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Wednesday, March 08
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom S/C
  • Wednesday, March 08, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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. Agenda Tackle the intricacies of raising capital while maintaining a...
Speakers
Kirsten Anderberg

CFO
Fantasy Cookie Company
Speaker

Emma Andrews

BA, RHN, NPDP Co-Founder & Director of Education
Pineapple Collective
Speaker

Tripp Baird

Founder & Managing Partner
The Builders Fund
Speaker

Mike Burgmaier

Managing Director
Whipstitch Capital
Speaker

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting Group
Speaker

Pat Crowley

Co-Founder, CEO
Chapul
Speaker

Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries
Speaker

Jordan Gaspar

Managing Partner
AccelFoods
Speaker

Bentley Hall

CEO
Good Eggs
Speaker

Sue Heilbronner

CEO
MergeLane
Speaker

Annie Herzig

Independent Illustrator
Annie Herzig Illustration
Designer(s)

Arno Hesse

Co-Leader & Investor
Slow Money Northern California
Speaker

Tim Joseph

President & Founder
Maple Hill Creamery
Speaker

Blair Kellison

CEO
Traditional Medicinals
Speaker

Caroline Macgill

Managing Director
Armonia
Speaker

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com
Speaker

Andi O'Conor

SpeakCoach
Speaker

Sheryl O'Loughlin

CEO
REBBL
Keynote

Justin Perkins

Founder, Olomomo Nut Co & VP Strategic Partnerships, Care2.com
Speaker

Nancy Rosenzweig

Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
Big Path Capital
Speaker

Bill Shen

Director
Encore Consumer Capital
Speaker

Benjamin Stern

CEO
NOHBO
Speaker

Keeley Tillotson

CEO & Co-Founder
Wild Friends
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Judge

Lynsey Walker

MSc, RHN Founder & Director of Content Marketing
Pineapple Collective
Speaker

Wayne Wu

Managing Director
VMG Partners
Speaker

Shari Wynne Ressler

Founder/President
SKU
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Wednesday, March 08, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Climate change poses a significant risk to the food industry. But as a business, do you know how you contribute to climate change—and how can you help reverse it?  Climate 101 provides a strong foundational understanding of the greenhouse gas emissions that our world-and businesses- produce, so that you can implement...
Speakers
Manuel Gorrin

Social Sustainability Specialist
Nature's Path Foods, Inc.
Speaker

Shauna Sadowski

VP of Sustainability & Industry Relations
Annie's Inc.
Speaker

Tobias Schultz

Manager of Corporate Sustainability Services
SCS Global Services
Speaker

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW01
  • Wednesday, March 08, 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join Industry leaders for the first ever Climate Day at Expo West! Hosted by New Hope Network and the Climate Collaborative, an initiative of leading organizations, brands, and retailers to raise our game in addressing climate change, Climate Day will include Ted style talks, inspirational keynotes, music, an executive roundtable, the...
Speakers
Dave Alexander

President
Global Organics
Speaker

Ray Archuleta

Soil Health Specialist & Agronomist
NRCS USDA
Speaker

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Speaker

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

Seth Goldman

Co-founder & TeaEO Emeritus
Honest Tea
Speaker

Paul Hawken

Executive Director
Project Drawdown
Keynote

Gary Hirshberg

Chairman
Stonyfield Farm
Speaker

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic
Speaker

Kirsten James

Director, California Policy
Ceres
Speaker

Timothy LaSalle Ph.D.

International Coordinator, Alternatives to Agricultural Burning, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State University
Speaker

Joseph Majkut

Director of Climate Science
Niskanen Center
Speaker

Finian Makepeace

Co-Founder
Kiss the Ground
Moderator

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Moderator

Chris Mann

Chairman of the Gourd
Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products
Speaker

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Speaker

Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
Speaker

Kristin Ohlson

Author
The Soil Will Save Us
Speaker

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Speaker

Jonathan Reinbold

Sustainability, Research & Grant Manager
Organic Valley
Speaker

Jessica Rolph

Founding Partner & Board Member
Happy Family
Speaker

John Roulac

Founder and CEO
Nutiva
Speaker

Corinne Shindelar

CEO
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Speaker

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Jennifer Silberman

Chief Sustainability Officer
Target
Speaker

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Moderator

Jerry Taylor

President
Niskanen Center
Speaker

Josh Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

Rebecca Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

Lauren Tucker

Executive Director
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

David Vetter

Farmer
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW04
  • Wednesday, March 08, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
While many markets, such as that of the U.S., have a large presence of supplements brands, there are still many virtually untapped markets with enormous potential for new consumers. Shirley Huang, Founder & CEO of Vision Avenue Consulting, will present how the supplements industry is changing and expanding within China, and...
Speaker
Shirley Huang

Founder & CEO
Vision Avenue Consulting
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW13
  • Wednesday, March 08, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
With the increase of food industry recalls constantly flooding our inboxes, we must ask ourselves: what can we do, as food manufacturers, to aid in the increased improvement of food safety techniques to help keep our consumers safe? In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to hear first hand, from...
Speaker
Natalie Ohanessian

Founder & Certified Food Scientist
Food Happy Consulting
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW05
  • Wednesday, March 08, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
There is a sea change occurring in our industry as consumers begin to pay closer attention to product labels. As the demand for clean label products floods the food and beverage market, this desire is also impacting supplements and nutrition products.  To help understand and prepare for changing consumer demand for...
Speakers
Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.
Moderator

Jaclyn Bowen

Executive Director
Clean Label Project
Speaker

Paul Davis

Technical Service Engineer
Capsugel
Speaker

Steve Peirce

President
Ribus, Inc
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Wednesday, March 08, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Network and visit with experts to learn how you and your company can take action on Climate Change. The Climate Day Information Fair will open at 12:00pm with additional opportunities available to connect throughout the day's programming. Experts in attendance will include:  The Climate Collaborative Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community...

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Wednesday, March 08
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW14
  • Wednesday, March 08, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session explores the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – its background, structure, and goals.  We’ll cover topics that will help you achieve compliance and we'll also discuss what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told us about how food, beverage and dietary ingredient companies should implement FSMA.  While FSMA itself...
Speaker
Jason Sapsin

Counsel
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW06
  • Wednesday, March 08, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Rapidly evolving consumer demands are pulling innovation up through the value chain, and finished goods manufacturers are scrambling to catch up.  This highly evolved marketplace for “cleaner” dietary supplements and value-added ingredients brings with it great opportunities and also great challenges.  Today’s consumer wants a clear window into the source,...
Speakers
Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA
Speaker

Jeff Hilton

Partner & Co-founder
BrandHive
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW15
  • Wednesday, March 08, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Dairy-free? Soy-free? Wheat-free? If you make any allergen-free claims on your product's packaging, or cater to the allergen-free audience, this session is for you. Here, learn expert advice on best manufacturing practices to ensure safety and control for allergen-free consumers, whether it's worth it to make allergen-free call-outs at all...
Speakers
Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor
New Hope Network
Speaker

James Topper

Market Development Manager
Neogen Corporation
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW07
  • Wednesday, March 08, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
The foundation of innovation is functional ingredients. New science on old ingredients and exciting new compounds make dietary supplements a never-a-dull-moment category of healthy lifestyles. New Hope Network ingredients and supplements editor Todd Runestad will reveal to you the hottest ingredients, the coolest supplements, and the most fascinating bioavailability-enhancing technologies to...
Speaker
Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Disneyland Hotel Exhibition Hall
  • Wednesday, March 08, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Southern California Institute of Food Technologists invites you to participate in the 2017 SCiftS Supplier`s Night Expo. This event brings together leading ingredient suppliers, food technologists & manufacturers. www.scifts.net/supplier.html

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Wednesday, March 08
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW16
  • Wednesday, March 08, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Six months ago, the supplement industry was up in arms about the FDA’s New Dietary Ingredient final draft guidance. It could be a costly and crush innovation. It could crush small companies and stop large companies in their tracks. But on January 20, the picture changed. The Trump administration has...
Speakers
Larisa Pavlick

VP, Global Regulatory & Compliance
United Natural Products Alliance
Speaker

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Moderator

Scott Steinford

CEO
Trust Transparency Consulting
Speaker

Ashish Talati

Partner
Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLC
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 08
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Wednesday, March 08, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Wednesday, March 08
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Wednesday, March 08, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join us for a sneak preview of select scenes from the upcoming documentary, Kiss The Ground.  This film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018 and is the first of its kind to provide a clear solution to climate change through food choices. Based on a forthcoming book with the same title, Kiss the...
Speakers
Ray Archuleta

Soil Health Specialist & Agronomist
NRCS USDA
Speaker

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Timothy LaSalle Ph.D.

International Coordinator, Alternatives to Agricultural Burning, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, Chico State University
Speaker

Finian Makepeace

Co-Founder
Kiss the Ground
Moderator

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Speaker

Kristin Ohlson

Author
The Soil Will Save Us
Speaker

John Roulac

Founder and CEO
Nutiva
Speaker

Josh Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

Rebecca Tickell

Filmmaker
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

Lauren Tucker

Executive Director
Kiss the Ground
Speaker

David Vetter

Farmer
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

...read more...


Thursday, March 09
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Thursday, March 09, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza for an early morning Yoga session featuring Playlist Yoga to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Thursday, March 09
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location:  Meet at the Hilton - Outside Bus Loading Zone
  • Thursday, March 09, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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 registration fee. Please meet at the Anaheim Hilton...
Speakers
Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor
New Hope Network
Facilitator(s)

Jenny Ivy

Content Producer
New Hope Network
Facilitator(s)

Jessie Shafer

Editor in Chief, Delicious Living
New Hope Network
Facilitator(s)

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Thursday, March 09
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW17
  • Thursday, March 09, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
If juggling your personal life and career life have left you feeling stretched as thin as a piece of taffy after a tug of war, then you are not alone. Today, people in the workplace are inundated by numerous stressors and the constant pressure to outperform the previous quarter. While...
Speaker
Kristen Race Ph.D.

