Expo West is Back! Your Guide to Show Success

#returntoanaheim in 2022. Courtesy of Informa.

Anaheim, CA—After two years away due to COVID-19, Natural Products Expo West will be back in Anaheim, with events and education from March 8-12, 2022. To help you navigate, we’re giving an overview of exhibit hours and select industry events, education sessions and speakers. And as always, we’d also love for you to swing by our booth. We’ll be at booth #3614 with giveaways of free reusable shopping bags complete with samples and literature.

Exhibit House At-a-Glance

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace
Wednesday, March 9: 11am – 4pm

ACC North Halls
Wednesday, March 9:  12pm – 6pm
Thursday, March 10: 9am – 6pm
Friday, March 11:  9am – 6pm

ACC Halls A-E & Arena
Thursday, March 10: 10am – 6pm
Friday, March 11: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, March 12: 10am – 4pm

Events & Education: Highlights

Tuesday, March 8

Climate Day: From sustainable packaging solutions to net zero and climate justice commitments, talks will focus on key action areas the industry should focus on in 2022. 8:00am – 6:30pm, Marriott, Marquis Ballroom

Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam Semifinals: This event features pitches from emerging brands, Q&A with a judging panel and an interview with a Pitch Slam Rising Star.  4:30pm – 6:30pm, Grand Ballroom F

Wednesday, March 9

Early Morning Yoga. Achieve that energized calm that will power you through your day. 7:30am – 9:00am, Grand Plaza

Keynote: The State of Natural & Organic. A panel of experts will provide an update on trends and retail insights. 8:30am – 10:00am, Marquis Ballroom Center

J.E.D.I. Collaborative Education: The Call for Systemic Change in the Natural Products Industry. CEO/Founders in the industry will share stories that illustrate the need for systemic change, with insights into how they’re taking a more equitable and inclusive approach to business.10:00am to 10:25am, Grand Ballroom F

Children’s Supplementation in Today’s World – Improving Cognitive and Immune Health with the Gut-Brain Axis. Dr. Murray Clarke, President of ChildLife Essentials, and Katherine Cole, RD Manager of ChildLife Essentials, discuss the latest. 11:00am to 12:30pm, Platinum Ballroom 5

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace. This outdoor event combines the appeal of a traditional farmers’ market with the business-building power of the trade show. 11:00am – 4:00pm, Marriott East Lot

Global Export Seminar Series. This five-part seminar series presents topics that will help you successfully develop and expand international sales of U.S. products. 11:30am – 5:30pm, Global Business Center, ACC Room 204C

Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam Finals & Party. Hear from expert judges, the Expo West 2021 Pitch Slam winner and rising star, plus  cheer on this year’s innovative presenters. After the pitch, there’s a celebration to recognize industry innovators. 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Grand Ballroom F

Celebrate the Coconut. Join the Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA) to connect with peers, learn about CCA’s initiatives and celebrate the 2022 Coconut Champion. Registration required (www.coconutcoalition.org). 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Anaheim Hilton

What’s Up with Supps. Network and unwind with industry friends new and old. Registration required (https://whatsupwithsupps.com/). 6:00pm – 9:00pm. HEAT Ultra Lounge #Suite 214

Thursday, March 10

Early Morning Yoga. Achieve that energized calm that will power you through your day. 7:30am – 9:00am, Grand Plaza

Building Resilience: How to Adapt to a Changing Supply Ecosystem. 8:00am to 9:00am, Grand Ballroom E

The State of Supplements: Supply (Chain) & Demand. 10:30am to 12:00pm, Grand Ballroom F

Catch a Buzz: The Rise of Experiential Supplements. From digestive health to performance and relaxation, learn about the conditions benefiting from new ingredients in supplements that act fast. 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Grand Ballroom F

Building Transparency & Sustainability into Supplement Ingredient Supply. 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Grand Ballroom F

New Hope Community Purpose & Impact Awards. 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Marquis Ballroom Center

Friday, March 11

Early Morning Yoga. Achieve that energized calm that will power you through your day. 7:30am – 9:00am, Grand Plaza

Keynote: The Color of Food Culture – Navigating Cultural Appropriation, Ownership & Heritage in the Food Industry. 9:00am to 10:00am, Marquis Ballroom

Children’s Nutrition Reimagined. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Marquis Ballroom

Collagen Peptides: The Retailer’s Guide to the Ingredient Leading the Protein Powder Category. 1:30pm to 3:00pm, Marquis Ballroom NW

The Legal and Regulatory State of the Natural Products Industry. 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Platinum Ballroom 6

JEDI Community Happy Hour. This event aims to elevate, celebrate and grow our diverse natural products community. Join industry members with shared values in the CPG Industry at this afternoon Happy Hour. 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Arena Plaza

Saturday, March 12

Early Morning Yoga. Achieve that energized calm that will power you through your day. 7:30am – 9:00am, Grand Plaza

 

Important safety information to note

Informa Markets’ New Hope Network is continuing to monitor and adjust plans and health protocols as necessary and will provide updates as needed. As of February 4, 2022 (and subject to change based on guidance from the CDPH, state and local health authorities, the Anaheim Convention Center, the CDC and WHO):

  • Masks are required for all participants while indoors at the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), Marriott, and Hilton
  • Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for all participants of Natural Products Expo West 2022.
  • Additional safety measures and requirements can be reviewed here.