Sept 20-23, 2023

Philadelphia, PA USA

Social Sustainability

Running a Socially Responsible Event means...

Keeping accessibility, diversity, inclusion and community at the forefront when planning our event. Below are just a few ways we are doing this. Click the + sign to learn more.

What's New in 2022!

We've partnered with (included), a membership collective for BIPOC top executives in CPG who are dedicated to one another’s success, who advocate for diverse representation, and who commit to amplifying BIPOC voices. This exciting partnership guides multiple efforts at both Expo East in Philadelphia and Expo West in Anaheim and is a strong steppingstone in creating a long-term strategy for how our platforms can most effectively elevate BIPOC-owned brands in the industry. Highlights from these efforts included conference session collaborations, complimentary NPEV memberships for (included) members, networking events and onsite exhibit space and table top features.

(included) Partnership

Our partnership with (included) is created to more effectively elevate BIPOC-owned brands in the industry. Highlights from these efforts included special events (like our Friday Night Concert with Arrested Development!), education, booths to members in Hot Products on the show floor and tabletops to members at Harvest Festival.

JEDI supported education sessions from Expo East 2022:

  • How to Build Vendor Diversity into your Retail Store Strategy
  • The Future of Organic
  • Challenging the CPG Paradigm: New Consumer Insights to Redefine Your Business Model





  • Food and product donations: Products were donated to non-profit Philabundance. This important organization works to provide food to more than 350 partners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, such as shelters, emergency kitchens, senior centers, and at locations where people access other services, including hospitals, libraries, and schools. In 2022, we were able to donate 80 pounds of food to Philabundance.
  • Exhibitor booth material donations: Usable and non-broken exhibitor booth materials were donated to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.  By donating these products, exhibitors are supporting their mission to transform lives and the city by building and repairing homes in partnership with families in need, and uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. 

At Expo, we're keeping your health and wellness in mind when creating our event schedule and onsite layout. Thank you for joining us for one or both of our fitness-focused events and enjoying relaxation spots throughout the day with our massage chairs.

We continue to strive for the most accessibility at Expo. Parents, we had dedicated nursing rooms and child care so that while you were browsing the newest products on the trade show floor, you knew your loved ones were being cared for.

  • Philly Fun Run  
  • Friday Morning Yoga 
  • Alcohol-Free Zone at Live Concerts 
  • Wellness Lounge 
  • Nursing Rooms 

WOAR Partnership

Our partnership with WOAR in Philadelphia, whose mission is to end sexual violence, was implemented as part of our ETHOS Initatives. They had a tabletop in the Grand Hall and advocates wearing, "See something, say something" shirts around the trade show floors and at both of the evening concerts. 

  • Natural Products Expo Virtual (NPEV) is the official virtual platform for Expo East. The platform provides access to anyone, anywhere allowing for more innovation, connection and education among ALL people.
  • We livestreamed some of the most popular education sessions from the show, as well as created an exciting and robust Virtual Extension of Expo East.