asia Summit 2023