NPA MarketPlace 2012 can't-miss education

NPA MarketPlace 2012 can't-miss education

Don't miss these 2012 NPA MarketPlace educational sessions, including keynote speaker Dr. Mimi Guarneri, social media essentials and trends in supplement science.

Retailer Workshop

Thursday, June 16

Welcome Luncheon and Retailer Roundtable Discussions
12:30-1:30 p.m. Room 105 

Join an intimate working group from the retailer community for a progressive lunch that includes two targeted discussions of your choice. With each working group facilitated by a veteran small business owner, you'll have the opportunity to share challenges, support, solutions and resources during these 30 minute roundtables.


The Business of Wellness: Social Media Essentials Series
1:30-5:30 p.m., Room 102

Social media and online marketing are essential for success in today’s marketplace. Don’t miss these very special, interactive sessions led by industry professionals to support you in entering, exploring and thriving in the modern world of digital marketing and sales. In one afternoon of accelerated learning, we’ll move you from Social Media 101 to Advanced Tools for Retailers with technology geniuses to support you all along the way. Laptop required.

The Science of Wellness: Supplements Series
1:30-5:30 p.m., Room 103

The global herbal supplements and remedies market is forecast to reach $93.15 billion by the year 2015, spurred by increasing incidence of aging population and consumer awareness about general health and well being. We’ll cover issues related to nutriceuticals and functional foods, how to ensure supplement quality, and the newest green chemistry innovations used in supplement production.

The Science of Wellness: Personal Care Series
1:30-5:30 p.m., Room 104

The natural personal care market has jumped 50 percent since 2008 to a 6.6 billion dollar sector of the natural products industry. Don’t miss out on the latest scientific discoveries in healthy aging ingredients, natural certifications like the NPA Seal, buying trends, and analysis of how you can put this quickly growing sector to work toward profits in your store.

Featured speakers and sessions

Keynote Address: The Heart Speaks, Dr. Mimi Guarneri
Friday, June 15, 9:00-10 a.m., Marco Polo Ballroom

Founder of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Guarneri will present on The Heart Speaks—a poignant collection of stories from heart patients who have benefited from integrative medicine approaches. 

The Run: Moving Natural Medicine Forward
Friday, June 15, 1-2 p.m., Show Floor Theater

Join Dr. Dennis Godby (just voted Top Naturopathic Doctor in California 2012), to hear about his four month mission to bring awareness of naturopathic and alternative medicine to Main Street America. Dr. Godby and three members of his family completed a run from San Francisco to New York City speaking to folks about natural medicine all along the way.

Media Panel: Trends, Insights and Innovation from the Show Floor
Friday, June 15, 2:15-3 p.m., Show Floor Theater

Hear what the top editors covering natural foods, nutrition, health, fitness and beauty found on the NPA Marketplace show floor—including trends, innovation and new product launches as well as their thoughts on consumer's buying habits.


NEW EVENT: Ask the Scientist
Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, 12-1:00 p.m.
Stop by and chat with Dr. Cara Welch, NPA's vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs. Dr. Welch can answer all your technical questions, including those about the NPA Natural Seal certification program: how a product qualifies, what ingredients are allowed and what ingredients are prohibited.

Love Laugh Veggies: Fighting Disease with a Plant Based Diet
Saturday, June 16, 1-2 p.m., Show Floor Theater

When her husband was diagnosed with a fatal and malignant brain tumor, Nutrition Coach Nancy Gentry embraced a plant-based, anti-inflammatory, entirely unprocessed diet for her family and paired it with a variety of alternative therapies including mindfulness, love and laughter. One year later, her family's story of good health, healing and gratitude inspires.

The New NDI Guidance: What Supplement Retailers Need to Know
Saturday, June 16 3:15-4:15 p.m., Show Floor Theater

Join Dr. Dan Fabricant from the FDA and a well-rounded panel of experts to understand the controversy and impact of FDA's recently issued New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) Guidance. Discussed: higher costs, enforcement, public health effect and the impact on new product innovation.

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