NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VIRGO (vpico.com), an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, today announced the agenda and opened registration for its 2013 Global Expo and Conference, SupplySide MarketPlace.
Held April 30 through May 2 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the show will drive food, beverage, supplement, animal nutrition, cosmetics and personal care Consumer Product Goods (CPG) innovation through the buyer/seller connection.
"The event will gather thousands of professionals from the food, beverage, supplement, animal nutrition, cosmetics, and personal care industries looking to connect with the ingredient companies, contract manufacturers and a host of other exhibitors packing the expo hall," said John Siefert, Chief Executive Officer at VIRGO.
The highlight of SupplySide MarketPlace is its 5,500 square foot Expo Hall, featuring more than 5,000 ingredients and services available to the nearly 4,000 attendees who are expected to explore the newest ingredients to innovate new products. Exhibitors will share their latest developments and buyers will get a head start on their competition.
"SupplySide MarketPlace is an excellent opportunity to get face to face with leading CPG industry professionals. We're connecting the buyers and sellers of the ingredients and solutions that fuel the key CPG industries," Siefert said.
The show will also feature unique education, marketing and networking opportunities, including:
NCN XII: Nutrition Capital Network's Spring 2013 Investor Meeting at Harvard Club of New York City: Premier matchmaking and networking events for strategic and private equity investors in the nutrition industry. Free to apply. $1,500 for accepted presenters, which includes two registrants and coaching by NCN Principals. Apply: surveymonkey.com/s/9YRVP33
Buyer/Seller Luncheons: New to SupplySide MarketPlace, the Buyer/Seller Luncheons will focus on key topics and markets, and will involve an intimate group of thought leaders from companies focused on each respective area. Taking place during lunch time on both days of the SupplySide MarketPlace Expo Hall, the Buyer/Seller Luncheons will enable participants to have a moderated dialogue around the most important subjects in the industry. Included with Expo Hall Package. By invite only.
SupplySide Why...: This exciting new program will feature short, dynamic talks presented by CEOs and industry leaders. Included in Expo Hall Package. No Registration required.
Drinks on Us Reception: Navigating our expanded Expo Hall and discovering your next innovative ingredient could make you thirsty. Quench that thirst at the Drinks on Us Reception sponsored by Rochem, a mix-and-mingle event on the Expo Hall floor. Included in Expo Hall Package. No Registration required.
SupplySide Marketing Insights Summit: Leading marketers and editors offer the inside scoop on how to develop a strategic media outreach strategy that yields results from the B2B channel through a consumer audience. Presenters and panel members include Gemma Craven, Executive Vice President and Head of Social@Ogilvy New York; Heather Granato, Vice President, Content, VIRGO Health & Nutrition Network; and Letitia Elizabeth, Editor-in-Chief, Lillie Magazine; and Nina Wildorf, Executive Editor, ALL YOU. $149 through March 22. Register
GMP Training: The recent increase in FDA inspections and enforcement activity continue to highlight the importance of knowing GMPs inside and out. Join top industry trainers as they dive deep into the specifics of GMPs. Presented by SupplySide Health & Nutrition Network and NSF. $800-$1,400. Register
"We are squarely focused on making this connection easy, and enabling our attendees to explore, discover, innovate and define market strategies for their finished products, whilst having access to suppliers from around the world in the expo hall," Siefert said.
VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies. Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make — be that early in their decision making process, whilst making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.
We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.
With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs, and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries including healthcare, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.
Media Contact: Lara Piu, VIRGO Publishing, 480-990-1101 ext 1068, firstname.lastname@example.org
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