The annual industry trek to scenic Las Vegas for the SupplySide West show is less than a week away. Here’s a list of UNPA-related activities, as well as a special offer from show host Informa for the Thursday “Unraveling the Biotech Conundrum Workshop” session and one from AHPA for the AHPA Botanical Congress. See you next week!
UNPA Members’ Meeting & Meet-and-Greet
Thursday, Oct. 17 | 8-10am
South Seas J ballroom
Click on the link above to RSVP.
Start your SSW show off with UNPA’s fast-paced and comprehensive update of association and industry news, views and perspectives from 8-9am (working agenda below), followed by our well-received one-hour meet-and-greet—an opportunity to touch base with new and well-known UNPA colleagues. No cost to attend, and morning beverages will be provided.
1) Hemp Extracts/Cannabinoids
5) 2020 Calendar -- key events
6) Key UNPA activities and objectives for 2020
DSHEA @ 25: Legal Reform and the Future of the Law
Thursday, Oct. 17 | 9-11am
South Seas F ballroom
UNPA’s Loren Israelsen presenting
Twenty-five years after the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA), the supplement industry is larger and more robust than could be imagined. However, industry members and regulators have continued to push for reconsideration as to whether the law is working as best it can for consumers and business. Join us for this interactive panel discussion on the implementation of DSHEA, its future and new expectations.
Workshop: Unraveling the Biotech Conundrum
Thursday, Oct. 17 | 2-4pm
South Seas B ballroom
UNPA’s Frank Lampe, co-moderator
Register for the Expo Hall pass with the discount code “UNPA19” and receive access to this session for free!
UNPA members that have already registered for SSW using this discount code will also receive free access to this session (will be noted on your badge).
If you have already registered for SSW but did not use the discount code, contact Frank Lampe to receive free access to this session.
Think of it as GMO 2.0, this evolution of the rapidly emerging, often under-the-radar technologies that are impacting the supply chain for foods and dietary supplements, challenging traditional thinking on ingredient pricing, sustainability, safety, labeling and transparency. Join us for an overview of the taxonomy of biotechnology, the global regulatory landscape, and an interactive discussion of the steps brands, manufacturers and suppliers should take to ensure they’re sourcing responsibly and communicating truthfully to their clients and consumers.
For more on this important issue and its impact on the supplement industry supply chain, read this article from panelist Dana Perls, of Friends of the Earth.
AHPA 8th Annual Botanical Congress
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 7:30am - 5pm
Once again, UNPA is partnering with the American Herbal Products Association to offer UNPA members a discount for this year’s Botanical Congress. Use the discount code “UNPABotCon” to receive the AHPA member rate. The early-bird discount runs through Oct. 11 and provides an additional $50 off the registration fee. Please note that the code only works when you select the “non-member” option during registration. For more information and to register, visit the AHPA website.