All Sessions

July 17, 2017

6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM

Cielo Point

July 18, 2017

9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 7&8

Think Wrong Blitz: Rethinking the Future of Nutrition

Change is never easy. Even harder is breaking through the status quo to create new opportunities and solutions to challenges that have been hiding in plain sight all along. The NBJ Summit is partnering with Future Partners, an innovation accelerator and consulting firm, to enable a select group of Summit attendees to work together to […]

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July 18, 2017

11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 6

July 18, 2017

1:20 PM  -  1:40 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 18, 2017

1:40 PM  -  2:45 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

NBJ State of the Industry

With politics, technology, innovation and consumer connection changing the landscape for supplements and functional foods and beverages at an ever-quickening pace, the state of the nutrition industry is a story of opportunities for the smart and the fast. This makes keeping up more essential than ever for manufacturers and brand holders, retailers, ingredient suppliers and […]

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July 18, 2017

3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The China Opportunity: The Why Behind Chinese Consumer Demand for U.S. Nutrition Products

China is the biggest market on the planet and the biggest headache for the industry, and knowing the players and the game isn’t always enough. Sales in China are most lucrative for companies ready to maneuver on a constantly shifting landscape. It’s not news that moving sales online is a workaround for complex health and […]

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July 18, 2017

4:00 PM  -  4:20 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Who is the Chinese Millennial Consumer?

No culture in history has seen the kind of demographic change and mass migration that has transformed China in the past 30 years. Now a new generation raised in that churn of the new norms and new expectations is taking the reins of the world’s second biggest economy. The American millennial is still a mystery […]

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July 18, 2017

4:40 PM  -  5:00 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Following the Money: A Case Study in Chinese Investment in the U.S. Nutrition Industry

For the supplement industry, the relationship between China and the United States, is built on a back-and-forth trade dynamic that used to be ingredients-out/product-in. Now it’s the money coming out of China and into global investment deals that could lead to the biggest changes. Chinese customers may be hungry for U.S. branded supplements, but Chinese […]

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July 18, 2017

5:00 PM  -  5:20 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Tuesday Closing Keynote: Manoj Bhargava

During this keynote session, Mr. Bhargava will share his experiences within the Dietary Supplement industry, including tips for success and pitfalls to avoid. Mr. Bhargava will discuss his current projects, including his “Billions in Change” movement designed to address global issues such as health & nutrition, agriculture, water, and energy. The session will also include […]

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July 18, 2017

6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 18, 2017

7:30 PM  -  10:30 PM

Palos Verdes Meadows

July 19, 2017

7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 19, 2017

8:30 AM  -  8:50 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Wednesday Opening Keynote: Doug Rauch

For the millions of shoppers who can’t drive by a Trader Joe’s without stopping for that one house brand treat they can’t live without, Doug Rauch, Trader Joe’s former CEO and the visionary behind many of the retailer’s most beloved products and practices, is the name they never knew but the man they should thank. […]

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July 19, 2017

9:10 AM  -  9:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Essence of Story

Behind every great brand is a great story, but that great story isn’t always told well, or told at all. Mary Kincaid has mastered the art of not only telling those stories, but teaching business leaders how to build a narrative and master the delivery to create a moment where the story is not just […]

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July 19, 2017

9:50 AM  -  10:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Storytelling: Applying What We Learned to Crafting a New Industry Story

Mary Kincaid will demonstrate the power of storytelling by leading an interactive workshop focused on revealing the dietary supplement industry’s storytelling archetype, enemy and hero journey story, based on pre-conference work conducted with industry leaders.

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July 19, 2017

10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Power of Digital Connection in Growing Your Business and Community

Anybody who has watched daytime TV knows there is no shortage of charismatic and camera-friendly nutrition/fitness experts, but JJ Virgin brings more than expertise and on-screen appeal to her work. Virgin brings a story. When her son was struck by a car and nearly killed five years ago, JJ relied on her nutrition and fitness […]

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July 19, 2017

10:50 AM  -  11:15 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Millennial Moms: How to Make Their Lives Better and Your Business Brighter

Getting inside the mind of the millennial mom is on the must-do list for every nutrition company. Mothers have long been the decision makers for their family on matters of nutrition, but this new generation brings a different kind of curiosity, one that’s tech-enabled and community connected. Managing director at The Mom Complex, Lauren Fitzgerald […]

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July 19, 2017

11:15 AM  -  11:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Future of Supplement Retail: An Interview with Colin Watts

