12th Annual NBJ Summit Registration Tracking Ahead of 2008's Sold Out Event

The 2009 NBJ Summit (www.nbjsummit.com) will take place at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA on July 21-24. Registration is currently tracking well ahead of the sold out 2008 event proving, that despite the overall economy, senior executives and CEOs operating within natural, organic, health and nutrition industry feel The NBJ Summit is the annual leadership gathering they must attend. Last year’s event sold out in early July, and the 2009 NBJ Summit is expected to reach capacity before the July 4th weekend. Prompt registration is strongly recommended.

“As a newcomer to the nutritional supplement market, the ability to network with industry insiders across a wide variety of disciplines and technologies significantly contributed to my learning process” said Scott Ravech, CEO, Deerland Enzymes, Inc. about the 2008 event. “I found many of the sessions equally valuable, as much of the information and data that was shared helped me better understand the critical trends and needs of the market(s) we serve.”

Written and video testimonials as well as an up-to-date agenda and speaker list can be found at www.nbjsummit.com.
The 2009 NBJ Summit will showcase world-class speakers and events that highlight the theme: Transformational Partnering in Challenging Times: Orchestrating a Profitable Future. The educational program will feature sessions designed to give insights into how we can weather the unstable economy of 2009 and show industry leaders how to better position their companies to achieve success in the years to come.

Attendees Registered as of June 10, 2009 Include:

