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Setting up the Show: Shots from Wednesday

T-18 hours. Is your exhibit ready?

The Boston Convention and Exhbit Center - Ground Zero for everything natural.

Natural Products Expo East staff members work hard to check in the thousands of retailers, exhibitors, and members of the press on Wednesday.

Although it may seem to go on forever, navigating the conference center is quite easy. Maps are posted everywhere and the show's Buyers Guide outlines schedules thoroughly.

Rod Rubino of Delicious Living represents NFM and New Hope Natural Media as the rest of the exhibit booths get set up.

Paragon Factories works out the kinks as they steam their backdrop in preparating for all the attendees' arrivals on Thursday.

Nature's Plus, an energy supplements provider, unpacks their crates at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center. Hundreds of crates crowded the show floor on Wednesday as exhibitors unpacked.

While the opening of the show floor might be in less than 24 hours, the exhibit center resembled a construction site as sawing, hammering, and tons of laborers got to work perfecting the booths.

Adam Maine of Just Bare is excited about attendees to visit his booth. "We went to West and got a great response there, so we think people will love our company's new product we have available.

How many exhibitors does it take to screw in a lightbulb? It depends on who it is. These gentlemen work together to get a booth at Expo East built for the arrival of almost 20,000 retailer attendees.

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