The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is opening the doors to its virtual members meeting next month, and ‘inviting contributions from the entire industry on priorities for sports nutrition amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Register here.

All businesses in the sports nutrition industry are welcome and encouraged to bring a guest from their industry contacts. The free to attend meeting is taking place on May 18, 2020 from 14:00 – 17:00 CET via Zoom and Hopin.

The aim is to offer the rest of the industry the opportunity to participate in ESSNA’s inner workings and to have an open discussion on the current situation linked to the Covid-19 global pandemic, among other topics.

Attendees will gather insights on the current developments at the European level and will benefit from informative discussions led by experts on the topics of novel foods, food fraud and anti-doping among others.

The meeting will be followed by an exchange of views with Luisella Ciani, Director of the European Food Forum, an independent, politically-led forum aimed to promote open dialogue on sustainable food systems. A virtual speed networking event with ESSNA’s officers, members and other attendees is also scheduled and will conclude the meeting.

Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA said “The current Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly having an impact on the sports nutrition sector, and ESSNA is cooperating with European policymakers to ensure that the voice of the sports nutrition sector is heard throughout these difficult times.

“This is an invaluable opportunity for the wider industry to take part in a dynamic and engaging discussion with other industry peers to exchange ideas and put forward suggestions on a variety of subjects important to the sector today, as well as to have a glimpse of and feed into ESSNA’s work, aims and priorities on behalf of the industry.”

He continued, “While it is, of course, a challenge to conduct these meetings virtually, we are excited about continuing to fully adapt to the digital world and utilising technology at our disposal today to provide our members with the same engaging two-way discussions and networking opportunities as we always have. We also hope and very much look forward to welcoming some new faces at this meeting.”

Registration can be done online. Links to the meetings will be sent to participants upon registration.