Conference Program

During the two-days trade event a parallel conference program will be organized in two theatres at the Exhibition floor:

Free From Food Theatre
Lactose Free Theatre


Our visitors are more than welcome to visit both programs, with more than 40 international speakers, free of charge. Please find the conference program from last edition in Amsterdam below.


Reception & registration of our participants

Free From Food Theatre
Healthy and Convenient Free-From Snacking - Growing Opportunities

The global snacking market is growing along with the free from market. Combined they offer possibilities for future growth. Consumers look for products that combine health, convenience and taste.

Anette Almi
Export Manager
Leader Foods Oy

Leader Foods Oy
Free From Food Theatre
Anette Almi
Gluten-Free, Where Next?

This presentation will look at the growth in gluten-free foods in key markets, and investigate the consumer and market drivers. It will explain why gluten-free foods have moved mainstream, key areas of innovation, and development opportunities for the future.

David Jago
Director of Innovation and Insight
Mintel

Mintel
Free From Food Theatre
David Jago
Future proof: how to unlock growth in the Free From category

Hamish Renton
Managing Director
Hamish Renton Associates

Hamish Renton Associates
Free From Food Theatre
Hamish Renton
Gluten-free beer: trends and insights

Gluten-free food is gaining popularity, but we also see this trend in a less obvious gluten product: beer. What is driving the increase in demand for gluten-free beer, how is the industry responding and how is it made?

Leilah Thiart
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
DSM

DSM
Free From Food Theatre
Leilah Thiart
Free From Animal Ingredients: Vegan Products in the Mainstream

Expansion of the free-from category has attracted a variety of consumers interested in plant-based products. Learn how to successfully appeal to them and capitalize on the growing vegan trend.

Abigail Stevens
Trademark Relations Officer
Vegan Society

Vegan Society
Free From Food Theatre
Abigail Stevens
Simple gluten testing in the factory

The presentation covers gluten testing using dip sticks. The participants of the presentation will have the opportunity to do surface testing themselves. Other test systems like ELISA and PCR will also be shorty explained.

Stella Lindeke
Product Manager Allergens
R-Biopharm

R-Biopharm
Free From Food Theatre
Stella Lindeke
Gluten analysis in certification schemes

Allergen analysis is often performed because of requirements of certification schemes like the Crossed Grain symbol product certification or BRC certification. How to choose the right method and set up a sampling and validation plan?

Marjan van Ravenhorst
Food Technologist and Owner
Allergenen Consultancy

Allergenen Consultancy
Free From Food Theatre
Marjan van Ravenhorst
Panel: Future proof - how to unlock growth in the Free From category

Hamish Renton
Managing Director
Hamish Renton Associates

Hamish Renton Associates
Free From Food Theatre
Hamish Renton
"Gluten-free globally – important considerations and strategic choices"

This presentation overviews the latest developments in Free From Gluten food globally and regionally. Starting with market sizing and general trends, we move onto analyzing the future roles of private label, the different consumer segments and multinational brands' Free From Gluten product lines.

David Hedin
Analyst of Food and Nutrition
Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International
Free From Food Theatre
Lactose Free Theatre
David Hedin
Meeting the challenges of manufacturing innovative free from ranges including chocolate, to the benefit of European retail markets

Due to the specific manufacturing methods, free from chocolate is one of the most challenging free from food products to produce. The session will explore some of these challenges of producing for the mainstream market. This includes: required manufacturing standards, consumer perceptions, the advancement of the category to mainstream, recognition of legislative terms and new product developments.

Adrian Ling
Managing Director
Plamil Foods

Plamil Foods
Free From Food Theatre
Adrian Ling
Kosher Certification for your products

Sharon is Retail Food & Drink Manager for KLBD, the largest and oldest kosher certification agency in Europe. KLBD is respected and recognised worldwide and certifies companies both large and small, retail and ingredients.

