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NBJ Summit 2023
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes,CA
JULY 25-27, 2023

Monday, June 12
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

www.login.swapcard.com  Session Details: Learn from our NBJ Summit Co-Chairs and sponsorship team about all things NBJ Summit. We’ll discuss our NBJ Summit overall theme and subthemes, content programming, sponsored events, and networking opportunities. Additionally, we will have guest speakers join us to provide their attendee experiences from previous years, and we...
Speakers
Brian Terry

Director of Retail Sales, US Division
Nordic Naturals
Speaker

Petra Erlandson

Director of Sales and Marketing, NBJ
Alkemist Labs
Speaker

Wendy Yanez Ramirez

Sponsorship Specialist
New Hope Network
Speaker

Bill Giebler

Content & Insights Director
Nutrition Business Journal
Co-Chair(s)

Claire Morton

Senior Manager of Data & Insights, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

Rick Polito

Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Co-Chair(s)

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Thursday, June 15
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Session Details: There is a great deal of discussion around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and the business benefits it delivers—from increased employee engagement to above-average profitability. And new research underscores the opportunity within the nutraceutical industry to increase representation in the C-suite and beyond. However, creating a truly inclusive...
Speakers
Heather Granato

WIN President
Women In Nutraceuticals (WIN)
Moderator

Caitlyn Vanderhaeghe

President & CEO
KidStar Nutrients
Panelist

Doug Reader

Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Nutritional Supplements
Panelist

Sandra Lee


Panelist

Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Co-Chair(s)

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Thursday, July 13
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Session Details: Call to Action: Similar to environment, we want every company, specifically those outside our industry, to have a health/nutrition mandate. From clothing to tech to the auto industry – every company has a social and environmental impact and we’ve seen what strides can be made when they’ve come together...
Speakers
Howard Schiffer

Founder & President
Vitamin Angels
Speaker

Carlotta Mast

SVP & Market Leader
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

Chris Hortinela

Associate Director of Sustainability
Vitamin Angels
Discussion Leader

Urvashi Bhatnagar

Healthcare Executive, Investor, and Author of
"Sustainability Scorecard"
Discussion Leader

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Tuesday, July 25
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:  Palos Verdes Prefunction
  • Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Tuesday, July 25
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

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Tuesday, July 25
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Let's network! This is the dedicated time for your pre-booked 30-minute one-on-one networking meetings. If you haven’t booked meetings yet, click on the “Attendees” tab now to connect, chat and book meetings with both in-person and virtual attendees. In-person meetings will take place in Palos Verdes 6 & 7, while...

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Tuesday, July 25
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Tuesday, July 25
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Tuesday, July 25
12:45 PM - 1:35 PM

Speakers
Carlotta Mast

SVP & Market Leader
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Co-Chair(s)

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Tuesday, July 25
12:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 25
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

The next wave of successful nutrition and supplements firms will either create products for or invest in the future of wellness by mitigating the human health impacts of climate change. By embedding sustainability into their corporate strategy and relentlessly pursuing development activities that broaden the playing field in an industry...
Speaker
Urvashi Bhatnagar

Healthcare Executive, Investor, and Author of
"Sustainability Scorecard"
Keynote

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Tuesday, July 25
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM

Speakers
Urvashi Bhatnagar

Healthcare Executive, Investor, and Author of
"Sustainability Scorecard"
Keynote

Howard Schiffer

Founder & President
Vitamin Angels
Speaker

Carlotta Mast

SVP & Market Leader
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

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Tuesday, July 25
2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

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Tuesday, July 25
2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

The $61 billion supplement market swung from record-high growth to record-low growth between 2020 and 2022, significantly impacted by the pandemic, economy, inflation and more. Through NBJ's sought-after market sizing and consumer data, learn how these forces shaped underlying industry trends. More importantly, gain insight into the categories, conditions and...
Speaker
Claire Morton

Senior Manager of Data & Insights, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

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Tuesday, July 25
3:40 PM - 4:15 PM

