Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo takes place March 5-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. It will feature more than 1,900 exhibiting companies and 300,000 square feet of natural, organic and specialty foods, supplements, health and beauty, natural living, organic, and pet products. Last year's event attracted a record setting 52,000 attendees.
This year's show will feature more than 250 new, first time exhibitors. Other highlights include an interactive keynote presentation hosted by Peter Sagal of National Public Radio's "Wait...Wait...Don't Tell Me," in which a panel of industry leaders will have their natural knowledge put to the test.
For the first time ever, Natural Products Expo West, in its 29th year, will feature a direct sale event open to attendees. The Eco-Bazaar, an open air market featuring top eco fashions and green products, will be held Thursday, March 5 from 2 to 7 pm.
Other show components include:
- SupplyExpo (www.supplyexpo.com): A tradeshow featuring the latest ingredients, technologies, and manufacturing services for the healthy products industry. Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8.
- Nutracon (www.nutraconference.com): The premier event for ingredient and technology innovation in the health and nutrition industry. Wednesday, March 4 to Thursday, March 5. Hilton Anaheim.
- Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace: An outdoor tabletop event for buyers and manufacturers of certified organic products. Thursday, March 5, 12:30 to 5:30 pm.
- Healthy Baking Seminar: An event for bakers and food manufacturers featuring in depth presentations on formulating healthful bakery foods. Thursday, March 5, 9 am to 3 pm.
"Even in these difficult economic times, natural and organic product sales show steady growth," said Adam Andersen, show manager of Natural Products Expo West. "I look forward to creating new ways for retail buyers and manufacturers to connect and meet the challenges they face in the current business climate." Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo is open to a professional audience of manufacturers, buyers, and industry members. It is sponsored by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media Inc. For more information, visit www.expowest.com.
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