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NBJ Summit 2024
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes,CA
JULY 25-27, 2024

Monday, July 29
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, July 29
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monday, July 29:  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Monday, July 29
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, July 29:  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:  The Links, Terranea Golf Course
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Monday, July 29
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday, July 29:  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Monday, July 29
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, July 29:  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Tuesday, July 30
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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Tuesday, July 30
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Tuesday, July 30
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, July 30
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Co-Chair(s)
Bill Giebler
Content & Insights Director
Nutrition Business Journal
Co-Chair(s)
Jessica Rubino
Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Co-Chair(s)
Tom Aarts
President
Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC
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Tuesday, July 30
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Join illustrator Annie Herzig as she transforms presentations into vibrant visuals in real time, capturing key points and quotes from the back of the audience. Her illustrated notes, shown on the projection screen, enhance engagement, simplify complex information, and boost memory retention. Visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than...
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Designer(s)
Annie Herzig
Independent Illustrator
Annie Herzig Illustration
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Tuesday, July 30
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Join us for a fun and interactive session led by improv expert Katie Goodman, who will unveil her transformative "8 Tools of Improv" that can be applied to everyday life. Drawing from her extensive experience in improvisational comedy, Katie will illuminate how the principles of improv can revolutionize leadership practices,...
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Keynote
Katie Goodman
Executive Coach, author, director, fimmaker, award-winning comedian
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Tuesday, July 30
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Tuesday, July 30
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
In this perennial favorite NBJ Summit session, view industry trends and market dynamics by the numbers with Nutrition Business Journal’s renowned market-sizing data. In the session that sets the table for the rest of the Summit, NBJ Content & Insights Director Bill Giebler and NBJ Market Research Analyst Erika Craft...
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Co-Chair(s)
Bill Giebler
Content & Insights Director
Nutrition Business Journal
Speaker
Erika Craft
Market Research Analyst, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
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Tuesday, July 30
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Using large language models to crack open the poetics of ancient ayurvedic texts demonstrates fresh, yet ancient, uses for AI. Cepham has done just this and crossed the findings with modern knowledge of molecular actives to identify opportunities in botanical ingredients. Join Cepham founder Anand Swaroop for a discussion of...
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Speaker
Anand Swaroop, MS, Ph.D.
Founder & President
Cepham Inc.
Moderator
Tom Aarts
President
Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC
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Tuesday, July 30
11:00 AM - 11:35 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  11:00 AM - 11:35 AM
Bringing an outside perspective, tech expert Steve Brown will discuss the good, bad and ugly of AI for the dietary supplement industry. Few hold a better understanding of present and future AI opportunities than Brown, who holds a Chief AI Officer title with futurist Peter Diamandis’ PHD Ventures, is a...
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Speaker
Steve Brown
Chief AI Officer
Abundance360 and PHD Ventures
Moderator
Tom Aarts
President
Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC
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Tuesday, July 30
11:35 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  11:35 AM - 11:50 AM
In this panel, hear reflections on Steve Brown's Unlocking AI session from industry leaders who are diving into AI opportunities in their companies, from large language models deciphering the poetics of ancient texts to ingredient discovery and formulation....
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Speaker
Steve Brown
Chief AI Officer
Abundance360 and PHD Ventures
Moderator
Tom Aarts
President
Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC
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Tuesday, July 30
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  11:50 AM - 12:15 PM
Amazon is one of the most visible purveyor of supplements. Ramping up in 2024, Amazon is making changes within the supplements sector to meet industry demand and consumer safety needs. Amazon is interested in working with the industry to continue to develop these efforts and collaborate to find additional opportunities to...
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Panelist
Chloe Kontos
Head of External Relations
Amazon
Speaker
Katharine Lister
Director, Customer Trust External Relations,
Amazon
Moderator
Tom Aarts
President
Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC
Panelist
Tuan Tran
Head of 3P Consumables Recruitment & Development,
Amazon
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Tuesday, July 30
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
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Tuesday, July 30
1:15 PM - 1:35 PM
  • Tuesday, July 30:  1:15 PM - 1:35 PM
After two years of higher interest rates and lower capital markets and M&A activity, are we ready to get back to the business of deals? Well-known nutrition industry investment banker William Hood breaks down the historic activity and the current state of play, sharing his perspectives on where we are...

