Las Vegas, NV—SupplySide West (organized by Informa Exhibitions) returns to Las Vegas, October 5–9.

The event boasts educational tracks, summits (covering marketing, functional food, omega-3s and cognitive health), breakfast/lunch briefs, workshops, VendorBriefs, an exhibit hall and networking events. A host of educational panels will cover topics such as protein, food safety, botanical adulteration and more.

One noteworthy educational seminar is a panel on “Facing the Future of Dietary Supplements in the United States,” with speakers Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., CEO and executive director, Natural Products Association; Karen Howard, CEO and executive director, Organic & Natural Health Association; Loren Israelsen, president, United Natural Products Alliance; Mark LeDoux, founder, chairman and CEO, Natural Alternatives International; Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association; Steve M. Mister, Esq., CEO and president, Council for Responsible Nutrition; and Marc Ullman, Esq., partner, Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman.

New at this year’s event is the Ingredient Launchpad, where exhibitors will be able to discuss their newest ingredient launches in five-minute interactive presentations.

Look for live coverage of the event on the WholeFoods social media groups (@WholeFoodsMag on Twitter) and on

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2015