Congressional Champions, Burton and Hatch to Deliver Keynote at NNFA Marketplace 2003

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., (November 22, 2002) - Two of the natural products industry's most celebrated congressional champions, Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R- Utah) will deliver the keynote address on June 28 at NNFA MarketPlace 2003, June 27-29 in Las Vegas, Nev.

"We look forward to having two such prominent legislators speak at NNFA MarketPlace," said David R. Seckman, NNFA executive director and CEO. "Both Congressman Burton and Senator Hatch are strong industry champions of industry issues. Having them as our guests at the show will bring their efforts on the Hill closer to home for attendees."

Burton serves as the chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, one of the most influential and powerful committees in the House. As chair, Burton has held several hearings in Washington focusing on obtaining favorable treatment of dietary supplements and furthering research and understanding of alternative medicine. He has received both the NNFA Lifetime Achievement Award the NNFA Congressional Champion Award.

As the former chairman and now ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hatch has had a long-standing history supporting the natural products industry in Congress. Hatch was an author of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 and has since continually worked to ensure its full implementation as Congress intended. He has also received both the NNFA Lifetime Achievement Award and the NNFA Congressional Champion Award.

NNFA MarketPlace 2003 is the 66th annual trade show of the National Nutritional Foods Association. The show will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 27 -29. For more information about trade show registration and activities, contact NNFA at (800) 966-6632, ext. 237, e-mail [email protected], or visit NNFA's Web site at

The National Nutritional Foods Association ( is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NNFA represents nearly 5,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., NNFA has seven regional offices throughout the United States and is governed by a 22-member board of directors representing all industry segments.

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