Virgo Announces SupplySide East 2006 Agenda, Events

PHOENIX - Virgo Publishing announced the details for SupplySide East, May 1-3 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. In addition to the exhibit hall with hundreds of ingredient suppliers and manufacturing service providers, SupplySide East will also feature a three-day education program, a VendorWorks seminar program and four networking events.

"With this comprehensive agenda, a sold-out exhibit hall and the return to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in the tri-state area, SupplySide East 2006 is going to be a knock-out event", said Peggy Jackson, director of publishing for the Health & Nutrition Division for Virgo Publishing.

Highlights include:

Three-day Education Program with Featured Speaker Rep. Frank Pallone
Speakers from American Herbal Products Association, Canaccord Adams Investment Banking Group,, Council for Responsible Nutrition, National Institutes of Health, National Nutritional Foods Association, The Lewin Group, Traditional Medicinals, Tufts University School of Medicine, U.K. Health Food Manufacturers Association and many other leading companies will present in the three-day education program, co-sponsored by Embria Health Sciences and EPAX. Rep. Frank Pallone (NJ-D) will be the Featured Speaker on Monday, May 1 at 3pm.

Phil Lempert, Trend Forecaster and Expert Analyst, Keynote Speaker
Expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends, new products and food trends, Lempert has identified and explained impending trends to many prestigious companies worldwide. Lempert will give the Keynote Presentation on Tuesday, May 2, from 11-11:50am. Frequently featured on NBC's Today Show, The View, Oprah, Discovery Health and Extra, he also is the author of several books including his next book, Phil's Picks: The Guide to Supermarket Products. BASF is sponsoring the presentation.

Science at SupplySide Poster Presentations
New product, ingredient and technology research will be displayed in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3. Company representatives will be available May 3 from 1pm to 2pm to answer questions.

VendorWorks Presentations
Two days of product-specific science, formulation and marketing will be addressed in exhibitor-sponsored VendorWorks Presentations on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3.

Several additional events offer continued networking. The SupplySide East Golf Classic, sponsored by Marco HI-TECH, will be held on Monday, May 1 from 8:30am-2pm at an exclusive private golf course, Green Brook Country Club. International attendees will converge at the International Welcome Reception on Monday, May 1, from 4-5:30pm. KGK Synergize and OptiPure/Soft Gel Technologies are sponsoring the ticketed event. The Opening Reception, Tuesday, May 2 from 5-6:30pm, is co-sponsored by DSM and Natural Health Science and will be held in the exhibit hall. The Appreciation Reception will be held in the exhibit hall during the last hour and a half of the show, 3-4:30pm, on Wednesday, May 3.

More information about SupplySide East 2006, including registration and an exhibitor listing, is available at or by calling Virgo Publishing at (800) 454-5760.

Virgo Publishing produces the SupplySide Trade Shows and Conferences, the Focus on the Future Executive Conference and Retreat, and the online training Web site; and publishes Natural Products INSIDER, Food Product Design and HSR: Health Supplement Retailer magazines.

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