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Shows and Events                                           


As the low carb, sugar free, and specialty food industries have continued to grow and become embraced by mainstream outlets, more and more events, shows, conferences, and summits are held to fine-tune our direction. They're places to learn, to network, to make and keep relationships... Often, however, these events have surprisingly little consumer-focused representation. And that's where Low Carb Luxury comes in... we represent the consumer and their interests and have no corporate agenda of our own. We report on the facts, try to sort out the clutter, and do our best to bring to the attention of the manufacturers the issues and concerns we hear from you, our readers.

Getting Involved...

This doesn't mean that you can't be involved personally. Many of these events are open to anyone to attend (though most carry registration fees.) We encourage those that care about how this industry will develop over the coming months and years to make their voices heard by attending one or more shows each year. If that's not possible for you, make sure Neil and I know what issues matter most to you. We're there to be your voice.

              Lora and Neil




                               Upcoming Shows

NNFA 2006

When: July 14 thru 16, 2006
Where: Las Vegas, NV NNFA 2006


NNFA is the leading trade association for the natural products industry, protecting and promoting the business of health for both suppliers and retailers.

Each year, the natural products community turns to NNFA's convention and trade show to discover health and nutrition trends, scientific advancements, new products and business innovations — connecting natural product suppliers and buyers on the cutting-edge of the industry.

Learn More!



The NASFT Fancy Food Show: Summer 2006
Sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

When: July 9 thru 11, 2006
Where: New York, NY
Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34th Street (at 11th Ave.) New York, NY 10001

The NASFT Fancy Food Show

The NASFThas sponsored and produced the high-profile, well-attended International Fancy Food & Confection Shows since 1955. They are well-funded, aggressively marketed, and highly regarded by attendees and exhibitors alike.

Business booms at these trade-only shows, in a unique decision-maker to decision-maker environment. In one place at one time, you can discover new lines and items, and International Pavilions present exotic new specialty foods from all over the world.

Learn More!



NNFA West: Healthy Harvest Show

When: September 15 thru 17, 2006
Where: Santa Clara, CA NNFA West: Healthy Harvest Show


The 2006 NNFA-West Healthy Harvest Show "the regional trade show for the whole country" — will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Hyatt Regency (formerly Westin) of Santa Clara, which is directly connected to the convention center, is the host hotel for this year?s NNFA-West Healthy Harvest Show. The fall West Coast show will feature approximately 200 booths encompassing makers of natural and organic food products, dietary supplements, natural HBA products, sports nutrition, and other health food industry products.

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Natural Products Expo East

When: October 4 thru 7, 2006
Where: Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Convention Center) Natural Products Expo East


This show features every category in the natural and organic products industry. Natural Products Expo East and Organic Products Expo-BioFach America deliver more than 600 new products from the best companies to a growing international audience. This year the expo is held in partnership with NNFA East.

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                                               Past Shows


Expo West 2005

When: March 24 thru 26, 2006
Where: Anaheim, CA Expo West 2006


Record-setting crowds visited more than 3,000 exhibits at this year's wall-to-wall industry event. Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo is produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media, Inc. The nation's largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show, held March 23-26, exceeded past attendance records and provided a forecast of the top healthy food and lifestyle products for an audience of retailer buyers, media and industry members.

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Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction
Presented by The Nutrition & Metabolism Society and SUNY Downstate

When: January 20 thru 22, 2006
Where: Brooklyn, NY Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction


The 2006 Conference on the Metabolic and Nutritional Aspects of Carbohydrate Restriction aims to integrate recent findings of clinical outcomes with restriction of carbohydrate and the associated regulation of insulin secretion on metabolism. The three-day conference will define key factors for practical applications, summarize our current understanding of nutritional biochemistry in this area and define questions for future research.

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SoHo Expo 2005
Orange County Convention Center-East/West Bldg

When: December 1 thru 4, 2005
Where: Orlando, FL SoHo Expo 2004


Since 1971, the Soho Expo has provided the perfect venue for manufacturers, wholesalers, and suppliers of natural foods, supplements, and health related products, publications and appliances.

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Natural Products Expo East

When: September 16 thru 18, 2005
Where: Washington, DC Natural Products Expo East


To be held at the Washington Convention Center, this show features every category in the natural and organic products industry. Natural Products Expo East and Organic Products Expo-BioFach America deliver more than 600 new products from the best companies to a growing international audience.

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NNFA ? West
At the McEnery Convention Center
NNFA West
When: September 30 thru October 2, 2005
Where: San Jose, CA


NNFA West and Vitamin Retailer Magazine have partnered to produce trade shows. Reservations for exhibit space will be accepted in February 2005. Contact Terri Curry-McSweeney, TLC Trade Show Productions at
805-646-2921 for more information.

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The NASFT Fancy Food Show: Summer 2005
Sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

When: July 10 thru 12, 2005
Where: New York, NY
Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34th Street (at 11th Ave.) New York, NY 10001

The NASFT? Fancy Food Show
The NASFT? has sponsored and produced the high-profile, well-attended International Fancy Food & Confection Shows? since 1955. They are well-funded, aggressively marketed, and highly regarded by attendees and exhibitors alike.

Business booms at these trade-only shows, in a unique decision-maker to decision-maker environment. In one place at one time, you can discover new lines and items, and International Pavilions present exotic new specialty foods from all over the world.

Learn More!


NNFA 2005

When: July 15 thru 17, 2005
Where: Las Vegas, NV Expo West 2005


For more than 68 years, NNFA has been the leading trade assocation for the natural products industry, protecting and promoting the business of health for both suppliers and retailers. Each year, the natural products community turns to NNFA's convention and trade show to discover health and nutrition trends, scientific advancements, new products and business innovations.

Learn More!


The NASFT Fancy Food Show: Spring 2005
Sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

When: May 1 thru 3, 2005
Where: Chicago, IL
McCormick Place Complex - North Building
2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60616

The NASFT? Fancy Food Show
The NASFT? has sponsored and produced the high-profile, well-attended International Fancy Food & Confection Shows? since 1955. They are well-funded, aggressively marketed, and highly regarded by attendees and exhibitors alike.

Business booms at these trade-only shows, in a unique decision-maker to decision-maker environment. In one place at one time, you can discover new lines and items, and International Pavilions present exotic new specialty foods from all over the world.

Learn More!


Expo West 2005

When: March 17 thru 20, 2005
Where: Anaheim, CA Expo West 2005


Natural Products Expo West is known throughout the world as the largest natural and organic products trade show in the industry. Whether you sell or buy finished products, the ingredients that make the products, or the supplies and services that help retailers sell them, Natural Products Expo West puts the right people together.

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The NASFT Fancy Food Show: Winter 2005
Sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

When: January 23 thru 25, 2005
Where: San Francisco, CA (Moscone Center)

The NASFT? Fancy Food Show
The NASFT? has sponsored and produced the high-profile, well-attended International Fancy Food & Confection Shows? since 1955. They are well-funded, aggressively marketed, and highly regarded by attendees and exhibitors alike.

Business booms at these trade-only shows, in a unique decision-maker to decision-maker environment. In one place at one time, you can discover new lines and items, and International Pavilions present exotic new specialty foods from all over the world.

Learn More!


SoHo Expo 2004

When: December 9 thru 12, 2004
Where: Orlando, FL SoHo Expo 2004


Since 1971, the Soho Expo has provided the perfect venue for manufacturers, wholesalers, and suppliers of natural foods, supplements, and health related products, publications and appliances.

Learn More!


Natural Products Expo East

When: October 14 thru 17, 2004
Where: Washington, DC Natural Products Expo East


With more than 1,100 exhibitors and over 170,000 square feet of natural and organic ingredients and finished products, you got it all in one show at Natural Products Expo East. Held at the Washington Convention Center, it was where you went to get the latest market information and business advice.

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The CarbAware Expo & Conference
Sponsored by the Carbohydrate Awareness Council

When: September 16 thru 19, 2004
Where: Washington, DC

The CarbAware Expo & Conference
This was the first ever expo & conference dedicated to low-carb diets and controlled-carb nutrition and was open to consumers, healthcare professionals, industry and the supply chain. It was an opportunity to showcase products and services, and to learn about low-carb and controlled-carb nutrition from the experts and network with those in the industry!

Conference Sessions included educational and informational tracts for Consumers, Industry and Professionals. The Exhibition Floor hosted exhibitors representing Retailers, Distributors, Manufacturers, Brokers, Suppliers and More on Friday and Saturday.

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NNFA ? West
At the Sacramento Convention Center

When: August 20 thru 23, 2004
Where: Sacramento, CA

The CarbAware Expo & Conference
The annual Educational Trade show and Lobby Day included a breakfast seminar at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, and lobbying at the California State Capitol on behalf of pending Senate Bills that would affect the sale and labeling of supplements. NNFA-West is one of the largest regions of the NNFA organization and they're a powerful group to fight for rights on behalf of all natural and health food retailers.

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NNFA 2004
67th Annual Natural Products Convention and Trade Show

When: July 16 thru 18, 2004
Where: Las Vegas, NV

NNFA 2004
Since 1937, the National Nutritional Foods Association has held an annual convention and trade show.

Through the years, the trade show has evolved to become what is known as NNFA MarketPlace. This year they reintroduced the show along with a new name - NNFA 2004. Each year, NNFA's trade show and convention offers the newest, most exciting products and advances in natural foods, dietary supplements, sports nutritional products, personal care, and more! This year, this Las Vegas extravaganza offered more low-carb specialty manufacturers than ever before.

