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Early bird registration deadline, MOVED! July 10, 2009

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The original deadline for early bird registration for ICN 2009 was 4th of July 2009. Requests to extend the deadline however prompted the committee to move it to 31st July. To date, ICN 2009 has 1,500 registered delegates.


To facilitate quicker registration, the organizers suggest that delegates register online at www.icn2009.com.


ICN 2009 set to exceed 3,000 delegate target July 1, 2009

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The deadline for early bird rate for ICN’s conference registration ends this Saturday, 4th of July. Just now, the ICN 2009 delegate numbers broke the 1,000 delegate mark.

To enjoy the early bird discounted rate, register now at www.icn2009.com.

Living Legend Nominations continue to pour in June 29, 2009

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With just a couple of days to go, the ICN 2009 organizers have so far received nominees for this honor from six countries, specifically Vietnam, Japan, Hungary, Thailand, Taiwan, and Brazil.

We will keep you a complete list of nominations on 2nd July, a day after the deadline for submission.

Living Legends Nominations June 19, 2009

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The ICN 2009 organizers have received a number of nominations for Living Legends of Nutrition and expect more to come in the coming weeks until the July 1st deadline.


For those who are interested to submit names for this, please coordinate with your local nutrition society, which must be affiliated with the IUNS. Nominees must have made significant contribution to the field of nutrition that is recognized in national, regional and international levels. They must be 80 years of age and above.


To submit, please email either of the following to the ICN 2009 Secretariat at sharon@asiacongress.com:


  1. A one or two minute audiotaped message with a photograph of the nominee (in JPG file with a resolution of at least 300 dpi or a photo taken by a digital camera with at least 4MP) and a copy of the nominee’s CV
  2. A one or two minute videotaped message in MPG4 format or any file type that can be read by MS Windows player.  Plus a copy of the nominee’s CV.



Submit the above to the ICN 2009 Secretariat at sharon@asiacongress.com.  Should you prefer to submit it by post, kindly save it in a CD ROM and mail It to the Congress Secretariat:


ICN 2009 Conference Secretariat

c/o AsiaCongress Events Co. Ltd.

PICO Building, Soi LaSalle 56, Sukhumwit Road

Bangna, Bangkok 10260


About Nutrition Industry June 4, 2009

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The nutrition market is very dynamic and fast growing. There are many opportunities to attract speakers, delegates and exhibitors by taking a close look at the latest trends in the industry. For instance key Trends 2008:

– Digestive Health – a wellness issue and the biggest opportunity
– Fruit and superfruit – the future of food and health
– The marketing power of “naturally healthy”
– Beauty foods – the newest niche
– Weight management more about maintaining than losing
– Mood food feels its way
– A tipping point for the premiumisation of health
– Healthy snacking for the “me” generation
– Kid’s nutrition – connecting to multiple trends is crucial
– Are antioxidants the new probiotics?
– “Premiumisation” has become a standard for healthy foods
– Green tea, probiotics and fibres are the ingredients with the brightest futures
– Antioxidants are becoming the biggest “wellness” ingredientOmega-3 and plant sterols will continue to turn in a niche performance
– Packaging innovation is the biggest product differentiator – even in health

Moreover, in the past 8 years (since ICN Vienna in 2001 and ICN Durban in 2005) we can see that the Asian market is growing in importance in terms of its influence and contribution to the global nutrition industry. In fact many trends in the market at the moment are looking at Asian diet and indigenous food sources as case studies to learn from.