NCN Sets SupplySide West Meeting

The Seventh NCN Ingredients & Technology Investor Meeting at SupplySide West will explore topics including clinical research, IP considerations and commercialization strategies.

Heather Granato, VP, Partnerships & Sustainability

July 10, 2015

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NCN Sets SupplySide West Meeting

Nutrition Capital Network is preparing for the NCN Ingredients & Technology Investor Meeting VII at SupplySide West. Set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the meeting will kick off with a 90-minute session around ingredients and technology. The presenters will examine successful strategies for clinical research, legal and regulatory considerations as well as range of commercialization strategies to ensure a successful ingredient or technology go-to-market launch. Path to market and successful launch strategies will be examined as well as how to avoid  costly common missteps. Speakers include Lauren Clardy, principal at NUTRIMARKETING; Najla Guthrie, president and CEO, KGK Synergize; Tim Avila, CEO, Systems Bioscience; and an attorney from Venable Law.

The remainder of the afternoon is designed for investor meetings, allowing companies to present in 10-minute intervals and then one-on-one meetings. Approximately 12 to 14 companies in nutritional ingredients, science, and technology will present their business plans, and after the presentations, investors and companies will have the opportunity to meet directly. Presenting companies typically include: suppliers of active nutritional ingredients for dietary supplements or functional foods; value-added suppliers of products or services related to nutrition, nutrition science, or health & wellness; and developers of technology or science related to nutrition and human or animal health. Interested companies can apply online for free; selected companies pay a presentation fee that includes business plan and presentation mentoring by NCN principals, committee members or sponsor partners. More information is available online.

About the Author(s)

Heather Granato

VP, Partnerships & Sustainability, Informa Markets, Food EMEA division

Heather Granato is a 30-year veteran of the natural products industry, currently serving as vice president, partnerships & sustainability, in the Food EMEA division of Informa Markets. She is based in London, and leads efforts related to industry partnerships and broader sustainability initiatives for the Vitafoods and Food ingredients brands. She has been a presenter at events including SupplySide, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, Natural Products Expo, the Natural Gourmet Show and the Folio: Show. Her publishing experience includes Natural Products Insider, Food Product Design, Vitafoods Insights, Country Living's Healthy Living, Natural Foods Merchandiser, Delicious Magazine and Granato serves as the founding president of Women In Nutraceuticals, a global non-profit founded in 2022 focused on empowering women in the nutraceutical industry; she is also on the board of directors for the Organic & Natural Health Association. From 2016 to 2022, she was a vice president on the national governing board of Kappa Alpha Theta women’s fraternity. Granato was named to the FOLIO: 100 list of top media professionals in 2018, and was selected as a 2015 Top Woman in Media by FOLIO:. She received the 2014 Visionary Award and the 2018 Journalistic Excellence Award from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA); and was honored with the CEO Merit Award for Content from Virgo in 2014. Granato graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, Virginia, in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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