Market Opportunities for Prebiotics

Location: Lower Level, South Pacific B

Friday, November 9 | 2-4pm

Probiotics have dominated media attention and consumer awareness in recent years. However, as mechanisms of action become better understood, prebiotic fibers and resistant starches are emerging as key players in areas such as digestive health, immune support and mood. Prebiotics play an important role in the human gut microbiome, supporting a holistic approach to wellness by shifting microbial and metabolic signatures. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), xylooligosaccharides (XOS) and isomaltooligosaccharides (IMOS) have different chemical compositions, impacts and dosage requirements—all of which affects their suitability for synbiotic formulations. 

  • Discover the differences between various types of prebiotics and how they alter the microbiome to benefit health.
  • Gain insight into the category’s growth potential, areas of opportunity and strategies for success.
  • Examine regulatory considerations surrounding prebiotic fiber that impact labeling and claims.



David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N.

Professor Emeritus & Founding Director UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Robert Hutkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Food Science
University of Nebraska

Kara Landau, APD,AN

CEO & Head Dietitian
Global Prebiotic Association and Uplift Food

Len Monheit

Executive Director
Global Prebiotic Association

Ivan J. Wasserman

Managing Partner
Amin Talati Upadhye LLP


Karen Butler

Senior Editor
Informa Health & Nutrition

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