Natural Products Expo East Trending to Bring Record Numbers of Attendees, Exhibitors and New Products to Baltimore In September 2015

Boulder, CO, July 24, 2015 - Natural Products Expo East 2015, the East Coast’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event is poised to hit record numbers, with over 22,000 attendees and more than 1,800 exhibitors, with approximately 30% of those exhibiting for the first time and new to the marketplace. Produced by New Hope Natural Media, Expo East will take place September 16-19, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland and is co-located with Biofach America -All Things Organic, NPA East, and the Harvest Festival.
“The city of Baltimore has always felt like home to Expo East, providing a true community to our event with its flourishing food, art and culture scenes, a more robust inner harbor and downtown, expanded BWI airport and more new hotels. This year, Natural Products Expo has the opportunity to again make a positive impact and we look forward to our time in Charm City this September,” Adam Andersen, managing director for Natural Products Expos. In 2014, Expo East ranked in the top 5 Baltimore-based conventions for economic impact and brought over $17.4 million to the city last September. At the close of last year’s show, Expo East donated over 30,000 pounds of food to the Maryland Food Bank, as well as a portion of proceeds to the city’s Real food farms.

Each year Expo East draws top retail buyers from independent stores, natural market chains and big box retailers - all with the mission to find the newest and hottest products shaping the future of the healthy living marketplace in one place. Markets categories represented at Expo East include natural and specialty food and beverages, supplements, pet, natural living and beauty.
New emerging trends include:
• Foods and beverages with floral ingredients such as hibiscus, elderflower and chamomile.
• Coffee fruit, the refreshing and flavorful anti-oxidant rich and anti-inflammatory fruit.
• Snacks using avocado oil, which has always been GMO free and is paleo friendly.
The 2015 Expo East conference program is broken into six themes: Natural in the Media, Ingredient Reform, “Future of” Series, Non-GMO Series, Trends & Growth Series, and Conscious Leadership. Targeting start-ups, the Natural Products Business School returns, as a full-day of learning and networking designed to provide entrepreneurs with in-depth solutions to common business challenges and accelerate their potential success.
The event’s keynote speakers include: • Dylan Ratigan, a New York Times Best-Selling author, sustainability entrepreneur and former MSNBC host.
• Joel Salatin, a third generation farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
• Michele Simon, a public health lawyer who has been writing about the food industry since 1996. New this year is the “Farm-to-Market Tour” where attendees visit some of Baltimore's nearby farms and the retail stores that source from them.
Additionally, the Super Pass will be introduced to Expo East, as an “all access” pass available to attendees and exhibitors which includes networking events, exhibit hall admission and paid education sessions. For complete information on Natural Products Expo East, visit Follow @NatProdExpo on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to keep up on Natural Products Expo latest developments.
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