Founder, Mindful Life
Author, Mindful Parenting
Featured Speaker

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Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW09
  • Thursday, March 09, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Relevant New Hope Content Personalized nutrition takes hold in the supplement aisle
Speaker
Neil Grimmer

Founder & CEO, Habit
Co-founder & Chairman, Plum Organics
Featured Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW08
  • Thursday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you're a local community retailer, we invite you to join us for three hours of action-packed, retail-specific education at Expo West! By attending the Local Community Retail Summit, you'll learn a lot in a short amount of time while also developing new relationships with your peers.  So grab a cup of coffee, pull up...
Speakers
Mia Chambers

Retail Account Manager & Digital Marketing Services
Delicious Living Magazine
Facilitator(s)

Dr.  Bill Crawford PhD(c), MS

Founder & Principal Consultant
Crawford.Solutions
Speaker

Michael Kanter

Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Cambridge Naturals
Speaker

Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media
Moderator

Steven Petusevsky

Chairman, Appetites & Innovation Initiative
The Culinary Institute of America
Speaker

Michelle Poler

Founder
Hello Fears
Keynote

Matt Ryan

Retail Services Manager
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Speaker

Jules Shepard

Founder
gfjules
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

Bart Yablonsky

Director of Operations
Dawson's Market / Ellwood Thompson's
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW18
  • Thursday, March 09, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Anyone ever tell you to “follow your heart?” Sue thinks its irresponsible to give advice without acknowledging that (a) you may not know what your heart wants and (b) you need to have food and shelter. In this session, Sue will challenge you to consider what you heart wants, imagine...
Speaker
Sue Heilbronner

CEO
MergeLane
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW10
  • Thursday, March 09, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
The case for adopting supplementation into your lifestyle grows stronger by the day as more and more studies come out that teach us how nutrients (and their lack of) affect our health. One of the more common reasons for forgoing supplementation is the notion that “I want to get all...
Speaker
Abraham Nabors

Owner, Director of Education & Standards
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  The City National Grove of Anaheim (New location!
  • Thursday, March 09, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us for a spectacular seasonal organic feast prepared by guest chefs Chris Blobaum and Donna Prizgintas. Ticket & Sponsorship Opportunities available, visit ofrf.org/events or contact liz@ofrf.org, 831-426-6606 for more information.

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Thursday, March 09
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

  • Location:  Convention Center, Room 204C
  • Session Number:   GES01
  • Thursday, March 09, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join the Organic Trade Association for an overview of the U.S. organic market, including industry size, trending consumer categories, resources for international buyers and more.  The session will share the latest industry stats and consumer insights and provide tools on how to access more information and connect with suppliers.
Speaker
Monique Marez

Director of International Trade
Organic Trade Association
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW19
  • Thursday, March 09, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Any creative enterprise requires diverse perspectives, yet navigating across differences is not always easy. Difference can stimulate creativity and resilience, or it can activate exclusion, defensiveness and aggression. Because our lives and work are interdependent, we cannot afford to let differences divide us.  In this session we will explore communication...
Speakers
Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach
Speaker

Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW11
  • Thursday, March 09, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
How much do you know about the microbiome? Research opportunities and data on the microbiome are growing everyday, and yet, there is still so much that we have left to discover. Join Francine Schoenwetter, Matthew Roberts, and Antoine Bily as they dive into the history of the microbiome and what cutting...
Speakers
Antoine Bily

R&D Director
Naturex Inc.
Speaker

Matthew Roberts Ph.D., MBA

Chief Scientific Officer
KGK Science
Speaker

Francine Schoenwetter

Director of Content Marketing, Engredea
New Hope Network
Moderator

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Thursday, March 09
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  Anaheim Hilton
  • Thursday, March 09, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Location:  Anaheim Marriott
  • Thursday, March 09, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Thursday, March 09
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott Big White Tent
  • Thursday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Network and meet the leading organic producers and manufacturers in a lively outdoor setting. Enjoy a wide range of certified organic products.

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Thursday, March 09
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location:  Convention Center, Room 204C
  • Session Number:   GES02
  • Thursday, March 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Learn the nine key elements of a successful eCommerce export strategy as outlined by the U.S. Commercial Service's eCommerce Innovation Lab. These include: Identify market opportunities Protect your brand Optimize your website Choose the right channel mix Build your brand Ship your products Get paid Price your products Manage after-sales services Together we will discuss basic considerations and identify support resources...
Speaker
Joshua Halpern

Founding Director, eCommerce Innovation Lab
U.S. Department of Commerce
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   SCIFTS01
  • Thursday, March 09, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Southern California Institute of Food Technologists, in partnership with UC Davis, presents: Optimizing Safe Water Use in a Changing World, Ned Spang, Ph.D. How Do We Make Food and Beverages that Deliver Gut Health, David A. Mills How Do We Save the Cultures Necessary for Our Health, Kyria L. Boundy-Mills What Foods Can We...
Speakers
Gail Bornhorst Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of California Davis
Speaker

Kyria Boundy-Mills

Curator, Phaff Yeast Culture Collection Department of Food Science and Technology
University of California Davis
Speaker

David Mills

Peter J. Shields Endowed Chair in Dairy Food Science
University of California, Davis
Speaker

