Proposal Deadline Extended to March 14, 2019

Speaker applications will be accepted through end of day Thursday, March 14, 2019.

The SupplySide West Global Conference & Expo is currently accepting speaker applications for the fall show, October 15-19, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. SupplySide West brings together more than 17,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, food and beverage, personal care and sports nutrition industries. The SupplySide Education Program serves as a resource to consumer product manufacturers who create, formulate, and market finished products in the health and nutrition industry. We aim to provide valuable content on current trends, market opportunities, research, science, regulatory challenges and more. We invite you to submit a proposal on any topic of choice. 

Topics of interest identified by the SupplySide content team include: 

  • Beverage: Product Launch Considerations, Ingredient Selection, Marketing Guidance, Packaging
  • Botanicals: Adaptogens, Sustainability, Supply Chain Traceability, Adulteration, SynBots, Testing Methodologies, What’s Next in Botanicals?
  • Business as a Force for Good: Gender Equality & Leadership, Sustainability, CSR Initiatives, Values-Based Leadership, Mentoring/Sponsorship, B-Corp
  • Cannabis: CBD Crossover, Global Market Growth, Pharma/Nutra Insights
  • CBD/Hemp: Regulations & Self-Regulation, Market Opportunities, the Pharma Question, Scaling the Business, M&A and Investment, Sourcing Considerations, Target Markets, Evolving Science
  • Certifications: What Resonates with Consumers?, Defining ‘Natural’, Certification Overload
  • Clean Label: Market Drivers, Top Categories, Formulation Considerations, Claims
  • Cognitive/Brain Health: Sleep & Stress, Mental Performance, Gut-Brain Axis, Target Markets
  • Contract Manufacturing: Best Practices, Optimizing Partnership, Selecting for Scale and Delivery Technologies, Formulation for Efficacy, Ingredient Overages
  • Co-Packers: Selecting for Success, Protecting IP, Supply Chain Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Leadership Practices, Mentoring/Sponsorship, Developing Core Values
  • DSHEA 25 Year Anniversary: Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • Energy for Active Lifestyles
  • Food Ingredients: Natural Alternatives in Sweeteners, Colors, Flavors, Dairy Alternatives, Selecting for Optimal Performance, Supply Chain Considerations, Sensory Issues
  • Food Safety: Preparing for a FSMA Audit, Recall SOPs, Litigation Lessons
  • Free-From Formulation: Food Innovation Opportunities, Understanding Allergens, Market Demand, Ingredient Substitution Solutions
  • Healthy Aging: Key Ingredients, Target Areas for Aging Populations, Marketing Guidance, Epigenetics
  • Heart Health: Whitespace Market, Global Trends, Ingredient Science, Marketing Considerations
  • Inflammation: Ingredient Science, Target Health Issues, Marketing & Legal Compliance
  • Keto: Understanding the Keto Diet, Key Ingredients and Formulation Considerations, Science, Market Whitespace
  • Laboratory Testing: Method Selection & Validation, Dry Labbing, Effects on Adulteration in the Supply Chain, Selecting a Third-Party Lab
  • Marketing: Legal Compliance, Claims Substantiation, Social Media Opportunities, Influencer Marketing Best Practices
  • Organic, Non-GMO & Regenerative Ag: Synergies, Challenges & Opportunities
  • Packaging: Sustainability, Design Considerations, Technology
  • Personal Care: Nutricosmetics, Beauty from Within, Ingredient Science, Epigenetics
  • Personalized Nutrition: Microbiome, Metabolomics, Epigenetics, Technology, Data Privacy
  • Plant-Based Nutrition: Flexitarian, Vegan, Ingredient Substitution, Consumer Acceptance, Top Categories
  • Prebiotics: Ingredient Science, Application, Formulation Considerations, Delivery Systems
  • Probiotics: New Health Applications, Formulation Considerations, Legal Update
  • Product Development: Best Practices for Innovation, Bioavailability Considerations, Product Testing
  • Protein Innovation: Scientific Research, Sustainable Sourcing, Formulation, Plant-Based Options
  • Regulatory Compliance: FSMA, FTC, State Laws, FDA
  • Sleep for Better Health & Performance: Ingredients, Science, Market Whitespace
  • Sports Nutrition: Banned Substance Concerns, Cutting-Edge Ingredients, Successful Consumer Brands, Target Markets (Gamers, Females), Building Muscle & Strength
  • Technologies: Blockchain Applications, Supply Chain Management, Biotechnology Application, Nanotechnology
  • Weight Management: Navigating an Evolving Market, Formulating for Specialized Diets

The deadline for submissions is March 14, 2019. 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:

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

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