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Nutra India Summit to explore depths of nutraceutical industry
Tuesday, 01 February, 2011, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Even if there is a growing segment of population appreciating the value of healthy eating, time is the biggest inhibitor that restricts healthy eating plans into action.

Acknowledging this constraint, many pharmaceuticals companies like Ranbaxy, Cipla, GlaxoSmithKline and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories have taken the onus on themselves of extending some additional shots of nutrients by introducing health enhancing products like functional foods, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements.

And to extract further support to this healthy cause, a group of pharmaceutical companies has been coming together under a single roof and holding the “Nutra India Summit” in different parts of the country. The summit is dedicated to exploring the depths of the nutraceutical industry across the globe and also other health-boosting products like the functional foods, dietary supplements, and such others.

The 6th edition of the Nutra India Summit will be held on February 15 -18 at Vivanta, Taj President (Feb 15), and World Trade Centre (Feb 16- 18) in Mumbai.

Around 200 - 250 international and domestic companies will be taking part in this event. The organisers of this event are the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications. The international conference will concentrate on trends and opportunities in the health-foods segment, the progress of regulatory mechanism, new ingredients and technologies, new product development and also public awareness and consumer trends.

The main highlights of the event will be the international conference to discuss marketing strategies and concerns that influence growth and development of the industry -- NuffooDs expo to enable face-to-face interaction with small scale and medium scale enterprises, NutraPartnering Tool which is launched for the first time in India. “NutraPartnering Powered by Interlink” will help assist all participants in networking, the CEO Summit to conduct panel discussions with the leading CEOs of different companies, doctors and nutritionists forum to deliberate the role of nutraceuticals and improving the lifestyle and well-being of the society. Also the participants can look forward to the “Morning Mantras” to share opinions of the mentors and the poster session “Walkway of Discovery,” which is organised to encourage participants to absorb new ideas.

Nutra Awards function will give away awards to those personalities who have contributed in this sector. New product launch will be a special attraction for the visitors to see the latest products in the market and the wellness pavilion will help in focusing on wellness and lifestyle management.

“The 5th edition in 2010 focused on the regulatory aspects and was held in Delhi but this edition will mainly concentrate on business,” said Niket Dhonde from MM Activ.

The exhibits targeted for this event are nutraceuticals products, flavours, fragrances, fortified food, botanical extracts, ayurceuticals, functional foods and beverages, process engineering, packaging equipment, marketing, dietary supplements, consulting and allied services, sportaceuticals ( sport supplements like “whey protein”) etc.

The visitors for this event include exporters and importers, sourcing companies, production and purchase professional, doctors and nutritionists, international business representatives, trade and business visitors, supermarkets, retail chains, regulatory and policy makers and scientific fraternity.

The event is supported by some of the leading companies and association like Health Food and Dietary Supplements (HADSA), Pharmexcil, Organisation of Pharmaceuticals Products in India (OPPI), Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA), Ayurvedic Drugs Manufactures Association (ADMA), Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) and Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ADMA).
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