Health and fitness agenda: Hong Kong welcomes Natural Products Expo Asia
Friday 19 August 2011
Coming up this month, natural and organic products trade events flaunt their wares around the globe, including Hong Kong's Natural Products Expo Asia, Sydney's Gluten Free Expo, and Baltimore's BioFach America.
9th Natural Products Expo Asia
Now in its ninth year, the Natural Products Expo is setting up shop in Hong Kong to tap into the burgeoning health food and organic market in Asia. Some 10,000 visitors are expected, with new products on display from more than 300 exhibitors. Nutracon Asia dovetails with the event with its focus on healthy aging and beauty products deemed natural and "functional." The Natural Products Expo signature event, held in California every year, drew 55,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to its show in March.
7th Gluten Free Expo
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia
At Sydney's Gluten Free Expo, exhibitors are expected to launch new gluten-free products, especially pastas, breads, pizza doughs, crackers, waffles, and cookies, to some 11,000 attendees. The event, now in its seventh year, is free and devoted to gluten-free products, sessions on the science behind gluten intolerance, cooking-without-gluten classes, and tips to create a healthy gluten-free diet.
A day created by the Canadian Cancer Society nearly 30 years ago to honor those who have been touched by cancer. On August 27, the profits from fresh daffodils purchased at select locations will be used to support cancer patients, research and education. To get involved or donate: http://www.daffodilday.com.au
13th Vitafoods Asia
Between the New Products Zone which showcases the latest and most innovative products on the market, a VitaTrends section that provides insight into the latest trends in nutrition, and a networking session, Vitafoods Asia is considered the trade event of the year in Asia for nutraceutical professionals to hobnob.
World Suicide Prevention Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a co-sponsor of the event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. WHO estimates "3000 people commit suicide daily," equaling "one death every 40 seconds" worldwide. Prevention is key as "for every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives." Visit the website to download a suicide prevention toolkit and find out more on how to get involved.
16th Yoga Journal Conference: Colorado
Estes Park, Colorado, US
In one of the premiere yoga events in the world, yoga publication Yoga Journal will offer more than 100 classes taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, David Swenson, and Bo Forbes, in the Colorado Rockies for seven days. The conference also takes place in San Francisco, New York, and Wisconsin, with each drawing crowds of around four thousand. A full seven-day pass is $1,285 after that. A weekend pass costs $535; a day pass costs $295.
26th BioFach America
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Europe’s massive BioFach heads to the US this September, expected to draw in 20,000 visitors and thousands of organic products, in addition to natural personal care products. The event also has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore.
26th Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Now in its 26th year, the Natural Products Expo East moves from Boston to Baltimore with an expected crowd of some 20,000 and 1,300 exhibits showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. The event dovetails with BioFach America.
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