Ned Spang Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis
Associate Director, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, University of California, Davis
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location:  Meet at the Hilton - Outside Bus Loading Zone
  • Thursday, March 09, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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: $75

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Thursday, March 09
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW12
  • Thursday, March 09, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Brain health is of profound concern to Americans looking for answers on everything from muffed memory to devastating dementia to peak cognitive performance around the office and better focus while playing sports. Supplements are on the market promoting all these things, yet not without pushback from regulators that marketers are...
Speakers
Matthew Roberts Ph.D., MBA

Chief Scientific Officer
KGK Science
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW20
  • Thursday, March 09, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session is for the BOLD. It’s designed for the leaders, the visionaries, the ones that are committed to using business to make the future better. Come to this session if you are ready to have big-picture conversations with big-picture thinkers. Do not come prepared to listen to a few select...
Speakers
Matt Mayer

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands
Speaker

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Location:  Convention Center, Room 204C
  • Session Number:   GES03
  • Thursday, March 09, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Learn about both the Singapore and Colombia markets.  Commercial Specialists will discuss trends and opportunities that U.S. exporters of nutritional supplements, functional foods and organic products should take note of in both these diverse markets.  They will also explain the regulatory framework, advise on any barriers to entry and provide...
Speakers
Paola Lugari

Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Colombia
Speaker

Luanne Theseira

Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location:  Convention Center, Room 204C
  • Session Number:   GES05
  • Thursday, March 09, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
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...
Speaker
Allan Christian

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service/U.S. Department of Commerce
Speaker

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Thursday, March 09
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Sheraton Park Hotel, Park A & B Ballrooms
  • Thursday, March 09, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for the first Natural Talent Career Fair at Expo West!  The natural and organic industry's best are coming together to give job seekers and employers an opportunity to network and learn about opportunities. Job seekers can meet and network with key executives from some of the most exciting,...

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Thursday, March 09
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Thursday, March 09, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Thursday, March 09, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Thursday, March 09
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Location:  Hilton, Sunset Deck
  • Thursday, March 09, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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 2017 NutrAward winners. Past NutrAward Winners

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Thursday, March 09
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Thursday, March 09, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maybe you're just arriving in Anaheim, or perhaps you came in early for some stellar education. Either way, what better way to really settle in and get comfortable than to relax with great music, food and drinks! Musical guest: Kat Myers and the Buzzards Formed in 2015, Kat Myers and The Buzzards...

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Thursday, March 09
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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  • Location:  Angel Stadium
  • Thursday, March 09, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Vitamin Angels in celebrating the power of vitamins and changing lives with essential nutrients. $75 in advance. www.vitaminangels.org

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Thursday, March 09
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom
  • Thursday, March 09, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Organic Center’s Benefit Puts Science in the Spotlight. NPR’s “The Secret Ingredient” will live-tape a podcast at dinner! Opportunities are still available to sponsor and purchase tickets to this important event, which helps make the critical work of The Organic Center possible. Participants will have the opportunity to meet...

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Friday, March 10
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Friday, March 10, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza for an early morning Live Weal Yoga session with Jenn Perell to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Friday, March 10
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Location:  Marriott Big White Tent
  • Friday, March 10, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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.

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Friday, March 10
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

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New to the industry? Come here to learn the basics of what the organic label does (and doesn’t) mean, how it is enforced, and why it is the gold standard for food the world around. Relevant New Hope Content Global organic growth: The good news story
Speakers
Kim Dietz

Senior Manager, Environmental, Natural & Organic Policy
J.M. Smucker Company
Speaker

Joelle Mosso

Product Line Manager - Natural Products
Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients
Speaker

Nate Powell-Palm

President
Cold Springs Organics (MT)
Speaker

Jessica Walden

Material Specialist
USDA National Organic Program
Speaker

Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
Organic Trade Association
Moderator

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The largest generation in history is stepping up to the plate of parenthood and rewriting the rule book. Compared to previous generations, Millennial mothers do almost everything differently when it comes to the way they  purchase, cook and consume food. Despite being overscheduled, understaffed, and more time-starved than ever before, these women prioritize...
Speaker
Katherine Wintsch

Founder & CEO
The Mom Complex
Featured Speaker

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Friday, March 10
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Friday, March 10, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Speaker
Michael McBurney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.

VP Science, Communications & Advocacy
DSM Nutritional Products LLC
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Friday, March 10, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Why are higher animal welfare standards important? Can humanely raised meats be done on a large scale? What are the current challenges in animal agriculture? Who are the key players in changing the meat we eat? Join Food Journalist and Author Mark Bittman as he moderates a discussion around these...
Speakers
Gina Asoudegan

Senior Director of Mission
Applegate
Speaker

Mark Bittman

Food Journalist and Author
Moderator

Michelle Cho

Vice President, Celebrity and Entertainment Outreach
The Humane Society of the United States
Speaker

Andrew Gunther

Executive Director
A Greener World
Speaker

John Mackey

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Whole Foods Market
Speaker

John Papola

Director, Writer, and Producer
Speaker

Lisa Versaci

Writer and Producer
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  Anaheim Hilton
  • Friday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Location:  Anaheim Marriott
  • Friday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Friday, March 10
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  ACC Ballroom, Arena & Arena Lobby
  • Friday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Friday, March 10
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

