The Anaheim Convention Center in California, will again host the annual Natural Products Expo West on March 5-7, 2014, with the event poised to draw over 60,000 attendees and feature over 2,500 exhibitors across natural and specialty foods, organic, supplements, health and beauty, natural living and pet products.

“We are expanding the Natural Products Expo West experience to encompass the entire Anaheim Convention Center campus – this includes almost 200 new booths in the Hilton hotel, an extra day of exhibits, more events, and an earlier day of education with an expanded program in the Marriott hotel,” said Adam Andersen, show director, Natural Products Expo West.

“The entrepreneurial drive is thriving in the natural products marketplace, and even with our expanded show floor space, we have sold out earlier than ever. This year’s event is poised to deliver an unparalleled experience to exhibitors and attendees alike.”

Education & Events:  March 4–8, 2015 (education begins a day earlier on Wednesday). Trade Show:  Hilton Anaheim March 5–7, 2015 (opens for attendees Thursday), Anaheim Convention Center main show floor and the NEXT New Product Pavilion, March 6–8, 2015.

Last year, show organizers New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, announced that Natural Products Expo West grew 5% bringing together over 67,000 industry members, more than 2,600 exhibiting companies and the most first-time exhibitors in the history of the show.

NEXT Forecast estimates U.S. consumer sales of natural, organic and healthy products will expand 64% from $153 billion in 2013 to $252 billion by 2019. This is a compound average growth rate of 8.6%, more than double the projected growth rate of mainstream consumer packaged goods.

Co-located with Natural Products Expo West are Engredea and the NEXT Innovation Summit, the premier events for ingredient sourcing and product development to deliver a full spectrum of opportunities to enter, grow and succeed in the global health and nutrition marketplace.

Other events are a Retail Store Tour, the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace and The Women in Naturals Networking.  For more information look up www.expowest.com