Over the coming weeks, NutraIngredients' online event series will look at how the sports nutrition market is evolving and how market trends are playing a role in its development both pre and post COVID-19.
But before those sessions begin, NutraIngredients presents an introduction in which the event's hosts discuss the biggest news stories to come from the past year.
This sets the scene for what will follow and will be available to view for FREE on the video player below.
Performance & Recovery
The category-focused sessions kick off with a Performance & Recovery episode on the 30 September at 14:00 BST.
Here, Nick Morgan, founder of Sports Integrated asks if performance and recovery has evolved beyond protein or preworkouts, and if innovation focus is on the core or new products, ingredients and benefits.
Nick will be joined by:
- Frank Engel, global market development manager, health & nutrition at Rousselot
- James Hudson, nutritionist, Gloucester Rugby (UK), Gencor Pacific
- Suzane Leser, director nutrition communication, business unit health & nutrition at GELITA
Register to watch the rest of the series
Make sure to register here for free to gain access to our other sessions over the coming weeks.
The Gut Microbiome
The series continues with The Gut Microbiome episode airing on 7 October at 14:00 BST, where NutraIngredients’ section editor Nikki Hancocks takes over chairing duties.
This broadcast will look into the gut and digestive system’s role in human health and sporting performance whilst examining the emerging evidence and the strategies that support performance.
Philip Calder, professor of nutritional immunology at the university of Southampton, will join Nikki as will Brad Schwan, senior director of marketing at ADM and Mariëtte Abrahams, CEO of Qina.
Brain Performance (eSports)
Rounding off the series is our Brain Performance episode with a focus on esports on 14 October at 14:00 BST.
Here NutraIngredients’ science editor Will Chu takes the lead in discussing the emergence of nutrition for brain health, its relevance for optimal sporting performance and its applications in the field of esports.
Along with esport and gaming expert Koen Schobbers, the session also welcomes Marko Hill, Gencor Pacific’s product development executive and Erik Bakkers, innovation & marketing director at vaneeghen.
Rounding off the line-up is Tony Gay, head of technical sales & NPD, nutrition at Prinova.
Together, the session will be a real eyeopener with product makers and ingredient suppliers behind a wave of health-focused meal replacement shakes, supplements and energy bars catering to this industry.
This session looks to explore the science behind these products and ingredients, how they aid in achieving the right mindset and how brands can appeal to this demographic to ensure peak gaming performance.
Head on over to the event’s main website for more information on what you can expect from this three-day event.
Join us for our virtual run
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 on Friday 2nd October.
Track your route on a mapping app (like Strava) and share photos on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SportsAndActiveNutrition to be in with a chance of winning a £100 worth Amazon voucher. The winner will be announced at the end of our Gut Microbiome broadcast.
The programme for the face-to-face Sports & Active Nutrition Summit Europe taking place in October 2021 will be released in Spring 2021. Register your interest here.
Register below for FREE to participate in one, two or all three of these sessions that together make up this year’s Sports & Active Nutrition Interactive Broadcast Series.