October 29-30, 2020
Presented by Ashwagandha
Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Wednesday, October 16
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas H
  • Session Number:   WKSHP3
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) brought sweeping legislation designed to improve food safety for Americans with new authority for...

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Chair
Sandy Almendarez
director, content, health & nutrition
Informa Markets
Speaker
Coley Anderson
Industry and Government Relations Director
Registrar Corp
Speaker
Earl Arnold
Global Manager Food Defense and FSMA
AIB International
Speaker
Bill Bremer
Principal
Kestrel Management LLC
Speaker
Claudia Lewis
Partner
Venable LLP
Speaker
Rae L. Martin
President
Continuum Partner Consulting
  • Wednesday, October 16:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas C
  • Session Number:   WKSHP2
As the average lifespan continues to increase, many consumers are taking a more proactive approach to healthy aging, looking for...

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Speaker
Michael Altman, CN, RH (AHG)
Herbalist, Nutritionist, Owner
Anthocyanins International, LLC (SeattleCancerCareAlternatives.com)
Chair
Karen Butler
Senior Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Kieron Edwards, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Sibelius Natural Products
Speaker
David Heber, MD, Ph.D., FACP, FASN
Professor Emeritus and Founding Director UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Speaker
Katie Stage, N.D., RH (AHG)
Director, Therapeutics Division, Associate Professor
SCNM (Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Wednesday, October 16:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP1
Consumer demand for clean labels and food and beverage products that align with values related to health and wellness, sustainability...

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Speaker
Geri Berdak
President
CloverQuest Group LLC
Chair
Judie Bizzozero
Senior Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Michele DeKinder-Smith
President & Founder
Linkage Research & Consulting
Speaker
Ed Dudley
Director Technical and Analytical Innovation
Griffith Foods
Speaker
Ryan Fournier
Associate
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Speaker
Daniel Karsevar
CEO
PlantBased Solutions
Speaker
William McCormack Ph.D.
Business Development Manager
Synergy Flavors
Speaker
Mary C. Mulry, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Foodwise One LLC
Wednesday, October 16
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 16:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas H
  • Session Number:   WKSHP6
It’s not a matter of using the Force; companies are increasingly finding that focusing on issues of justice, equity, diversity...

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Speaker
Ann Buchman
Vice President of Marketing & Growth
TVS/Cermount
Speaker
Lara Dickinson
Executive Director & Co-Founder
OSC2
Speaker
Zoe A. Feldman, MPH MBA
Director, Chobani Incubator
Chobani
Chair
Heather Granato
Vice President, Content, Health & Nutrition
Informa Markets
Speaker
Alejandra Gratson, Ph.D.
R&D Director of Innovation Science & Discovery
RB
Speaker
Ted Harris
Chairman & CEO
Balchem Corp.
Speaker
Cathy Light
Chief Executive Officer
Lideranca Group, Inc.
Speaker
Carlotta Mast
Market Leader, New Hope Network
SVP Content & Insights, Health & Nutrition, Informa Markets
Speaker
Rahul Pasarnikar
President
CRED Enterprises
Speaker
Rachel Sexton
Strategy & Innovation Director
RB Health, Schiff Institute
  • Wednesday, October 16:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP4
The global beverage market is expected to exceed US$1.9 trillion by 2021; however, rising demand for convenience beverages among health-conscious...

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Speaker
Rob Alshuler
Managing Director
Critical Mass Group
Chair
Judie Bizzozero
Senior Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Scott Jost
Vice President, Innovation & Design
Berlin Packaging
Speaker
Niyati Parikh
Dirtector of Operations/R&D
Koia
Speaker
Tapan Shah
Principal
Pepsico Ventures Group
Speaker
Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., CFS
Principal
Corvus Blue LLC
Moderator
James S. Tonkin
Founder & President
HealthyBrandBuilders
Speaker
Tom Vierhile
VP Strategic Insights, North America
Innova Market Insights
  • Wednesday, October 16:  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas C
  • Session Number:   WKSHP5
Today’s consumers are overstressed and under-rested, which is no surprise considering the two—stress and sleep—go hand-in-hand. Demand for sleep aids...

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Speaker
Jennifer Cooper
Chief Science Officer
Savant Science
Speaker
David Foreman
president
Herbal Pharmacist Media LLC
Speaker
Susan J. Hewlings, Ph.D., RD
Director/Co-Founder
Substantiation Sciences
Speaker
Matthew Oster
Head of Consumer Health
Euromonitor International
Chair
Alex Smolokoff
Editorial Coordinator
Informa Markets
Thursday, October 17
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, October 17:  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP8
Certifications can be a valuable tool for both brand owners and consumers. Acting as third-party “referees,” certifications provide increased transparency...

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Chair
Charlie Bastiaanse
Associate Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Jeff Hilton
Co-Founder
BrandHive
Speaker
Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos
CEO & Buy-ologist
Green Purse PR
Speaker
Anne Malleau
Executive Director
Global Animal Partnership
Speaker
Marcia S. Moll
Marketing Director, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines
U.S. Pharmacopeia
Speaker
Maryellen Molyneaux
President, Founding Partner
NMI (Natural Marketing Institute)
Speaker
Eric Pierce
VP of business insights
NEXT Data & Insights, Informa Markets
  • Thursday, October 17:  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas C
  • Session Number:   WKSHP7
Artificial just won’t do any longer in foods, beverages and supplements, so formulators must look to natural sources to color...

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Speaker
Suzy Badaracco
President
Culinary Tides, Inc.
Speaker
Joe Farinella
VP of R&D
Imbibe
Speaker
Smaro Kokkinidou, Ph.D.
Sr. Research and Innovation Scientist
FONA International
Chair
Connor Lovejoy
Assistant Editor
Informa Markets
Chair
Adrienne Smith
Senior Food Business Reporter
New Hope Network, Informa Markets
Speaker
Tom Vierhile
VP Strategic Insights, North America
Innova Market Insights
Thursday, October 17
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 17:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas H
  • Session Number:   WKSHP9
The nearly US$3 trillion food and beverage market are experiencing phenomenal growth, due in part to consumer demand for innovative...

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Speaker
Brandon Hernandez
Senior Partner/Owner
Whole Brain Consulting
Chair
Connor Lovejoy
Assistant Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Gregory Miller
Partner
Rivkin Radler LLP
Chair
Adrienne Smith
Senior Food Business Reporter
New Hope Network, Informa Markets
Speaker
Glenn Steiner
Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain
Fresca Foods
  • Thursday, October 17:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas C
  • Session Number:   WKSHP10
Contract laboratories play a critical role in the dietary supplement industry. However, selecting the right lab and working together to...

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Chair
Sandy Almendarez
director, content, health & nutrition
Informa Markets
Speaker
Tara Lin Couch, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Services
EAS Consulting Group, LLC
Speaker
Jen Johansen
Vice President of Quality, Regulatory & Government Affairs
Cyanotech Corporation
Speaker
Catherine Rimmer, Ph.D.
Research Chemist
National Insititute of Standards and Technology
  • Thursday, October 17:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP11
Think of it as GMO 2.0, this evolution of the rapidly emerging, often under-the-radar technologies that are impacting the supply...

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Chair
Heather Granato
Vice President, Content, Health & Nutrition
Informa Markets
Moderator
Karen E. Howard
CEO, executive director
Organic & Natural Health Association
Moderator
Frank Lampe
VP of Communications & Industry Relations
UNPA
Speaker
Alan Lewis
Director of Government Affairs
Natural Grocers
Speaker
Davey McHenry
Vice President, Consulting Services
The Hartman Group
Speaker
Dana Perls
Senior Food Policy Campaigner
Friends of the Earth
Speaker
Megan Westgate
Executive Director
Non-GMO Project
Friday, October 18
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Friday, October 18:  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP13
Almost 9 in 10 Americans believe they live in a wasteful society, reflecting the majority impression (71%) who stated they think many products are overpackaged, according to 2018 data from the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI). Additionally, 3 in 10 Americans said they look for something else to buy if a product...
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Chair
Sandy Almendarez
director, content, health & nutrition
Informa Markets
Speaker
Lara Dickinson
Executive Director & Co-Founder
OSC2
Speaker
Steve French
Managing Partner
NMI (Natural Marketing Institute)
Speaker
Stacey Gillespie
Director of Product Strategy
Gaia Herbs, Inc.
Speaker
Jeremiah McElwee
SVP Merchandising & Product Development
Thrive Market
Speaker
Derek A. McNamara
Senior Purchasing Manager
Nutiva
Friday, October 18
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas H
  • Session Number:   WKSHP14
As clean label continues to adapt in mainstream food and beverages, gluten-free, keto, vegan and even low-FODMAPs are blurring the...

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Chair
Judie Bizzozero
Senior Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Lynn Dornblaser
Director of Innovation and Insight
Mintel
Speaker
Carlotta Mast
Market Leader, New Hope Network
SVP Content & Insights, Health & Nutrition, Informa Markets
Speaker
Rachel B. Zemser, BS, MS, CCS, CFS
Food Scientist
A LA Carte Connections, LLC
  • Friday, October 18:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas C
  • Session Number:   WKSHP16
Athletes and active consumers are increasingly interested in maximizing their cognitive function and health relative to exercise and competition. This...

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Speaker
Richard Kreider, Ph.D., FACSM, FASEP, FISSN, FACN, FNAK
Executive Director, Human Clinical Research Facility Director, Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab
Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
Speaker
Michael Lewis, M.D.
Founder
Brain Health Education & Research Institute
Chair
Steve Myers
senior editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Rooban Princely
Sales & Marketing Director
FMCG Gurus
  • Friday, October 18:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP15
With the U.S. supplement market for prebiotics and synbiotics expected to double each year over the next several years, and...

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Chair
Karen Butler
Senior Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Kara Landau
CEO and Head Dietitian
Uplift Food
Chair
Len Monheit
Executive Director
Global Prebiotics Association
Speaker
Claire Morton Reynolds
senior industry analyst
Nutrition Business Journal, Informa Markets
Speaker
Hariom Yadov Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Saturday, October 19
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Saturday, October 19:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas F
  • Session Number:   WKSHP20
Market look at players in food/beverage space and specific cannabis applications in food/beverages. Massive players in the F&B space are...

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Speaker
Roy Bingham
CEO
BDS Analytics
Speaker
Keith Butler
President & Lead Hemp Researcher
LifePatent, Inc.
Speaker
Paul Frantellizzi
Co-Founder & CEO | Chief Innovation Officer
Joyful Hemp Co. Inc.
Speaker
Todd Halpern
Partner
Venable LLP
Chair
Josh Long
Legal & Regulatory Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Courtney N. Moran, LL. M.
Founding Principal, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Earth Law, LLC
Speaker
Justin Prochnow
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Speaker
Jourdan Samel
CEO
Evo Hemp
Speaker
Ari Sherman
President
Evo Hemp
Speaker
Perteet Spencer
Principal, Strategic Partners Group
SPINS, LLC
  • Saturday, October 19:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas H
  • Session Number:   WKSHP18
Contract manufacturers are essential to the dietary supplement industry, as they offer expertise and production capabilities to help brand owners...

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Speaker
Heather Duncan-Fairman
EAS Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group, LLC;
Technical Advisor, SIDS DOCK/SIDS DOCK IWON
Speaker
Blake Ebersole
President
NaturPro Scientific LLC
Chair
Heather Granato
Vice President, Content, Health & Nutrition
Informa Markets
Speaker
Kurt Schneider
President
Tech Bridge West
Speaker
Andy Swenson
VP of Quality
Dietary Supplement Experts
  • Saturday, October 19:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas B
  • Session Number:   WKSHP17
Consumers are increasingly aware of the microbiome and probiotics, but behind the scenes there is an important need to stay...

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Chair
Karen Butler
Senior Editor
Informa Markets
Speaker
Solange Henoud
Global Regulatory Affairs Director
Lallemand Health Solutions
Speaker
Claire Morton Reynolds
senior industry analyst
Nutrition Business Journal, Informa Markets
Speaker
George Paraskevakos
Executive Director
International Probiotics Association (IPA)
Speaker
Diane Ray
Vice President, Strategic Innovation
NMI (Natural Marketing Institute)
Speaker
Jessica ter haar, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
International Probiotics Association
Speaker
Anthony Thomas, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Affairs
Jarrow Formulas
Speaker
Nina Vinot
Area Sales Manager
Probiotical
Speaker
Ivan Wasserman
Managing Partner
Amin Talati Wasserman LLP
  • Saturday, October 19:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:  Level 3, South Seas C
  • Session Number:   WKSHP19
According to recent findings from IFIC’s Food & Health Survey, 80 percent of Americans say they are taking steps to...

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Speaker
Ben Goodwin
Co-Founder and Formulator
OliPop
Speaker
Amanda Hartt
Market Research Manager-Trends
Informa Markets, NEXT Data & Insights Team
Speaker
Sarah Meis
SVP Marketing and Innovation
Lily's Sweets
Speaker
Eric Pierce
VP of business insights
NEXT Data & Insights, Informa Markets
Speaker
Darren Seifer
Food & Beverage Industry Analyst
The NPD Group
Chair
Alex Smolokoff
Editorial Coordinator
Informa Markets
Speaker
Ali Webster, Ph.D., RD.
Associate Director, Nutrition Communications
International Food Information Council
Speaker
Alex Woo, Ph.D.
CEO
W20 Food Innovation