Sharon Feldman-Vazan
Retail Food & Drink Manager
KLBD

ADILAC
Free From Food Theatre
Sharon Feldman-Vazan

Reception & registration of our participants

Free From Food Theatre
Better tasting lactose free/reduced sugar dairy products for a wider consumer base

To make lactose free/reduced sugar dairy attractive for even more consumers and customers, Chr. Hansen launches NOLA™, a lactose free/reduced sugar dairy concept that involves new enzymes, cultures and test kits enabling better tasting products and easier production.

Katarzyna McCall
Global Marketing Manager for Fresh Dairy - Cultures & Enzymes
Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen
Free From Food Theatre
Katarzyna McCall
Switzerland: a competitive gluten-free market

Discover the gluten-free market in Switzerland. A country located at the crossing line of German, French and Italian influences, where 80% of the retail market is controlled by 2 domestic giants and where the world food leaders have their headquarters.

Alain Giffard
CEO & Founder
Alternis

Alternis
Free From Food Theatre
Alain Giffard
Gluten-Free, Where Next?

This presentation will look at the growth in gluten-free foods in key markets, and investigate the consumer and market drivers. It will explain why gluten-free foods have moved mainstream, key areas of innovation, and development opportunities for the future.

David Jago
Director of Innovation and Insight
Mintel

Mintel
Lactose Free Theatre
Free From Food Theatre
David Jago
Exploring the invisible universe inside our gut in health and disease

Prof. Cisca Wijmenga
Professor of Human Genetics
University of Groningen
University Medical Center Groningen

Appointed as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012
Free From Food Theatre
Cisca Wijmenga
Future activities of the organization with regards to food certification

Tunde Kolta
Chair Board
AOECS - Association of European Coeliac Societies

AOECS
Free From Food Theatre
Tunde Kolta
Advantages and disadvantages of current gluten free diet trend for non-coeliac/non-gluten intolerant consumers

Bianca Rootsaert
Director
Dutch Coeliac Society

Dutch Coeliac Society
Free From Food Theatre
Bianca Rootsaert
Additional gluten free audits (bolt-ons) for international audit schemes such as BRC, IFS and aha!

The gluten-free market is exploding in many parts of the world while in others it is taking its first steps. Both scenarios present the producer with a marketing challenge. In a crowded market how do you differentiate yourself while in a new market how can you establish your credibility and trustworthiness. Hear how gluten-free accreditation addresses these challenges.

Kathryn Miller
Head of Food Policy
Coeliac UK

UK Coeliac
Free From Food Theatre
Kathryn Miller
The coeliac consumer: a challenge or an opportunity?

Susanna Neuhold
Board Director
Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS)

AOECS
Free From Food Theatre
Susanna Neuhold
Wheat & Co. Root of diseases?!

Gluten, ATIs and Foodmaps have a tremendous impact of our health, our wellbeing and thereby of our quality of life. Should it be possible to put autoimmune disorders into long term remission by the right nutrition? What does right nutrition mean? How can humans deal with this complexity? How important is the compliance of a “free from” diet? The DZG supports patients and their families to understand the complexity of their disease and helps to live a gluten free life with a good quality.

Claudia Wiedemann
CEO
Deutsche Zöliakie-Gesellschaft e.V.

Deutsche Zöliakie-Gesellschaft e.V.
Free From Food Theatre
Claudia Wiedemann
Gluten-free beer: trends and insights

Gluten-free food is gaining popularity, but we also see this trend in a less obvious gluten product: beer. What is driving the increase in demand for gluten-free beer, how is the industry responding and how is it made?

Leilah Thiart
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
DSM

DSM
Free From Food Theatre
Leilah Thiart
"Gluten-free globally – important considerations and strategic choices"

This presentation overviews the latest developments in Free From Gluten food globally and regionally. Starting with market sizing and general trends, we move onto analyzing the future roles of private label, the different consumer segments and multinational brands' Free From Gluten product lines.

David Hedin
Analyst of Food and Nutrition
Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International
Free From Food Theatre
Lactose Free Theatre
David Hedin
Global Free-From Category Perspective; Consumer-Centric Growth Trends

Enjoy Life Foods is owned by Mondelez, one of the world's largest snack food companies.

