The NutraIngredients team is on the hunt for innovative start-ups who are shaping the face of the sports nutrition industry. Returning for its second year, our Sports Nutrition Summit aims to bridge the gaps between cutting edge science, business strategy and key regulatory developments in the sports and active nutrition marketplace.
Challenging you to know your athlete the 2019 programme will explore the latest scientific and product developments across the consumer spectrum. Looking at active sports nutrition consumers by category, life stage and by geography the Sports Nutrition Summit brings together global leaders in business, regulation and academia to shine a light on the key consumers in the sports and active nutrition industry, and what you can do to meet their needs.
The summit, organised in partnership with The European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA), will bring together CEOs, academics and top researchers for three days of interactive presentations, debates and networking sessions that look to share new data, drive growth and aid product development in the sports and active nutrition category.
A focus on ‘The athletic life’ will see experts discuss nutritional considerations vary for athletes through various key life stages, while a specific focus on the female athlete will examine why so many current products fail to hit the mark. From vegan to keto and beyond, sessions on formulating products for alternative diets will look at the science behind – and formulation of – sports nutrition products specifically for people with specific dietary requirements, while insights from leading brands in European regions will provide delegates with case studies on how to do business in and target new consumers in different countries and cultures.
Calling all Trailblazing start-ups!
A firm favourite at your inaugural event last year, our Innovation & Trailblazer session brings together established product developers and investors with a selection of entrepreneurial start-up who will present their innovations and mould-breaking approaches that are looking to change the face of the sports nutrition market.
As a Trailblazer start-up you will share the stage with our panel of entrepreneurs, incubation and investment specialists to discuss the latest trends in innovation – and gain feedback on your product, packaging and strategy, and will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from the panel and from the wider community.
Together with our innovation and investment experts, our trailblazers will discuss some of the key consumer trends and technologies they are tapping into and shine a spotlight on some of the opportunities (and pitfalls) that are out there.
This unique opportunity allows you to engage with industry leaders and shape the debates affecting the global sports nutrition category.
To apply for the chance to rub shoulders with senior industry figures, innovation gurus, and some of the world’s top performance nutritionists, please complete the form at the bottom of this link.
The extended deadline for submissions is Friday 12 July 2019.
If selected as one of our Trailblazers by our editorial and steering panel you will receive:
- A place on the Sports Nutrition Congress programme: participation in the Trailblazer session
- Access to the full programme including all presentations and networking sessions - your chance to connect to some of the biggest business and academic names in sports nutrition
- The opportunity to showcase your product in one of our sample corners
- Coverage in NutraIngredients, including preview articles and the opportunity to appear in our multimedia coverage of the event.
To qualify your organisation must have been incorporated in the last three years.
To find out more or to apply, please follow this link to the Tailblazers section of the Sports Nutrition Summit website. The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 July 2019.