Expo East! Successful Week of Connection and Discovery

Each fall, Expo East brings together the best of the natural industry. After a successful return to an in-person event in 2021, this year’s show was bigger and proved that Expo East is back and better than ever.

In September, 1,267 vendors, including more than 400 NEW to the event, and thousands of attendees filled the Philadelphia Convention Center to get a close-up look at the natural products and trends shaping the Health and Wellness industry.

On September 29th, our very own Karen Farrell participated in a panel discussion of “How to build vendor diversity into your retail store strategy” along with three other panel members, Ibraheem Basir (A Dozen Cousins), Jeff Martin (Pipsnacks) and Heidi Traore (National Co+op Grocers).

The prestigious NEXTY Award: Twice a year, in concurrence with Natural Products Expos West and East, New Hope Network recognizes the best new products with coveted NEXTY Awards. Congratulations to this year’s 2022 Expo East 19 category winners, two Consumer Choice and two Editors’ Choice recipients of the NEXTY Awards! Included in these 19 winners is our very own Numi Organic Tea as the Best new Functional Food or Beverage!

PRESENCE was a Program Supporter of New Hope Network’s partnership with (included), and Project Potluck to elevate BIOPIC professionals and BIOPIC owned brands in the natural products industry. PRESENCE also supported the Friday night concert on September 30th, Arrested Development. With an eclectic and vibrant African Hip-Hop feel, attendees enjoyed live music while networking with peers. 

Once on-site, PRESENCE team members had many opportunities to conduct meetings in our meeting rooms, and at the Exhibitor Booths on the show floor.

The Natural Products community can look forward to the momentum building for Natural Products Expo West 2023, which will be held March 7th to 11th at Anaheim Convention Center.

For more information visit www.newhope.com or reach out to PRESENCE’s Tradeshow and Events Manager, Katie Hirz at khirz@pmidpi.com.