Check out OSC2 and our members this week @ Expo West

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Headed to Anaheim this week? Check out the programs and events below for an inspiring mix of the natural products industry in action.


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A Seat at the Table for All: The Benefits of a Unified Natural Products Industry

March 7 (Thu)
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1

Free To All Super Pass/Edu. Day Pass Holders!

From the Ground Up – Building Resilient Agriculture Supply Chains

March 5 (Tue)
9:05 AM – 10:15 AM
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central

Hosted by:
Dr. Bronner’s

While the Regenerative Organic Certified standard affirms and codifies the ethical supply chain standard that Dr. Bronner’s already adheres to via organic, fair trade and cruelty-free certification, the company intends to be among the first brands to adopt the ROC standard for all its major raw material chains. Two individuals who are instrumental in structuring Dr. Bronner’s supply chains to meet ROC standards, Gero Leson Dr. Bronner’s Director of Special Operations, and Safianu Moro the Managing Director of Serendipalm—sister-company to Dr. Bronner’s and supplier of organic and fair trade palm oil—will discuss their work.

Equality & Multicultural Inclusion Within the Natural and Organic Industry

March 6 (Wed)
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 1

Moderated by Carla Vernon, President of Natural & Organic North America, General Mills
Featuring:
Miguel Garza, CoFounder & CEO, Siete Family Foods
Noma Lim, Founder & CEO, Noma Lim
Vincent Kitirattragarn, Founder & CEO, Dang Foods

As a woman of color in leadership, Carla has a tremendous passion for the topic and has hand-selected three powerful and leading voices for a bold, honest, and vulnerable discussion of the state of and issues related to gender and ethnic representation and inclusion in the N&O industry. Together, we seek to create consciousness of the unconscious bias with real talk and real stories.

A Seat at the Table for All: The Benefits of a Unified Natural Products Industry

March 7 (Thu),
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1

Featuring:
Ashley Alsup, Boulder Strategy House
Kim Johnson, Boulder Strategy House
Agatha Achindu, Yummy Spoonfuls
Beatrice Feliu Espada, The Honey Pot Company
Yoli Ouiya, Yoli’s Green Living
Annie Ryu, The Jackfruit Company
Sharon Miller, Skin Is Skin
Magatte Wade, Skin Is Skin
Lara Dickinson, OSC2
Ava Holliday, The Avarna Group
Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network
Sheryl O’Loughlin, REBBL
Martha Sandoval, Perkins Coie LLP
John Tansey, Happy Family

Race, culture, age, heritage, experience, gender, background, ethnicity and personal history all affect the way in which we interact with one another and conduct business. During this session, we’ll dig into where we are now as well as the business and social case for working toward a more inclusive natural products industry.

OSC2 Community Breakfast @ Expo West

Companies collaborating to support regenerative business models, food system leadership, sustainable packaging, climate action, and soil health

March 8 (Fri)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
OSC2 Expo HOUSEpitality Suite
1319 W Stella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Featuring the CEOs & Co-Founders of Numi TeaSambazonDr. Bronner’sNew Barn,Oakland Coffee, and All Good, this inspirational breakfast will showcase the vital role of collaboration in the natural products industry.

Powered by:
Elk PackagingFutamuraSquar Milner, andWendel Rosen

SOLD OUT – Members email Michael for tickets

The Regenerative Organic Alliance Presents: Global Certification Pilot Updates

March 8 (Fri)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Marriott, Marquis Platinum Ballroom 5

Hosted by:
Regenerative Organic Alliance and Dr. Bronner’s

Join us for an informative session led by Elizabeth Whitlow, Executive Director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance. We’ll hear form several global ROC pilot participants, alongside NSF International, as they discuss successes, challenges and learnings related to Soil Health, Animal Welfare, and Social Fairness in the process to become eligible for Regenerative Organic Certification. Come prepared with questions as together we explore supply chain-based climate solutions.

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Making the Impossible Possible: Big Thinking for Sustainable Packaging

March 8 (Fri)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1

As an industry, we know that packaging waste and plastic byproducts are a major pain point. The current solutions and infrastructure available are not enough, so what can we do? Packaging needs radical rethinking and collaborative innovation to reach future sustainability goals. 

More ways to engage…

Climate Day
Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Central
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
March 5 (Tue)
Hosted by Climate Collaborative, OSC2, the Sustainable Food Trade Association, and New Hope Network
MORE INFO

Book Signing and Giveaway with Ketosis Expert Dr. Mary Newport
Nutiva Booth 2425
March 7 (Thu)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Hosted by Nutiva

Nutiva is giving away 100 of Dr. Newport’s newly released “The Complete Book of Ketones”. She will be signing them at our booth.

Rally & Happy Hour to Support Grassroots Aid Partnership
Dr. Bronner’s Booth 2837
March 7 (Thu)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hosted by Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner’s, in solidarity with Organic Valley and Patagonia Provisions, will host a happy hour at Expo West 2019, to rally support among organic, fair trade and natural allies for Grassroots Aid Partnership (G.A.P.) Newly formed G.A.P. provides humanitarian relief in the form of free food and prepared meals, toiletries, and other forms of compassionate aid, distributed to victims of environmental disasters such as wild fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters occurring at increasing frequencies as a result of human-caused climate change.

Manna & Bubble Happy Hour
Nutiva Booth 2425
March 7 (Thu)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hosted by Nutiva

Nutiva will serve sparkling wine with our new Coconut  Manna pouches – classic, almond and chocolate. Enjoy bites dipped in the chocolate manna fountain!

Say Hello to Super Herbs w/ Koya Webb, Holistic Health Coach 
REBBL Booths 5385 & 5386 (Hall E)
March 8 (Fri)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Hosted by REBBL
Open to all pass holders

Looking for a little balanced energy at Expo West? Say Hello to Super Herbs! Join us at the REBBL booth to meet and greet Koya Webb, Holistic Health Coach, while uncovering ancient wisdom of the Plant Queendom. Energize and revitalize over an afternoon of deliciously nourishing super herb elixirs and plant-powered Maca Mocha Energy Bites.

Book Signing & Giveaway w/ Health Food Advocate Liana Werner-Gray
Nutiva Booth 2425
March 8 (Fri)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Hosted by Nutiva
Open to all pass holders

Nutiva is giving away 100 of the soon to be released “The Cancer Free Diet”. She will be signing them at our booth.

Cheers to 10 B Corp Years
All Good Booth 3100
March 8 (Fri)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hosted by All Good
Open to all pass holders

We are celebrating 10 years as a B Corp!  partnering with Klean Kanteen, Guayaki and simply straws for health tonic bevies and a toast to this benchmark and to the next 10 years of using business as a force for good.

Kuli Kuli Moringa Margarita Happy Hour
Kuli Kuli Booth 5173
March 8 (Fri)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by Kuli Kuli
Open to all pass holders

Happy Hour celebration with moringa margaritas and other tasty treats. Kuli Kuli is excited to have a chef-prepared moringa menu throughout Expo West including moringa lattes and parfaits in the morning and moringa falafel and hummus in the afternoon.

Book Signing & Giveaway w/ Health Food Advocate Max Lugavere
Nutiva Booth 2425
March 9 (Sat)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by Nutiva
Open to all pass holders

Nutiva is giving away 100  copies of Genius Foods. He will be signing them at our booth.

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