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Exhibitor Hosted Events

Exhibitor Hosted Events provide outstanding opportunities to get exciting new information and in-depth analysis presented by industry experts from our exhibitor community. These sessions are included with your Exhibit Hall Pass at no additional charge.

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Thursday, March 08
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Thursday, March 08, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
If you are doing business in China or interested in its potential as a new market for your natural health products, this is a must attend event. Health Products Association – China and its partners China Gate Consulting, NSF International and SF Express will provide an in-depth seminar exploring the following market aspects:  Regulatory Market Environment Consumer Trends Cross...
Speaker(s)s
Mr.  Jeffrey Crowther

Executive Director
U.S.China Health Products Association
Speaker

jiani Lai

Business Development Specialist, Asia
Informa
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   The City National Grove of Anaheim
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
You are Invited Kick-off Expo West with the 21st Annual OFRF Benefit Luncheon, the delicious all-organic feast prepared by celebrity chefs Donna Prizgintas and Chris Blobaum, and chef Beth Miller. Keynote Speaker We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker, Debra Eschmeyer, Vice President of Communications & Community Affairs, Danone North America. As Executive...
Speaker(s)
Debra Eschmeyer

Food Entrepreneur
Former Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” Initiative & Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Do you worry you're not getting enough sleep? Putting on weight? Not as sharp as you'd like to be? Did you know that these things are likely connected? Join Natrol and four leading scientists in sleep and brain health who will uncover the complex interactions between sleep, food choice and...
Speaker(s)s
Dr.  Aron Barbey

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speaker

Dr.  Helen Burgess

Director of the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory
Rush University Medical Center
Speaker

Dr.  Martha Clare Morris

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Speaker

Dr.   Michael Grandner

Director of Sleep and Health Research Program
University of Arizona
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join Bulletproof CEO and Founder Dave Asprey for a look into a brand that helped change the way people think about food. Dave shares his personal journey from overweight and sick to lean and strong and how dietary fat helped him heal. Healthy fats and real, unprocessed foods are taking...
Speaker(s)
Dave Asprey

Founder & CEO
Bulletproof
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has taken center stage as a disruptive analytical tool in public health and safety.  In this seminar, learn about what NGS is, its applications and its importance in supply chain management and food safety.
Speaker(s)
Jesse Miller Ph.D.

Director of Applied Research Center
NSF International
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Thursday, March 08, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BOCA was the original veggie burger that has been flying under the radar at your local grocery stores for years. The brand was first created to cater to non-meat occasions back in 1993, and now almost 40% of Americans have meatless meals at least once a week. In this packed...
Speaker(s)
Sergio Eleuterio


Kraft Heinz & Springboard Brands
Speaker

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Thursday, March 08
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Room:   Angel Stadium
  • Thursday, March 08, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join key influencers and colleagues from the Natural Products Industry for the 8th Annual League of Angels reception benefitting Vitamin Angels. Guests will enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers, great music, and a moving presentation from Vitamin Angels’ president and founder, Howard Schiffer. Unique, stadium-only activities will provide attendees a fun way to spend...

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Friday, March 09
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Ashwagandha has been used for millennia as a rasayana—or adaptogen—to help fight stress and improve life balance. In today’s challenging world, consumers are seeking products that can help address their health concerns, avoiding pill fatigue and delivering a solution with style. It is time to discover the Ashwagandha Advantage. Get...
Speaker(s)s
Chris Kilham


Medicine Hunter
Speaker

Heather Granato

VP, Content, Global Health & Nutrition Network
Informa Exhibitions
Moderator

Prof. Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG)

Professor of Nutraceutical Science
Huntington College of Health Sciences
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Adopt a holistic approach to wellness by joining DSM for breakfast to learn about the important role prebiotics play in the human gut microbiome. Learn how prebiotics shift gut microbial populations and metabolic signatures to influence human health.
Speaker(s)s
Bradley A. Saville, Ph.D, P.Eng.

Chief Science and Technology Officer
Prenexus Health
Speaker

Michael McBurney, Ph.D., F.A.C.N.

