March 3-7, 2020

Anaheim, CA USA

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
8:30am - 7:30pm

Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Already taking action and seeking to make new commitments and a larger impact? Join
industry leaders at Climate Day for inspirational keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, awards, a community resource fair and a rockin’ reception! Find the tools, information and community you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse global warming. 

Sponsored by

Underwritten by


Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam Semi-Finals

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

The Pitch Slam Semi-Finals Competition offers the opportunity for 10 pre-selected brands to pitch to experts and investors for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo West 2021!

Join to see these fantastic brands compete to advance to the Pitch Slam Finals on Wednesday night.

Click here to learn more & apply.

Sponsored by

    

Presented by


Early Morning Yoga

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

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 reusable water bottle!

Wednesday Yoga Sponsored by

Thursday Yoga Sponsored by

Friday Yoga      Sponsored by

Saturday Yoga Sponsored by


Morning Meditations

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

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.

Sponsored by


Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace

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

This exclusively organic event combines the liveliness of a farmer's market with the power of an industry trade show. Explore the latest and greatest in certified organic products from the industry's leading producers and manufacturers. Check out the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace website for more information, including the full list of all organic exhibitors who will be at the event!

Sponsored by


BBQs on the Plaza

Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7
11:00am - 1:00pm

"Meat" us on the Grand Plaza every day for a Free BBQ lunch with Applegate natural and organic hotdogs and hamburgers, organic buns, condiment options, iced tea, live music and networking with fellow attendees! 

Sponsored by


Happy Hours at Arena Plaza

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

Each day we’ll be hosting an energetic happy hour featuring live music, appetizers, and drinks. Come get some fresh air and experience this amazing space just outside the North Halls.

Sponsored by


Sheraton Park Happy Hours

Wednesday, March 4 - Friday March 6
Happy Hours 4:00 - 6:00pm
Sheraton, The Park

You don't want to miss these new daily happy hours at The Park featuring appetizers, drinks, and live music! Take this opportunity to visit all of the awesome food trucks in the area and relax.

Sponsored by


Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam Finals & 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 as our finalists from Tuesday night compete to win the Grand Prize, which includes a FREE booth at Expo West 2021 & over $40K in New Hope Network services. Together, we’ll toast to the grand innovations in our industry!

Click here to learn more & apply.

Sponsored by

    

Presented by


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.

Sponsored by


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.

Wednesday Musical Guest:

The Hip Abduction

Sponsored by

Thursday Musical Guest:

Black Pumas

  

Friday Musical Guest:

Nahko & Medicine for the People

  


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.

At the Community Breakfast this year we plan on packing 4,000 boxes with healthy food that will be donated to Children's Hunger Fund. This will provide 192,000 meals to families in need, thanks to our Philanthropic Sponsor and the attendees who participate! 


Sponsored by

Benefiting


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 the NEXTY Gold and Retailer of the Year award winners. 


Organic Beer Garden

Thursday and Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Hall E Lobby


NEW for 2020 we will have the first Organic Beer Garden with sponsor Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold USDA certified organic lager. Join us in the Hall E lower level lobby for daily tastings and to learn more about Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold's Contract for Change to help farmers transition to organic certification.

Sponsored by


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, equitable, diverse 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.