Rapid growth shows strength of natural products industry
BOULDER, Colo.—Consumer interest in natural and organic products is at an all-time high, and the industry's premier trade show, Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, has grown quickly to keep pace with the industry. Tradeshow Week recently included Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, produced by Boulder-based New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media (OTCBB:PTON), as one of the top 50 fastest growing trade shows in North America.
Tradeshow Week reviews the performance of all trade shows in the United States and Canada each year, and provides special recognition to shows that experienced the greatest increase in net square footage over the preceding three years. The top 50 fastest growing shows will be honored during a celebration in Boston on November 10-12, 2006.
"We're thrilled with these results," said Sandy Voss, trade show director for New Hope Natural Media. "Being recognized for the growth of Natural Products Expo West and SupplyExpo is a direct result of the efforts of our whole team. For the past 25 years, New Hope's mission has been to provide and improve the platforms of trade for the natural, organic and healthy products industry by serving all sectors, from supplier to manufacturer."
The Tradeshow Week top 50 shows are based on growth for the years 2003-2005. In 2006, Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo continued its phenomenal growth, with more than 1,700 exhibitors and 43,000 attendees. "A tremendous amount of business happens at Natural Products Expo West and SupplyExpo, and attendees at the show see emerging trends long before they hit the store shelves," said Voss.
The 21st Annual Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo will take place March 8-11, 2007, in Anaheim, Calif. Natural Products Expo West's sister trade show, Natural Products Expo East 2006—the largest natural and organic products show on the East Coast—will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors in Baltimore, Md., on October 5-7, 2006. An international audience of trend spotters, retailers, buyers, industry leaders and media will interact with exhibitors of healthy products, ingredients and services.
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New Hope Natural Media is a division of Penton Media Inc. (OTCBB:PTON), a diversified business-to-business media company that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to more than a dozen industries.