SupplySide West Expands Education Program, Cognis Sponsorship Adds Extra Day of Science

LAS VEGAS – Educational seminars at SupplySide West, Oct. 1-3, will begin one day earlier and nearly double in number, featuring 19 presentations. Wednesday, Oct. 1, will be dedicated to scientific presentations with eight sessions, and the two remaining days will have scientific seminar tracks. The education program also features presentations in the areas of marketing, distribution, legal and regulation.

"Science must be the foundation of our industry, and we are committed to supporting this principle," said Jon Benninger, director of business development at Virgo Publishing, producer of SupplySide. "Thanks to the commitment of our education sponsor, Cognis Nutrition & Health, we have the resources to develop an unrivaled education program."

Cognis Nutrition & Health provides antioxidant, botanical and nature-based ingredients for dietary supplements; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; functional foods and medical nutrition; food technology; and animal nutrition. Cognis delivers a growing range of ingredients, supported by science, that promote healthy nutrition and well-being.

“As official education sponsor of SupplySide West, our goal is to raise the bar on the level of science presented to our customers and colleagues so we can do a better job in communicating research news to consumers and other target groups,” said Paul Allen, group vice president at Cognis Nutrition & Health. “We are actively seeking out the country’s leading researchers in dietary supplements and functional foods to help us develop a dynamic education agenda to be presented in October.”

A new Scientific Advisory Board will review seminar proposals and determine which presentations will be accepted for the program. Interested parties can submit a speaking proposal online at until April 14.

Details about speakers and topics will be announced in June. For more information about SupplySide West 2003 or to register, visit or call Virgo Publishing at (480) 990-1101.

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



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