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Is healthy eating an “elitist preoccupation”? For years, this contentious question has challenged the natural products industry. But today, innovative entrepreneurs and passionate nutrition advocates are proving that having access to healthy, affordable food is a right, not a privilege. From a mouthwatering, pay-what-you-can local eatery to a technology-based food...
Speakers
Kathleen Baumgardner

Co-founder & Executive Director
FoCo Cafe
Speaker

Mara Fleishman

CEO
Chef Ann Foundation
Speaker

Jessica Pautsch

Founder & CEO
Mesh Exchange
Speaker

Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media
Moderator

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  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW40
  • Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Even if you’re not yet concerned about climate change, your customers probably are. The timing couldn’t be better for plant-based foods to become more popular, given the myriad benefits for our health and that of the planet. Yet this young industry also faces challenges. The labeling of non-dairy alternatives is...
Speakers
Lisa Feria

CEO
Stray Dog Capital
Speaker

Mo Payette

CEO
Mother's Market & Kitchen
Speaker

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association
Facilitator(s)

Aubry Walch

Co-Founder
Herbivorous Butcher
Speaker

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2017 heralded a new administration in Washington. Current and former politicos discuss what’s likely to change, what will probably remain the same, and what it might mean for USDA organic. Relevant New Hope Content Organic check-off progresses
Speakers
Robert Anderson

Senior Trade Advisor, Organic Trade Association
Principal, Sustainable Strategies LLC
Speaker

Laura Batcha

CEO & Executive Director
Organic Trade Association
Speaker

U.S. Ambassador  Eric Bost

Assistant Director, External Relations
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife
Speaker

Lynn Clarkson

CEO
Clarkson Grain
Speaker

Deputy Secretary  Kathleen Merrigan

Executive Director of Sustainability
George Washington University
Speaker

Kelley Poole

Vice President of Government Affairs
Organic Trade Association
Moderator

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Friday, March 10
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  ACC, Main Trade Show Floor
  • Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Friday, March 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Friday, March 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn how today’s cultural and behavior trends are changing the way we eat, and what the implications are for our health. Hear what brands are doing to innovate to meet consumer priorities.
Speakers
Jason Wachob

Founder & CEO of mindbodygreen
Speaker

Jeff Zachwieja, PhD

Sr. Director Global R&D Nutrition Sciences
PepsiCo
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Friday, March 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Did you know that your choice of oil can play a strategic role in your brand?  In this presentation, you will hear how good fats impact the consumer experience, as well as the practical considerations for supply chain and manufacturing.  We will explore consumer trends around fats and oils and...
Speakers
Mary LaGuardia

Omega-9 Healthy Oils Market Manager
Dow AgroSciences
Speaker

Laura Merritt

Senior Director of Marketing
Snyder’s-Lance, Kettle Brand
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Session Number:   EW02
  • Friday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Under her leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its Purpose, "Real Food that Matters for Life's Moments." The company is a leader in soup, fresh carrots, refrigerated juice and organic baby food with brands like Campbell's, Bolthouse Farms and...
Speakers
Carlotta Mast

Executive Director of Content & Insights
New Hope Network
Moderator

Denise Morrison

President & Chief Executive Officer
Campbell Soup Company
Keynote

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Friday, March 10
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Friday, March 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
What you’ll learn: Exactly how fat works as an efficient fuel source for your brain and body; How you can get the benefits of ketosis and still eat some protein and carbs; Why a lack of willpower, food cravings, and moodiness are not moral failings ; How to use food to...
Speaker
Dave Asprey

Founder and CEO
Bulletproof
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW41
  • Friday, March 10, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Sustainable Solutions are at the heart of our industry and brands recognize the need to fundamentally rethink our current packaging systems. If we continue as usual, by 2050 our oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight).*    This workshop will focus on the variables a brand considers on their...
Speakers
Jeanne Cloutier

Director of Sustainability Projects
Elk Packaging
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Moderator

Steve French

Managing Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
Speaker

Jennifer Pope

VP Marketing
BioBag
Speaker

Shauna Sadowski

VP of Sustainability & Industry Relations
Annie's Inc.
Speaker

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Organic is a bright spot in our food system and our economy. This fast-paced session will feature a plethora of mini-presentations on what’s next in organic from thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and trend spotters. Relevant New Hope Content Meaty matters: How to navigate organic’s new frontier
Speakers
Tonya Antle

EVP & Co-Founder
Organic Produce Network
Speaker

Laura Batcha

CEO & Executive Director
Organic Trade Association
Moderator

Olu Beck

CEO
Wholesome!
Speaker

Ken Cook

President & Co-Founder
Environmental Working Group
Speaker

Matthew Dillon

Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs
Clif Bar & Company
Speaker

Ian Justus

Senior Manager of Controlled Environment
Driscoll's
Speaker

Steve Lykken

President
Applegate
Speaker

Monique Marez

Director of International Trade
Organic Trade Association
Speaker

Melody Meyer

Vice President Policy & Industry Relations
UNFI
Speaker

Thea O'Carroll

Founder, CEO & Farmer
YieldOrganic
Speaker

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What is an industry to do when the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Census determined that over the last 30 years, the average age of the U.S. farmer has progressed to nearly 58 years old? With an aging faming community and a shifting consumer demand for organic food and transparency...
Speakers
Nikhil Arora

