During the recently concluded Stevia World Americas conference, global market research companies Mintel and SPINS predicted that the global Stevia market would touch US$10 billion next year.
(PRWEB) March 23, 2010
During the recently concluded Stevia World Americas conference, global market research companies Mintel and SPINS predicted that the global Stevia market would touch US$10 billion next year. The presentation, which is currently available as free media download, further suggest that Stevia Sweeteners are headed for the mainstream as a natural, no-calorie sweetener, mainly due to consumer preferences for natural options to artificial low calorie sweeteners. And this is creating tremendous opportunities for Stevia to emerge as the leading alternative sweetener for the F&B industry. However to capitalise on this opportunity, the industry have to first address supply chain issue and quality standard concern.
A 2nd Stevia World Asia conference, which meets in Shanghai on 20-21 April 2010, is offering an in-depth look at the dynamics of the stevia value chain from ‘crop’ to ‘cup’ , at same time examine challenges in creating a sustainable supply chain, producing consistently high quality sweetener and overcoming taste concerns.
The conference meets in China for the second time, in recognition of China’s current status as the largest stevia producer in the world. In 2009, China’s Stevia output was approximately 3,000 tonnes, and over 80% was exported. Major stevia producers like GLG, PureCircle and Sunwin are now focusing their expansion strategies in China to ramp up production in order to meet growing demand for Stevia sweeteners.
Attendees at 2nd Stevia World Asia will get to hear the ‘Chinese’ perspective from key stevia producers as they share their experiences with contract Stevia Farming in China, and offer insights on how Chinese production is affecting the supply dynamics of Stevia. Sessions at the conference will also discuss reducing current stevia prices, needed for wider scale utilization of stevia, as well as touch on stevia use in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture and animal feed sectors, showcasing product development solutions.
Participants will also get to hear on:
- High productivity Cultivation Techniques for Stevia
- Quality Control and Cost Budgeting of Steviol Glycoside Production
- Solutions to improve Stevia’s Sensory Profile from Flavor Solution specialists
- Benefit from the views and insights offered by leading stevia players on the future of stevia industry
- Interact with the who's who in the stevia business
- Establish new contacts with buyers, suppliers and distributors
Those who are currently developing a new Stevia product line, searching for stevia suppliers, or hunting for more information on Stevia, would benefit tremendously by attending 2nd Stevia World Asia. This Shanghai conference follows three successful past events in Shanghai, Frankfurt and Atlanta and continues the tradition of delivering high quality information along with a platform for meaningful interaction with the who's who in the business.
Conference participants will get to meet leading Stevia Growers/Producers/Refiners, Agriculture companies and Sweetener companies. The buyer-seller meet will also attract a good mix of F&B, Pharmaceutical and Food ingredient companies, as well as Stevia solutions providers, including Flavor & fragrance companies, Biotech Research Institutions and Equipment suppliers, including Institutional Investors.
Those keen on participating in the 2nd Stevia World Asia, or getting a copy of Mintel/SPINS’ presentation on the Global Stevia markets are welcome to visit http://www.cmtevents.com/eventposts.aspx?feedid=726&ev=100320& to submit their request for access to the presentation.