UPDATE: Thursday's yoga session will take place at the Hilton Hotel, in Pacific C Ballroom. Today’s sessions include market updates and expectations; deep dives into supplements and women’s health; and broad advice for retailers. Take a look.

March 13, 2024

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The Fresh Ideas Marketplace offers a one-day-only change to connect with emerging organic brands.
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Airplanes landing in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday were filled with folks coming to Expo West. Today’s the day they’ve been waiting for.

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday in the white tent by the Marriott. Many, if not most, of these brands will not be exhibiting the rest of the week, so don’t miss this chance to meet them.  

We’ve also mapped out the Expo West 2024 NEXTY Award finalists who are exhibiting in the Marketplace.

The Hot Products Pavilion— in the North Halls and ACC Level 3—will open only to buyers at noon and at 1 p.m. to all badge holders.

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., Grand Plaza. Sponsored by Lifeway.

Keynote: The State of Natural & Organic, Livestreamed, 8:30-10 a.m., Marquis Ballroom Center, Marriott. Sponsored by Acosta Group.

The State of Supplements, 10-11 a.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

Tastemakers: SoCal Retailers, 10-10:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

CDMG: 3 Overlooked Marketing/Advertising Strategies, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by CDMG Inc.

Related:Connection and collaboration are key to Expo West success

Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Stonyfield.

Newtopia Now: Unlocking the Power of Retail and Brand Partnership, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Platinum 3-4, Marriott.

Weight Loss in the Age of Ozempic, 11:30-12:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

The Future of Retail, 12-1 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Opportunities in Women's Health, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

Revolutionizing Women’s Health in Supplements: The Role of Brands, 1-2 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by MegaFood.

Amazon Dimes: 10 Things Every Marketer Needs to Know in 2024, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Driving Positive Change: Exploring the Role of Regenerative Agriculture in Shaping Responsible Brands, 1:30-3 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 5, Marriott. Hosted by Daabon.

Innovate Faster: Accelerate Speed to Market with AI-Driven Co-Creation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 3-4, Marriott. Presented by Givaudan.

Closing the Gap: Bridging Online & In-Store Conversions with Omnichannel Strategies, 2:30-3:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

The Legal and Regulatory State of the Natural Products Industry, 3-4 p.m., Platinum Ballroom 1-2, Marriott. Presented by Venable LLP.

Getting Back to Real Food: Why We Need to Course-Correct the Natural Products Industry, 2:30-3:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

Related:New Hope Network's Newtopia Now: A reimagined event for the conscious CPG industry

Social Media Musts: A Brand's Guide to Leveraging Platforms in an Ever-Changing Landscape, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

REGENERATIVE AF (Agriculture and Farming): An Immersive, Behind the Seeds Celebration with Gaia Herbs, 4-5:30 p.m., Platinum 3-4. Presented by Gaia Herbs.

Sustainable Success: Navigating the Green Wave in Product Marketing, 4:45-5:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom F, Marriott.

The State of Natural Beauty: Unmasking Future Trends & Opportunities, 4:45-5:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom E, Marriott.

Evenings on the Plaza: A Mindful Beverage Celebration with Celisse, 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza. In partnership with the Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association.

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