SupplySide West Approaches 600 Booths,Attendee Registration is Double Last Year

LAS VEGAS – Virgo Publishing announced that the exhibit hall is approaching 600 booths for SupplySide West, putting the show on pace for 20 percent growth over last year’s 501-booth exhibit hall. Attendee pre-registration for the event is more than double what it was last year the same number of weeks before the show.

“Obviously, world events affected all trade shows last year,” Jon Benninger, group publisher said. “We still had a good turnout last year, but this looks like two years of growth coming at once.”

SupplySide West is the world’s largest trade show and conference for healthy ingredients. SupplySide West 2002 is scheduled for Dec. 4-6, 2002, at the Venetian Hotel and the Sands Exposition Center in Las Vegas.

In addition to the exhibits, SupplySide West offers a high-level educational program sponsored by Cognis Nutrition and Health. The program features speakers from the Federal Trade Commission, Avon, Euromonitor, American Herbal Products Association, Council for Responsible Nutrition, National Nutritional Foods Association, Natural Marketing Institute and many other organizations. The keynote address, sponsored by Unigen Pharmaceuticals and Aloecorp, will be delivered by boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard (photos available upon request) and is set for 11 a.m. on Dec. 5.

The 6th Annual SupplySide West Golf Classic, sponsored by B&D Nutritional Ingredients, is scheduled for Dec. 5 at Stallion Mountain Golf Course. More than 190 golfers will play in the tournament.

Full details including the agenda, exhibitor list and registration information is available at or by calling Virgo Publishing at (800) 454-5760.

SupplySide is produced by Phoenix-based Virgo Publishing Inc., publisher of Natural Products Industry INSIDER and HSR: Health Supplement Retailer.

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