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PROGRAMME COVERAGE

9th Stevia Global Summit 2019

Venue: India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida, NCR, India

Action packed Sessions

Stevia - Application in Food & Beverage Industry

  • Evaluation of Stevia v/s sugar and other High Intensity Sweeteners and its typical characteristics
  • Food Application – Taste & Flavour Modification
  • Blending and taste profile challenges
  • Stevia characteristics and potential for new applications
  • Developing formulation with Stevia & other natural ingredients
  • Introducing the various forms of Stevia extract in the finished form: Reviewing the benefits of Rebaudioside A and stevioside purity levels and masking agents
  • Making appropriate healthy claims for Stevia extract in F&B and health products
  • Establishing robust testing practices and proposed proficiency Testing Programme for Steviol Glycosides by ISA (India Stevia Association)

Market Trends & Outlook for stevia natural sweetener

  • Evaluation of Stevia v/s sugar and other High Intensity Sweeteners and its typical characteristics
  • Global Stevia marketplace with valuable insights from leading Sweetener Market analyst
  • Understanding the size of the artificial and natural sweetener market to gage the potential for Stevia extract world wide’s
  • Price outlook, demand and supply position, trends & directions
  • Stevia Competitiveness and Prospects among F&B manufacturers
  • Identifying the product lines where Stevia extract is currently being used and discussing diversification strategy and expectations
  • Trends and Directions of Stevia Industry its competitiveness & prospects

Stevia Supply Chain Development and Ensuring Sustainability

  • Evaluation of Stevia v/s sugar and other High Intensity Sweeteners and its typical characteristics
  • Discussing Stevia as a Perennial Plant, Growing Stevia via Contract Farming, and Best Agricultural Practices for Maximum Yields.
  • Stevia plant genetics, Tissue Culture Plant breeding, Propagation, crop management, harvesting content of Steviol Glycoside / Reb-A .
  • Scaling Up Stevia Availability & Increasing Market Penetration.
  • How to manage out growers/small holders – contract farming terms, setting buy-back price of stevia leaves.
  • Understanding plant physiology, Cropping systems, agronomy and mechanization
  • Discussing how the supply chain is working to provide consistent supply, quality, purity and lower-cost Stevia.

Regulation Authorization

  • Evaluation of Stevia v/s sugar and other High Intensity Sweeteners and its typical characteristics
  • India FDA, Food Safety Standards Authority of India ( FSSAI ) approval and uses of stevia in allowed product group as an alternative to sugar
  • Impact of European Union & Canadian approval of stevia as food ingredient
  • Importance of Quality standards to ensure highest purity & consistency for Reb-A & other glycoside
  • Evaluating need for industry standard, method for analyses and purity levels in steviol glycosides
  • Technical challenges in analyzing steviol glycosides – material properties methods
  • Stevia Responsible Sourcing through internationally recognized Standards, Certification and labelling requirements

Stevia Processing Technology and Project Management

  • Stevia processing Technology & Refining challenges.
  • Patents in extraction technology
  • Status & development of extraction & purification technologies
  • How to overcome technical challenges in processing and extraction of Stevia concentrate and use of stevia as sugar replacement, tackling taste and other inconsistencies.
  • Stevia Project Finance, Investment & Funding outlook

Panel Discussion

  • Status, Issues, Potential and Future of Stevia
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