Brand

Education & Events: March 9-13, 2016
Trade Show:

Hilton Anaheim March 10-12, 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
March 11-13, 2016
Anaheim, CA USA

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Email this page Print this page Bookmark this page

Expo West Schedule

Below is a comprehensive schedule of all education sessions, workshops and events happening at Expo West.

Show Plan

  1. To build a show plan please click here to go to http://connect.expowest.com. You will need your Badge # and Zip Code associated to build your schedule.
  2. Download the Mobile App at http://m.expowest.com/.
  3. Networking: You can also connect with other attendees using the app by logging into our Connect system and updating your profile and making it visible.

 

Quick Links
Floor Plan
Export
Print List
Print
Help
Help
 
109 Sessions
7:00 - 7:00 PM
Wed, Mar 09

Natural Products Business School and Pitch-Slam Semifinals *  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South
  • Type:
      Natural Products Business School
Natural Products Business School is a full-day of learning and networking designed to provide entrepreneurs with targeted, in-depth solutions to common business challenges, and an opportunity to connect with the ecosystem of service providers who can partner with you toward success. An inspiring Keynote Kickoff by Gary Hirshberg starts the day, and  ...
Thomas Aarts
Judge
Scott Anderson
Presenter
Nikhil Arora
Presenter
Stew Bishop
Presenter
Bob Burke
Presenter
Charles Cotter
Presenter
Sam Edwards
Presenter
Kerry Gilmartin
Presenter
Fred Hart
Presenter
Victoria Hartman
Presenter
Scott Havlick
Presenter
Marshall Hayes
Presenter
Gary Hirshberg
Keynote
Jennifer Love
Presenter
Ben Mand
Judge
Michael Marrotte
Presenter
Blake Mitchell
Presenter
Krista Morgan
Presenter
Eric Pierce
Presenter
Eric Schnell
Judge
Adam Spriggs
Presenter
Alejandro Velez
Presenter
Todd Woloson
Presenter
Wayne Wu
Judge
8:30 - 12:00 PM
Wed, Mar 09

UC Davis Education Track  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Session Number: 
      SCIFTS01
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
  The Southern California Institute of Food Technologists, in partnership with UC Davis, presents: Ameer Taha: Vegetable Oil Intake & Brain Function Maria Marco: Probiotics: Fact and Fiction Carolyn Slupsky: Measuring the Impact of Diet on Health Daniela Barile: Next Generation Prebiotics: Challenges and Opportunities  
Daniela Barile
Speaker
Maria Marco
Speaker
Carolyn Slupsky
Speaker
Ameer Taha
Speaker
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Wed, Mar 09
  • Session Number: 
      EW07|ENG01
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Without an official definition of the term "natural," products using that claim have proliferated and lawsuits against them have followed.  Some see FDA intervention as the only way to bring order to this natural chaos, and finally, last November, FDA took the first step of asking the public whether it  ...
Jason Sapsin
Speaker
Ivan Wasserman
Speaker
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Wed, Mar 09
  • Session Number: 
      EW08|ENG02
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration

The business of big food production and feeding America is changing to reflect evolving consumer attitudes, with a growing demand to move away from artificial colors and flavors. But changing what goes into favorite consumer products comes with formulation, labeling, and marketing challenges.

How can manufacturers maintain margin? Are the costs  ...

Katie Queen
Speaker
Lisa Schipsi
Speaker
James Tonkin
Moderator
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Wed, Mar 09

Natural Products Business School Solutions Lunch *  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South
  • Type:
      Natural Products Business School
Join us for our Interactive 'Solutions Lunch' as an important part of your Natural Products Business School Experience. Each luncheon table will offer a unique discussion topic, and will be hosted by top natural products experts who will provide you with the answers you are looking for. The Solutions Lunch is included with your  ...
Scott Anderson
Moderator
Don Buder
Moderator
Bob Burke
Moderator
Gillian Christie
Moderator
Steve Cleere
Moderator
Charles Cotter
Moderator
Juli Dimos
Moderator
Sam Edwards
Moderator
Jeff Grogg
Moderator
Fred Hart
Moderator
Scott Havlick
Moderator
Caroline Kinsman
Moderator
Jennifer Love
Moderator
Mark Mallardi
Moderator
Michael Marrotte
Moderator
Sarah Minarik
Moderator
Blake Mitchell
Moderator
Krista Morgan
Moderator
Nancy Rosenzweig
Moderator
Annie Shannahan
Moderator
Adam Spriggs
Moderator
Debbie Wildrick
Moderator
David Winter
Moderator
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Wed, Mar 09

NOSB Update: Spotlight on Sunset Provisions  

Sponsored by:
  • Session Number: 
      EW09
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has had an exciting year and made many influential decisions regarding allowed and prohibited substances. As part of its federal duty to make recommendations on the production, handling and processing of organic products, it spends a lot of time reviewing and updating this list  ...
Tracy Favre
Speaker
Katrina Heinze
Speaker
Beth Jones
Speaker
Gwendolyn Wyard
Moderator
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Wed, Mar 09
  • Session Number: 
      EW10
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Join us for an engaging session that will use data and first-hand experience to lay out the most important environmental, financial and agricultural reasons for supporting organic agriculture.   By attending this session, you'll leave with key organic talking points and the data to disprove common myths such as: •       Organic production is  ...
Mark Haas
Speaker
Derek Mulhern
Moderator
Bob Quinn
Speaker
Arjan Stephens
Speaker
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Wed, Mar 09

Film Screening: Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Track:
      Fixing FoodFixing Food
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Kick off Expo West with a dose of food inspiration, thanks to filmmakers and food lovers Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin. In Just Eat It, they dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a  ...
Jenna Blumenfeld
Moderator
Robert Egger
Speaker
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Thu, Mar 10

Early Morning Yoga Sponsored by: Honest Tea  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Type:
      Events
Join us for an early morning yoga session to start the day refreshingly honest. The first 200 attendees will receive a FREE Gaiam yoga mat! The yoga session will be led by Desi Bartlett, a certified Yoga instructor who has been teaching health and wellness for over 20 years. Desi has worked with  ...
8:00 - 2:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Retail Store Tour *  

  • Room:
      Meet at the Anaheim Hilton
  • Type:
      Events
Hop on the bus for a guided tour of some of Southern California's best natural products and specialty stores. Expect an action-packed day as industry experts provide tips and in-person examples that illustrate how to merchandise products and run a successful retail business. Light breakfast refreshments and lunch are included with the $60.00 registration fee. Please meet at the  ...
Jenna Blumenfeld
Facilitator(s)
Bill Giebler
Facilitator(s)
Cheryl Hughes
Facilitator(s)
Jessie Shafer
Facilitator(s)
Amy Soergel
Facilitator(s)
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Thu, Mar 10

Thursday Keynote: Martha Rogers  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5/6
  • Track:
      TrustTrust
  • Session Number: 
      EW01
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
TRUSTABILITY in the Health Food and Supplements Industry: Why It's Suddenly Imperative and What to Do About It Throughout the business world, transparency, honesty, and straightforwardness are more important today than ever before. Viral stories trending online.  Ratings and comments by strangers holding more sway than company-sponsored messaging.  Transparency into company  ...
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Thu, Mar 10

Herbal & Botanical ID: Navigating New Terrain *  

Sponsored by:
  • Session Number: 
      EW11|ENG03
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Herbal and botanical ID and supply chain transparency has never been more critical to the natural products and supplements industry. There are new testing methods and protocols on the market, but what are the best ways to identify and guarantee against adulteration?  As a supplier, what can you do from field  ...
Antoine Bily
Speaker
Trish Flaster
Speaker
Todd Runestad
Moderator
Elan Sudberg
Speaker
  • Session Number: 
      EW13
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Independent retailers face a barrage of competition from online and offline sources. Some competitors have large marketing budgets and can devote massive resources to enticing customers. Fortunately these days, you don't need a huge budget to get an edge on the competition.  Join us as we lead you through the various  ...
Emily Kanter
Speaker
Michael Kanter
Speaker
10:30 - 11:40 AM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW12
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Organic agriculture has many benefits, but one of the most urgent and timely is its ability to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change. In our race against climate change, organic agriculture is one of our strongest allies.  According to researchers, the world’s cultivated soils may have already lost between 50-70 percent of  ...
Seleyn DeYarus
Moderator
Tom Newmark
Speaker
Logan Peterman
Speaker
Karen Ross
Speaker
John Roulac
Speaker
11:30 - 1:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Organic Farming Research Foundation’s 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon  

  • Room:
      Arena Plaza, Anaheim Convention Center
  • Type:
      Events
Join us for a spectacular seasonal organic feast prepared by guest chefs Chris Blobaum and Donna Prizgintas. Ticket & Sponsorship Opportunities available, visit http://ofrf.org/events or contact liz@ofrf.org, 831-426-6606 for more information.
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Food Service 101 for Retailers *  

