NIA West Fall 2017

Monday, November 13th The Los Angeles Athletic Club

  • FSMA, (Food Safety and Modernization Act) is here: A quick review of the top 10 issues you must know about now.
  • Emily Marden - Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP - Food, Drug and Medical Device Regulatory Practice 

  • Is Social Media a must-have in your marketing plan? Social Media has gone from fun for kids to a must-have line-item in the marketing budget of many companies. Hear about what you should have, shouldn’t have and how to stay on top of it all.
  • Are unmet consumer expectations a perception or a reality? FTC and FDA issued an invitation to consumers asking them to speak up about products in the supplement space that didn’t work as advertised. Time for a brush up on what we should be aware of in managing expectations.
  • Richard Cleland - Assistant Director, Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission 

    Robert Durkin - Deputy Director. Division of Dietary Supplements, Food and Drug Administration

  • What does innovation look like in 2017? How about packaging you can eat? Or recycled scrap programs that cut production materials cost by half? Whether in manufacturing, packaging or new product development, innovation is giving us a whole new view of the future.
  • Melissa Riddell- Technical Services Manager, Batory Food

    Ramiro Fernando Goñi Barba - President and Founder, Lindy Pharma - Softgel technology transfer Services.

  • The latest from the research lab. What’s going on in academia today that could be applied to products on the shelf next year?
  • Opportunity, risk, or business as usual? Never has the political landscape been quite so unpredictable…but what does this really mean for industry?
  • Dan Fabricant Ph.D. – Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association


    John Venardos, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Vitalize