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Saturday Schedule

Saturday Schedule

Select Criteria: Dates = 03/10/2018

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

  • Room:   Grand Plaza Stage
  • 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

Sponsored by:   Applegate
  • 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...
Speaker(s)s
Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute
Speaker

Daisy Freund

Director of ASPCA Farm Animal Welfare
ASPCA
Speaker

Diana Rodgers LDN, NTP

RD, Producer of Kale vs. Cow and Podcast Founder
The Sustainable Dish
Speaker

Gina Asoudegan

Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy
Applegate
Speaker

Jenni Harris

Rancher & Marketing Manager
White Oak Pastures
Speaker

Russ Parsons

Author & Food Journalist
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Strength in Numbers: What Consumers Want & How They’re Fighting For It    Join national bestselling author and James Beard Foundation Leadership Awardee, Anna Lappé, as she shares insights from nearly two decades on the front lines of food system change, as a writer, advocate, and philanthropic advisor. In this engaging keynote, Anna...
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.

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

Sponsored by:   PRE Brands
  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Today’s consumer has beef with beef. They want the eating experience they love and also what’s right from health, environmental and social perspectives. A few unique companies have innovated to meet (or meat?) these demands. On the surface, they’re starkly different. But underneath, they’re not so different after all. Pre® Brands specializes in...
Speaker(s)s
Anubhav Goel

EVP of Client Growth Solutions
SPINS
Speaker

Ethan Brown

President & CEO
Beyond Meat
Speaker

Joe Heitzeberg

Founder & CEO
Crowd Cow
Speaker

Lenny Lebovich

Founder & CEO
Pre Brands
Speaker

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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: 
As the world of digital marketing continues to expand, the paradox of choice and changing platforms can be difficult to navigate. No longer can your digital strategy be an afterthought, rather it must stand as a necessary pillar for building a successful and competitive brand in the natural products industry.  Join...
Speaker(s)s
Brindusa Jimenez

Agency Development Manager
Google Marketing Solutions
Speaker

Crystal Stewart

Vice President
Booyah Advertising
Speaker

Jennifer Krupey

Sr. Vice President
Booyah Advertising
Speaker

Jim Moscou

Founder & CEO
NatchCom
Moderator

Lisa Fong

SMB Marketing
Pinterest
Speaker

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What is the Farm Bill, and how does it affect agriculture and food policy in the U.S.? Attend this session and hear from industry leaders about what’s at stake for farmers, eaters, and agriculture – especially organic. Learn how you can most effectively advocate for important policies that will have long-term...
Speaker(s)s
Helena Bottemiller Evich

Senior Food & Agriculture Reporter
POLITICO
Moderator

Mark Lipson

Senior Policy & Program Specialist
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Speaker

Megan DeBates

Director of Legislative Affairs & Coalitions
Organic Trade Association
Speaker

Michele Simon JD, MPH

Executive Director
Plant Based Foods Association
Speaker

Nina Ichikawa

Policy Director
Berkeley Food Institute
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1
  • Saturday, March 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
The supplement industry faces a future brighter than many might have predicted just a few years ago as sales look steady and negative headlines have largely settled into the background buzz, but history shows that good times are not a time for complacency. Speakers on this State of the Supplement...
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
"Polygynan”, a compound as a result of decomposition of Carrageenan under high temperature and strong alkali conditions, has been concerned as a carcinogenic substance.  As a matter of fact, in Japan, it is listed on the Z-list which is the list for additives with high risk and hazardous properties.  This...
Speaker(s)
Yoshiharu Matahira, Ph.D

Executive Officer of R&D department
Sunsho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
Speaker

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Sponsored by:   MorningStar Farms
  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Americans are told they eat too much meat and experts from the American Medical Association to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are recommending more plant-based meals. From Meatless Mondays to Vegan Before 6 to flexitarian – a significant percentage of consumers – led by Millennials and GenZ — are...
Speaker(s)
David Grotto MS, RDN, LDN

