Sports Nutrition Summit goes virtual for 2020

By Nikki Hancocks

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Sports Nutrition Summit goes virtual for 2020

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NutraIngredients' annual Sports & Active Nutrition Summit has transitioned into an interactive online event series for the year 2020.

Due to the global pandemic, this year's summit will take the form of a virtual broadcast series, with the face-to-face event planned to return for 2021. 

The action-packed broadcast series, launching later this month, promises a fantastic line-up with some of the top names in the industry bringing you the latest updates on research, market insights, and innovation.

The four-part event includes an introductory episode, followed by three themed episodes, allowing our hosts and industry experts to cover three trending categories in-depth.

Our introductory show, airing on September 23rd, promises to whet your appetite for the rest of the series with a news, insights, and interviews packed 60 minute tour of the industry.

This show will be joined by an impressive selection of special guests, including: Jason Rickaby, Founder of PhD Nutrition, Garyth Stone, MD at the investment bank Houlihan Lokey, and Ben Smart, Vice Chair of ESSNA, and Global Quality & Regulatory Compliance at Nutrabolt.

Performance and Recovery

Airing on September 30th, our 'Performance & Recovery' episode will discuss arguably the most important category of Sport Nutrition and question how brands are ensuring these core products remain relevant in today's increasingly mass market focused industry.

Hosted by Nick Morgan, founder of Sports Integrated Ltd, will be joined by an engaging line-up of guests including: Robert Walker, Chief Commercial Officer at Aminolabs Group; Frank Engel, Global Market Development Manager Health & Nutrition at Rousselot; James Hudson, a performance nutritionist and recovery sports scientist at Premiership Gloucester Rugby Club; Suzane Leser, Director of Nutrition Communication for GELITA; and Jeroen Wouters, from the national Sports Centre Papendal, in The Netherlands.

The Microbiome

NutraIngredients Section Editor Nikki Hancocks will host our second episode on October 7th, focusing on the microbiome. This episode will take a deep dive into the science behind the huge array of benefits associated with a healthy gut and discuss the immediate and future opportunities for sports nutrition brands looking to tap into this area of interest.

Nikki will be joined by keynote speaker Philip Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology at University of Southampton, Mariëtte Abrahams PhD MBA RD, CEO of Qina, a niche personalised nutrition-focused consultancy; and Brad Shwan, senior director at ADM.

Brain Performance (eSports)

Finally, our 'Brain Performance' episode will be hosted by NutraIngredients Section Editor Will Chu on October 14th. This is a fascinating new area of development for the industry and one with incredibly wide audience potential.

Joining this episode, will be guests: Koen Schobbers, founder of Koenz, a consultancy for firms in the gaming and e-sports industry; Mariko Hill, Product Development Executive at Gencor; Joris Dewit, Business Development Director Pharma Capsules, Nutrition & Animal Health, EMEA at Lonza; and Tony Gay, Head of Technical Sales & NPD, Nutrition, at Prinova Europe Ltd.

Get Involved

As part of the event, we're encouraging our community of industry colleagues to join the NutraIngredients team on our virtual run. Run at any location, at your own pace outside or on a treadmill at any time during Friday 2nd October.

Track your route on a mapping app (like Strava) and share photos with the hashtag #sportsandactivenutrition to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

Winners will be announced at the end of our Gut Microbiome broadcast.

Register for Free

To make sure you don't miss any of the action, register for free now using the link below...

23 Sep - 14 Oct 2020     Three Online Events


Performance & Recovery - 30 September

Gut Microbiome - 7 October

Brain Performance - 14 October

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