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Low Carb Products Expo

When: July 17 and 18, 2004
Where: Las Vegas, NV

NNFA 2004
The Low-carb craze has created an industry that will jump from $15 to $30 Billion in just one year. This means more and more retailers are looking to capture their share of this exploding market segment. Likewise more and more manufactures are needed and they need the ingredients to produce the low-carb products. The major industry that goes hand-in-hand with the low-carb products is healthy living, so we have brought these categories together and created this unique event.

The Low-Carb Products Expo had exhibitors that either manufacture low-carb products and sell to retailers or produce the ingredients needed by the manufacturers.

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The NASFT? Fancy Food Show
Sponsored by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

When: June 27 thru 29, 2004
Where: New York, NY (Jacob K. Javits Center)

The NASFT? Fancy Food Show
The NASFT? has sponsored and produced the high-profile, well-attended International Fancy Food & Confection Shows? since 1955. They are well-funded, aggressively marketed, and highly regarded by attendees and exhibitors alike.

Fancy Food Shows attract over 30,000 attendees from specialty food, wine, gift and department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, mail-order and other related businesses. These attendees come to see over a thousand exhibitors from around the world, presenting over 50,000 specialty foods to discover and sample. And this year's Fancy Food Show in New York will include a strong low carb presence as well.

Business booms at these trade-only shows, in a unique decision-maker to decision-maker environment. In one place at one time, you can discover new lines and items, and International Pavilions present exotic new specialty foods from all over the world.

Learn More!


The Kingsbrook Conference
on Nutritional & Metabolic Aspects of Low Carbohydrate Diets

When: June 18 thru 20, 2004
Where: Brooklyn, NY

Kingsbrook
What is the current state of the use of low carbohydrate diets in weight loss? Are low carbohydrate diets helping diabetics? How do fats and carbohydrates interact and how do they affect insulin?

These are some of the questions asked at the Kingsbrook Conference. The first of its kind, the conference assembled some of the most widely respected biochemists in the field of metabolism and some of the most widely respected nutritionist and clinicians. Vigorous discussion of how emerging information on diet and underlying metabolism can be put together and how we can use ideas that come out of such a synthesis. Although the conference did not recommend any particular diet, the integration of basic science and dietary and clinic practice can be expected to be extremely valuable in the design of new diets and recommendations.

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The TIME/ABC News Summit on Obesity
Presented by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

When: June 2 thru 4, 2004
Where: Williamsburg, VA

TIME/ABC News Obesity Summit
TIME magazine and ABC News invited leaders to a summit to address the nation's obesity epidemic and to propose solutions.

"Obesity is such an ugly word that many Americans who are obese shy away from discussing the problem," says Jim Kelly, Managing Editor of TIME magazine. "But getting over that shame is the first step in understanding the complex reasons why a growing number of Americans are seriously overweight. This conference was about offering solutions, not about finger wagging."

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The LowCarbiz Summit
Policy and Best Practices

When: May 5 thru 7, 2004
Where: Washington, DC

The LowCarbiz Summit: Policy and Best Practices
The future of the Low Carb Industry will be decided by Congressmen, Federal Regulators, Lobbyists, Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers and the Media. The hot topic at the May LowCarbiz Policy Summit was the legislative and regulatory issues facing our industry.

The focus of this gathering was policy and regulatory issues facing the low-carb industry.


The Low Carb Manufacturers Alliance
Marketing Conference

When: April 15, 2004
Where: Chicago, IL Low Carb Manufacturers' Alliance


The Low Carb Manufacturers Alliance?s Low Carb Marketing Conference brings together thought leaders and pioneers from America?s established brands who are producing and marketing innovative low carb products. This one day event featured presentations and panel discussions, sharing of best practices and networking opportunities.

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Natural Products Expo West
Supply Expo / NutraCon

When: March 16 thru 20, 2004
Where: Anaheim, CA Expo West


No longer a niche, natural and organic products continue to soar. The 23rd annual Natural Products Expo West, which took place in sunny Anaheim, CA March 4 thru 7, demonstrated the seemingly unstoppable growth of the natural products industry in the United States.

More than 2,500 exhibitors and 36,000 attendees from 86 countries crowded the Anaheim Convention Center to display or shop for the latest food, beverage, supplement and personal care items.

More than 13,000 retailers and buyers attended. And this year, low-carb dominated the new exhibitors, prompting non low carbers to say, "...thank goodness the food industry has a focus again."

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The LowCarbiz Summit

When: January 22 thru 23, 2004
Where: Denver, CO

LowCarbiz Summit
The first annual LowCarbiz Summit was held in Denver, Colorado on January 22-23, 2004. Sponsored by LowCarbiz, the exclusive on-line newsletter of the burgeoning low carb industry, the Summit offered an opportunity to join industry colleagues to explore opportunities.

We heard from experts both inside and outside the industry, such as distribution specialists, legal affairs experts, physicians, nutritionists, as well as many industry professionals.

The keynote speakers for the two-day conference were Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades, world-renowned metabolic medicine experts and authors of eleven books, including Protein Power and Protein Power Life Plan.





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