SupplySide West celebrates 20th anniversary & prepares for largest event to-date
PHOENIX, (August 10, 2016) – Informa’s SupplySide West, the leading ingredient and solutions tradeshow where science & strategy intersect, 20th annual event takes place October 4-8 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Named to Trade Show News Network’s list of top 250 tradeshows in the United States, SupplySide West brings together ingredient buyers and suppliers from the global dietary supplement, functional food and beverage, personal care and sports nutrition industries. This year’s expo hall floor will feature over 1,200 exhibitors offering more than 10,000 ingredients and services – making this the largest SupplySide West to-date.
The four-day conference offers finished product manufacturers the latest scientific innovations, impactful education sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities. The educational program remains incredibly popular with a continued strategic focus on the latest trends in the industry.
“SupplySide West is dedicated to bringing the industry critical information that can drive business forward,” said Heather Granato, vice president of content in Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network. “This year’s program spans more than 120 hours exploring where science and strategy intersect, and is organized thematically to help our audience dive into the relevant topics and issues that affect their day-to-day operations.”
Education programming includes:
Longer-form workshops that cover broader themes such as developing and substantiating product claims, quality in contract manufacturing, gluten-free product formulation, innovative ingredients driving the beauty category, market opportunities in the energy space, probiotics supplements, vitamin K2, the business of sports nutrition, evaluating and partnering with contract labs, beverage innovation, joint support, and weight management.
- Panel discussions that dive deep into critical issues affecting the market including GMOs, natural colors, omega-3s, sports ingredients, and data privacy issues and digital security.
- A full-day immersive Clean Label Summit will explore how shifting consumer demands have led to innovation across the food and beverage industry, and what manufacturers need to know to deliver finished products that will find market success.Attendees and exhibitors can also look forward to the Featured Speaker presentation, presented by Cara Welch, Ph.D., FDA’s senior leader of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, offering the latest insights on issues including the new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance, GMP compliance and warning letters, joint actions taken with other federal and state regulators, and much more.In addition, attendees can seek out key issues affecting the probiotics market at the IPA Probiotics Resource Center, a two-day high-profile pavilion in association with International Probiotics Association and sponsored by Nutrasource. Connect with experts at this active destination filled with informative presentations and Q&As for all things related to the global probiotics market.attendees can seek out more market insights at SupplySide Central, located in the expo hall and designed to showcase interactive, engaging programming on hot topics. One highlight on the stage will be the presentation of the 5th annual CPG Editor’s Choice Awards, recognizing the most impressive finished product launches from CPG companies in 21 categories. Nominations are still being accepted through July 31.Attendees can choose from a number of package options including the Global Pass, a comprehensive registration package that includes: two-day expo hall access, plus all access to 13 workshops, eight panel discussions, one breakfast and lunch brief, and the VIP/business lounge.To learn more or to register, visit supplysideshow.com.
About SupplySide West: Hosted by Informa Exhibitions, this annual tradeshow and educational forum is the finished product manufacturer’s gathering place for top performers, trends, scientific advances and networking. SupplySide West is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy around the development of finished consumer goods that drive the global business economy. The 2016 show will be held October 4-8 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For more information visit supplysideshow.com.