  • Session Number: 
      EW16
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, once named a “hometown powerhouse” by Inc Magazine, has been featured in Yankee, Cooking Light, the New York Times, Boston Globe, and more. Debra Stark and Roxanne Bispham both know that it’s the store’s kitchen, its food service and catering that are reasons for the rave reviews. This small 3,200 square foot store has a  ...
Roxanne Bispham
Speaker
Debra Stark
Speaker
  • Session Number: 
      EW14
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Finding traction in the mainstream media isn’t getting any easier as negative headlines on supplements and other natural products abound, but new tools and channels to reach consumers are giving companies a voice and a direct connection to consumers. What these relationships, tools, and techniques offer is changing the way companies build image  ...
Lisa Mabe
Speaker
Justin Perkins
Speaker
Jessica Rubino
Speaker
Leah Segedie
Speaker
  • Session Number: 
      EW15
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Organic sales and consumer demand are growing at a phenomenal rate, but can U.S. and international organic supply keep up? Join this panel of experts as they dive into what it will take to turn the tables to meet rising organic demand in the U.S.  By attending this session, you’ll learn about: The  ...
Adam Butler
Moderator
Matthew Dillon
Speaker
Ali Partovi
Speaker
Steve Peirce
Speaker
12:00 - 6:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Type:
      On-Site Services
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW05
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
The U.S. natural & organic products industry is expanding significantly faster than the overall consumer products market, and a plethora of consumer-driven macro forces are fueling this growth—and contributing to a much more complex and dynamic marketplace for manufacturers, brands, retailers, suppliers and investors alike. In this insight-rich session, researchers  ...
Steve French
Speaker
Carlotta Mast
Speaker
Eric Pierce
Speaker
12:30 - 5:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace Sponsored By: Stonyfield  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Big White Tent
  • Type:
      Events
Network and meet the leading organic producers and manufacturers in a lively outdoor setting. Enjoy a wide range of certified organic products.
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

International E-Commerce Guidance & Best Practices  

  • Session Number: 
      GES01
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Learn what free resources are available and what best practices are used when designing and running an e-commerce site internationally. Determine which countries are the most friendly to e-commerce marketers, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Relevant New Hope Content 4 things to know before exporting your natural product
Carrie Brooks
Speaker
Jack Duan
Speaker
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Herb Walk *  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Meet at the Anaheim Hilton
  • Type:
      Events
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. Cost: $60 Relevant New Hope Content Expect consistent growth for herb and botanical supplements [graphic]
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW19
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
As a natural brand, food service may be a relatively unknown opportunity to your company. Even without a solid understanding, if you have any interest in learning about and pursuing this growing and exciting channel, then this session is for you! Join us as we present to you a food service primer for natural  ...
Tyler Gage
Speaker
Richard Hill
Speaker
Amy Shipley
Moderator

Gatekeepers: The Role Retailers Play in Saving Supplements *  

Sponsored by:
  • Session Number: 
      EW17
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Before a product can become a problem it has to get onto the shelf. That leaves retailers in a special position to help steer the supplement industry away from dangerous ingredients, illegal health claims and issues like adulteration. Vetting products isn’t simple. With that level of responsibility, where can retailers turn  ...

GRO Organic: The Time Is Now! *  

Sponsored by:
  • Session Number: 
      EW18
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
The movement to create a checkoff program is the biggest development in organic since the creation of the USDA seal. An official application has been filed, and every certified organic operation in the country will soon be asked to vote on this game-changing initiative. Join us to imagine what’s possible  ...
Laura Batcha
Speaker
Kim Dietz
Speaker
Melissa Hughes
Speaker
Marty Mesh
Speaker
Melody Meyer
Speaker
Robynn Shrader
Speaker
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      GES02
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Learn about various export shipping options, the Incoterms that define the risks and obligations U.S. exporters assume in export transactions, and the common export documents and resources to help you correctly and efficiently complete these documents.  Learn what are the basic export compliance requirements of all U.S. exporters and how  ...
Allan Christian
Speaker
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW20|ENG04
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
The foundation of innovation is functional ingredients. Learn about the top 10 list of innovative, game-changing nutrients that are providing the backbone for new product development efforts across the shifting better-for-you foods, functional beverage, and dietary supplement landscapes. Todd Runestad, editor-in-chief at Engredea and supplements editor at newhope360.com, gives a  ...
Todd Runestad
Speaker
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW21
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Is your brand planning to grow its organic business? Are you unsure if this is the right move for your company? Do you truly understand the benefits and costs associated with a transition to organic?  Join us for this lively session as industry experts guide you through the information and resources necessary  ...

