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Park City, Utah

10th Annual UNPA Members’ Retreat

Event Start Date: 5/8/2018

Event End Date: 5/10/2018

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Advanced registration closes Friday, May 4. To register after that date, please contact Kira Olsen, 801.474.2572

The 2018 UNPA Members’ Retreat returns to central Utah with a focus on the business of dietary supplements in the 21st century, including a regulatory update featuring Steven Tave, director of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs; a deep dive into the market opportunities and challenges in China and the Pan-Pacific region; a crystal ball look at the future of the industry; and insights into UNPA’s forthcoming initiatives and projects.


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  • Steven Tave, Director, FDA, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs
  • Ikhlas Khan, National Center for Natural Products Research
  • Roy Bingham, BDS Analytics
  • Loren Israelsen, UNPA President
  • Brian Frisby, Hyatt Life Sciences
  • Stephen Daniells, nutraingredients-usa.com
  • Bethany Davis, FoodState
  • Larisa Pavlick, UNPA, VP, Global Regulatory & Compliance
  • Daniel Mabey, UNPA China General Manager
          …with more to come!


The Agenda*

Tuesday, May 8

6:30 PM           Welcome Reception sponsored by Pharmavite

7:00 PM           Dinner sponsored by Pharmavite

Wednesday, May 9

Session I: FDA & Industry: Working to Serve Our Consumers

9:00 AM          Welcome & Introduction – Loren Israelsen, UNPA President 
Utah State of the Industry

10:00 AM        KEYNOTE: FDA Update and Insights for 2018 – Steven Tave,
Director, FDA Office of Dietary Supplements

10:30 AM        BREAK

10:50 AM        National Center for Natural Products Research: 2018 Update – Ikhlas
Khan, Ph.D., Director

11:20 AM        Hyatt Life Sciences and the NDI Process – Brian Frisby, President

11:40 AM        Regulatory Panel: Loren Israelsen, Steven Tave; Ikhlas Khan; Brian
Frisby; Larisa Pavlick, UNPA VP, Global Regulatory & Compliance


12:00 Noon      LUNCH sponsored by Sirio


Session II: The Global Industry

1:00 PM           Session II Introduction - Loren Israelsen, UNPA

1:05 PM           From the Editor’s Desk: Evolution of the Global Market – Stephen
Daniells, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, North and South America, William

1:50 PM           The China Bridge Initiative – Loren Israelsen, UNPA

2:20 PM           The Emerging China – Daniel Mabey, Asia Manager, UNPA

3:00 PM SIRIO Company Highlight  Robert Wu, Sirio

3:20 PM           BREAK

3:40 PM           Lean Systems: A Global Necessity,  Charles Jabara, CRB

4:00: PM          Managing Global Risks – Tracie Belt, Marsh & McLennan

4:20: PM          Q&A & Panel Discussion – Loren Israelsen, Daniel Mabey, Stephen
Daniells, PhD, Traci Belt   

5:00 PM           Reception


Thursday, May 10

Session III: Industry Issues: Today and tomorrow

9:00 AM          Session III Introduction – Frank Lampe, UNPA

9:10 AM          KEYNOTE: The Present & Future of CBD and Cannabis – Roy
Bingham, CEO, BDS Analytics

10:05 AM       Industrial Hemp and CBD Oil: Understanding the market and analytical testing needs for this natural product – Marielle Weintraub, Ph.D., Business Development Director, Mountain/Plains Region, Covance Food Solutions

10:25 AM        BREAK

10:40 AM        Consumer Demands are Changing, Is Your Product Portfolio?
Robyn O'Brien
Sponsored by MegaFoods

11:40 AM        The Challenges of Certifications for Supplement Ingredients, Brian
Happel, VP, Sales, Applied Food Sciences

12:00 Noon     Regenerative Agriculture: The Future of Your Dietary Ingredients 
Bethany Davis


12:30 PM      LUNCH

Session IV: Industry Issues: Today and tomorrow (cont’d)

1:30 PM          Session IV Introduction – Frank Lampe, UNPA

1:40 PM Sustainability Panel

2:00 PM          The Light & Dark Paths Ahead – Heather Granato, VP, Content,
Health & Nutrition, and Rick Polito, Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal, Informa

2:20 PM           The Ray Bradbury Hour - Predicting the Future – Loren Israelsen, UNPA

2:50 PM           Public Square Member Discussion


7:00 PM           High West Night (reception and dinner), High West Saloon, Park City,
sponsored by Alkemist Labs and Amin Talati Upadhye


* Agenda subject to change and modification

The Venue

Saturday, April 7, update: We've been informed that the hotel room block at the Stein Erikson is sold out. Here is an option within a 5 minute walk of the retreat.


Black Bear Lodge

7447 Royal St, Park City, UT 84060

(866) 520-7396 for reservations

(435) 649-6606



We apologize for any inconvenience. --The UNPA staff

Stein Erikson Lodge is an authentic European ski lodge nestled in the alpine beauty of Park City, Utah, and surrounded by spectacular views of Deer Valley Resort. Named after Norwegian Olympic Gold Medal skier, Stein Eriksen, the lodge was awarded “Best Ski Hotel” by World Ski Awards. Considered Utah’s finest Forbes’ five-star hotel, guests experience the best in award-winning dining and indulgent treatments at Utah’s only five-star spa, making Stein Eriksen Lodge a premier year-round resort.

Located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City offers days and nights filled with exceptional food, endless recreation and enduring memories. Tour the town from above in a hot air balloon and enjoy signature drinks while overlooking the town’s Historic Main Street, or get active with lift-served mountain biking, over 400 miles of gold-level trails, concerts and outdoor activities.


Members: $1,295
Additional team members: $1,095
Spouses, significant others, etc.: $395

Advanced registration closes Friday, May 4. To register after that date, please contact Kira Olsen, 801.474.2572

Register today!

* Agenda and speakers are subject to change and amendment.