VIRGO, an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, announced the 2012 Education Program for its global expo and conference, SupplySide West, sponsored by BASF Nutrition and Health.

“The opportunities have never been better. Consumers are hungry for healthy, convenient, delicious tasting, and sustainable nutritional products. To meet this demand, and do it well, requires being current on all facets that drive business,” says Samy Jandali, vice president of Nutrition & Health North America for BASF Corporation.

Sponsored by BASF Nutrition & Health, SupplySide West 2012 Education Program will explore the most important dietary supplement, food and beverage, and cosmetic and personal care industry topics. “BASF is committed to sponsoring this education program because it lets us hear firsthand from scientific, government and marketing experts about topics that impact our industry,” Jandali adds.

The Education Program includes more than 45 hours of education spanning three industry tracks organized under VIRGO’s leading brands: Natural Products INSIDER for dietary supplements, Food Product Design for food and beverage, and Cosmetics Insights for personal care and cosmetics. In addition, another 73 hours of education and training is available through an FDA Enforcement Update, a Marketing Insights Summit, and several post-conference workshops on probiotics, omega-3, and aloe.

“With a focus on hot topics like food safety, clinical trials, regulatory compliance, cosmetic formulation, marketing, and more, our education program will be serving thousands of attendees across the health and nutrition marketplace,” says John Siefert, chief executive officer at VIRGO.

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