Focus on the Future Executive Conference Announced for Jan 27-30 in Scottsdale

PHOENIX -- Virgo Publishing announced that the second annual "Focus on the Future" Executive Conference and Retreat will be held Jan. 27-30, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The conference features high-level sessions examining quality issues, regulatory issues, media coverage, scientific progress, market trends and other areas affecting the future of the dietary supplement and functional food industry. Speakers at last year's event included representatives from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration, The New York Times, General Nutrition Centers, the National Institutes of Health, and other leading organizations.
"Focus on the Future is a very special event that encourages meaningful discussion about the issues confronting our industry," said Jon Benninger, director of business development at Virgo Publishing. "We invite our colleagues to join us."

In addition to interactive discussions, "Focus on the Future" also features ample social and networking opportunities, including an exclusive tent on the 18th hole of the PGA Phoenix Open, the highest attendance tournament on the professional golf tour.

The Millennium Resort at Scottsdale McCormick Ranch will again be the host of "Focus on the Future." Home to exceptional golf, dining, shopping, arts and Southwest culture, Scottsdale is a top destination for business and vacation travel. The average temperature in Scottsdale at the end of January is 70 degrees.

"Scottsdale in January is the ideal setting for this event," said Peggy Jackson, director of publishing. "Executives and their spouses will be pleased they came."

More information about Focus on the Future 2004 is available at, or by calling Virgo Publishing at (480) 990-1101.

Focus on the Future is produced by Phoenix, Ariz.-based Virgo Publishing Inc., publisher of Natural Products Industry INSIDER and HSR: Health Supplement Retailer and producer of the SupplySide trade shows.


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