Virgo Announces SupplySide Dates for 2005

PHOENIX -- Virgo Publishing announced the dates and locations for the SupplySide East and SupplySide West events in 2005.

SupplySide East will be held May 4 to 6, 2005, at the Baltimore Convention Center for the second year in a row. The convention center allows for expanded exhibit space, an enhanced education program, additional special events and greater promotional opportunities for participants. In response to comments from 2004 participants, show floor hours have been adjusted to end at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6, to allow for more travel options.

"We are very pleased to go back to Baltimore," said Peggy Jackson, director of publishing for Virgo's Health & Nutrition Division. "The caliber of the attendees was fantastic. The industry's leading companies sent their decision makers."

Attendees at SupplySide East 2004 included representatives from: Access Business Group, Avon, Bayer Healthcare, Campbell Soup Co., Country Life, Garden of Life, GNC, Hershey Foods Corp., Kraft Foods, Leiner Health Products, Mannatech, Miller Beer, Nutricia, Proctor & Gamble, Reliance Vitamin, Solgar Vitamin & Herb, Twinlab, Weider Nutrition, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and many other leading companies.

SupplySide West will be held Nov. 9 to 11, 2005 at The Venetian and The Sands Expo in Las Vegas. SupplySide West has been held at this location since 2000 and continues to be the world's largest exhibition of functional, healthy and nutritional ingredients. SupplySide West 2004, set for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, will have more than 680 booths, up from 628 booths in 2003.

"The public demand for healthier products continues to grow, and SupplySide is the place where many of those products are developed," said Jon Benninger, director of business development at Virgo Publishing. "Any company involved in the supplement, food or personal care industry benefits from attending SupplySide."

Virgo Publishing Inc. produces the SupplySide Trade Shows and Conferences, the Focus on the Future Executive Conference and Retreat, and the online training Web site; and publishes Natural Products Industry INSIDER, low carb retailer and HSR: Health Supplement Retailer magazines.

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