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Canada: Natural health industry gathers for sold-out trade show

TORONTO, ON – April 18, 2007 – Over 2,000+ natural health retailers, health care professionals and other stakeholders will be gathering for a sold-out conference and tradeshow for the natural products and organics industry from April 19-22 in Vancouver.

CHFA Expo West is the largest tradeshow in Western Canada for the natural products and organics sector. Produced by the Canadian Health Food Association, the trade show will showcase over 550 companies displaying the newest products in the areas of natural and organic food and beverage, natural cosmetics, vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements, traditional medicines, homeopathics, sports nutrition and natural and organic clothing and home furnishings. Detailed program information is available on the CHFA website at

WHAT: 2007 CHFA Expo West Conference & Trade Show
WHEN: Conference: April 19 & 20; Trade Show: April 21 & 22
WHERE: Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Exhibit Halls A/B/C

Thursday April 19
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Organic Bus Tour & Dinner
Friday April 20
Noon – 1 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon: “The Bone Building Solution” with Sam Graci
1:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Product Education Seminars: 25 free 45-minute sessions
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Organic Program: “On the Edge of Greatness” with expert panel
Trade Show:
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Exhibit Halls A/B/C
New Products Showcase, Lobby of VCEC: Over 50 shelves of new products for the natural products and organics industry
Saturday April 21
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Keynote Address: “Life is Short but Really, Really Wide” with Kevin Burns
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Trade Show: Olympic gold medalist, Bruny Surin, makes a guest appearance at Xistence Supplements in the Puresource Inc. pavilion #514-527

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Press Conference: Delta South MLA Val Roddick on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands will make an important funding announcement regarding the BC organics sector.
Sunday April 22
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Keynote Address: “Trends in Health & Wellness” with Rob Tulloch, Research Analyst, Euromonitor International

For further information, or to register as media, please contact: Natalie Cajic, Communications Coordinator, Canadian Health Food Association, or on-site cell: 604-690-8028
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is Canada’s largest national trade association representing the organic and natural products industry. Its members include over 85 per cent of the retailers, suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers that are involved in a variety of industry sub-sectors such as vitamin and mineral supplements, herbals, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, natural foods and organic products. Our members’ products support Canadians seeking optimal health and quality of life.
The CHFA exists to empower and support our members by acting on their behalf to secure a fair regulatory environment, hosting forums that showcase innovative products, delivering ongoing vital and relevant education, and providing valuable member services. This ensures that our industry is sustainable and stronger both culturally and financially.

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