Europe—Vitafoods Europe 2019 has released its agenda, which is centered on key challenges like sustainable sourcing and wider trends including free-from, plant-based ingredients, and hemp extracts and CBD, according to a press release.

The event will be May 7-9 in Palexpo, Geneva, and is expected to attract 22,000 visitors and over 1,200 leading global suppliers in the natural products industry.

It will feature a brand-new Sustainability Square, showcasing the latest consumer and market insights from across the industry. There will be a Clinical Trials Zone, offering a step-by-step guide to the clinical trial process. A Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable will discuss the importance of establishing diversity in the workforce. A Regulatory Clinic will include experts from the European Federation of Associations of Health Products Manufacturers, who will help clear up confusion around EU and global regulations.

Chris Lee, managing director of the global health and nutrition network at Informa Exhibitions, said in the release: “Sustainability is a crucial influencer in the purchasing decision-making process for consumers who are becoming more health and environmentally-conscious. This and the need to provide enough food supply for a growing population has led us to identify the sustainability of the industry as a key concern and opportunity. Our goal with Vitafoods Europe 2019 is to bring the community together and open the discussion about the challenges and opportunities ahead. This way we hope to encourage collaboration across the entire nutraceutical industry and affect the move towards true circularity.”

For more information or to register,go here.