It’s been four years since the masses that make up the ingredient industry stormed the Nevada desert in 2019. And now SupplySide West is back. And this year, Ingredient Brothers is honored to be a part of the program.
But what makes SupplySide West the eminent trade show that it has become?
Let’s find out why SupplySide West plays such a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the natural ingredient and product industry.
What is SupplySide West?
Established in 1997, SupplySide West has grown to become one of the largest gatherings of professionals in the field, attracting a diverse array of attendees ranging from manufacturers and wholesale suppliers to bulk distributors and retailers.
In its early years, SupplySide West primarily focused on dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods. Today, its scope encompasses a broad spectrum of natural ingredients in various consumer products, from food to health to skincare and pharmaceuticals.
This evolution mirrors the burgeoning interest in health and wellness, sustainability, and ethical sourcing practices across ingredient industries.
SupplySide West has become a vital hub for networking, education, and business transactions. With 1,400+ exhibiting companies from all over the globe, the expo connects stakeholders across the supply chain, facilitating meaningful discussions on emerging trends, regulatory shifts, scientific breakthroughs, and business strategies.
But at its core, it’s the expo’s dedication to knowledge sharing within the community that sets it apart and has made it a cornerstone to the future of the industry.
Laying the foundation for the future
One of the distinctive features of SupplySide West is its emphasis on education and enlightenment. With 140+ hours of education sessions planned, it’s no secret that the expo prioritizes knowledge dissemination, recognizing that an informed industry is a sustainable industry. It hosts a series of seminars, workshops, and presentations by industry thought leaders and experts.
Through its Sustainability Program, SupplySide West has been placing an increasing focus on sustainability, acknowledging it as a cornerstone for the future of the wholesale ingredient industry. Seminars delve into sustainable sourcing practices, ethical supply chains, and environmental considerations. Attendees gain insights on how to integrate sustainability into their business models, fostering a more responsible and environmentally conscious industry.
Regulatory Updates and Compliance:
The ingredient industry operates within a complex web of regulations and compliance standards. SupplySide West offers sessions that provide critical updates on regulatory changes, ensuring that attendees stay compliant with evolving laws and requirements. This knowledge equips businesses to navigate the regulatory landscape effectively and maintain the highest quality standards.
Innovations and Technological Advancements:
To thrive in a competitive market, businesses need to stay at the forefront of innovation. Seminars at the expo spotlight emerging technologies, breakthroughs in ingredient science, and advancements in processing and manufacturing. This knowledge empowers industry players to drive innovation and offer products that cater to evolving consumer preferences and sustainability goals.
Consumer Trends and Behavior:
Understanding consumer behavior and preferences is essential for success in the ingredient industry. SupplySide West hosts sessions that delve into consumer trends, from plant-based diets to clean labeling. These insights help businesses tailor their offerings to meet consumer demands, enhancing market relevance and sustainability.
Spanning across the food, health, and skin care industries, these educational sessions cover the latest ingredient trends, product developments, industry challenges, and sustainability. There’s really something for everyone.
Check out the SupplySide West Schedule to see what’s in store and start planning your visit.
Who should attend SupplySide West?
SupplySide West is a versatile and comprehensive expo that offers a multitude of benefits to stakeholders across natural ingredient and product industries.
Here’s a breakdown of everyone that should be attending SupplySide West this year:
Manufacturers can discover the latest ingredient innovations and technologies, enabling them to enhance their product offerings. They can also connect with international importers and bulk suppliers, potentially securing cost-effective and sustainable ingredients crucial for product development.
Distributors of Finished Products
Distributors can explore a vast array of ingredients and finished products, establishing partnerships with manufacturers. This enables them to diversify their product line and cater to evolving consumer preferences, especially in the realm of sustainability and health-focused products.
Health practitioners can leverage educational seminars and workshops to enhance their understanding of natural ingredients and their role in promoting health. This knowledge empowers them to make informed recommendations to their clients and patients.
Food Service Providers
Food service providers can scout for new, innovative ingredients to elevate their menus. Additionally, they can learn about sustainable sourcing practices, aligning their business with the growing demand for environmentally friendly and ethically sourced products.
Retailers gain insights into consumer trends and preferences, aiding in informed stocking decisions. They can also establish relationships with wholesale suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring a consistent supply of sought-after products and staying ahead in the competitive retail market.
Investors can identify promising ventures and technologies within the natural ingredient sector. SupplySide West provides a platform for networking and discovering potential investment opportunities that align with sustainability and innovation.
Suppliers, Importers, and Distributors of Bulk and Wholesale Raw Ingredients
Raw ingredient suppliers, importers, and distributors can showcase their products and extensive networks to a diverse audience, including manufacturers and other potential buyers. This exposure can lead to lucrative partnerships and contracts, boosting business and market reach.
How do I register for SupplySide West 2023?
When registering, you have three options:
Expo Hall Pass: The basic pass that gives you access to the main expo hall excludes all educational sessions. These educational seminars can be added to the “a la carte” session menu, paid for per session.
Education Pick 3 Pass: Full expo hall access and a selection of three educational sessions of your choice. The perfect way to save on seminar costs if you’re only interested in a select few sessions.
Global Pass: The big kahuna. This is an all-access pass that gives you access to the expo hall and all educational sessions across the duration of the event.
Virtual Pass: Get access to all educational events from across the world. In an industry that spans across the globe, the virtual pass plays a vital role in helping international vendors and bulk suppliers form part of the event.
Find out more about the SupplySide West passes on the event’s pricing page.
Remember to swing by Booth #1423 and come say hi. We can’t wait to see you there.