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:
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.
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:
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 www.ofrf.org. Cost is $75 per person.
Join the Natural Products Expo exhibitor sales staff and fellow exhibitors for an hour of complimentary beer, wine and pretzels. Free to contracted exhibitors.
The spotlight is on Thailand at this networking event held in the Palm Court outside the convention centre.
New Hope Natural Media invites you to meet the editors of Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, Delicious Living and The Natural Foods Merchandiser.
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]
In its first year, the World Music Party will feature live music from around the world.
Find out who will win the NutrAward for the best new ingredient or technology of 2005.
The always-popular dance party returns for another season.
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