Expo East brings natural and organic products into the limelight

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - More than 3,600 natural and organic products
retailers, buyers, industry leaders, trend spotters, and media will meet in
Toronto for Expo East, September 11-14, 2008.
    Expo East, produced by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), is
the largest conference and trade show in Canada for the natural and organic
product industry featuring more than 550 exhibiting companies with the latest
in natural and organic products for home, health, and planet.
    U.S. industry publication, Tradeshow Week, recognized the CHFA's Expo
East as one of the 50 largest trade shows in Canada, ranking it 30th in the
    For this year's show, organizers have created a packed conference
schedule preceding the trade show. For two days, September 11-12, participants
will have the opportunity to learn about the newest developments in the
industry, including an update on Bill C-51, Proposed Amendments to the Food &
Drugs Act.
    This year's keynote will be delivered by Silken Laumann, a three-time
Olympic medalist and two-time winner of the Canadian Female Athlete of the
Year award. Laumann will discuss her story of courage and triumph over
adversity, which has propelled her into one of Canada's top motivational
speakers. Laumann will speak on Saturday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m.
    For more details on Expo East, go to www.chfa.ca. Editorial staff may
attend the show free of charge. Register at the CHFA Media Centre. This show
is open to a professional audience of buyers, retailers, media and service
providers. It is not open to the general public.

    The Canadian Health Food Association (www.chfa.ca) is Canada's largest
    national trade association dedicated to the natural and organic products
    industry. Our members represent the entire supply chain including
    growers, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and
    importers involved in a variety of industry sub-sectors such as vitamin
    and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition
    products, natural and organic foods, fibres and health and beauty aids.
    CHFA member products support Canadians seeking optimal health and quality
    of life.

For further information:

For further information: Natalie Cajic, Communications Coordinator,
Phone: 1-800-661-4510 x.234, E-mail: ncajic@chfa.ca

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