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Bridge2Food Food Technology Professionals Platform

6th Sports & Performance Nutrition 2016
14-16 June 2016

Bridge2Food Food Technology Professionals Platform

5th Healthy Ageing 2016
12-14 October 2016

Ingredients Platform

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2nd Top Class Protein Nutrition 2016
23 & 24 June 2016

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9th Protein Summit 2016
19-21 September 2016

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11th Food Proteins
Course 2016
8-10 November 2016

LinkedIn groups run by Bridge2Food

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Food Proteins

Sports & Performance Nutrition

Confectionery, Bakery & Snacks

Coated Foods

Food Technology Professionals

Healthy Ageing

International Food Business Network (IFBN)




Adapting quickly in fast-moving consumer categories



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The platforms on trends and developments in the food industry related to the fast moving consumer categories of Sports & Performance Nutrition, Healthy Ageing and Healthy & Nutritional Bars & Grain Snacks are being organised together with and for different industries.

Important industry issues such as the trends & developments affecting the industry drivers, business and market demand for strategic development and future growth fields are on the agenda of annual platform meetings. Innovation opportunities in marketing, digital media, research & development, health, ingredients and technologies can change the industry outlook and perspectives as well and these opportunities are also part of the agenda.

Bridge2Food's contribution to the industry is to create an optimal environment for business development, innovation project creation and to cultivate an international network with industry peers. Each platform offers on-line channels (digital media, webinars) and off-line ways (summits, conferences, seminars, courses) to communicate and grow.

The platform players are:

- Retailers

- Brand owners, private label manufacturers active in the various food industries

- Ingredient manufacturers
- Research, technology and processing suppliers

Healthy Ageing platform

Leading and innovative SME type food manufacturers, food ingredient suppliers and research institutes, companies who have a keen interest to develop emerging healthy ageing markets for for infants, young adults and elderly people gather for two days to discuss the business opportunities and challenges. Examples of such companies include: Nestle, Unilever, Danone, Mead Johnson, Abbott, Dupont, Kerry, FrieslandCampina, Stephan Nutrition, VTT, Frauenhofer, TNO, Azti etc.

Upcoming platform: 5th Healthy Ageing 2016, 12 & 14 October 2016, The Netherlands.

LinkedIn dicussion group: Healthy ageing



Healthy Bars & Grain Snacks platform

Every 2 years the bar and grain snack manufacturers discuss the new developments in the industry in Cologne. Coveniently linked to the ISM exhibition in Cologne, Early February.

This platform has been organised since 2006 for brands and private label manufacturers such as:

Kellogg's; Hersheys; Bahlsen; General Mills; Hero; VSI; Haco; Halo; and many others.

LinkedIn dicussion group: Confectionery, Bakery & Snacks


Sports & Performance Nutrition platform

Annually, the key players gather for two days to discuss the industry challenges. Examples of such companies include: NBTY, Gygrossisten, ON, Powerbar, Maxinutrition, Pepsico, CocaCola, SiS, Atlantic Multipower, Weider, Nutritsense, Axellus, Dextro, Nutrition et Sante, etc.

                                                      Upcoming platform:

                                                      6th Sports & Performance Nutrition 2016,
                                                      14 - 16 June 2016, The Netherlands.
                                                      LinkedIn discussion group: Sport & Performance Nutrition


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