Global Market Opportunities For Natural Health Products

Global Market Opportunities For Natural Health Products

April 3, 2008 Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Room 12

Globalization has brought increased competition and opportunity to the marketplace. In order to grow your natural health product business, you need to be aware of the product trends, consumer attitudes, market opportunities and regulatory environments that exist in various markets around the world.

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Gretchen Bozak, Deputy Director, BC Regional Office

Are your products ready to sell abroad? Based on research in key export markets, the Canada Brand was developed to help take Canada's strong international image and leverage it to increase the sales and profile of Canadian food and agriculture products in overseas markets. If you are involved in producing, processing and/or exporting food and agriculture products from Canada, learning how to use the Canada Brand will help strengthen your international marketing plan.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This session is intended to provide manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a broad overview of the current market conditions in various countries such as the United States, Mexico and Europe.

  • What are the top selling products?
  • What are the market opportunities available?
  • How is the regulatory environment different from that in Canada
Len Monheit, President, NPI Center
Len Monheit will open the panel discussion with a brief overview of market trends in Canada. Len is President and CEO of NPIcenter, and editor of NPIWatch, NPIcenter's weekly electronic newsletter and NPI Daily.

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., VP of Scientific Affairs for the Natural Products Association
An expert in dietary supplements for women’s health, sports nutrition, and quality analysis of botanical products, Daniel oversees the Association’s quality assurance efforts for dietary supplements, the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification and TruLabel random testing programs.

Blanca Le Duc, Chemist, Regulatory Consultant, Dermaprob
Blanca Le Duc is Founder and General Manager of Dermaprob. She regularly consults for the food supplements and cosmetics industry on regulations, import requirements, labeling and claims.

Peter Zambetti, Global Market Analyst, Capsugel, a division of Pfizer
Peter Zambetti’s responsibilities include acting as an industry advocate in Washington and internationally as
well as facilitating global outreach efforts. Peter is also Market and Impact Analyst and Company Council Member for IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary and Food Supplement Associations).

5:00 pm – 6;00 pm
Following this panel discussion, attendees are invited to a wine and cheese reception where they will have an opportunity to meet with the speakers and network with their peers.

Pre-registration Is Required. Please click here for the registration form.

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