Vitamin Shoppe is at the center of the rapidly changing supplement retail market, wrestling everyday with new challenges and bringing to life new ways to connect with shoppers and remain competitive in the 21st Century buying landscape. We will talk with Vitamin Shoppe CEO Colin Watts about how he leads in this complex environment, what […]

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July 19, 2017

11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Wednesday Closing Keynote: Chris McChesney

Author of the Wall Street Journal best seller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Chris McChesney doesn’t stop at writing about the best practices for businesses, he dives into the corporate clockwork of companies such as Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin and Marriott International to transform how huge projects are approached and completed. Chris will share what he […]

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July 19, 2017

1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 19, 2017

6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 20, 2017

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 20, 2017

9:15 AM  -  9:35 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Thursday Keynote Speaker: Neil Grimmer

Neil Grimmer will agree with the adage “You are what you eat,” but he wants you to know what you are first. With Habit, a personalized meal delivery and health coaching service, Grimmer wants his customers to learn the obvious truth that different bodies require different nutrients and then fine tune their diets by their […]

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July 20, 2017

9:50 AM  -  10:05 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Personalized Nutrition: Innovation in Nutrition Customization

There are millions of FitBits in millions of dresser drawers and millions of people who counted their steps and then added it up as a waste of money. Sergio Radovicic wants to change the paradigm on fitness monitors and connected devices with a system that tracks activity and habits and turns them into a daily […]

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July 20, 2017

10:05 AM  -  10:15 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Personalized Nutrition: Biotechnology and Consumer-Focused Product Platforms

Guidelines released this year recommending parents feed peanuts to their infants inspired countless headlines and Facebook debates, but the science of preventing allergies is set to transform a wide range of parenting habits. Ashley Dombkowski’s BEFORE Brands Inc. aims to lead that transformation with a science-backed plan for parents to prevent allergies before they even […]

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July 20, 2017

10:25 AM  -  10:40 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM

Palos Verdes Prefunction West

July 20, 2017

11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Big and Getting Bigger: Data & Insights on the Cannabis Market

With medical marijuana already accepted in most of the country and a wave of states opting to legalize recreational use, cannabis is no longer creeping in from the fringes. It’s stomping into the mainstream. CBD oil and other products from the much-maligned plant are set to create opportunities for smart companies, but weighing those opportunities […]

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July 20, 2017

11:15 AM  -  11:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The CBD Opportunity: How One Company is Navigating Complex Terrain

The regulatory and consumer acceptance roads for CBD remain rocky, and this is creating more questions than answers for emerging CBD brands. Debbie Wildrick will address this rocky terrain and shed light on how her company is navigating the changing regulatory and consumer complexities that will make or break a CBD brand.

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July 20, 2017

11:30 AM  -  11:45 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Consumer Activation through Climate Change and Ingredient Sourcing

The debate about the benefits of a plant-based diet has moved beyond animal cruelty and personal health to include the health of the planet, inspiring a wave of companies using food science to make plant-based substitutes a first choice menu option. Ryan Pandya’s Perfect Day is one of those companies and Pandya’s team is perfecting […]

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July 20, 2017

11:45 AM  -  12:15 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 20, 2017

1:15 PM  -  1:25 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

State of the Retail Industry: A 3,000 Foot View

E-commerce and Main Street commerce are colliding in the aisles at every retailer on the planet, as shoppers peruse the shelves and online deals simulataneously from their smartphones. Linda Shein isn’t just watching that collision; she’s devising strategies for retailers to take advantage of online shopping mentality to create an experience in the store that […]

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July 20, 2017

1:25 PM  -  1:40 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Inside the World of Amazon: What’s Coming and How Your Brand Can Thrive in This Brave New World

Amazon gives consumers an overwhelming selection of choices; but for brands, the choice is either climb on board or get run over. NetRush helps companies put their hands on the steering wheel and control how their brands is marketed and sold in the sprawling universe of Amazon. NetRush CEO Brian Gonsalves will explain the best […]

Click for more information on 'Inside the World of Amazon: What’s Coming and How Your Brand Can Thrive in This Brave New World'

July 20, 2017

1:40 PM  -  1:55 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

2:15 PM  -  2:25 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Supplements & the Natural Channel: Why This Partnership Is Important

The relationship between the natural retailer and the supplement maker is what builds a brand and connects consumers to healthier options. But maintaining that relationship in the age of the big box retailer and the Amazon invasion is getting complicated. Alan Lewis has watched that relationship develop and has ideas on how to keep it […]

