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Nutracon and SupplyExpo preview

The Nutracon conference is an opportunity for product developers and manufacturing executives to learn about the industry's entire value chain: from the innovation, research and intellectual property rights of new launches; to actual formulation and product development; down to marketing, public education and market demand.

This year, the three-day event will feature two tracks:

  • Food and Beverage Track: focusing on end-products and ingredients specifically for food formulation, including a series of seminars on the growing importance of the glycaemic index; and the
  • Dietary Supplements and Bioactives Track: exploring research and regulatory issues for new compounds and ingredients, including the use of nanotechnology and nutrigenomics.
  • Of particular note this year is a Thursday session titled 'What's the Buzz?' by Alison Kalis of BuzzMetrics, who will share insights on the future trends for health and nutrition products. The company has consistently proved to be ahead of the curve by spotting new trends before they fully materialise.
  • Some 77 per cent of SupplyExpo attendees find new companies to do business with at this show every year.

    SupplyExpo, co-located with Nutracon and Natural Products ExpoWest, presents a unique opportunity for producers of finished goods to meet with companies that provide ingredients, raw materials, technologies and other manufacturing services.

    More than 4,500 people directly involved with ingredient purchasing are expected to attend this year.

    More than 8,000 brand managers, formulators, product developers and executives will also be in attendance.

    SupplyExpo is the one show that covers every part of the value chain.
    To register by phone, contact:
    +1 866 458 4935 (toll-free)
    +1 303 390 1776 (local)
    [email protected]

    Wednesday, March 22
    1-2 pm, Ballroom A
    Keynote address: Mutagenic agents and DNA
    Bruce Ames, PhD, CHORI
    Renowned and sometimes controversial biochemist Bruce Ames, PhD, will discuss his latest research focusing on identifying mutagenic agents that damage human DNA. Ames discovered that deficiencies of certain micronutrients — such as vitamins B12, B6, C, E, folate and niacin, and the minerals iron and zinc — appear to mimic radiation in damaging DNA.

    Thursday, March 23
    8:30-9:30 am, Ballroom A
    Keynote address: EPA/DHA and their role in health
    Floyd 'Ski' Chilton, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Noted physiologist and pharmacologist, and author of Inflammation Nation, The First Clinically Proven Eating Plan to End our Nation's Secret Epidemic, Dr Chilton will discuss the role of diet, as well as EPA and DHA, in controlling inflammatory response.

    Friday, March 24
    9-10 am, Ballroom A
    Closing keynote address: Future of botanical medicines
    James Duke, PhD
    Colourful ethnobotanist Dr Duke will offer stories from the Amazon rainforest and other insights to provide a vision for the role of botanical medicines. He is author of noted herbal reference guides such as The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook and the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs.

    Natural Products Expo West
    Natural Products ExpoWest, taking place March 23-26, will include four days of educational programming and networking opportunities at North America's largest natural products trade show. More than 2,500 exhibitors will be featuring their products and services.

    Favourite trade-show events — such as the organic lunch and the Meet the Editors reception — with be offered this year, along with several new programme offerings.

    Among this year's highlights is the Applications Center, open Saturday from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday from 10 am-4 pm (Hall A, Booth 350). There, you will have the opportunity to see, feel, touch and taste the applications of new and well-known ingredients.

    Find out how these ingredients deliver advantage in the form of improved taste, convenience and performance based on innovations in science and technology. Taste masking, solubility, payload, food incorporation and more will be on display.

