Speakers

  • Dominik Mattern
  • Dominik Mattern

  • Business Development Manager
  • Capsugel
  • LinkedIn Dominik Mattern
  • Dominik Mattern is Business Development Manager, EMEA, at Capsugel. He is responsible for Capsugel’s Sports Nutrition offering, which helps customers design, develop and manufacture sports nutrition products that address consumers’ unmet health needs. Dominik holds a degree in Food Chemistry from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

  • Capsugel

  • Dr Elke De Clerck
  • Dr Elke De Clerck

  • Product and Business Development Manager
  • Rousselot
  • LinkedIn Dr Elke De Clerck
  • Dr. Elke De Clerck holds a PhD degree in Biotechnology. She had over 10 years of experience in several Research and Development roles in Food and Pharma business before she joined Rousselot in 2010. In her role as Product and Business Development Manager, she assists Rousselot’s customers in any technical matter regarding Rousselot’s products. This involves collagen peptides, where she can assist both on the formulation side, as on clinical evidence or any related topics.

  • Rousselot

  • Dr. Julien Cases
  • Dr. Julien Cases

  • Innovation & Scientific Affairs Director
  • Fytexia
  • LinkedIn Dr. Julien Cases
  • PhD in Human nutrition, Dr. Julien Cases is an expert of the biological benefits of polyphenols. After over 15 years leading clinical research programs, Julien joined Fytexia in 2013 as Director of Innovation and scientific affairs. He manages innovation programs, product development and lead the clinical research program of the company. Julien is both an author and a reviewer in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

  • Fytexia

  • Emma Cash
  • Emma Cash

  • Reporter
  • FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients
  • LinkedIn Emma Cash
  • Emma Jane Cash is reporter for FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients in Europe. She has written on M&A activity, legislation and policy, research, and key market trends in Europe. Emma has a BA degree in English Literature and a MA degree in Broadcast Journalism.

  • FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

  • Evan DeMarco
  • Evan DeMarco

  • Global Director of Brand Management
  • The KD Pharma Group
  • LinkedIn Evan DeMarco
  • Evan DeMarco is a long time veteran of the sports and lifestyle nutrition business, having developed many of the top products used in sports nutrition, infant and prenatal nutrition over the last 10 years. His work with ACOG has led to the formulation of some of the most sought after products in the prenatal space and infant nutrition space.
    Recognizing the demand for superior nutrition products in the marketplace, Evan divides his time between research in the lab and global education about the benefits of proper nutrition supplementation.

    Evan has also worked with many of the world’s top professional athletes developing products and nutrition programs geared towards the demands of the modern professional athlete.
    In his current role at KD Pharma, Evan develops products that address the growing demand for Omega supplementation on a global basis. Using his background in product development and marketing, he is able to work with clients to develop products and comprehensive marketing strategies that allow seamless and successful penetration into the market.
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  • The KD Pharma Group

  • JJ Virgin
  • JJ Virgin

  • Celebrity nutritionist & fitness expert.
  • jjvirgin.com
  • Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.
    Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

    JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines.
    She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at www.jjvirgin.com.
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  • jjvirgin.com

  • John Brewer
  • John Brewer

  • Professor of Applied Sport Science & Head of School of Sport, Health & Applied Science
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • LinkedIn John Brewer
  • Former Director of the Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance, and Director of Sports Science at GlaxoSmithKline (Lucozade Sport).
    Currently Non-Executive Director of UK Anti-Doping, and former Chair of the British Handball Association and British Ski and Snowboard, and Member of the British Olympic Association’s National Olympic Committee.
    Used as media expert for various issues related to sports science, fitness, anti-doping and sports nutrition. Recreational runner and skier – 18 completions of London Marathon.

    Author of Running Science (Ivy, due for publication April 2017); Run Smart (Bloomsbury, due for publication September 2017).

  • St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Jordan Donohue
  • Jordan Donohue

  • European Business Development Manager
  • Arla Foods Ingredients
  • LinkedIn Jordan Donohue
  • Jordan Donohue is the European Business Development Manager for Sports Nutrition and Health Foods at Arla Foods Ingredients. Jordan has a background in Human and Sports Nutrition which he studied at University in Manchester and Nottingham, United Kingdom. Following his studies Jordan worked in various nutrition related positions including a spell as the Nutrition and Regulatory affairs for Myprotein.