Click for more information on 'Supplements & the Natural Channel: Why This Partnership Is Important'

July 20, 2017

2:25 PM  -  2:40 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Retailers and the Registry: An Update on the Supplement OWL

The word “product registry” used to draw cringes across the supplement industry; but faced with an onslaught of negative media attention and the threat of politically motivated enforcement actions, sentiments changed quickly and the result is the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Online Wellness Library (OWL). Designed for regulators and retailers, but eventually destined for public […]

Click for more information on 'Retailers and the Registry: An Update on the Supplement OWL'

July 20, 2017

2:40 PM  -  2:50 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

2:50 PM  -  3:05 PM

Palos Verdes Prefunction West

July 20, 2017

3:05 PM  -  3:20 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Radical Transparency in the Ingredient Supply Chain

When the word “transparency” is used in the supplement industry, the target is typically the consumer. However, the transparency that is going to build confidence along the supply chain has to begin with business-to-business relationships. Sherry Wang hopes to bring that B2B transparency to brands with an Amazon-like experience allowing them to shop ingredients in […]

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July 20, 2017

3:35 PM  -  3:45 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Meet the Supplement Leadership of Tomorrow

Andrew Pittz is being welcomed on stage at agriculture conferences and events such as the NBJ Summit, while also connecting with politicians across state and party lines. Still, he calls himself a “farm kid” who never really left the farm. In his presentation, Pittz will talk about how he connected a network of Iowan farms […]

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Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM

Cielo Point

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 7&8

Think Wrong Blitz: Rethinking the Future of Nutrition

Change is never easy. Even harder is breaking through the status quo to create new opportunities and solutions to challenges that have been hiding in plain sight all along. The NBJ Summit is partnering with Future Partners, an innovation accelerator and consulting firm, to enable a select group of Summit attendees to work together to […]

Click for more information on 'Think Wrong Blitz: Rethinking the Future of Nutrition'

July 18, 2017

11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 6

July 18, 2017

1:20 PM  -  1:40 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 18, 2017

1:40 PM  -  2:45 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

NBJ State of the Industry

With politics, technology, innovation and consumer connection changing the landscape for supplements and functional foods and beverages at an ever-quickening pace, the state of the nutrition industry is a story of opportunities for the smart and the fast. This makes keeping up more essential than ever for manufacturers and brand holders, retailers, ingredient suppliers and […]

Click for more information on 'NBJ State of the Industry'

July 18, 2017

3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The China Opportunity: The Why Behind Chinese Consumer Demand for U.S. Nutrition Products

China is the biggest market on the planet and the biggest headache for the industry, and knowing the players and the game isn’t always enough. Sales in China are most lucrative for companies ready to maneuver on a constantly shifting landscape. It’s not news that moving sales online is a workaround for complex health and […]

Click for more information on 'The China Opportunity: The Why Behind Chinese Consumer Demand for U.S. Nutrition Products'

July 18, 2017

4:00 PM  -  4:20 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Who is the Chinese Millennial Consumer?

No culture in history has seen the kind of demographic change and mass migration that has transformed China in the past 30 years. Now a new generation raised in that churn of the new norms and new expectations is taking the reins of the world’s second biggest economy. The American millennial is still a mystery […]

Click for more information on 'Who is the Chinese Millennial Consumer?'

July 18, 2017

4:40 PM  -  5:00 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Following the Money: A Case Study in Chinese Investment in the U.S. Nutrition Industry

For the supplement industry, the relationship between China and the United States, is built on a back-and-forth trade dynamic that used to be ingredients-out/product-in. Now it’s the money coming out of China and into global investment deals that could lead to the biggest changes. Chinese customers may be hungry for U.S. branded supplements, but Chinese […]

Click for more information on 'Following the Money: A Case Study in Chinese Investment in the U.S. Nutrition Industry'

July 18, 2017

5:00 PM  -  5:20 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Tuesday Closing Keynote: Manoj Bhargava

During this keynote session, Mr. Bhargava will share his experiences within the Dietary Supplement industry, including tips for success and pitfalls to avoid. Mr. Bhargava will discuss his current projects, including his “Billions in Change” movement designed to address global issues such as health & nutrition, agriculture, water, and energy. The session will also include […]

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July 18, 2017

6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 18, 2017

7:30 PM  -  10:30 PM

Palos Verdes Meadows

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 19, 2017

8:30 AM  -  8:50 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Wednesday Opening Keynote: Doug Rauch