Thomas Aarts, Co-Founder, Nutrition Business Journal
Ahmet Abaci, Global Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb
David Abramson, President, Martek
John Alkire, President, AHD International LLC
Dupuis Angers, Senior Director, Business Development, OVOS Natural Health
Frank Assumma, Director of Marketing, Natural Health Sciences Inc
Wolfgang Aulenbacher, President & CEO, Bionorica
Kimberly Austin, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Natural Health Science Inc
Sheldon Baker, Principal & Partner, Baker Dillon Group
David Barnes, Director of R-D, Standard Process Inc.
Aaron Bartz, President, Ortho Molecular Products, Inc.
Larry Batina, CFO, Alacer Corp
Holly Bayne, Attorney, Law Office of Holly Bayne
Michael Bentley, President, SierraSil Health Inc.
Cal Bewicke, President, Ethical Naturals Inc.
Janice Binger, President-Natural Health, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Roy Bingham, Head of eCommerce, ReNew Life Formulas
Jeffrey Bland, President, Metagenics
Gavin Bowman, Manager, Novus International, Inc.
Jeff Brams, General Counsel & VP PD & Intl, Garden of Life, Inc.
Joe Bresse, Dir-Business Development, Futureceuticals
Dave Brubaker, Chairman / CEO, Nutragenetics
Barbara Brueckner, Innovation Manager, Mattson
Ramona Cappello, President, Corazonas Foods
Jeff Chandler, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, XanGo
Claude Chevalier, President & CEO, Bio-K+ International Inc.
Roger Colman, VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, Alticor
Gregory Cumberford, V.P. Strategic Initiatives, Gaia Herbs
Gary Davis, CFO/ V.P., Bodybuilding.com
Mike Degennaro, Global VP Sales Human Nutr., Lonza Inc.
Doug Degn, Former Executive VP of Foods, Walmart
Greg Doherty, Dietary Supplement Practice, Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers Inc.
Steve Dubin, CEO, Martek
Larry Esposito, Director, Innophos
Ephi Eyal, President/CEO, IFP, Inc.
Dan Foehner, Vice President- Global Sales Operations, Yahoo Inc.
Harold Fox, Sales Manager, National Enzyme Company
Bob Freeze, VP, Corporate Communications, XanGo
Joe Fortunato, Chief Executive Officer, General Nutrition Centers, Inc.
Matt Freil, Managing Director, Liberty Lane
Ronald Fugate, CEO/President, Alacer Corp
Michael Funk, Chairman and Co-Founder, UNFI
Marco V. Galante, Principal, J. H. Chapman Group
Gary Giles, Vice President, NSA
Aki Georgacacos, Managing Director, Avrio Ventures
Roger Gordon, CEO, Banner Pharmacaps
Jason Graham-Nye, Co-Founder/ CEO, gDiapers
Kimberley Graham-Nye, Co-Founder/ President, gDiapers
Joanne Gray, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
John Grubb, Managing Partner, Sterling-Rice Group
Hope Hale, Senior Manager of Nutritional Affairs, Omega Pure
Jim Hamilton, President, DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Edward Hauck, President, Healthy Directions
Bruce Harvey, Sales Manager, DSM Nutritional Products
Chris Haynes, National Sales Manager, ESM Technologies, LLC
Peter Hefele, Senior VP Business Development, Vitaquest
Chris Hillseth, President, Chris Hillseth Enterprises Corp
Jeff Hilton, Partner & Co-Founder, Integrated Marketing Group Inc.
Scott Holmes, CEO, Unitedfuture
Steve Holtby, President & CEO, Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.
Yinon Hotam, CEO, Enzymotec
Julie Inman, Technical Sales Manager U.S. & Canada, Omega Pure
Kim Ionta, Business Development Manager, Ocean Spray Cranberries
Loren Israelsen, President, UNPA
Frank Jaksch, CEO, Chromadex
David Janow, President & CEO, Axiom Foods
Michael Jeffers, CEO, SunBio Corp
Dennis Jolicoeur, CFO, Natrol
Marc Jones, Partner, Goodwin Procter
Jason Kam, VP Business Development, Purity Products
Beth Kaplan, President and Chief Marketing/Merchandising Officer, GNC
Sarah Kennedy, CEO, Vitaco Health Ltd.
Robert A. King, President/CEO, A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeutics
Sandy Klein, Vice President Business Dev., Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems
Mark Koide, CEO, The Natural Dentist
Bob Kolodney, CEO, Bionutrigen, Inc.
Charles Kosmont, CEO, Next Pharmaceuticals
Charlie Kotani, President & CEO, Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc
Joe La Placa, Senior Vice President, DSM Nutritional Products Inc.
David Lakey, President, SierraSil Health (USA) Inc.
Brad Larson, Development Manager, Capsugel
John Leclaire, Partner, Goodwin Procter
Mark Ledoux, Chairman Board of Directors, Council for Responsible Nutrition
Jay Lee, President, Beijing Gingko Group, NA
Peter Leighton, CEO, Advana Science
David Lenzmeier, President-Food Solutions, Milk Specialties Global
Jahn Levin, Purity Products
Paul Levinsohn, Chief Executive Officer, Factor Nutrition Labs
Jeff Lind, CEO, Sabinsa
L. Douglas Lioon, President, HVL, LLC/Douglas Laboratories
Carol Locke, MD, President, OmegaBrite
Amy Lockwood, Executive Director, Project Healthy Children
Jesse Lopez, President & CEO, Sourceone Global Partners
Sara Lovelady, Principal, WordGirl
Shaheen Majeed, Marketing Director, Sabinsa
Terese Mansell, President, National Enzyme Company
Ronald Martin, VP Sales & Marketing, Polyphenolics
Terri Maxwell, Svp/Chief Marketing Officer, Mannatech, Incorporated
Bruce Miller, Executive Vice President, Marine Nutriceutical
Dan Mishkind, Principal & Creative Director, Pure Branding LLC
