13 June 2023, Copenhagen

World Supplement Forum

In June 2023, IADSA is organising the first World Supplement Forum. This will be held in the headquarters of Danish Industry in Copenhagen on the day leading up to our membership Annual Meeting.
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, the Forum will bring together leaders in the supplement sector who are all committed to building healthier and more resilient societies. It will address how supplementation can accelerate the achievement of United Nations policy goals.

The Forum will also provide a collaborative environment to share insights, gain fresh perspectives and build new initiatives.

The themes will include:

Accelerating global efforts towards healthier societies
Accelerating global efforts towards healthier societies
Unlocking the potential of the supplement sector
Unlocking the potential of the supplement sector
Connecting government regulation and policy
Connecting government regulation and policy
Leveraging global cooperation and partnership around a common vision
Leveraging global cooperation and partnership around a common vision

2023 will mark the 25th anniversary of IADSA and the World Supplement Forum will also be an opportunity to celebrate the significant successes of IADSA and its members across the world to build open and vibrant markets.


Moderator: Mariam Zaidi, Journalist
Time Session

09.00 – 09.30

Welcoming remarks and special address

Gerhard Gans, IADSA Chair

Leif Nielsen, Director of Danish Food and Drink Federation

09.30 – 10.00

FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius: Meeting the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow

Steve Wearne, Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission

10.00 – 10.20

25 years of impact  

Simon Pettman, Executive Director, IADSA

10.20 – 10.50


10.50 – 12.00

Building resilient frameworks for the future 

Pawan Agarwal, Founder and CEO, Food for the Future Foundation, former CEO FSSAI,  India

Marie Tham, Chair ASEAN TMHS Product Working Group (invited)

Jinjing Zhang, Director General, Department of Special Food Safety Regulation, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) (invited)

Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, Head of Farm to Fork Strategy, DG SANTE E1, European Commission (invited)

Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition, USA

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.45

Bridging the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ gaps:  Challenges and Opportunities

13.00 – 13.30

Global economic change: impact on business and society

Cyrille Filott, Global Strategist Consumer Foods, Rabobank

13.30 – 14.00

Nourishing our future: nutrition and healthy diet

Lynnette Neufeld, FAO’s Director of Food and Nutrition

14.00 – 14.30

The global burden of micronutrient deficiencies
Micronutrient Forum

(Speaker to be confirmed)

14.30 – 14.45

Can supplementation help accelerate SDG attainment?

Michelle Stout, IADSA Chair Emeritus

14.45 – 15.15


15.15 – 16.15

Strategic Outlook:  Shifting mindsets 

Panel of Senior Industry Leaders

16.15 – 16.30

IADSA Declaration: The integration of supplementation in nutrition and health policy

Carl Gibson (IADSA Vice Chair, CEO CMA Australia)

16.30 – 16.45



Dinner at Aamanns 1921: Invited guests



Hotels in Copenhagen

Hotel NH Collection
Strandgade 7, 1401 København, Denmark
20 min walk

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Toldbodgade 24-28, 1253 Copenhagen, phone 33 74 14 14
25 min walk

Hotel Alexandra
H. C. Andersens Blvd. 8, 1553 København, phone 33 74 44 44
4 min walk

The Square
Rådhuspladsen 14, 1550 København, phone 33 38 12 00
3 min walk

Radisson Collection Royal Hotel
Hammerichsgade 1, Copenhagen, 1611, Denmark
5 min walk