SUPPLYSIDE CENTRAL

Wednesday, September 27
Thursday, September 28
Location: Expo Hall, Booth #EE182

SupplySide Central is where science & strategy intersect in a live, interactive forum. Centrally 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 Ingredient Launchpad, where exhibitors will highlight their new products, to the Editor’s Choice 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 #EE182. SupplySide Central sessions are open to all participants.


Wednesday, September 27

Ingredient Launchpad

Noon-1pm

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


Innova Market Insights: Innovative Supplement Products

1-1:30pm

Innova Market Insights is offering a take on innovative product launches from the dietary supplement, food and beverage space. Join Innova’s experts at the SupplySide Central Stage immediately before the presentation of the SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards each day to learn more about cutting-edge products and how they illustrate key consumer trends.

SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards: Supplements Presentation

1:30-2pm

The 6th Annual SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards recognize innovative finished product launches from CPG companies in a variety of categories. Today’s presentation will call out the winners of the following categories:

  • Anti-Aging
  • Antioxidant Supplement
  • Brain Health Supplement
  • Digestive Health Supplement
  • Energy Boosters
  • Heart Health Supplement
  • Joint Health Supplement
  • Multivitamin
  • Personal Care
  • Specialty Supplement
  • Sports Nutrition Supplement
  • Weight Management Supplement
  • Women's Health

What’s the Buzz on Innovative Ingredients?

2:30-3pm

Manufacturers today are continually searching for supply chain partners that bring turnkey solutions to the marketplace. Branded ingredients with clinical science and proven efficacy represent the future of supplements and functional foods. More than ever, selecting the right businesses to align with can truly impact a product’s long-term success. 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.

 

Speaker: Jeff Hilton, co-founder and chief marketing officer, BrandHive



Long-Chain Omega-3s: Looking Back and Ahead

3:30-4pm

For a decade, responsible industry has joined together to bolster sales of high-quality long-chain omega-3s to help consumers maximize their health. Today, studies continue to substantiate the benefits of long-chain omega-3s for myriad benefits—from heart health to cognitive support—while underscoring the safety of these ingredients. What does the future hold in terms of delivering omega-3s to consumers while addressing their desire for sustainable, traceable ingredients with strong clinical support? As the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) celebrates its 10-year anniversary, listen to executive director Adam Ismail’s perspective on how the lessons learned over the last decade will impact where the omega-3 industry is going in the future.


Speaker: Adam Ismail, executive director, GOED (Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3)



Thursday, September 28

Innova Market Insights: Clean Label F&B Products

1-1:30pm

Innova Market Insights is offering a take on innovative product launches from the dietary supplement, food and beverage space. Join Innova’s experts at the SupplySide Central Stage immediately before the presentation of the SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards each day to learn more about cutting-edge products and how they illustrate key consumer trends.


SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards: Food & Beverage Presentation

1:30-2pm

The 6th Annual SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards recognize innovative finished product launches from CPG companies in a variety of categories. Today’s presentation will call out the winners of the following categories:

  • Allergen Free
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Baked Goods
  • Bars
  • Breakfast Food
  • Children's Health
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy Food/Beverage
  • Dairy Alternative Food/Beverage
  • Probiotics
  • Snacks, Salty
  • Snacks, Sweet
  • Sports Nutrition Food/Beverage

Success Stories and Lessons Learned in Financial Partnerships, and the NCN Venture Tank @ SupplySide

2:30-3pm

There’s great potential for growth in the natural products industry, but often this means finding the right strategic and financial partner to support those great ideas. In this session, Nutrition Capital Network’s Tom Aarts and Grant Ferrier provide insights into how to find the right alignment between your company’s desires and an investor’s goals. And get a look at what it takes to succeed as three companies from this year’s NCN showcase make their pitch public for our panel of judges, looking to win the NCN Venture Tank @ SupplySide presentation.

 

Speakers: Thomas D. Aarts, principal, Nutrition Capital Network; Grant Ferrier, CEO, Nutrition Capital Network



Vitamin Angels Champion Recognition

3:30-4pm

SupplySide West and Informa Exhibitions would like to highlight the good work being done by Vitamin Angels—a trailblazing non-profit organization dedicated to bringing vitamin supplementation to at-risk children worldwide. To do so, we’d like to show our appreciation by making a donation to Vitamin Angels.