    Events you won't want to miss:

  • 9th annual Meet & Greet Organic Benefit Luncheon, Thursday, 11:30 am - 1:30pm
    Network with organic industry leaders over a great meal, and get a brief update on OFRF's work. Purchase tickets in advance with your ExpoWest registration or directly from OFRF at Cost is $75 per person.
  • Exhibitor Reception, Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm
    Join the Natural Products Expo exhibitor sales staff and fellow exhibitors for an hour of complimentary beer, wine and pretzels. Free to contracted exhibitors.
  • International Welcome Reception, Thursday, 6-8pm
    The spotlight is on Thailand at this networking event held in the Palm Court outside the convention centre.
  • Meet the Editors Reception, Friday, 3-4 pm, Booth 2436
    New Hope Natural Media invites you to meet the editors of Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, Delicious Living and The Natural Foods Merchandiser.
  • Lunafest: In Support of The Breast Cancer Fund, Friday, 6-9 pm, Anaheim Hilton Ballroom
    Lunafest is a special evening where women (and their friends, families, partners) can gather to view a selection of diverse, original short films. The films range from documentaries to animated shorts and cover topics such as women's health, body image, sexuality, spirituality, relationships and cultural diversity. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served prior to the show. To reserve your spot, RSVP to: [email protected]
  • World Music Party, Friday, 9 pm-midnight Marriott Ballroom
    In its first year, the World Music Party will feature live music from around the world.
  • NutrAward 2005 Competition Award Announcement, Saturday, 5-5:15pm Hall A, Booth 350
    Find out who will win the NutrAward for the best new ingredient or technology of 2005.
  • Dance Party, Saturday, 9pm-midnight Anaheim Marriott Ballroom
    The always-popular dance party returns for another season.
  • Keynote speaker: Daryl Hannah
    Sunday, 9-10 am
    In her 20-year career, Daryl Hannah has starred in more than 20 feature films, from Splash to Kill Bill. She is a respected member of the environmental community, who lives in a solar-powered home, gardens organically and drives a clean-burning vehicle. Through a partnership with the Environmental Media Association, New Hope Natural Media is pleased to bring Hannah's message of sustainability to the ExpoWest trade show this year.
    Education highlights:
    Tim Avila New Technologies and Applications Digest
    Paula C Bickford Spirulina, Blueberries and Spinach: New Evidence for Brain Health
    Mark Blumenthal Finding Success in the Latin American Market
    Dave Boyd Therapeutic Fruit Juice Blends: Why Now?
    Jack Challem Nutrition Against Disease: Turn Off Your Disease-Causing and Weight-Gaining Genes
    Kevin Coupe Hot New Consumer & Retail Trends
    Gerald R. Cysewski Astaxanthin — The Anti-Inflammatory Carotenoid
    Katherine DiMatteo State of Organic Regulations: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Lisa Everitt Good Press: Media Strategies for Retailers and Manufacturers
    Grant Ferrier NBJ's Raw Material and Supply Market Overview
    Steven French Hot New Consumer & Retail Trends
    Mark Garwood Finding Success in the Asian Market
    Ann Louise Gittleman Fast Track to Good Health With Probiotics
    Terry Grossman Chestnut Skin Extract For Weight Loss
    Stephen Holt Evidence-based Supplements: A Time for Reappraisal?
    Loren Israelsen Regulatory Update: Top 10 Issues Facing Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods
    William J Kraemer L-Carnipure L-Carnitine: Its Role in Exercise and Recovery
    Ronald Lawrence Slimaluma- A Safe and Clinically Proven Appetite Suppressant
    Shari Lieberman Miracle Mineral — Results From Osteoarthritis Clinical Research
    Rob McCaleb Finding Success in the North American Market
    Mark Messina Review of Recent Soy News
    Dan Mishkind Sustainable Packaging
    Maryellen Molyneaux Hot New Consumer & Retail Trends
    Michael T Murray Key Supplements for Digestive Health
    Greg Paul The Skinny on Soy Protein and Weight Management
    John A Rumberger Metabolic Syndrome, Co-Q10, and Dietary Supplements: Cardiologist Perspective
    Roy Upton The Quality Quotient — Steps for Maintaining A Fully Integrated Quality System
    Lorna Vanderhaeghe Inflammation from Alzheimer's to Wrinkles
    Alan Xenakis Miracle Mineral — Results From Osteoarthritis Clinical Research
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