Earlier this year, we excitedly announced a name change for the trade show and conference that New Hope Natural Media produces in partnership with the Natural Products Association. Natural Products Association MarketPlace, formerly Natural MarketPlace, will take place June 23 to 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center .
John Gay, NPA president, and Fredrik Linder, president of New Hope, heralded the change as a chance for show attendees to take a more active role. Here are a few ways retailers can participate in this exciting show.
Discover emerging products. Because the show attracts newer and smaller companies, it provides a great opportunity for these exhibitors to make meaningful connections with buyers and retailers, and learn how best to get their products to shelf. NPA MarketPlace is also a wonderful way for retailers to stay ahead of the curve and discover future best sellers for their stores.
Make your voice heard. The NPA will host a Retailer Town Hall, June 23 from 8 to 9 a.m. in room s230, to invite dialogue about the issues facing the industry, the trade association and individual businesses.
Connect with the industry. NPA MarketPlace networking events designed to facilitate buying, selling and innovation include the Welcome Cocktail Reception, on June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the President’s Reception, on June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. As an extension of the trade show, our Show Directory serves as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers before, during and after the show. Visit npamarketplace.com/directory to browse new companies and create a show plan.
Jessica Nicolella is marketing manager for Natural Products Association MarketPlace