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Natural Products Expo East 2023
Education & Events
September 20 - September 23, 2023
Trade Show:
September 21 - September 23, 2023
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA USA
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Wednesday, September 20
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20:  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
Join New Hope Network and TIG for a half day of learning and networking purpose-built for emerging brands. The Business School provides an opportunity to connect with and gain impactful insights from a supportive ecosystem of industry experts and peers.  *Please note that Business School programming is a $95 paid add-on that...
  • A La Carte, Additional Fees Apply

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Speaker
Ann Pendleton
SVP Retail Strategy
Compass Group
Speaker
Daniel Scharff
CEO, Machu Picchu Energy
Founder, Startup CPG
Speaker
Elliot Begoun
Founder & Brand Champion
TIG
Speaker
Heather Terry
Founder & CEO
GoodSAM Foods
Speaker
Jason Bidart
Vice President of Merchandising, Food
Thrive Market
Speaker
Jenny Cawthon
Brand Success
TIG
Series: 
Wednesday, September 20
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20:  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 A
Join us at The Creator Summit: Empowering Equity and Social Change Through Food & Wellness Media, hosted by the Food and Wellness Equity Collective and New Hope Network. This transformative event is tailored to digital content creators and influencers eager to make a positive impact in the food and wellness...
  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge, Private Event

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Speaker
Sonja Overhiser
Co-Founder
A Couple Cooks | Food + Wellness Equity Collective
Speaker
Yoli Ouiya
Founder | Co-Founder
Yoli's Green Living | Food + Wellness Equity Collective
Series: 
Wednesday, September 20
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20:  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom B
Connect with brands the day before the main exhibit floor opens! The Harvest Festival is a tabletop event with a festival-style atmosphere that allows you to connect with exhibitors in a more casual setting. Many of the brands showcasing products this year are new to Expo and do not have...
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Wednesday, September 20
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
Join us for an interactive workshop and panel covering key questions your brand will need to answer as you source ingredients from regenerative agriculture. Walk away from this session with key insights on how the following concepts apply to your brand’s approach:  Incentivizing Agricultural Practices vs Outcomes Pilots that Stay “Pilots” vs...
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Speaker
Lauren Dunteman
Senior Associate
Terra Genesis
Speaker
Robbe Verhofste
Senior Associate
Terra Genesis
Series: 
Wednesday, September 20
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 20:  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Grand Hall
Join us for the Natural Products Expo East Pitch Slam competition in partnership with Naturally Network! 10 pre-selected brands from the Naturally Network will take the stage for a shot to win the Grand Prize: a FREE booth at Expo East 2024 & over $30K in New Hope Network services! This...
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Series: 
Thursday, September 21
7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, September 21:  7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Grand Hall
Join us for breakfast and a keynote address from legendary mycologist and author Paul Stamets, plus panels and discussions surrounding the latest supplement industry insights.  During this event, we’ll explore:  The best retail channel strategy for supplement brands.  How buyers can identify the next consumer wellness trends and products to create a standout...
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Speaker
Paul Stamets
Owner, Founder & Director of Research
Fungi Perfecti
Speaker
Rick Polito
Editor-in-Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Speaker
Steve Mister
President & CEO
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Speaker
Thomas Aarts
Founder & Principal, NCN & Nutrition Business Journal
Managing Director, Nutrition Business Advisors
Series: 
Thursday, September 21
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, September 21:  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Grand Hall
The Philly Fun Run will take you on an interactive tour of Philadelphia, starting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, passing and allowing for photo opportunities at attractions like Love Park, Logan Square, Barnes Foundation and up Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, aka the Rocky Steps...
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Thursday, September 21
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Thursday, September 21:  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 B
Thursday, September 21
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
  • Thursday, September 21:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Innovation Experience is your place to learn about, engage with, taste, discuss, and even challenge the newest innovations that...

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  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
Thursday, September 21
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, September 21:  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 B
Thursday, September 21
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, September 21:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 A
Organic is the original Climate-Smart system of agriculture. By relying on ecosystem services to produce food and fiber, organic farms have a regenerative (rather than extractive) effect on the environment. Organic standards require that farmers protect the natural resources on their lands, which makes organic farms key players in the...
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Thursday, September 21
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 A
In light of rising food prices, supply issues such as a shrinking labor pool, transportation price increases, weather-related crop issues, and conflicts in key agricultural zones, our expert panel will discuss the economic outlook for organic in the short and mid-term. Organic products are made with human, planetary and rural...
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Series: 
Thursday, September 21
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
Series: 
Thursday, September 21
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location:   201B
  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
  • Thursday, September 21:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Investors, get the most out of your Expo East experience! Hosted by Nutrition Capital Network, this session is customized for...

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Speaker
Will Grubb
Manager, Business Development & Investor Relationships
Nutrition Capital Network
Series: 
Thursday, September 21
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 A
Drinks are a hub of innovation in the organic space. The category is often the first place a trend presents...

