ACI Announces Executive-Level Soy Business Conference, Focusing on How to Bring Soy Products Further Into the Mainstream April 30 May 1, 2002 in New Orleans

Chicago, IL. March 1, 2002 – ACI, a leading research and conference company, in partnership with Nutraceuticals World, Food Processing Magazine, Wellness Foods Magazine and Nutrition Business Journal, is proud to announce the upcoming executive business conference – Bringing Soy Products Into the Mass Market, which will take place April 30 – May 1, 2002 in New Orleans.

Now is the time to claim an escalated position in the soy market – with the US consumption of soy foods totaling an estimating $2.5 billion annually and forecasts putting growth at 20% a year, according to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, October 2001. The challenge now, is for new-age companies and well-established companies alike, to move their products even further into the mainstream. Through best-practice case studies, expert insights and interactive sessions, attendees will learn about the most crucial issues facing chief executives, marketers, researchers, and product managers through an impressive multi-disciplinary platform of experts.

Attendees will walk away with ideas, examples and solutions to obstacles that come up during the research, product development and marketing of soy products, as well as have the chance to network and benchmark with other industry decision-makers. This conference features case study presentations and expert insights from the leading soy companies. Some of the speakers include: Garnet Pigden, Dupont Protein Technologies; Tony Delio, President, Natural Foods and Nutrition of Archer Daniels Midland; Dr. Mark Messina, President of Nutrition Matters; Greg Caton, President of Lumen Foods; Industry Expert Peter Leighton; Paul Lang, President of Natural Products, Inc. and Steve Ennen, Editor-in-Chief of Food Processing Magazine & Wellness Foods Magazine.

Active Communications International, Inc. (ACI), a Chicago-based company, is a leader in research, conference planning and production. ACI produces world-class events in niche business segments, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology. ACI is dedicated to producing high-quality, strategic business conferences where audience members, speakers and sponsors develop key industry contacts and walk away with new knowledge and resources.

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