Sports & Active Nutrition Summit to focus on esports, CBD, regulatory landscape, and more

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Save the Date! NutraIngredients-USA’s Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returns to San Diego, February 15-17, 2023. The event brings together scientists, formulators, consultants, and regulatory experts to move the sports nutrition category forward.

The event will again take place at the Hyatt Regency in San Diego on beautiful Mission Bay and will kick off with a session exploring the modern sports nutrition consumer​. The mainstreaming of the category means that a diverse set of consumers are seek more accessible products to integrate into their active lifestyle.

Confirmed speakers for this session include Ken Huntly, Sr. Director of Merchandising for GNC; Joshua Schall, JSchall Consulting; and SPINS.

Other topics to be explored during the event include:

The esports opportunity

Esports is huge, and new products and ingredients are coming to market to support supplements targeting gamers and the gaming community, but brand authenticity is key.

Confirmed speakers for this session include Eric Huml, CMO at, and Jason Chung, Director, Esports and Gaming Initiative at the NYU Tisch Institute for Global Sport.

CBD/Hemp for sports nutrition

With the NFL awarding $1 million in research funding on cannabinoids for pain management and in neuroprotection and famous athletes like Alex Morgan investing in CBD brands, we could just be on cusp of something big for hemp-derived CBD in the sports nutrition space.

Attendees will hear from brands, scientists, and category experts to explore what comes next for CBD and how to avoid any potential legal woes. Confirmed speakers for this session include Floyd Landis, Floyds of Leadville, and Dr Sibyl Swift, cbdMD.

The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit​ will also feature sessions focused on:

Personalization – from active consumer to elite athlete

Quality and certification

Sports nutrition products and the US military

Sports nutrition for mood and mental health

The Regulatory landscape

More speakers will be confirmed in the coming weeks!

Start-up Stars

Start-up Stars 2023

We’re also on the look out for sports nutrition-related start-ups to join our first cohort of Start-up Stars!

If you are an innovator in the space and you are confident you can stand out in a competitive environment, then we want to hear from you!

We’re seeking consumer-facing entrepreneurial, science or technology-based start-ups to join our community. Our three winning Start-up Stars will be invited as a guest of NutraIngredients-USA to take part in the Sports and Active Nutrition Summit in San Diego.

For more information and to apply, please click HERE​.

Early bird discounts!

Registration is open for the 2023 Sports & Active Nutrition Summit​. Our early bird discount ends December 2nd, 2022, so register today!

For more information, please click HERE​.

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