Press Agenda

Press Room Information:

The Press Room is available to qualified members of the Press and is located at the Marriott Hotel / Grand Salon D.

The Press Room is open to qualified badge holders including: Press, Press Crew and Influencers. Social Enthusiasts, Media Services and Media Support badge holders may enter the press room with a qualified badge holder. The Press Room hosts the Connect to Press Events and provides a space to plug-in, work, host interviews and discussions.


Tuesday, March 5 to Saturday, March 10: 8:00am - 6:00pm

* Please note: You can now pick up your Press badge at any registration kiosk.

Press Room Sponsored by:

Press Agenda Highlights:

Press members have full access to the show floor and all general events and education at Expo West.

Below you’ll find a recommended press agenda outlining what not to miss at Expo, while allowing plenty of open time to meet your goals in covering the show. Make the Press Room your hub to get online, log stories, vote on your favorite new product launch, and take a break from the show floor.

Climate Day - Climate Day - Tuesday March 5| 9:00am - 8:00pm | Marriott Marquis Ballroom Central | Underwritten by Que Pasa and Unilever.

The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic - Wednesday, March 6 | 8:30 - 10:00am | Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central.

Fresh Ideas - Wednesday, March 6 | 11:00am - 4:00 pm | Marriott, Big White Tent Sponsored by Perfect Snacks.

Pitch Slam Finals and Party - Wednesday, March 6 | 4:30 – 6:30pm | Marriott, Grand Ballroom F | Sponsored by 301 Inc & Moss Adams; Presented by Brand Hive, Creative Alignments, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, L.E.K., Venable, and Whipstitch Capital.

Connect to Press Happy Hour - Wednesday, March 6 & Thursday, March 7| 5:00 - 6:30pm | Press Room

Community Breakfast - Thursday, March 7| 7:30-10:00am | Marriott, Big White Tent Sponsored by Boulder Brands, Planet Oat, and Kehe Cares. Benefitting Children's Hunger Fund.

Thursday Keynote: Erin Brockovich - Thursday, March 7| 11:30am – 12:30pm | Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central.

Hall of Legends - Thursday, March 7 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Friday Morning Keynote: Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell & Paul Yoo with Special Guest Danielle Walker - Friday, March 8 | 9:00-10:00am | Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central.

Friday Afternoon Keynote: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow - Friday, March 8 | 12:30-1:30pm | Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Diversity in Naturals Networking Event - Friday, March 8 | 5:30 – 7:00pm | Hilton, Sunset Deck