European conference “Food Supplements in Europe – Opportunities for consumer health”

08/03/2018 10:15 - 09/03/2018 15:15
, Berlin

The Food Supplements Directive has been a milestone in the history of European harmonisation in the food area. There have been many achievements to date. The harmonised legal framework guarantees a high level of consumer protection, equal marketing conditions and the recognition of food supplements as a means to improve the nutritional status of the people.

However, some important elements to complete the regulatory harmonisation are still missing – and new challenges as the effective control of internet sales have come up. With the directive having now been in place for 15 years, it is an important time to reflect on its original purpose and the extent to which it has achieved its objectives and should evolve over the coming years.

Thus, the conference will first discuss the state of play and experience with 15 years of the Food Supplements Directive to then particularly focus on the most significant topics currently discussed across Europe:

  • Botanicals in food supplements – are solutions possible?
  • Harmonised maximum levels of vitamins and minerals – are we ready?
  • The role of food supplements for health and wellbeing – what do we know?

After the successful organisation of similar conferences in 2005 and 2011 the two associations, the German Federation of Food Law and Food Science (BLL) and the Food Supplements Europe, bring together once again the key players from regulatory authorities, science, industry and society.

The high-level meeting with renowned speakers will be a forum to take stock, discuss future challenges and exchange ideas and solutions – all to give fresh impetus to the discussion and pave the way to common understanding and solutions.
  • Conference Venue

    The European Food Supplements conference will take place at the
    Radisson Blu Hotel
    Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 3
    10178 Berlin
  • Social Programm

    All participants are invited to our get-together and dinner on Thursday 8 March 2018 starting at 7 pm at the
    Haus Ungarn
    Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9
    10178 Berlin


After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation. Registrations will be considered on a “first-come first-served” basis. The number of participants is limited to 200 persons. Please note that BLL is unable to accept payments by credit card. An invoice will be issued. Please note that the conference language is English.

Registration fees:
Early bird: 830 EUR (until 24 January 2018)
Early bird incl. social programme: 885 EUR (until 24 January 2018)
Registration: 1.030 EUR (after 24 January 2018)
Registration incl. social programme 1.085 EUR (after 24 January 2018)

Conference fee is tax-free; contribution for the social programme incl. VAT. Conference fee covers: participation, documents (printed version), food and refreshments.

If a registration is cancelled before 15 February 2018, a handling fee of 150 € will be charged. Please note that no refunds can be made after 15 February 2018.

Social programme:
All participants are invited to our get-together and dinner on Thursday 8 March 2018 starting at 7 pm at the “Haus Ungarn” ( Please indicate whether or not you intend to participate in the social event whilst filling out the registration form!


08/03/2018 - 10:15


830,00 €
Early bird registration

Additional options bookable

  • Social programm
    55,00 €


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