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2012 Event List:
Between the after show festivities, dinners, exhibitor events and networking parties it can be hard to decide what to do. Be sure to explore all the events and tours to get the most from your Expo East experience. Whether it's dancing at the Live Music Party or connecting with colleagues at the Community Celebration before taking a stroll around the inner harbor walk, there's always a place to make new business connections.
Level 100, Charles St Lobby
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:30-7:00 pm
This kick-off event to Expo East will feature delicious treats with a fresh Mediterranean taste, natural and organic beverages and a lively atmosphere giving you a great opportunity to connect with professionals and peers off the trade show floor.
Level 300, Outside Terrace
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:30am - 9:00am
Fill up on the good stuff!
Join us for a FREE breakfast before attending the Keynote Address! It will fuel you for the day and give you a chance to connect with your peers as well as clients. Many vegan and gluten-free options will be available.
Earth Mamas: Top Women Eco-Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories
Level 300, Outside Terrace Friday, September 21, 2012, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join 3 leading women eco-entrepreneurs for an evening of inspiration, dedication and vision designed to support the health of the planet. You’ll hear stories from Green Halloween founder and Celebrate Green author Corey Colwell-Lipson, and EcoMom Alliance founder Kimberly Pinkson. Don’t miss this inspiring line-up of powerful women changing the world.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:00 pm
Get on board with the Organic Trade Association and honor the 2012 Organic Leadership Award winners at the B&O Railroad Museum Roundhouse! Zea Sonnabend of CCOF will receive the "Growing Organic Agriculture" category award and Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm will receive the “Growing Organic Industry” category award. Join your organic industry friends and colleagues for a delectable organic meal and cocktails in the roundhouse while touring one of the nation's most important railroad collections. Early bird pricing ends August 15, purchase your tickets today!
Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn about the proposed Organic Research and Promotion Program and add your voice to the most important initiative shaping the industry’s future. Join the Organic Trade Association to discuss how this initiative is moving forward to facilitate an industry decision on a research and promotion order for organic. This exciting opportunity will promote the organic brand and provide critical research for the continued health of the industry. Everyone in the organic sector is invited to participate!
Live Music Party Friday, September 21, 2012, 9:00pm - 12 Midnight
Join us for great music featuring Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Rams Head Live Music venue.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound.
Special Afternoon Screening Food Matters: Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
You Are What You Eat
New Products Pavilion Theater (level 400)
This film examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. Special introduction and Q&A with the film’s producer/directors James and Laurentine, and free copies of the film for lucky attendees. Don’t miss it.
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Find out which product is this year’s trend-setter in this annual highly-anticipated presentation. Retailers can vote on Thursday (voting begins) and Friday (vote on finalists) in the Product Showcase area. Categories include Most Innovative, Green/Environmentally Friendly, Best Packaging, Food, Health & Beauty and Supplements/Herbs.
Exhibitor Hosted Events
Looking for additional educational and networking opportunities outside of show floor hours? Enhance your 2012 Natural Products Expo East experience by attending an Exhibitor-Hosted Event. View the updated list of meetings, seminars and networking events brought to you exclusively by Expo East Exhibitors.