Natural Products Expo West 2013: Events and Tours



Events and Tours

Your community is here...have some fun.

Between the after show festivities, dinners, exhibitor events and networking parties it can be hard to decide what to do. Be sure to view the full Show-At-A-Glance in addition to the highlighted events listed below to get the most from your Expo West experience. It's your community...celebrate, connect and have some fun.

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace

Thursday, March 7, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Big White Tent at the Marriott
Network and meet the leading organic producers and manufacturers in a lively outdoor setting. Enjoy a wide range of certified organic products.

Beer, Wine & Spirits Marketplace

Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Ballroom - Marriott
The popular Beer, Wine and Spirits Marketplace is back for a second year! Sample sustainable, natural and organic wine, spirits and beer. $20 pass.

Evenings on the Plaza: Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Enjoy the temperate Southern California evenings with great music, food, drinks, colleagues and friends on the all new Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza! The celebration continues from the welcome reception through Saturday evening this year with two anniversary parties.  Think of this as your Expo West living room where everyone gathers for fun and community. Take a sneak peek on the live web cam!

Welcome Reception Sponsored by Balance Bar

Thursday, March 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm - Feat. Mr. Anonymous!

Manitoba Harvest's 15th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, March 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm - Feat. Ozomatli!

Organic Valley's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, March 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm - Feat. "Cultivate", Organic Valley's Band!

16th Annual OFRF Benefit Luncheon

Thursday, March 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Convention Center
Please join organic pioneers and emerging entrepreneurs in forging new paths to a brighter organic future. $85 per person. Proceeds benefit OFRF. Register online, call OFRF at 831.426.6606 or visit for more information

League of Angels

Thursday, March 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Angel Stadium
Join Vitamin Angels for evening cocktails and learn how they are making a difference in millions of children's lives through the distribution of vitamins and supplements. $100 in advance at www.vitaminangels.orgSponsored by: Vitamin Angels

Free Food Cafe Breakfast

Friday, March 8, 7:30 am- 10:00 am - Anaheim Marriott
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! You're invited to enjoy a complimentary buffet featuring the newest items from Glutino, Earth Balance and Udi’s. Sponsored by: Earth Balance, Glutino and Udi's

Women in Naturals Networking Event

Friday, March 8, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Lanai Deck Anaheim Hilton
The Women in Naturals event is a unique opportunity to mingle and exchange ideas with your female peers and leaders in the natural products community. Food, drinks, and a great time to relax and connect. Be sure to attend this popular celebration! Sponsored by: Reserveage Organics

Hall of Legends Award Celebration

Friday, March 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Anaheim Hilton - Pacific Ballroom D 

Join us as we celebrate and honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to the natural products industry. More info & RSVP

Occupy Science: The Organic Center's 10th Annual VIP Dinner

Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Anaheim Hilton
Come celebrate The Organic Center's new phase of leadership and support critical research for organic. Enjoy a delectable, organic menu with a short program featuring OTA's CEO/Executive Director Christine Bushway, MC Sara Snow, and the new Director of Science. Purchase tickets now.


Early Morning Yoga

Friday, March 8, 7:00 am- 8:30 am - Anaheim Hilton
Sponsored by: Rainbow Light

Saturday, March 9, 7:00 am- 8:30 am - Anaheim Hilton
Sponsored by: Stonyfield

Join us for an early morning Yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated!
A light breakfast will be served.

Retailer Town Hall

Sunday, March 10, 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Anaheim Marriott Grand Ballroom E
Join your peers for a lively “Town Hall” meeting where your ideas will help guide the conversation towards identifying and agreeing on a meaningful definition of “natural” for ourselves and consumers. The conversation has already started...join in on twitter with #DefineNatural.


Retail Store Tour

Thursday, March 7, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm - Location: Meet at Hilton bus loading area
Hop on the bus for a guided tour of some of Southern California's best natural products and specialty stores. Industry experts and Delicious Living magazine provide tips on running a successful retail business. Breakfast is included. Cost: $60. Add to your registration online or by calling 866.458.4935.

Herb Walk, sponsored by AHPA – Fullerton Arboretum

Thursday, March 7, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Location: Meet at Hilton bus loading area
It's back! The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Herb Walk will visit the nearby Fullerton Arboretum for a guided tour of this beautiful 26-acre botanical garden on the campus of California State University. Hop on the bus and join a faculty of renowned herbalists to learn about culinary and medicinal herbs and their traditional uses from the aboretum's permanent collection of more than 4,000 plant species from around the world. With ponds, streams and wildlife, this event is sure to be a highlight of your Expo visit.

The 2013 Herb Walk faculty includes:

  • David Winston, RH, Founder, Herbalist & Alchemist
  • Ed Smith, Co-Founder, Herb Pharm
  • Feather Jones, President, Sedona Tea Blends
  • Roy Upton, RH, Executive Director, The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
Cost: $60, Add to your registration online or by calling 866.458.4935.

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Exhibitor-Hosted Events

Looking for additional educational and networking opportunities outside of show floor hours? Enhance your 2013 Natural Products Expo West experience by attending an Exhibitor-Hosted Event. View the updated list of meetings, seminars and networking events brought to you exclusively by Expo West Exhibitors.