After exhibiting for a second consecutive year in the biggest show of the European nutraceutical market, it is now time to draw our conclusions. And what a success! It is always important to establish new business contacts and this VITAFOODS 2017 edition was very promising for the future of our company.

This year, 2 HPE Ingredients‘ employees made the trip until Geneva: Pascal (the CEO) and Théo, his Business Development Assistant. It was the first show of his young professional career. Everything went well over there, except perhaps some little problems with Swiss customs before installing our booth.

But we finally arrived at the PalExpo, and met many interesting people from all over the world during these 3 intense days. It’s always a chance to participate in an international exhibition.

The nutraceutical industry is booming, and the increasing number of exhibitors (around 1.000) and visitors (around 20.000) every year proves it. We also noticed a huge number of great new innovations. Among them, 2 of our new products, that we had the opportunity to present:

  • Nutrelix®: a snail extract from snail slime (Helix Pomatia), for Joint Health Improvement
  • Heliskin®: a snail extract from snail slime used in cosmetics, for Skin Care


We didn’t how the visitors would react to these products, but we were finally pleasantly surprised. A lot of people were asking questions and collecting presentation leaflets, so many that we where out of stock during the 2nd day! This insight of the market makes us truly optimistic.

We also shared very good moments with all the French delegation, thank you for your good mood and your kindness.

Coming back in Caen, after this 3-day journey, we are proud to have experienced such a successful exhibition. It deeply motivates us to develop our product range worldwide, to keep up our efforts and to create strong partnerships.

We will be at the VITAFOODS 2018 edition for sure!

For further information on HPE Ingredients innovative products : Helipept® & Helizym® & Nutrelix® & Heliskin®

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