Learn about trends, insights and applications from industry experts and exhibiting suppliers at SupplySide East.
Location: Meadowlands Exposition Center Room A
Tuesday, April 9 11:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday, April 10 Noon-2:30pm
Tell Me a Story About Supply Chain Transparency
As consumers focus on ingredient quality to make purchase decisions, brands have a unique storytelling opportunity to highlight supply chain transparency and win over consumers. We’ll dive into the specifics of how and where to tell the story of your brand’s supply chain transparency efforts. From the details to share, the characters to feature, and the right content and influencer channels to use, you’ll learn how to tell a captivating transparency story that resonates with consumers.
Speaker: Todd Pauli, Managing Partner, 24 Stories
Gummies as a Convenient and Healthy Dietary Supplement
GELITA – the global innovation leader in collagen proteins (collagen peptides and gelatine) – offers innovative gummy formulations.
To revolutionize gelatine gummy production, GELITA’s Fast Forward Process (FFP) is a starch-free production method that uses reusable silicone molds instead of traditional starch trays.
GELITA’s SMART TECHNOLOGY provides additional value for collagen peptides. GELITA (ST) collagen peptides are easier to handle – even at high doses. And, GELITA (HST) combines the best of two worlds – Bioactive Collagen Peptides® with gelling power.
Speaker: Michelle A. Montgomery, Ph. D., Manager, Technological Affairs, Gelita
When You Need People to Get the Job Done, There’s a Tool for That—and It’s Not an App
Have you requested a task be done only to have it delayed, done incompletely or finished at the expense of an even more important task? Could your request be a demand in disguise? There are tools to navigate employee workload, increase efficiencies and improve company morale. Learn the conditions for success required for an effective request and what to do when there’s a breakdown.
Speaker: Karen Howard, CEO/Executive Director, Organic & Natural Health Association
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, Postbiotics, Oh My!
Increased interest and knowledge around the human microbiome has led to the popularity of a variety of evolving ingredient categories. Join Ivan Wasserman of Amin Talati Upadhye, LLP as he explains the terminology used to describe different types of “biotic” ingredients.
Speaker: Ivan Wasserman, Managing Partner, Amin Talati Upadhye LLP
Consumer Appeal: The Path of Least Resistance
To address issues of swallowability, Brand Enhancement Manager, Rita Steffenino will present the formulation and laboratory screening processes Colorcon conducted to develop a film coating formulation that satisfies both the perception of, and the reality of ‘easy to swallow’. These processes ultimately led to a unique film coating formulation that is superior to standard film coating formulations in vitro and, was most preferred in an independent clinical swallowability panel.
Speaker: Rita Steffenino, Brand Enhancement Manager, Colorcon, Inc.
DSHEA at 25: Supplement Regulation Then, Now & Into the Future
The Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA) came into law 25 years ago; as 2019 started, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., spoke out about the state of supplement regulation, opening the door to greater dialogue and opportunity – as well as potential challenges ahead. Join the Council for Responsible Nutrition for insights around the current challenges facing the supplement industry, and what government oversight and self-regulatory efforts could look like in the future.
Speaker: Ingrid Lebert, Government Relations, Council for Responsible Nutrition
The CBD Business Opportunity
What is the state of the hemp-derived CBD market today? This information-packed session will reveal fresh data findings from proprietary NBJ research including surveys of manufacturers and consumers as well as unique insights from NEXT product concept testing—the NEXT team provided 26 hemp and CBD product concepts to 1,000 consumers nationwide to see what type of products and claims most resonated.
Speaker: Claire Morton, Senior Industry Analyst, Nutrition Business Journal