Natural Products Expo East will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., September 19-22, 2012. The show draws 22,000 industry professionals annually to a show floor of 1,500 exhibits with products encompassing the entire channel—natural, organic, functional and specialty foods and beverages, supplements, beauty, household and pet.
“Combining industry growth and the strength of the Eastern seaboard’s demand for healthier products, the cost of ignoring Expo East is becoming increasingly high for manufacturers and retailers alike. I am excited both by the ever-increasing caliber of products showcased at the event, and this year specifically, we have an expansive New Products Pavilion,” said Erica Stone, Show Director. Sophie Greek Yogurt, Erba Vita, Hope Hummus, Back to the Roots, and La Esquina are among the 300 first time exhibitors debuting new products at Expo East.
Event and education highlights include:
- Keynote address: Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse
- Annual Live Music Party: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
- Women in Naturals: hear from top women eco-entrepreneurs
- Expanded Product-to-Shelf Workshop offering accelerated learning and essential information to bring natural product to market
Co-located with Expo East are All Things Organic-BioFach America and the Organic Summit defining this show as the epicenter of organic business in the United States. The 6th annual Organic Summit, an open and in-depth discussion on breaking organic industry issues, will be held September 19, 2012 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore, Md.