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Wednesday, September 11
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 AM - 4:00 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...

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Wednesday, September 11
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom
  • Wednesday, September 11, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Agenda 9:00am - 12:00pm     Conference Programming  12:00pm -1:30pm      Lunch Break (on your own) 1:30pm - 4:30pm       Conference Programming
Speaker
Todd Runestad

Senior Editor, Ingredients & Supplements
New Hope Network / Natural Products Insider
Master of Ceremonies

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Wednesday, September 11
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Wednesday, September 11, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), American Botanical Council (ABC), and American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) will host the annual Expo East Herb Walk. Attendees will be guided by a faculty of renowned herbalists to learn about culinary and medicinal herbs and their traditional uses from a sanctuary of approximately 300...

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Wednesday, September 11
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:   BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Part of Natural Products Expo East, the Harvest Festival tabletop event features an array of organic and natural products in a festival-style atmosphere. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers' market, with the business-building power of an industry trade show. 

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Wednesday, September 11
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Wednesday, September 11, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Pitch-Slam Semi-Finals Competition offers the opportunity for brands to pitch to experts and investors for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo East 2020! Join to see these fantastic brands compete to advance to the Pitch-Slam Finals on Thursday night. Pitch-Slam applications will...

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Wednesday, September 11
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Thursday, September 12
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Thursday, September 12, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Nutrition Capital Network’s annual Expo East Investor Orientation is purpose-built for investors, showcasing insightful information, key show navigation tips, and leading industry trends from the NEXT Data & Insights Team.  All attendees will receive NCN’s handout of Exhibiting Companies Seeking Capital, featuring 40-60 companies actively seeking external partners.

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Thursday, September 12
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Location:   Eutaw Street, Hilton
  • Thursday, September 12, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Start your morning off with a work out with fellow attendees before heading to the trade show floor. We'll see you on Eutaw St!

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Thursday, September 12
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Thursday, September 12, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
The rate of change kept pace in 2018 for the U.S. natural & organic products industry. With annual consumer sales now totaling well over $200 billion across the industry, natural & organic has tipped into the mainstream and is now defining the future for food, nutrition and CPG. In this year’s...
Speaker
Carlotta Mast

Market Leader, New Hope Network
SVP Content & Insights, Health & Nutrition, Informa Markets
Keynote

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Thursday, September 12
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Thursday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Thursday, September 12
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
New for 2019, the Hemp Pavilion is where attendees will find the hottest hemp and CBD products on the market. Rooms 314-317 will be set aside solely for cannabinoid products.

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  • Thursday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Explore the hottest products in the industry at the Hot Products Pavilion! Located in rooms 300-310, 318-323, the Pratt Street Lobby, the Campden Lobby, and the Level 400 Ballrooms. 

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Thursday, September 12
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, September 12, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Explore the main halls of Expo East and immerse yourself in the latest and greatest of the Natural Products industry. 

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Thursday, September 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Thursday, September 12, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Thursday, September 12
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Thursday, September 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join the NEXT Innovative Solutions Team from New Hope Network for an exciting new view into the product trends and innovations that are driving growth for health and wellness brands in the market today. 

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Thursday, September 12
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Thursday, September 12, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Thursday, September 12
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Thursday, September 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Thursday, September 12
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Thursday, September 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Understanding the key differentiators that can ensure a profitable, long term business model for the natural health retailer. What Natural Health Retailers are doing right, what they are doing wrong, and what they need to improve on to increase their business and stay ahead of FDM (or competition).
Speaker
Ryan Benn

President
Alive Publishing Group
Speaker

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Thursday, September 12
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Thursday, September 12, 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! Pitch-Slam applications will open June 2019.

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Thursday, September 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Eutaw Street, Hilton
  • Thursday, September 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
It's here that you'll find friends, colleagues, new faces and industry veterans, and plug in to an enjoyable evening of fantastic music, dancing and all around fun. From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared...

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Friday, September 13
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Location:   Eutaw Street, Hilton
  • Friday, September 13, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Set the tone for the rest of your day! Workouts will include simple movements that can beat up for the experts but are safe for all levels! We'll see you on Eutaw Street.

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Friday, September 13
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location:   BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace
  • Friday, September 13, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
You know the old saying: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Join us on the outside terrace first thing Friday morning for an array of tasty food, networking and fresh air.

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Friday, September 13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom
  • Friday, September 13, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Friday, September 13
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday, September 13, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
New for 2019, the Hemp Pavilion is where attendees will find the hottest hemp and CBD products on the market. Rooms 314-317 will be set aside solely for cannabinoid products.

...read more...

  • Friday, September 13, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Explore the hottest products in the industry at the Hot Products Pavilion! Located in rooms 300-310, 318-323, the Pratt Street Lobby, the Campden Lobby, and the Level 400 Ballrooms.

...read more...


Friday, September 13
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Friday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Friday, September 13
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Explore the main halls of Expo East and immerse yourself in the latest and greatest of the Natural Products industry. 

...read more...


Friday, September 13
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Friday, September 13, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Friday, September 13
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Friday, September 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Friday, September 13
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 4
  • Friday, September 13, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Friday, September 13
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Friday, September 13, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Friday, September 13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Friday, September 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Friday, September 13
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Friday, September 13, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join this lecture to explore the history of the hemp CBD market since prohibition was lifted, what the future holds for the hemp category in the natural products industry and beyond, the difference between FDA approved drug therapies and health food store hemp extracts, and how to choose a trusted...
Speaker
Stuart Tomc

Vice President of Human Nutrition
CV Sciences
Speaker

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Friday, September 13
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Location:   BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace
  • Friday, September 13, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Race, culture, age, heritage, experience, background, ethnicity and personal history all affect the way in which we interact with one another and conduct business. The Diversity in Naturals Networking event is the coming together of the natural products community to celebrate and recognize our individual differences. Don’t miss this opportunity to...

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Friday, September 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Eutaw Street, Hilton
  • Friday, September 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Over the course of its illustrious career, Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by...

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Saturday, September 14
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 14, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Explore the hottest products in the industry at the Hot Products Pavilion! Located in rooms 300-310, 318-323, the Pratt Street Lobby, the Campden Lobby, and the Level 400 Ballrooms.

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Saturday, September 14
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 14, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
New for 2019, the Hemp Pavilion is where attendees will find the hottest hemp and CBD products on the market. Rooms 314-317 will be set aside solely for cannabinoid products.

...read more...


Saturday, September 14
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Explore the main halls of Expo East and immerse yourself in the latest and greatest of the Natural Products industry. 

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