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Wednesday, September 12
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Natural Products Business School is a full day of learning and networking purpose-built for emerging brands. The Business School provides an opportunity to connect with an ecosystem of service providers and potential investors, as well as gain impactful insights from a fantastic line-up of industry experts on scaling your...
Speakers
Kavita Shukla

Founder & CEO
The FRESHGLOW Co.
Keynote

Michael Movitz

Founder & Managing Partner
The Movitz Group
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 12
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9-12
  • Wednesday, September 12, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yes, industrial hemp-derived, full-spectrum hemp oil (don’t call it CBD) is the hottest product in supplement aisles. But the cannabis revolution is about more than just this cannabinoid. Hemp for everything from clothes to food to, well, victory, is at hand. Learn how to educate customers, how to prepare for...
Speakers
Ashish Talati

Partner
Amin Talati & Upadhye, LLC
Speaker

Courtney Moran

Founding Principal
EARTH Law, LLC
Speaker

Holly Johnson Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
Speaker

Jason Sepp

Owner
ShiKai
Speaker

Jonathan Miller

Lexington Member-in-Charge
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Speaker

Morris Beegle

Founder & President
We Are for Better Alternatives: NoCo Hemp Expo, Let's Talk Hemp
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

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Wednesday, September 12
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Wednesday, September 12
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9/10
  • Wednesday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speakers
Claire Morton

Senior Industry Analyst
New Hope Network
Speaker

Francine Schoenwetter

Content Marketing Director, Supply Chain Solutions
Informa Global Health & Nutrition Network
Master of Ceremonies

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 12
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:   BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Part of Natural Products Expo East, the Harvest Festival tabletop event features an array of organic and natural 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. 

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Wednesday, September 12
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Wednesday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speakers
Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

Joyce Lee

Founder
Nibble Snack Shop
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 12
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Wednesday, September 12, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Pitch-Slam Semi-Finals Competition offers the chance for companies to pitch to experts and investors for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo East 2019! Join the semi-finalists as they compete to advance to the Pitch-Slam Finals on Thursday night.
Speakers
Cheryl Clements

Founder + CEO
PieShell
Pitch-Slam Judge

Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures
Pitch-Slam Judge

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Wednesday, September 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9/10
  • Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a screening of the documentary WASTED! Together, through film and discussion, we'll explore why food waste matters and how we can all make a difference in easy and delicious ways.  WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through...

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Thursday, September 13
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton - Eutaw Street
  • Thursday, September 13, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Set the tone for the rest of your day! Workouts will include simple movements that can beat up the experts but are safe for beginners.

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Thursday, September 13
8:45 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Thursday, September 13, 8:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Speaker
Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network
Keynote

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Thursday, September 13
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Location:   BCC, Levels 300/400
  • Thursday, September 13, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Thursday, September 13
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Thursday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Thursday, September 13
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Thursday, September 13
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Thursday, September 13, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker
Bill Giebler

Managing Editor, Nutrition Business Journal
New Hope Network
Master of Ceremonies

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Thursday, September 13
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Thursday, September 13, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Enjoy the Pitch-Slam Finals and a networking nirvana of investors, successful brands and service providers. Come for the pitch; stay for the celebration. Together, we’ll toast to the grand innovations in our industry!
Speakers
Cheryl Clements

Founder + CEO
PieShell
Pitch-Slam Judge

Luke Vernon

Managing Partner
Ridgeline Ventures
Pitch-Slam Judge

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Thursday, September 13
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Eutaw Street
  • Thursday, September 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the close of day one by enjoying an outdoor party with fellow members of your natural products community.

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

  • Location:   Level 300, Outdoor Terrace
  • Friday, September 14, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
You know the old saying: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Join us on the outside terrace first thing Friday morning for an array of tasty food, networking and fresh air.

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  • Location:   Hilton - Eutaw Street
  • Friday, September 14, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Set the tone for the rest of your day! Workouts will include simple movements that can beat up the experts but are safe for beginners.

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Friday, September 14
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Friday, September 14, 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Speaker
Grant Ferrier

Managing Director
Nutrition Capital Network
Speaker

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Friday, September 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Friday, September 14, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us as we kick-off Friday programing with a powerful keynote and discussion of the big ideas and innovations that will drive the next decade of organic industry growth and influence.

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Friday, September 14
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Friday, September 14
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Friday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Friday, September 14
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Friday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
It is undeniable that entrepreneurial and established brands alike are changing our food system for the better. As a result, a better food future will require better access to diverse capital, new thinking around financials and an understanding that profit and purpose can live together.  Join us as we discuss new...

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Friday, September 14
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton Key Ballroom 9
  • Friday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Friday, September 14
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday, September 14, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Friday, September 14
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8
  • Friday, September 14, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Join New Hope’s NEXT Data & Insights team and Nielsen’s Growth & Strategy team for an exploration of today’s hottest ingredient trends and where they are on the trajectory from birth to maturity. With new ingredient trends emerging every year it can be hard for retailers, manufacturers, and investors to...

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

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Friday, September 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker

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Friday, September 14
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12
  • Friday, September 14, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Speaker
Jessica Rubino

Content Marketing Director
New Hope Natural Media
Master of Ceremonies

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Friday, September 14
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 10
  • Friday, September 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Organic 1.0 started in the early 20th century when organic pioneers practiced organic agriculture, promoted its benefits and advocated for wider acceptance. Organic 2.0, the phase we're currently in, began in the mid-20th century with government standards and regulations as the focus and the impetus for widespread growth. The goal...
Speaker
Peggy Miars

President
IFOAM – Organics International
Speaker

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Friday, September 14
3:30 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Location:   Hilton, Key Ballroom 9
  • Friday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 4:40 PM

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Friday, September 14
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Location:   Level 300, Outdoor Terrace
  • Friday, September 14, 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 14
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Location:   Eutaw Street
  • Friday, September 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the close of day two with an enjoyable evening of live music, dancing and all around fun! Between sets, we'll recognize the best in natural and organic retail, with our Retailer of the Year award ceremony. Nominations for Retailer of the Year will be accepted here through Friday, June 8th.  NOTE: Badges are required...

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Saturday, September 15
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Saturday, September 15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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