Natural Products Expo West To Remain In Anaheim
ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 7, 2013) – Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products tradeshow, today signed a new four-year contract with the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center, to continue to host the association’s show annually through 2017.
The show is anticipating 60,000-plus attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 7-10, 2013. The show is celebrating its 33rd year in Anaheim. New for the show this year will be the unveiling of an exhibit pavilion, education forum and networking events. Additionally, the show will also utilize the Anaheim Convention Center’s 100,000-square-foot outdoor special events space, the Grand Plaza.
“Anaheim is the home base of our community,” said Sandy Voss, Director of Exhibitions and Conferences for Penton Media. “ We’re thrilled to be partners with the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center and look forward to a continued successful partnership.
The addition of new show initiatives is fueled by the success of the 2012 Expo West Event, which recorded a 13% increase in retail buyer attendees over 2011.
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Mindy Abel, Senior Vice President Sales, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Fred Linder, President, New Hope Natural Media
Adam Andersen, Show Manager, Natural Products Expo West
Sandy Voss, Director of Exhibitions and Conferences for Penton Media
Scott Owen, Vice President and Market Leader, New Hope Natural Media
Tom Morton, Executive Director of Convention, Sports & Entertainment, Anaheim Convention Center
Jay Burress, President and CEO, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau