Nestlé, EFSA, Arla Foods, Almarai and Arsenal Football Club Share Exclusive Industry Insights Ahead of the Food ingredients 2013 Official Conference

London (ots/PRNewswire) - Taking place once every 2 years, the 2013 edition of the FiE Official Conference in Messe Frankfurt from 19-21 November 2013 is the biggest industry gathering to date. Over 80 expert speakers will address important trends and innovations that resonate at the core of the F&B industry today, spanning 20 in-depth modules and 3 focused master classes which can be tailored around attendance at the co-located FiE show.

With only 2 weeks to go until the entire F&B industry comes together for the FiE 2013 Official Conference, we recently caught up with some of the key players like Nestle, EFSA, Arla Foods, Almarai and Arsenal Football Club.

Sarah Dowding, Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Nestle, who will be speaking in Module 3A - Clean Label commented on the current key trends in Europe:

"A drive towards use of natural and familiar store cupboard ingredients to 'de-mystify' ingredients lists" is evident, though notes that this must be coupled with "value offerings at set price points to make products accessible in economically difficult times". When asked what she will cover in her conference session, Sarah states that "I will be drawing on examples of Nestle's work in this area" and what clean label means "for consumers and for manufacturers".

'Clean label' is just one of many critical issues being investigated at the FiE 2013 Official Conference.

To become better informed, updated, challenged and inspired, delegates can hear Sarah and many other industry leaders speaking at Europe's premier food ingredients knowledge forum.

Sarah will be joined by other industry experts at the FiE 2013 Official Conference, including:

- Tania Porsgaard Bayer, Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Global Trade Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Global Categories and Operations, Arla Foods

- James Collins, Consultant in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Arsenal Football Club

- Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen, Senior Scientific Advisor 'Nutrition and Food Safety', National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), and member of the EFSA NDA Panel

- Victor Aigbogun, General Manager, Quality and Product Development, Almarai.

Full exclusive preview interviews with all of these conference speakers can be viewed at: e/learning-hub/fie-ni-conference-2013/resource-centre

For complete programme information, where you can see full session details of these speakers, and to register for the conference modules, visit

About Fi Conferences:

Fi Conferences is an extension of Fi Global, whose world-leading food ingredients event celebrates its 26th year in 2013 and attracts over 25,000 visitors. Fi Conferences runs its popular modular conference alongside this biennial exhibition and offers high-level content focussed on the hottest issues facing ingredient suppliers and manufacturers in the food and beverage ingredients industry today. Fi Conferences provide the information and insights needed by R&D, product development, innovation and marketing professionals across a range of categories.

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