Tradeshows and Speaking Events

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Natural Marketing Institute's senior staff and consumer trends forecasters are available to speak at industry conferences, seminars, and client events on a variety of subjects related to Health, Wellness, Whole Living, and Sustainability market research and consumer insight data.

To inquire regarding availability, kindly complete the form on our contact page and one of our team members will get back to you!

ExpoWest 2024

Trade Show March 13-16

Education & Events
March 12-16, 2023

Natural Products Expo West is next week! Find your next big seller among the largest collection of natural, organic and conscious products.

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

To schedule a meet-up at ExpoWest, please reach out to Diane Ray at or call (717) 314-7778.

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AHPA Botanical Congress: Botanicals

We're excited to announce that Research America's Natural Marketing Institute Division will be participating in the 2023 AHPA Botanical Congress.

Our Senior Vice President, Diane Ray, will be speaking at a session called "The Market: Money, money, money, money," which will explore the explosive growth of the herbal supplement market during the pandemic years of 2020-2022.

Diane Ray will be joined by industry experts Tara Burkley from New Hope and Claire Morton from Nutrition Business Journal, who will present a financial snapshot of the herbal supplement and natural products markets. Ray will share data from consumer surveys for these product categories.

The session will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:20pm PT / 4:20pm ET and is expected to last 40 minutes. We invite you to join us for this exciting event and learn about the latest trends and insights in the herbal supplement and natural products markets.

The 2023 AHPA Botanical Congress is one of the premier events for the herbal products industry, bringing together experts from around the world to share the latest research, trends, and insights. This year's event will be held virtually, making it more accessible to attendees from around the globe.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Diane Ray and other industry experts about the future of the herbal supplement market. Register now for the 2023 AHPA Botanical Congress.

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ExpoWest 2023

Visit Natural Marketing Institute at Booth #3236

Education & Events
March 7-11, 2023

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

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SupplySide West 2022

Visit Natural Marketing Institute at Booth #6810 

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2022

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Education Session you won't want to miss powered by Food ingredients North America:

Join panelist Steve French, Chief Operating Officer, participating in an Educational SupplySide West 2022: Session: Plant-based food technology and future growth (Food ingredients North America).

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV South Pacific Ballroom F


The plant-based foods market is growing and is expected to value over US$162 billion in 2030, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. This growth is fueled by formulation sophistication that addresses consumers’ need for the replication of the savory and “meaty” taste of meat, but with favorable sustainability and animal impacts. This type of food R&D takes precision, expertise and care, and should be complemented by transparent and clear marketing messages to consumers.

This session will cover:

  • Consumer desire for plant-based food products.
  • Ingredient sourcing, supply chain and sustainability challenges and solutions.
  • Often-overlooked considerations when working with plant-based fats.
  • How fermentation is changing the plant-based and alternative protein landscape
  • The future of the plant-based market and current market white space.

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SupplySideNetwork365 Education Series

Exploring the Topic of Men’s & Women’s Health as Distinct Opportunities

Join panelist Diane Ray, NMI VP of Strategic Innovation will be participating in a LIVE round table discussion exploring the topic of Men’s Health & Women’s Health as distinct opportunities.

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October 19, 2022 12:30 – 1:30 pm

This session will tackle men’s and women’s health in an entertaining way, using a game format to highlight ingredients and supporting research that brands should consider when developing and formulating health products for each gender. There will also be plenty of market and consumer insights to highlight potential opportunity areas.

To join this LIVE conversation visit SupplySideNetwork365 Education Series and get the invite.

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Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) conference 2022

Don't miss CRN's 2022 annual events at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix: Now, New, Next  Oct. 12–14

Speaking Session Details:

Friday, October 14, at 9:40 – 10:40 am
Last Thing Before You Go...Sustainable Packaging
Steve French COO, Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
John Hewitt VP of Packaging Sustainability, Consumer Brands Association (CBA)

Consumer Trends & Insights on Sustainable Packaging

The ‘less is more’ trend is one of the foundational tenets of environmental protection, especially when it comes to packaging.  In fact, packaging is one of the first and most visible environmental impacts consumers think of.  Therefore, the sourcing and ‘end life’ of packaging are becoming significantly more relevant as the product life cycle and waste impact are becoming a stronger part of consumers’ purchase decisions.  Minimizing packaging and switching to more sustainable sources are typically easier changes than formulation or operational changes and they align with consumer sentiment and retailer priorities. However, such efforts will need to be balanced with consumers’ desire for product convenience, freshness, and safety. In the end, consumers are clearly motivated to buy products from companies who promote sustainable practices and packaging is a clear way to provide consumers a differentiating choice and a fairly straightforward option.

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Quirk's Event

July 20-21, 2022

Stop by our Booth #623 at the Quirk's Event in NYC on July 20th and 21st! Request a time to connect at the show! Contact Steve French, our Chief Operating Officer at Research America, at or call 215-513-7300, ext. 214. We hope to see you there

The Quirk's Event is a valuable collection of sessions and networking opportunities with leaders in the insights field. It's designed to be affordable and convenient, with in-person and virtual options and multiple dates and locations.

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Sports & Active Nutrition Summit USA

February 14, 15 & 16, 2022
San Diego, USA

Don’t Miss Diane Ray, Presenting, “Who is the target consumer? What trends are impacting engagement?" on February 15!

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Expo West - Visit us at booth #3239

March 8-12, 2022

Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA

If you're looking to stay ahead of the curve with the latest consumer insights and market research tools, make sure to stop by booth #3239 to discuss how our services can benefit your business, plus a chance to win a 2022 Consumer Trends and Insights Report of your choice, valued at 15,000 this week only Expo West 2022!

Education events you won't want to miss...

  • Diane Ray, VP of Strategic Innovation, will present at the AHPA Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 8:55 am. on "Hot-off-the-presses insights regarding herbal supplement users."
  • Steve French, Chief Operating Officer, will join a panel of experts on Friday, March 11th at 11:00 am, Platinum Ballroom 5. The NieslenIQ hosted education session will touch on "Building a Sustainable Business: Reimaging Growth Strategies."

We hope to see you at the show!


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SupplySide East

April 12 & 13, 2022

Meadowlands Exposition Center - Secaucus, NJ

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