  • Arla Foods Ingredients

  • Luca Bucchini
  • Luca Bucchini

  • Managing Director
  • Hylobates Consulting Srl
  • LinkedIn Luca Bucchini
  • Luca Bucchini is a food risk scientist, and a food regulation expert. Based in Rome, Italy, he is co-founder and managing director of Hylobates, a food safety regulatory affairs consultancy. He has worked on sports nutrition matters for the past 15 years, helped businesses prevent inadvertent doping incidents, clarify the legal standing of new substances and has testified as an expert witness in food supplement contamination incidents with prohibited substances.

  • Hylobates Consulting Srl

  • Mai Nygaard
  • Mai Nygaard

  • Global Director Peptan
  • Rousselot
  • LinkedIn Mai Nygaard
  • Ms. Mai Nygaard holds a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark, 1996) and a Master of Management degree in Innovation from University of South Australia (2010). She has 18 years international experience in B2B in the food and beverage industry, initially working with R&D and Application for food ingredients and later in strategic marketing and business development, where she held senior management roles in Denmark and in Australia. Mai Nygaard joined Rousselot in 2012 and has taken on the role of Global Director Peptan since January 2015.

  • Rousselot

  • Nathan Gray
  • Nathan Gray

  • senior editor
  • NutraIngredients.com and FoodNavigator.com
  • LinkedIn Nathan Gray
  • Nathan Gray is senior editor for NutraIngredients in the EMEA region. He has written on key areas of research, policy, legislation and trends impacting the global functional foods and nutritional supplements industries – including issues in R&D and innovation, EFSA health claims, advances in microbiome science, new delivery formats, and partnerships and investments within the industry. Nathan has a degree in Human Biosciences, specialising in exercise nutrition and immunology.

  • NutraIngredients.com and FoodNavigator.com

  • Paolo Morazzoni
  • Paolo Morazzoni

  • Scientific director
  • Indena
  • Paolo Morazzoni has a degree in Biological Sciences from University of Milan. After a scientific fellowship in Biochemistry and Enzymology at Mario Negri Insitute of Pharmacology of Milan (1976-1980), he worked as senior scientist in the Pharmacological Department of Inverni Della Beffa S.p.A. (1980-1982) where then he covered the role of Head of the Metabolism and Phamacokinetic Laboratories (1983-1993) concentrating his interest on the metabolism and pharmacokinetics of pharmaceutical products of botanical origin.

    From 1993 to 1997 he was the Associate Scientific Director of Indena S.p.A., Milan, taking care of the development of new botanical active derivatives in different therapeutical area including cardiovascular, CNS and oncology. Since 1998 he is the Scientific Director of Indena S.p.A. with the specific role of coordinating the research and development of new botanicals, being oncology the main area of activity. Dr. Paolo Morazzoni is the author of more than 300 research articles on medical and biological issues (with particular attention to phytotherapy) and an active participants to international symposia and congresses,.
    He is also inventor/co-inventor of more than 50 Patents.
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  • Indena

  • Peder Kraugerud
  • Peder Kraugerud

  • Research analyst
  • Euromonitor International
  • LinkedIn Peder Kraugerud
  • Peder Kraugerud is a research analyst at Euromonitor International. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of New South Wales and a Master’s degree in Management from University of Sydney. He is responsible for the research of consumer markets with a special focus on the Nordic countries. Professional interests include consumer behaviour and analytics in FMCG industries.

  • Euromonitor International

  • Povilas Sugintas
  • Povilas Sugintas

  • Research analyst
  • Euromonitor International
  • LinkedIn Povilas Sugintas
  • Povilas Sugintas works as a beauty and fashion research analyst for Euromonitor International, focusing on Central-Eastern Europe. He graduated from Vilnius University with degree in Management and Business Administration and is interested in consumer trends throughout a broad range of industries.

  • Euromonitor International

  • Sophie Loisel
  • Sophie Loisel

  • Sales & Marketing Director
  • Fytexia
  • LinkedIn Sophie Loisel
  • Dietitian with a Master degree in food sciences, Sophie Loisel joined Fytexia in 2011 after starting her career promoting natural ingredients on the US market. Sophie has a strong professional experience in business development, communication and innovation. She heads the sales and marketing operations of Fytexia, worldwide.

  • Fytexia

  • Will Chu
  • Will Chu

  • Science Editor
  • NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator
  • LinkedIn Will Chu
  • Will Chu is the science editor for NutraIngredients.com. Before joining William Reed, he worked as a science editor and journalist for B2B, B2C and corporate organisations, writing for digital and print publications. He has a degree in biological sciences and masters in journalism from Sheffield University.

  • NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator