This year marks the 15th anniversary of SupplySide West, and the event will bring together thousands of professionals from the food, supplement, and cosmetic industries, feature more than 100 hours of educational sessions, and showcase more than 1,300 exhibit booths on Oct. 10–14, 2011, at The Venetian & The Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nev.

Attendees at SupplySide West will have an opportunity to interact with ingredient developers and equipment suppliers.There are more than 40 educational sessions covering the latest information in the dietary supplement, food and beverage, and cosmetic and personal care industries. The educational programming is organized into four different tracks: Nutrition Track I, Nutrition Track II, Food & Beverage Track, and Cosmeceutical Track. Wellknown experts will present the latest information about ingredient science, regulations, and market trends during sessions that are part of the nutrition tracks. Some of the topics include “DPA on the Rise,” “Bone Health Beyond Calcium,” “Quality Control Challenges in the Global Herbal Marketplace,” “Writing Specifications Using Public Standards,” “The Clinical Trial Advantage,” “Global Strategies for Claims,” “Top 10 Issues Confronting the Global Supplement Industry,” “Contract Manufacturing/GMP Compliance Issues,” “How to Support Joint Health Claims without Arthritis,” “Cardiovascular Disease Predictors and Biomarkers,” “Eye Health,” “Key Success Factors for Nutraceutical Products,” “Impact of the FSMA,” “Personalized Nutrition and Functional Foods,” “Legal Use of Testimonials and Endorsements,” “EU Legislation,” “Dietary Supplement cGMPs,” “Top Trends Driving Innovation,” “Pill Poppers,” “Preventing Recalls via Traceability,” “FDA Update,” “The Industry is Watching Your Advertising,” and “Warning Letters, cGMPs, and Recalls.”

Sessions in the Food & Beverage Track will address important consumer and product trends that drive product development activities. The topics include “The Formula for Healthy Aging,” “Cross Analyzing Food Industry Trends,” “Food Allergens and Their Control in the Food Manufacturing Industry,” “Naturally Functional,” “Food Innovation and Global Health,” “Functional Ingredients Try-athon,” “Beverage Update,” “How to Market Solutions for Aging,” “Global Performance of Food and Drinks,” “Natural Ready-to-Drink Beverages,” “Flavor and Texture Issues in Product Development,” and “Colorants for Foods and Beverages.”

The following sessions are part of the Cosmeceutical Track: “Anti-Aging Ingredients and High Tech Devices,” “International Regulatory Round Up,” “Stem Cells, Mother Cells and Epidermal Growth Factors,” “Algae for ‘Next Generation’ Skin Care,” “Innovations in Skin Care,” and “Ingredients for Skin Whitening and Wrinkle Reduction.”

In addition to these sessions, there are six workshops available (separate registration is required): “Functional Food Product Development: Market, Regulations, Bioactive Compounds, and Their Utilization,” “2nd Palm Fruit Bioactives Workshop: Advancing Market Potentials through Scientific Discoveries,” “Superfruit Update: Science, Consumers, and the State of the Category,” “Health Practitioners and Supplements: Channel Data, Strategies, and Opportunities for Growth,” “IPA Probiotic Update: Insights & Perspectives from the Physician, Regulator, and Market Analyst,” and “GOED Exchange Update: Regulatory and State-of-the-Market Issues for EPA and DHA Omega-3.”

On the exhibit hall floor this year, exhibitors will showcase ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, fruits and vegetables, colorings, fats and oils, starches, antioxidants, flavorings, amino acids, sweeteners, marine extracts, enzymes, dairy, probiotics and prebiotics, and more for use in foods and beverages, dietary supplements, or cosmetics. Additionally, exhibitors will highlight products and services for packaging, manufacturing and processing, and laboratory. Representatives from the exhibiting companies will be on hand to discuss the latest technology and offerings, and many will have samples and prototypes formulated with their ingredients to share with attendees. There will also be Science at SupplySide poster displays and Q&A sessions on the exhibit hall floor.

For more detailed information about events and programming at the upcoming SupplySide West, visit, or call 800-454-5760.


Exhibit Hall Hours
10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
10 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13