Speakers

  • Anne-Sophie Vercruysse
  • Anne-Sophie Vercruysse

  • Market Manager Europe - Specialized Nutrition
  • Roquette
  • LinkedIn Anne-Sophie Vercruysse
  • Engineer in Food & Nutrition, Anne-Sophie has 12 years’ experience in the Bakery industry, she led European multidisciplinary projects. At Roquette, she is in charge of analysing market trends & customer needs, developing a portfolio of solutions, animating the commercial network.

  • Roquette

  • Aouatef Bellamine, Ph.D
  • Aouatef Bellamine, Ph.D

  • Senior Scientific Manager-Consumer Health & Nutrition
  • Lonza
  • LinkedIn Aouatef Bellamine, Ph.D
  • Dr. Aouatef Bellamine earned her Ph.D. in life science from the University of Sorbonnes inFrance.
    She is a pioneer in the field of lipid metabolism where she was the first to purify and characterize enzymes involved in cholesterol synthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Her research brought her form the academia (Vanderbilt University) to the industry where she led a program at Bristol-Myers Squibb looking at lipodystrophy resulting from the use of protease inhibitors and anti-psychotic drugs.

    Later on at BMS, she joined the metabolic disease team where she contributed to the launch of several diabetic drugs. She also led a work stream looking at the attributes of DPP-4 inhibitors and their beneficial effects on cardiovascular outcomes, as part of the SAVOR trial.
    Currently at Lonza, Dr Bellamine is a leading member of the R&D organization in the CHN where she is involved in the research and the clinical development for the Nutrition portfolio.
    She has a proven record and authored over 20 peer reviewed articles in the fields of lipid metabolism, endocrinology and nutrition. She also authored several chapter books and patents both in US and in Europe. She has been invited as a lecturer in many scientific conferences has been involved in many advisory boards as a speaker. Dr. Bellamine is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Nutrition, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the American Diabetes Association and the Society of Toxicology.

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  • Lonza

  • Dominik Mattern
  • Dominik Mattern

  • Associate Director and Head of Business Development for Consumer Health & Nutrition
  • Lonza
  • LinkedIn Dominik Mattern
  • Dominik Mattern is Associate Director and Head of Business Development for Consumer Health & Nutrition at Lonza, a global leader in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries.
    Dominik holds a degree in food chemistry and started his career at Swiss Caps in 2001, where he was responsible for the research and development for dietary supplements and OTC products.

    In 2005, the native of Ingolstadt changed to Sales Management at Capsugel, the most efficient manufacturer of innovative dosage forms.
    Today, Dominik manages Business Development in EMEA, identifies and evaluates new market segments and business areas and develops strategies to implement innovative products and concepts in cooperation with key accounts.
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  • Lonza

  • Laetitia Guerin-Deremaux
  • Laetitia Guerin-Deremaux

  • Nutrition & Health Senior Research Manager
  • Roquette
  • LinkedIn Laetitia Guerin-Deremaux
  • Engineer in Biology, with more than 16 years of experience in nutrition, Laetitia is involved in the development of the nutritional data for fibres and proteins. She manages preclinical and clinical studies and has co-authored many scientific papers published in peer reviewed journals.

  • Roquette

  • Lu Ann Williams
  • Lu Ann Williams

  • Director of Innovation
  • Innova Market Insights
  • LinkedIn Lu Ann Williams
  • Lu Ann Williams is co-founder and Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights, a global market research firm headquartered in The Netherlands’ Food Valley.

  • Innova Market Insights

  • Luca Bucchini
  • Luca Bucchini

  • Managing Director
  • Hylobates Consulting Srl
  • LinkedIn Luca Bucchini
  • Luca is an expert in food and food supplement law, and a food risk scientist, having studied biological sciences and genetics at the University of Pavia and public health at Johns Hopkins University in the United States. In February 2003, Luca co-founded the Rome-based food and cosmetics consultancy Hylobates, and his team has registered thousands of sports nutrition products and food supplements across Europe, and advises businesses, small and very large, on compliance with EU law. He has participated in ESSNA’s activities since 2014, through membership of working groups, supporting the building of the Code of Practice and helping build relationships with regulators and stakeholders, and was appointed ESSNA’s Vice-Chair in December 2017.

    Luca is also one of the directors of EuroFIR, the European non-profit organization of food composition databases. In recent years, he has been principal scientist on the a pre-assessment team on a contract for EFSA, and has participated in several European Commission, and managed the PlantLIBRA project on plant food supplement, which helped start the Belfrit initiative on botanicals. Though sometimes at odds with authorities over decisions which are not science-based, which he happily sees reversed, he has been a member of Italy’s Ministry of Health working group on health claims, and, in April 2017, reported to Italy’s Chamber of Deputies on illegal Internet sales of supplements. He regularly contribute articles on food law on technical magazines, as well as providing training to industry and regulators on food law. Since 2009, he also audits food producers for insurance companies. Luca is happily married with his business partner, Lucilla, and a proud father of three children.
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  • Hylobates Consulting Srl

  • Nathan Gray
  • Nathan Gray

  • Senior Editor
  • NutraIngredients.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

  • Randi Schumacher
  • Randi Schumacher

  • Staff Attorney
  • Bodybuilding.com
  • LinkedIn Randi Schumacher
  • Graduate of University of Idaho College of Law and currently practicing as in-house counsel at Bodybuilding.com.com headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

    Bodybuilding.com is an exclusively online retailer of sports nutrition supplements and digital content. As staff attorney, I oversee the Legal, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Control departments under direction of the Chief Legal Officer. The Legal and Compliance departments advise, recommend, and provide counsel to the organization and internal business partners to ensure compliance with domestic and international laws and regulations in all areas of the business.

  • Bodybuilding.com

  • Robert Walker
  • Robert Walker

  • CEO
  • Sci-MX® Nutrition Ltd
  • LinkedIn Robert Walker
  • Robert has worked for almost 25 years within the sports nutrition industry in various senior management roles (GNC, NBTY, Myprotein, Gymgrossisten & SCI-MX), in the US, UK and Europe.

    He has a have a real passion for the sports nutrition industry and takes great pride to have been able to help it grow into the vibrant industry it is today.

    He has a good breadth of knowledge that has been gained from the ground up, with direct roles in product development, labelling/legislation, marketing, sales and business growth.

    As well as running large multi-million dollar/euro sports nutrition companies, Robert was founder of the sports nutrition brand Mass Nutrition & sports nutrition web store www.mass.fi

    Robert has experience working for large public companies, reporting to boards and also as a Chairman or Director of various companies Boards of Directors.

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  • Sci-MX® Nutrition Ltd

  • Sophie Grard
  • Sophie Grard

  • Team Leader in Specialized Nutrition & beverages
  • Roquette
  • LinkedIn Sophie Grard
  • Trained as a chemist, Sophie starts in Quality for the babyfood industry then as a R&D laboratory Manager. At Roquette, she works on innovation projects and leads applications works, increasing ingredients knowledge, proving features and advising customers on industrial process and recipes.

  • Roquette

  • Stéphane Vouche
  • Stéphane Vouche

  • Marketing Manager Consumer Health & Nutrition
  • Lonza
  • LinkedIn Stéphane Vouche
  • Stéphane, who joined the marketing team of Capsugel Now a Lonza Company about 9 years ago, has a passion for consumer trends and the impact of digitalization on the food supplements industry. He recently published a series of articles on the latest consumer surveys organized by Capsugel.

  • Lonza

  • Tyler McGlasson
  • Tyler McGlasson

  • Senior Regulatory Specialist
  • Bodybuilding.com
  • LinkedIn Tyler McGlasson
  • I work in the Regulatory Compliance division at Bodybuilding.com to ensure that our products are only making claims that can be substantiated by current scientific literature.
    My background in Biological Sciences and Exercise Science allow me to make critical decisions about what structure/function claims can be made on the labels for the products sold on our website.

  • Bodybuilding.com

  • 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