Thursday, March 10
14th Annual Organic Farming Research Foundation “Meet and Greet” Organic Benefit Luncheon*
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Ballroom B
Enjoy some of the best food at the show while feeling good that your dollars will go toward supporting organic-farming research. Cost: $75.

Innovations in Organic Supply and Sourcing
When: 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Where: 207B
Are you looking to source organic
products or ingredients for private-labelprograms? This session will teach you how to navigate the organic supply chain.

Welcome Reception
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Palm Court
Connect with your colleagues and friends at this annual Expo West kickoff event sponsored by New Zealand, featuring music, food and beverages.

Friday, March 11
A Better Breakfast
When: 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Where: Marriott Platinum Ballroom
Fill up on breakfast eats courtesy of Earth Balance, Muir Glen and Cascadian Farm.

Regulatory Session
When: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Supply Network Theater
Join officials from the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration as they test your knowledge of timely regulatory issues.

Quality Management and Current GMP Issues Presented by NSF (SupplyExpo)
When: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Supply Network Theater
How do good manufacturing practices affect your suppliers? This session will explain how to comply, what GMPs mean to manufacturers and quality issues.

Food Safety Track:
Adulterated Supplements
When: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Where: 207A
This session on ingredient adulteration addresses the issue from a retailer’s perspective. Panelists will discuss the greatest challenges and best solutions for vetting supplements before they reach shelves.

Crossing the Chasm: Bridging the Gap Between Suppliers and Retailers
When: 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Supply Network Theater
Peek into the chasm that suppliers often sense exists between themselves and retailers. Panelists will propose communication methods to bridge this gap.

Live Music Party featuring The Motet
When: 9 p.m. to midnight
Where: Marriott Marquis Ballrom
Known for putting on three hour–long dance parties of electro-funk, The Motet guarantees to pack the house with high-energy music and enough good vibes to last all weekend.

Saturday, March 12
Early Morning Yoga
When: 7 to 8 a.m.
Where: Hilton Anaheim Ballroom
Get centered and limber up before the day’s events.

Quality Management and Current GMP Issues Presented by the United Natural Products Alliance (SupplyExpo)*
When: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Supply Network Theater
Officials from the United Natural Products Alliance will address good manufacturing practice issues, including warning letters, inspection trends, new areas of focus, ingredient identification and more.

Green Sourcing for Retailers
When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 207A
Are you looking to save energy and costs by greening your store? Learn the best practices for green sourcing and where to find equipment. Also, get information on shelving and merchandising.

8th Annual Organic Wine and
Beer Festival*
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Marriott Grand Ballroom
Enjoy an international selection of organic wine and beer, plus live music and light appetizers. Cost: $15 at the door.

Sunday, March 13
Quality Control and Current GMP Issues Presented by the American Botanical Council (SupplyExpo)
When: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Supply Network Theater
Get a brief review of quality-control problems in the herb industry, including contamination, economically motivated adulteration and more. 

*Additional fee required

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