Exhibitor-Presented Seminars

Exhibitor-Presented Seminars provide outstanding opportunities to get exciting new information and in-depth analysis presented by industry experts from our exhibitor community. These sessions are included with your Exhibit Hall Pass at no additional charge.

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Thursday, September 14
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. Frank King empowers the audience to better understand the once complex science of homeopathy so they can explain it knowledgably to their customers. Through visuals and great storytelling, Dr. King helps attendees remember key points, such as how homeopathy differs from herbal and nutritional supplements. Dr. King’s enthusiasm and passion...
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Dr. Frank King

Founder, President
King Bio
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Thursday, September 14
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Thursday, September 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
NSF International and QAI have joined forces to provide your brand with a one-stop shop for food-safety certifications required by modern retailers. Join QAI and NSF International for a panel discussion on organic certifications. And, in-demand label claims such as Non-GMO, Gluten Free and Raised Without Antibiotics.  We’ve assembled a...
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Kim Dietz

Senior Manager, Environmental, Natural & Organic Policy
J.M. Smucker Company
Panelist

Lisa De Lima

VP of Grocery
MOM’s Organic Market
Panelist

Nova Sayers

Business Development Manager
NSF International
Moderator

Tracy Favre

Director
Quality Assurance International
Panelist

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Thursday, September 14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Thursday, September 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Achieving your best athletic performance relies on optimal cognitive function, not just optimal physical training.  This presentation will cover scientific developments in this exciting and emerging area of the role of brain health on mental and physical performance.  The presenter will describe the complex structure and physiology of the brain...
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Douglas S. Kalman PhD RD FACN

Business Development – Nutrition and CPG Studies
QPS
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Thursday, September 14
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Thursday, September 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and Dr. Chris D’Adamo for an illuminating talk on the most common nutrient deficiency in the world and its prevalence among women in the U.S. Dr. Low Dog will highlight research on this health crisis, citing specific shortfalls within certain population segments. She’ll also explain...
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Chris D'Adamo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

Physician, Author, and Educator
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Thursday, September 14
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Thursday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The presentation begins with a brief history of probiotic research and development, focusing on key discoveries that paved the way for current interests in bacteriophage technology, probiotic-gastrointestinal immunity, and the neurohormonal relationship between the gut flora and central nervous system. Bacteriophage Technology and Its Implementation into Probiotic Formulas Better understanding of the...
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Michael A. Smith, M.D.

Senior Health Scientist
Life Extension®
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Friday, September 15
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Emerging brands are now a leading catalyst for growth in many CPG product categories, reflecting the fast-changing attitudes, needs and preferences of today’s consumers. Catalina’s shopper intelligence has observed tremendous turnover in the best-selling CPG brands in recent years. This panel discussion will focus on insights, best practices and power of...
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Gregory Mann

SVP and General Manager of Emerging Brands
Catalina
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Marta Cyhan

Head of Marketing
Catalina
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Friday, September 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The first 1000 days is the critical transformative window from conception to an infant’s second birthday.  Proper nutrition for both mother and child during this important period sets the stage for optimizing a child’s cognitive function, achieving desired physical development targets, developing a strong immune system, influencing an infant’s food...
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Nicole Avena Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Friday, September 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
One of the most important medical achievements in recent history has been the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) - an intricate network of a cannabinoid receptors and signaling molecules (endocannabinoids) found in the brain, immune system and all organs throughout the entire body.  From a global perspective, the ECS...
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Friday, September 15
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Friday, September 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Friday, September 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The world is changing and the organic sector is changing with it. The market for organic products remains strong, but there are concerns whether the supply can meet the growing demand. Transition of farmers and land to organic production is needed, but production barriers continue to discourage producers from entering...
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Dr.   Brian Baker


IFOAM - Organics International
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Friday, September 15
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Presenters Stuart Tomc and Josh Hendrix will cover the state of hemp-derived CBD in the United States marketplace, the importance of proper research steps in order to impact the future of hemp agriculture, and how CV Sciences demonstrates Full Traceability - From Seed to Shelf™.
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Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
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Stuart Tomc

Vice President, Human Nutrition
CV Sciences
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