Register for add-on events and tours to enhance your Expo West experience.
Retail Store Tour
Thursday, March 10, 8 a.m to 2 p.m.
Hop on the bus for a guided tour of some of Southern California’s best natural products and specialty stores. Industry experts from Delicious Living magazine provide tips on running a successful retail business. Lunch is included. Cost: $60 per person.
14th annual Organic Farming Research Foundation “Meet and Greet” Organic Benefit Luncheon
Thursday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Come network with organic industry leaders over a delicious meal and learn more about OFRF’s work. Cost: $75 per person (all proceeds go to OFRF).
Expo West Business Program – New to Naturals
Thursday, March 10, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Expo West Business Program is for anyone new to the natural products industry, including new manufacturers, international companies entering the U.S. market or mainstream producers interested in launching a natural brand or product. Upgrade you registration for $195. Space is limited to 50 people. Register today. Visit expowest.com/ewbp for more information.
Choose between two tracks.
Manufacturer track: includes sessions on branding and packaging, breaking into natural product channels and obtaining financing.
Retailer track- New in 2011: includes sessions on branding, advertising and valuable retailer resources to help you diversify your business.
Both tracks will come together for a session on the top 10 mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them and then to participate in the Pseudo Pitch Slam, where attendees may apply for a 60-second pitch and compete for a prize. Take this opportunity to receive feedback and guidance from experienced entrepreneurs who can steer you toward success. View the full program agenda.
Multichannel Merchant E-commerce Program
Thursday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Multichannel Merchant magazine, the authority on selling direct through print catalogs and the Internet, has put together a special program on e-commerce for Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo with intensive sessions including: website design and usability, SEO strategies, marketing techniques to drive customers to your site and fulfilling direct-to-customers. Upgrade you registration for $195. Space is limited to 50 people. Register today. View the full program agenda.
Manufacturing Plant Tour
Saturday, March 12, noon to 5 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how products are made? Join in this new tour of local manufacturing facilities. Cost: $60 per person.
Don’t just attend, participate and learn. Upgrade your Natural Products Expo West registration to attend one of our tours or events.
Register today for Natural Products Expo West — it’s free!
Registration is FREE for qualified retail buyers, brokers and distributors until February 4, 2011.