On June 21, 2016, the U.S. – China Health Products Association together with sponsors GNC, NSF International, TSI Group and WHS hosted the China International Sports Nutrition Industry Summit in Shanghai. This was the first time the association organized a sports nutrition event in China, which will be an annual event. Association executive director Jeff Crowther had this to say, “Attendee turnout went beyond our initial expectations. I anticipated the event would draw about 50 international and domestic attendees, but we ended up with 86, which told us that China’s sports nutrition industry potential isn’t going unnoticed”.
The summit had a completely full one day schedule which saw presentations from each of the sponsors as well as Dr. Ralf Jaeger, Euromonitor, FIBO China, Asia Fit Consulting, China Gate Consulting, Alibaba, Ganeden, Glanbia and KD-Pharma.
Speakers covered a great range of topics such as market trends, regulatory, efficacious ingredients, fitness industry, business development, protecting quality, probiotics, omega-3s, cross border e-commerce and protein / protein bars.
Next year’s sports nutrition summit will be held in September the day before FIBO China the leading fitness and sports nutrition expo in China.