Schedule

Check back often for a comprehensive schedule of all education sessions, workshops and events happening at Expo East.

Wednesday, September 13
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
Natural Products Business School is a full-day of learning and networking designed to provide entrepreneurs with targeted, in-depth solutions to common business challenges, and an opportunity to connect with the ecosystem of service providers who can partner with you toward success. Cost: $195 Exhibitors / $295 Attendees (Not included with Super Pass...
Speakers
Carole Buyers

Co–Founder and Managing Partner
Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR)
Speaker

Cheryl Clements

Founder + CEO
PieShell
Speaker

Ross Davisson

VP of Business Operations
CircleUp
Speaker

Terry Frishman

Principal
Culinest
Speaker

Jane Miller

Founder
Janeknows.com
Speaker

Duane Primozich

Co–Founder and Managing Partner
Boulder Investment Group Reprise (BIGR)
Speaker

Jennifer Rosenthal

Corporate Partner
KO Firm
Speaker

Rachael Shayne

Culture Architect & Brand Strategist
Former CEO, Cubspot
Moderator

Katlin Smith

CEO
Simple Mills
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 13
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Wednesday, September 13, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) Health & Wellness Investor Forum is a one-day event dedicated to investors and strategic players in the nutrition, natural products and health & wellness industries. Perspective will be provided on market growth, new product trends, transaction activity in both M&A and equity financing, and discussion...

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Wednesday, September 13
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker
Kim Bryden

CEO
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by:   AHPA, Herbalist Alchemish, Natural Factors, NOW
  • Location:   Meet at Charles Street Lobby
  • Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn about plant species from around the world! Hop on the bus and join a faculty of renowned herbalists to learn about culinary and medicinal herbs and their traditional usues. Cost: $60 (Not included with Super Pass Upgrade.)

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Wednesday, September 13
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Level 300, Outside Terrace
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Part of Natural Products Expo East, the Harvest Festival tabletop event features an array of 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. The Harvest Festival is included with your Exhibit Hall...

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Wednesday, September 13
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2
  • Wednesday, September 13, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Series: 
Speakers
Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network
Speaker

Carolina Ordonez

Consumer Health Analyst
Euromonitor International
Speaker

Rick Polito

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton Lawn
  • Thursday, September 14, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated.

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Thursday, September 14
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 6
  • Thursday, September 14, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker
Carlotta Mast

Executive Director of Content & Insights
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Thursday, September 14
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 6
  • Thursday, September 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join New Hope Network’s Director of Business Insights and Senior Content Producer as they discuss the trends and products that are driving natural products innovation, and that have the highest probability of success with progressive natural channel consumers. You’ll learn:  The trends, products and early adopters driving industry innovation The results of a 4-year,...
Speakers
Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network
Speaker

Deanna Pogorelc

Senior Content Producer
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Thursday, September 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker
Douglas S. Kalman PhD RD FACN

Business Development – Nutrition and CPG Studies
QPS
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Thursday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Thursday, September 14
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 6
  • Thursday, September 14, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Natural Products Business School Pitch-Slam Competition offers the chance to pitch your company to experts and investors for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo East 2018! Even if your company isn't pitching, you'll see firsthand what investors are looking for and...

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 6
  • Thursday, September 14, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Attendees of the event should expect to enjoy the final round of the Pitch-Slam competition and a networking nirvana of investors, successful brands, and service providers. This group can help you get to the next level and celebrate the grand innovations in our industry.

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Thursday, September 14
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Hilton Lawn
  • Thursday, September 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the close of day one by enjoying on outdoor party with fellow members of your natural products community. Musical guest: Joseph Joseph is a band of three sisters from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Choosing their name in deference to their grandfather Jo, and the tiny Oregon town of Joseph where he lived,...

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Friday, September 15
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Sponsored by:  
  • Friday, September 15, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
The newest event at Expo East, the Community Breakfast, is open to all attendees and exhibitors of the show and will take place on Friday just before guests head to the Keynote Address.

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Friday, September 15
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton Lawn
  • Friday, September 15, 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Relieve stress, center your mental focus, detoxify and improve digestion; what better way to start your Friday!

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Friday, September 15
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 6
  • Friday, September 15, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Speaker
Jonathan Safran Foer

Author
Eating Animals, Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Keynote

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Friday, September 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Friday, September 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Friday, September 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Friday, September 15
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Friday, September 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 322
  • Friday, September 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Friday, September 15
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Location:   Baltimore Convention Center, Room 321
  • Friday, September 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Presenters Stuart Tomc and Josh Hendrix will cover the state of hemp-derived CBD in the United States marketplace, the importance of proper research steps in order to impact the future of hemp agriculture, and how CV Sciences demonstrates Full Traceability - From Seed to Shelf™.
Speakers
Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development - Domestic Production
Speaker

Stuart Tomc

Vice President, Human Nutrition
CV Sciences
Speaker

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Friday, September 15
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Sponsored by:  
  • Friday, September 15, 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.

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Friday, September 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton Lawn
  • Friday, September 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The fourth annual Expo East Retailer of the Year award ceremony will honor retailers nominated in the categories of Community Engagement & Outreach, Innovation, Best New Store, and Sustainability. Following the Retailer of the Year award ceremony, join your colleagues for the Friday Evening Celebration. Musical guest: TBD

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