Co-Founder
Back to the Roots
Speaker

Elizabeth Candelario

Managing Director
Demeter
Moderator

Ron Finley

Head Trouble Maker
Ron Finley Project
Speaker

Alejandro Velez

Co-Founder
Back to the Roots
Speaker

Te'Lario Watkins II

Founder & Owner
Tiger Mushroom Farms, LLC
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Friday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Seed to Sprout: A hand-picked selection of budding organic food entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a selection of industry Pioneers from Nature’s Path Foods, with the hopes of earning some fertilizer to help grow their business.
Speakers
Phil Donne

Board Advisor
Nature’s Path Foods
Speaker

Darren Mahaffy

Vice President of Marketing
Nature’s Path Foods
Speaker

Arjan Stephens

Executive Vice President
Nature’s Path Foods
Speaker

Arran Stephens

Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Nature’s Path Foods
Speaker

Jyoti Stephens

Senior Director of Human Resources and Sustainability
Nature’s Path Foods
Speaker

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Session Number:   EW29
  • Friday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The U.S. natural & organic food industry is growing nearly five times faster than the overall food industry, 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 data-rich session,...
Speakers
Carlotta Mast

Executive Director of Content & Insights
New Hope Network
Speaker

Maryellen Molyneaux

President & Founding Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
Speaker

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Friday, March 10, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, generate the electricity that runs everything in the body. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Morello will share his clinical perspective on the importance of optimizing mitochondrial function. You will discover how crucial this is for healthy aging and vibrant health for everyone but also more...
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Friday, March 10
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW42
  • Friday, March 10, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Learn concrete steps that you can take working with your ingredient suppliers to reverse climate change through their farming practices. Hear from companies leading the way to put carbon back in the ground, saving water and making farms more profitable. Relevant New Hope Content Curbing climate change starts with healthy soil
Speakers
Tobias Bandel

Managing Partner
Soil & More International
Speaker

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Facilitator(s)

Jane Franch

Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea
Speaker

Larry Kopald

Founder & Managing Partner
The Carbon Underground
Speaker

Gero Leson

Director of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Elizabeth Reaves

Program Director, Agriculture & Environment
Sustainable Food Lab
Speaker

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How do you grow a company without losing the soul of the brand? Come hear from the founders and brand leaders of Justin's, Annie's and Noosa, who will share what they've learned from going through an acquisition, and why they see value in staying involved in the heart of the...
Speakers
John Foraker

President
Annie's, Inc.
Speaker

Justin Gold

Founder
Justin's
Speaker

Justin Perkins

Founder, Olomomo Nut Co & VP Strategic Partnerships, Care2.com
Moderator

Koel Thomae

Co-Founder
Noosa Yoghurt
Speaker

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Organic agriculture is backed by a wealth of scientific evidence confirming its benefits to the environment and human health. This session will distill organic’s most powerful research into content marketers can use to build their case to shoppers. 
Speakers
Tracy Misiewicz

Associate Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
Speaker

Graham Rigby

Chief Innovation Officer
Organic India
Speaker

Jessica Shade PhD

Director of Science Programs
The Organic Center
Moderator

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Friday, March 10
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Friday, March 10, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenters Stuart Tomc and Josh Hendrix will cover the state of hemp-derived CBD in the United States marketplace, the importance of proper research steps in order to impact the future of hemp agriculture, and how CV Sciences demonstrates Full Traceability - From Seed to Shelf™.
Speakers
Josh Hendrix


Speaker

Stuart Tomc

Vice President, Human Nutrition
CV Sciences
Speaker

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Friday, March 10
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Friday, March 10, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Friday, March 10
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Location:  New Hope Network Lounge
  • Friday, March 10, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ever wanted to be a part of one of the fastest-growing beverage categories in the world?  World Tea Expo is the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling...

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Friday, March 10
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Friday, March 10, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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. Curious to see the winners from 2016? Simply click here.

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Friday, March 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Friday, March 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the close of a successful and busy Friday by enjoying a temperate Southern California evening with fellow members of your Natural Products community. Get off your feet and relax, or get ON your feet and dance! Musical guest: See-I Since 2005, the See-I live band (brothers Zeebo and Rootz) has been...

