SUPPLYSIDE CENTRAL

Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
Location: Expo Hall, Booth #1036

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 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 #1036 and sessions are open to all participants.


Thursday, November 8

QuerceFit™—A New Direction in Performance Nutrition, and Beyond

11:30am-Noon

Augmenting bioavailability of the flavonoid quercetin can increase its efficacy. Novel application of the Phytosome® delivery system reveals greater bioavailability and training adaptation/endurance performance enhancement.

 

Speaker:

Anthony L. Almada, MSc, FISSN

 


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?

 

WhatSupp: Trends, Innovations & Disruptions in the Dietary Supplement Space

1-1:30pm

Ever-innovative ganjapreneurs are rapidly shifting product formats in the hemp-derived CBD world. Expanding transparency initiatives are keeping consumers in touch with the entire supply chain on ingredients sourced the world over. Millennial-inspired marketing tactics are putting snark before science. Probiotic strains are expanding health claims for friendly bacteria. Cognitive-health products protect the brain for everyone from infants to the elderly. People are popping ’shrooms, protecting their eyes, saving their skin, and wondering what the FDA is up to. Come hear why.

 

Speaker:

Todd Runestad, Ingredients & Supplements Editor, Informa, Health & Nutrition

 


SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards: Supplements Presentation

1:30-2pm

The 7th 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:

  • Antioxidant
  • Brain Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Healthy Aging
  • Joint Health
  • Mulivitamin
  • Personal Care
  • Probiotics
  • Specialty Supplement
  • Sports Nutrition Supplement
  • Weight Management Supplement
  • Women's Health

Creating Joint Health Solutions to Support Healthy Active Aging

2-2:30pm

As the population over age 50 steadily increases, demand for solutions to the myriad of challenges associated with aging continues to rise. One key concern is maintaining mobility to continue to enjoy favorite activities or simply remain independent. Joint health supplements can help, but only when they target the unique needs of aging consumers. Formulating for this demographic requires special attention to product features such as capsule size, delivery form, convenience, efficacy and safety. Understanding these factors is critical to developing new products to help improve mobility and quality of life of this consumer.

Join us to learn more about:
-The latest consumer data, which examines the use of dietary supplements in the aging population
-Market opportunity for joint health supplements
-Why maintaining mobility with age is critical to healthy aging
-Developing better and more effective joint-health products that address the needs of the aging population-UC-II® undenatured type II collagen for maintaining joint health support

 

Speaker:

Dr. Jim Lugo, Head of Research & Development, Lonza

 


Driving Branded Ingredient Innovation

2:30-3pm

As consumers become better educated about product labels, the opportunity for innovation in raw ingredients has never been greater. That said, the bar has also been raised for brand messaging about clean sourcing, sustainability, transparency and proven efficacy. Join BrandHive to meet three branded ingredient innovators and learn how they are sourcing and manufacturing for more discerning brand owners and consumers.

 

Speaker:

Jeff Hilton, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, BrandHive

 


Florida GEMS: A Case Study of Saw Palmetto Supply Chain Management, Guaranteeing Purity, Efficacy and Sustainability

3-4pm

Saw palmetto extract (SPE), consumed for centuries, is used widely for prostate and lower urinary tract support. Legitimate SPE comes only from ripened berries that grow on private and public Florida land, harvested annually each fall. Validating SPE authenticity is key to substantiating efficacy and supporting sustainable cultivation. Join Valensa, USP, the American Botanical Council and the Florida Department of Agriculture in an active discussion about steps being taken to address concerns around adulteration; highlighting the link between supply chain, purity, efficacy and sustainability as a model of corporate and industry responsibility.

Speaker:

Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council

Dr. Ken Redcross, MD, CEO, Redcross Concierge

Steve Rosenman, Senior Advisor, Guidepoint Global

Umasudhan, CEO, Valensa

 


Botanical Adulteration Concerns

4-4:30pm

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has published 43 peer-reviewed publications (as of August 2018) confirming adulteration of various botanical raw materials, extracts, and essential oils in the global marketplace. Included are Laboratory Guidance Documents assessing the reliability of various laboratory analytical methods. Further, BAPP has published the draft “Best Practices SOP for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles” – a new initiative that will help empower increased self-regulation in the herb and dietary supplement industry by supporting industry members in the appropriate removal of adulterated materials from the supply chain.

 

Speaker:

Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council

 


Friday, November 9

Prenatal to Toddler: Optimizing Nutrition for Early Life Development

11-11:30am

Establishing a healthy and diverse microbiome in infancy can have a lifelong impact on human health to support digestive health, strengthen the immune system and aid in cognitive development. Discover how human milk oligosaccharides, probiotics, cultures, enzymes and proteins can offer a spectrum of important benefits to promote long-term health, including:

  • Shaping the infant microbiome
  • Providing building blocks for brain development
  • Supporting the development of immune health

Speaker:

Nick Grasman, Lead Market Manager, Dupont Nutrition & Health

 

 


AI for Product Development

11:30am-Noon

The presentation will cover the latest advances in artificial intelligence for aging research and longevity biotechnology. It will explain how AI is used to find the biological targets and pathways implicated in aging and longevity and identify the natural compounds and their combinations to slow down or even reverse aging in humans.

 

Speaker:

Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, CEO, Insilico Medicine, Inc

 


SupplySide Launchpad

Noon-12:30pm

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?

Omega-3 Science and the Consumer Media - What You Need to Know

12:30-1pm

The year 2018 has been a watershed year for omega-3 science and not all of it has been positive. The media has added to the challenge with its negative coverage and sensationalist headlines. Learn how these important research studies — WHO’s Cochrane Review, ASCEND, REDUCE-IT and VITAL — have impacted, and will continue to impact, the body of evidence around EPA and DHA, what influence it may have on future regulations and consumer perception, and what omega-3 businesses need to do to portray the story accurately to stakeholders and customers.

 

Speaker:

Aldo Bernasconi, Director of Information and Research, GOED


Ingredient Trends: From Birth to Maturity

1-1:30pm

Join New Hope Network’s NEXT Data & Insights team for an exploration of today’s hottest ingredient trends and where they are on the trajectory from birth to maturity. Ingredient providers must understand not only where the market is today, but where it is headed for tomorrow. But with new ingredient trends emerging every year it can be hard to know where and when to invest time, energy, and resources. By bringing together New Hope’s industry knowledge and data with Nielsen’s in-market data we will reveal insights into the progression of a trend from emergence, to growth at scale, and eventually mainstream adoption.

 

Speaker:

Amanda Hartt, Data Analyst, NEXT Data & Insights



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

1:30-2pm

The 7th 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
  • Bars
  • Breakfast Food
  • Children's Products
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Condiments, Dressings & Marinades
  • Confectionery
  • Energy Boosters
  • Functional Food/Beverage
  • Organic Beverages
  • Plant-Based Food/Beverage
  • Snacks, Salty
  • Snacks, Sweet
  • Sports Nutrition Food/Beverage

Supplements at Your Fingertips: Two Dietary Supplement Databases Designed to Change the Way We See the Marketplace

2-2:30pm

Two authoritative databases exist for dietary supplements: the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) and the Supplement OWL. Both are web-based and free to use by all stakeholders. They contain information submitted voluntarily by participants making it easier than ever for regulators, researchers, industry, and consumers to view the marketplace. The two databases are: The DSLD, created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a searchable database of product label information taken from dietary supplements available in the U.S. marketplace. Intended primarily for researchers, the database is easily useable by consumers and regulators but the DSLD only features information found on dietary supplement product labels. The Supplement OWL is an industry-supported, self-regulatory initiative that allows manufacturers to upload labels and additional information to increase product and ingredient transparency. There are several levels to the OWL database that contain specific types of information made exclusively available to interested parties. This presentation will help attendees fully-understand the role of each database in the dietary supplement industry, the significance of these tools, and how stakeholders can participate.

 

Speakers:

Joseph Betz, Acting Director, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition


SSCI – Driving Supplement Safety and Compliance for the Industry

2:30-3pm

SSCI is a retailer led, industry stakeholder driven initiative, providing guidance and thought leadership regarding the controls necessary to assure the authenticity, safety & cGMP compliance of dietary supplements throughout the supply chain. SSCI was created through collaboration between leading industry experts from retail, manufacturing, certifying bodies, quality control and raw material ingredient processors. This presentation will introduce the audience to the critical work ongoing and how industry members can participate in the initiative.

 

 

Speakers:

Guru Ramanathan, Ph. D, Chief Innovation Officer and Senior VP, GNC (General Nutrition Corp.)

Dadrion Gaston, R.Ph, CCEP, CHC, Senior Director, Corporta Ethics & Compliance, Walmart, Inc.

Lee Mayberry, Global Legal Regulatory Coordinator, Whole Foods Market


The Nutrition Game is Changing. How Do You Change YOUR Game?

3-3:30pm

FourFactors® creator and HMT founder Peter Wennström, one of the worlds leading experts in food and health innovation and marketing, will bring you an understanding of how you can be the winner in the future landscape for food and health. HMT has identified six forces that are changing the game for the nutrition industry. From each of these Global Game Changers emerges a Nutrition Innovation Strategy that will help you win in tomorrow’s market place. Peter will demonstrate how to win with examples of the old vs the new way to innovate with your brand. With HMT’s FourFactors® you will learn how to make the trends, driving forces and strategies work for your brand!

 

Speaker:

Peter Wennstrom, Founder & Expert Consultant, The HealthyMarketing Team