- The in-person Vitafoods Asia 2020 event will be postponed until September 2021
- The nutraceuticals community is invited to participate in the global event, Vitafoods Virtual Expo and Summit, which will take place in September 2020
30 July 2020, SINGAPORE – Informa Markets, the organizer of Vitafoods Asia, wishes to inform the public that due to the challenges, complexities and disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, that a difficult decision has been made to postpone the in-person event of Vitafoods Asia 2020 to September 2021.
This conclusion was not easily reached and took into consideration the health and safety of our community, as well as government and businesses restrictions on travel and gatherings. Therefore, the proactive decision to act was made early, affording enough time for the industry to adjust their plans.
To continue to support the industry, Vitafoods Asia is developing its long-term vision on how to work with the industry in this new reality. Informa has agreed with key stakeholders and partners to focus on alternate means to support the industry in 2020, with a commitment that the Vitafoods Asia in-person event will return stronger than ever in 2021.
One response to our communities needs to connect, collaborate, and seek meaningful content in the Nutraceutical industry this year, is to host a new, global digital experience, the Vitafoods Virtual Expo, to be held online between 7 to 11 September 2020.
Vitafoods Virtual Expo
A large-scale interactive event, the Vitafoods Virtual Expo will provide a virtual meeting place for the global nutraceutical supply chain to build high-value relationships, showcase and source innovative ingredients, discover the latest trends and together, find practical business solutions for the greatest challenges ahead.
“In a world that has been turned upside down, we know that what the industry needs most is connectivity,” comments Chris Lee, Managing Director, Health and Nutrition Network, Europe, at Informa Markets.
“High-quality digital content on the latest consumer and market trends, science and regulatory developments is a driving force for innovation no doubt, but only alongside effective collaboration can it help the global nutraceutical community spearhead the future of nutrition and health,” he added. “This is why we’ve made it our mission to accelerate the digital evolution of our portfolio of events.”
The Vitafoods Virtual Expo draws on a trusted global network of suppliers and buyers. Data-driven matchmaking, complemented by a concierge service, will connect relevant visitors and exhibitors via 1-2-1 video meetings.
The event will provide content to inform and inspire innovation across the entire nutraceutical supply chain, through consumer and market trends as well as ground-breaking scientific insights. Furthermore, support in the form of regulatory guidance will help stakeholders navigate the increasingly complex route to market worldwide.
Group networking events that match like-minded peers will also be hosted via Thematic Micro-Communities, which focus on key industry topics including sports nutrition, botanicals, healthy ageing, immune health, probiotics, omega-3s, and product development. Each community will allow visitors to discover innovative ingredients from the industry’s top suppliers, as well as merge connectivity with a unique, tailored learning experience inspired by expert-led on-demand and live content, including webinars, podcasts, product galleries and thematic reports.
Providing a more in-depth analysis of the nutraceutical industry, Informa Markets will also be launching a detailed State of the Nation report at the Vitafoods Virtual Expo. It will provide insight-driven commentary to inspire the industry, and ultimately the end consumer, while also helping to shape key decisions around the future of the global food economy and optimizing health through science and innovation.
Following the Vitafoods Virtual Expo 2020, Informa Markets will present the global Vitafoods Virtual Summit (15-17 September 2020), which will give attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into key industry topics, as well as learn from and network with the world’s leading nutraceutical, supplement and functional food industry experts. Covering personalised nutrition, digestive health and CBD, each themed half-day event will host an interactive workshop, in addition to Q&As, roundtable and panel discussions, and speed networking events.
Chris Lee concludes: “We thank our community for the continued support and strive to shape our industry together for a sustainable future. The Vitafoods Virtual Expo and Vitafoods Virtual Summit will provide the entire nutraceutical supply chain with interactive online platforms to network, share knowledge and drive innovation in an evolving commercial landscape. Our aim is to continue to run this initiative annually, alongside our traditional in-person trade shows, which will help further facilitate dialogues on the topics that matter the most, for today and years to come, all-year-round.”
For more information on and to register for this year’s Vitafoods Virtual Expo and Vitafoods Virtual Summit, visit our website.
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