Boulder, Colorado, September 13, 2007 -- Nutrition Business Journal (www.nutritionbusiness.com) announced a successful close to the 2007 NBJ/Newport Summit. The CEO-level conference and networking retreat held July 18-20, 2007 at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California, served as a meeting place for key executives and thought-leaders in the $85 billion nutrition industry.
Attracting top executives and CEOs from around the world, the NBJ/Newport Summit included nine sessions devoted to the theme: Capturing Healthcare Dollars. In addition, two industry thought-leaders, Stewart Emery, co-author of Success Built to Last, and noted neurologist David Perlmutter, MD spoke to nearly 200 executives about how to prepare their companies for changes happening in the marketplace.
“Our 10th NBJ/Newport Summit was an enormous success,” said Patrick Rea, Publisher & Editorial Director of Nutrition Business Journal. “Attendees once again expressed that there is no better place to connect with key industry decision-makers in a relaxed environment conducive for exploring new ideas and understanding industry trends.”
Attendees also learned from their colleagues’ thoughts on timely topics through the use of real-time audience polling technology sponsored by Integrated Marketing Group (www.imgbranding.com) called the “Pocket Pollster”. Key findings from this interactive polling included:
· 75% of NBJ/Newport Summit attendees saw disease prevention as the greatest market opportunity for the natural products industry.
· 41% of NBJ/Newport Summit attendees felt that integrated product and services companies were best positioned to profit from the current interest in natural products.
· 55% of NBJ/Newport Summit attendees felt that the need of corporations to see change in the healthcare system would drive a shift from the disease/treatment paradigm to a wellness/prevention system.
The 2008 NBJ/Newport Summit will again be hosted at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California on July 23-25, 2008. Walter Robb, Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer of Whole Foods Market will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2008 event.
For more information, please contact Nutrition Business Journal at (303) 998-9399.
About Nutrition Business Journal
Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) 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. To purchase detailed market research reports, subscribe to the journal, or sign-up for NBJ's free weekly eNewsletter, please visit www.nutritionbusiness.com.
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