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Thursday Schedule

Thursday Schedule

Select Criteria: Dates = 03/08/2018

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
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Thursday, March 08, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
The natural products industry is experience lots of growth and massive amounts of change. Whole Foods Market is now owned by Amazon, the availability of natural products in every channel is creating ubiquitous shoppers and consumers are demanding more from brands and retailers. How do you survive in such an...
Speaker(s)s
Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting
Keynote

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Keynote

Maryellen Molyneaux

President & Founding Partner
Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
Keynote

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Thursday, March 08
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Thursday, March 08
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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Thursday, March 08
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:30 AM - 2:00 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...
Speaker(s)s
Ben Friedland

Vice President of Marketing
Lucky's Market
Speaker

Betsy McGinn

Founder
McGinn eCommConsulting
Moderator

Bob Burke

Principal
Natural Products Consulting
Master of Ceremonies

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

Eric Carl

Merchandising Wellness Strategy Lead
Target
Speaker

Eric Ryan

Co-Founder & CEO
Olly
Speaker

John Raiche

SVP Marketing & Supplier Relationships
UNFI
Speaker

Josh Tabin

Co-Founder
Wild Zora Foods, LLC
Speaker

Madeline Haydon

Founder & CEO
nutpods
Speaker

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Speaker

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market
Keynote

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Thursday, March 08
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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 - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Thursday, March 08
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County 1
  • 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...
Speaker(s)s
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
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 08, 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 08
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Thursday, March 08
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Seleyn DeYarus

Co-founder & Executive Director
At the Epicenter
Facilitator

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

Sponsored by:   Natrol
  • 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

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

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

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

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Thursday, March 08
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday, March 08
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Sponsored by:   Springboard Brands - Kraft
  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 5:30 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!     Pitch-Slam Applications are now open. Apply here! Expo West 2018 Semi-Finalists will be announced in February 2018. If you have...
Speaker(s)s
Arno Hesse

Co-Leader & Investor
Slow Money Northern California
Pitch-Slam Mentor & Selection Committee Member

Betsy McGinn

Founder
McGinn eCommConsulting
Pitch-Slam Judge

Carla Vernon

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills
Pitch-Slam Judge

Debbie Wildrick

Chief Advisory Officer
MetaBrand Corporation
Pitch-Slam Mentor & Selection Committee Member

Greg Fleishman

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Foodstirs
Pitch-Slam Judge

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com
Master of Ceremonies

Jon Sebastiani

Founder
Sonoma Brands
Pitch-Slam Judge

Lauren Clardy

Founder and CEO
NUTRIMARKETING
Pitch-Slam Mentor & Selection Committee Member

Renske Lynde

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Food System 6
Pitch-Slam Judge

Sergey Grigoryan

Owner/Designer
TNKR Design
Pitch-Slam Mentor & Selection Committee Member

Shari Leidich

Founder & CEO
Pitch-Slam Featured Speaker

Tera Johnson

Director
Food Finance Institute
Pitch-Slam Mentor & Selection Committee Member

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

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

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

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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

  • Room:   Grand Plaza
  • Thursday, March 08, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Any veteran of Expo West & Engredea knows that you come to Anaheim for great work AND play. If this is your first time, consider yourself warned. Pack your dancing shoes.  Musical guest: Pimps of Joytime An intersection of Brooklyn’s indie music scene, New Orleans funk and San Francisco soul, the Pimps...

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Thursday, March 08
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom
  • Thursday, March 08, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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