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    Speaker
    William Hood
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    William Hood & Company
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    Tuesday, July 30
    1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
    Pharmavite’s acquisition of Bonafide Health was one of the most notable transactions of 2023. Investment banker, Jill Staib hosts a dynamic panel with the key decision makers on both sides of the transaction to explore the founding and history of Bonafide Health, Pharmavite’s interest and activity in women’s health and...
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    Moderator
    Jill Staib
    Managing Director and Founding Partner
    William Hood & Company
    Speaker
    Michael Satow
    Co-Founder and CEO
    Bonafide Health
    Speaker
    Tobe Cohen
    EVP and President, Specialty Brands
    Pharmavite
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    Tuesday, July 30
    2:05 PM - 2:20 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  2:05 PM - 2:20 PM
    Hear from the people who helped make DSHEA a reality and get perspective on where it stands 30 years later. Has it stood the test of time? Has the industry lived up to its promise?...
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    Tuesday, July 30
    2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
    DSHEA may be the best thing that could have happened to the industry in 1994, but 30 years later some argue it needs to evolve. In this session, we hear from two voices who believe the Act needs an update and industry resistance to change is doing a disservice to...
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    Moderator
    Rick Polito
    Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
    New Hope Network
    Speaker
    Steve Mister
    President and CEO
    Council for Responsible Nutrition
    Speaker
    Todd Harrison
    Partner
    Venable
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    Tuesday, July 30
    2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
    Lessons learned from the passage of DSHEA still resonate today, but whether those lessons fit the challenges of 2020s is far from clear. Expect a spirited conversation about whether the effort and ideas that led to DSHEA’s can apply to what people are trying to do for Hemp CBD and...
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    Speaker
    James Schmachtenberger
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Neurohacker Collective
    Speaker
    Loren Israelsen
    Founder and President
    UNPA
    Speaker
    Rend Al-Mondhiry
    Partner
    Amin Wasserman Gurnani, LLP
    Moderator
    Rick Polito
    Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
    New Hope Network
    Tracks: 
    Tuesday, July 30
    3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Tuesday, July 30
    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    This year’s DSHEA milestone provides the unique opportunity to reflect on the supplement industry’s progress over three decades. But our work is far from done. Join the NBJ Summit team and industry experts for a dynamic working session that will explore quality, transparency, consumer awareness and more. You’ll walk away...
    • Breakout

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    Tracks: 
    Tuesday, July 30
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Tuesday, July 30
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday, July 30
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Tuesday, July 30:  9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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    Wednesday, July 31
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, July 31:  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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    Wednesday, July 31
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Wednesday, July 31:  7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Wednesday, July 31
    7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 31:  7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
    Catalina Island Excursion Location: Bus Departure from Executive Lot (front of Terranea valet) Sponsors: Ferry Ride to Catalina: Kyowa Hakko USA Lunch Wednesday on Catalina: NOW Foods Water Sports: PLT Health Solutions Zipline: Gelita AGENDA 7:45 AM: Depart from hotel 8:40 AM: Arrive at Ferry, Check-in 9:00 AM: Depart for...
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    Wednesday, July 31
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, July 31
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Wednesday, July 31:  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Ever wonder why you can’t stick to a regular routine? Why spicy foods make you irritable? Or why new habits feel overwhelming and scary? The answer is in your dosha type. The doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—are the foundation of Ayurveda. They are our individual mind-body types and they govern our...
    • Networking

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    Moderator
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Facilitator
    Joshua Barr
    Sound Medicine and Ayurvedic Practitioner
    Nada Healing
    Tracks: 
    Wednesday, July 31
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 31:  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tracks: 
    Wednesday, July 31
    6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
    Wednesday, July 31
    7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 31:  7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Thursday, August 01
    8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    Co-Chair(s)
    Bill Giebler
    Content & Insights Director
    Nutrition Business Journal
    Co-Chair(s)
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 01:  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join illustrator Annie Herzig as she transforms presentations into vibrant visuals in real time, capturing key points and quotes from the back of the audience. Her illustrated notes, shown on the projection screen, enhance engagement, simplify complex information, and boost memory retention. Visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than...
    • Education

