• Nutraceuticals Europe 2018

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    ESSNA is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with Nutraceuticals Europe Summit and Expo for 2018, taking place in Madrid on 14th and 15th February.

    Nutraceuticals Europe Summit & Expo is the international event for the industry of functional ingredients and novel ingredients, and the professional meeting point for producers, distributors and its customers.

    The event has two different perspectives. The first is a conference, Nutraceuticals Europe Summit, that combines the analysis of trends, scientific innovation and training, through academic content, with internationally recognised expert speakers. The second is the Nutraceuticals Europe Expo, an exhibition where manufacturers of ingredients, distributors and manufacturers of nutraceutical products meet.

    Members of ESSNA are entitled to a 20% discount on the registration fee for the conference – please contact the event coordinator, Tatiana Montes, directly via tmontes@aude-events.com to register.

    For more information and the conference programme, please visit the website: http://www.nutraceuticalseurope.com/.

  • 7th Sports & Active Nutrition Summit 2017, 12-14 June, Amsterdam

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    Proven annual sport and active nutrition industry and networking platform.

    Target audience: Sports, Weight management, (Health) Food industry, Beverage and Bars industry.

    Set-up: Track I Business & Market, Track II Innovation, New Ingredients

    Participation: 200+ experts. Exhibition: 40 places.

    This Summit offers a great strategy & business opportunity. Join 200 other active nutrition specialists including 40 speakers. Join industry leaders, whom have signed up are from i.e.:

    Brands & Retail: The Hut Company, Supplify, Norrmejerier, Body & Fit, Glanbia/ON, Scitech, Enervit, Nutriendo, Ecoceutricals, Enervit, Gymgrossisten, Atlantic Multipower, Dawn Meats/Fori and many others.

    Ingredients: Arla, Friesland, Volac, Glanbia, Land o’lakes, Fonterra, Gelita, Rousselot, Dava Foods, Stepan, Carbery, TasteTech, Firmenich, FoodArom, Edlong, Omniactive, Lonza, Kaneka, Capsugel, Doehler, Emsland, Avebe

    Co-manufacturers: Aminolabs, Uelzena/nutrineo, Glanbia, VSI, Prinsen, Enervit, Sternlife, Atlantic Multipower.

    You can learn a lot during the Business & Strategy Track from the how retail leaders think about consumer needs, stage of the industry, growth opportunities, threats and challenges. Speakers and panel member will are a.o.: BioTech USA (Hungary), Bulk Powders (United Kingdom), Houlihan Lokey (United Kingdom), Lucozade Sport (United Kingdom), GenR8 (USA), Spoon Guru (United Kingdom), Periscopix (United Kingdom), Motivaction (Netherlands), ConversionMob (The Netherlands), Hey Nutrition (Germany), Omnimind (Netherlands), Bio-Synergy (United Kingdom), Arla (Denmark), NSF (USA).

    The Research & Innovation Track will have presentations from: KappaBio (Norway), Lucozade (United Kingdom), Maastricht University (The Netherlands), Gelita AG (Germany), Friesland Campina (The Netherlands), Liverpool John Moores University (UK), OmniActive Health Technologies (USA), Rousselot (Netherlands), Uelzena (Germany) and from the University of Bath (United Kingdom) Please enjoy reading more on the programme.

    ESSNA Vice-Chair, Suzane Leser, will be representing ESSNA and taking part in the event’s concluding panel discussion which will review outcomes of the Plenary, Track I and Track II at 13.45 on 14th June.

  • ESSNA partners with Elite Sports Expo

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    ESSNA is pleased to announce its official partnership with Elite Sports Performance & Rehabilitation Expo 2017, which returns on the 7th and 8th June 2017 to the ExCeL London in what is promised to be two world-class days of innovation, development and opportunity.

    As Europe’s leading elite sports event, the Elite Sports Expo will attract over 1,500 trade and professional visitors over its two-day run. Seminars and workshops hosted by industry leading professionals and experts will help you find the 1% difference between winning and losing, so that you/your team/your athletes can perform and recover better, faster and stronger.

    Among the 80 seminars you’ll find Leicester Tigers superstars Matt Parr and Pete Burridge. Parr will be talking about how his experience playing for Saracens, London Irish and Leicester Tigers has informed his coaching at all of these clubs and the lessons he learnt that can be of benefit to other coaches. Burridge will be talking about the importance of balancing the stressors put on aspiring players, in order to maximise performance development.

    British Rowing legend, Hannah Lawton will also be hosting two seminars at the event. The first exploring the reliability of Talent ID in predicting elite athletes, and in the second she’ll be shedding light on what she learned about the mentality of overcoming failure when her attempt to row the Atlantic in 2013 was beset by a series of problems. This year, Hannah prepares to complete the voyage with the charity group that she co-founded, Inspirational Friends. She will also be bringing the actual boat that she will row across the Atlantic this year to the Elite Sports Expo itself!

    Among the 150 top suppliers you’ll find industry giants Woodway, creator of the revolutionary Woodway treadmills and distributors of Wattbike and SciFit. Used and trusted by the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, and the United States Marine Corps they’re one to look out for, catch them at stand #2100.

    In addition, don’t miss the world renowned Technogym – a leader in the Fitness and Wellness solutions sector it is estimated that around 35 million people use Technogym products every day. As well as bringing some of their brand new releases and fitness tech, they’ll have top experts from their Total Wellness Solution at the show.

    You’ll also find a range of performance analysis pros including elite analytics from FirstBeat to High-Speed, Slow-Motion cameras from The Slow Motion Camera Company. And you can’t forget about top biomechanics experts Velamed and advanced clothing tech from Deko Sports, plus many many more!

    Live, interactive demos give you the chance to get stuck in and trial new development and tech from the field. Equally, with UK exclusive product launches and seminars from leading experts from the elite sports world, you can stay ahead of the game and ahead of your competition.

    Your free Elite Sports Expo ticket will also grant you entry to our adjoining shows: COPA and the European Neuro Convention. All shows are CPD accredited and offer relevant opportunities from the worlds of neuro and physical rehabilitation.

    For more information, please contact:

    Exhibiting & Sponsorship Enquiries:

    Eddy Lawrance – Event Director

    01872 218007

    Marketing & Press Enquiries:

    Kelynn Renals – Marketing Executive

    0117 929 6088



  • Vitafoods Europe and ESSNA announce official partnership



    ESSNA will feature prominently at this year’s Vitafoods Europe, and has formed an official partnership with the organisers of the event.

    Vitafoods Europe, taking place between 9 and 11 May in Palexpo, Geneva is the global nutraceutical event. Since it first took place over 20 years ago it has grown in both size and stature, and is recognised as the place for anyone who wants to do business, source new ingredients and products, learn and network in the global nutraceutical industry.

    Sports nutrition has become an increasingly important focus at Vitafoods Europe. Last year saw the debut of a dedicated Sports Nutrition Zone, which proved immensely popular.  This year, for the first time, the Zone will include a Sports Nutrition Regulatory Advice Service organised in association with ESSNA – which will provide specific advice on sports nutrition supplements. Visitors to Vitafoods Europe can book an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with ESSNA now on the Vitafoods website.

    The partnership reflects the growth of sports nutrition as a category, as well as the growing demand for advice about regulation. Last year the EC decided that sports foods can be covered by General Foods Law provisions and that there was no need for specific EU sports nutrition regulation.  Dr Adam Carey, Chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, will be examining the implications of that decision in a panel discussion on Vitafoods Centre Stage titled ‘A New Era of Innovation in Sports Nutrition’.

    Additionally, Stuart Shotton, Vice chair of ESSNA and Head of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs at MyProtein, will present a session explaining how the EC’s report will affect nutrition businesses. He will explain the actions ESSNA took to guide EU-decision-makers along this long – and often winding – road, as well as looking ahead to what’s next for the sports nutrition industry.

    Visitors to Vitafoods Europe will also find a wealth of other information in the Sports Nutrition Zone. There will be opportunities to talk to experts, a Sampling Bar, Product Showcases, Infographics and iPad presentations.

    ESSNA members get a range of discounts on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, as well as a discount on the paid-for section of Vitafoods, the Education Programme. For more information, please contact the ESSNA secretariat directly via Mayar.Raouf’@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk.

    For further information, visit the Vitafoods Europe website.

  • ESSNA AGM & Industry Briefing with Food Matters Live

    ESSNA will be hosting its Annual General Meeting for members on 25th January 2017. This will be followed by a networking lunch and Food Matters Live / ESSNA industry briefing, open to both ESSNA members and non-members.

    Wednesday 25th January 2017, 10am – 5pm

    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    38 Hyde Park Gate
    London SW7 5DP

    To register your interest, please email jacinta.kerr@foodmatterslive.com.


    10.00am-10.30am Registration for ESSNA AGM

    10.30am-12.30pm ESSNA AGM – for members only

    12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch – open to all – and registration for the industry briefing

    1.30pm-4.00pm – Food Matters Live industry briefing

    4.00pm-5.00pm – Networking Drinks

    Speakers will include ESSNA Chair Dr Adam Carey, Dr Fernando Naclerio, Principal Lecturer in Strength Training and Sports Nutrition, Department of Life and Sports Science, University of Greenwich (UK), Neil Whippey, Co-Founder at Eat Grub Ltd and James Read, Founder at Giant Peach.

    For more information, please visit: https://www.foodmatterslive.com/about/industry-briefings/essna-industry-briefing-agm

  • ESSNA partners with Nutraceuticals Europe Summit & Expo



    ESSNA is delighted to announce its partnership with Nutraceuticals Europe for its Summit & Expo taking place in Feria de Madrid from 22 to 23 February 2017. Nutraceuticals Europe Summit & Expo is the international event for the industry of functional ingredients and novel ingredients, and the professional meeting point for producers, distributors and its customers.

    The event has two different perspectives. The first is a conference, Nutraceuticals Europe Summit, that combines the analysis of trends, scientific innovation and training, through academic content, with internationally recognised expert speakers. The second is the Nutraceuticals Europe Expo, an exhibition where manufacturers of ingredients, distributors and manufacturers of nutraceutical products meet.

    Members of ESSNA are entitled to a 20% discount on the registration fee for the Congress – please contact the ESSNA secretariat directly via mailto:Mayar.Raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.ukor 0207 463 0698 for more information.

    For more information and the conference programme, please visit the website: http://www.nutraceuticalseurope.com/.

  • ESSNA Partners with Nutraingredients for Sports Nutrition Conference

    ESSNA is delighted to confirm its partnership with Nutraingredients.com for the forthcoming 2016 Sports Nutrition Conference on Innovation and Opportunity in Sports Nutrition. This will take place in Frankfurt on 28th November 2016.

    The exciting programme for this event covers multiple fields, from the cutting edge products changing performance, to the nutrients driving the sector, the marketing campaigns that matter and the regulations everyone must play by.

    The conference takes place the afternoon before the Health Ingredients Europe trade show in Frankfurt and is fully endorsed by UBM.

    Further information will be provided shortly and more details can be found at the event’s website.

  • Industry Briefing - The new laws, consumers and products driving the growth of the sports nutrition industry

    Taking place on Friday 16 September, Food Matters Live and the ESSNA will host an industry briefing in central London to discuss the rapid changes in the sports nutrition industry.

    The briefing will cover the regulatory and legislative changes in Europe that are helping the industry, the tentative moves into the mainstream that have already been seen and the opportunities that are there for businesses in the sector to make that breakthrough.

    Join us to learn about the new laws, new consumers and new products that are driving the growth of this innovative sector.

    Venue: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 38 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5DP  

    More information, including timings and speakers, will be confirmed shortly. Please check back for updates.

    To register to attend please either contact the ESSNA Secretariat via mayar.raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk or email kylie.robertson@foodmatterslive.com.

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  • ESSNA at Food Matters Live 2016

    ESSNA is once again partnering with Food Matters Live , which this year is taking place between 22-24 November 2016 at the ExCeL London. ESSNA’s Vice-Chair Mark Gilbert will be presenting in the dedicated seminar stream focusing on ‘mainstreaming sports nutrition’ during the conference, for which more information can be found here.

    ESSNA will also host a dedicated sports nutrition pavilion to showcase the latest innovations in sports nutrition in the exhibitors section. Participants already include Future Nutrition and DCC. In addition Gelita, Cornelius and Cambridge Commodities are among other ESSNA members participating at Food Matters Live 2016.

    For more information about the ESSNA pavilion please contact the ESSNA secretariat on mayar.raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk or telephone 0207 463 0698. For members interested in participating in the pavilion, please contact the secretariat or the Food Matters Live team directly via Andrew Little on andrew.little@foodmatterslive.com or telephone 020 3735 5960.

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  • ESSNA and the European Week of Sport


    The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA), official partner of the European Week of Sport (7-13 September), will be running and attending a number of events to promote the week.  The Week is an initiative run by the European Commission across all 28 EU member states, and its aim is to promote sport and physical activity across the European Union.

    The European Week of Sport will include hundreds of themed events and activities, such as conferences, festivals, education days and sports tournaments, organised by public authorities, the sport movement and the private sector, among many others, to inspire the public to build an active society. ESSNA will be attending the flagship event as well as running various other projects, more details on which will be confirmed shortly.

    For more information about the European Week of Sport, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/sport/week/

  • ESSNA partners with House of Sport

    ESSNA is delighted to announce that it is now an official partner of the House of Sport, an informal gathering of now 20 associations with an interest in sport, organised by the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI).

    ESSNA will be present at the House of Sport’s conference on 12th-13th September, to coincide with the European Week of Sport. Please click here for more information, and please note that we will continue to update the website as more details are confirmed.

  • ESSNA partners with Bridge2Food

    ESSNA has partnered with Bridge2Food for its 6th Performance and Sports Nutrition conference taking place in Amsterdam from 14-16th June 2016. ESSNA will be holding its quarterly members’ meeting at 3pm on 14th June, followed by a drinks and networking reception open to all from 6pm. ESSNA’s officers and experts will also be presenting from 13:50-15:20 on the 15th June, on ‘The Regulation of Sports Nutrition in the EU – At the Crossroads’. Speakers will include ESSNA Chair Dr Adam Carey, ESSNA Vice-Chair Suzane Leser and Dopingautoriteit representative Erik Duivan.

    For more information on the event and a full programme, please click here.