Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Congress: Asia


19th-20th Nov 2019


Hotel Fort Canning

The Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Congress: Asia

Despite the growing body of evidence-based research that supports the efficacy and safety of a range of nutraceuticals and functional foods, the regulatory framework surrounding these products is both fragmented and under review. Countries are introducing new legislation to ensure the safety of the products and substantiation of the health claims being made about them.

The Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Congress: Asia explores current innovations and trends in nutraceuticals and functional foods, emerging technologies and regulatory considerations.  Presentations and panel discussions explore the latest cutting- edge scientific research, commercialisation & business strategies.

With experts from across Asia, Europe and USA, an exhibition space filled with solution providers demonstrating the latest technologies and services, and ample networking opportunities, you will be part of a knowledge platform for academics and industry players in nutraceuticals and functional foods research.

You can meet the 2019 speaker panel here.

The Scientific Advisory Committee.


Poster sessions, Refreshments and Networking
Day 1
Chief Executive Officer, Global Health Initiative (GHI) Foundation; Adjunct Fellow NICM Health Research Institute, Western
Sydney University, Australia
The medicinal and nutraceutical value of Cannabis
Professor, Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development; College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia
Bioactive ingredients from under-utilized marine bio-resources for functional foods and nutraceuticals: Case studies
and future trends
Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Food and Nutraceutical Opportunities for Gut Health
Chair Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Developing novel healthful bioactive materials from beans
Professor, Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
The health benefits of fungal polysaccharides associated with the gut microbiota
Research Fellow, Food Science and Technology Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Bioprocessed okara for value-added healthy food products
Role of Probiotics in Oral and Gastrointestinal Health
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Diet determines gut microbiome and health
Professor, Department of Medical Management and Informatics, Hokkaido Information University, Hokkaido, Japan
AI-assisted personalised nutrition system established by the use of clinical trial data for foods
Poster sessions, Refreshments and Networking
Childhood & Maternal Nutritional
Application and Technical Support Leader – Human Health, APAC DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, Australia
Shaping the microbiome for good maternal and neonatal health
Research Associate, Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan
Maternal and Infant Health – What can HRB probiotics offer?
Early Life Nutrition and Gut Microbiota in The First 1000 Days
End Of Day 1
Day 2
Senior Director, APAC Regulatory and Medical Affairs, Consumer Healthcare, Pfizer, Singapore
Regulatory landscape of food-drug interface products in APAC countries

PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring the Status of Future Research and Regulation of the Food and Drink Space in Asia 

Chief Executive Officer, Global Health Initiative (GHI) Foundation; Adjunct Fellow NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia     

Senior Director, APAC Regulatory and Medical Affairs, Consumer Healthcare, Pfizer, Singapore     

Global Head of Disease Management and Key Stakeholder Engagement, China & Emerging Markets- Diabetes and Cardiovascular, Sanofi, Singapore

CEO, Melrose Health, Australia
Delivering our Purpose through Science, Taste and Lifestyle
Poster sessions, Refreshments and Networking
Director Sports & Active Lifestyle, Fonterra, Singapore
Head – Nutrition Science & Medical Affairs, Danone Nutricia India
Is Poor Muscle Health the next big public health concern?
Senior Scientist, Nestle, Singapore
Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, Australia
Zinc, gut health, and risk of metabolic disease
Global Head of Disease Management and Key Stakeholder Engagement, China & Emerging Markets- Diabetes and
Cardio-vascular, Sanofi, Singapore
Research scientist, Biotransformation Innovation Platform, A*STAR, Singapore
The applications of advanced metabolic engineering in food, nutraceutical and cosmetic industry
End Of Day 2
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How Will You Benefit

This programme creates a collaborative environment in which you can create enduring relationships across the full range of nutraceutical/functional food research and product development.

  • Explore the Status of Research and Regulation in the Food and Drink Space across Asia
  • Discover the latest trends in nutritional health innovation
  • Learn how underutilized marine bio-resources could be used as inexpensive feedstock for the production of many functional food and nutraceutical products.
  • Explore how probiotics and human milk oligosaccharides can support good maternal health in the prenatal and postnatal periods, as well as supporting a healthy microbiome in the newborn
  • Get insight into the latest R&D in functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Be inspired by company presentations already delivering health-improving products



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2019 Speakers

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

The agenda in brief
  • Regional and global perspectives of nutraceuticals and functional foods
  • Regulatory considerations of food and drink in the nutrition space
  • Personalised nutrition
  • Emerging technologies for nutraceutical and functional food research and innovation
  • Gut wellness/Probiotics/Phytochemicals
  • Case studies / Academic-Commercial partnerships


What you will get
  • 20 + presentations from industry and academic leaders
  • Opportunities to question  the speakers about their research
  • 5+ hours of dedicated networking time to meet with the speakers, sponsors and your peers from across Asia, Europe and the US.
  • Access to a vibrant exhibition hall with leading solution providers
  • Refreshments and full conference documentation


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Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore 

11 Canning Walk, Singapore 178881

Pricing and Registration


Academics: 3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.

Not applicable with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +603 2117 5193 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online

Sponsor This Meeting

Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Reuben Raj
Direct: +603 2117 5193
email [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
Nutraceuticals and Functional Food Congress

Call us on +603 2117 5193

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

Interested in becoming a media partner? Please contact [email protected]

  • Nutrients
  • Foods
  • Asia Food Journal

Supporting partner

Interested in becoming a supporting partner? Please contact [email protected]

  • Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Food Industry Asia
  • Malaysian Institute of Food Technology