There’s a whirlwind of activity today: All the exhibit halls are open, the Marriott is abuzz with education sessions and we celebrate our NEXTY Award winners!

March 14, 2024

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Straus Family Creamery is a 2024 NEXTY Award finalist.
Bryan Beasley Photography

Thursday will start and end with a bang: Community Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.; the NEXTY Awards ceremony starts at 6 p.m. and is immediately followed by a grand celebration!

Due to the high wind warning for Orange County, New Hope Network has moved today’s early morning yoga inside, to Pacific C Ballroom at the Hilton. The weather might also affect the location of tonight’s Evening on the Plaza. Watch for texts and email alerts for updates.

Click on the title of each event to learn more or to watch it live (when available) on the Expo West website. All time are in Pacific Daylight Time.

To see the complete schedule, visit the Expo West agenda.

Early Morning Yoga, 7:30-9 a.m., Please note: Location for Thursday has changed to The Hilton, Pacific C Ballroom. Sponsored by Topo Chico.

Community Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., East Lot, Marriott. Sponsored by Planet Oat and Wildfare.

Keynote: Chef Sean Sherman, 9-10 a.m., Marquis Ballroom Center, Marriott. Sponsored by SRW Agency.

Packaging for the New Landscape, not the Landfill, 9-10 a.m., Platinum Ballroom 3-4, Marriott. Presented by Amcor

Navigating the Future of Supplements: Integrating Science, Technology, Marketing and Compliance to Drive Customer Lifetime Value, 10-11:30 a.m., Platinum Ballroom 5, Marriott. Hosted by Radicle Science.

Related:Introducing the Natural Products Expo West NEXTY Award finalists for 2024

Elevate Your Brand: How to Leverage Beacon Discovery to Boost Brand & Product Visibility, 10-11:30 a.m., Elite 1, Marriott.

The State of Packaging Policy in the US, 10-10:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

The State of Organic, 10-11 a.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Empowering Eats: Designing Food & Beverage to Nourish Mind, Body & Planet, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by Kerry.

Sipping Success: Innovating for Health and Planet, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. , Platinum Ballroom 3-4, Marriott. Presented by Tetra Pak.

Bringing Consumers Along on the Sustainable Packaging Journey, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. , Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

Defining & Measuring Impact: How Organic & Regenerative Agriculture Stack Up, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. , Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Innovations in Sustainable Packaging, 12:15-1 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

Cultivating Lead(her)ship: The Ripple Effect of Uplifting Women in Natural Products, 12:30-3 p.m., Elite 1, Marriott.

Supporting Women Better Through A One-Of-A-Kind, Disruptive Line, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by Better Being.

Transition to Organic: How Brands & Organizations can Support Farmer Success, 12:45-1:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Supplier Diversity & Cultural Forces Driving the Future of Food, 1:15-2 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

How Organic Can Save the Planet, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 3-4, Marriott. Presented by Nature's Path.

From Farm to Shelf: Connecting Brands with Regenerative Supply Chains, 1:45-2:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Natural Products in the Age of AI: Practical Tools for Innovation & Impact, , 2:15-3:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

Farm to Brand: Pioneering and Protecting the Future of Food, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by Organic Valley.

The End of Business as Usual: Transforming the Food System with Regenerative Thinking, 2:45, 3:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

5 Ways to Authentically Inspire Customers, Employees, and Fans of Your Brand: A Call-to-Action for CPG Companies and Retailers in 2024 and Beyond, 3-4:30 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 5, Marriott. Hosted by Clif Bar.

Eat Up! How Upcycled Ingredients Enable the Transition to a More Circular Food System, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

A Regenerative Reimagining: How to Integrate More Local & Diverse Ingredients into Natural Products, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

The Psychobiotic Era: Why the Right Time is Now, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by Novozymes One Health.

NEXTY Awards Ceremony & Celebration Livestreamed, 6-7:30 p.m., Marquis Ballroom Center, Marriott. Sponsored by SPINS.

Evenings on the Plaza: The Dip performs, 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza. Sponsored by Second Nature Brands.

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