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Rick Collins and Jay Manfre to Speak at Supply Side West

CGMB’s Rick Collins and Jay Manfre will both be presenters at the upcoming SupplySide West in Las Vegas, being held from November 6th – November 10th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The world’s leading ingredient and solutions trade show, SupplySide West is the largest gathering of health & nutrition industry professionals focused on dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care, and sports nutrition innovation. In addition to Rick and Jay each presenting, the two will be joined by Alan Feldstein, Of Counsel to CGMB, and all three will be meeting with industry professionals throughout the event to discuss the latest news surrounding sports nutrition, functional foods/beverages and the law.

This year’s SupplySide West, which will feature more than 140 hours of educational programming, will be attended by more than 16,000 industry professionals and 1,300+ exhibitors and include more than 10,000 ingredients and solutions. Each year, the conference brings together decision makers and industry leaders from around the world to address some of the biggest issues in the dietary supplement and sports nutrition industries – and attracts health and nutrition professionals in the areas of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, sports nutrition and animal nutrition.

Rick’s workshop, “Sports Nutrition 2020: Sharpening the Vision”, will take place on Wednesday, November 7th from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Rick, along with his co-chair Steve Myers, Senior Editor of Informa Health and Nutrition, selected and coordinated the speakers for the workshop, which will provide insight into some of the key issues surrounding the growing sports nutrition market and address the legal and regulatory challenges of the sports nutrition industry now and in the near future. Among other topics, the workshop will explore how to keep up with the younger generation of sports nutrition consumers, bringing Millennial attitudes and demands to the sector; survey the changing sports nutrition retailing landscape, including the effect of online retailers such as Amazon; and highlight current legal and regulatory challenges facing sports nutrition companies and providing insights on how lawsuits, legislation and enforcement may shape the next couple of years. Rick will be speaking on unique sports nutrition industry legal concerns, providing information to help ensure that companies adhere to all current legal and regulatory guidelines. Other speakers at the workshop are Oliver Catlin, President of Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG); Eric Frayman, Founder of Gamer Supps LLC; Bruce Kneller, Partner at HiQ Financial Holdings Inc.; Daniel Lourenco, CEO & Co-Founder of GHOST; Joshua Schall, President of J. Schall Consulting; and Brandon Smith, President & CEO of Formulife Inc. & Purus Labs Inc.

In addition, CGMB associate Jay Manfre will be presenting at this year’s SupplySide West conference. Jay will be speaking at the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Botanical Congress presented in cooperation with the American Botanical Council (ABC) on Saturday, November 10th. As part of this unique, one-day event, which features a wide array of industry experts offering first-hand experience, education and information, Jay will be addressing “Current Legal and Regulatory Challenges within the Dietary Supplements Industry” – discussing the legal and regulatory challenges affecting the sports nutrition sector. During his presentation, he will specifically address the potential impact of legislation at the State level and what the industry can do. He will be joined by co-presenter Anthony Young, Esq. from Kleinfield, Kaplan and Becker LLP, who will be presenting on “The composition and identity of multi-ingredient products by input.” The 2018 AHPA Botanical Congress provides a unique opportunity to learn about sustainability, sports nutrition and regulatory considerations facing the botanical market, current and emerging financial trends and many more of the diverse opportunities and challenges that are shared by the worldwide herbal products industry.

If you are planning to attend this year’s SupplySide West event, we hope you can make it to both Rick’s presentation on November 7th and Jay’s presentation on November 10th. For more information about this year’s SupplySide West event, including a full list of speakers and exhibitors, click here: http://west.supplysideshow.com/; for additional information about Rick’s workshop and to register, visit https://west.supplysideshow.com/en/education/workshops/Sports-Nutrition-2020.html; and for information/registration details for the AHPA Botanical Congress at SupplySide West featuring Jay Manfre’s presentation, visit https://west.supplysideshow.com/en/education/ahpa-botanical-congress2018.html. In addition, if you are planning to attend this year’s SupplySide West, please seek us out to say hello – and if you would like to arrange to meet with Rick, Alan or Jay to discuss any questions you may have surrounding legal and regulatory issues in sports nutrition or natural products, call us at 516-294-0300 or email Rick anytime at rcollins@supplementcounsel.com.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Las Vegas!