VP Science, Communications & Advocacy
DSM Nutritional Products
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Over 70% of the population is magnesium deficient which can be caused by various stresses. Magnesium is involved with hundreds of activities within our bodies. Cellular magnesium deficiency can also express itself as fatigue and low energy; inability to sleep; muscle tension, spasms and cramps; anxiousness and nervousness; headaches; constipation and...
Speaker(s)
Dr.   Jonny Bowden PhD, CNS

Author & Board Certified Nutrition Specialist
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Friday, March 09, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Clean Label movement marks an undeniable transformation of the American consumer and the food industry. Manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice operators are responding with new and improved products; and many have published their own no-no lists and Clean Label standards. As the industry constantly evolves, understanding what consumers want has...
Speaker(s)s
Eimear Robertson

Vice President and General Manager of Culinary
Kerry North America
Speaker

Kate Toews

Strategic Marketing
Kerry North America
Speaker

Nathan Pratt Ph.D. RD

Nutrition Scientist
Kerry North America
Speaker

Soumya Nair

Director of Marketing Insights
Kerry North America
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Did you know oil type, nutrition and sustainability are all driving packaged food purchases? In this presentation, you will hear about the latest consumer research on the expanding definition of health and the opportunities for your brand. Moreover, we will explore how healthier, naturally stable oils deliver both consumer desires and food manufacturer...
Speaker(s)s
Kristie Sigler

North American Food & Agribusiness Lead
FleishmanHillard
Speaker

Mary Laguardia

Omega-9 Oils Market Manager
Dow AgroSciences
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
What does it take to create a sustainable system for ensuring quality, safe nutrition remains within reach for anyone, anywhere? How do companies innovate - and renovate - to meet evolving consumer demands? What does it look like for a global CPG company to partner (well) with emerging brands or...
Speaker(s)s
Bety Tovar

Senior Director Research and Development
PepsiCo
Speaker

Jason Wachob

Founder & CEO
mindbodygreen
Speaker

Natalie Shmulik

CEO
The Hatchery
Speaker

Seth Kaufman

President
PepsiCo North America Nutrition
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Friday, March 09, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Plant based Beverages and Ingredients made from soy and rice have been available in the US since 1970. At that time, only soy milk had the nutritional value and culinary functionality to serve as a replacement for dairy milk in the diet and kitchen.In the 1990s Rice Dream introduced an...
Speaker(s)
Dr.   Cheryl Mitchell

Sr. VP Ingredient Manufacturing
Elmhurst Milked
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
When stevia first came into the market in 2008, it was considered the holy grail of natural sweeteners as it was plant-based, had zero-calories and believed to match the taste of sugar. However, the conventional leaf varieties of stevia had taste challenges. Years of agronomic and sensory has led to...
Speaker(s)
Faith Son

Vice President, Global Marketing and Innovation at PureCircle
PureCircle
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Friday, March 09
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Friday, March 09, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Attorneys with Venable LLP will discuss the current legal and regulatory developments that can or will affect your natural products company. Hear from the Venable attorneys on such topics as recent FDA and FTC enforcement actions concerning natural products, updates on Proposition 65, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations for...
Speaker(s)s
Bety Javidzad

Counsel, Class Action Litigation Practice
Venable LLP
Speaker

Claudia Lewis

Partner and Co-Chair, Food and Drug Law Practice
Venable LLP
Speaker

Dan Silverman

Partner, Class Action Litigation Practice
Venable LLP
Speaker

Michelle Jackson

Partner, Food and Drug Law Practice
Venable LLP
Speaker

Todd Halpern

Partner, Food and Drug Law Practice
Venable LLP
Speaker

Todd Harrison

Partner
Venable LLP
Moderator

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Friday, March 09
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Exciting new research reveals you actually have THREE brains – your HEAD brain, HEART brain, and GUT brain – which influence each other in profound ways. Research suggests that microbial imbalances in the gut profoundly affect the brain and mental health. Gut bacteria also influence the heart and regulate blood...
Speaker(s)
Dr.  Karen Jensen ND

Author
Speaker on Behalf of Natural Factors
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Friday, March 09, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Collagen Explosion! Collagen! Collagen! Collagen! Join us for a three in one NeoCell Collagen special with our exciting, interactive and knowledgeable speakers.
Speaker(s)s
Chef  Charles Chen

