Natural Products Expo West 2010

| 3/31/2010 10:12:00 AM

GinaThis year I got the chance to attend the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Natural Products Expo West is an annual trade show for the natural products industry. More than 56,000 industry professionals attended! Not only is that number a 5 percent increase from the number of attendees during last year’s show, it also sets a record as the largest attendance in Natural Products Expo West history. It’s amazing to see proof that this industry is constantly growing.

This year, the Natural Products Expo West was at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

As soon as I arrived at the Anaheim Convention Center I was overwhelmed. (I suppose it was silly of me to invision card tables and poster-board.) These companies take their booths seriously! It was awesome to see the amount of effort put into making these great products stand out. However, it wasn’t even the time exhibitors spent on their showcase that overwhelmed me. Almost 2,000 companies showcased their natural products at this event. That's a lot of people! There were so many great things to see, I didn’t even know where to begin! (Or which crowds to fight!)

More than 56,000 industry professionals attended this event.

More than 2,000 companies showcased their products. That's a lot of names!

There were many additional highlights from my trip. Here are just a few: