3,000+ Executives to Meet at SupplySide East

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- More than 3,000 executives from the global dietary supplement, functional food and natural products industry will converge at the 5th Annual SupplySide East Trade Show and Conference May 5-7 in Secaucus, N.J.

The event features a sold-out 327-booth exhibit hall, a high-level seminar program, networking events and a popular golf tournament.

Exhibitors include suppliers of raw materials, manufacturing services, manufacturing equipment and other suppliers to the industry. Attendees include product development, marketing, research and top management executives from leading dietary supplement, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

"This is the premier show of the supplement industry," said Linda Doyle, director of marketing, new ingredients and business development, Roche Vitamins, after the most recent SupplySide West in December 2002. "Not only was there excellent traffic, but we were pleased with the quality of attendees."

The SupplySide East education program, sponsored by Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition, features presentations from industry experts and leaders, including:
* Lesley Fair, Senior Attorney, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
* Harvey Kamil, President and CFO, NBTY
* Sebastien Bornet, Purchasing Director, Nutraco
* Minesh Shah, Purchasing Manager, Nutraco
* Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, Tufts University
* David Seckman, Executive Director, NNFA
* Annette Dickinson, Acting President, CRN
* Michael McGuffin, President, AHPA
* Chuck Wach, Director of Materials Management, Nature's Sunshine

The SupplySide East Keynote Address will be delivered by Aaron Brown, lead anchor for CNN and host of its flagship evening newscast Newsnight with Aaron Brown.

"Virgo can take great pride to have assembled a professional trade show that delivers results," said Elliott Balbert, president and chief executive officer of Natrol after SupplySide West 2002.

Details including exhibitor list, seminar schedule and registration details are available at www.supplysideshow.com or by calling +1(480)990-1101, ext. 1718.

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

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