The SupplySide West Global Conference & Expo is currently accepting speaker applications for the fall show, November 6-10, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

SupplySide West brings together more than 15,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries. Our audience consists of consumer product manufacturers who create, formulate, and market finished products in the Health and Nutrition Industry.

We welcome new ideas and encourage you to submit a proposal on any topic of your choice. Topics of interest identified by SupplySide’s content team include the following:

  • Beverage Innovation: New Ingredients, Formulas and
    Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Biotechnology: GMO 2.0, Education and Market
  • Botanicals: Adulteration, Synthetic Botanicals, Testing Methodologies, Bioavailability
  • Business as a Force for Good
  • Cannabinoids & Hemp: Regulations, Market Opportunities, the Pharma Question
  • Clean Label: Target Product Categories, Demographics and Formulation Guidance
  • Cognitive/Brain Health: Product Development, Formulation, Mood/Stress Focus
  • Contract Manufacturing: Identifying a Partner, Audits, Quality Control
  • Co-Packers: Impacting Food Industry Product Development and Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Eye Health: Research, Market Whitespace, Target Demographics
  • Gut Health: Formulating for Whole Body Wellness, Gut-Brain Axis, Immune Enhancement, Prebiotics
  • Healthy Aging: Product Development, Focusing on the Senior Market, Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Ingredient Quality: Adulteration, Identity Testing, Traceability
  • Inherently Functional Ingredients That Will Transform the F&B Market
  • Globalization: Supply Chain Effects, Technology Innovation, Regulatory Harmonization
  • Joint Health: Need for Innovation, Shifts in Positioning
  • Laboratory Testing: Selecting, Auditing and Partnering for Success
  • Marine Biomass & Aquatic Ingredients
  • Millennials Usage of Natural Products (Supplements, Foods, Beverages)
  • MLMs and the Future of Nutrition
  • Online Retailing and Its Impact on Brand Marketers
  • Packaging: Sustainability, Design Considerations, Technology
  • Performance Nutrition: Fitness Market & Sports Market
  • Personalized Nutrition: Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Technology & Supply Chain Concerns
  • Plant-Based Ingredients: Organic, Botanicals, Mushrooms, Protein Sources
  • Probiotics: Scientific Research, Delivery Methods/Challenges, Consumer Marketing, Claims
  • Product Formulation: Lessons Learned
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Scaling the Supply Chain: Transparency, Supplier Partnerships
  • Sports Nutrition: New/Novel Ingredients, Product Development, Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Unique Delivery Systems
  • Weight Management: Product Development, Formulation, Go-to-Market Strategies

The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018.

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. 


Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Submitters contact information
  • Proposed speaker’s contact information
  • Proposed speaker’s biography
  • Working Session Title
  • Session Abstract
  • 5 Learning Objectives


View Speaker FAQs here.

Should your proposal be selected to be a part of the conference program 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