About SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America Education

**SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America 2020 has been cancelled.**

In light of the continuing COVID-19 situation, and in consultation with key stakeholders across the health and nutrition industry, SupplySide announced the difficult decision to cancel the in-person SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America event, scheduled for October 27-30, 2020, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. 

We look forward to gathering again at SupplySide West 2021, October 25-28. Check back soon for education updates.

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2020 Education Program Coming Soon...

We are working with our speakers to bring as much content & programming to you digitally. Stay tuned for dates, registration and future announcements.

Panel Discussions

Exchange of Ideas

Unique interactive components to drive provacative conversations around key industry challenges and opportunities



An overall emphasis on networking and the ability to meet industry players that can support long-term business growth

From active consumers to gamers, students and business professionals, optimizing cognitive performance is an increasingly popular pursuit that provides an expanding target for brands and formulators. This session will look at environmental and lifestyle impacts on cognitive performance as well as nootropics and related cognitive ingredients, detailing mechanisms of action and potential benefits. Also, it will shine a light on the gaming community and how brands can target gamers with focus, attention, stress, vision and energy solutions.

Despite living through a pandemic and a bad economy, many consumers prefer brands that prioritize sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices. Packaging is a front-and-center, can-hold-in-your-hand reminder of how a brand’s operation affects the world. It’s clear from consumer surveys that sustainable packaging is in and single-use plastic is out. This session will help brands choose the best packaging option for their natural product.

Marketers and manufacturers of dietary supplements must constantly adapt to evolving regulations and closely monitor state and federal agencies’ enforcement priorities, as well as related trends in class action lawsuits. This workshop will explore prominent civil and criminal federal enforcement actions brought by FDA against executives and their companies, implications for the broader industry, and related class action litigation.

Supplement brands must identify and quantify active compounds in their products to ensure they are safe, effective and legal; however, many brands do not have the expertise or equipment in-house to appropriately tests their ingredients and products. Thousands of different compounds are on the marketplace today, leading brands with many questions regarding testing lab partners. Choosing the right lab partners is critical to a successful operation.

In a world of emerging infectious diseases, like COVID-19, antiviral resistant influenza and antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, immune health is top of mind to consumers who are turning to nutrition and dietary supplements to help keep them as healthy as possible. However, brands must use efficacious dosages of identity-tested ingredients while ensuring they are sending appropriate marketing messages that don’t claim natural products treat, cure, mitigate or prevent diseases.

Plant-based eating is a red-hot category driven by consumer demand for delicious products that are minimally processed, made from clean label ingredients, and align with their values related to health and wellness, sustainability and econ-consciousness. Brands looking to enter the market or expand their plant-based portfolios must focus on clean label while improving the nutritional profile, taste and texture properties of products with novel ingredients from nature sourced in a sustainable manner.

Healthy aging starts at the cellular level. This workshop will help attendees understand the science behind ingredients—including collagen, antioxidants, CBD and more—that can help consumers age healthfully and happily. We’ll explore how brand can understand and capitalize on healthy aging trends of personalized nutrition and epigenetics. Plus, we’ll offer an examination of market sizing and brand positioning in the healthy aging sector.

2020 is the year of CBD consolidation, regulatory burdens, consumer uncertainty, sales channel shifts and more. This all-day summit will help brands understand the current market shifts for hemp and CBD supplements, foods and beverages, with a focus on consumer market data, sourcing and quality challenges, USDA and FDA regulations, running a CBD business, an exploration of non-CBD cannabinoids, and a guide to ensuring claims match science.