August 18, 2010
“We are constantly evaluating the needs of our clients and the market when determining the characteristics of our trade events,” said Erica Stone, Natural Products Expo East show manager. “After undergoing significant market analysis aimed to improve the atmosphere and experience of participating in Natural Products Expo East, it has become evident that a move back to Baltimore is key to the success of the communities for which it exists.”
The move will accompany the introduction of several key initiatives in 2010 aimed to amplify show floor (onsite) order writing and buying activity, reduce expenses, increase participant ROI and facilitate community building.
• Unique onsite buying opportunities with matchmaking pre-show, guided product searches onsite and increased show specials;
• Targeted programs to reduce exhibitor costs and increase ROI;
• Extended encouragement and promotion of onsite manufacturer specials; and
• Hosted events and education for niche communities within the industry.
“Boston is a lot of fun and Expo East continues to have a lot to offer regardless of location, but the return of the show to Baltimore is like going back home for this industry. The familiar convenience of the Inner Harbor, both from a cost and access to market perspective, will maximize the ability for retailers and manufacturers alike to be successful,” said long-time Natural Products Expo East attendee Ralph Celebre of Basil Bandwagon.
Natural Products Expo East will take place this year at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, October 13-16, 2010. For more information, visit www.expoeast.com.
Academic and Research Programs currently under consideration include:
• Masters Program in Clinical Nutrition
• Certificate or Masters Program in Regulatory Affairs with a focus on nutraceuticals
• Research in the field of Probiotics Applications
• Research in Probiotic Clinical Effects
• Certificate Program in Probiotics
• International Probiotics Symposium
SDSU is the largest university in South Dakota. As a Land Grant University, SDSU is dedicated to basic and applied research, and is a leader in research with programs in nutrition and food science, said UAS.
Dash serves as the vice president and scientific advisor of the International Probiotics Association. He is the chairman of APN Laboratories, director of Hospital Corporation of Orissa/Kalinga Hospital and president of the Kalinga Health, Education & Research Foundation.
The second workshop in the Natural Cosmetics Masterclass will focus on the “Business Openings in the Global Market for Natural and Organic Cosmetics.” The workshop will give a global analysis, highlighting the major market trends and developments, and outline the business opportunities to existing participants and new entrants.
Organized by Organic Monitor, this new Masterclass will be hosted alongside HBA Global Expo 2010. It will take place September 29-30 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Registration is limited to 50 delegates per workshop. Since 2008, Organic Monitor has been hosting Natural Cosmetic Masterclasses at various international locations that include London, Paris, Nuremberg and Bologna.
More details on the Natural Cosmetics Masterclass can be found at www.organicmonitor.com/masterclass7.htm.
“Quality comes from long lasting results on your skin, certified organic ingredients, from the love and care of real people handcrafting each batch, freshness, the expertise in formulations, and the authenticity of the and company that make it,” said the company in a statement. “We have met and surpassed every criteria to solidly establish Lily Organics as the best skin care products in the world.”
Lily Morgan, founder and formulator of Lily Organics, is the author of Beauty, Health, and Happiness-A way of life. For more information, call (303) 668-1128 or visit www.lilyorganics.com.
Information will be presented in morphological groups such as barks, roots, leaves, seeds, etc., and their characteristic microscopic components. The basic structure of the various tissue types will be discussed and identified using actual examples from a vast database of microscopic botanical images. Information will be briefly reviewed regarding equipment, chemicals and supplies needed to start with if time permits and/or if requested. Participants will spend a significant amount of time during the program conducting hands-on training using a microscope. The program’s overall goal is to have participants leave with the experience necessary to confidently conduct microscopic analysis on a variety of popular botanical ingredients.
Other program goals include giving beginning to intermediate microscopists the skills and ability to confidently and competently analyze popular botanical ingredients often used in commercial products and providing hands-on experience. Participants will analyze botanical materials and learn the following skills:
• Sample preparation and review
• Identification of adulterated materials, including common fillers used to cut materials (flow agents and soluble excipients)
• Connecting the dots: Comparing a certificate of analysis and specifications to microscopic analytical results
• General background on microscopy and use of a microscope
• Identification of appropriate reference resources
• Voucher specimens
• Published references
Laboratory personnel, QA/QC personnel, dietary supplement companies looking for economical means to comply with the GMP requirements regarding establishing identity, or anyone with an interest in utilizing microscopy as a tool for the identification of botanicals are encouraged to attend.
For more information, visit www.ahpa.org.
The congress will focus on private law and its increasing importance in self-regulating commercial communications, advertising for foods and beverages, as well as defining regulation.
“Our long-standing congress will provide some useful insights into the emergence of private food law in food regulation. Emerging private food law in regulation is a relatively unexplored area, but it is having such an impact on our sector and so becomes very relevant for our day-to-day dealings with legislation,” said Guy Valkenborg, secretary general of EFLA.
Speakers from national authorities, European Commission, food lawyers, leading academics and the industry will discuss topics such as the unexpected rise of private food law, private food safety standards and self-imposed regulation.
To register or for further information on the conference, visit www.efla-aeda.org or contact the organizers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.