The Retail Fix *  

  • Session Number: 
      EW22
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
What is the biggest issue you’re dealing with at your retail store? What problem keeps you up at night? What do you most wish you could accomplish over the next few years? Do you dream about sitting down with someone who can answer your questions and help you ensure the successful  ...
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      GES03
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Brazil is the largest market in Latin America, with a population of 200 million people. This market presents opportunities for companies interested in introducing products with high quality, innovation and competitive prices. Come learn more about this vibrant country, the trends, challenges and the current business environment for nutritional supplements,  ...
3:30 - 8:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Type:
      Events
To register as an attendee for the SCIFTS Supplier's Night Expo:  http://www.scifts.net/attendee_registration.html *An Expo West / Engredea badge is sufficient for admittance to the Supplier's Night Expo.
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Natural Products Business School Annual Pitch-Slam Competition  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott Hotel, Platinum Ballroom 8
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Our Pitch-Slam Competition offers the chance to win a valuable prize package that includes a free booth at Expo East 2016! Even if you don’t pitch, you’ll see firsthand what investors are looking for, and how to prepare for your own flawless fundraising. Please download application and return to diana.mercer@penton.com by the  ...
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW23|ENG05
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Unregulated. Unsafe. Adulterated. Mainstream media have made a hearty attempt to make these terms synonymous with dietary supplements. It’s an industry issue to be sure. It’s also an opportunity for supplement manufacturers to tighten up supply chain management and increase transparency. What industry initiatives are underway to validate good manufacturing practices  ...
Yadim Medore
Speaker
Steve Mister
Speaker
Aaron Secrist
Speaker
Suzanne Shelton
Moderator
4:45 - 5:45 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      GES04
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Are you taking full advantage of the opportunity that Canada, the largest U.S. Export Market, provides to the Natural and Organic Food and Beverage Market? If your company is already doing business in the Canadian Market or considering making the leap, this session is for you. Learn about the current  ...
Ron Ubels
Speaker
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10
  • Session Number: 
      EW24
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
2016 is only a few months in but already it is turning out to be an exciting election year in the U.S. From a new Supreme Court Justice nomination to the election of a new president, we are destined to see many changes in Congress and to our government over  ...
Peggy Binzel
Speaker
Marni Karlin
Speaker
Kelly Shea
Speaker
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Engredea/NBJ Reception and Presentation of the NutrAwards  

  • Room:
      Convention Center, New Hope Booth, 202B
  • Type:
      Events
Every year at Engredea & Natural Products Expo West, the best minds from the industry come together to recognize the most innovative functional ingredients & finished products. Join us for a networking event and celebrate the announcement of the 2016 NutrAward winners!  RSVP to the NutrAward Reception!
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

Evenings on the Plaza Thursday Night Sponsored by: Justin's  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Type:
      Events
Enjoy the temperate Southern California evenings with good food, drinks, colleagues and friends and music headliner Eufórquestra on the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza! 
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Thu, Mar 10

League of Angels  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Angel Stadium
  • Type:
      Events
Join Vitamin Angels in an exciting evening of networking, food, fun and celebration of the support that has made reaching millions of children worldwide with the life changing power of vitamins possible. Advance tickets are $75.  www.vitaminangels.com
6:00 - 11:00 PM
Thu, Mar 10

The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Marquis Ballroom
  • Type:
      Events
Experience a winning combination of good food, good company, and good science at the biggest, and best, business networking dinner at Expo West. With a keynote from author and food activist, Chef Alice Waters, you can count on a thought-provoking program and some great entertainment.   Meet old friends and make new ones, be inspired and entertained, and  ...
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Fri, Mar 11

Early Morning Yoga Sponsored by: Bhakti Chai  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza
  • Type:
      Events
For the 3rd year in a row, Bhakti is hosting the Friday Morning Yoga Concert at Expo West on the Grand Plaza! Kick-off the weekend with 30 minutes of an all-levels vinyasa yoga class led by the global yoga warrior, Janet Stone accompanied by singer-songwriter Kevin Paris. Then boost those endorphins with a great dance  ...
7:30 - 10:00 AM
Fri, Mar 11

Boulder Brands Breakfast  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott
  • Type:
      Events
Come and get your fuel for the day and connect with your peers as well as clients at the Boulder Brands Breakfast! This is a free breakfast open to all attendees and exhibitors of the show! Many vegan and gluten-free options will be available.
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Fri, Mar 11

The Omega-3 Paradox - Essential for Health yet Deficient in the Diet  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Type:
      Engredea Hosted Education Session
Hosted Education Session Presented by: DSM
Dr. Bruce Holub
Speaker
Adam Ismail
Speaker
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Fri, Mar 11

The Art of the Deal: Summary & Perspectives on Recent Transactions  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Type:
      Exhibitor Presented Seminar
This NCN Education & Networking Session features: Trends in nutrition Health and wellness dealflow M&A and equity financing Investors and entrepreneurs on deals past and present What investors are looking for in 2016 A list of exhibitors seeking capital will be shared with registered investors and NCN Cornerstone Investors.   To sign up or to be listed as a company  ...
Thomas Aarts
Speaker
9:00 - 6:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Sure, flyers with items on sale have their place, but to reach today’s customers using today’s tools, retailers need to coordinate their use of content, the web, social media, and email. Join us for a practical, fun, and informative session on modernizing your marketing to retain and gain customers.

