Wednesday Schedule

Select Criteria: Session Type = Conference Session (Included with Super Pass)
Dates = 09/14/2017

Thursday, September 14
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 1
  • Thursday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Series: 
Today more than ever the world needs women to lead. Over 20 studies (from VCs to Fortune 500) show that companies with women at the helm - on boards, as founders, in the C-Suite, and at top levels - are more profitable, innovative and overall successful than their counterparts. And...
Speaker
Chantal Pierrat

Founder & CEO
Emerging Women
Speaker

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2
  • Thursday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Series: 
Hear from an influencer marketing agency, a top nutritionist and a top social media influencer about what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to influencer programs, partnerships and outreach. Discussion will include how brands can identify and find the right influencers, tips for reaching out to influencers with success and some...
Speakers
Denise Lambertson

Chief Connector
LMS
Speaker

Jessie Shafer

Editor in Chief, Delicious Living
New Hope Network
Moderator

Leah Segedie

Creator
ShiftCon, Mamavation
Speaker

Rachel Begun MS, RDN

Food & Nutrition Advocate
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Series: 
Your story is your brand … how are you telling it—and who are you most passionate narrators? During this session, we’ll explore the importance of content to the success of your natural products company and why/how to partner with influencers to communicate your message. We’ll highlight case studies and best...
Speakers
Jay Golden

Chief Storyteller, Story Coach
Retellable
Speaker

Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media
Moderator

Kate Geagan

Food & Nutrition Consultant
Kate Geagan Nutrition
Speaker

Lara Dickinson

Executive Director, OSC2
Partner, Pluot Consulting
Speaker

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 1
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Series: 
Embracing feminine values isn’t just a way to guide everyday life; it’s a proven way to guide everyday business, too. New leadership is about recognizing the ‘soft’ qualities that make a business stronger, richer, more connected, more honorable, and most of all – more profitable.  This panel of industry professionals will...
Speakers
Ann Yang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Misfit Juicery
Speaker

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Speaker

Robyn O'Brien

Founder
AllergyKids Foundation
Moderator

Sheldon Romer

Executive Consultant/Coach
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2
  • Thursday, September 14, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Series: 
Who's talking about your brand and how could they be doing better? Or who would be better? What is the role of the influencer in your marketing and business strategy? How do you navigate influencer selection, responsibilities and effectiveness better? Attendees will hear from Ashley Koff RD and Robyn O'Brien, co-hosts...
Speakers
Andreas Koch

Influencer Marketing & Partnerships
Wellnext Family of Brands
Speaker

Ashley Koff RD

Nutrition Expert & Health Advocate
Ashley Koff RD LLC
Speaker

Darren Mahaffy

Vice President of Marketing & UK General Manager
Nature's Path Foods
Speaker

Robyn O'Brien

Founder
AllergyKids Foundation
Speaker

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 1
  • Thursday, September 14, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Series: 
The effects of livestock on the environment are well publicized. But that discussion, accurately focusing on input/output ratios and the water polluting and climate-changing byproducts of modern concentrated production, too rarely explores the positive role livestock play when managed holistically. Indeed, regenerative agriculture, by most accounts, depends on livestock for...
Speakers
Alan Lewis

Government Affairs, Food & Agriculture Policy
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Speaker

Bill Giebler

Senior Editor
Nutrition Business Journal
Moderator

Jesse Laflamme

Co-owner
Pete & Gerry's Organics
Speaker

Mark Tilsen

President
Native American Natural Foods
Speaker

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Thursday, September 14
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2
  • Thursday, September 14, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Series: 
What truly defines influence? Powerful partnerships across the industry are reimagining the relationship between brands and their promoters. In this session, we'll explore the emergent shift in targeted and authentic marketing through influence and examine the mechanics of modern collaboration. Topics we'll discuss: How to create a symbiotic relationship with influencers and...
Speakers
Beth Manos Brickey NTP

Founder
Tasty Yummies
Speaker

Constance Roark

Food & Nutrition Consultant
CMR Solutions
Moderator

Gina Asoudegan

Senior Director of Mission
Applegate
Speaker

Katlin Smith

CEO
Simple Mills
Speaker

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  • Location:   Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 1
  • Thursday, September 14, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Series: 
Join us for a compelling discussion about how to build mission-driven principles into your brand, whether as a company planning to form around a mission, or a mature company hoping to incorporate a social, nutritional, or environmental mission. Three industry experts representing Runa - a beverage company, Thrive Market -...
Speakers
Amanda Hartt

Market Research Manager
New Hope Network
Moderator

Jeremiah McElwee

VP of Purchasing and Merchandising
Thrive Market
Speaker

Shaina Kandel

Business Development Manager
Fair Trade USA
Speaker

Tyler Gage

Co-founder & CEO
Runa
Speaker

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