Expo 2018 Promo

One badge. Three shows.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, August 19-21 2018 –The inaugural Healthy Food Expo West, a new event that is focused on healthy, natural and organic food products, is co-locating with the 2018 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, as well as Coffee Fest Los Angeles. One badge grants attendees access to all three shows, 500 industry-leading and innovative exhibitors and a new “Healthy” conference program that will educate restaurant, foodservice and retail professionals about the newest trends and practices in the health food industry-everything from gluten-free and allergen-free to vegan, vegetarian and plant-based foods and products. The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Coffee Fest Los Angeles and Healthy Food Expo West are being held Sunday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information and to register, visit https://www.healthyfoodexpos.com/healthy-food-california.
The Healthy Food Expo Education Program will feature 20+ sessions taking place on the show floor in the Education Lab in Booth 521 and the Education Zone in Booth 405. Sessions include:
  • Benefitting from the Rising Demographic of Plant-Based Diners presented by David Benzaquen of PlantBased Solutions.
  • Product Development: Channeling Your Inner Health Conscious Millennial presented by Randa Shammet a R&D Food Scientist.
  • Vegan vs. Vegetarian and Carnivores...Understanding the Differences and Catering to All presented by Chef Denise Portillo.
  • Chef Talk: The Healthy Focus moderated by Salar Sheik of Savory Hospitality. Panelists include Chef Jenny Ross, author and wellness expert; Chef Jocelyn Ramirez of Todo Verde and Chef Bret Thompson of Pez Cantina.
  • How & Why We Eat Bugs: A Guided Tasting presented by Aly Moore of Bugible and EatBugsEvents.com.
  • Pivoting to Natural Foods: A Case Study presented by Kathleen Wood of Kathleen Wood Partners.
  • Power UP Yoga led by "Fit Foodie" and AFAA certified instructor, Mareya Ibrahim
  • It’s All About That Spice! moderated by Gerry Furth-Sides, LocalFoodEater.com. Panelists include Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room, Author and Chef Dr. Linda Civitello and Chef/Entrepreneur Robert Danhi.
Other sessions in the Education Program will cover business and technology developments within the health food industry, upcoming trends in the food and beverage market place, how restaurants can pivot to adapt to the public push for healthy food and gluten-free options and adapting and catering to different dietary needs and restrictions. For access to all session information as well as dates, times and location, click here.
Healthy Food Expo West is supported by Eat Cleaner, Gourmet Business, the Green Restaurant Association, Healthy Dining and MenuTrinfo. The show floor will feature industry leading exhibitors from across the healthy food and beverage industry including American Vegetable Oil, Before the Butcher Foods, Boulart Bakery, Brands Within Reach, Cheesewich Factory, Chen’s Desert Harvest, Eco Delight Coffee, Follow Your Heart, Food Allergy Research and Education,  GoGoSqueeZ, Good Planet Foods, Hayden Valley Foods Inc, Joe Froyo LLC, Local Alternative Foods Mountain Valley Spring Water, Oggi Foods, Pacific Natural Foods/Barista Series, Pecans.com, Sea-Straw, Sichuan Danan Pixian Bean Paste Group, Springhill Ranch, Sun Hing Foods, Inc, The Nutramilk, True Fresh HPP, Vida Natural Baking Co., Washington State Potato, Zevia and more. For a full list of exhibitors, visit this link.  
“We have gathered top industry speakers who will lead our new education sessions for Healthy Food Expo, and fantastic exhibitors who will offer products and demonstrations to attendees looking to add healthy items to their menu, or expand existing options,” said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Portfolio.  “Our attendees are at the forefront of the restaurant and foodservice industry, and we pride ourselves on keeping them up to date on industry trends and innovations. Healthy Food Expo West will bring our attendees access to world-class exhibitors and a comprehensive education program that will teach them all they need to know to keep up with the evolving healthy food industry.”
Healthy Food Expo West is a celebration of healthy food products and ingredients, and includes an exhibit hall, conference and education program, as well as special events including culinary demonstrations. Healthy Food Expo West will take place August 19-21 alongside the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Coffee Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information visit https://www.healthyfoodexpos.com/healthy-food-california.
About Clarion UX - Clarion UX produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events.  Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch.  Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth.  Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.
About Clarion Events - Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, and the Netherlands.  Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK.  More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness.   www.clarionevents.com