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2013 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.
Location: Outside Terrace
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 2:00-6:00 pm
The Organic Harvest Festival has returned! Part of Natural Products Expo East, the Organic Harvest Festival tabletop event features an array of organic food, festivities and organic fun! The event showcases organic manufacturers, while providing an optimal networking opportunity for attendees and exhibitors alike. This free event provides a lively outdoor atmosphere with live music and libations.
Location: Level 300, Room 335
Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 4:00– 4:30 pm
Take advantage of this important advocacy event and talk directly to your NPA East President and Board of Directors. Learn what your association has done for you throughout 2013, and what we have planned for next year. There are many significant changes on the horizon for independent retailers. Make sure your voice is heard this year at NPA East’s Annual Meeting.
Location: Camden Terrace
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Come to the Community Celebration to connect. This is the kickoff event of Natural Products Expo East where you’ll find friends, colleagues, new faces and industry veterans. This year we’ll be celebrating tailgate style, gearing up for the Baltimore Orioles v. Blue Jays home game at Camden Yards.
Location: Level 300, Outside Terrace
Friday, September 27, 2013, 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.
Friday, September 27, 2013, Live Music Party at 9pm
Find out which products are this year’s trend-setters 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.
Location: Ram's Head Live
September 27, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Farm Aid and New Hope Natural Media for "Taste Homegrown", a celebration of local family farmers. Friday, September 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Help support Farm Aid's mission to keep family farmers on their land, growing good food for all! Enjoy local, family farmed food, complimentary artisanal cocktails and local brew. Featuring live music. Click here to update your registration to include Farm Aid.
Location: Level 300, Outside Terrace
Friday, September 27, 2013, 5:30-7:00 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.
Friday, September 27, 2013, 9:00pm - 12 Midnight
Join us for the most popular event at Expo East, and plug in to an enjoyable evening of fantastic music, dancing and all around fun.
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Location: Level 300, Room 308/309
Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Is there still time to reclaim its purity, protect biodiversity and save ourselves?