Jon Benninger (right), vice president of Informa Exhibitions’ Global Health & Nutrition Network, received the 2017 ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award for his role in creating a sense of community among herbalists, researchers, members of the herb and natural products communities and industries.
“It is an incredible honor to be associated with the people who have received this Mark Blumenthal Community Builder Award in prior years,” said Benninger. “I must share this recognition with all of my colleagues in our company and our industry who have been a part of SupplySide over the last two decades. It is a privilege to work with all of you toward our shared vision of healthy people, healthy markets, and a healthy world.”
Blumenthal noted: “Jon is responsible for creating and growing one of the global herb industry’s most significant events: the SupplySide West trade show and conference held every year in Las Vegas. Through the SupplySide events, Jon has brought together thousands of people: herb growers, producers, brokers, manufacturers, consultants, and numerous other stakeholders in the global botanical industry and extended community.
“Many people in the fast-growing herb and dietary supplements industry owe a debt of gratitude to Jon for his vision and foresight in creating the highly beneficial SupplySide shows.”