PHOENIX, Aug 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – SupplySide East, the East Coast’s premier ingredient and supply chain solutions event, hosted health and nutrition professionals at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, August 24-25 . The event included enhanced security measures to provide a convenient and valuable experience for decision makers at leading companies to reconnect in person to find the suppliers, service providers and ingredients needed for growth and success.
Community members who were unable to attend in person were given the opportunity to use the SupplySide Network 365 virtual platform to get in touch with SupplySide East participants and take part in educational content. The new digital offerings included a function that enables online attendees to connect live with event attendees. In addition, selected educational programs were available via live stream, including the Top Trends session. The audience was able to take part in the live discussion, ask questions to speakers and get in touch with other participants.
“More than ever, our industry is keen to leverage face-to-face connections to empower supply chains and leverage intentional discovery and random interactions to drive innovation,” said Jon Benninger, vice president and market leader, SupplySide. “The pandemic had a positive impact on product sales for the health and nutrition industries, but activities in the supply chain have been stressed. This created a tremendous opportunity to gather innovative minds to drive new products and formulations, as well as a tremendous need to coordinate with key supply partners. “
The local nature of the event, including drive-in opportunities, enabled in-person and virtual attendees to connect with leading ingredient suppliers and service providers focused on nutritional supplement, food and beverage innovations.
“We look forward to being part of a personal event again. Direct contact and interaction is the best way to track trends and find solutions to this challenging Nutra environment, ”said Jose Rocca, CEO & President, Solara Laboratories.
The event was supported by many returning sponsors, including title sponsor KSM-66 and Gelita, who hosted a special Welcome Back Brunch. Other returning exhibitors were Sabinsa, Bioenergy Life Science, Stryka Botanics, Fine Living Pharmanaturals, AIDP, Pacific Rainbow, Indena, Soft Gel Technologies and many others.
The health and nutrition industry will meet again from October 25 to 28, 2021 in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America. The hybrid event again offers industry members numerous opportunities to network in person in Las Vegas and online via the SupplySide Network 365. Informa Markets, a global organization with over 450 brands including SupplySide, has been hosting events safely and successfully since February thanks to medically-approved health and safety guidelines and a robust and experienced operations team capable of understanding and using world-class health and safety systems to implement.
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SupplySide East is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy for developing the finished consumer goods that power the global economy. The SupplySide East 2022 trade show will be held April 12-13, 2022 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. The SupplySide West 2021 show will take place October 25-28 in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
SupplySide Network 365 (SSN365) enables people and businesses in the health and nutrition industries to discover, connect, meet, learn, and source. The SSN365 platform enables members of the Health & Nutrition community to interact in 1: 1 video calls, source ingredients and services based on intelligent matchmaking, and participate in industry content and insightful virtual events.
About Informa Markets
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets for trade, innovation and growth. We offer market participants around the world the opportunity to engage, experience, and do business through in-person exhibits, targeted digital services, and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers from more than a dozen global industries, including pharmaceuticals, food, medical technology and infrastructure. As the world’s leading market-making company, we bring a multitude of specialty markets to life, open up opportunities and help them to be successful 365 days a year. More information is available at www.informamarkets.com.
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