Have Your Snack & Eat It Too: Helping Healthier Snacks Taste Better, Naturally  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
9:30 - 6:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Session Number: 
      EW06|ENG09
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
The dietary supplement industry is facing a confluence of forces that is creating new challenges as well as a host of new opportunities for manufacturers and brand holders, retailers, ingredient suppliers and investors. In this session, New Hope’s Nutrition Business Journal will share proprietary market data to show where the  ...
Thomas Aarts
Moderator
William Hood
Speaker
James Johnson
Speaker
Emily Kanter
Speaker
Alan Lewis
Speaker
Rick Polito
Speaker
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Fri, Mar 11

Healthier Oils: Out with Bad Fats, in with Good Fats  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
A presentation on fats in healthy living and consumer insights around fats and oils.  We will also explore the functional considerations of using good fats in food applications.  Oil innovations producing healthier fats and oils can lower saturated fat levels, remove trans fat, provide stability, and produce cleaner labels. 
  • Session Number: 
      EW27
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Pollinators are essential to our food system, however, bee and other pollinator populations continue to decline at an unprecedented rate. This session provides a primer on the ecology of these animals, and highlights opportunities for organic and natural brands to lead in their recovery. Successful case studies by industry leaders  ...

WELLTH: Tips for Achieving Balance & Happiness *  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom G/H
  • Track:
      VitalityVitality
  • Session Number: 
      EW26
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Join Jason Wachob, author and founder of mindbodygreen, as he talks about some of the hottest food and wellness trends of 2016 along with the trend of choosing Wellth over Wealth, as he shares expert advice and life lessons on everything he's learned about health and happiness – grief and  ...
Jason Wachob
Speaker
10:30 - 11:45 AM
Fri, Mar 11

Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering: Concerns & Opportunities *  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Track:
      Fixing FoodFixing Food
  • Session Number: 
      EW25|ENG06
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Depending on your point of view, either tremendous opportunity or ominous implications await as we encounter the shifts and shocks associated with the imminent era of gene coding. The exploding technical abilities to edit, modify, splice and otherwise manipulate the code of life have never been more available and immediate.  Join our panel  ...
Tim Avila
Moderator
Melody Meyer
Panelist
Dana Perls
Speaker
Ron Shigeta
Speaker
Jim Thomas
Speaker
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Science = Profits in the Emerging Natural Astaxanthin Market  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Friday Keynote: Samuel Kass  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5/6
  • Track:
      Fixing FoodFixing Food
  • Session Number: 
      EW02
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
In 2009, a newly elected President Obama asked Sam Kass to move from Chicago to the White House and continue his work as personal chef to the family. Kass remained personal chef to the First Family until December of 2014. During his tenure inside the White House, Kass took on  ...
Samuel Kass
Keynote

Solutions For High Protein Formulations  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 1
  • Type:
      Engredea Hosted Education Session
Hosted Education Session Sponsored by Milk Specialties Global 
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Consumers and regulators are demanding greater transparency about the presence of genetically modified organisms. This has driven the development and validation of new scientific methods to measure, evaluate and certify the GMO content and communicate these test results with consumers. To support product quality claimsregarding GMO content, robust and sensitive  test methods are required. Label claims must also be helpful to consumers and compliant with regulations while providing a mechanism by which  ...
Mike Wlodek
Speaker
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Cooking Up Change: Heroes of the Good Food Movement  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Track:
      Fixing FoodFixing Food
  • Session Number: 
      EW28
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Join us for an exciting and thought provoking session where chefs and good food movement leaders show us how to change lives by changing menus.  If you're looking for proof, they'll explain how they, and how you too, can challenge the status-quo by making changes in procurement, food waste, and even  ...
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig, LLP will provide strategies for handling food labeling class action lawsuits based on their experience defending such claims.

