Largest Canadian Show for Natural and Organics Industry Starts Friday

In just a few days the largest trade show for the natural and organics industry in the country takes place in Toronto.

Expo East,, opens its doors at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, with an educational conference on October 2 and a trade show, October 3-4, which has over 550 exhibiting companies from across Canada and the United States featuring the newest innovations in natural and organic products for home, health, and planet.

Produced by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), the annual event draws an audience of more than 3,800 buyers, retailers, media and service providers.

Conference and trade show highlights include:

• Keynote speaker, Dr. Hal Gunn of InspireHealth,, Canada’s foremost integrated cancer care centre, discusses the new, and growing, approach to health care that actively supports mind, body and spirit of patients undergoing cancer treatment (October 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.) Dr. Gunn is a recent recipient of the Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary & Alternative Medicine for 2009,, announced earlier this month.

• Expert panel discussion on the impact of the new Organic Products Regulation, 2009 (October 2 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

• Bustling trade show floor packed with fresh ideas, natural solutions and innovative trends (October 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)

Reporters covering the health beat will meet the major players in Canada’s natural and organic products industry. Contact Communications Coordinator for a media pass. Expo East is not open to the general public.

About Canadian Health Food Association:

The Canadian Health Food Association is the largest organization dedicated to the natural and organic products industry in Canada. The Association represents growers, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural and organic products, including foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, fibres and health and beauty aids.

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