Wednesday, March 07
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom NE/NW
  • Wednesday, March 07, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Natural Products Business School is a full day of learning and networking purpose-built for emerging brands. The Business School provides an opportunity to connect with an ecosystem of service providers and potential investors, as well as gain impactful insights from a fantastic line-up of industry experts on scaling your brand and...
Speakers
Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries
Master of Ceremonies

Shazi Visram

Founder & CEO
Happy Family Organics
Keynote

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Wednesday, March 07
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Already taking action but seeking to make new commitments and a larger impact? Join industry leaders at Climate Day 2018 for inspirational keynotes, breakout sessions, networking, a rockin' reception, film screening and more! Get the tools, information, and inspiration you need...
Speaker
Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Master of Ceremonies

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Wednesday, March 07
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom NE/NW
  • Wednesday, March 07, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Pitch-Slam Semi-Finals Competition offers the chance for companies to pitch to experts and investors for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo West 2019! Join eight semi-finalists as they compete to advance to the Pitch-Slam Finals on Thursday night.  The Pitch-Slam application will open...

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Thursday, March 08
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   Grand Plaza
  • Thursday, March 08, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza each morning for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Thursday, March 08
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The retail and distribution landscape is changing extraordinarily fast, quickly exposing brands to new challenges and also many exciting new opportunities to get healthy products into the hands of consumers.  To better understand changing consumer purchasing habits and opportunities at retail and online, we've enlisted the help of natural and organic...

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Thursday, March 08
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 08, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
New this year: The Hot Products Pavilion will be located in the beautiful new North Hall of the recently expanded Anaheim Convention Center. This new space features two levels of the hottest natural and organic products, and is accessible via skybridge.

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Thursday, March 08
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Big White Tent
  • Thursday, March 08, 12:30 PM - 5:00 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 08
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1-2
  • Thursday, March 08, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Approaches to Enhance Stability, Delivery and Antimicrobial Activity of Natural Bioactives The significance of this work is the development of natural antimicrobial systems that will preserve self life of natural products without the use of artificial preservatives.  Because natural products have not be able to use effective preservatives they faces shorter...
Speakers
Alyson Mitchell Ph.D.

Professor & Food Chemist
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
Speaker

Carl Winter Ph.D.

Specialist
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
Moderator

Christopher Simmons Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
Speaker

Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
Speaker

Nitin Nitin Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology, UC Davis
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Thursday, March 08
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Thursday, March 08
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3-4
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker
Christine Kapperman

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

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Thursday, March 08
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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!  

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Thursday, March 08
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Room:   Hilton, Sunset Deck
  • Thursday, March 08, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us to celebrate this year's winners of the NutrAward. At this event we will recognize the winners of the 2018 Best Functional Ingredient category and Best Finished Product category. Click To RSVP For Reception!  

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Thursday, March 08
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 08, 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!

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

  • Room:   Grand Plaza
  • Friday, March 09, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza each morning for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Friday, March 09
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Big White Tent
  • Friday, March 09, 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 Community 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 09
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The CBD Summit is your chance to better understand the opportunities and challenges that exist for the cannabidiol market in the United States.  Join supply chain, manufacturing, retail and legal experts as they take you through a market and scientific overview, as well as a deep dive into the supply chain,...
Speakers
Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

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Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New this year: The Hot Products Pavilion will be located in the beautiful new North Halls of the recently expanded Anaheim Convention Center. This new space features two levels of the hottest natural and organic products, and is accessible via skybridge.

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Friday, March 09
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday, March 09, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Friday, March 09
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Friday, March 09
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Friday, March 09
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Friday, March 09
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom South/Central
  • Friday, March 09, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Speakers
Jennifer Garner

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Once Upon a Farm
Keynote

John Foraker

Co- Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm
Keynote

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Friday, March 09
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Friday, March 09
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3-4
  • Friday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Grab some lunch, pull up a chair, and prepare to engage! We've packed this Retail Lunch & Learn with a fast-paced agenda that includes a networking lunch and interactive workshop designed to help you stock to sell.  As a local community retailer, you are the backbone of the natural products industry...
Speaker
Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media
Master of Ceremonies

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Friday, March 09
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Friday, March 09
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Friday, March 09
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Friday, March 09
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Friday, March 09, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for the 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 2017? Simply click here.

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

  • Room:   The Grand Plaza
  • Friday, 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!

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

  • Room:   The Grand Plaza
  • Saturday, March 10, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza each morning for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The conventional wisdom is that meat consumption is killing the planet. At the same time, everyone’s talking regenerative agriculture and soil health.   But what is regenerative agriculture? And can you have it without animals? A panel of experts will discuss the newest (oldest) buzz in farming, how humanely raised and...

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

  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
New this year: The Hot Products Pavilion will be located in the beautiful new North Halls of the recently expanded Anaheim Convention Center. This new space features two levels of the hottest natural and organic products, and is accessible via skybridge.

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

  • Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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


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

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The relationship between agriculture and climate change is undeniable, but what are the comprehensive agricultural strategies to reversing our current climate trend? This panel will address climate strategies through the lens of newly released Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) standards. The ROC is a holistic agriculture certification encompassing robust and high-bar standards...

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Saturday, March 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Arena Stage
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Food is not going to fix itself. Let's rewrite the next decade together. Join us at the Arena Stage on Saturday afternoon to hear inspiring stories from a growing community of regenerative agriculturalists, conscious business leaders, poets, food funders, disruptive entrepreneurs and dreamers. Together, we will create a new food landscape...

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Saturday, March 10
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, March 10, 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 10
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room:   The Grand Plaza
  • Saturday, March 10, 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!

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

  • Room:   Grand Plaza
  • Sunday, March 11, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us on the Grand Plaza each morning for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Sunday, March 11
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Sunday, March 11, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Sunday, March 11
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM