Kroger, iHerb and Whole Foods Market confirmed for IPAWC + Probiota Americas

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Kroger, iHerb and Whole Foods Market confirmed for IPAWC + Probiota Americas

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Leading national retailers will take the stage at the upcoming IPAWC + Probiota Americas to share insights and best practices around quality initiatives and compliance.

Retailers large and small are introducing their own quality initiatives for dietary supplements, and our retailer session brings together leading stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of such initiatives, best practice for brands, how this works for the testing agencies and how industry benchmark initiatives like Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) are raising the bar for the category.

Confirmed speakers for this session are:

- Kathy Wickenden​, Senior Technical Advisor, Whole Foods Market
- David E. McPherson Jr​., Director, Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance​, Kroger&
- Brooke Switzer​, Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs/Interim Senior Director, Product Compliance​, iHerb

Registration is open for the three-day event​, which will take place June 10 to 12 at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City.

The event program features presentations and panel discussions from a range of stakeholders, including industry, academia, regulatory and market experts.

Our 2024 event promises three days of engaging, inspiring and informative sessions covering a wide array of topics including Microbiome Modulation to Support Women’s Health, Prebiotics, Healthcare Practitioners, Retailer Insights, Gut-Brain Axis, Companion Animals and Tech Advances.

Our esteemed speakers include industry pioneers such as:

- Prof Rob. Knight,University of California, San Diego
- Dr. Cara Welch​, ODSP, FDA
- Prof. Franco Vicariotto​, Humanitas Hospital and University Milan
- Marc Washington​, Supergut
- Dr. Emily Prpa​, Yakult UK & Ireland
- Prof. Denise Kelly, Seventure Partners
- Dr. Julia Rode​, Örebro University
- Dr. Brian McNeill, Health Canada NNHPD
- Dr. Daniela Barile​, TheUniversity of California Davis
- Caroline Carralero​, Nouri
- Dr. Chris Oswald​, Nestlé Health Science
- Brandon Casteel, SPINS
- Jessica Simonis, Life-Space Group
- Dr. Leo Grady, Jona
- Dr. Nikos Kyrpides​, Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Dr. Koen Venema​, Beneficial Microbes Consultancy
- Dr. Dan Merenstein​, Georgetown University
- Dr. Jessica Younes​, International Probiotics Association
- Dr.Bethany Henrick, Brightseed
- Dr. Emanuele Chisari​, Parvizi Surgical Innovation
- Victor DeFrancis​, TheFederal Trade Commission
- Dr. Adam Killpartrick​, MAIOME
- Dr. Sibyl Swift​, Swift Strategy Group
- Bill Bookout, The National Animal Supplement Council
- Dr. J.F. (Jake) Burlet, DVM, MBA, ICD.D​, CanBiocin
- Nicole Hill​, MarketPlace Branding
- Will Cowling​, FMCG Gurus

And many more!

Download the Advance Program​ to get a sneak peek into our program and see the full list of speakers and key themes lined up for this year's event.

The place to be…

Previewing the event, George Paraskevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association, said: "Microbiome modulation is a multi-billion-dollar global industry that is impacting all aspects of our health and wellness. This year’s IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in Salt Lake City will provide valuable insights into the opportunity of the wider -biotics category and reflects IPA’s expanded scope to embrace probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics, and burgeoning sectors like companion animals.

“It is important that industry, researchers and regulators come together to keep up to date on all the advances and understand how to connect the dots, and that is exactly what this event does," he said.

The video below shows you highlights of 2023’s event in Chicago:


DSHEA Summit

The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas will be preceded by the landmark DSHEA Summit​, hosted by NutraIngredients-USA and supported by the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). This half-day event will bring together the architects of the law, key industry stakeholders and former and current FDA officials to discuss the past, present and future of the U.S. dietary supplements industry.

The DSHEA Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City on Monday, June 10, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Confirmed speakers are:

- Scott Bass, Partner, Global Life Sciences, Sidley Austin
- Christine Burdick-Bell​, EVP & General Counsel​, Pharmavite
- Robert Durkin, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP​ &​ former acting Director and Deputy Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), FDA
- Jim Emme, CEO, NOW Health Group
- Loren Israelsen, ​President and Founder, United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)
- Patricia Knight, Senior Political Advisor, UNPA ​& former Chief of Staff to Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah
- George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (IPA)
- Peter Reinecke, Senior Political Advisor, UNPA & former Chief of Staff to Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
- Dr. Cara Welch,Director, Office of Dietary Supplements Programs, FDA

Delegates can bundle registrations for both the DSHEA Summit and the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas. Please click HERE​ for more information and to register.


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