Len Monheit, President/Editor, NPIcenter
Jeremy Moore, Director, Marketing, Novus International, Inc.
Margot Murphy Moore, EVP/CSO, Hyland's
Dean Mosca, President, Proprietary Nutritionals Inc.
John Musselman, Commercial Director, GTC Nutrition
Andrew Myers, President / C.S.O., Nutragenetics
Randi Neiner, PhD, Shaklee Corporation
Victor Neufeld, CEO / President, Jamieson Laboratories
David Neuwirth, Director, Novus International, Inc.
Thomas Newmark, CEO, New Chapter, Inc.
Ian Newton, Principal, Ceres Consulting
Rebecca Niehus, President, B&D Nutritional Ingredients
Todd Norton, Chief Operating Officer, A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeutics
Ilya Nykin, Managing Director, Prolog Ventures
Robert Orr, President/ CEO, Ocean Nutrition Canada
Micah Osborne, President, ESM Technologies, LLC
Santosh Padki, VP of Strategic Marketing & Business Development, MWV
Lionel Pasen, Industry Consultant, Natural Products Consulting Corp.
Matthews Pearson, President, Marron Foods
David Perez, Director, Penta Water Company, Inc.
Matthew Phillips, President, Cyvex Nutrition
Peter Platt, Vice President Online Media, Butler Till Media
George Pontiakos, President/CEO, BI Nutraceuticals
Al Powers, President, Now Health Group
Gary Powers, CEO, Ortho Molecular Products
Greg Probert, Chairman & CEO, Penta Water Company, Inc.
James Prochnow, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Oscar Ramjeet, President, Natures Value Inc.
Mark Rampolla, Founder and CEO, Zico Pure Coconut Water
Scott Ravech, CEO, Deerland Enzymes Inc.
Patrick Rea, Publisher and Editorial Director, Nutrition Business Journal
Gretchen Reece, President, Scientific Food Solutions
Greg Ris, Vice President Sales, Indena USA Inc.
Dale Rodrigues, President - CEO, Mary's Gone Crackers
Lisa Sabin, VP, Business Development, ConsumerLab.com
Kevin Salerno, President, E. T. Horn Company
Olav Sandnes, President, Marine Nutriceutical
Michael Scamarcia, National Sales Director, Standard Process Inc.
Pat Schneider, Chief Business Officer, Unigen
Vince Sciacca, Director, Sales, Novus International, Inc.
Gary Schmid, President & CEO, OVOS Natural Health
William Sechrest, Mr., E F Moore Company
Craig Siefken, VP Commercial Operations, IFP, Inc.
Thad Simons, President & CEO, Novus International Inc.
Robert A. Sinnott, PhD, Sr. VP / Chief Science Officer, Mannatech, Incorporated
Michel Sirgent, VP Sales & Marketing, Bio-K+ International Inc.
Bart Smith, COO, Captek Softgel
Patrick Smith, President, GTC Nutrition
Ryan Smith, President, Chatham Biotec Ltd
Tye Smith, CEO, Natural Partners, Inc
Jenny Souza, Vice President, Canaccord Adams
James Spradley, Jr., CEO, Standard Candy Co., Inc.
Troy Stanfield, Partner, Castanea Partners
Pam Stauffer, Global Marketing Program Manager, Cargill Health & Nutrition
Scott Steil, President, Nutra Bridge
Scott Steinford, President, ZMC-USA
James Stitley, General Manager - U.S. Commercial Operations, OVOS Natural Health
Paul Stoltz, President, Peak Learning Inc.
Sidney Sudberg, Founder, President & CEO, Alkemists Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Elan Sudberg, COO, Alkemists Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amy Summers, President, Pitch Publicity
Anand Swaroop, President, Cepham, Inc.
Keyvan Taheri, President/CEO, Wellements
David Thibodeau, Managing Director, Canaccord Adams
Nicholas Thole, Manager, Mergers & Acquisition, Alticor
Henry W. Todd, Chairman, A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeutics
Karen Todd, Director of Marketing, Kyowa Hakko
Tom Tolworthy, CEO, Vitamin Shoppe
James Tonkin, President, HealthyBrandBuilders
Fran Towey, CEO, Emerson Ecologics
Frank Tufaro, President and CEO, Allera Health Products
Jay Udani, MD, CEO, Medicus Research
Scott Van Winkle, CFA, Canaccord Adams
John Venardos, Vice President, Herbalife International
Mark Vieceli, Marketing & Business Development, Capsugel
Robert Watson, President/CEO, Vitamin Research Products Inc
Jim Weaver, VP, Corporate Enterprises, Alticor
Donald Wilkes, President/CEO, Blue Pacific Flavors
Kevin Williams, Principal & Brand Strategist, Pure Branding LLC
Greg Williford, VP of Sales / Client Services, Vitatech Intl Inc.
Peter Wojewnik, Business Development, Dicentra, Inc.
Alicja Wojewnik, President, Dicentra, Inc.
Rebecca Wright, Editor, Nutraceuticals World
Steve Yamada, CEO, Maypro
Loretta Zapp, CEO, Applied Food Sciences, Inc.
Ilya Zhivkovich, Director, Strategic Business Dev., Lonza
Tom Zimmerman, Vice President, Nutrition, Perrigo Company

The NBJ summit is produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media, and Nutrition Business Journal. New Hope Natural Media (www.newhope.com), a division of the Penton Media, Inc., is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services. Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

Nutrition Business Journal (www.nutritionbusinessjournal.com) is an executive newsletter for decision-makers in the natural, nutrition and complementary & alternative health industries. The singular focus of NBJ's research and editorial team to the strategic issues of the nutrition industry has made NBJ the leading business intelligence resource for subscribers since 1996.

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