Industry-wide webinar—Sports Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19

Event Start Date
Sep 03, 2020
Event End Date
Sep 03, 2020
Event Start Time
2 pm Eastern
Event End Time
4 pm Eastern

 

Join us for a webinar presented by CRN with Natural Products Insider, for a discussion among key experts on challenges and opportunities in the sports nutrition supplement category as consumer attitudes and habits have shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 continues to affect public health and economies across the globe—no industry remains untouched by this international crisis. While we've seen dietary supplement sales rise overall, not all categories have fared equally well. Confronted with gym and fitness center closures, shifting health priorities, and changing consumer habits, the sports nutrition industry faces unique challenges—as well as opportunities. As sports nutrition companies navigate changes in the market, innovation and agility will be key as they respond to new consumer preferences and trends. Join CRN and Natural Products Insider for a webinar with a select panel of experts who will share insights on navigating the sports nutrition marketplace in a changing landscape.

Webinar lineup:

Fitness Industry & COVID-19

Ellen Thompson, CPT, FNS, FMS
Editorial Director, Fitness Trainer Magazine

Learn more about Ellen.


Latest Sports Nutrition Market Research

Steve French
Managing Partner, NMI

Learn more about Steve.


Innovation in Sports Nutrition

Jim Komorowski, M.S., CNS
Chief Science Officer, JDS Therapeutics LLC and Chair of CRN's Sports Nutrition Working Group

Learn more about Jim.


Sports Nutrition Industry Response to COVID-19

Adam Branfman
E-Business and Klean Athlete Director, Atrium Professional Brands

Learn more about Adam.


International Perspectives on Sports Nutrition

Samantha Clayton
Athlete, Olympian, Personal Trainer, and Vice President, Sports Performance and Fitness, Herbalife

Learn more about Samantha.


Protecting Against Adulteration in Sports Nutrition

Oliver Catlin
President, BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group)

Learn more about Oliver.


Moderated by:

Luke Huber, N.D., MBA
Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, CRN

Learn more about Luke.


More about our speakers

Fitness Industry & COVID-19

Ellen Thompson, CPT, FNS, FMS
Editorial Director, Fitness Trainer Magazine

Ellen Thompson, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer, serves as Editorial Director of Fitness Trainer, a digital trade publication ‘for trainers, by trainers’. Ellen resides in NYC where she is a Fitness Manager for Blink Fitness and Personal Trainer with Morgan Stanley. Holding Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) certifications, as well as certifications via Functional Movement System (FMS), TRX, and Schwinn Cycling Ellen’s fitness programming focuses on functional fitness. Moreover, Ellen holds a Master’s degree in New Media Publishing and Magazine Editing with a focus in health and science reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, her media credits include print and online contributions to Healthguru.com, Men’s Fitness, Shape, and Greatist.com. Ellen is an avid marathon runner exploring US cities 26.2 miles by 26.2 miles and has recently found herself under the barbell studying the art of Olympic lifting.  


Latest Market Research

Steve French
Managing Partner, NMI

Steve French is Managing Partner at NMI, a leading strategic marketing consultancy and market research firm specializing in health, wellness, sustainability and whole living. He has over 25 years of strategic marketing expertise and unparalleled experience across a wide range of industries and organizations. He has also pioneered a range of consumer research databases, including NMI’s Supplement/OTC/Rx Database®, which includes the most comprehensive global consumer research of supplements across 20+ countries. He is a frequent speaker at many global industry events and conferences, is regularly sourced by domestic and global media, and an accomplished author of hundreds of articles and research reports. 


Innovation in the Sports Nutrition Supplement Category

Jim Komorowski, MS, CNS 
Chief Science Officer, JDS Therapeutics LLC and Chair of CRN's Sports Nutrition Working Group

Mr. Komorowski has been involved in >200 research studies on nutritional ingredients, pharmaceutical drugs, and medical devices. He has published >40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is an inventor on >25 issued and pending patents. He has made numerous presentations at major nutrition conferences and is a manuscript reviewer on multiple scientific journals. His current research interests are focused on cellular biology, exercise physiology, and natural products.

