One week to go! Sports & Active Nutrition Summit

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One week to go! Sports & Active Nutrition Summit

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With just one week until the Sports & Active Nutrition Summit takes place in Amsterdam, the full jam-packed agenda can now be revealed.

The agenda for day one of the three day event, revealed yesterday​, will provide the overview of the sports nutrition market today, while days two and three will look to unpack the detail in topics including: performance and recovery, digital advances, start-ups and the needs of the female athlete.

Joining the line-up of speakers at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Simon Jurkiw, product director at Bulk, will take to the stage to explore how the active nutrition consumer has evolved over the last 20 years, and to analyse some of the current macroeconomic issues, and consequent challenges for growth. Some areas of discussion will include Covid-19, Brexit, Inflation, Emissions Targets, and how these factors affect both supply chains and the consumer. 

And providing his wealth of knowledge of sports nutrition in the world of retail, Adam Leyland, Editor-in-Chief at The Grocer, will explain how sports nutrition has moved beyond specialist retail and what will determine success in grocery and he'll question just how far sports nutrition can evolve into the lives of mainstream consumers.

We will also bring together some of the most exciting startups in this space as the three winners of our Start-up Stars competition will get the opportunity to present their business to the room. These 'stars' are: Luca Barone, general manager at FITPORN; Phil Learney, co-founder of  HMN24; and Jennifer Mo, co-founder & managing director at Pura Collagen.

The agenda will also include a deep dive into the key physiological and nutritional challenges faced by the female athletes from Dr Sam Moss, from the University of Chester/Gatorade Sports Science Institute. She will then join a panel discussion on the subject as we aim to provide attendees with an in-depth knowledge of the female athlete's specific needs and how the industry can better cater to these.

Providing his insights into the academic side of the industry, Dr Brendan Egan, associate professor of sport and exercise physiology at Dublin City University, will describe the tensions between evidence-based and applied sports nutrition practice using examples including dietary supplements, technology, and the challenges of personalisation. 

Also joining the line-up, Mariëtte Abrahams, Founder and CEO of Qina, will discuss how recent advances in technology have led to enhanced customer experiences, improved data collection methods and the ability to reach wider audiences. She will discuss the importance of these shifts to the world of personalised nutrition, especially as it relates to sport and active nutrition.

Some other speakers will include: Juliet Barratt, Grenade; Karl Bickley, Glanbia Performance Nutrition; Kristin Lundanes Jonvik, Norwegian School of Sport Science; Garyth Stone, Houlihan Lokey; Benjamin Toby Wall, University of Exeter; Aimee Wheeler, ESSNA/The Hut Group; and Rebecca Williams, Huel.

There is still time to get your space at the event. For more information and to register, please click HERE​.

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