9th International Fresenius Conference "Health Claims and Functional Ingredients"

4 Jun - 5 Jun 2019, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

9th International Fresenius Conference "Health Claims and Functional Ingredients"

Overview Speakers Venue Prices & Services


The finalised programme will be published in just a few weeks' time. I would be happy to send you a copy shortly – free of charge and without further obligation. Simply click on the "Request updates" button on the right.

Please find below an overview with all the latest information. A wide range of presentations awaits you. Here are just some of the topics that we will be covering:


Update on the Regulatory Background

  • Regulatory developments in nutrition information and health claims
  • Recent jurisdiction and first experiences with the Novel Food Regulation 
  • Reports from Member States: Italy and The Netherlands

Regulation in Practice

  • Application procedures under the new Novel Food Regulation
  • Impact of the new transparency rules on innovation
  • Legitimate information vs. prohibition of claims

Nutrition and Health Claims as Marketing Tools

  • Beauty claims
  • Marketing of Omega-3 and other fatty acids

The latest trends on regulatory issues, sciences and authorisation!

Who do you meet?

Sectors that should take part

  • Food industry: manufacturers of food products, functional foods, dietetic food, nutraceuticals, food ingredients, food supplements, food additives 
  • Food retailers 
  • Pharmaceutical industry 
  • Medicinal industry 
  • Regulatory authorities 
  • Research institutes

Groups that should take part

Managing Directors, Boards of Directors, Members of Supervisory Boards, Managers and Scientists in the fields of: 

  • Food law 
  • Legal and regulatory affairs 
  • Regulatory support 
  • Registration / authorisation 
  • Business development 
  • Product management 
  • Marketing and sales

Picture credit:  © Stuart Miles, © netzfrisch.de - Fotolia.com


We have already received confirmations from the following speakers - with more expected shortly.




Sarah Arayess

Hoogenraad & Haak (law firm), The Netherlands

Sarah Arayess is a lawyer at Hoogenraad & Haak (law firm) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sarah specialises in food law, advertising law and intellectual property matters. Her activities range from advising to litigation (both in court and at the Dutch self-regulatory Advertising Code Committee).


Christian Ballke

Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte (law firm), Germany

Christian Ballke is a Partner of the law firm Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte in Munich, Germany. He advises and represents his clients on food law matters and on issues of intellectual property law, especially trademark and unfair competition law.


Paola Corte

Studio Legale Corte, Italy


Bernd Haber

BASF, Germany

Bernd Haber is a food chemist and with BASF since 2005. He held various positions in the food additives and ingredients industry. He is member of several international and national associations and scientific organisations.


Andreas Meisterernst

Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte (law firm), Germany

Andreas Meisterernst is a Lawyer at Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte (law firm) in Munich, Germany. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the Technical University of Munich as well as author and editor of a large number of publications.


Sebastián Romero Melchor

K&L Gates


Anne-Marie Orth

RDA Scientific Consultants, Germany

Anne-Marie Orth, PhD is a state certified food chemist working for RDA Scientific Consultants GmbH since 2014. Her doctoral thesis was embedded in an EU funded project (FACET). She regularly works on various authorisations procedure.


Andreu Palou

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Andreu Palou is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of the Balearic Islands in Spain. He is Coordinator of the European Large Collaborative Project BIOCLAIMS whose main task is to develop new scientific basis for future nutrigenomic-based health claims for food.


Francesco Planchenstainer

Ferrero Group, Luxembourg

Francesco Planchenstainer is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Ferrero Group, a global leader in confectionery and chocolate manufacturing. After collecting experience in the US special nutrition industry, he currently supports Ferrero‘s regulatory strategy for innovation at the global level.



Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 4 June 2019

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend but cannot spare the time?

Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.

Price: € 295.00 plus VAT

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Sophie Witzleben

Your Contact

Sophie Witzleben
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-78

Sophie Witzleben

Your Contact

Sophie Witzleben
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-78

Analisa Mills

Your Contact

Analisa Mills
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-77

Analisa Mills

Your Contact

Analisa Mills
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-77

How to become an exhibitor

Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Perry

Dominique Perry
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

Press contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.

Please contact us:

Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76

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