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Growing awareness of health and wellness is fueling demand for natural and organic products in Asia. Countless of regional distributors and retailers are tapping into the natural and organic trend, but in face of uncertain challenges of this emerging industry sector, how should businesses prepare themselves to secure success?

Education, Resources & Solutions

Keep your businesses stay relevant and get ahead of competition. The NOA academy features specialists and industry experts who will share their professional experience and innovative concepts.

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Workshops

Workshops led by accredited specialists and industry experts who will offer in-depth insights into the natural and organic industry

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Seminars

Industry leaders will share their unique perspectives on natural and organic labels, brand strategy, industry trends etc.

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Forums

Complimentary sessions sponsored by NOA exhibitors or supporting organisations to present their latest products, business ideas and research findings

Admission

Seminar

US$ 38 All Sessions
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2 Day Pass

Workshop

US$ 189 All Sessions
  •  
2 Day Pass

Combo

US$ 210 All Sessions
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2 Day Pass

We are looking for speakers with great passion and expertise to take the audience on a fun and thought-provoking journey. If you are interested, please submit your topic and a 100-word abstract on or before 30 May.

Pre-registration has ended. If you wish to attend NOA Academy, please register onsite at NOA Academy area.
Registration Deadline: 6 NOV. Your registration will be proceed based on the time of your submission. All successful registrants will receive a confirmation message later.

Stay Tuned for 2021 Programme

Programme & Registration

Programme is subject to change. Interested parties are welcome to submit their own topics.  

7 September, Tuesday

Time Programme Speaker Language

12:30-12:35

Opening Remarks

Representative, Invest Hong Kong

English

12:35-13:20

Sustainability Trends for the Foodservice Industry

Ms Heidi Yu Spurrell

CEO, Food Made Good HK

English

13:20-13:40

Sustainability Case Sharing - SOILABLE Straws

Mr Wan Chi Wing Don

Director of Jetwell GreenTech Limited

English

Lunch Break

15:00-15:30

Pernod Ricard Sustainability Programme - Bar World of Tomorrow Introduction

 

Mr Leon Navaretna

Project Manager of Sustainability and Responsibility, Pernod Ricard Asia

Ms Heidi Yu Spurrell

CEO of Food Made Good HK

English

15:30-16:20

What are Hong Kong’s F&B Sector Doing to Address Sustainability?

Moderators:

Mr Leon Navaretna

Project Manager of Sustainability and Responsibility, Pernod Ricard Asia

Ms Heidi Yu Spurrell

CEO of Food Made Good HK

Speakers:

Mr Agung Prabowo

Co-Founder of Penicillin

Mr Roman Ghale

Co-Founder of Penicillin

Chef Richard Ekkebus

Director of Culinary Operations and Food & Beverage of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Ms Germaine Woon

Head of Marketing & Communications of JIA Group

Mr Malique Goldin

Head of Partnerships of Black Sheep Restaurant

Mr Alex Ko

Beverage Development Manager of Tastings Group

English

16:20-17:00

Sustainable Cocktail Workshop and Demo

Mr Luca Andrei

Star Bartenders of Pernod Ricard 

English

8 September, Wednesday

Time Programme Speaker Language

12:30-13:00

Keto Diet - Our New Healthy Lifestyle

生酮飲食 - 新生活態度

Ms Iris Tung

Mr Tim Wong

Co-Founder of Good Life Hunting

Cantonese

13:00-13:30

Strategic Keto Diet Planning
生酮全方位策略

Ms Zoe Li

Founder of Zolar Fitness

Cantonese

13:30-14:00

Keto Food Plan to Promote Gut Health and Improve Skin Quality

如何運用生酮飲食啟動腸道健康並改善皮膚質素

Mr Cavan Chan

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Ms Suphia Ng

Founder of Suphia’s Functional Foods

Cantonese

14:00-14:30

Health Food and Dietary Supplement Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Dr Jennifer Wan

Council Member of Hong Kong Health Food Association

Ms Joanne Cheung

Vice President of Hong Kong Health Food Association

English

14:30-15:00

Future of Plant-based and Alternative Food

Mr Felix Wong

Senior Analyst, Euromonitor International

 

English

15:00-15:30

Metabolic Flexibility & Intermittent Fasting

Mr Nobin K.John

Board Certified Functional Medicine Health  Coach & Co-Founder of Orka Wellness and Orka Wellness Café

English

15:30 - 16:00

How Chinese Food Therapy Decode the West - Coffee 

 

Ms Samantha Wan

Certified Chinese Food Coach

English

16:00-16:30

Fermentation of Fruits and Vegetables – The Added Benefits on Your Gut Microbiome

Ms Kennie Siu

Co-founder and Nutritionist of Natural Plus and Lecturer on Nutrition of Tung Wah College

TBC

16:30-17:00

Sri Lanka Organic Products - Trends & Opportunities

Ms Harini Perera

Director, V Brands Limited (Sri Lanka Product Specialist)

English

17:00-17:30

Harnessing the Power of Biomimicry and Nanotechnology in Agriculture

Mr Ray Lok

Founder & CEO of Full Nature Farm (H.K.) Ltd.

English

9 September, Thursday

Time Programme Speaker Language

13:00-13:30

Organic Market in Hong Kong under Covid-Pandemics

Professor Jonathan Wong

Director, Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre

English

13:30 - 14:00

China Digital Marketing Strategy for Cross-border e-Commerce Marketplace

Mr Sherman Ma

Business Director, As Healthway International Limited (Wechatbiz)

English

14:00-14:30

Why is it so Hard to Source Green Packaging

Ms Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & CEO at Green Queen, Ekowarehouse & SourceGreenPackaging.com

English

Sustainability Forum Sponsor:

Major Supporter:

Contact

We are looking for speakers with great passion and expertise to take the audience on a fun and thought-provoking journey. If you are interested, please submit your topic and a 100-word abstract to:

Ms. Charlotte Leung
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +852 2516 1658

2021 Full Programme & Registration

Programme is subject to change. 

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Full Programme & Registration

Programme is subject to change. Interested parties are welcome to submit their own topics.  

11 November, Wednesday

Time Programme Speaker Language

13:30-13:50

Mainstreaming Sustainable Foodservice

Ms Heidi Yu Spurrell

CEO, Food Made Good Hong Kong

English

13:50 – 14:30

Innovative Sustainability in Vegan Kitchen

Ms Heidi Yu Spurrel

CEO, Food Made Good

Chef Arnaud

 Fivelements Habitat Culinary Curator, Fivelements

English

14:45-15:45

Alternative Protein: The Future Of Food

Ms. Sonalie Figueiras

Founder and Editor-in-chief of Green Queen & Founder and CEO, Ekowarehouse

English

16:00-16:45

Plant-based Retailing

Green Common

Englsih

12 November, Thursday

Time Programme Speaker Language

13:00-13:45

Health and Indulgence:
Optimizing the balance in APAC’s Milk Alternatives & Beverages Markets

Mr Felix Wong

 Analyst, Euromonitor International

 Mr Peter Wong

Analyst, Euromonitor International

English

14:00-14:30

Sustainable Food and the Environment

Mr Leung Wing-Mo

Former Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory

English

14:45-15:15

Incorporating CBD Into Your Wellness Routine

Laurie Goldberg

CEO of Open Book Extracts Asia

English

15:30-16:15

Fair Trade

TBC

English

13 November, Friday

Time Programme Speaker Language

13:00-13:30

Current Status of Hong Kong Organic Industry

Prof. Jonathan Wong

Director, Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre (Hong Kong)

Cantonese

13:45-14:15

Online Marketplace Marketing & Strategy

Mr Timothy Cheung

E-commerce specialist, Motive Power Ltd 

Cantonese

14:30-15:00

Cross-border E-commerce

Mr. Terry Chan

Founder and Chairman, The Hong Kong eCommerce Supply Chain Association

Cantonese

15:15-15:45

Organic Food Industry in Mainland China and the Market Access Requirements

Ms. Lennie Tao

Regulatory Analyst, Chemlinked

Mandarin

Contact

We are looking for speakers with great passion and expertise to take the audience on a fun and thought-provoking journey. If you are interested, please submit your topic and a 100-word abstract to:

Ms. Charlotte Leung
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +852 2516-1658

Full Programme & Registration

3 September, Tuesday

Time Programme Speaker Language Event

11:45 - 12:15

Green Queen Talks Global Eco Wellness Trends

Ms. Sonalie Figueiras

Founder & Editor-in-chief, Ekowarehouse & Green Queen Media (Hong Kong)

English
Seminar

13:45 – 15:45

Modern Diet: A Guide to Healthy Meal Planning

Mr. Wong Chi Wing

Director of Food & Dietetic, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

Cantonese
Workshop

16:00 – 17:00

Powering the Mind: How Brands Can Tap the Next Level of Human Potential

Ms. Anika Nafis

Associate Director, Trend and Innovation Consultant, Mintel (Singapore)

English
Seminar

17:15 – 18:00

How Water Quality Affects Human Health

Mr. Moses Yuen

Assistant Manager, R&D & Technical, Walton Possesion Ltd (Hong Kong)

Englsih
Forum

4 September, Wednesday

Time Programme Speaker Language Event

11:30 - 12:30

An Introduction to Cross-Border E-commerce to China – A Guide for International Cosmetics Companies

Mr. Don Zhao

Co-Founder, Azoya International (China)

English
Seminar

12:45 - 14:45

Natural Skincare Formulation and Application

Mr. Albert Leung

Hong Kong Society of Cosmetic Chemist, Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, England

Cantonese
Workshop

15:00 – 15:45

Natural, Organic and Ethical Labels in the Personal Care Industry

Mr. Amarjit Sahota

Founder and Director, Ecovia Intelligence (United Kingdom)

English
Seminar

16:00 – 16:45

How Great Superfood Combination Can Take Your Diet to the Next Level

Mr. John Wong

Senior Dietitian and Fitness Coach, JAC Nutrition and Healthy Consultancy (Hong Kong) 

Cantonese
Forum

5 September, Friday

Time Programme Speaker Language Event

11:15 - 11:45

Current Status of Hong Kong Organic Industry

Prof. Jonathan Wong

Director, Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre (Hong Kong)

Cantonese
Forum

12:00 - 12:45

Aloha from Hawaii: Natural Products

Ms. Meli James

Partner of Mana Up, USA

Cantonese
Workshop

Contact

For enquiries, please contact our Organising Partner:

Go Natural Marketing & PR Co Ltd
Ms. Wendy Wong
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +852 8202-0126

Organising Partner
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We are looking for speakers with great passion and expertise to take the audience on a fun and thought-provoking journey. If you are interested, please submit your topic and a 100-word abstract on or before 30 May.

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