The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has signed on as an official partner of the European Week of Sport (7-13 September). The Week is an initiative run by the European Commission across all 28 EU member states. Its aim is to promote sport and physical activity across the European Union.

The European Week of Sport will include hundreds of themed events and activities, such as conferences, festivals, education days and sports tournaments, organised by public authorities, the sport movement and the private sector, among many others, to inspire the public to build an active society. ESSNA will be holding its first global conference in Brussels, which will centre on discussions around the future of the sports nutrition industry at a crucial time for the sector, on the 9th and 10th September, to coincide with the Week’s activities.

Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA, said:

“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the European Week of Sport. It is an incredibly important initiative to inspire people across the European Union to be active and lead healthier lifestyles, something which all our members strongly promote throughout their work with the public.”

Chris Whitehouse, ESSNA’s Director of Strategy, added:

“We’re also very much looking forward to our first global conference in Brussels this upcoming September, which will take place during the European Week of Sport. This will be an excellent opportunity for the sports nutrition industry to gather and discuss the most important issues affecting the sector with some of the key policy-makers in Europe.

“We encourage any sports nutrition businesses who are interested in the Week of Sport and the work that ESSNA does to join us at this event. It is free, but we would urge any interested companies to hurry – places are going fast.”

ESSNA is the voice of the sports nutrition industry in dialogue with regulators and policy makers and it campaigns in favour of proportionate EU legislation that does not adversely affect the industry. ESSNA also works to improve the profile of the industry by monitoring and reporting irresponsible companies which flout EU law and may put consumers at potential risk from dangerous products.

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