Senior Nutrition Manager
Morningstar Farms®
All-Star Advocate

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

Sponsored by:   Dr Bronner's
  • 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...
Speaker(s)s
Dana Geffner

Co-founder and Executive Director
Fair World Project (FWP)
Speaker

David Bronner

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

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director
The Rodale Institute
Speaker

Leah Garces

USA Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming
Speaker

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Speaker

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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)s
Andrew Kimbrell

Executive Director
Center for Food Safety
Speaker

Megan Westgate

Executive Director
Non-GMO Project
Speaker

Michael Hansen

Senior Staff Scientist
Consumers Union
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Innovation happens at many touchpoints throughout the industry. One very important element is leveraging ingredients to maximize innovation that aligns with and not only meets consumer demand, but is one step ahead. Join New Hope Network ingredients and supplements editor Todd Runestad, and market research manager Amanda Hartt to learn what’s next...
Speaker(s)s
Amanda Hartt

Market Research Manager
New Hope Network
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join us for an all-star panel discussion on the power of influencer marketing to elevate your brand. Learn from an agency leader, an investor, a top influencer and a brand as we explore how tobuild strong influencer relationships. Influencer marketing has become one of the key pillars of growing a small natural...
Speaker(s)s
Denise Lambertson

Founder & Chief Connector
LMS
Moderator

Gunnar Lovelace

Founder
Thrive Market
Speaker

Jon Marshall

Vice President
VMG Partners
Speaker

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Saturday, March 10
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
  • Saturday, March 10, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Food is not going to fix itself. Let's rewrite the next decade together. Join us in the Marriott, Marquis Central on Saturday afternoon to hear inspiring stories from a growing community of regenerative agriculturalists, conscious business leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs and dreamers. Together, we will create a new food landscape for suppliers, manufacturers,...
Speaker(s)s
Adam Butler

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

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

Judith Ackerman

Corporate Engagement
Metro Caring
Speaker

Justin Levy

Executive Director
Conscious Alliance
Speaker

Mark Rampolla

CEO
Beanfields
Speaker

Patrick Bultema

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
FoodMaven
Speaker

Rachel Stroer

Chief Operating Officer
The Land Institute
Speaker

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Keynote

Scott Kucirek

CEO
OCHO Candy
Speaker

Walter Robb

Former Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market
Speaker

Will Burke

Founder & CEO
Sol Simple
Speaker

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

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Speaker

Heather Marvin

Principal
E2E Innovation
Speaker

Kazia Jankowski

Founder, Brand & Culinary Innovator
KJ Culinary
Speaker

Shae Whitney

Founder
Dram Apothecary
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
No discussion of dietary supplements supply chains gets very far without the word “transparency” coming up. But transparency is neither the starting point nor the end game for brands seeking the trust of their customer base. Being transparent begins with understanding a company’s own supply chain, which requires trustworthy partners,...
Speaker(s)s
Bill Giebler

Managing Editor, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Moderator

Scott Steinford

CEO
Trust Transparency Consulting
Speaker

Trinanjan Gupta

Partner & Co-Founder
DreamWeaver LLC
Speaker

Yadim Medore

Founder & CEO
Pure Branding
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Your story is as much a part of your brand as your products are. But how are you telling it? During this session, we’ll explore the best practices for tapping into and communicating an impactful brand story, ways to measure the results—from selling products to supporting a greater mission—and how...
Speaker(s)s
Chip Heim

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing
The Soulfull Project
Speaker

Dan Bourgault

Head of Brand Partnerships
Instacart
Speaker

Jessica Rubino

Senior Content Marketing Director
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network
Moderator

Leah Segedie

Creator
ShiftCon, Mamavation
Speaker

Susan Touchette Aust

Account Director
Vermilion
Speaker

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

Sponsored by:   CV Sciences
  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
It's no surprise that over the years, more and more people are taking charge of their own health. As natural health enthusiasts, we know that often it's the little changes that contribute to the improvement of one's overall well-being, and the definition of self-care is exactly that. Our presenters will explore...
Speaker(s)s
Dr.  Aimee Shunney ND

