Food ingredients North America and SupplySide West come together to host the largest event in North America for food beverage and nutraceutical ingredients
Professionals with an interest in ingredients, nutrition and the North American market will once again benefit from the co location of two industry leading events this autumn. From 25 26 October (Expo Hall) and 23 27 October (Educational Se ssions) Food ingredients North America and SupplySide West will join forces to create a ‘super hub’ of innovation, edification and networking for the food, beverage, supplement and personal care industries. Visitors and exhibitors can capitalize on the co llective strength of the two events through an extensive program of in person and streamed content
Over 18,000 visitors from all over the world are expected to flock to Las Vegas to leverage the expanded eco system that has been created by bringing these two complementary events under one roof. With over 1, 4 00 exhibitors confirmed, visitors will have unfettered access to top suppliers in the health, nutrition and supplement space, as well as the food and beverage ingredient industry. Collectively, they wi ll showcase over 10,000 products spanning conventional and functional ingredients, herbal and natural medicines, flavors and fragrances, packaging and labeling solutions, and more.
In parallel to the show floor, the conference program will provide over 1 40 hours of insightful content. In the Fi North America Theater, industry experts and thought leaders will share their experiences, advice and success stories. ‘The future of food is upcycled: meet three ingredients leading the way’, ‘What does an inclusiv e industry look like?’ and ‘How to build a great tasting functional beverage’ are among the sessions scheduled. The SupplySide West Stage will host a series of informative sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations. These will cover a wide range of topics, from market trends and consumer insights to regulatory updates and business strategies. Those who cannot attend in person may purchase a Virtual Pass, which will allow them to live stream all of the educational sessions and watch all content at their convenience.
The 2023 edition will also incorporate a number of experience enriching features designed to inspire innovation. The New Products Zone will showcase the hottest food and beverage industry trends, whil e at the Tasting Bar, visitors wil l have the opportunity to sample the latest functional ingredients and culinary innovations. The IPA Probiotics Resource Center will offer a window into the latest advancements in the rapidly evolving area of probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics and synbiot ics, and the Supplier Presentation Theater will provide a forum for suppliers to introduce their latest offerings to interested attendees.
As with all Informa events, sustainability is central to Fi North America and SupplySide West both in terms of the content on offer as well as the behind the scenes organization. For the second year in a row, the show is partnering with the City of Las Vegas Tree Initiative along with its local vendor National Plant Floral to help offset the urban heat island effect in the city.
Yannick Verry, Brand Manager, Food ingredients Europe and Americas, says: “We are very excited to be returning to Las Vegas for the largest gathering of buyers and suppliers in the North American food and nutrition industry calendar. What m akes this year’s edition special is the breadth and depth of the experience on offer. We have built a strong value proposition around online and in person opportunities for making business connections, sourcing ingredients and getting up to speed on indust ry developments. We urge visitors to maximize the value they derive from the event by taking advantage of all of the features on offer.”