The Natural Products Association will highlight the NPA member advantage and provide educational sessions dedicated to helping industry stakeholders thrive in the marketplace during Natural Products Expo East, Sept. 25 to 28, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
“Expo East is, without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated industry events of the year,” said NPA CEO and Executive Director John Shaw. “The trade show brings together the best and brightest players in the natural products industry, and I’m thrilled that NPA gets to be a part of that. As an association based on the East Coast, NPA especially looks forward to Expo East, and relishes the opportunity to invite our local colleagues to experience the event. We’re excited to offer exceptional educational opportunities for both NPA members and non-members, and can’t wait to connect with our fellow industry stakeholders.”
NPA activities at Natural Products Expo East include:
- What You Need to Know: How the GMP Rule for Dietary Supplements Applies to You, Sept. 25 to 26, Room 338: NPA’s comprehensive two-day seminar features expert presenters who offer an overview of the complex elements required to achieve compliance, according to the FDA rule for good manufacturing practices (GMPs) of dietary supplements. This is the go-to session for anyone whose job requires complete comprehension of the final FDA GMP rule. Register today at NPAinfo.org/GMP.
- Cutting-Edge Spokesperson Training, Sept. 27, Room 323: For the first time ever, NPA is providing industry members with the opportunity to learn how to master the media. Join us for this vital training from a veteran PR pro, which also includes a webinar component, so you can become an expert spokesperson in the local and national press. Sign up today at NPAinfo.org/SpokespersonTraining.
- Know Natural: Formulation for the NPA Natural Seal, Sept. 27, Room 338: At this technical session, attendees will learn exactly how to formulate products to achieve the NPA Natural Seal. Topics include which ingredients are allowed and which are prohibited and how a product can be certified natural. This session is of no cost to NPA members, and just $99 for non-members. Find out more at NPAinfo.org/KnowNatural2013.
- NPA Member Advantage HQ, Level 300 in the Pratt Street Lobby, Booth #P61: The NPA Member Advantage HQ features four informational kiosks focused on NPA Membership, Advocacy, Certifications and Education, and Member Discounts. Visit Booth #P61 on level 300 in the Pratt Street Lobby for the latest on NPA member benefits or to visit with staff and members.
In addition, NPA will hold its Annual Business Meeting and 2013 NPA Awards Ceremony prior to Expo East on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center in Room 310.
For more information about upcoming NPA events, visit NPAinfo.org/Events.