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Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Schedule

Select Criteria: Dates = 03/07/2018

Wednesday, March 07
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom North
  • Wednesday, March 07, 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

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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
Adam Spriggs

Founder
Nucleus Maximus
Speaker

Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros
Speaker

Adam Lowry

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Ripple Foods
Speaker

Alison Ryu

Managing Director
CircleUp
Speaker

Annie Herzig

Independent Illustrator
Annie Herzig Illustration
Graphic Recording

Chris Fenster

Founder & CEO
Propeller Industries
Master of Ceremonies

Fred Hart

Partner & Creative Director
Interact Boulder
Speaker

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com
Moderator

Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures
Speaker

Mark Rampolla

CEO
Beanfields
Featured Speaker

Matt Mayer

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands
Discussion Leader

Mikaila Ulmer

CEO
Me & The Bees Lemonade
Featured Speaker

Norah Eddy

Co-Founder
Salty Girl Seafood, Inc.
Speaker

Perry Fields

Founder
Frau Fowler
Speaker

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands
Discussion Leader

Serafina Palandech

President & Co-Founder
Hip Chick Farms
Speaker

Shazi Visram

Founder & ChairMom
Happy Family Organics
Keynote

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 07
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Hilton, Carmel
  • Wednesday, March 07, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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*Room Change: Hilton, Carmel Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Thursday, March 8, 2018  This two-day course is presented by NSF. A Natural Products Expo West & Engredea badge is required in addition to registering for this course. These guidelines are intended to be applicable to dietary supplements as defined and covered by 21 CFR...

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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
Albert Straus

Founder & CEO, Organic Dairy Farmer
Straus Family Creamery
Speaker

Amy Kirtland

Executive Vice President, Natural & Fresh
KeHE Distributors
Speaker

Bill Chioffi

Vice President Global Sourcing
Gaia Herbs
Speaker

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe
Speaker

Brenna Davis

Vice President, Social & Environmental Responsibility
PCC Community Markets
Speaker

Britt Lundgren

Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Stonyfield
Speaker

Carla Vernón

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

Daniella Malin

Senior Program Director, Sustainable Food Lab
Deputy General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance
Speaker

Danielle Vogel

Founder & Owner
Glen's Garden Market
Speaker

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

Deanna Bratter

Director, Sustainable Development Strategy
DanoneWave
Speaker

Elysa Hammond

Vice President, Environmental Stewardship
Clif Bar & Company
Speaker

Erin Callahan

Director
The Climate Collaborative
Speaker

Gero Leson

Vice President of Special Operations
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Gina McCarthy

Former EPA Administrator
Director, Center for Health & the Global Environment; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Keynote

Gretchen Grani

Regeneration & Sustainability Cebadora
Guayaki
Speaker

Jane Franch

Director of Quality, Sourcing & Sustainability
Numi Organic Tea
Speaker

Jerry Lynch

Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer
General Mills
Speaker

Joel Makower

Chairman & Executive Editor
GreenBiz Group Inc.
Master of Ceremonies

Jostein Solheim

Executive Vice President & CEO
Ben & Jerry's
Speaker

Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist
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; Co-Founder, Climate Collaborative;
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Speaker

Laura McCord

Executive Director Category Management
KeHE Distributors
Speaker

Lisa Spicka

Associate Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Speaker

Mark Squire

Owner
Good Earth Natural Foods
Speaker

Melissa Elkins

Sustainability Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Community Food Co-op
Speaker

Michael Bronner

President
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Nancy Hirshberg

Chief Catalyst
Hirshberg Strategic
Speaker

Prashant Jagtap

President & CEO
Trayak
Speaker

Robynn Shrader

CEO
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Sheila Ongie

Sustainability Manager
National Co+op Grocers
Speaker

Sheryl O'Loughlin

CEO
REBBL
Speaker

Taylor Lee

Customer Marketing Manager
Clif Bar & Company
Speaker

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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.  With a better understanding of the regulatory, supply, scientific, labeling, retail and standards issues surrounding the hemp-derived CBD market, you will leave the CBD Summit with new...
Speaker(s)s
Bob Hoban

Managing Partner
Hoban Law Group
Speaker

Brad Gruno

Founder
Unna Goods
Speaker

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder & President
HempFusion
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

Co-Chair Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice
Greenberg Traurig
Speaker

Dr.  Michael Murray N.D.

Natural Medicine, Health & Nutrition Expert
DoctorMurray.com
Speaker

Michelle Zerbib

Standards Director
New Hope Network
Speaker

Sean Murphy

Founder & Publisher
Hemp Business Journal
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

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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 Vernón

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

Daniel Lohman

Organic & CPG Industry Strategic Advisor
Category Management Solutions
Pitch-Slam Mentor & Selection Committee Member

Debbie Wildrick

Chief Strategy Officer
MetaBrand
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
Know Brainer
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
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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
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Donald Vetter grew up in Nebraska, farming 800 acres with horses. It was hard work. So when Don came back from WWII and learned about the new agricultural uses for wartime chemicals, he jumped into the Chemical Age with both feet. He had one of the first pesticide sprayers in...
Speaker(s)s
Birgit Cameron

Senior Director
Patagonia Provisions
Speaker

Bonnie Hawthorne

Director, Dreaming of a Vetter World
MightyCanoe
Speaker

David Vetter

President
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Speaker

Katherine DiMatteo

Executive Director
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Moderator

Michael Bronner

President
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

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