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The Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in Singapore on 28-29th November 2017. The summit comprises four dedicated sessions...

Session One: Sustainability Developments

There is a growing realisation that food & agriculture are linked to many of the environmental and social issues faced by the planet. The opening session gives an update on sustainability, highlighting some of the common ways the food industry can address its various impacts.

After an introduction to the summit agenda, the role of soil fertility in maintaining sustainable food systems is described. With growing concerns about seafood supply, an update is given on sustainable seafood and adoption rates in Asia. The use of life-cycle analysis to measure and reduce environmental impacts of food products is described. The aricultural minister from Bhutan will show why the country is portrayed as the 'poster child' for sustainability. The country is leading in terms of sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation, as well as food security and clean water.

An update is given on the use of sustainable materials for food and beverage packaging. The session concludes with featured speakers discussing the major obstacles to sustainable development in the food industry.

Session Two: Organic Market Potential

Although Asia houses 60 percent of the world population and has some of its richest consumers, its share of international organic food sales is paltry. This session looks at the potential of the organic food market in Asia, as well as opportunities in export markets. Industry pioneers will share their experiences in developing successful enterprises in this emerging market.

An update is given on the Chinese market, the largest and fastest growing in Asia. The challenges of setting up an organic food enterprise in Asia are highlighted, followed by a case study of building internal markets. Another speaker will present some research on the organic consumer. The session adjourns with a debate on how to encourage organic food production and consumption in the Asian region.

Session Three: Health Impacts

Asia is undergoing a nutritional transformation whereby many sectors of the population are now suffering from diet-related illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. With sustainability intricately linked to healthy living, this new session looks at the various approaches to improve the health value of food products.

Some of the major trends in health & wellness are outlined, followed by a retail chain which will give insights into how it is marketing health & organic foods. A pioneering foodservice chain will share its experiences in developing sustainable and healthy options. Other papers cover plant-based proteins in seafood alternatives, re-formulating health and beverages, encouraging behaviour change, and overcoming barriers.

Session Four: Ingredients for Sustainability

This session covers important developments in sustainable ingredients. The growing use of natural sweeteners in food and beverage products is outlined, followed by an update on natural flavourings. Details are given of the fairtrade ingredients that can be used in food and beverage applications. An update will be given on clean label ingredients, and their future growth potential. A case study is given of an international brand of ice-cream on how it is ethically sourcing local and international ingredients. To conclude, featured speakers will discuss the evolution of sustainable ingredients: what is on the horizon?


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Ecovia Intelligence

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Supporting Organisations:

OFDC Australian Organic
FIA Fairtrade Asia Pacific

Media Partners:

Asia Food & Beverage Report
Asia Pacific Food Industry
Food and Beverage Asia
Asia Food Journal
Organic Wellness News
World Press Online