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Series: 
  • Thursday, September 21:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 B
  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
Thursday, September 21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
Why is it essential for every Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company to incorporate foodservice into their distribution strategy? And how can they differentiate themselves in this competitive industry? Join us for an engaging 90-minute workshop that offers valuable insights and effective tactics for achieving success in the expansive foodservice market. Get...
  • Separate Registration Required

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Discussion Leader
CJ Pilliod
Sr. Business Development Manager
Dot Foods
Discussion Leader
Hannah Lopez
Food Service Director
Plant Based Foods Association
Discussion Leader
Jennifer DiFrancesco
Director of Culinary Innovation
Sodexo Campus
Discussion Leader
Kristi McGill
VP of Sales
Rooted Food Sales
Discussion Leader
Matt Cotton
Founder & CEO
Rooted Food Sales
Discussion Leader
Mike McGloin
Owner & President
FUZE
Discussion Leader
Rob Morasco
Vice President, Culinary Innovation
Sodexo Campus
Discussion Leader
Rosalyn Darling
Founder & Principal Consultant
Darling Culinary
Discussion Leader
Tyler Smith
Owner & President
NewHall Klein
Series: 
Thursday, September 21
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 A
Retailers – have you heard about the new Strengthening Organic Enforcement rules? Together, they constitute the largest change to the organic regulations since their implementation in 1990. While retail establishments are not required to be certified to sell most organic products, they do need to adhere to handling and labeling...
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Series: 
Thursday, September 21
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location:   201 B
Thursday, September 21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Grand Hall
Network and wind down after a long day on the show floor by dancing and singing with friends and colleagues. The Grand Hall is the perfect venue to enjoy a concert, you won't want to miss this! Musical guests to be announced....
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Friday, September 22
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Friday, September 22:  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Grand Hall
Series: 
Friday, September 22
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Friday, September 22:  8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Don’t miss this information-packed session highlighting product trends and retail insights. Inform your business strategy, discover what’s next in product innovation and join the conversations driving positive change within the natural and organic products industry. ...
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Speaker
Carlotta Mast
SVP & Market Leader
New Hope Network
Speaker
Kathryn Peters
Chief of Staff
SPINS
Speaker
Nick McCoy
Co-Founder and Managing Director, NBJ
Whipstitch Capital
Series: 
Friday, September 22
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
  • Friday, September 22:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Innovation Experience is your place to learn about, engage with, taste, discuss, and even challenge the newest innovations that...

Session details

  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
Series: 
Friday, September 22
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Friday, September 22:  10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom AB
Kick off your Innovation Experience with a deep dive into the trends and innovations of tomorrow. Leading industry analysts will cast their predictions for the future of the CPG industry and what to look for on the Innovation Experience show floor. Plus, participate in an interactive exercise of how the...
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Series: 
Friday, September 22
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, September 22
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Friday, September 22:  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
Series: 
Friday, September 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 B
Friday, September 22
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Friday, September 22:  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom AB
Leading retail and food service executives share which CPG trends and products are getting the attention of decision makers at retail stores, universities, hospitals, airlines, quick service restaurants and large corporations across the world. We’ll also dig into how fast food is moving quickly to bring healthier alternatives to the...
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Speaker
Holly Adrien
Natural & Organics Strategy & Innovation Manager
The Kroger Company
Speaker
Jennifer DiFrancesco
Director of Culinary Innovation
Sodexo Campus
Speaker
Matt Cotton
Founder & CEO
Rooted Food Sales
Speaker
Neil Doherty
Senior Director, Culinary Development
Sysco Corporation
Speaker
Ty Goerke
Sr. Manager, Operations & Brand Performance
Smashburger
Series: 
Friday, September 22
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, September 22
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom AB
Join New Hope Network and The Future Market’s Mike Lee for a deep dive into food tech, AI, regenerative systems and other high- and low-tech concepts shaping the future of the food, nutrition and beauty industries. The conversation will explore how to define "responsible" innovation, lessons learned from seminal food innovations...
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Speaker
Mike Lee
Principal Futurist
The Future Market
Series: 
Friday, September 22
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 201 B
Friday, September 22
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
Series: 
Friday, September 22
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom AB
While technology is undeniably impacting how companies do business—from informing product development and marketing strategies to creating manufacturing efficiencies—it’s also the low-tech innovations, such as regenerative business models and supply collaborations, that can have the greatest impact on our food future. Hear from the regenerative movement’s brightest minds who will...
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Speaker
Salar Shemirani
CEO
Regenified
Series: 
Friday, September 22
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom AB
Join us for a fast-paced hour of discovery and inspiration. Get up close and personal with the Innovation Experience’s most exciting and sustainable brand leaders. Learn about their innovations, ask questions about their unique processes and ingredients, and connect directly with the people behind the brand at the Innovation Experience...
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Series: 
Friday, September 22
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Room 204 A
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Friday, September 22
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 300, Grand Hall Ballroom AB
Join us in celebrating this year's inaugural Innovation Experience and raise a toast to our vibrant and innovative community!...
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Series: 
Friday, September 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, September 22:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location:   Level 200, Grand Hall
Network and wind down after a long day on the show floor by dancing and singing with friends and colleagues. The Grand Hall is the perfect venue to enjoy a concert, you wont want to miss this! Musical guests to be announced....
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Saturday, September 23
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 23:  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
While novelty and technology are driving many aspects of CPG product development, customer experience and retail strategy, connecting with people and purpose has never been more important to forward-thinking business. Global bestselling author, podcast host, purpose coach and entrepreneur Jay Shetty invites you to open your mind to new strategies...
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Keynote
Jay Shetty
Author, 8 Rules of Love
Podcaster, On Purpose with Jay Shetty
Series: 
Saturday, September 23
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 23:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge
  • Saturday, September 23:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Innovation Experience is your place to learn about, engage with, taste, discuss, and even challenge the newest innovations that...

Session details

  • Included with Exhibit Hall Badge