Mr. Komorowski received his undergraduate bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta in biology, a master’s degree from LIU at CW Post in medical biology, and an advanced business certificate from UCONN’s Graduate School of Business. He has developed >50 products marketed as dietary supplements, medical foods, medical devices, and pharmaceutical drugs. Mr. Komorowski is an active member of many nutrition and pharmaceutical organizations, and is a Board Member at the Council for Responsible Nutrition and for the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Mr. Komorowski is currently the Chief Science Officer at JDS Therapeutics, LLC and its nutrition ingredient subsidiary, Nutrition 21, LLC. Prior to his role at JDS, Mr. Komorowski worked at the biotech company, AMBI Inc., and at the pharmaceutical companies, Purdue Pharma and Allergan. He received his initial research training at the Sloan Kettering Institute at Memorial Sloan Kettering and at the Hospital for Special Surgery. 


Nutrition Industry Response to COVID-19

Adam Branfman
E-Business and Klean Athlete Director, Atrium Professional Brands

Since 2009, Adam Branfman has focused on developing e-business and has led sales, marketing, e-commerce, web and business development initiatives in the digital direct-to-consumer arena. In his current role as E-Business Director for the Atrium Professional Brands, Adam leads global web and e-commerce strategy with a focus on the Amazon marketplace. Additionally, Adam leads the Klean Athlete® brand, Atrium Innovations’ professionally endorsed sports nutrition brand. As a former collegiate rower and elite-amateur cyclist turned runner, Adam maintains a strong interest in health, wellness and nutrition, balancing career, athletic competition and family.


International Perspectives on Sports Nutrition

Samantha Clayton
Athlete, Olympian, Personal Trainer, and Vice President, Sports Performance and Fitness, Herbalife

Samantha Clayton is the Vice President, Worldwide Sports Performance and Fitness at Herbalife Nutrition. A married mother of four, including a set of triplets, she understands the importance of finding balance through living a healthy and active lifestyle. Samantha competed in the Sydney Olympic games in 2000 and specialized in the 200-meter sprint and the 100-meter relay. With AFAA and ISSA certifications under her belt and a love of science that she honed while completing her Applied Chemistry degree, she understands how the human body works and how little changes can make a big difference. With an effervescent personality, Samantha makes fitness an achievable goal for everybody, whether they’re already a regular gym-goer or happy sitting on the sofa. She understands how difficult it can be to make fitness a priority, but it’s her passion to reawaken everyone’s drive to exercise.


Protecting Against Adulteration in Sports Nutrition Products and Ingredients

Oliver Catlin
President, BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group)

Oliver Catlin is the president and co-founder of BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading international third-party certification and testing provider with specialties in banned substances in sport, label claims and contaminants, and GMP compliance. With a background in sports anti-doping testing, he is widely regarded as a thought leader in the field of certification of nutrition products and dietary supplements.

Adulteration comes in many shapes and sizes with sport nutrition products often fingered as a culprit. He will explore the different types of adulteration and how brands and consumers can avoid the concerns. A special focus on adulteration in the COVID-19 era will be considered.


Moderator

Luke Huber, N.D., MBA
Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, CRN

Dr. Huber focuses on CRN’s scientific affairs and nutrition policy activities that support the appropriate role for dietary supplements and functional food in health promotion and disease prevention. He has 20 years of experience in the dietary supplement industry leading product development, scientific and technical affairs, clinical research, and regulatory affairs. In his prior roles, he has been a leader in product innovation and scientific initiatives. Most recently, Dr. Huber held the position of global R&D director, VMS with RB (Reckitt Benckiser). Prior to RB, he held senior scientific & technical leadership roles at prominent companies within the dietary supplement industry.

Dr. Huber received his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Bothell, WA, completed his residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL, and earned his MBA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Check out this article in Natural Products Insider, by CRN's Luke Huber, ND, MBA, and Jim Komorowski, MS, CNS, chief science officer of CRN member company JDS Therapeutics and chair of CRN's Sports Nutrition Working Group (SNWG)

Sports nutrition category adapts to changing consumer practices during COVID-19


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