Joel D. Warady
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoy Life Foods
Free From Food Theatre
Joel D. Warady

Reception & registration of our participants

Lactose Free Theatre
European trends and market developments in Lactose Free

Hamish Renton
Managing Director
Hamish Renton Associates

Hamish Renton Associates
Free From Food Theatre
Hamish Renton
Lactose-free: what is driving consumer preference?

Unlike most other European markets, in Finland lactose-free food and beverages are mainstream options, widely available in supermarkets and clearly listed in restaurant menus. Also in Colombia we see this trend. Why is this? What is driving consumer preference in these countries? And most importantly, what can we learn from it?

Jose Roseboom
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
DSM Food Specialties B.V.

DSM
Lactose Free Theatre
Jose Roseboom
How to sustain growth in Free From Lactose foods

Lactose Free Food sales in Western Europe are about to surpass the sales of North America. Maintaining this trajectory in the forecast period will depend on the efforts of players in Free From Lactose Food. Welcome to a data supported look at the how to reach tomorrow's Free From Lactose consumer.

David Hedin
Analyst of Food and Nutrition
Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International
Free From Food Theatre
Lactose Free Theatre
David Hedin
Do the lactose intolerance people have more deficiences in micronutrients like calcium, vit D?

Which alternatives we can find in the market? Nutritional recommendations for a complete and variety diet.

Luján Soler
Nutrition and Healthy Food Consultant

Lactose Free Theatre
Lujan Soler
Design strategies and opportunities for lactose free products

The available design strategies to design lactose free product will be presented and discussed in the overall framework of the free from food.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Fogliano
Professor Food Quality and Design
Wageningen University
Lactose Free Theatre
Vincenzo Fogliano
Lactose-Free, Where Next?

This presentation will look at the development of lactose- and dairy-free food & drink in key markets, and investigate the consumer and market drivers. It will explain why dairy alternatives are no longer a niche, identify the hot-spots for innovation, and opportunities for the future.

David Jago
Director of Innovation and Insight
Mintel

Mintel
Lactose Free Theatre
Free From Food Theatre
David Jago
We are the only mammals who drink milk when we are adults

Oriol Sans
President ADILAC
Asociación de intolerantes a la lactosa España

ADILAC
Lactose Free Theatre
Oriol Sans
Free from labelling according to EU legislation

The statutory provisions on 'free from'-labeling (eg. gluten-free and lactose-free) and an illustration about the limits of laws applicable to marketing texts.

Ellis van Diermen
Consultant
Précon Food Management

Precon Food Management
Lactose Free Theatre
Ellis van Diermen
Development and production of lactose-free dairy products

Lactose-free is growing from a niche offering into a product with mainstream appeal. Therefore, food manufacturers are looking for ways to ensure that their lactose-free product tastes at least as good as the regular product. In addition, food companies are working to broaden their lactose-free product range from the traditional plain milk into a wide range of dairy products (yoghurts, spreads, ice-creams, cheeses, etc). In this presentation it will be shown which role the versatile food enzyme lactase plays in creating high-quality lactose-free food products.

Marten Paasman
Global Business Manager
DSM

DSM
Lactose Free Theatre
Marten Paasman
Better tasting lactose-free: advancing from medical to lifestyle

The rapid growth in "free-from" foods is testament to a sizable consumer segment's continued hunger for healthier products. When it comes to dairy, lactose intolerance is the main medical reason some people avoid consumption. Lactose-intolerance in adulthood is in fact the norm for humans (as with other mammals). The high prevalence of tolerance to lactose in populations of nothern European descent represents a relatively recent variation in evolutionary terms. In contrast, the rates of lactose intolerance in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa can be over 90%. Fortunately, there are technological solutions to remove the offending lactose from dairy so that consumers need not miss out on the nutritional and taste benefits of dairy products.

