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Melissa Kvidahl Reilly, Writer/Editor

February 24, 2022

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5 organic-related opportunities at Expo West 2022
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Whether you’re attending virtually or in person, Expo West 2022 offers a variety of networking opportunities and educational sessions focused exclusively on certified organic products, trends and brands. Not sure where to start? Here’s a cheat sheet on this year’s top organic destinations. All times are displayed in Pacific Standard Time.

State of Natural & Organic
Wednesday, March 9 | 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Marquis Ballroom Center, Marriott Hotel

This keynote panel is an Expo mainstay, and this year is no different. Hear from natural and organic experts about the state of this $300 billion industry. Speakers include Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank; MaryAnne Howland, co-founder of the J.E.D.I Collaborative and founder and CEO of the Global Diversity Leadership Exchange; Nick McCoy, managing director of Whipstitch Capital; Kathryn Peters, EVP business development at SPINS; Julia Collins, founder and CEO at Planet FWD; Robert Craven, co-founder and managing partner at Findaway Adventures; and Carlotta Mast, SVP at New Hope Network. Watch the livestream here.

Global Export Seminar Series
Wednesday, March 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Room 204C, Anaheim Convention Center

This four-part seminar series includes a session on the growing international opportunities for U.S. organic products. There is no extra charge to attend the seminars. Topics include:

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  • Digital strategies for international eCommerce.

  • Growing international market opportunities for U.S. organic products.

  • Best practices in export shipping, documentation and compliance.

  • Natural product market updates for Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Singapore (country presentations to be confirmed).

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace
Wednesday, March 9 | 11 am - 4 pm | Marriott East Lot

This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers market with the business-building power of an industry trade show. More than 60 exhibitors will be presenting their organic-certified products. A map of the booth locations is available here.

Network with the OTA
Booth 1947

The Organic Trade Association’s booth is a one-stop shop for all things organic, whether it’s addressing critical issues facing organic business, checking out OTA’s global trade resources, or understanding what the association is doing to elevate the footprint of organic on Capitol Hill. Viist the OTA's virtual booth to learn more about the organization.

The Organic Pavilion
Hall C

More than 250 exhibitors offer exclusively certified organic products all in one place, which makes finding the next hot organic products and trends easier than ever.


A downloadable campus map is available here, and you can see floor plans for individual areas of the Expo. An interactive booth map, which allows you to search for booths and find their location, is available here.  


About the Author(s)

Melissa Kvidahl Reilly


Melissa Kvidahl Reilly is a freelance writer and editor with 10 years of experience covering news and trends in the natural, organic and supplement markets. She lives and works in New Jersey.

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