Packaging Imperatives: Where We Are & Where We Need To Go *  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom J/K
  • Track:
      StewardshipStewardship
  • Session Number: 
      EW30|ENG07
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Let’s face it. The natural products industry is comprised of some of the healthiest, mission-driven and sustainable food companies, but our packaging doesn’t always meet the same standards. Whether you’re a supplier, manufacturer or retailer, concern over packaging waste and food contact materials has likely crossed your mind at some point  ...
Cynthia Barstow
Speaker
Jeanne Cloutier
Speaker
Lara Dickinson
Speaker
James Tonkin
Moderator

Vitality: The New Consumer Approach to Health & Wellness *  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom G/H
  • Track:
      VitalityVitality
  • Session Number: 
      EW29
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Does your store have the vitality vibe? It needs to if you are going to attract and help today's customers who seek more life in their day-to-day lives. Join retailers who have tapped the vitality movement in body, mind and store to learn how you can serve as a trusted  ...
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Sports nutrition and anti-aging are both burgeoning categories, and both have a need for natural collagen synthesis. A new clinical study done at The Ohio State University Medical Center showed Natreon’s PrimaVie® (purified Himalayan shilajit) dramatically upregulated the genes responsible for collagen synthesis. Get the insights about the science from  ...
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

State Enforcement and the Dietary Supplement Industry: What You Need to Know  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 1
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Exhibitor Presented Seminar Presented by Venable 
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Type:
      Expo West Hosted Education Session
Join New Hope’s Director of Business Insights to see which natural product trends have the highest probability of success within the mainstream consumer market.  The results of a 2 year, comprehensive analysis of 650+ innovative products concepts inspired by Natural Products Expo exhibitors will be shared.  Join us to learn  ...
Eric Pierce
Speaker
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

GMO Labeling: State & Federal Updates *  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Track:
      Fixing FoodFixing Food
  • Session Number: 
      EW31
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
On March 1, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (SAFE)—also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act because it preempts state laws. Consumers want the right to know, our industry wants the right to know, and even giant commercial food  ...
David Bronner
Speaker
Scott Faber
Moderator
Gary Hirshberg
Speaker
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Community Vitality: How to Help Your Neighborhood & Thrive *  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom G/H
  • Track:
      VitalityVitality
  • Session Number: 
      EW32
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
The term “vitality” applies to more than just personal energy and spirit. It can also describe the health and strength of a community.  While some companies may simply inhabit their local communities without having much impact, there are some that roll up their sleeves and actively energize and strengthen local  ...
Molly Keveney
Speaker
Kathryn Lukas
Speaker
Mark Retzloff
Speaker
Jessie Shafer
Moderator

Probiotics: Delivering a Good Gut Feeling  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Type:
      Exhibitor Presented Seminar
This lively presentation will focus on probiotics, the differences between the many strains and why they're beneficial for our digestive system.
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Session Number: 
      EW33|ENG08
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Transparent. Authentic. Sustainable. In a globalized economy with an incredibly diverse supply chain, how can suppliers, manufacturers and retailers guarantee that ingredients are responsibly sourced and that they meet these qualifications?  Join us as we dive into how to create and talk about a sustainable supply chain. By attending this session, you’ll: Hear  ...
Lisa Curtis
Speaker
Jeff Hilton
Speaker
James Tonkin
Moderator
Jackson Zapp
Speaker
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11

The CoQ10 Opportunity: Partnering with Physicians  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is well-known for its heart health benefits, ability to support cognitive function and role as an antioxidant for overall well-being. Consumers are increasingly seeking out CoQ10, and the market is poised for growth as physicians start to appreciate its significance in supporting overall health, particularly in relation  ...
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11
  • Type:
      Exhibitor Presented Seminar
  • Session Number: 
      EW35
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Like Natural Products Expo West, life in general is busy, filled with amazing people and opportunities, and at times down right overwhelming. Finding balance and time to take care of yourself amongst all this activity and energy may seem difficult—but it doesn’t have to be. In this interactive Expo West session,  ...

Waste Not, Want Not: Why Ending Food Waste Matters *  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Track:
      Fixing FoodFixing Food
  • Session Number: 
      EW34
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
The motherly admonition “clean your plate” has moved off the plate and into the headlines as the issue of food waste extends far beyond kitchen scraps and bad produce. Join this panel as it examines a food system geared to throw out food by the millions of tons, and what  ...
Jenna Blumenfeld
Moderator
Dana Gunders
Speaker
Dan Kurzrock
Speaker
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Soil Matters: Protecting the Heart of Our Food System *  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Grand Ballroom J/K
  • Track:
      StewardshipStewardship
  • Session Number: 
      EW36
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Recent decades of industrial agriculture have relegated soil to a structural growing medium awaiting seeds, water and a petroleum soup of inputs. Even recent converts to organic may bring a limited view—identifying soil for what it’s not, without seeing the vital living organism that it is. Join us as we explore the  ...
Kyle Garner
Speaker
Chris Kerston
Speaker
Andre Leu
Speaker
Anna Soref
Moderator
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Hall of Legends Award Celebration  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Marquis Ballroom
  • Type:
      Events
Join us for the fifth annual Hall of Legends ceremony where we’ll celebrate and honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to the natural products industry.
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fri, Mar 11

