Penton's Natural Products Expo Honored for Innovation by Trade Show Executive

Aug 29, 2013, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton today announced New Hope Natural Media's Natural Products Expo the world's largest and premier tradeshow for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, won a Trade Show Executive Innovation Reader's Choice Award in the "Most Innovative Green Initiatives by Show Management" category.

Adam Andersen, Group Show Director for Natural Products Expos, said, "We are very proud to be recognized by Trade Show Executive for event innovation.  This award is a testament to Penton's commitment to producing highly relevant events to our audience."

Natural Products Expo teamed up with Global Experience Specialists (GES) to create an exhibit floor covering one million gross square feet with recycled and sustainable materials.  The exhibit floor included carpeting from 100 percent recycled materials, which the show continues to reuse and drapes made of natural muslin material.  Structural panels were 100 percent eco-wood, table tops were corn starch and the trash bags were biodegradable.  All of the shows graphics were produced on sustainable materials and signage was constructed with a 100 percent paper-based product made from renewable material that's chlorofluorocarbon-free.  Vegetable-based printing inks were used and state-of-the-art, low-impact green printing equipment.  Directories and other show communications were only available electronically via the website and mobile applications.   

"As one of our core values, GES is committed to improving sustainable efforts across our industry, and we've enjoyed the opportunity to use new green materials on the Natural Products events," said GES' Sr. Director of National Sales, Ann Olson.  "To partner with Penton and win awards on our results is great, and to do the right thing for the environment is even better!"

Earlier this year, Natural Products Expo won an E.X.C.I.T.E. award in the "Best Green Event" category for the program.

About Natural Products Expo
Natural Products Expo West is produced by New Hope Natural Media, the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in- person/event, and e-business products and services. New Hope Natural Media is a division of Penton.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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