Events

Celebrate, connect, and have some fun at Expo East! The events below are included with your badge at no additional cost.

Between the after show festivities, dinners, exhibitor events and networking parties it can be hard to decide what to do. Here is a look of just some of the things happening off the exhibit floor.

Harvest Festival

Wednesday, September 11
2:00 – 6:00pm
BCC, Level 300, Outside Terrace

Part of Natural Products Expo East, the Harvest Festival tabletop event features an array of organic and natural products in a festival-style atmosphere. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers' market, with the business-building power of an industry trade show. 

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Natural Products Expo East Pitch Slam Semi-Finals

Wednesday, September 11
5:00pm – 6:30pm

The Pitch Slam Semi-Finals Competition offers the opportunity for pre-selected brands to pitch to experts and investors for the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo East 2020! Join to see these fantastic brands compete to advance to the Pitch Slam Finals on Thursday night.

New this year! Through the Pitch Slam Sampling Program, all Pitch Slam contenders are encouraged to send one product sample to the New Hope Network content team to be sampled and scored, allowing for a more holistic judging process.

Pitch-Slam applications are NOW OPEN!

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Wednesday Film Screening of The Biggest Little Farm on Eutaw Street

Wednesday, September 11
6:00 – 8:00pm 

Eutaw Street, Hilton

 

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. 

Agenda 

6:00 - 6:40pm   Panel Discussion

6:40 - 8:00pm   Film Screening

Watch the Trailer

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Thursday Morning Cardio Tai Boxing on Eutaw Street

Thursday, September 12
7:30 – 9:00am 

Eutaw Street, Hilton

Never done boxing? Perfect. Do you love hip-hop? Even Better!

Start your morning off with a cardio boxing workout. This boxing/fitness class will place less emphasis on boxing technique and more on cardio. Come keep your heartrate up while you workout with fellow attendees and exhibitors.


Natural Products Expo East Pitch Slam Finals and Party

Thursday September 12
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Enjoy the Pitch Slam Finals and a networking nirvana of investors, successful brands and service providers. Come for the pitch; stay for the celebration. Together, we'll toast to the grand innovations in our industry!

New this year! Through the Pitch Slam Sampling Program, all Pitch Slam contenders are encouraged to send one product sample to the New Hope Network content team to be sampled and scored, allowing for a more holistic judging process.

Pitch-Slam applications are NOW OPEN!

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Thursday Concert on Eutaw Street featuring JJ Grey & Mofro

Thursday, September 12
6:00 – 8:00pm
Eutaw Street, Hilton

It's here that you'll find friends, colleagues, new faces and industry veterans, and plug in to an enjoyable evening of fantastic music, dancing and all around fun.

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. 

 


Friday Morning Bootcamp on Eutaw Street

Friday, September 13
7:30 – 9:00am
Eutaw Street, Hilton

Looking for a fresh way to start your day? Don't miss the Industry Athletic's Bootcamp on Eutaw Street with celebrity 8x CrossFit Games Athlete Christy Adkins to lead the workout. We've designed this morning to build strength and conditioning for all levels so you're prepped for a day on the trade show floor. Don't forget your re-useable water bottle, shoes and positive attitude. See you there!


Community Breakfast

Friday, September 13
7:30 – 10:00am
Level 300, Outside Terrace

You know the old saying: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Join us on the outside terrace first thing Friday morning for an array of tasty food, networking and fresh air.

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Diversity in Naturals Networking Event

Friday, September 13
5:30 – 7:00pm
Level 300, Outside Terrace

Race, culture, age, heritage, experience, background, ethnicity, gender, orientation and personal history all affect the way in which we interact with one another and conduct business.

The Diversity in Naturals Networking event is the coming together of the natural products community to celebrate and recognize our individual differences. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders that want to support a more just, diverse, equitable and inclusive natural products industry. All while listening to some soulful, funky music performed by a Baltimore favorite, Euphoria Band.

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Community Benefit Concert on Eutaw Street featuring Blues Traveler

Friday, September 13
6:00 – 8:00pm
Eutaw Street, Hilton

Over the course of its illustrious career, Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Blues Traveler also has the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, Run-Around, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The Friday Community Benefit Concert on Eutaw Street will bring together the natural products industry, benefit Baltimore City’s youth, and feature live music from Blues Traveler! Not only will we be enjoying incredible music, and dynamic networking; we'll also be actively participating in loading up backpacks with healthy food for local children. 

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Exhibitor-Hosted Events

Looking for additional educational and networking opportunities outside of show floor hours? Enhance your Natural Products Expo East experience by attending an exhibitor-hosted event. Check back for an updated list of meetings, seminars and networking events brought to you exclusively by Expo East Exhibitors.