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    Designer(s)
    Annie Herzig
    Independent Illustrator
    Annie Herzig Illustration
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
    Workplace satisfaction is too infrequently discussed in terms of love. We are more likely to “love” a TV show or a taco or a pair of shoes than a job—the love for which is riddled with asterisks and exceptions. Yet love plays among the greatest predictors of workplace retention, performance,...
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    Keynote
    Marcus Buckingham
    Researcher, NYT Best-Selling Author, and Founder
    The Strengths Revolution
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
    From hormonal health to healthy aging and sports nutrition, the women’s health category is booming. But what do today’s numbers tell us about its future? During this data-packed quickfire presentation, we provide a snapshot of growing categories and key opportunities. ...
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    Co-Chair(s)
    Bill Giebler
    Content & Insights Director
    Nutrition Business Journal
    Co-Chair(s)
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    9:25 AM - 9:50 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  9:25 AM - 9:50 AM
    What does one of the most influential supplement retailers in the U.S. predict for the future of nutrition? During this exclusive fireside chat with Muriel Gonzalez, you’ll glean never-before-shared insights from The Vitamin Shoppe’s consumer research, including what women really want, plus unpack what the supplement-industry can learn from the...
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    Moderator
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Speaker
    Muriel Gonzalez
    President
    The Vitamin Shoppe
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
    During this fast-paced discussion, one of today’s leading integrative health experts Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD will captivate the NBJ Summit community with her new perspectives on optimization. A cultural shift has cracked open the dialogue around often ignored women’s health issues; as a result, the dietary supplement industry has an...
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    Moderator
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Speaker
    Pamela Peeke
    Physician & CEO
    Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Thursday, August 01
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    The boom in women’s health products is supported by an increasing number of women-led marketing, science and innovation teams. During this insightful panel, we showcase three of the powerful voices behind today’s top women’s health and dietary supplement companies as they reveal hoe thry’re ensuring that their companies authentically connect...
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    Speaker
    Andrea Donsky
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Morphus
    Speaker
    Ben Bristol
    Executive Director of Supplements
    Whole Foods Market
    Speaker
    Jessica Mulligan
    Co-Founder
    Winged Nutrition
    Moderator
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Speaker
    Meeta Kratz
    Global Vice President, Product Management & Marketing
    Lonza Capsule and Health Ingredients Division
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
    Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine native to India, has various uses and treatments but is rooted in the natural and holistic approach to healing the physical and mental bodies. Within the last decade, ayurvedic herbs such as turmeric and ashwagandha have grown more popular in the dietary supplement market...
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    Speaker
    Erika Craft
    Market Research Analyst, Nutrition Business Journal
    New Hope Network
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    11:40 AM - 11:55 AM
    • Thursday, August 01:  11:40 AM - 11:55 AM
    ‘The medicine of the future will be frequency medicine’. ― Albert Einstein Why does a baby’s cry instantly flood a mother’s body with a myriad of stress hormones? How can a song on the radio stir up powerful emotions, from joy to anger, regret to desire? Why does sound itself evoke...
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    Facilitator
    Joshua Barr
    Sound Medicine and Ayurvedic Practitioner
    Nada Healing
    Facilitator
    Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.
    Neurologist, neuroscientist, author, Ayurvedic Medicine and Sound Medicine Expert
    Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    11:55 AM - 12:25 PM
    • Thursday, August 01:  11:55 AM - 12:25 PM
    Connection: without it, newborns die; adults numb themselves; relationships dissolve; companies crumble. Mother Theresa said, “In the West there is a loneliness, which I call the leprosy of the West. In many ways, it is worse than our poor in Calcutta.” How do we cure our leprosy of disconnection? In...
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    Speaker
    Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.
    Neurologist, neuroscientist, author, Ayurvedic Medicine and Sound Medicine Expert
    Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    12:25 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Thursday, August 01:  12:25 PM - 12:45 PM
    Summit exists as conversations that may begin with panels and keynotes sessions but continue in the hallways, over dinner and, yes, at the bar. This is a chance to share those conversations and speaking directly to your colleagues and the Summit team about the issues, the highlights and what you...
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    Co-Chair(s)
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Moderator
    Rick Polito
    Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
    New Hope Network
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 01:  12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
    Co-Chair(s)
    Bill Giebler
    Content & Insights Director
    Nutrition Business Journal
    Co-Chair(s)
    Jessica Rubino
    Vice President of Content
    New Hope Network
    Co-Chair(s)
    Tom Aarts
    President
    Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC
    Tracks: 
    Thursday, August 01
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 01:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    Thursday, August 01
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 01:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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