Events

Celebrate, connect, and have some fun at Expo West! The events below are included with your badge at no additional cost.

Between the after show festivities, dinners, exhibitor events and networking parties it can be hard to decide what to do. Here is a look of just some of the things happening off the exhibit floor.

Climate Day

Tuesday, March 3

9:00am - 8:00pm

Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Join industry leaders for inspirational keynotes, executive roundtables, workshops, music, networking, climate awards, a rockin' reception and more. Get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse climate change.

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Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam Semi-Finals

Tuesday, March 3
5:00 - 6:30pm

The Pitch-Slam Semi-Finals Competition showcases pre-selected companies who will pitch for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo West 2021!

Join 10 Semi-Finalists as they compete to advance to the Pitch-Slam Finals on Wednesday night

 


Early Morning Yoga

Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7
7:30 – 9:00am

Join us each morning before education and the trade show halls open for an early morning yoga session. Start the day centered and rejuvenated with your fellow attendees and don't forget your reuseable water bottle!

Wednesday Yoga Sponsored by

Thursday Yoga Sponsored by

Saturday Yoga Sponsored by


Morning Meditations

Wednesday, March 4 -Friday, March 6
8:15 – 9:00am

Meditation is a simple practice, available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity, and promote happiness. Join us on the Arena plaza for a daily practice to focus your mind and rest in the here and now.

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Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace

Wednesday, March 4
11:00am - 4:00pm
Big White Tent at Anaheim Marriott

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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Daily BBQ on the Plaza

Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7

11:00am - 1:00pm

Grand Plaza Stage

"Meat" us on the Plaza for a daily BBQ with Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, live music and lunch with fellow attendees.   

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Daily Happy Hours 

Wednesday, March 4 - Friday March 6
Happy Hours 4:00 - 6:00pm
Arena Plaza Stage & Sheraton Park

Each day we’ll be hosting energetic happy hours featuring live music, appetizers, and drinks. Come get some fresh air and experience these amazing spaces just outside the North Halls and the Sheraton Hotel!

Arena Plaza Happy Hour Sponsored by

Sheraton Park Happy Hours Sponsored by


Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam Finals and After Party

Wednesday, March 4
4:30-6:30pm

Enjoy the Pitch-Slam Finals and a networking nirvana of investors, successful brands and service providers. Come for the pitch; stay for the celebration. Together, we'll toast to the grand innovations in our industry! 

 


Celebration of Ingredients & Supply Chain

Wednesday, March 4
5:30 - 7:00pm
Hilton Sunset Deck

Join us as we celebrate the suppliers and innovators that power what's inside the box and bottle. The evolution of supply chains and technology are driving developments in ingredients with scientific merit, efficacy, market potential, safety, innovation and the ability to increase market credibility. On the finished products side, companies are able to develop emerging categories with creative product concepts like distinct health applications, unique packaging and matchless marketing.

With New Hope's NEXTY Awards, plus merging with the SupplySide events, new awards opportunities are developing. Keep your eyes peeled, and your minds open as we continue to support making new markets for supply chain innovation and excellence.


Evenings on the Plaza

Wednesday, March 4 - Friday, March 6
6:00 – 8:00pm
Grand Plaza Stage

Any veteran of Expo West  knows that you come to Anaheim for great work AND play. If this is your first time, consider yourself warned. Pack your dancing shoes.

Friday Evening Sponsored by


Community Breakfast

Thursday, March 5
7:30 – 10:00 am
Big White Tent at Anaheim Marriott

Connect with your peers and clients at the Community Breakfast! This is a free breakfast open to all attendees and exhibitors of the show, located in the big white tent by the Marriott! Many vegan and gluten-free options will be available.


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Hall of Legends and Community Awards Celebration

Thursday, March 5
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Marquis South/Central Ballrooms 

The Hall of Legends ceremony celebrates the individuals who have made significant contributions to the natural products industry. We recognize pioneers and champions that represent where the Natural Products Industry has come from, and inspire how it will grow. Legends change the way we think. 

During Hall of Legends, we’ll also announce NEXTY Gold winner as well as the Retailer of the Year winner.


Diversity in Naturals Networking Event

Friday, March 6
5:30 – 7:00pm
Hilton, Sunset Deck

Race, culture, age, experience, gender, orientation, abilities and personal history all affect the way in which we interact with one another and conduct business.

The Diversity in Naturals Networking event is the coming together of the natural products community to celebrate and recognize our individual differences. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders that want to support a more just, diverse, equitable and inclusive natural products industry.


Exhibitor Hosted Events

Looking for additional educational and networking opportunities outside of show floor hours? Check back soon for an updated list of meetings, seminars and networking events brought to you exclusively by Expo West Exhibitors.