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Saturday, March 11
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Saturday, March 11, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza for an early morning yoga session featuring Wanderlust Yogi Caley Joyner and DJ Sol Rising to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Saturday, March 11
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

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Saturday, March 11
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Saturday, March 11
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Session Number:   EW03
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Doug Rauch spent 31 years with Trader Joe's Company, the last 14 years as a President, helping grow the business from a  small, nine-store chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story. He developed their prized buying philosophy, created their unique private label food program, and wrote...
Speaker
Doug Rauch

Co-CEO, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.
Founder & President, Daily Table
Keynote

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Saturday, March 11
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  Anaheim Hilton
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Saturday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Saturday, March 11
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
What assumptions do you bring to the table when you work with farmers? CEO Patrick Criteser will share myth-busting lessons from Tillamook’s century of success to challenge those assumptions and help your business flourish. Learning objectives Through this session, attendees will gain: 1.Awareness of specific preconceptions and clichés people typically bring to working...
Speaker
Patrick Criteser

President & CEO
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  ACC Ballroom, Arena & Arena Lobby
  • Saturday, March 11, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Saturday, March 11
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:  ACC, Main Trade Show Floor
  • Saturday, March 11, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Saturday, March 11
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW43
  • Saturday, March 11, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Renewable energy is critical to slowing climate change, but with so many green energy options being pitched, how are companies supposed to choose?  And does the choice matter in terms of making a climate change difference? Explore the options for helping accelerate a low-carbon transition. Relevant New Hope Content Collaborative urges natural...
Speakers
Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Moderator

Mark Trexler

Climate Risk Advisor
The Climatographers
Speaker

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  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW34
  • Saturday, March 11, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Adam Spriggs, founder of Nucleus Maximus, takes us along the "Universal Shopper Journey," revealing a profoundly simple guide to designing sales-effective packaging that excels across 3 critical phases of the buying process. Through presentation, examples and exercises, you'll diagnose if your packaging is inviting or costing you vital attention and sales at...
Speaker
Adam Spriggs

Founder
Nucleus Maximus
Speaker

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  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW30
  • Saturday, March 11, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Millions of customers everyday are dialed in to what their favorite influencer is eating, thinking about and using on a daily basis. This means working effectively with influencers is more important than ever before. But how do you work with an influencer? What types of influencer marketing programs are effective...
Speakers
Andrea Donsky R.H.N

Founder
Naturally Savvy Media Inc.
Speaker

Leah Segedie

Creator
ShiftCon, Mamavation
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Saturday, March 11
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Session Number:   EW38
  • Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Scandals and lawsuits have rocked the dietary supplement industry through the middle of the decade, but industry-led reforms and a sense that regulatory pressure will ease have set the stage for growth. Join us in this session to see proprietary data from New Hope Network’s Nutrition Business Journal revealing the sales...
Speakers
Thomas Aarts

Founder & Principal
NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Speaker

Senator Martin Heinrich

United States Senator
The State of New Mexico
Featured Speaker

William Hood

Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
Speaker

Steve Mister

President & CEO
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Speaker

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Saturday, March 11, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
A panel discussion exploring the realities of contemporary animal agriculture Every year in the U.S., over nine billion farmed animals face needless stress, pain, suffering, and death on factory farms. Industrial animal agriculture is also detrimental to humans and the environment. Through the development of meat alternatives and the adoption of...
Speakers
David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Panelist

Leah Garcés

US Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming USA
Moderator

Aaron Gross

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Farm Forward
Panelist

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association
Panelist

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Saturday, March 11
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW35
  • Saturday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Got culture? No, not just you dairy friends. Culture and purpose are all the rage these days, but what do they mean for your company? How can you cultivate an organization that helps people be better and take care of each other? Culture, after all, is defined by the actions...
Speakers
Andy Fleming

CEO & Founding Principal
Way to Grow Inc.
Speaker

David Gray

EVP & Partner
GreenSeed Contract Packaging
Speaker

Andy Swindler

Storyteller/Consultant
Speaker

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  • Location:  Marriott, Elite 1
  • Session Number:   EW44
  • Saturday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Drawing on the collective knowledge of renegade ranchers, rebel scientists, and cutting edge product manufactures, this provocative panel is focused on a counter intuitive approach to solving the issues of climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, and degradation of land. Grounded in empirical scientific data with living examples from around the...
Speakers
Taylor Collins

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions
Speaker

John Foraker

President
Annie's, Inc.
Moderator

Will Harris

Fourth Generation Cattleman
White Oak Pastures
Speaker

Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute
Speaker

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  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon F
  • Session Number:   EW31
  • Saturday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
Beau frequently reiterates to clients that marketing is a blend of art and science. In this session, he will guide you along his process pairing marketing philosophy with marketing practice vetted by $35M of ad spend over the last year. He will then walk you through his digital marketing playbook...
Speaker
Beau Haralson

Co-Founder
Clymb Marketing
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The appeal and potential for vegetarian products is rapidly expanding beyond the group of people who avoid animal products for ethical/personal reasons to include the much larger base of consumers seeking healthier, cleaner supplement labels. Join Derrick De Silva Jr. M.D. in an in-depth look at how starch encapsulation of...
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Saturday, March 11, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Jessica Iclisoy, President & Founder of California Baby and Founder of the Natural Advisory Council, Scott Faber, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Angela Diesch, Partner, Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett discuss the impact of increasing FDA/FTC investigations, best practices to safeguard your...
Speakers
Angela Diesch

Partner at Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP
Speaker

Scott E. Faber

Senior Vice President, Environmental Working Group, Adjunct Professor of Law
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Jessica Iclisoy

President & Founder of California Baby®
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Session Number:   EW39
  • Saturday, March 11, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Relevant New Hope Content Are these 5 natural product trends tipping mainstream?
Speakers
Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Featured Speaker

Deanna Pogorelc

Content Producer
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Finding celebrity brand ambassadors and social media macro-influencers is a great opportunity for most brands. But when is it appropriate to go to this level? How does a brand select the right ambassador? What are the nuts and bolts of influencer relationship-building?  In this session, we’ll dig in from the perspective...
Speakers
Anthoni Allen

CEO + Head of Public Relations & Brand Management
The A. Allen Group
Speaker

Bill Giebler

Senior Editor
Nutrition Business Journal
Moderator

January Neal

Branding and Marketing Maven, Philanthropist, Girl Boss
New World Agency
Speaker

John Salley

Health & Wellness Advocate
Featured Speaker

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  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW36
  • Saturday, March 11, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
What do you get when you combine a natural industry veteran, a PR mastermind and an entrepreneurial actress? You get Foodstirs, a growing brand that’s cleaning up the pantry and baking categories with consciously sourced ingredients such as heirloom identity-preserved wheat and fair trade cocoa. In this visionary panel, hear from Greg...
Speakers
Jenna Blumenfeld

Senior Food Editor
New Hope Network
Moderator

Greg Fleishman

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Foodstirs
Speaker

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Foodstirs
Speaker

Galit Laibow

Co-founder & CEO
Foodstirs
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northwest
  • Saturday, March 11, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Session 1: Latest Developments at the FDA and FTC: How Will They Affect Your Business?  Learn about the FDA's new nutrition labeling rules and the changes that you will need to make to your product labels, including the steps you should be taking now. Also learn about recent enforcement trends at...
Speakers
Todd Harrison

Partner
Venable LLP
Speaker

Tracey Hughes

Deputy District Attorney
Orange County District Attorney’s Office
Speaker

Michelle Jackson

Partner
Venable LLP
Speaker

Bety Javidzad

Counsel
Venable LLP
Speaker

Claudia Lewis

Partner
Venable LLP
Speaker

Calvin Nelson

Counsel
Venable LLP
Speaker

Justin Pierce

Partner
Venable LLP
Speaker

Daniel Silverman

Partner
Venable LLP
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Location:  Marriott, Grand Salon G
  • Session Number:   EW37
  • Saturday, March 11, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 

A fundamental cultural shift is upon us. Building on five years of global insight from more than 22,000 respondents across 22 international markets, BBMG has revealed a rising generation of Aspirational consumers who unite a love of style, social status and sustainability values to shift cultural norms and rewrite the...

Speakers
Raphael Bemporad

Founder & Principal
BBMG
Speaker

Nicole Pontes

Senior Strategist
BBMG
Speaker

Brianna Quindazzi

Strategy Director
BBMG
Speaker

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Nutrition practitioners are on their way to becoming a core component of our healthcare system. We envision transforming the health of Americans through a healthcare system that promotes diverse providers practicing nutrition to the level of their training and giving consumers access to the practitioner of their choice.  An NBJ and...
Speakers
Jim Emme

CEO
NOW Foods
Speaker

Kim Ross MS, CNS, CDN, IFMCP

Certified Nutrition Specialist & Certified Dietitian Nutritionist
Certified Practitioner, Institute for Functional Medicine
Speaker

Michael Stroka JD, MBA, MS, CNS, LDN

Executive Director
The Nutrition Consortium
Speaker

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Saturday, March 11
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Location:  Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
  • Saturday, March 11, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
If you are doing business in China or are interested in its potential as a new market for your natural health products, this is a must attend event. The U.S.-China Health Products Association and its partners NSF International, China Gate Consulting, Alibaba Group, and SF Express will provide an in-depth seminar exploring the following market aspects: · ...

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Saturday, March 11
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • Location:  Hilton, Sunset Deck
  • Saturday, March 11, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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.

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Saturday, March 11
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  • Location:  Hilton, Avalon Ballroom
  • Saturday, March 11, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Aker BioMarine is celebrating 10 years in the omega-3 business with its Superba™ krill oil brand. Join us for cocktails, appetizers and a champagne toast, while engaging in some fun activities and listening to some special guest speakers.  

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Saturday, March 11
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Saturday, March 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate by enjoying a temperate Southern California evening with fellow members of your Natural Products community. Get off your feet and relax, or get ON your feet and dance! Opening musical guest: The Clif Bar Band Musical guest: The Funky Meters Formed during an informal jam during the 1989 New Orleans Jazz and...

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Saturday, March 11
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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  • Location:  Heat Ultra Lounge
  • Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for a Benefit Concert for Just Label It and Organic voices at 7:30, March 11th at the Ultra Lounge in Anaheim featuring a live performance by Ozomatli. This event will help our organization focus a bright beacon on the critical work ahead for JLI and Organic Voices to ensure consumers are...

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Sunday, March 12
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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  • Location:  Grand Plaza Main Stage
  • Sunday, March 12, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza for an early morning session featuring Kathryn Budig to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Sunday, March 12
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:  ACC Ballroom, Arena & Arena Lobby
  • Sunday, March 12, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Sunday, March 12
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:  ACC, Main Trade Show Floor
  • Sunday, March 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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