The nutrition and supplements industry is experiencing a paradigm shift driven by AI-driven insights, evolving consumer preferences, and the need to navigate economic uncertainties. Consumers are demanding transparency, authenticity, and personalized solutions. The industry has embraced agile leadership practices, allowing companies to quickly adapt to changing market dynamics and consumer...
Speakers
Claire Morton

Senior Manager of Data & Insights, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Panelist

Jen Coccaro

Vice President of Merchandising - Health, Wellness and Beauty
Whole Foods Market
Panelist

Nina Barton

CEO
Vytalogy Wellness
Panelist

Tracey Warner Halama

CEO
Emeritis, Vital Proteins
Panelist

Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Co-Chair(s)

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Tuesday, July 25
4:15 PM - 4:35 PM

Stepping outside the normal course of healthcare is what the supplements industry is all about. The hot new area in the microbiome and probiotic space is phage technology. Pioneering brands have already started developing products to target unwanted intestinal bacteria and maximize probiotic benefits. UC-San Diego global health expert Steffanie...
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Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor
UCSD Department of Medicine
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Tuesday, July 25
4:35 PM - 5:10 PM

From the cutting edge of microbiome research, Dr. Rob Knight, a distinguished professor from the University of California San Diego will explain the latest findings from the gut science and research he is leading. Dr. Knight will offer some of the most up-to-date developments and the next breakthrough discoveries around...
Speaker
Rob Knight, Ph.D.

Founding Director
Center for Microbiome Innovation
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Tuesday, July 25
5:10 PM - 5:15 PM

Speaker
Claire Morton

Senior Manager of Data & Insights, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

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Tuesday, July 25
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 25
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Wednesday, July 26
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:  Palos Verdes Prefunction
  • Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wednesday, July 26
7:10 AM - 8:10 AM

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Wednesday, July 26
8:10 AM - 8:20 AM

Speaker
Rick Polito

Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

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Wednesday, July 26
8:10 AM - 12:45 PM

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Wednesday, July 26
8:20 AM - 9:20 AM

We typically associate success with speed and smarts. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Collaboration expert Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is...
Speaker
Erica Dhawan

Award Winning Keynote Speaker and Author on Collaboration
Cotential
Keynote

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Wednesday, July 26
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Let's network! This is the dedicated time for your pre-booked 30-minute one-on-one networking meetings. If you haven’t booked meetings yet, click on the “Attendees” tab now to connect, chat and book meetings with both in-person and virtual attendees. In-person meetings will take place in Palos Verdes 6 & 7, while...

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Wednesday, July 26
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Although the long-term picture is very bright, the VMS industry recorded lower investment and M&A activity in 2022 and the first half of 2023, resulting from high inflation, rising interest rates, jittery financial markets and geopolitical turbulence. Well-known nutrition industry investment banker and investor William Hood breaks down the historic...
Speaker
William Hood

Managing Director & Founding Partner
William Hood & Company
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Wednesday, July 26
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

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Wednesday, July 26
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

How do early and mid-stage companies get funded? Who is funding them and what are they looking for in growing businesses? What is the current environment for fundraising and how have they adapted? Led by William Hood, this panel of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs will draw upon decades of experience...
Speakers
William Hood

Managing Director & Founding Partner
William Hood & Company
Moderator

Amin Maredia

Co-Founder
Meaningful Partners
Panelist

Dean Kelly

CEO
Gainful
Panelist

Jordan Gaspar

Founder & Managing Partner
AF Ventures
Panelist

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Wednesday, July 26
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Mushrooms are a diverse ingredient class with great potential for the health of consumers and the supplement industry as a growth engine. Mushrooms have emerged as the multifunctional ingredient movement of the moment, with promise for immunity, cognitive health, mood benefits, and more. In this leadership session, panelists will also...
Speakers
Cory Rosenberg

Founder, President & CEO
First Person
Panelist

Najla Guthrie

President & CEO
KGK Science
Panelist

Sandra Carter, M.A., MPH, Ph.D.