Medical Advisor
CV Sciences
Speaker

Maggie Frank

National Educator
CV Sciences
Speaker

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

Speaker(s)
Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Keynote

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

  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Having a strong digital presence is crucial for driving in-store sales with the majority of shoppers starting their purchase journey online. This changing path to purchase is driven by the connected generation, which is defined not by age, but how they purchase and where they spend their time. For manufacturers...
Speaker(s)s
Annalea Krebs

Founder & CEO
Social Nature
Speaker

Kari Warberg Block

Founder & CEO
earthkind
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1
  • Saturday, March 10, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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What happens when 5 industry professionals are faced with a health crisis? They turn to the science, people and products they know so well. In this seminar, you will learn firsthand from the experiences of a food scientist, medical doctor, ethnobotanist, public-relations expert and investigative journalist about how the industry has served...
Speaker(s)s
Andrea Girman MD, MPH

Consultant
Communitas Consulting
Speaker

Dr.  Kantha Shelke

Principal
Corvus Blue
Speaker

Kimberly Stewart

Editor & Director of Content Development
Today's Practitioner
Speaker

Pamela Stewart

Founder & President
Essenza Communications
Speaker

Trish Flaster

Executive Director, Botanical Liaisons
Co-founder, ingedientID.com
Speaker

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Join a panel of experienced experts as they offer insights and perspectives while: Unpacking the complex issues surrounding genetic technology and natural product supply chains Searching for areas of common ground and principle-based competition and cooperation Delving into thorny issues that should matter to individual brands and their unique consumer audiences Offering guidance to retailers and...
Speaker(s)s
Andressa Lacerda Ph.D.

Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder
Noblegen
Speaker

Loren Israelsen

President
United Natural Products Alliance
Speaker

Shaheen Majeed

President
Sabinsa
Speaker

Tim Avila

Founder & CEO
Systems Bioscience, Inc.
Moderator

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Saturday, March 10
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   Arena Plaza Stage
  • Saturday, March 10, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Construction is done and we are ready to unveil the NEW North Halls and Arena Plaza in 2018! Each day to celebrate the new space, we’ll be hosting a happy hour featuring live music, appetizers and drinks. Come experience this amazing space as we bring it to life for the first of many...

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

Launching a new product or even scaling up an existing brand can be daunting, but establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with a co-packer can prove advantageous and help brands avoid pitfalls. In addition to manufacturing and packaging products, co-packers also provide a range of services such as formulation solutions...
Speaker(s)s
Craig Lieberman

President & Founder
34 Degrees
Speaker

Judie Bizzozero

Editor
Natural Products INSIDER
Moderator

Liz Myslik

Chief Marketing Officer
Fresca Foods
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
  • Saturday, March 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Every year there are more ways to spend your time and money on digital marketing, but which areas deserve your focus and how much should you spend?  Join Kevin Weiss of Amplio Digital as he helps you learn and understand where natural products brands are gaining traction with end consumers. Through data-informed...
Speaker(s)
Marshall Hayes

CEO
Amplio Digital
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1
  • Saturday, March 10, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Personalized nutrition is not only the stuff of the future, the concept is here and now. New measurement technologies are helping us understand our individuality in ways that are changing the way think about health. We are creating new paradigms. In this session we will overview how developing technology is generating...
Speaker(s)s
Francine Schoenwetter

Content Marketing Director, Supply Chain Solutions
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network
Moderator

Joanne Gray

Partner
Goodwin Law
Speaker

Roberta Kline MD

Co-Founder & CEO
Genoma International
Speaker

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

  • Room:   Hilton, California B
  • 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. Note: this...

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

  • Room:   Grand Plaza Stage
  • 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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