Evenings on the Plaza Friday Night Sponsored by: PopChips  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Type:
      Events
Enjoy the temperate Southern California evenings with good food, drinks, colleagues and friends and music headliner Soul Rebels on the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza! 
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Sat, Mar 12

Early Morning Yoga Sponsored by: Kashi  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Type:
      Events
Join us for an early morning Yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated. This first-come-first-serve experience is located just outside of the convention center on the Grand Plaza, and features a live performance by musician, artist, and humanitarian Michael Franti alongside an invigorating yoga session by Gina Caputo. You’ll leave hands  ...
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Sat, Mar 12

Best of West Awards Ceremony  

  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5/6
  • Type:
      Events
Each year, exhibitors' newest products are showcased for registered press. Press in attendance sample and vote for the top products to be presented with the Best of West: Press Award.
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Sat, Mar 12

Saturday Keynote: Erik Weihenmayer  

  • Session Number: 
      EW03
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carstensz Pyramid in 2008, he completed his quest to climb all of the Seven Summits-the  ...
9:00 - 6:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Sat, Mar 12

Supporting Bone Density - The Novel Powers of Wild Spice Extracts  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 1
  • Type:
      Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Dr. Cass Ingram Lecture Topics for Expowest 2016 Supporting Bone Density - The Novel Powers of Wild Spice Extracts Beta-Caryophyllene – A Novel Agent for Bone Support and more...
9:30 - 6:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Sat, Mar 12

Book Signing: Erik Weihenmayer  

  • Session Number: 
      EW04
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Relevant New Hope Content Erik Weihenmayer brings 'no boundaries' message to Expo West
  • Session Number: 
      EW37
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Do you and your company dare to do the impossible? What if you could wake up every morning with no preconceived notion of what can and can’t be done? What if your opportunity to impact the world was only one choice away? And what if we ventured to tell you  ...
Adam Melonas
Speaker

The Evolution of Influencer Marketing *  

  • Session Number: 
      EW38
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Consumer trust in brands is at an all-time low. Inauthentic ads from celebrities and bloggers has led consumers to look to people in their network for advice on what to buy. Today's purchase catalysts are now industry leaders, and subject-matter experts—people who have taken the time to research a company's  ...
Inga Johnson
Speaker

The Future of Non-GMO Standards  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
With consumer demand for non-GMO continuing to drive sales growth more than almost any other attribute, the supply chain is changing rapidly. As new GMO crops and technologies emerge, it is more important than ever for retailers and manufacturers to understand how standards are evolving to balance the competing demands  ...
10:30 - 12:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12

Fortify Your Life: A Case for Dietary Supplements with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Join Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. for an illuminating talk on the compelling need for supplementation in today’s world.  Dr. Low Dog will highlight research on the specific shortfalls of the American diet, the declining nutritional value of our food, and provide guidance on what you need to know to recommend  ...
11:00 - 1:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
The Natural Products Industry has been a leader in advancing a variety of issues related to sustainability and social justice including GMO labeling, Fair Trade, and Organic Standards, to name a few. Now, it’s time for the industry to unite once again: a sustainable economy and a sustainable food system  ...
David Bronner
Speaker
Ryan Johnson
Speaker
Michael Kanter
Speaker
Rob Michalak
Speaker
Holly Sklar
Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12
  • Session Number: 
      EW39
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Creating a billion dollar organic brand. Undoing the damage that has been done to food through conventional processing. Bringing access to healthy food to the people who need it most. Disrupting American eating with a radical new approach to healthy snacking. The speakers on this Expo West panel are doing  ...
Nikhil Arora
Speaker
John Foraker
Speaker
Gautam Gupta
Speaker
Carlotta Mast
Moderator
Walter Robb
Speaker
Alejandro Velez
Speaker
  • Session Number: 
      EW40
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
Your most passionate customers hold the answers to help target new audiences. This session will cover creative methods and new science tools to discover deeper intelligence and predict shopper behavior.  We’ll help attendees spark new ideas to capture actionable marketing insights from their existing customer database and social networks.  Relevant New  ...
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12

Nature vs. Pharma: The State of CBD  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
The nation is abuzz with speculation about the future of hemp-derived CBD. At this interactive session, learn what CV Sciences is doing to demonstrate how hemp-derived CBD belongs in our botanical tool chest.
Stuart Tomc
Speaker
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12

