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Bologna Fiere

Venue

Bologna Fair District

Entrances:
Ovest Costituzione Entrance
Nord Entrance

Who visits?

The trade show is open
to the public and sector
operators



NB: Dogs are admitted only
on a lead and muzzled or in a pet carrier, except for assistance dogs
accompanying visitors with disabilities.

Opening times

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th,
Sunday 8th
September 2019:
from 9.30 to 18.30

Monday 9th
September 2019:
from 9.30 to 17.00

Contact us

Show office:

BolognaFiere S.p.A.
Piazza Costituzione 6 - 40128 Bologna
Tel. 0039-051.282111
Fax 0039.051.6374031
sana@bolognafiere.it

Bologna
Friday 6 - Monday 9
september 2019

SANA Events Programme

Discover the rich program of events at the Fair: conferences, workshop, meetings and presentations.
We can't wait to see you all at SANA 2018!

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7
Sep

10:30 - 13:00

30 YEARS OF ORGANICS: 30 YEARS OF SANA 30 YEARS OF SUCCESS FOR THE AGRICULTURE OF THE FUTURE

Organic food SALA NOTTURNO Centro Servizi 1st Floor, Block D

Organic farming has developed into one of Italy’s sectors of excellence, opening up many business opportunities. Farm-to-fork organic agriculture means a processing industry delivering quality products that respect the environment and its biodiversity, leveraging on Italy’s peerless tradition of fine foods. Over its 30 editions SANA has both showcased and contributed to this success story. Now, the trade show joins forces with sector stakeholders to look at future strategies for a dynamic growth industry.

Simultaneous translation FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA

7
Sep

14:30 - 17:00

SANA 2018 ORGANIC SURVEY - ORGANICS IN NUMBERS: CONSUMER DRIVERS AND NOVELTY PRODUCTS FOR THE SPECIALIST CHANNEL

Organic food SALA NOTTURNO Centro Servizi 1st Floor, Block D

Presentation of the SANA Organic Survey carried out by Nomisma and presentation of SINAB-MIPAAFT and ISMEA research data

FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA
With the support of: SINAB-MIPAAFT e ISMEA
Made by Nomisma

With the patronage of FEDERBIO and ASSOBIO

8
Sep

09:45 - 11:45

BIOTECHNOLOGIES: THE NEW PARADIGM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE COSMETIC INGREDIENTS

SANA Academy SALA BOLERO Centro Servizi, 1st Floor, Block B

Like nutrition and diet, cosmetic science is playing an increasingly important role in the approach to overall wellbeing, with ‘sustainability’ now a household word. 

This is the result of increased public awareness of the need to adopt well-informed consumer patterns, ideally based on industrial production cycles supplying products that could be called ‘biomimetic’ of our human metabolism. In nature, the waste of one organism is the nutrient of another. All-important too are intrinsic product safety – with manufacturing as close to natural processes as possible – and greater environmental safety.

The growing need for arable land to feed a planet with 7 billion people and the concomitant need to preserve biodiversity can be met by eco-compatible biotechnologies allowing the production of cosmetic ingredients that is sustainable for the environmental, the Economy and society. The lack of correct technical information has led to biotechnologies being the target of groundless and misleading alarmist campaigns. Man has always used biotechnology to produce foodstuffs. Today, these same techniques can be harnessed for the sustainable production of cosmetic ingredients, which opens the way to major innovations in the cosmetic sector, such as the use of hyaluronic acid.

FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA

8
Sep

12:00 - 14:00

BOTANICALS AND FOODSTUFFS IN THE TREATMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL- TRACT DISORDERS: FROM TRADITION TO INNOVATION

SANA Academy SALA BOLERO Centro Servizi, 1st Floor, Block B

The body’s gastrointestinal tract is an important barrier between man and his commensal microbial population. A possible consequence of the interaction between man and this microbiota is inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa, which can lead to conditions such as gastritis and Helicobacter pylori-induced ulcers of the stomach or ulcerous colitis of the intestine. Polyphenols, especially flavonoids and tannins, but also iridoids, lignans and saponins, are important secondary metabolites not only for plants but also for man. If included in the human diet, or taken as food supplements, these plant-derived substances can play a major preventive role against common GI-tract disorders. The presentation will look at botanicals displaying beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Starting from their use in traditional medicine as eupeptics, laxatives, anti-haemorrhoid or nausea preventing agents, botanicals will then be considered in terms of health products including them that have scientifically demonstrated benefits. In addition, other foods recently shown by scientific research as beneficial to the GI tract will be examined, with an outline of the scientific properties demanded to prove product efficacy in man.

FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA

8
Sep

14:30 - 15:15

“INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE #SANA30TH” PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

CENTRO SERVIZI Ground floor

Organized by: SANA
in partnership with BolognaWelcome - in collaboration with IgersItalia

8
Sep

15:00 - 17:00

PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS: THEIR CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES, QUALITIES, BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY AND CORRECT USE

SANA Academy SALA BOLERO Centro Servizi, 1st Floor, Block B

The health benefits to consumers attributed to probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotics are receiving increasing research focus to assess their efficacy in maintaining well-balanced gut microbiota and to investigate the mechanisms of action. Although the physiological effects of probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotics are only partly known today, these products are nonetheless widely used and recommended. Functional products, whether foodstuffs and/or food supplements based on or containing probiotics and prebiotics, are widely available in many formulations. However, the composition, quality and mechanism of delivery of these products influence the viability of the microorganisms they contain, and therefore their bioavailability and effect on health. Understanding the main characteristics, function and correct use of these ingredients will allow consumers to take full advantage of their health-enhancing potential.  

FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA

9
Sep

09:45 - 11:45

VEGETARIAN DIETS TO PROMOTE HEALTH, IN SPORTS, AND TO OFFSET DISEASE

SANA Academy SALA BOLERO Centro Servizi, 1st Floor, Block B

The number of vegetarians and vegans continues to increase. The seminar aims to show the benefits of this dietary choice for those who take regular physical exercise, presenting the clinical implications in terms of the prevention and treatment of the major chronic degenerative diseases.

FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA

9
Sep

12:00 - 14:00

NUTRITION AND LONGEVITY - THE LINK BETWEEN CHRONIC DISEASE AND DIET

SANA Academy SALA BOLERO Centro Servizi, 1st Floor, Block B

Recent years have seen an exponential increase in our understanding of how diet relates to the regulation of certain metabolic pathways. Until recently, it was thought that the diet only had an indirect impact on health, for example as a consequence of overweight, cardiovascular disease, excessive cholesterol intake and the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. We are now, however, beginning to understand that diet can directly influence the activation and inactivation of certain metabolic pathways, with important consequences for health. As well as the ratio between macronutrients and total calorie intake to effective energy requirements, certain nutrients have now been shown to play a fundamental role in the regulation of certain genes, and consequently regulate the ‘rewiring’ of certain metabolic pathways.

First tested on rodents, calorie restriction regimes without malnutrition have shown that a 40% reduction in what is considered the normal calorie intake determined an approximately 30% increase in rodent survival. The same results were obtained in all the animal species tested. Our studies have shown that cultured cells kept in conditions of severe calorie restriction undergo several metabolic rearrangements, which together induce higher cell resistance to external insults, greater resistance to oxidative stress, higher longevity and fewer spontaneous mutations, with consequent increased genome stability.

In man, calorie restriction induces several major effects over and above the obvious reduction in body fat, for example, lowering arterial blood pressure and insulin resistance and improving lipid profiles, with important effects on inflammatory cytokine production and general inflammation of the body. Despite these findings, however, calorie restriction is difficult to implement in the general population. Moreover, for calorie restriction to provide benefits without serious side effects, malnutrition must be avoided, something non-experts are unlikely to achieve. As a result, calorie restriction is largely unfeasible for the general population and probably dangerous for most individuals. Our studies, first with cell cultures, then on model organisms and finally on man, have shown that intermittent fasting produces effects that make it a possible alternative to calorie restriction. To encourage compliance in the general population, we have also developed a 5-day nutritional plan that induces the metabolic effects of fasting without having to eliminate all nutrients. Compared with the other methods tested, this programme has proved extremely effective in reproducing the benefits of fasting while maintaining an effective level of nutrition – of key importance in preventing the side effects that can occur with total fasting, especially dehydration. The metabolic effects of our 5-day diet have been investigated in numerous clinical trials. For example, my team is assessing this diet in a group of subjects at high genetic risk for breast cancer (BRCA carriers). Initial results on the ability of the diet to influence the cancer risk will soon be available. Other trials, albeit involving small cohorts, have shown its usefulness during chemotherapy. Larger studies are currently on-going to provide a definitive statistical assessment of the findings. However, completed studies have shown that the proposed diet reduced arterial blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, body weight and IGF1 hormone, all risk factors for chronic degenerative disease.

FULL PROGRAMME

Organized by: SANA

9
Sep

16:00 - 16:45

“SANA NOVITA’ AWARD 2018” PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY

CENTRO SERVIZI Ground floor

Organized by: SANA
sponsored by BIORFARM

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