Apply to speak at the 2017 SupplySide West Global Conference & Expo!

The SupplySide West Global Conference & Expo is currently accepting speaker applications for the Fall show, September 25-29, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Please be specific when describing the content of your session. Sessions must be educational and non-promotional in nature. Any proposal that is deemed promotional in nature will not be considered for the 2017 SupplySide West education program.

Be prepared to provide the following information:
  • Submitters contact information – name, phone, email
  • Proposed speaker's contact information – name, professional title, company, phone, email
  • Proposed speaker's biography
  • Additional proposed speakers' contact information – name, professional title, company (if applicable)
  • Additional proposed speakers' biographies (if applicable)
  • Working Session Title
  • Session Abstract
  • 5 Learning Objectives

Please feel free to submit a proposal on any topic that is of interest to you. Topics of interest identified by Informa's content team include the following:

  • Adulteration in the Supply Chain
  • Animal/Pet Nutrition: Markets and New Ingredients
  • Beverage Innovation: New Ingredients, Formulas and Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Cannabidiol (CBD): Regulations, Market Opportunities
  • Cognitive/Brain Health: Product Development, Formulation, Mood/Stress Focus
  • Contract Manufacturing: Identifying a Partner, Audits, Quality Control
  • Clean Label: Product Development, Reformulation, Consumer Expectations
  • 'Free From' Foods: Formulating around Allergens, Preservatives, Artificial Anything
  • Gut Health: Formulating for Whole Body Wellness, Gut-Brain Axis
  • Healthy Aging: Product Development, Focusing on the Senior Market, Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Heart Health: Product Development, Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Impact of the New Administration
  • Industry Self-Regulation
  • Ingredient Quality: Adulteration, Identity Testing, Traceability
  • International Trade Considerations: Importing Ingredients, Export Challenges
  • Joint Health: Need for Innovation, Shifts in Positioning
  • Millennials Usage of Natural Products (Supplements, Foods, Beverages)
  • MLMs and the Future of Nutrition
  • Money and the Nutrition Market
  • Omega-3 Product Development: Sourcing & Science
  • Online Retailing and Its Impact on Brand Marketers
  • Performance Nutrition: Fitness Market & Sports Market
  • Personalized Nutrition: The Next Frontier
  • Probiotics: Scientific Research, Delivery Methods/Challenges, Consumer Marketing, Claims
  • Product Claims and FTC Enforcement
  • Product Formulation: Lessons Learned
  • Selecting & Auditing a Contract Laboratory
  • State Regulation of the Supplement Industry
  • Sports Nutrition: New/Novel Ingredients, Product Development
  • Supply Chain Transparency
  • Unique Delivery Systems
  • Weight Management: Product Development, Formulation, Go-to-Market Strategies


The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 3, 2017.

Should your proposal be selected to be a part of the education sessions you will be notified directly via the email address provided in your proposal. Due to the large number of proposals we receive, you will not be notified if your proposal is not selected.


If you have any questions, please contact the Education Manager, Alyssa Sanchez, at