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

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom North
  • 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...
Speaker(s)s
Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries
Master of Ceremonies

Shazi Visram

Founder & ChairMom
Happy Family Organics
Keynote

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom 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...
Speaker(s)s
Amy Kirtland

Senior Vice President Natural
KeHE Distributors
Speaker

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe
Speaker

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield
Speaker

Carla Vernon

President, Natural & Organic Operating Unit
General Mills
Keynote

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Speaker

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy
DanoneWave
Speaker

Erin Callahan

Director
The Climate Collaborative
Speaker

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills
Speaker

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Master of Ceremonies

Katharine Hayhoe

Co-Director, Climate Science Center
Texas Tech University
Keynote

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

Katie Clark

Director of Sustainability
Happy Family Brands
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Speaker

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic
Speaker

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 07
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy
DanoneWave
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Moderator

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  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Amy Kirtland

Senior Vice President Natural
KeHE Distributors
Speaker

Corinne Shindelar

CEO / President
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Moderator

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Wednesday, March 07
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Wednesday, March 07, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The CBD Summit is your chance to better understand the opportunities and challenges that exist for the hemp-derived 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...
Speaker(s)s
Bob Hoban

Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group
Speaker

Brad Gruno

Founder
Unna Goods
Speaker

Jim Hamilton

CEO
Neptune Wellness Solutions
Speaker

Jordan Fink CPT

Store Manager
Adele's Naturally
Speaker

Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
CV Sciences, Inc.
Speaker

Justin Prochnow

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Speaker

Dr.  Michael Murray

Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert
Speaker

Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network
Speaker

Sean Murphy

Founder & Publisher
Hemp Business Journal
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

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Wednesday, March 07
10:05 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:05 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield
Moderator

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:05 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Moderator

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom North
  • 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.      Pitch-Slam Applications are now open....
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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Wednesday, March 07
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Wednesday, March 07
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Wednesday, March 07, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe
Speaker

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Moderator

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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
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
  • Tracks: 

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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

  • 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
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

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Big White Tent
  • 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 Boulder Brands 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
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker(s)s
Grant Ferrier

Managing Director
Nutrition Capital Network
Speaker

Tom Aarts

Co-Founder
Nutrition Capital Network
Speaker

William Hood

Managing Director & Founder
William Hood & Company
Speaker

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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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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Errol Schweizer

Co-Founder
Good Catch
Speaker

Kyle Garner

CEO
Organic India USA
Speaker

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Foodstirs
Speaker

Seleyn DeYarus

Co-founder & Executive Director
At the Epicenter
Moderator

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Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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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 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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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 - 11:00 AM

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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 4
  • Friday, March 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Friday, March 09, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Once Upon a Farm was founded with the dream of providing nutritious “farm-to- family” foods to kids of all ages. Soon after the company’s launch, award-winning actress, social advocate & mom of three, Jennifer Garner, and organic industry pioneer, John Foraker, came on-board as co-founders alongside Cassandra Curtis and Ari...
Speaker(s)s
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, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach
Speaker

Susan Skjei

Director, Authentic Leadership Center
Naropa University
Speaker

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

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Speaker(s)
Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Moderator

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County 3
  • 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...

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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
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The natural products industry is becoming increasingly competitive and brands must find new ways to creatively differentiate in the marketplace.  This panel will discuss tips to gain traction in the industry and build a successful brand from the ground up. Join industry founders to learn how to successfully complete a journey from small beginnings...
Speaker(s)s
Chris Campbell

President & CEO
Chameleon Cold Brew
Speaker

Deanna Pogorelc

Senior Content Producer
New Hope Network
Moderator

Justin Gold

Founder
Justin's
Speaker

Katie Forrest

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions
Speaker

Lizzi Ackerman

Co-founder & CMO
Birch Benders
Speaker

Siggi Hilmarsson

Founder
The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation
Speaker

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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
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Friday, March 09, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
David Haynes

Managing Director
Greenmont Capital Partners
Speaker

Gary Groff

EVP, Director of Business Development
New Resource Bank
Speaker

Phil Graves

Managing Director, Tin Shed Ventures
Patagonia
Speaker

Robyn O'Brien

Founder
AllergyKids Foundation
Speaker

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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 fifth annual Hall of Legends ceremony where we’ll celebrate and honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to the natural products industry. 

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

  • Room:   Grand Plaza
  • Friday, March 09, 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: Antibalas Since their humble beginnings, the massive musical family known as Antibalas has performed nearly 2000 shows in 35...

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

  • Room:   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

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  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker(s)
Anna Lappé

Director, Real Food Media
Co-Founder, Small Planet Institute & Fund
Keynote

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  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The epidemic of non-communicable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) is a worldwide problem. We need to reallocate resources – but what are the best ways to tackle NCDs? There are three myths being promulgated by the food industry for their own purposes – they sound correct, but all three fall...
Speaker(s)

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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 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.

...read more...


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 - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Saturday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Speaker(s)s
Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network
Speaker

Josh Long

Legal & Regulatory Editor
Natural Products Insider
Speaker

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Moderator

William Hood

Managing Director & Founder
William Hood & Company
Speaker

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


Saturday, March 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Speaker(s)
Denise Lambertson

Chief Connector
LMS
Moderator

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The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law is scheduled to take effect this summer, the Whole Foods Market deadline for GMO labeling transparency is coming up in the fall, and non-GMO certification is rapidly going mainstream. Meanwhile, international regulations are struggling to keep pace with the swift emergence of new genetic...
Speaker(s)
Megan Westgate

Executive Director
Non-GMO Project
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Speaker(s)
Todd Runestad

Editor in Chief, Engredea
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Saturday, March 10
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Saturday, March 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Speaker(s)
Bill Giebler

Senior Editor
Nutrition Business Journal
Moderator

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Speaker(s)
Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media
Moderator

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Speaker(s)
Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.
Moderator

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

  • Room:   Arena Plaza 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...
Speaker(s)s
Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros
Master of Ceremonies

Mark Rampolla

CEO
Beanfields
Speaker

Rachel Stroer

COO
The Land Institute
Speaker

Rose Marcario

President and CEO
Patagonia
Keynote

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Saturday, March 10
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

When it comes to new products, no longer is it enough for brands offer clean, recognizable ingredient labels. Consumers, in their search for authentic products with integrity, are demanding packaged foods made with whole ingredients. A new wave of brands and products has risen up to meet their desires. Join us...
Speaker(s)s
David Berenson

Principal & Founder
E2E Innovation
Speaker

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Speaker

Kazia Jankowski

Founder, Brand & Culinary Innovator
KJ Culinary
Speaker

Shae Whitney

Founder
Dram Apothecary
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Saturday, March 10, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Speaker(s)
Francine Schoenwetter

Director of Content Marketing, Engredea
New Hope Network
Moderator

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Saturday, March 10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom G
  • Saturday, March 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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:   Grand Plaza
  • Saturday, March 10, 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: Moon Taxi Moon Taxi is a rock quintet hailing from Nashville, TN that has been described as a rock...

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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 - 6:00 PM

  • Sunday, March 11, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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