Speakers

  • Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn
  • Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

  • Reporter
  • NutraIngredients
  • LinkedIn Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn
  • Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn is a journalist for NutraIngredients.
    Working from William Reed’s Montpellier office, she writes about the food industry from field commodity to the health claims on pack and all the EU politics in between.
    Annie-Rose has a degree in English literature from Newcastle University in the UK.

  • NutraIngredients

  • Ayela Spiro
  • Ayela Spiro

  • Senior Nutrition Scientist
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • Now senior nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), Ayela started her nutrition career as a research dietitian at Imperial College and Kings College in London where she won the Nutricia Clinical Research Prize.

    Ayela has since helped develop elderly malnutrition strategies with key UK health organisations including Age UK, the Malnutrition Task Force and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and has also been involved in nutrition research for the UK’s Department of Health and National Patient Safety Agency.

  • British Nutrition Foundation

  • Brenda Fonseca
  • Brenda Fonseca

  • Global Manager of Scientific Affairs & Technical Services for the Cognition Platform
  • Kemin Human Nutrition and Health
  • Brenda Fonseca is the Global Manager of Scientific Affairs & Technical Services for the Cognition Platform at Kemin Health. She has conducted more than 15 years of neuroscience research in tier one research facilities across the United States and has over a decade experience as a college faculty member in psychological science. Brenda has her MA in Behavioral Neuroscience and has numerous publications including a book chapter and two books. She has been invited to speak at conferences around the world and is a strong advocate for consumer education on healthy brain ageing.

  • Kemin Human Nutrition and Health

  • Dominik Mattern
  • Dominik Mattern

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

  • Capsugel

  • Dr. Alexandra Johnstone
  • Dr. Alexandra Johnstone

  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen
  • Alex is a Senior Research Fellow and Registered UK Nutritionist based at the University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health. She leads internationally competitive research in the area of human appetite control across the life course. More recent work has been on regulation of appetite with high-protein diets applied for satiety and weight loss, and also healthy ageing and addressing undernutrition . She is a reviewer for national and International scientific journals.. Her role at the Institute, being funded by the Scottish Executive, requires interactions with policy makers and advisors & MSP’s. The nature of her work also facilitates frequent interactions with the media, press and food industry within the arena of nutrition, diet and health. She is a partner in 3 EU grants, as well as other competitive grants, assessing eating behaviour across the lifecourse.

  • Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen

  • Dr. Andrea Zangara BSc, MSc
  • Dr. Andrea Zangara BSc, MSc

  • Director
  • NaturalPowerMeds Consulting SL
  • LinkedIn Dr. Andrea Zangara BSc, MSc
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Australia;
    Associate Member, Medicinal Plants Research Group, Newcastle University, UK;
    Member, Expert Group on Plant-based Ingredients and Cognitive Performance, ILSI Europe;
    Working group member, Italian Society of Applied Pharmacological Sciences

  • NaturalPowerMeds Consulting SL

  • Ernesto Simon Vecilla
  • Ernesto Simon Vecilla

  • Commercial Technical Director
  • Evolva
  • LinkedIn Ernesto Simon Vecilla
  • PhD from the Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona and 13 years of postdoctoral experience before moving into a commercial role. Have worked with Evolva since 2007 and with resveratrol for the past 3 years.

  • Evolva

  • Evelin Biffar
  • Evelin Biffar

  • Head of Product Development
  • nutrineo – Health food solutions by Uelzena
  • Evelin Biffar has nearly 20 years of experience in the food industry and is responsible for product development and innovation management at Uelzena eG o/nutrineo. She is a specialist for process technology for food & beverage and is building and leading crossfunctional and multicultural project teams.

  • nutrineo – Health food solutions by Uelzena

  • Gerhard Kuehn
  • Gerhard Kuehn

  • Head of Sales
  • nutrineo – Health food solutions by Uelzena
  • Gerhard Kuehn has more than 20 years of experience in the food and food ingredients industry with 4 years having worked in Brazil. He and his sales team are responsible for the worldwide sales of sports nutrition and weight management products of the nutrineo range. Gerhard is also key account manager for Uelzena’s largest instant beverage customer.

