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Expo West 2016 Education Sessions

Wednesday, March 9

10:00 – 11:00 AM
What is “Natural”: Dissecting Public Commentary to the FDA
Speakers: Jason Sapsin, Ivan Wasserman
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11:30 – 12:30 PM
Natural Flavors & Colors: Supply Solutions for Growing Demand
Speakers: Ray Matulka Ph.D., Katie Queen, Lisa Schipsi, James Tonkin
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1:00 – 2:00 PM
NOSB Update: Spotlight on Sunset Provisions
Track: Cultivating Organic
Speakers: Tracy Favre, Katrina Heinze, Beth Jones, Gwendolyn Wyard
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2:30 – 3:30 PM
Organic Myth Busting: How Organic Will Feed the World
Track: Cultivating Organic
Speakers: Mark Haas, Derek Mulhern, Bob Quinn, Arjan Stephens
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Thursday, March 10

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Thursday Keynote: Martha Rogers
Speaker: Martha Rogers Ph.D.
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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Herbal & Botanical ID: Navigating New Terrain
y Track: The Changing Supplements Market
Speaker(s): Antoine Bily, Trish Flaster, Todd Runestad, Elan Sudberg
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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stand Out or Watch Out! How to Be Extraordinary in a Competitive Retail Environment
Track: The Changing Distribution Landscape
Speakers: Emily Kanter, Michael Kanter
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10:30 – 11:30 AM
Organic & Carbon: The Climate Change Connection
Track: Cultivating Organic
Speakers: Kathleen Delate Ph.D., Seleyn DeYarus, Tom Newmark, Logan Peterman, Karen Ross, John Roulac
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12:00 – 1:00 PM
Food Service 101 for Retailers
Track: The Changing Distribution Landscape
Speakers: Roxanne Bispham, Debra Stark
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12:00 – 1:00 PM
Messaging Beyond the Media: Using Influencers to Tell Your Story
Track: The Changing Supplements Market
Speakers: Lisa Mabe, Justin Perkins, Jessica Rubino, Leah Segedie
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12:00 – 1:00 PM
Organic Demand Growing Faster Than Supply: Can the Tables Turn?
Track: Cultivating Organic
Speakers: Adam Butler, Matthew Dillon, Ali Partovi, Steve Peirce
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12:30 – 2:00 PM
State of the Natural Products Industry: Products & Consumer Trends Fueling Growth
Speaker(s): Steve French, Carlotta Mast, Maryellen Molyneaux, Eric Pierce
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1:00 – 2:00 PM
International E-Commerce Guidance & Best Practices
Track: Global Export Series
Speakers: Carrie Brooks, Jack Duan
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1:30 – 2:30 PM
Food Service: The New Frontier for Natural Brands
Track: The Changing Distribution Landscape
Speakers: Alison Bailey Vercruysse, Tyler Gage, Richard Hill, Amy Shipley
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1:30 – 2:30 PM
Gatekeepers: The Role Retailers Play in Saving Supplements
Track: The Changing Supplements Market
Speakers: Dave Janowicz, Alan Lewis, Fran Schoenwetter, Starkie Sowers BS, CN
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1:30 – 2:30 PM
GRO Organic: The Time Is Now!
Track: Cultivating Organic
Speakers: Laura Batcha, Kim Dietz, Melissa Hughes, Marty Mesh, Melody Meyer, Robynn Shrader
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2:15 – 3:15 PM
Best Practices in Export Shipping, Documentation & Compliance
Track: Global Export Series
Speaker: Allan Christian
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3:00 – 4:00 PM
Ingredient Innovation Fueling the Supplement & Functional Food Market
Track: The Changing Supplements Market
Speaker: Todd Runestad
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3:00 – 4:30 PM
The Business Case for Going Organic: Answers & Resources for Brands
Track: Cultivating organic
Speakers: Jaclyn Bowen MPH, MS, Angela Jagiello, Kellee James, Kora Lazarski, Gwendolyn Wyard
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3:00 – 4:30 PM
The Retail Fix
Track: The Changing Distribution Landscape
Speakers: Bill Crawford Ph.D., MS, Joe Dobrow, Christine Kapperman, Dave Murray, Dean Nelson, Starkie Sowers BS, CN
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3:30 – 4:30 PM
Brazil: Growing Opportunities for U.S. Natural Products in Latin America’s Largest Market
Track: Global Export Series
Speaker: Jefferson Oliveira
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4:30 – 5:30 PM
Quality Supplements: Doing It Right to Nourish Consumer Trust
Track: The Changing Supplements Market
Speakers: Yadim Medore, Steve Mister, Aaron Secrist, Suzanne Shelton
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4:45 – 5:45 PM
Canada First: Market Opportunities for Natural Products in the Largest U.S. Export Market
Track: Global Export Series
Speaker: Ron Ubels
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5:00 – 6:00 PM
2016 Politics: Implications for Organic & Natural
Track: Cultivating Organic
Speakers: Peggy Binzel, Marni Karlin, Danielle Nierenberg, Kelly Shea
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Friday, March 11

10:00 – 11:30 AM
The Future of Supplements: Preparing for Challenges & Opportunities in 2016 & Beyond
Track: The Changing Supplements Market
Speakers: Thomas Aarts, William Hood, James Johnson, Emily Kanter, Alan Lewis, Rick Polito
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10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Saving Pollinators: What to Do Today to Ensure a Good Food Future
Track: Stewardship
Speaker(s): Eric Mader, Beth Robertson-Martin
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10:30 – 11:30 AM
WELLTH: Tips for Achieving Balance & Happiness
Track: Vitality
Speaker: Jason Wachob
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11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering: Concerns & Opportunities
Track: Fixing Food
Speaker(s): Tim Avila, Melody Meyer, Dana Perls, Ron Shigeta, Jim Thomas
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12:30 – 1:30 PM
Cooking Up Change: Heroes of the Good Food Movement
Track: Fixing Food
Speakers: Sara Brito, Samuel Monsour, Sylvia Tawse, Matthew Weingarten
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12:30 – 1:30 PM
Packaging Imperatives: Where We Are & Where We Need To Go
Track: Stewardship
Speakers: Cynthia Barstow, Jeanne Cloutier, Lara Dickinson, James Tonkin
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12:30 – 1:30 PM
Vitality: The New Consumer Approach to Health & Wellness
Track: Vitality
Speakers: Phylis B. Canion CNC, DCCN, FAAIM, Andy Huth, Christine Kapperman
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2:00 – 3:00 PM
GMO Labeling: State & Federal Updates
Track: Fixing Food
Speakers: David Bronner, Tara Cook-Littman, Scott Faber, Gary Hirshberg
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2:30 – 3:30 PM
Community Vitality: How to Help Your Neighborhood & Thrive
Track: Vitality
Speaker(s): Molly Keveney, Kathryn Lukas, Mark Retzloff, Jessie Shafer
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2:30 – 4:00 PM
Supply Chain Stewards: Finding the Right Partners for Your Brand
Track: Stewardship
Speakers: Lisa Curtis, Jeff Hilton, James Tonkin, Jackson Zapp
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4:00 – 5:00 PM
Hitting the Pause Button: Small Things You Can Do to Achieve Work Life Balance
Track: Vitality
Speaker: Valerie D’Ambrosio
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4:00 – 5:00 PM
Waste Not, Want Not: Why Ending Food Waste Matters
Track: Fixing Food
Speaker(s): Jenna Blumenfeld, Jordan Figueiredo, Dana Gunders, Dan Kurzrock
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4:30 – 5:30 PM
Soil Matters: Protecting the Heart of Our Food System
Track: Stewardship
Speaker(s): Kyle Garner, Chris Kerston, Andre Leu, Anna Soref
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Saturday, March 12

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Building a Culture of Innovation & Creativity: Methods & Tools
Track: Making the Impossible Possible
Speaker: Adam Melonas
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10:30 – 11:30 AM
The Evolution of Influencer Marketing
Track: Better Business
Speaker: Inga Johnson
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12:00 – 1:00 PM
Achieving the Impossible with Your Brand: Case Studies in Success
Track: Making the Impossible Possible
Speaker: Nikhil Arora, John Foraker, Gautam Gupta, Carlotta Mast, Walter Robb, Alejandro Velez
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12:00 – 1:00 PM
Understanding Your Natural Shopper: Creative Ways to Engage & Collect Insights
Track: Better Business
Speaker: Alyssa D’Arienzo Toro, Scott Madden
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1:30 – 2:30 PM
Launching Success: Tips for Keeping Your Next Product Rollout On Track
Track: Making the Impossible Possible
Speakers: Kirk Blanchard, Taylor Collins, Katie Forrest, Robby Sansom
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1:30 – 2:30 PM
Natural Diversity: Finding Your Company’s Future Leaders
Track: Better Business
Speakers: Jeffrey Klineman, Nikki McCord, Tracye McQuirter
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3:00 – 4:30 PM
Time to Lead on Climate!
Track: Making the Impossible Possible
Speakers: Lara Dickinson, Katherine DiMatteo, Nancy Hirshberg, Chris Mann
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4:00 – 5:30 PM
The New Edge: Practicing Mindfullness in Business
Speakers: Gregory Burdulis, Seleyn DeYarus, TC North
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