Vitafoods Europe, an event focusing on ingredients and raw materials for the nutraceutical, functional food and drink and nutricosmetic industries, is inviting experts worldwide to take part in its annual scientific and commercial conference.

The Vitafoods Europe Conference Executive Advisory Board, represented by some of the key organisations in the industry, is asking scientists, research teams and commercial managers to submit papers in their area of expertise. Papers will be considered for inclusion in the 2013 conference programme, taking place in Geneva alongside the Vitafoods Europe exhibition from 14-16 May 2013.

Chris Lee, Vitafoods portfolio director, said: "Year-on-year we strive to keep the programme as fresh and innovative as possible, encouraging professionals from academic institutes, consultancies and research houses to present their latest findings, ideas and discoveries to the industry. We will be providing new insight into product development, and ensuring that only the latest scientific research and regulatory issues are covered."

In addition to traditional presentations, the Executive Advisory Board would also like to receive details on scientific papers, commercial applications, region learnings, new markets, case studies, business developments, research thinking, merger and acquisition strategies, and new applications.

The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2012.