The Programme

We are working on our 2024 programme, in the meantime take a look at the key pillars at the 2023 summit:

  • Women's Health:

    After traditionally being side-lined as a topic too complicated to touch by scientists, product developers and health professionals alike, women’s specific health and nutrition requirements are finally being put under the microscope, and the resultant insights are both fascinating and life-changing for active consumers and elite athletes alike. This session will seek to illuminate some of the very latest research in this space and provide conversations to enlighten and inspire.

  • Personalised Nutrition:

    Personalisation has been a key area of innovation in the sports and active nutrition space in recent years. But once we filter through the hype and extravagant claims, which innovators are bringing genuinely game-changing health solutions, how is data collection evolving, and how are new technologies deepening knowledge and changing the future of active nutrition? This session will look to provide answers.

  • Life-Stage Nutrition:

    Malnutrition is a concern at any stage in life, but there are certain times in the lifecycle when the population is particularly susceptible to deficiencies. This pillar of presentations and panels will aim to illuminate how our nutrition needs change throughout the life stages and how companies are working to provide nutrition for every audience, assisting them to stay active from childhood through to older age.

  • Cognitive Health:

    With elite athletes and weekend warriors increasingly considering health in a more holistic sense, mental health has come under the spotlight for having a huge impact on physical health, and vice versa. This is an area where research into botanicals is providing exciting new paths for innovation, as developers use traditional herbal ingredients to ease stress and anxiety, or support sleep quality and focus. Plus, studies of microbiome modulation are serving up game-changing insights, as the gut-brain axis opens avenues for nourishing the mind via the gut.

  • Communication Strategies:

    In an increasingly noisy market, effective branding and communication strategies are essential to capturing the interest of your target audience. This session looks to provide actionable insights that will give active nutrition players an edge on their competition.

  • Regulation:

    Dive into the emerging challenges of the complex and ever-changing legislative environment in the Active Nutrition space, and find out what this means for the industry.

  • Innovation and Start Ups:

    The landscape for all nutrition categories is continually being disrupted by startups. With new ingredients, formats and benefits shaping the industry, what does this look like for active nutrition? NutraIngredients recently announced their 2023 Start-up Stars and during this session we will hear from our three winners who will discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs and future goals in setting up a brand in the active nutrition space.

  • Gut-Brain Axis:

    The scientific backing to the link between the gut microbiome and brain health is expanding at a rapid pace. We will discuss the latest discoveries, the consumer perception, and the new innovations making waves in this area of health.

5k run or walk hosted by Rousselot:

Rousselot hosted a 5k run or walk before the rest of the city woke up! The Rousselot team led attendees around the beautiful Vondel Park (situated next to the summit venue), getting their heart rate up and ready for the day ahead. All participants received a Peptan T-shirt to wear and a post-recover collagen drink in a shot on their return.