Natural Foods Merchandiser

Expo Briefs

VIP treatment
Making the most of your four days at Expo West is a snap this year, thanks to the frequently updated Web site, By simply registering online, attendees can create a personal show itinerary, catch up on the latest show announcements, and prepare for the natural and organic products industry?s big event. The easy-to-navigate site offers a glimpse at Expo West?s floor plan, features a comprehensive list of more than 2,500 expected exhibitors and even allows attendees to make on-site appointments with vendors. And your online Expo West experience needn?t end after the show. The new Natural Products Expo VIP Content site offers year-round access to all of the valuable Expo-related education. Listen to audio recordings of Expo seminars and speakers, keep up to date with industry information and trends, and find timely articles and exclusive Webcast seminars. This content is available only to verified attendees of Expo West. Your badge number is all you need to take advantage of your VIP status.

Sinatra to discuss matters of the heart
He may not possess the singing voice that his name might imply, but Dr. Stephen Sinatra knows a lot more about medicine than the late ?Chairman of the Board.? Sinatra will detail the latest research on nutritional supplements (Co-Q10, L-carnitine and D-ribose) for cardiovascular disease on Friday, March 18, at Nutracon, an education and networking conference for natural products manufacturers and brand marketers, taking place at the same time as Expo. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist, certified bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist, with more than 20 years of experience in helping patients prevent and reverse heart disease. He is the author of several books, including Heartbreak and Heart Disease, Heart Sense for Women and The Sinatra Solution-Metabolic Cardiology. At his New England Heart & Longevity Center in Manchester, Conn., Sinatra integrates conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging and psychological therapies that help heal the heart. Sinatra?s speech begins at 4 p.m. in Room 240 A/B. Expo West attendees are welcome to attend.

Neville Brothers and Michael Franti to entertain at Expo
Expo West attendees will be treated to some genuine Big Easy rhythm and blues when the legendary New Orleans-based Neville Brothers perform at the Silk/New Hope Natural Media Friday Night Concert. Known for such infectious hits as ?Iko Iko? and ?Brother John,? the group has been performing together for almost 50 years. Also on the bill Friday is Michael Franti, who will perform with his group Spearhead. Franti?s politically charged songs blend hip hop, classic soul and old-school rhythm and blues, creating a unique sound. The show takes place Friday, March 18, 9 to midnight, in the Anaheim Marriott Ballroom.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVI/number 3/p. 26, 28

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