The inaugural NutriCosmetic Summit drew an impressive crowd of over 120 manufacturers, suppliers, formulators, marketers and innovators in the natural beauty industry this past Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Las Vegas. This ground-breaking event provided a unique opportunity for education, interaction and R & D strategy within the nutricosmetic (beauty from within) market. The conference was co-located with the Natural MarketPlace Trade Show. Both events were produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media.
An impressive ‘who’s who’ from the industry gathered to network and learn, and most importantly to become an integral part of a growing community.
“The turn-out in year one, coupled with the content presented and inspired discussion it generated within the industry, undeniably proves the NutriCosmetic Summit was a successful launch that filled a fundamental need for this developing community and growing market. Our goal with this event was to better serve the industry, and we are ecstatic to be at the center of aiding market innovation,” said Len Monheit, Executive Director of New Hope’s Supply Network.
Charter attendees included Nestle, L'Oreal, Amway, Pharmavite, Burt's Bees, Shaklee, LycoRed, Coca-Cola Company, Sunflower Market, Resveratrol Organics and many more. Sponsoring companies include Platinum Sponsor, BioCell Technology; Gold Sponsor, Sabinsa; and Marketing Partners Cognis, Fortitech, Nitita Gelatin NA, and Rousselot.
Conference Keynote speaker Horst M. Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients gave attendees and exhibitors alike in-depth look at the importance of using certified organic ingredients and the amazing synergy that is created when organic ingredients are used simultaneously as topical and ingestible, particularly for anti-aging benefits.
Nutricosmetics support healthy skin, hair, nails, eyes and the generally visible signs of aging. U.S. consumers have begun to grasp the concept of nutricosmetics or beauty from within, as the market is projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2012, up from $1.5 billion estimated currently* (Mintel). Tom Vierhile, Director of Product Launch Analytics for Datamonitor noted, “The nutricosmetic market is wide open with opportunity right now. As of yet there is no ‘Activia’ of the sector, no clear product leader. The possibility for growth and leadership is unbound for companies looking to enter the category. The NutriCosmetic Summit is playing an important role for the industry in helping to define what opportunities are available and how to seize them.”
For more information about the inaugural event please visit http://www.nutricosmeticsummit.com/. Content including audio from the 2010 event will be available for purchase for those that were unable to attend, contact Penny Andino for more information, [email protected]. Those interested in engaging this evolving community can join the NutriCosmetic Summit group LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com). More information about the 2011 conference will be announced soon.
The NutriCosmetic Summit (www.nutricosmeticsummit.com) provides a unique opportunity for education, interaction and inspiration within the growing global health and nutrition beauty community. Attendees can focus on science, formulation and regulatory issues or business and marketing trends to gain insight on the developing market for consumed (“beauty from within”) products that use natural, healthy, nutritional and functional ingredients. Co-located with Natural MarketPlace Trade Show.
New Hope Natural Media (www.newhope.com) 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 (www.penton.com) is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than 6 million business professionals every month.