SUPPLYSIDE CENTRAL

Thursday, October 17 | Noon-5pm

Friday, October 18 | 10:30am-4pm 

Location: Expo Hall, Booth #5759

SupplySide Central is where science & strategy intersect in a live, interactive forum. Located in the expo hall, SupplySide Central offers a variety of interactive, quick-paced programming, designed to delve into some of the hot topics facing the industry. From the SupplySide Launchpad, where exhibitors will highlight their new products, to the NEXTY SupplySide Awards, where we will recognize the most innovative product launches in supplements and food and beverage, SupplySide Central is designed to be a hub of activity in the expo hall. The SupplySide Central Stage is located in Booth #5759 and sessions are open to all participants.


Thursday, October 17

SupplySide Launchpad

Noon-1pm

SupplySide Launchpad showcases some of the latest innovative launches from across the global health and nutrition space. Stop in for these short, quick-hitting talks
covering:

  • What is the product/ingredient?
  • What are its benefits?
  • What is the science behind it?
  • What are the applications and opportunities for product development?

 

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Responsible, Responsive Innovation

1-1:30pm

As consumers seek more natural ways to bolster their health, the industry has a continued opportunity and responsibility to meet those needs. However, innovation on its own is not the answer. There is a need to think about issues such as sustainable sourcing, regulatory compliance, ensuring product efficacy and safety, and responsible messaging. This panel discussion will touch on the tools and partnerships that can help companies—large and small alike—ensure they are delivering on their commitment to consumer health.

 

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Innovative Human Prebiotic Opens the Digestive Health Market

1:30-2pm

Interested in carving out a unique niche in the digestive health space? 2’-FL is a human prebiotic, along with some other human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), that most people ingest regularly. It selectively stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria to shape the microbiome and immune system. Its potential extends beyond infants to adults to address digestive comfort. Hear from a medical expert about the science, benefits and application possibilities of PREBILAC™ 2’FL—designed by mothers, produced by BASF, endorsed by science.

 

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Consumer Driven Product Design

2-2:30pm

Today’s values-driven consumers expect more from the brands and products they use. As consumers seek products that help them live longer, healthier lives, manufacturers need product strategy that guides them from “now” to “next” - thoughtfully designed, relevant products that delight consumers and respect the planet, and help them build the value for their brands. Get new proprietary insights about consumers’ health aspirations and benefits they want in their products they are seeking to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

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The Buzz with BrandHive

2:30-3pm

Join Jeff Hilton of BrandHive as he talks with special guests from leading ingredient suppliers that, together with their brand partners, are changing the face of health and wellness.

 

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Sustainability & Stewardship – Protecting Our Oceans

3-3:30pm

The ocean covers 70% of our planet, and is a unique, diverse system with a critical role to play in the world’s future. It is also the source of myriad unique ingredients with health-promoting capabilities. However, we are facing a crisis in ocean biodiversity, and only by banding together can we implement truly sustainable solutions that will protect the future of this precious resource. Join us for an interactive discussion of the importance of stewardship in protecting our oceans; the questions that buyers should ask when sourcing marine-based ingredients; and a case study on efforts by Aker BioMarine to protect the Antarctic and the resources it offers. Don’t miss this inspirational call to action with insights on the roles we each play in creating and protecting a sustainable supply chain.

 

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Market Trends in Supplement and Nutraceuticals

3:30-4pm

Presented by Innova 

Details coming soon...


CarnoPrime: Unleashing the Power of Beta-Alanine

4-4:30pm

The pre-workout product category is booming, but undesirable side effects associated with beta-alanine are resulting in formulations with less than efficacious doses. Join Dr. Hector Lopez, MS, as he unveils the science behind CarnoPrime, a new patented ingredient that unleashes the full potential of beta-alanine by reducing paresthesia, or “tingles”, associated with the performance-enhancing ingredient. Users can work out longer and harder, and brands can deliver up to 6.4 grams of beta-alanine per serving with no undesirable side effects.

 

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Catalyzing Climate Action in the Health and Nutrition Industry

4:30-5pm

Presented by the Climate Collaborative

Speakers: Sara Newmark, VP of Social Impact at MegaFood, Erin Callahan, Director, Climate Collaborative, Herb Pharm

Climate change presents a huge opportunity--and risk--for companies with agricultural supply chains, and more than ever, consumers want to see the businesses they purchase do more to reduce their footprint. In this panel, you'll hear from experts like MegaFood and Herb Pharm, and the Climate Collaborative, on how health and nutrition companies are making climate action core to their mission, and how doing so has not only reduced their climate impacts, but improved their business and relationships with customers.


Friday, October 18

Inside the Bottle: Collaborating for a Transparent Supplement Industry

11-11:30am

This session will break down NEXT Data & Insights and Inside the Bottle research that reveals why transparency and traceability are the most important supplement industry practices—and how to make them a reality for your business. 

 

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Market Trends in Functional Food & Beverages

11:30am-Noon

Presented by Innova

Details coming soon...


How Digital Transformation Accelerates New Product Development

Noon-12:30pm

Presented by TraceGains

With major shifts in consumer priorities and changing sales channels, pressure for food, beverage, and supplement companies to innovate is at an all-time high. Yet the new product development process is rife with challenges from poor collaboration to fragmented supply chains and internal silos. Old school ways of sourcing, communicating and collaborating have evolved through digital transformation. Hear how leading companies are solving NPD challenges and speeding innovation.


Nexty Awards at SupplySide West

12:30-1pm

The NEXTY Awards at SupplySide West recognize innovation, inspiration and integrity across a range of finished product categories—from condition-specific supplements and nutrient delivery innovation to functional food/beverage and brand storytelling. One winner will in each category will be honored on stage at the NEXTY SupplySide Awards Presentations!


Sourcing for Impact: Building Supply Chain Relationships that Boost the Environment & Business

2-2:30pm

Presented by the Climate Collaborative 

In this panel, Josef Brinckmann, Traditional Medicinals Research Fellow, and Rupa Das, VP of Global Quality & Compliance for BI Nutraceuticals, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of cross-stakeholder collaboration in building sustainability into supply chain networks.


What Consumers Want in a VMS Brand

2:30-3pm

Presented by Tracey Landau, President + Partner, MarketPlace 

MarketPlace will execute a consumer survey to test consumer preference for: branding, ingredients, claims and packaging for popular VMS products (current and emerging) including botanicals (including CBD/Hemp), healthy aging, brain health, and more. Survey results will be shared along with other research to provide ingredient companies, manufacturers and brand owners guidance on best practices in brand development.


Cannabis, CBD & Natural Products

3-3:30pm

Presented by Roy Bingham, CEO, BDS Analytics

Details coming soon...


Social Media Influencers Take on SupplySide

3:30-4pm

Consumers today are listening to influencers online, taking advice on what to buy, what to eat, what to avoid and much more. But what are these influencers saying about the nutrition and food ingredients in the SupplySide space? Two leading nutrition industry influencers—Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN (@djblatner) and Jason Wrobel (@JasonWrobel)—will be walking the expo hall and then sharing their impressions of the healthy ingredients world in this interactive dialogue. Don’t miss the chance to hear directly what resonates with these thought leaders and how to better connect with consumers.