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Presenting innovative ingredients, research, manufacturing, and other solutions


Join CRN for our first “Innovation Exchange” taking place Oct. 9 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, as part of our CONVERGENCE‘24.

UPDATE: OUR STEERING COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AS OF JULY 15. ANY SUBMISSIONS PAST THIS DATE WILL BE PLACED UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR BACKUP / A FUTURE EVENT. 

  • SUBMIT YOUR IDEA BY JULY 15 for consideration to be among the exclusive lineup of presenters. A steering committee of CRN members will review submissions and select six to present during “Innovation Exchange.” By submitting an abstract, you confirm your intent to participate in the “Innovation Exchange” sponsored session. Please be aware that your submission signifies a commitment to present upon acceptance, for a fee of $10,000 for CRN members ($20,000 non-members). Details regarding payment will be provided with the acceptance notification.
     
  • PROPOSAL RUBRIC AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS—learn more about how the steering committee will assess submissions and what to expect as a presenter at Innovation Exchange.


WHO:

SPONSORING PRESENTERS

Ingredient suppliers or other supplement/functional food industry innovators ready for an opportunity to present to a curated audience, including finished product companies, and to network with key decision-makers in a relaxed, close-knit and personal setting with trusted CRN member companies.  

  • Submit your idea for a sponsored session for consideration by our steering committee (including senior representatives from Nestlé Health Science, Pharmavite, USANA, Plexus, and Jamieson).  
  • Sponsorship fee is $10,000 for CRN members ($20,000 for non-members). Learn more about what's included.

AUDIENCE 

Scientific, R&D, marketing, and other commercial staff from finished product dietary supplement companies and other on-site attendees of CRN's events. Select audience members from qualifying finished product organizations will have remote streaming and on-demand access. Registration for the Innovation Exchange audience will open with our CONVERGENCE'24 / Signature Event registration.

WHAT:

  • Fast-paced, efficient format for sharing research discoveries, ingredients, and technologies 
  • Three-hour session with six 25-minute presentations on the “Innovation Exchange” stage 
  • Tabletop booths for each presenter where representatives can have one-on-one discussions 

WHEN/WHERE:

The “Innovation Exchange” will take place Oct. 9 following Science in Session at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City—currently slated for 2:30 pm – 5:45 pm MST. 

WHY:

Education, inspiration, networking, acceleration of new product development—and exposure.

    PRESENTER COMMITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS:

    By submitting an abstract, you confirm your intent to participate in the “Innovation Exchange” sponsored session. Please be aware that your submission signifies a commitment to present upon acceptance, for a sponsorship fee of $10,000 for CRN members ($20,000 non-members). Details regarding payment will be provided with the acceptance notification.

    Submissions will be considered by the steering committee (including senior representatives from Nestlé Health Science, Pharmavite, USANA, Plexus, and Jamieson) on a rolling timeline until the six available time slots are filled.  Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, with a waitlist maintained.
     

    Sponsored sessions include:

    •  25 minutes of stage time
    • Tabletop booth following the presentation adjacent to event registration and proximal to the event opening reception 
    • Sponsored presenters will also be noted in promotional materials leading up to the event and in follow-up coverage after, including mentions in CRN's weekly member newsletter and via social media posts and an email communication to event attendees and CRN members 
       

    Submit your idea today for consideration to be among the exclusive “Innovation Exchange” lineup.