Founder
Om Mushroom Superfood
Panelist

Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Co-Chair(s)

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Wednesday, July 26
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM

Speaker
Rick Polito

Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

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Wednesday, July 26
11:35 AM - 12:45 PM

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Wednesday, July 26
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Decades after promising psychiatric research on the benefits of psychedelics for was quashed in the proto-culture wars of the 1960s, mushroom, LSD and other drugs have emerged from the recreational world to claim benefits for mental health. From shaman-led ayahuasca retreats to Silicon Valley insiders microdosing on LSD and mushrooms,...
Speakers
Joseph Claussen

Co-Founder & Director of Ingredients
First Person
Panelist

Loree Sutton, M.D.

Retired Brigadier General and Psychiatrist
and Strategic Advisor at Network Contagion Research Institute
Panelist

Najla Guthrie

President & CEO
KGK Science
Panelist

Nick Bitz, N.D.

SVP Product Development
Neurohacker Collective
Panelist

Rick Polito

Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

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Wednesday, July 26
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:  Terranea Pool Party|Loc:Cielo Point Pool Porsche Driving Exp|Loc: Porsche Driving Center LA
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Terranea Pool Party Sponsored by: Pharmavite Porsche Driving Experience Sponsored by: GELITA

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Wednesday, July 26
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Wednesday, July 26
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Thursday, July 27
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:  Palos Verdes Prefunction
  • Thursday, July 27, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Thursday, July 27
7:25 AM - 8:25 AM

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Thursday, July 27
8:25 AM - 8:40 AM

Speaker
Bill Giebler

Content & Insights Director
Nutrition Business Journal
Co-Chair(s)

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Thursday, July 27
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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Thursday, July 27
8:40 AM - 9:30 AM

The Food and Drug Administration interprets statutes in ways that can profoundly influence businesses. How can you develop action plans in response to growing concerns like “drug preclusion” that attempts to remove multiple popular ingredients from the market? A comprehensive panel discussion convenes with the FDA’s deputy director for regulatory...
Speakers
Josh Long

Associate Editorial Director
Natural Products Insider
Moderator

Christine Burdick-Bell, J.D.

EVP & General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Pharmavite, LLC
Panelist

Douglas Stearn, J.D.

Deputy Center Director for Regulatory Affairs
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Panelist

Kevin Bell

Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice
Arnall Golden Gregory
Panelist

Linda Nielander

EVP, NBJ
Quicksilver Scientific
Panelist

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Thursday, July 27
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Let's network! This is the dedicated time for your pre-booked 30-minute one-on-one networking meetings. If you haven’t booked meetings yet, click on the “Attendees” tab now to connect, chat and book meetings with both in-person and virtual attendees. In-person meetings will take place in Palos Verdes 6 & 7, while...

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Thursday, July 27
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

With a keen focus on harnessing disruptive forces, this session will shed light on the symbiotic relationship between artificial intelligence, biology and the future of biotech as a whole. Dr Nora Khaldi will delve into the boundless possibilities that AI presents in revolutionizing the way we tackle ingredient discovery. By...
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Nora Khaldi, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO
Nuritas
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Thursday, July 27
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM

Why are mushrooms among the fastest growing categories in dietary supplements? And why is fungi—indeed a kingdom of its own, as vast as the animal and plant kingdoms—garnering unprecedented attention across multiple societal spheres? Few have a closer eye on the matter than biologist Merlin Sheldrake, author of New York...
Speaker
Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D.

Author
Entangled Life
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Thursday, July 27
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM

Speakers
Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D.

Author
Entangled Life
Keynote

Bill Giebler

Content & Insights Director
Nutrition Business Journal
Co-Chair(s)

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Thursday, July 27
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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Thursday, July 27
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

There is no single path to success, and for these nutrition executives, being determined yet flexible, dogged but still curious, is key to navigating the many variables of today’s constantly evolving nutrition industry. Get up close and personal with Kat Schneider and Pelin Thorogood, as they share learnings from careers...
Speakers
Jessica Rubino

Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Moderator

Katerina Schneider

Founder & CEO
Ritual
Panelist

Pelin Thorogood

Executive Chair & Cofounder, NBJ
Radicle Science
Panelist

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Thursday, July 27
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Speakers
Carlotta Mast

SVP & Market Leader
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)

Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Co-Chair(s)

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Thursday, July 27
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Thursday, July 27
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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