Natural Products Expo East and West receive top honors

Natural Products Expo East and West receive top honors

Natural Products Expo East and West's green initiatives have been recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

New Hope Natural Media announced that Natural Products Expo East and West, the world's premier trade shows for the natural, organic and healthy products industry have recently been honored with top accolades from the top trade show and multimedia industry leaders. Natural Products Expo East and West are produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media.

Trade Show Executive magazine awarded Natural Products Expo West with their Gold 100 Award as the leader in green initiatives amongst the trade show industry for the fourth year running. The Natural Products Expos are committed to implementing the highest-level eco-friendly practices available to host the most sustainable events possible, including: elimination of a printed buyers' guide, providing an energy offset program for the venue and associated event travel; creating a donation plan for excess product from show floors to benefit charities and nonprofit organizations; providing a paperless press room; developing waste management programs inclusive of not just recycling but composting; and providing environmentally friendly booth package options for exhibitors.

The Natural Products Expo West show directory map was named winner of the green collateral printed piece by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) in their 2011 Art of the Show competition. This piece has been condensed significantly from a book format, to a folded map style directory, drastically reducing paper usage; additionally, the map is printed on 60% post consumer, 100% recycled paper processed chlorine free, ancient forest friendly and FSC certified, through a local printer reducing the carbon foot print further.

Trade Show News Network (TSNN) announced Natural Products Expo West as one of their winners for 2011 Top 20 fastest-growing trade shows in attendance. In 2010 Expo West drew an impressive 56,000 attendees and grew to over 58,000 attendees in 2011. Both Natural Products Expo East and West are on TSNN's 2010 Top 250 Trade Show list, which is ranked by net square footage; Expo West was No. 58 at 334,300 net square feet, and Expo East was No. 172 at 134,200 net square feet.

Natural Products Expo West received honorable mention from Min's 2011 Integrated Marketing Awards, and was among other top multimedia brands being recognized for innovation, creativity and community. The show was nominated based on its grand scale and production including exhibitions, education, events and sponsorships, and its impact in the natural products industry.

"We are committed to being progressive in our strategies to drive quality attendance to our events. We are passionate about providing an in-person experience aligned with our market. The variety of recognition we have received is a testament of our holistic approach in delivering leading events in the tradeshow industry," said Sandy Voss, director of exhibitions and conferences for Penton Media.

Natural Products Expo West 2012 will take place March 8 - 11, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California and Natural Products Expo East 2012 will be held September 19 - 22, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Natural Products Expo West Attended by more than 58,000 industry professionals from across the globe, Natural Products Expo West is the premier trade show for the healthy products industry. Co-located with Engredea, the Nutracon conference, the Healthy Baking Seminar and the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, these combined events showcase the entire value chain of healthy products from start to finish, identifying the bestsellers of today and the trends of tomorrow.

Natural Products Expo East is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show on the East Coast. With the newest and best-selling products and branded ingredients available this show features the best in organic at All Things Organic-BioFach America, offers an extensive retailer training program and provides an advocacy platform through a strategic partnership with Natural Products Association East.


New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media Inc., is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services. As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

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