For the millions of shoppers who can’t drive by a Trader Joe’s without stopping for that one house brand treat they can’t live without, Doug Rauch, Trader Joe’s former CEO and the visionary behind many of the retailer’s most beloved products and practices, is the name they never knew but the man they should thank. […]

Click for more information on 'Wednesday Opening Keynote: Doug Rauch'

July 19, 2017

9:10 AM  -  9:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Essence of Story

Behind every great brand is a great story, but that great story isn’t always told well, or told at all. Mary Kincaid has mastered the art of not only telling those stories, but teaching business leaders how to build a narrative and master the delivery to create a moment where the story is not just […]

Click for more information on 'The Essence of Story'

July 19, 2017

9:50 AM  -  10:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Storytelling: Applying What We Learned to Crafting a New Industry Story

Mary Kincaid will demonstrate the power of storytelling by leading an interactive workshop focused on revealing the dietary supplement industry’s storytelling archetype, enemy and hero journey story, based on pre-conference work conducted with industry leaders.

Click for more information on 'Storytelling: Applying What We Learned to Crafting a New Industry Story'

July 19, 2017

10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Power of Digital Connection in Growing Your Business and Community

Anybody who has watched daytime TV knows there is no shortage of charismatic and camera-friendly nutrition/fitness experts, but JJ Virgin brings more than expertise and on-screen appeal to her work. Virgin brings a story. When her son was struck by a car and nearly killed five years ago, JJ relied on her nutrition and fitness […]

Click for more information on 'The Power of Digital Connection in Growing Your Business and Community'

July 19, 2017

10:50 AM  -  11:15 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Millennial Moms: How to Make Their Lives Better and Your Business Brighter

Getting inside the mind of the millennial mom is on the must-do list for every nutrition company. Mothers have long been the decision makers for their family on matters of nutrition, but this new generation brings a different kind of curiosity, one that’s tech-enabled and community connected. Managing director at The Mom Complex, Lauren Fitzgerald […]

Click for more information on 'Millennial Moms: How to Make Their Lives Better and Your Business Brighter'

July 19, 2017

11:15 AM  -  11:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Future of Supplement Retail: An Interview with Colin Watts

Vitamin Shoppe is at the center of the rapidly changing supplement retail market, wrestling everyday with new challenges and bringing to life new ways to connect with shoppers and remain competitive in the 21st Century buying landscape. We will talk with Vitamin Shoppe CEO Colin Watts about how he leads in this complex environment, what […]

Click for more information on 'The Future of Supplement Retail: An Interview with Colin Watts'

July 19, 2017

11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Wednesday Closing Keynote: Chris McChesney

Author of the Wall Street Journal best seller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Chris McChesney doesn’t stop at writing about the best practices for businesses, he dives into the corporate clockwork of companies such as Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin and Marriott International to transform how huge projects are approached and completed. Chris will share what he […]

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July 19, 2017

1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 19, 2017

6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 20, 2017

9:15 AM  -  9:35 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Thursday Keynote Speaker: Neil Grimmer

Neil Grimmer will agree with the adage “You are what you eat,” but he wants you to know what you are first. With Habit, a personalized meal delivery and health coaching service, Grimmer wants his customers to learn the obvious truth that different bodies require different nutrients and then fine tune their diets by their […]

Click for more information on 'Thursday Keynote Speaker: Neil Grimmer'

July 20, 2017

9:50 AM  -  10:05 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Personalized Nutrition: Innovation in Nutrition Customization

There are millions of FitBits in millions of dresser drawers and millions of people who counted their steps and then added it up as a waste of money. Sergio Radovicic wants to change the paradigm on fitness monitors and connected devices with a system that tracks activity and habits and turns them into a daily […]

Click for more information on 'Personalized Nutrition: Innovation in Nutrition Customization'

July 20, 2017

10:05 AM  -  10:15 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Personalized Nutrition: Biotechnology and Consumer-Focused Product Platforms

Guidelines released this year recommending parents feed peanuts to their infants inspired countless headlines and Facebook debates, but the science of preventing allergies is set to transform a wide range of parenting habits. Ashley Dombkowski’s BEFORE Brands Inc. aims to lead that transformation with a science-backed plan for parents to prevent allergies before they even […]

Click for more information on 'Personalized Nutrition: Biotechnology and Consumer-Focused Product Platforms'

July 20, 2017

10:25 AM  -  10:40 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM

Palos Verdes Prefunction West

July 20, 2017

11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Big and Getting Bigger: Data & Insights on the Cannabis Market

