OCTOBER 2-3-4, 2018

Quebec City Convention Centre, Canada

PROGRAM

TUESDAY OCTOBER 2

10:30 – 12:45

QUÉBEC INTERNATIONAL “BUSINESS CAFÉ”
In collaboration with INAF, the economic development agency Québec International is hosting a pre-event meeting and luncheon specifically dedicated to international attendees of BENEFIQ 2018 that aims to recognize the regions and countries represented at the event, to introduce these groups to one another and to present the city’s business ecosystem.

12:30

WELCOME AND REGISTRATION

TOP Health Food,
Ingredients and
Trends 

SESSION 1

Chair : Samuel Godefroy, Full professor, INAF, Universtié Laval
Co-chair : Marc Hamilton, President, Groupe EnvironeX


14:30 – Markets and Forecasts
Top Health food, Ingredients and Trends
Grégory Dubourg, Nutrikéo, France


14:45 – GMOs: Perception, Impacts and Detection
Where we stand and where we are going
Guylaine Laganière, Groupe EnvironeX, Canada


15:15 – Promising Substitutes and “FREE” Foods
What are the most promissing substitutes that will meet consumers’ expectations
Sophie de Reynal, NUTRIMarketing, France

HEALTH TARGET :
NUTRITION AND
WOMEN’S HEALTH

SESSION 2

Chair : Sylvie Dodin, CHU Quéec, INAF, Université Laval
Co-chair : Michel Pouliot, Vice-president R&D, Agropur


14:30 – Markets and Forecast – Women’s Health
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada /
Global Markets Analyses


14:45 – Nutrition and Women during Pregnancy
More details coming soon


15:15 – Foods and Food Components for a Healthy Strong Skeleton in Women
Wendy Ward, Brock University, Canada

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
FROM LAB TO FAB  
NPC – SOVAR PLACE

SESSION 3

Oganized by:
Natural Products Canada and SOVAR


How to make a commercial success of an invention, a discovery or a process stemming from a university laboratory? What are the necessary steps to decrease risks and therefore draw the attention of investors? What are the inescapable tricks to to make a successful market entry?

SOVAR, a corporation for the commercialization of university research, and the Center of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research “Natural Products Canada”, in association with INAF, propose an interactive program to aiming to help entrepreneurs to have a better understanding of the progress leading to the optimal maturation of their innovations.

15:45

BREAK

16:15 – Cannabis – Demystification and Valorization of the Plant Nutritional Properties
Ernie Small, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


16:45 – Texture Modified Foods – Nutrition and Acceptance by Seniors 
Lisa Duizer, Guelph University, Canada


17:15 – Natural Antimicrobials and Clean Label
Ismail Fliss, Université Laval, Canada

16:15 – Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer
Sylvie Dodin, CHU Québec, Canada


16:45 – Menopause, Energy Intake and Weight Management
Eric Doucet, Université of Ottawa, Canada

  • Concrete cases of entrepreneurs and obtained funding
  • Participation of major investors to present their project assessment processes and what their are currently looking for
  • Available financing tools, loans and investments
  • Presence of international innovation actors
  • Express meeting between start-ups and investors

Actors of the ecosystem of research and innovation, along with investors, will the present and active in order to share and help entrepreneurs wishing to successfully commercialize the innovations originating from their research

PARTNERS

BÉNÉFIQ IS …
The international rendezvous on health ingredients that will be held from October 2 to 4, 2018, at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Canada. Anchored in Quebec City’s reputation for excellence in food and health, BENEFIQ is a must-attend event sparking synergy among scientists and industry professionals from this rapidly evolving sector.
An initiative of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF)

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