Natural Products Expo West 2013: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can anyone attend the Expo?
May children attend the show?
How do I obtain an invitation letter in order to get my visa to enter the United States?
How do I register?
How can a company contract a booth for Natural Products Expo?
When is my booth deposit due?
Where can I find information about the a la carte tours, speakers and educational sessions?
How do I make hotel reservations?
How can an exhibiting company get more exposure at the show?
How can I green my travel?
How do I get to the Expo?
When are the future dates for Expo West and Expo East?
Is a separate badge required for exhibits at the Hilton?
Can children attend educational sessions?
How many samples can I take from the show floor?
I want to be a speaker! How can I be included in your program?
What is the Address to the Anaheim Convention Center?
Is there an extra charge to attend the Educational Sessions, or the Keynote?
What is the cost to attend?
Will handouts be available at the sessions?
Why can't I bring my rolling cart on the show floor?
Oh no! I missed a session I really wanted to attend. What can I do?
What educational sessions are included with the Super Pass?
What education is NOT included with the Super Pass?


Can anyone attend the Expo?

Natural Products Expo is a trade show and is not open to the general public. For information on who is eligible and what business proof is acceptable please review the Admission policies.

May children attend the show?

Anyone 16 years and older must qualify to register as an attendee or exhibitor and will be required to show business proof . Children 15 years and younger are required to have a Children’s Badge and must be under adult supervision at all times. You will be required to present proof of age (i.e. birth certificate, government/state issued ID). Only one Children’s Badge will be issued per registered adult. All Children’s Badges must be picked up at the child care office. No one under 18 years of age will be allowed on the show floor during move-in and move-out.  Childcare Information and Registration.

How do I obtain an invitation letter in order to get my visa to enter the United States?

To request a visa letter you must first register to attend the Natural Products Expo West/ Engredea. During your registration you can request a visa letter that is available to download on the registration confirmation page. If you have any questions regarding your visa letter, contact Natural Products Expo Customer Service at +1-303-390-1776 or e-mail us at: tradeshows@newhope.com

How do I register?

You can register online. Click on register in the header for specific details. Please call 866.458.4935 or 303.390.1776 with any questions.

How can a company contract a booth for Natural Products Expo?

An account manager can be contacted directly to assist you with booth selection; or you may fill out an application and exhibit space contract and return it with a deposit to our offices immediately following the current show. We will assign booths first-come, first-served. Please call 866.458.4935, or 303.939.8440 to be connected to your area's Account Manager.

When is my booth deposit due?

Forty percent of the total exhibit space rental fee is due by 4/11/14. The balance is due on 11/14/14. After 11/14/14 must be accompanied by 100% full payment (cashier's check or money order). Your booth is contracted once your Exhibit Space Contract or proxy form is signed and exhibit space is allocated.

Where can I find information about the a la carte tours, speakers and educational sessions?

Refer to the Schedule for the latest information on educational sessions including exhibitor-presented seminars.

How do I make hotel reservations?

The company handling hotel reservations is onPeak. They provide discounted rooms close to the convention center. This service guarantees you a set rate and also puts you in a hotel within walking distance to the convention center or near a free shuttle that will take you to the convention center. You can view a list of available hotels by going to the Hotel and Flight page.

How can an exhibiting company get more exposure at the show?

Whether the objective of your show is to educate attendees on your science, launch a new product line, or dominate the category, your booth space is only the start of your company’s ability to draw attention to your products or services. Make the very most of the trade show experience! Refer to the promotional opportunities section for a list of ideas and packages.

How can I green my travel?

More information on Greening your travel.

How do I get to the Expo?

We have negotiated discounts with companies to help in getting here. For information review the Travel and Accommodations page.

When are the future dates for Expo West and Expo East?
Expo West (Anaheim, CA)

March 5-8, 2015
March 10-13, 2016
March 9-12, 2017

Expo East (Baltimore, MD)

September 16-19, 2015
September 21-24, 2016
September 13-16, 2017
Is a separate badge required for exhibits at the Hilton?
No. Your exhibit hall pass allows you access to the Anaheim Convention Center as well as exhibits at the Hilton.
Can children attend educational sessions?

Anyone 16 years and older must qualify to register as an attendee or exhibitor and will be required to show business proof. Children 15 years and younger are required to have a Children’s Badge and must be under adult supervision at all times. You will be required to present proof of age (i.e. birth certificate, government/state issued ID). Only one Children’s Badge will be issued per registered adult. All Children’s Badges must be picked up at the child care office. No one under 18 years of age will be allowed on the show floor during move-in and move-out.  Childcare Information and Registration.

How many samples can I take from the show floor?

Each attendee is permitted to exit the show floor with one sample bag per day. It has been determined from both attendee and exhibitor feedback that one sample bag per day is sufficient enough to bring home product and literature from the show floor. Additional bags will be donated to the local food banks and charities. Complete listing of show policies.

I want to be a speaker! How can I be included in your program?

Proposals may be submitted to the Education Manager for review on the Natural Products Expo website at http://www.naturalproductsexpo.com/proposal.

 

What is the Address to the Anaheim Convention Center?

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 765-8950

 

For directions, and travel tips see the Travel and Accommodations page.

Is there an extra charge to attend the Educational Sessions, or the Keynote?

The Keynote is free to attend, along with Exhibitor-Presented Seminars. The Expo West and Engredea Conference Sessions are paid sessions, as are The Natural Products Business School, the Herb Walk, and the Retail Store Tour. You can upgrade to attend these sessions while registering or by calling 866.458.4935.

What is the cost to attend?

The cost to attend depends on your business type. Refer to the Admission policies for more information

Will handouts be available at the sessions?

While many speakers like to use handouts, some do not. If the speaker provides a handout to us, it will be available for download after the show on the Natural Products Expo website.

Why can't I bring my rolling cart on the show floor?

For safety reasons, rolling carts, rolling bags, strollers and bags with wheels are not permitted on the show floor during show floor hours, except where such carts or bags are a medical necessity. A Coat Check is available at the convention center to store these items. Complete listing of show policies.

Oh no! I missed a session I really wanted to attend. What can I do?

All of the New Hope Sessions and most of the Exhibitor Presented Seminars are available for download after the show, on the Natural Products Expo website.

What educational sessions are included with the Super Pass?

All Expo West and Engredea Conference sessions are included (Thursday through Saturday). Click here to learn more.

What education is NOT included with the Super Pass?
The Natural Products Business School, Herb Walk, and Retail Store Tour are NOT included with the Super Pass.