Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2022

Philadelphia, PA USA

Experience Expo

The Exhibit Hall isn't the only place you can connect with your peers in Philadelphia. Check out everything you can experience off the show floor! 

 

Harvest Festival

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 2:00 - 6:00pm
Level 300 Ballroom B

Connect with brands the day before the main exhibit floor opens! The Harvest Festival is a tabletop event with a festival-style atmosphere that allows you to connect with exhibitors in a more casual setting. Many of the brands showcasing products this year are new to Expo and do not have booths on the main trade show floor; don’t miss out on exploring this space!

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Natural Products Expo East Pitch Slam

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 3:00 - 6:00pm
Level 400, Terrace Ballroom

Join us for the Natural Products Expo East Pitch Slam competition as 10 pre-selected brands from the Naturally Network take the stage for a shot to win the Grand Prize: a FREE booth at Expo East 2023 & over $30K in New Hope Network services! This exciting, fast-paced event features pitches from standout emerging brands, Q&A with a rock star judging panel and interviews with past winners. Come for the pitch; stay for the celebration. Together we’ll share a toast to the incredible innovation in our industry!

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Philly Fun Run
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 7:30 - 9:00am 
Meet in the Grand Hall

The Philly Fun Run will take you on an interactive tour of Philadelphia, starting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, passing and allowing for photo opportunities at attractions like Love Park, Logan Square, Barnes Foundation and up Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, aka the Rocky Steps & Statue!


Keynote: The State of Natural & Organic
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 8:30 - 10:00am 
Level 400, Terrace Ballroom

Don't miss this information-packed session highlighting product trends and retail insights. Inform your business strategy, discover what's next in product innovation, and join the conversations driving positive change within the natural and organic products industry.

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Expo East Organic Park
Thursday, September 29 - Saturday October 1, 2022 
Hall A

Join us for education, libations, and networking in the Organic Park!
Attend organic-themed education sessions, network with organic experts, and enjoy community happy hours at the Organic Park located inside the exhibit hall. Stay tuned for a complete list of events and more specifics on what to expect in this lively section of Hall A.


Thursday Night Concert: G. Love and Special Sauce

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00pm 
Grand Hall

Live music is back! Network and wind down after a long day on the show floor by dancing and singing with friends and colleagues. The Grand Hall is the perfect venue to enjoy a concert, you won't want to miss this! 

Born in Philadelphia, PA, G. Love and his band, Special Sauce, broke out in 1994 with their Gold-selling self-titled debut, which earned widespread critical acclaim for its bold vision and adventurous production. G. Love's lyrics are both personal and political here, artfully balancing his appreciation for the simple joys in life with his
obligation to speak out for justice and equality, and his performances are suitably riotous and rousing to match, with infectious call-and-response hooks and funky sing-along choruses at every turn.

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Keynote: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:00am 
Level 400, Terrace Ballroom

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab, and co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet, on climate solutions. She co-edited the anthology All We Can Save and co-founded The All We Can Save Project. 

She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Scientific
American. She is on the 2021 Time 100 Next List and was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate. Outside magazine called her “the climate leader we need.” Find her @ayanaeliza. 


The Art of Sustaining: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 4:30 - 5:00pm
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00pm 
Location TBD

All attendees of Expo East are welcome to attend a  screening of the film, The Art of Sustaining. A panel discussion will begin after the film concludes with reception to follow.


Friday Morning Yoga

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 7:30 - 9:00am 
Grand Hall

Standing and walking for multiple days can take a toll on your body. Start your Friday with a Philadelphia Sun Salutation! This all levels flow class is the perfect way to refresh and get ready for another day on the show floor. 


Friday Night Concert: Arrested Development

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 6:00 - 8:00pm 
Grand Hall

True Hip-hop trailblazers since 1991, Arrested Development has been cultural champions of consciousness and empowerment across the planet. Their representation of eclectic and vibrant African sounds and clothing has produced a unique clash of rhythms and style that continue to contrast the expected look and sound of Hip-hop culture. The band continues their forward march of curating great music that is about self reflection and igniting change. 

Enjoy a second night of live music while networking with your peers! The Grand Hall is the perfect venue to enjoy a concert, you won't want to miss this!

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