Health ingredients Europe 2008 grows by over 30% on 2006 edition

Health ingredients (Hi) Europe, the industry event for global health ingredients, is set to be 30% larger than its last edition in 2006. This year over 500 exhibitors will take up more than 9500 square meters on 4-6 November at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France. Thousands of visitors have already pre-registered, representing 95 countries and nearly every major product manufacturer from across the world. The 30% growth is a direct result of increasing health consciousness among customers constantly seeking healthier and more natural products. This year, Ingredients that combat obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle-related illnesses are among the latest innovations that will be exhibited at Hi Europe.

"We are thrilled with the response from ingredients industry stakeholders representing the entire value chain, " comments Greg Cherry, Event Director. "The event-on-event growth is indicative of a competitive market, and of health trends being acknowledged by power brokers across the global industry."

Key industry players have already pledged their commitment and will show their latest innovations at Hi Europe 2008 including DMV, ADM and Gelita AG, DSM Food Specialties, Roquette, Cargill and hundreds more. Pre-registered visitors represent major food manufacturers such as Unilever, Nestle, Danone, Sara Lee, Coca Cola, Ferrero, Kraft Foods and Masterfoods.

Also new this year is co-location with Natural ingredients (Ni), which launched in 2007 alongside Food ingredients Europe. Ni showcases natural ingredients for cosmetics, personal care, food and medical remedies, providing a highly professional cross-sector platform for networking, exchanging ideas and identifying the latest ingredient trends and developments within this rapidly growing industry.

"Putting the only dedicated natural ingredients show together with Health ingredients Europe results the world's ingredients event, " continues Cherry. "We expect this year to connect more buyers and sellers than ever before."

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