CRN Launches Virtual Conference, Welcomes 12 New Members

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Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has launched WellComms, a conference for marketing and communications professionals in wellness industries, and has welcomed 12 new members to its ranks.

WellComms, a press release notes, isn’t new: This year, however, instead of only being available to CRN members, it is rebranding and opening registration to the whole industry. The virtual conference will take place June 16 and 17, and will increase attendees’ practical knowledge while providing networking opportunities.

The conference will feature six sessions over two days. Topics will include emerging trends in the wellness business; getting a team to work smarter, not harder; and “The Situation Room,” an entirely interactive session that will solve workplace drama in real time.

“CRN has its finger on the pulse of the wellness industry’s needs,” said Brian Wommack, CRN’s SVP of Communications. “Marketing and communications professionals from top companies in the dietary supplement, nutritional ingredient, and consumer packaged goods spaces are seeking inspiration and solutions to help them amp up staff bandwidth, generate sales, and drive growth—while being asked to do more with fewer resources. That’s where WellComms comes in.”

Those interested can register here. Early-bird pricing is available through May 17.

In a separate press release, CRN announced its 12 new members, including:

Voting Members

  • Avacare Health USA, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in South Africa. The company manufactures supplement brand Avalife.
  • Berg Nutrition, a North American manufacturer representative and specialty nutraceutical supplier.
  • Fermenta Biotech Ltd, a manufacturer of vitamin D3 headquartered in India, with a worldwide distribution network.
  • Hello Health, which provides doctor-formulated supplements for brain, immune, and digestive support.
  • Piping Rock Health Products, founded by CEO Scott Rudolph, who founded the Nature’s Bounty Company. Piping Rock “brings a new generation of leadership and vision to the manufacturing, packaging, and marketing of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, essential oils and personal care products,” according to the press release.
  • Xymogen Inc., a family-owned supplement, medical food, and functional food manufacturer, distributor, and contract manufacturer.
  • Zarbee’s Naturals/Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures solutions spanning from baby immune support to adult cough syrups.

Associate Members

  • Citadel Insurance Services, a specialty insurance program manufacturer with a focus and investment in the Dietary Supplement/Life Sciences industry.
  • HUB International Limited, an insurance brokerage providing an array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment, and wealth management products and services across North America.
  • Klöckner Pentaplast, a global player in rigid and flexible film solutions for the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement markets.
  • Soper & Associates, P.C., a hands-on law and regulatory consulting firm focused on serving consumer and natural products businesses.
  • ValidCare, which provides patient-centered research solutions to transform the delivery of life sciences and nutraceutical products.