Meet CPL Business Consultants at Vitafoods Europe, Barcelona, 20-22 May 2025

Vitafoods Europe 2024 is over. We will update this page in due course but until then, please find a description of the 2024 event below. See you at Vitafoods 2025 in Barcelona

Vitafoods Europe Venue, Dates and Times

Vitafoods Europe was held in Geneva for the last time in 2024, it now moves to a new home in Barcelona from 2025.  It was the end of an era. We hope you had a productive and enjoyable show at the final edition in Switzerland.

The details of the 2024 show were:

The show is the most important nutraceuticals event in Europe. Informa Markets is the organiser and the official website can be found here. Click here to register for the event.

Click here to book an appointment with CPL Business Consultants at Vitafoods Europe 2024. You can see our video teaser for the event here. 

History of Vitafoods Europe

In 1997, ten years after CPL Business Consultants was founded, Nick Hawker launched Vitafoods Europe to meet the growing demands of the emerging nutraceutical industry.  Nick believed there was a need for a dedicated exhibition and scientific conference to fill a gap in the market.

CPL Business Consultants has attended the event since the first edition. By 2019 the show welcomed more than 1,250 exhibitors and also over 25,000 visitors to the Palexpo Exhibition Hall. In 2021 it adopted a hybrid format, in-person at Palexpo and an online event running in parallel.

Industry Trends at Vitafoods

Meet CPL Business Consultants at Vitafoods Europe 2025 and discover the latest nutraceutical ingredients and raw materials from hundreds of suppliers dedicated to ingredients. Showcased ingredients include e.g. Algae, Amino Acids, Chelated minerals, Collagen, Ginseng, Dairy ingredients, Enzymes, Glucosamine chondroitin. Also: Fat replacers, Omegas, Iron, Lipids, Marine ingredients, Novel ingredients, Plant extracts, Botanicals, Prebiotics, Krill, Proteins, CoQ10, Softgels, Stevia, Vitamins.

Expo, Conference and Summit

In 2025 Vitafoods Europe will see a truly global audience across four sectors covering the entire nutraceutical supply chain from beginning to end. Furthermore, the exhibition, conference and networking events form the perfect ecosystem for businesses to thrive and forge long-term collaborations.  As a result, attendees can enrich their understanding and initiate critical conversations around the most pressing issues concerning the health and nutrition industry.

Vitafoods Europe 2024 Expo

The four sectors covered in the Vitafoods Europe 2024 Expo were:

  • Ingredients & Raw Materials
  • Branded Finished Products
  • Services & Equipment
  • Contract Manufacturing & Private Label

Vitafoods Europe 2025 Exhibitors

Exhibitors at Vitafoods Europe 2024 included ADM, Aker Biomarine, Barentz, Cargill, Cambridge Commodities, Catalent, Gelita, Horphag, Glanbia Nutritionals, IndenaKemin, MCLS EuropeNovonesisPB Leiner, ProbiSternVitamin, Seventure Partners and many others. The full list of exhibitors can be found here.

The Startup Innovation Challenge

Health, wellbeing, and nutraceutical startups can win a host of high-value prizes, as well as unparalleled exposure and networking opportunities with key industry stakeholders at Europe’s leading nutraceutical trade show, by participating in the Startup Innovation Challenge, which was part of Vitafoods Europe, running from 14 to 16 May 2024. You can find details here on how to enter here.

Entry for the Startup Innovation Challenge closed on Friday 1 March.  The free-to-attend event was held in the Vitafoods Insights Theatre, K79 on 14 March 2024 following the schedule below:

  • 14:30 – 14:55 – Most Innovative Finished Nutraceutical Product
  • 15:00 – 15:25 – Most Innovative Nutraceutical Ingredient
  • 15:30 – 15:55 – Most Innovative Service, Technology, or Digital Solution Supporting the Nutraceutical Industry
  • 16:00 – 16:25 – Winner announcements

Vitafoods Europe Conference

For 2 days, the Vitafoods Europe Conference offered a programme that addresses the current challenges and explores the immediate opportunities for the nutraceutical industry.

During the conference, experts from diverse areas will present solutions that are data-driven and evidence-based, latest research, ingredient insights, innovations and formulation strategies for:

  • Sports nutrition & active lifestyle
  • Immune and gut health
  • Cognitive & emotional health
  • Healthy ageing, longevity & metabolic health

Future of Nutrition Summit

The Future of Nutrition Summit was held at the Geneva Marriott Hotel on 13 May 2024, the day before the main Vitafoods Europe event.

Discussions focussed on ground-breaking advancements that will disrupt the industry.  Visionaries, leaders and experts shared their insights regarding the future of health, product development and retail.

The main topics were:

  • Future of Health: Exploring Advancements in Diagnostics and Research
  • Future of Product Development
  • Future of retail: Unravelling the future of shopping

Nutrition Capital Network Europe Investor Meeting

The  Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) Europe Investor Meeting facilitates connections between high-growth nutrition companies, including consumer brands, science-backed ingredients, and enabling technologies, with opportunities for investment, licensing, and corporate partnerships.  Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) comprises a central team of founders and principals, complemented by the Selection Committee which includes CPL Business Consultant’s Managing Director, Dr Robert Harwood.

This committee plays a crucial role in assessing deal flow, mentoring companies during presentations, and facilitating interactions with investors and corporate partners. Presenting at the NCN Europe Investor Meeting allows direct engagement with venture teams from global leaders in ingredient innovation, fostering discussions on partnership, acquisition, and commercialization.  The meeting was held in collaboration with Vitafoods Europe and was scheduled for May 14, 2024, at the Vitafoods Europe event site in Room V, Hall 3, Palexpo.

The event included 15 company presentations as well as presentations on industry trends, education sessions and networking opportunities. Additionally, it included the free-to-attend Start-up Innovation Challenge held at the Vitafoods Insights Theatre, K79 at 14:30 on May 14 as described above.

Book an Appointment

You can book an appointment with CPL Business Consultants at Vitafoods Europe 2025 by clicking on the link. Alternatively call or email us. 

In addition to Vitafoods Europe 2025, CPL Business Consultants attends a number of trade shows throughout the year, including FiE and IFT. You can find more details on our tradeshow page.