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Asia: the growing importance of this region in the global health and wellness priorities of the CGF

Senior executives from global retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders met in Singapore from 18th – 20th March 2014 to discuss global health and wellness priorities. The CGF Health and Wellness Steering Committee addressed the growing importance of Asia in its agenda and this was the first time the committee held a meeting in the region in collaboration with its strategic alliance partner, Food industry Asia (FIA).

Members of the CGF and FIA have a strong footprint in Asia and health and wellness is a key focus for policy makers in the region. The double burden of malnutrition and overconsumption is acutely apparent in some parts of this region. The food industry in Asia has made great strides in promoting and implementing the actions outlined in the Health & Wellness Resolutions by the CGF. It was agreed that collaboration within organisations such as FIA and the CGF is critical to addressing the challenges faced in Asia.

By enhancing the exchange of knowledge within member companies and supporting local implementation of the CGF resolutions in the region, FIA and the CGF will continue to strengthen their working relationship.

To view photos from the FIA-CGF networking reception view the gallery below or view directly via the FIA’s gallery.

The Health and Wellness Pillar will continue its outreach in the region and will be presented at the upcoming CGF Japan Day taking place in Tokyo on the 15th of April 2014.

We are looking forward to connecting with our members in the region and to continue stimulating health and wellness actions and implementation of the Resolutions across our membership.

Sharon Bligh
Senior Manager
Health & Wellness
The Consumer Goods Forum