The New Frontier of Nutrigenomics and Molecular Nutrition  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Emerging science is revealing how food and its components influence the expression of our DNA and how we can use targeted nutrition to support cellular health for a more vibrant and long life.
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12

From Seed to Sprout  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Help seed the next generation! Three budding entrepreneurs will vie for your vote and the support of the organic pioneers at Nature’s Path to earn the grand prize and grow their business. Attendees will also delight in some delicious organic canapés to fuel their brain power. Twitter handle: @naturespath Instagram: @naturespathorganic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturespath Website: http://us.naturespath.com/
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12
  • Session Number: 
      EW41
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
What are the key elements to a successful product launch? From ideation to development, does your company know the ins and outs of of this exciting and intensive process? To learn more, join the Epic Provisions Team as they dive into the following topics: When to trust your gut, act fast, and follow your instinct  How  ...
Kirk Blanchard
Speaker
Taylor Collins
Speaker
Katie Forrest
Speaker
Robby Sansom
Speaker
  • Session Number: 
      EW42
  • Type:
      Expo West and Engredea Conference
What is the current status of diversity and inclusion within the United States workforce? Within the natural products industry? Within your company? Join us as we dive into these questions and launch an initiative to better understand and increase diversity in the natural products industry. By attending, you’ll: Actively join a growing  ...

The Need for Federal Safety Rules for Personal Care Products  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 1
  • Type:
      Expo West Exhibitor Presented Seminar
A panel discussion with California Baby, Environmental Working Group, and staff with the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein to provide an overview of the Personal Care Products Safety Act and need for updated laws regarding safety and oversight of personal care and cosmetic products.
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12
  • Type:
      Expo West Hosted Education Session
An element that sets apart independent stores is the employees who work in them.  However, many business magazines share the sad statistic about the epidemic of burnout in the workplace today.  That does not have to be the case!  Burnout is both predictable and preventable.  Engagement does not just happen;  ...
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12
  • Type:
      Engredea Exhibitor Presented Seminar
Learn about Vitature from Healthnotes, the industry’s first cloud-based PD platform with robust product, ingredient, supplier, and scientific data. The service provides a significant competitive product development and cost advantage; and helps accelerate and automate product development, regulatory compliance, and procurement processes.
Greg Heartman
Speaker
Loren Israelsen
Speaker
Skye Lininger
Speaker
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12

Time to Lead on Climate!  

  • Session Number: 
      EW43
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Natural Foods Companies Rising to The Challenge of Climate Change Climate change news is everywhere in the wake of COP21. We have made major progress in building awareness and actions among countries, companies and communities.  It is now indisputable that we need to take dramatic action to address the health of our  ...
Lara Dickinson
Moderator
Nancy Hirshberg
Speaker
Chris Mann
Speaker
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sat, Mar 12

The New Edge: Practicing Mindfulness in Business  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Type:
      Session Included With Your Badge Registration
Business can bring out the best; business can bring out the stress! How do we stay centered to make critical decisions? Presented by leading experts in mindfulness and high performance psychology, you’ll leave with powerful, easy-to-apply techniques to enhance courage, confidence, inner peace and decision-making ability. Google, Aetna, General Mills,  ...
Seleyn DeYarus
Facilitator(s)
TC North
Speaker
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12

Women in Naturals Networking Event Sponsored by: Reserveage Nutrition  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Hilton, Avalon Ballroom
  • Type:
      Events
The Women in Naturals Networking event is the coming together of women and men alike, dedicated to women in the natural products industry looking to network and learn from other professionals. Don’t miss this chance to be among a group of powerful women who are changing the world.
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12

Evenings on the Plaza Saturday Night Sponsored by: Go Raw  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Type:
      Events
Enjoy the temperate Southern California evenings with good food, drinks, colleagues and friends and music headliner The Revivalists on the Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza! 
9:00 - 11:00 PM
Sat, Mar 12
  • Type:
      Events
Join us for a very special benefit featuring Michael Franti and special guest Jillian Speer. Help us secure Federal Mandatory GMO Labeling! Doors open at 8:30, Show starts at 9:00.
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Sun, Mar 13

Early Morning Yoga Sponsored by: Evolve  

Sponsored by:
  • Room:
      Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Type:
      Events
Join us for an early morning Yoga session led by Kathryn Budig to start the last day of the show centered and rejuvenated.  Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her accessibility, humor, and ability to empower her students through her message, "aim true." She  ...
9:30 - 4:00 PM
Sun, Mar 13
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Sun, Mar 13
    On Sunday afternoon come enjoy Rocky Duwani who performs his signature "Afro Roots" sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and soul music.  Also we will have DJ Unite performing before and after Rocky’s performance throughout the day out on the plaza.
     


    Go back to top