Informa Markets has announced the launch of the Vitafoods Virtual Expo, the latest addition to its expanding portfolio of industry trade shows and online experiences. The Vitafoods Virtual Expo will be taking place from 7-11 Sep 2020.
With intelligent connection and networking at its heart, this new interactive event aims to provide a virtual meeting place for the global nutraceutical supply chain to build relationships, showcase and source innovative ingredients, discover the latest trends and together, find business solutions for the challenges ahead.
In a world that has been turned upside down, we know that what the industry needs most is connectivity, declared Chris Lee, managing director, health and nutrition network, Europe, Informa Markets.
He explained: “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. This is why we’ve made it our mission to accelerate the digital evolution of our portfolio of events.”
Drawing its global network of suppliers and buyers, the Vitafoods Virtual Expo will use data-driven matchmaking, complemented by a concierge service, to connect relevant visitors and exhibitors in 1-2-1 video meetings. From the latest consumer and market trends to scientific insights, the event will provide content that keeps the industry informed and inspires innovation across the entire nutraceutical supply chain. This will be supported by regulatory guidance to help stakeholders navigate the increasingly complex route to the 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, cognitive health, probiotics, Omega 3s, and contract manufacturing. Each community will allow visitors to discover innovative ingredients from industry suppliers, as well as merge connectivity with a learning experience inspired by 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 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 helping to shape key decisions around the future of the global food economy and optimising health through science and innovation.
Following the Vitafoods Virtual Expo 2020, Informa Markets will present the global Vitafoods Virtual Summit from 15-17 Sep 2020, which will give attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into key industry topics, as well as learn from and network with 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.
Lee concluded: “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. Anticipated to run annually alongside our traditional in-person trade shows, these additions to our offering will help further facilitate dialogues, on the topics that matter the most for today and years to come, all-year-round.”