2018 Agenda: The Conference

The Conference kicks off with a reception Tuesday night, Oct. 16, with sessions beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, continuing Thursday morning (recreational activities Thursday afternoon), and closing with sessions the morning of Friday, Oct. 19. Our agenda is in development. Further details are coming soon—check out who is lined up so far.

Early Agenda Highlights

Tave.jpgHear Steven Tave, director of FDA's Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), discuss regulatory priorities, progress on new dietary ingredient notifications, changes coming for Supplement Facts labeling, recent enforcement activity, continued implementation of FSMA, and other dietary supplement and functional food issues FDA is addressing. Mr. Tave will speak the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 17, at The Conference.


McGrath.jpgThe days of assured persistent marketplace advantage are over. What to do? Top business strategy expert Rita McGrath will share her bold new set of principles for success in an ever-changing disruptive marketplace on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 17, at The Conference.  Learn more...


Meacham-JonBG.jpgOur "Breakfast With..." speaker Friday morning is presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham. Learn more...


OrnishEmail.jpgRenowned scientist Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president of Preventive Medicine Research Institute, will speak on Thursday morning. Learn more...


Golf and Activities

CRN's annual golf tournament, sponsored by Balchem, takes place the afternoon of Oct. 18. Group activities for non-golfers are also being planned for Thursday afternoon. Find out more...