2016 AHPA Botanical Congress to Focus on Global Supply Chain, Financial Trends, Regulatory Issues

Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chairperson: Edward Fletcher (Herbal Ingenuity) 
Staff Contact: Dr. Holly Johnson

Committee Purpose: Facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

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2016 AHPA Botanical Congress to Focus on Global Supply Chain, Financial Trends, Regulatory Issues

Breakout sessions will explore cannabis regulations and Aloe vera research

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Event date: 10/8/2016 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Export event




The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) will hold its fifth annual Botanical Congress on Saturday, October 8 from 7:30am-5pm at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. This year's Botanical Congress will focus on global supply chain management techniques, emerging financial trends in the competitive global herbal marketplace, and regulatory issues. The event will also introduce breakout sessions on regulatory issues surrounding cannabis and the latest research on Aloe vera. Early registration ends August 22.

The Botanical Congress is a unique, one-day forum that features a wide-array of herbal industry experts and leaders offering first-hand experience, education and information to help companies comply with laws and regulations, take advantage of market opportunities and tackle industry challenges. In addition to interactive discussions with legal and regulatory experts on supply chain management and financial trends, participants will have an opportunity to join breakout sessions on Aloe vera research and cannabis regulatory issues, as well as engage in a plenary on hot button media issues impacting the industry by a panel of industry media representatives.

"Part of AHPA's mission is to help the herbal industry comply with current regulations, take advantage of market opportunities and tackle upcoming challenges," said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "AHPA's Botanical Congress helps AHPA meet these goals by providing a forum for industry leaders to discuss industry issues and best practices."

The Botanical Congress provides valuable information for C-level executives; quality assurance/quality compliance professionals; and research and development, marketing, and business development personnel engaged in the manufacturing, supply, distribution, retail, and analytical segments of the herb and botanical trade.

Topics that will be discussed this year at the Congress include:

  • Successful U.S. and global supply chain strategies and management techniques
  • Regulatory issues and trends towards the legalization of cannabis
  • Recent research and market trends on the science of aloe
  • Financial trends and opportunities shaping the supplements industry heading into 2017
  • Exploration of various myths about the herbal supplement industry
  • Political advocacy in the herbal products industry

Early-bird registration is $399 for AHPA Members and $525 for non-members through August 22.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Amber Bennett, 301.588.1171 ext. 105.

For media inquiries and press passes, contact Haley Chitty, 301.588.1171 ext. 104


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