Press Room Information:
The Press Room is available to qualified members of the Press and is located at the Hilton / Holiday Ballroom 2. To view a campus map and the location of the Press Room click here.
The Press Room is open to qualified badge holders including: Press, Press Crew and Influencers. Social Enthusiasts, Media Services and Media Support badge holders may enter the press room with a qualified badge holder. The Press Room hosts the Connect to Press Events and provides a space to plug-in, work, host interviews and discussions. To check out the Connect to Press Digital Showcases before the show, click here.
Wednesday, September 12 to Friday, September 14: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, September 15 8:00am-12:00pm
* Please note: You can now pick up your Press badge at any registration kiosk.
Press Agenda Highlights:
Press members have full access to the show floor and all general events and education at Expo East. Below you’ll find a recommended press agenda outlining what not to miss at Expo, while allowing plenty of open time to meet your goals in covering the show. Make the Press Room your hub to get online, log stories, vote on your favorite new product launch, and take a break from the show floor.
Harvest Festival - Wednesday September 12 | 2:00 - 6:00pm | BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace | Sponsored by Eden Foods.
Pitch-Slam Semi-Finals - Wednesday September 12 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8 | Sponsored by 301 Inc. and Moss Adams.
The State of Natural: Disrupting for Good in 2018 and Beyond- Thursday, September 13 | 8:30 - 10:00am | Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8.
Influencer Summit and Connect to Press Happy Hour - Thursday, September 13| 5:00 – 6:30pm | Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2.
Pitch Slam Finals and Party - Thursday, September 13| 4:30 – 6:30pm | Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8 | Sponsored by 301 Inc. and Moss Adams.
Community Breakfast - Friday, September 14 | 7:30-10:00am | BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace | Sponsored by Dahlicious, Elmhurst Milked, Handsome Brook Farm, Rise Kombucha, Stash Tea, and Sweet Earth Foods.
Friday Keynote: The Big Ideas in Organic - Friday, September 14 | 9:00am – 10:00am | Hilton, Key Ballroom 7/8.
Connect to Press Happy Hour - Friday, September 14 | 5:00 – 6:30pm | Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 2.
Women in Naturals - Friday, September 14 | 5:30 – 7:00pm | BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace | Sponsored by Reserveage Nutrition.
Community Benefit Concert on Eutaw Street & Retailer of the Year Ceremony - Friday, September 14 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Eutaw Street | Sponsored by Carlson Laboratories Inc, Honestly Veggie Popper Duos, Honest Tea, Nora Snacks, Presence Marketing, Shrewd Food, Stonyfield Organic, and Zevia.
Hot Products Pavilions - Thursday - Saturday | BCC, Level 300/400.