Chef & Wellness Expert
Speaker

Tim Mount

Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Clinical Master Herbalist
Director of Education at NeoCell
Speaker

Todd Runestad

Ingredients & Supplements Editor
New Hope Network
Speaker

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Friday, March 09
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Friday, March 09, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Going beyond common blood tests is a broader pool of lab tests that can identify nutritional, metabolic, and emotional difficulties.  This often presents a difference in what an individual truly needs vs misconceptions of what is needed.  A new breed of shoppers is coming through the stores armed with lab...
Speaker(s)
Dr.   Michael Gruttaudauria

Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Speaker

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Saturday, March 10
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The conventional wisdom is that meat consumption is killing the planet. At the same time, everyone’s talking regenerative agriculture and soil health.   But what is regenerative agriculture? And can you have it without animals? A panel of experts will discuss the newest (oldest) buzz in farming, how humanely raised and...
Speaker(s)s
Chris Kerston

Director of Public Outreach & Events
The Savory Institute
Speaker

Daisy Freund

Director of ASPCA Farm Animal Welfare
ASPCA
Speaker

Diana Rodgers LDN, NTP

RD, Producer of Kale vs. Cow and Podcast Founder
The Sustainable Dish
Speaker

Gina Asoudegan

Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy
Applegate
Speaker

Jenni Harris

Rancher & Marketing Manager
White Oak Pastures
Speaker

Russ Parsons

Author & Food Journalist
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The epidemic of non-communicable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, etc.) is a worldwide problem. We need to reallocate resources – but what are the best ways to tackle NCDs? There are three myths being promulgated by the food industry for their own purposes – they sound correct, but all three fall...
Speaker(s)

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Saturday, March 10
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Today’s consumer has beef with beef. They want the eating experience they love and also what’s right from health, environmental and social perspectives. A few unique companies have innovated to meet (or meat?) these demands. On the surface, they’re starkly different. But underneath, they’re not so different after all. Pre® Brands specializes in...
Speaker(s)s
Anubhav Goel

EVP of Client Growth Solutions
SPINS
Speaker

Ethan Brown

President & CEO
Beyond Meat
Speaker

Joe Heitzeberg

Founder & CEO
Crowd Cow
Speaker

Lenny Lebovich

Founder & CEO
Pre Brands
Speaker

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Saturday, March 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 2
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
"Polygynan”, a compound as a result of decomposition of Carrageenan under high temperature and strong alkali conditions, has been concerned as a carcinogenic substance.  As a matter of fact, in Japan, it is listed on the Z-list which is the list for additives with high risk and hazardous properties.  This...
Speaker(s)
Yoshiharu Matahira, Ph.D

Executive Officer of R&D department
Sunsho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
Speaker

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  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 3
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Americans are told they eat too much meat and experts from the American Medical Association to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics are recommending more plant-based meals. From Meatless Mondays to Vegan Before 6 to flexitarian – a significant percentage of consumers – led by Millennials and GenZ — are...
Speaker(s)
David Grotto MS, RDN, LDN

Senior Nutrition Manager
Morningstar Farms®
All-Star Advocate

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Saturday, March 10
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 4
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The relationship between agriculture and climate change is undeniable, but what are the comprehensive agricultural strategies to reversing our current climate trend? This panel will address climate strategies through the lens of newly released Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) standards. The ROC is a holistic agriculture certification encompassing robust and high-bar standards...
Speaker(s)s
Dana Geffner

Co-founder and Executive Director
Fair World Project (FWP)
Speaker

David Bronner

Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO)
Dr. Bronner's
Speaker

Jeff Moyer

Executive Director
The Rodale Institute
Speaker

Leah Garces

USA Executive Director
Compassion in World Farming
Speaker

Rose Marcario

President & CEO
Patagonia
Speaker

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Saturday, March 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 5
  • Saturday, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
It's no surprise that over the years, more and more people are taking charge of their own health. As natural health enthusiasts, we know that often it's the little changes that contribute to the improvement of one's overall well-being, and the definition of self-care is exactly that. Our presenters will explore...
Speaker(s)s
Dr.  Aimee Shunney ND

Medical Advisor
CV Sciences
Speaker

Maggie Frank

National Educator
CV Sciences
Speaker

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