  • nutrineo – Health food solutions by Uelzena

  • Julien Cases
  • Julien Cases

  • Manager of Innovation and Scientific Affairs
  • Fytexia
  • LinkedIn Julien Cases
  • After 15 years long experience in clinical research programs on polyphenols, Dr. Julien Cases joined Fytexia in 2013. Author and reviewer of articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Julien manages innovation and scientific affairs at Fytexia.

  • Fytexia

  • Kim Colletti
  • Kim Colletti

  • Global Cognition Product Manager
  • Kemin Human Nutrition and Health
  • Kim Colletti is the Global Cognition Product Manager at Kemin Human Nutrition and Health. She is responsible for leading all marketing and sales initiatives for Neumentix™ Phenolic Complex K110-42, a natural, science-backed cognitive ingredient. In this role, Kim is committed to building product brand awareness and loyalty with both businesses and consumers.

    Kim has more than two decades of commercial experience in sales and marketing, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.

  • Kemin Human Nutrition and Health

  • Monica Feldman
  • Monica Feldman

  • Head of Industry Research – Consumer Health
  • Euromonitor International
  • LinkedIn Monica Feldman
  • Monica Feldman is the Head of Industry Research of Consumer Health for Euromonitor International Inc. based in Chicago, Illinois. Among her main responsibilities include the global management of the Consumer Health industry divided in four main categories: Non-prescription/OTC Drugs, Vitamins and Dietary Supplements (VDS), Weight Management and Sports Nutrition.

    Her past twenty five years of experience includes executive marketing positions and consulting work at leading multinational companies, consulting firms and trade organizations. She has been a speaker at major consumer health events, and is regularly quoted in leading trade press. Mrs. Feldman is an active international advocate in business trade expansion for the life sciences and wellness industries. She works regularly with other thought leaders and members of academia to further opportunities in consumer health.

    At present she inspires industry peers and is engaged in strategy, research and industry collaboration with a focus on preventive health and self-care.

    Monica holds an MBA degree in International Marketing and Finance from DePaul University in Chicago.

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  • Euromonitor International

  • Shane Starling
  • Shane Starling

  • Senior Editor
  • NutraIngredients, FoodNavigator & FoodNavigator-Asia
  • LinkedIn Shane Starling
  • Shane Starling is the senior editor of NutraIngredients, FoodNavigator and FoodNavigator-Asia. He has been writing about the global food industry since 2001 on matters such as health claims, food marketing, food science, ingredient innovation and market trends. He has a degree in History and Literature from Curtin University in Perth, Australia and works from William Reed Business Media’s Montpellier office.

  • NutraIngredients, FoodNavigator & FoodNavigator-Asia

  • Sophie Loisel
  • Sophie Loisel

  • Sales & Marketing manager
  • Fytexia
  • LinkedIn Sophie Loisel
  • Dietitian with a Master degree in food sciences, Sophie Loisel joined Fytexia in 2011 after starting her carreer promoting natural ingredients on the US market. Sophie now oversees the sales and marketing operations of Fytexia, worldwide.

  • Fytexia

  • Vimal Karani
  • Vimal Karani

  • Assistant Professor in Nutrigenetics
  • University of Reading
  • LinkedIn Vimal Karani
  • Vimal is an Assistant Professor in Nutrigenetics at the University of Reading, UK. He completed his post-doctoral training at the MRC Epidemiology unit in Cambridge and University College London, UK His primary research interest is in gene-nutrient interactions on metabolic and cardiovascular disease-related outcomes. His long term goal is to use the findings from observational studies to carry out human intervention studies with a view towards developing industrial collaborations for personalised nutrition.

  • University of Reading

  • 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