With medical marijuana already accepted in most of the country and a wave of states opting to legalize recreational use, cannabis is no longer creeping in from the fringes. It’s stomping into the mainstream. CBD oil and other products from the much-maligned plant are set to create opportunities for smart companies, but weighing those opportunities […]

Click for more information on 'Big and Getting Bigger: Data & Insights on the Cannabis Market'

July 20, 2017

11:15 AM  -  11:30 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The CBD Opportunity: How One Company is Navigating Complex Terrain

The regulatory and consumer acceptance roads for CBD remain rocky, and this is creating more questions than answers for emerging CBD brands. Debbie Wildrick will address this rocky terrain and shed light on how her company is navigating the changing regulatory and consumer complexities that will make or break a CBD brand.

Click for more information on 'The CBD Opportunity: How One Company is Navigating Complex Terrain'

July 20, 2017

11:30 AM  -  11:45 AM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Consumer Activation through Climate Change and Ingredient Sourcing

The debate about the benefits of a plant-based diet has moved beyond animal cruelty and personal health to include the health of the planet, inspiring a wave of companies using food science to make plant-based substitutes a first choice menu option. Ryan Pandya’s Perfect Day is one of those companies and Pandya’s team is perfecting […]

Click for more information on 'Consumer Activation through Climate Change and Ingredient Sourcing'

July 20, 2017

11:45 AM  -  12:15 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM

Palos Verdes Terrace

July 20, 2017

1:15 PM  -  1:25 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

State of the Retail Industry: A 3,000 Foot View

E-commerce and Main Street commerce are colliding in the aisles at every retailer on the planet, as shoppers peruse the shelves and online deals simulataneously from their smartphones. Linda Shein isn’t just watching that collision; she’s devising strategies for retailers to take advantage of online shopping mentality to create an experience in the store that […]

Click for more information on 'State of the Retail Industry: A 3,000 Foot View'

July 20, 2017

1:25 PM  -  1:40 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Inside the World of Amazon: What’s Coming and How Your Brand Can Thrive in This Brave New World

Amazon gives consumers an overwhelming selection of choices; but for brands, the choice is either climb on board or get run over. NetRush helps companies put their hands on the steering wheel and control how their brands is marketed and sold in the sprawling universe of Amazon. NetRush CEO Brian Gonsalves will explain the best […]

Click for more information on 'Inside the World of Amazon: What’s Coming and How Your Brand Can Thrive in This Brave New World'

July 20, 2017

1:40 PM  -  1:55 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

2:15 PM  -  2:25 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Supplements & the Natural Channel: Why This Partnership Is Important

The relationship between the natural retailer and the supplement maker is what builds a brand and connects consumers to healthier options. But maintaining that relationship in the age of the big box retailer and the Amazon invasion is getting complicated. Alan Lewis has watched that relationship develop and has ideas on how to keep it […]

Click for more information on 'Supplements & the Natural Channel: Why This Partnership Is Important'

July 20, 2017

2:25 PM  -  2:40 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Retailers and the Registry: An Update on the Supplement OWL

The word “product registry” used to draw cringes across the supplement industry; but faced with an onslaught of negative media attention and the threat of politically motivated enforcement actions, sentiments changed quickly and the result is the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Online Wellness Library (OWL). Designed for regulators and retailers, but eventually destined for public […]

Click for more information on 'Retailers and the Registry: An Update on the Supplement OWL'

July 20, 2017

2:40 PM  -  2:50 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

July 20, 2017

2:50 PM  -  3:05 PM

Palos Verdes Prefunction West

July 20, 2017

3:05 PM  -  3:20 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Radical Transparency in the Ingredient Supply Chain

When the word “transparency” is used in the supplement industry, the target is typically the consumer. However, the transparency that is going to build confidence along the supply chain has to begin with business-to-business relationships. Sherry Wang hopes to bring that B2B transparency to brands with an Amazon-like experience allowing them to shop ingredients in […]

Click for more information on 'Radical Transparency in the Ingredient Supply Chain'

July 20, 2017

3:35 PM  -  3:45 PM

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

Meet the Supplement Leadership of Tomorrow

Andrew Pittz is being welcomed on stage at agriculture conferences and events such as the NBJ Summit, while also connecting with politicians across state and party lines. Still, he calls himself a “farm kid” who never really left the farm. In his presentation, Pittz will talk about how he connected a network of Iowan farms […]

Click for more information on 'Meet the Supplement Leadership of Tomorrow'