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ACI Announces Executive-Level Business Conference, Focusing on Weight Loss Foods, Meal Replacements & Dietary Supplements Moving Further Into the Mainstream Market

Chicago, IL. April 1, 2002 – ACI, a leading research and conference company, in partnership with the National Nutritional Foods Association, Nutraceuticals World, FOODLINEWEB, Food Processing Magazine and Wellness Foods Magazine, is proud to announce the upcoming executive business conference – Weight Loss Foods, Dietary Supplements & Meal Replacements – Moving Further into the Mainstream, which will take place July 11-12, 2002 in Chicago.

Now is the time to claim an escalated position in this lucrative market – with the current value at $46.5 billion. The challenge now, is for new-age companies and well-established companies alike, to move their products even further into the mainstream. Through best-practice case studies, expert insights and interactive sessions, attendees will learn about the most crucial issues facing chief executives, marketers, researchers, and product managers through an impressive multi-disciplinary platform of experts.

Attendees will walk away with ideas, examples and solutions to obstacles that come up during the research, product development and marketing of these meal replacement and weight loss products, as well as have the chance to network and benchmark with other industry decision-makers. This conference features case study presentations and expert insights from the leaders in this area. Some of the speakers include: Linda Gilbert, President – HealthFocus International, Clare Hasler PhD – University of Illinois, Chor-San Khoo PhD – Campbell Soup Company, Robert McCaleb, President – Herb Research Foundation, David Seckman, Executive Director and CEO – National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), Richard Hirsch, SVP Marketing & Brand Development – Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Gilbert Kaats, Executive Director – Health & Medical Research Foundation and Steve Ennen, Editor-in-Chief – Food Processing & Wellness Foods Magazines.

Active Communications International, Inc. (ACI), a Chicago-based company, is a leader in research, conference planning and production. ACI produces world-class events in niche business segments, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology. ACI is dedicated to producing high-quality, strategic business conferences where audience members, speakers and sponsors develop key industry contacts and walk away with new knowledge and resources.

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