Today is the day I’m headed out for Natural Products Expo West. This is one of two giant trade shows for businesses interested in Natural Products. There’s the west coast get-together and the east coast get-together. I’m excited to be participating as an attendee as well as the press. If all goes well, I’ll be reporting live tomorrow for the Natural Products Expo West press room for Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill. If not, I’ll talk to everyone when I return on Monday. Either way, I’ll be interested to see what is termed “natural products” at the show.
Natural Products Expo West Attendees
As of this morning 2,417 vendors will be there showing the newest in natural products. I expect to see a thriving community of retailers, brands, media, investors, industry members during the 34th annual Natural Products Expo West. The event is poised to draw over 60,000 attendees and feature exhibitors across natural and specialty foods, organic, supplements, health and beauty, natural living and pet products. With over 1.2 million gross square feet I’m not sure how many of these vendors we’ll get to explore, but I’ll be bringing all the information back to you – the good, the bad, and what to be adding to your meal plans. I will definitely be visiting the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace with a farmer’s market type atmosphere (you know how I love farmer’s markets!) as well as some community celebrations like Evenings on the Plaza and morning yoga.
There’s a few interesting presentations as well, like Keynote speaker Raj Patel an award-winning writer, activist and academic who will address the question, “How will we feed 10 billion people sustainably?” Plus world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Andrew Weil, M.D. will be a featured speaker. And, for all my listeners and members I’ll be sitting in on the “Specialty Diets Workshop” to see how Chef and culinary educator Chad Sarno addresses how to serve gluten-free, vegan or allergen-free lifestyle consumer.
Natural Products Expo West Connect With Me
If you’re headed to Anaheim for the event, or just live in the area – connect with via email and we can try to meet. Look for updates on Facebook and Twitter throughout the Natural Products Expo – yes, I’m going to try to figure that out. I’ll keep you updated all along the way. Then definitely tune in to Eat Well to Live Well with Kellie Hill for all the action-packed adventure. Hope to see you there!