With the number of older persons in the Asia-Pacific region expected to more than double in the next three decades from 600 million in 2018 to nearly 1.3 billion by 2050, and with older consumers increasingly concerned about their health, this is a timely event and one that could prove immensely valuable to those in the food, beverage, supplements and nutriceuticals sectors.
The third Healthy Ageing APAC Summit in Singapore, now scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 July 2021, will address the opportunities inherent in this growing market sector.
The summit program encompasses a broad range of themes and includes speakers from leading fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, retailers, supplement and vitamin brands, academia, regulatory bodies, market specialists and policy firms.
The summit is organised by William Reed & Associates, publisher of FoodNavigator-Asia.com and NutraIngredients-Asia.com.
Key themes for the summit include:
- Snacking for seniors: creating options that assist in healthy ageing;
- Reformulation and fortification: tackling obesity, diabetes and nutrient deficiencies through reformulation and fortification of foods and beverages;
- Infant-food innovation: the latest research and product innovation helping parents give infants the sort of healthy start that leads to positive health outcomes in later life;
- Functional foods focus: functional foods pioneers from across the region share experience and success strategies;
- Protein potential: new research around product innovation, optimal intake levels and muscle health;
- Indigenous insights: an expert panel weighs in on potential uses for TCM, Ayurveda, Maori and Aboriginal botanicals in food and nutrition innovation;
- Retail revolution: leading retailers from across the Asia-Pacific region share views on meeting the needs of senior consumers, online and offline;
- Medical and clinical case studies: clinical nutrition solutions, including key advances in food for hospital patients; and
- Markets and policy: regulatory experts, decision-makers, economists and trend analysts share the latest data on the social, economic and policy impacts of ageing.
Keep up to date with Summit and program news here.
Where and when
The summit, initially scheduled to take place in July 2020 and initially rescheduled to November 2020, has now been postponed until mid-July 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with a revised program schedule.