(April 13, 2007) -- The President of the American Herbal Products Association, Michael McGuffin, will speak at the upcoming SupplySide East and All Things Organic tradeshows, sharing his insights into the state of the industry and its prospects:
Wednesday, May 2
SupplySide East, Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ
10 - 11:50 am: State-of-the-Industry, Parts I and II
Michael joins in a panel discussion that is a perennial favorite to learn more about the current issues facing ingredient suppliers, natural- and healthy-product manufacturers and marketers: regulatory issues, FDA/FTC enforcement, GMPs, AERS, consumer concerns, media attention and much more.
SupplySide East (http://www.supplysideshow.com/east/) runs April 20-May 2, and aside from educational sessions like the one above, also includes an exhibit hall and other social and networking activities.
Sunday, May 6
All Things Organic, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
10:30 am - noon: Supplementing Your Health: Food, herbs, and more
Here, Michael will join in a panel discussion focusing on organic herbal remedies, supplements, and personal care products from doctors and nutritionists, with a special focus on pre- and post-natal products.
All Things Organic (http://www.organicexpo.com/07/) is the only event in North America focused exclusively on organic products -- all products on display must be certified organic, made with certified organic ingredients, or be approved for use in organic production -- and is sponsored by the Organic Trade Association. It runs May 5-8, in conjunction with four other related shows.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association devoted to herbal issues. Representing the core of the botanical trade -- comprised of the finest growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbal products -- our mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA committees generate self-regulations to ensure the highest level of quality with respect to the way herbal products are manufactured, labeled, and sold. Website: www.ahpa.org.