Trade Show Strikes Gold with Olympian Visit

Multiple medalist Kristina Groves will open the largest conference and trade show in Western Canada for the natural health and organic products industry, Expo West 2010, May 13-16.

Kristina will also be signing autographs at the trade show, May 15-16, and be available for pictures when a nominal donation is made to international humanitarian and development organization, Right to Play. In February, Kristina pledged $5,000 of her medal winnings to the charity that uses sport and play programs to promote opportunities for development, teach life skills and health education.

This Olympian who won silver and bronze medals at the 2010 Winter Games is the guest of Expo West exhibitor, Hain Celestial Canada, which matched her donation. Visit Kristina at Booth No. 727 from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 15.

While an Olympian opens the trade show, superstar experts will be speaking to retailers in the conference program, May 13-14, preceding the show. Just a few of the stars in the lineup includes the following:

• John Gray, Ph.D. – bestselling author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

• Professor John Tagg – 'germ warfare' expert and discoverer of BLIS K12, a unique probiotic, shown to reduce tooth decay and gum disease

• Dr. Alan Logan - author of The Brain Diet and one of North America's leading experts regarding omega fatty acids and their impact on optimum health

Expo West is the business event for natural health retailers who come to see, touch and taste thousands of natural health and organic products such as, health & beauty aids; herbs & botanicals; natural foods; organics food & ingredients; pet products; sports nutrition products; and, supplements.

About CHFA
The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest national trade association dedicated to the natural health and organic products industry.

The association represents manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, growers and importers of natural and organic products, including foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, fibres and health and beauty aids.

CHFA represents more than 1,000 business owners and operators and is an industry that contributes $3.5 billion to the Canadian economy.

For further information or media passes, contact Natalie Cajic, Communications Specialist, at 1-800-661-4510 x.234 or [email protected]

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