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Food Valley Society 2016 @ High Performance Centre Papendal (members only)

Published: 16-07-2016, | Member: National Sports Centre Papendal

Food Valley NL organizes five field trips (exclusively for members) each hosted by one of the member companies surrounding particular trending topics.

High Performance Centre Papendal is the National Olympic Training Centre in the Netherlands, the home base of numerous world-class athletes. Owner of Papendal is NOC*NSF (National Olympic Committee and The Dutch Sports Federation). Papendal offers a great variety of high-quality elite sports facilities and is known to both national and international sportsmen and -women as a multi-functional, and internationally oriented training center.

Papendal facilitates over 350 athletes in various sports and is the ideal test and measurement environment for elite sports in the Netherlands. The High Performance Centre includes a sport science department and a sports laboratory which is elevating elite sports to a higher level. They are working on the development of innovative products and services in the field of performance monitoring, physiology, recovery, sleep and nutrition. The Physiological Lab of the Papendal Olympic Training Centre is used for standardized testing of sports performance. The set-up is also in use for controlled studies and nutritional intervention studies.

The Elite Sports Restaurant is located at the center of Papendal and is a unique location for product innovation in sports and nutrition. The facility provides a platform to test and develop new functional food products, aimed at (elite) athletes and physically active consumers. In addition, research and innovation projects on supportive materials can be supported, such as specific supplements or innovative cooking techniques. The Elite Sports Restaurant closely collaborates with both industrial as well as educational/academic partners.

During the afternoon, Papendal will introduce the participants of the Food Valley Society meeting to the remarkable world of elite sports. From research to product innovation and performance monitoring, Papendal supports (elite) athletes in various ways to help them perform at the highest level.


2.30-3.00 pm Registration
3.00 Welcome
Food Valley NL

Introduction to High Performance Centre Papendal
Jochem Schellens, Director of High Performance Training Centre Papendal

Walk to the Elite Sports Restaurant & Olympic Training
Centre Physiological Lab

3.35 Tour in two groups:

Introduction to the Elite Sports Restaurant
Erik te Velthuis, Chef & Manager Elite Sports Restaurant

Introduction to the Olympic Training Centre Physiological Lab
Jeroen Wouters, Program Manager Sports & Nutrition

4.35 Wrap-up
4.45-6.00 pm Drinks & networking in the DugOut bar

Wednesday November 16th, 2.30 – 6.30 pm

High Performance Centre Papendal, Papendallaan 9, 6816 VD, ARNHEM

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Summary of all events 2016