Dr. Ross Crittenden
Senior Vice President - Research and Technologies
Valio

Valio
Lactose Free Theatre
Ross Crittenden

Reception & registration of our participants

Lactose Free Theatre
Better tasting lactose-free: advancing from medical to lifestyle

The rapid growth in "free-from" foods is testament to a sizable consumer segment's continued hunger for healthier products. When it comes to dairy, lactose intolerance is the main medical reason some people avoid consumption. Lactose-intolerance in adulthood is in fact the norm for humans (as with other mammals). The high prevalence of tolerance to lactose in populations of nothern European descent represents a relatively recent variation in evolutionary terms. In contrast, the rates of lactose intolerance in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa can be over 90%. Fortunately, there are technological solutions to remove the offending lactose from dairy so that consumers need not miss out on the nutritional and taste benefits of dairy products.

Dr. Ross Crittenden
Senior Vice President - Research and Technologies
Valio

Valio
Lactose Free Theatre
Ross Crittenden
Lactose-free: what is driving consumer preference?

Unlike most other European markets, in Finland lactose-free food and beverages are mainstream options, widely available in supermarkets and clearly listed in restaurant menus. Also in Colombia we see this trend. Why is this? What is driving consumer preference in these countries? And most importantly, what can we learn from it?

Jose Roseboom
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
DSM Food Specialties B.V.

DSM
Lactose Free Theatre
Jose Roseboom
How to sustain growth in Free From Lactose foods

Lactose Free Food sales in Western Europe are about to surpass the sales of North America. Maintaining this trajectory in the forecast period will depend on the efforts of players in Free From Lactose Food. Welcome to a data supported look at the how to reach tomorrow's Free From Lactose consumer.

David Hedin
Analyst of Food and Nutrition
Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International
Free From Food Theatre
Lactose Free Theatre
David Hedin
Free from labelling according to EU legislation

The statutory provisions on 'free from'-labeling (eg. gluten-free and lactose-free) and an illustration about the limits of laws applicable to marketing texts.

Ellis van Diermen
Consultant
Précon Food Management

Precon Food Management
Lactose Free Theatre
Ellis van Diermen
Do the lactose intolerance people have more deficiences in micronutrients like calcium, vit D?

Which alternatives we can find in the market? Nutritional recommendations for a complete and variety diet.

Luján Soler
Nutrition and Healthy Food Consultant

Lactose Free Theatre
Lujan Soler
Lactose-Free, Where Next?

This presentation will look at the development of lactose- and dairy-free food & drink in key markets, and investigate the consumer and market drivers. It will explain why dairy alternatives are no longer a niche, identify the hot-spots for innovation, and opportunities for the future.

David Jago
Director of Innovation and Insight
Mintel

Mintel
Lactose Free Theatre
Free From Food Theatre
David Jago
Development and production of lactose-free dairy products

Lactose-free is growing from a niche offering into a product with mainstream appeal. Therefore, food manufacturers are looking for ways to ensure that their lactose-free product tastes at least as good as the regular product. In addition, food companies are working to broaden their lactose-free product range from the traditional plain milk into a wide range of dairy products (yoghurts, spreads, ice-creams, cheeses, etc). In this presentation it will be shown which role the versatile food enzyme lactase plays in creating high-quality lactose-free food products.

Marten Paasman
Global Business Manager
DSM

DSM
Lactose Free Theatre
Marten Paasman
We are the only mammals who drink milk when we are adults

Oriol Sans
President ADILAC
Asociación de intolerantes a la lactosa España

ADILAC
Lactose Free Theatre
Oriol Sans

Pre-registration:


Get your free badge!

Plan your meetings:


Matchmaking

Co-located with:




NEW:
  • More Ingredients Exhibitors
  • Vegan Pavilion
  • Lactose Free Pavilion
  • Ireland Pavilion
  • Matchmaking and Buyer Program
  • Innovation Pavilion
  • Korean Pavilion
  • Portugal Pavilion
  • Finland Pavilion

SPONSOR

Aili
PARTNER LACTOSE FREE

ADILAC

Aili
PARTNER GLUTEN FREE

AOECS
PARTNER VEGAN

The Vegan Society
PARTNER ORGANIC

Demeter Organic
PLAN YOUR MEETINGS
Enterprise Europe Network
MEDIAPARTNERS

Alimarket

Retail actual

Tecnoalimen

Infohoreca