Gold sponsor


The BENEO-Institute is an organisation which brings together BENEO’s expertise from Nutrition Science and Legislation teams. It acts as an advisory body for customers and partners reaching from ingredient approval, physiological effects and nutritional composition to communication and labelling. The key nutritional topics of the BENEO-Institute’s work include weight management, digestive health, bone health, physical and mental performance, the effects of a low glycaemic diet as well as dental health.

The BENEO-Institute facilitates access to the latest scientific research and knowledge throughout all nutritional and regulatory topics related to BENEO ingredients. It provides BENEO customers and partners with substantiated guidance for some of the most critical questions in the food industry. BENEO is a division of the SĂĽdzucker Group.

Bronze sponsor


Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Cargill’s sweetness product portfolio is one of the largest and most diverse on the market, ranging from foundation sweeteners (glucose syrups, glucose-fructose syrups and dextroses) to low-caloric polyols and zero calorie sweeteners including stevia-based sweeteners and Zerose® erythritol. Whatever the application, we are committed to delivering the best products and services to our customers.

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As the world’s 3rd largest sugar producer, Tereos specializes in the processing of sugarbeets, sugarcane, cereal grains and tubers. The group offers a wide range of sweetening solutions covering sugar, starch-based sweeteners, as well as ingredients for sugars replacement such as stevia extracts, polyols and soluble fibres. Tereos has developed soluble wheat proteins for protein enrichment as well as texturized wheat proteins for innovative meat alternatives. Tereos also produces Actilight® fructo-oligosaccharides, the most active prebiotic fibre. With its sophisticated application centre, Tereos is committed to providing strong customer support to design healthy diets.

Hunan Nutramax Inc.

Hunan Nutramax Inc., as a professional natural sweetener factory, is the Drafter of China Plant Extract Association Standard and President of Hunan Botanical Extract Association. The main products include Sweet Tea Extract, Monk Fruit Extract and Stevia Extract.
Nutramax has two Organic standard planting base for Sweet Tea and Monk Fruit. (Applying for USDA and Ecocert)
Now Nutramax is certified with ISO9001, ISO22000, KOSHER, HALAL, and are applying for cGMP, GRAS etc.
Nutramax’s factory in Yongzhou has many years experience of producing plant extracts with strict quality standards. Meanwhile, Nutramax’s lab is conforming with GLP standard.
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Sweet Green Fields

SGF Stevia is the brand offering “Extraordinary tasting stevia products”

Sweet Green Fields (SGF) is a global leader and innovator of science based, natural sweeteners. SGF integrates the scientific model in three key areas to create superior tasting, optimized products: Product Development and Formulation; Agriculture Research & Development, and Extraction and Supply Chain Excellence. With a vertically integrated stevia supply chain from seed to final sweetener, SGF markets natural sweeteners globally to food and beverage companies. SGF also provides formulation assistance with its line of sweeteners. The company has formulated reduced sugar applications in beverages, dairy, baking, and confectionery.


Sensus, global inulin specialist

Sensus is global specialist of inulin, also labeled as chicory root fiber. This ingredient is sourced from natural chicory roots and has scientifically-proven health benefits. With natural sweetness, it reduces the amount of added sugar and fat needed in food products.

Chicory root fiber is a prebiotic dietary fiber and can be added to common foods without affecting their taste. It has low caloric value and is used across the world to make a wide range of healthy food products. Applications include dairy foods, bread and bakery products, confectionery, cereals and cereal bars, infant nutrition and beverages.

CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a global leader in the production of specialty hydrocolloids. Our pectin, gellan gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan and cellulose gum products are used for thickening, stabilization and suspension in a range of popular products including dairy goods, beverages, condiments and bakery items.
CP Kelco gives food and beverage manufacturers the tools to create products that consumers around the world need and want. Drawing on CP Kelco’s broad portfolio of ingredients, manufacturers can create textures that enhance both the look and taste of different foods. CP Kelco’s nature-based hydrocolloids can be used to thicken and gel aqueous solutions and eliminate gritty mouthfeel by stabilizing emulsions, foams and dispersions. Its ingredients can also create extra body in a beverage, moisture in a bakery item, cling in a sauce and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel in a dessert.
CP Kelco operates its worldwide network of manufacturing facilities with a single quality standard to ensure consistent, defect-free, high performance food ingredients that meet the most stringent food quality requirements. An unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and customer service sets CP Kelco apart from other ingredient suppliers. CP Kelco’s pectin, gellan gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum and cellulose gum brands are known and respected by food manufacturers around the world.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CP Kelco serves more than 100 countries with manufacturing facilities in the US, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, China and the Philippines and commercial offices around the globe.

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