Expo West! If you are in the natural foods industry, there is nothing left to say. For everyone else, Expo West is the largest natural foods tradeshow in the country and when they say large, they mean ginormous. Expo West had a 7.2% increase in attendance this year. Over 71,000 people showed up for the conference and expo. All the exhibit halls, ballrooms and the arena at the Anaheim Convention Center and the all the ballrooms at the Hilton and Marriott were taken. Most of them booths.
Southeast Green attended several seminars and New Hope Media's version of Shark Tank called Pitch Slam. New Hope Media identified the top major trends which included the Paleo movement. You can check out the blog that was written while en route to the show about Paleo.