Top U.S. Natural Products Experts, Brand Leaders Headline Speaker Program at The Mexican Healthy P

Press Release ( - PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico - Aug 24, 2016 - With experts including a leading natural products retail specialist, a healthy lifestyles market research guru and a rising organic products entrepreneur, The Mexican Healthy Products Summit not only matches buyers and sellers but offers an in depth program for any business looking to bridge the U.S. and Mexican healthy lifestyles market.

Now in its fourth year, The Mexican Healthy Products Summit is bringing together healthy products companies from the U.S. and elsewhere that have interest in establishing or expanding distribution in the Mexican retail marketplace to attend this valuable, business-building event. Matching buyers with suppliers, this past year’s event, held in January 2016, increased supplier participation by more than 40% over the previous year.

The 2017 Summit will be held Jan. 27-29, 2017, at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta, where a select group of key distributors will join over 70 buyers representing six sectors of Mexican retailers, including: Supercenters such as Walmart and Costco; Supermarkets such as HEB Mexico, Chedraui, and Commercial Mexicana; Specialty Health Food Stores including The Green Corner and Origenes Organicos; Pharmacies including Benavides and Farmacia del Ahorro; Convenience Stores such as Oxxo and 7 Eleven; and Department Stores including Liverpool and El Palacio de Hierro.

Suppliers, buyers and attendees will have the opportunity to establish and build relationships in an intimate, effective setting with one-on-one meetings, seminars and networking events. The Summit’s morning educational sessions feature speakers with the latest information on topics ranging from Reaching the Mexican Consumer, The Latest Healthy Lifestyle Trends and Research, Best Export Practices, The Changing Retail Landscape, and much more. Featured speakers include:

Alejandro Velez – Co-Founder of Back to the Roots
Velez and his business partner Nikhil Arora are working toward re-defining the future of food. They got the idea in class, at UC Berkeley, when a professor started talking about how agricultural waste streams, like coffee grounds, could be used to grow mushrooms. Now, Back to the Roots, founded in 2009, is rapidly growing with $15 million in funding and a dedicated focus on bringing sustainable, grow-at-home products and organic food products into households.

Daniel Lohman – Organic & CPG Industry Strategic Advisor
Daniel Lohman is an expert in the organic and natural CPG industry with a focus in retail sales. In addition to working with leading retailers across the country, he also has the highest level of certification for category management proficiency. Responsible for growing sales and teaching Category Management theory and principals while at Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, and SPINS, Daniel has worked with and supported hundreds of natural and conventional manufacturers, retailers, data providers and brokers. He is passionate about bringing true category management to the organic and natural channel and offers a unique and fresh perspective that has earned him recognition and a reputation as a thought leader throughout the industry.

Steve French – Managing Partner and Owner of the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)
Steve French is managing partner of Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), a leading international strategic marketing consulting and market research firm specializing in health and wellness, sustainability and healthy aging. He has more than 30 years of strategic marketing, business development, market research and management experience. Steve is a frequent speaker at many industry events, is regularly sourced by media, and an author of more than 100 published articles and written reports.

Key International Opportunity in a Fast-Moving Marketplace
With a population of more than 124 million, and over half the population 29 years of age and younger, Mexico’s burgeoning healthy products market reflects a growing, educated middle class wanting to get healthier. Plus, with the government’s campaign to fight obesity through education, new food nutrition laws, the recent junk food tax, and increased access to healthier products, now is the time to enter Mexico.

“The Mexican healthy products market is rapidly expanding,” said John Pagliaro, President of The Mexican Healthy Product Summit and partner with Trade Show Consulting, LLC, a veteran trade show event producer in the U.S. and Mexico. “Healthy food and beverages are leading the way, and healthy personal care products are gaining quickly in popularity. With many new specialty health stores opening in major cities throughout the country, more Mexican consumers are including healthy products in their lifestyle,” he said.

Exhibitor Information
The Mexican Healthy Products Summit will take place Jan. 27-29, 2017, at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Space is limited. For details and to exhibit, contact John Pagliaro at, 443.564.3222, or visit

About Trade Show Consulting, LLC
For over 24 years Trade Show Consulting has produced consumer and trade shows in the U.S. and Mexico. The company researches trends, markets and attendee interests to identify potential shows to bring buyer and seller together in a neutral forum. ExpoNext awarded Trade Show Consulting the distinguished honor of producing one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Shows of 2012, Fabtech Mexico. For more information visit

Source : The Mexican Healthy Products Summit

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