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SupplySide East, the East Coast’s Leading Ingredients and Supply-Chain Solutions Tradeshow, Celebrates Largest Event in 20-Year History

  (April 16, 2018)
SupplySide East, the East Coast’s Leading Ingredients and Supply-Chain Solutions Tradeshow, Celebrates Largest Event in 20-Year History

SupplySide East, the East Coast's leading ingredients and supply-chain solutions event, gathered more than 3,500 global industry professionals from 39 countries together with 250 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most innovative ingredients, products and services. Now in its 20th year, the show returned to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, April 10-11, 2018.

Produced by Informa Exhibitions, SupplySide East brought members of the industry together to provide an opportunity to identify top ingredients to fuel innovations, and facilitated networking in a tight-knit community setting to drive enhanced success. The two-day tradeshow featured a robust variety of exhibitors and networking opportunities to set attendees up for success in 2018.

"SupplySide East enabled top product developers, marketers, buyers and other leaders from the most innovative supplement, food, beverage and personal care brands to connect with the suppliers that help them bring these products to market," said Jon Benninger, vice president of Informa's Global Health & Nutrition Network. “It was a great two days of networking and business."

“Supplyside East's return to Secaucus was a success for us," said Gregory Ris, vice president of sales for Indena USA Inc. “The high concentration of Pharma, Nutrition and cosmetic companies in the area made it convenient for companies to send multiple representatives. The show was well attended and we made a number of new contacts and generated new product leads."

In addition to new ingredients and services, attendees found education opportunities at this year's event. Two training courses presented with NSF International offered training around key GMP (good manufacturing practice) issues, while the SupplySide East Presentation Theater showcased industry professionals addressing science, trends and market data.

“Education is a key component of the SupplySide experience," said Heather Granato, vice president of content for Informa's Global Health & Nutrition Network. “This year's combination of sponsored presentations and invited speakers offered SupplySide East attendees the opportunity to enjoy short talks focused on new ingredient launches, regulatory issues facing the industry and much more." Granato and Steve Myers, senior editor of Natural Products INSIDER, share their insights on the top trends of SupplySide East in a new Healthy INSIDER podcast featured on the Natural Products Insider website.

The Presentation Theater also featured demonstrations of the new SupplySide Connect website, which launched this spring and features detailed information about the offerings of more than 1,200 suppliers. This free tool is designed to help manufacturers find ingredients, services and suppliers both on and off the show floor.

About SupplySide East: Hosted by Informa Exhibitions, SupplySide East is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy around the development of finished consumer goods that drive the global business economy. The SupplySide East 2019 show will be held April 9-10 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. The SupplySide West 2018 show will be held November 6-10 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The SupplySide China 2018 show will be held June 28-30 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou.

About Informa Exhibitions: SupplySide East is part of Informa's Global Exhibitions Division. With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Boating, Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Pop Culture. Through face to face and digital channels, its transaction-oriented exhibitions enable communities to engage, experience and do business. In doing so, Informa brings together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Industry insight, coupled with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach, provides Informa Exhibitions customers and partners with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets.

Informa Exhibitions is a division of Informa PLC, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. Informa PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

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