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INSIDER's Sandy Almendarez and Steve Myers talk about their experiences at the recent ISSN Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) held its annual conference in Phoenix this year, and INSIDER attended for the first time. In this podcast, INSIDER’s Sandy Almendarez and Steve Myers talk about their experiences at the event, including highlights from several educational sessions, and preview some key ISSN board members and fellows who will be participating in the educational program at the upcoming SupplySide West (SSW) trade show, scheduled for Sept. 25-29 in Las Vegas.
Some key SupplySide West 2017 sports nutrition session to check out:
The Dark and Light of Sports Nutrition (workshop), Tuesday, Sept 26, 1:30 to 4:30pm. Presenters include: Hector Lopez, Doug Kalman, Bruce Kneller, Patrick Arnold and Rick Collins.
Fitness Formulations: Science, Results, Draw Broader Reach (panel), Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2 to 4pm. Presenters include Matthew Oster, Tim Zeigenfuss and David Sandler.
Keeping Up with the Ketone Kraze (SupplySide Central), Wednesday, Sept 27. 4:30 to 5pm. Presenters include Bruce Kneller.
Formulating and Marketing to Athletes (panel), Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 to 11am. Presenters include: Susan Kleiner, Mitzi Dulan and Doug Kalman.
Steve Myers is a graduate of the English program at Arizona State University. He first entered the natural products industry and Virgo Publishing in 1997, right out of college, but escaped the searing Arizona heat by relocating to the East Coast. He left Informa Markets in 2022, after a formidable career focused on financial, regulatory and quality control issues, in addition to writing stories ranging research results to manufacturing. In his final years with the company, he spearheaded the editorial direction of Natural Products Insider.
VP of Content, Informa
• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.
• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.
• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.
Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.
In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!
Arizona State University
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