I am grateful I got to attend the final edition of Expo East 2023 in Philadelphia. It was nothing short of an enlightening and enriching experience. The event, known for being a hub of innovation and sustainability in the natural products industry, marked its final edition this year, leaving attendees, including myself, with a mix of nostalgia and anticipation for the future.

A Confluence of Innovation

The expo was a vibrant showcase of the latest trends, products, and ideas shaping the natural and organic products landscape. Walking through the halls, I was immersed in a world where business and ethics, innovation and tradition, and commerce and sustainability coalesced seamlessly.

Interactions that Inspire

One of the highlights of my attendance was the opportunity to engage with diverse stakeholders. Entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders converged, sharing insights and forging connections. The atmosphere was charged with a collective commitment to driving change and fostering growth in the industry.

The Dawn of Newtopia Now

As Expo East sunsetted, the announcement of Newtopia Now in 2024 captured everyone’s attention. This progressive new event promises to elevate the industry’s trajectory, and I am eager to witness the unfolding of this new chapter.

Reflections and Takeaways

My time at Expo East 2023 was marked by learning, networking, and witnessing firsthand the dynamic evolution of the natural products industry. The insights gained and connections made are invaluable, promising to shape my professional journey in the times to come.

As I reflect on the experience, the anticipation for a more prosperous, inclusive, and regenerative future in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is palpable. The seeds of innovation, sustainability, and collaboration sown at Expo East are destined to blossom in the forthcoming Newtopia Now, and I am poised to be part of this transformative journey.

Looking Ahead

With the learnings and inspirations from Expo East 2023, I am geared to contribute to and witness the industry’s evolution. The future beckons with promises of innovation, and I am ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead with optimism and resilience.


Tom Fitzgerald  tom-fitzgerald-expo-east-with-Prabal-Chaudhri    Expo East 2023 Expo East 2023 Expo East 2023