5 Organic-Related Opportunities at Natural Products Expo West 2022
Whether you attend virtually or in person, Expo West 2022 offers a variety of networking opportunities and educational sessions focused exclusively on certified organic products, trends and brands. You do not know where to start ? Here’s a cheat sheet on this year’s best organic destinations. All times are shown in Pacific Standard Time.
Natural and biological state
Wednesday March 9 | 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Marquis Ballroom Center, Marriott Hotel
This main panel is a mainstay of the Expo, and this year is no different. Hear from natural and organic experts about the state of this $300 billion industry. Speakers include Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank; MaryAnne Howland, Co-Founder of the JEDI Collaboration and Founder and CEO of the Global Diversity Leadership Exchange; Nick McCoy, managing director of Whipstitch Capital; Kathryn Peters, executive vice president of business development at SPINS; Julia Collins, Founder and CEO of Planet FWD; Robert Craven, co-founder and managing partner of Findaway Adventures; and Carlotta Mast, SVP at New Hope Network. Watch the live stream here.
Global Export Seminar Series
Wednesday March 9 | 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Room 204C, Anaheim Convention Center
This four-part seminar series includes a session on growing international opportunities for US organics. There is no additional cost to attend the seminars. Topics include:
- Digital strategies for international e-commerce.
- Growing opportunities in the international market for US organic products.
- Best practices for shipping, documentation and export compliance.
- Natural products market updates for Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Singapore (country presentations to be confirmed).
Fresh ideas Organic market
Wednesday March 9 | 11am – 4pm | Marriott Lot East
This innovative outdoor event combines the bustling appeal of a traditional farmer’s market with the business-building power of a trade show. More than 60 exhibitors will present their certified organic products. A map of booth locations is available here.
Network with the OTA
The Organic Trade Association booth is a one-stop-shop for all things organic, whether it’s solving critical issues facing organic businesses, viewing OTA’s global trade resources, or understanding what what the association is doing to elevate the footprint of organic on Capitol Hill. Visit the OTA’s virtual booth to learn more about the organization.
the Organic Pavilion
More than 250 exhibitors offer exclusively certified organic products in one place, making it easier than ever to find the next hot organic products and trends.
A downloadable campus map is available here, and you can view floor plans of the various Expo areas. An interactive map of kiosks, which allows you to search for kiosks and find their location, is available here.