Natural Products Expo East, which will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Sept. 21-24, 2011 in Baltimore, Md., will bring together the most influential spokespeople for creating a healthier and more sustainable future. The largest East Coast trade event also will feature the latest launches in natural, organic and healthy living products and a multitude of networking and educational opportunities. It is co-located with the Healthy Baking Seminar, the Organic Summit (Sept. 21), as well as All Things Organic-BioFach America (Sept. 22-24).
Daniel H. Pink, the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, will deliver this year's keynote address, sharing his secrets on inspiration, high performance, motivation and satisfaction in business. Laurie David, environmentalist, producer and author of The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Children, One Meal at a Time, will speak about simple strategies for connecting at the dinner table, and the positive impact anyone can have on our planet.
"While Natural Products Expo East leads the natural, organic and healthy living sector on an international scale, we are committed to supporting the local infrastructure within the city of Baltimore,” said show director Erica Stone in a press release. “This year our retail store tour will visit the city's best health food stores and dine at a local organic restaurant. All of our events will be held at various Baltimore cultural landmarks, and food will be sourced from local farms and culinary artisans of the area,"
Natural Products Expo East promises to bring together industry members in a variety of networking events including the annual Community Celebration, celebrity chef demonstrations, Women in Naturals reception and through partnership events with the OTA, eTown, Farm Aid and Vitamin Angels. The entire education program encompassing business management, consumer trends, retailer workshops, supply, sourcing, digital strategies and the state of the industry is online at www.expoeast.com/education.