Photos – MBArk 2017
We held the largest MBArk program ever at Expo West in Anaheim on March 9-11, 2017! This also marked the debut of the Natural Talent Career Fair – the first such event ever staged at one of the Natural Product Expos. The CEO Breakfast was a big highlight of the program, with presentations delivered by Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Mark Retzloff of Horizon Organic, Seth Goldman of Honest Tea, Betsy Foster of Whole Foods, John Haugen of General Mills 301 Brand Elevator, Kirsten Tobey of Revolution Foods, Terry Tierney of Daiya, John Foraker of Annie’s, Blair Kellison of Traditional Medicinals, Paddy Spence of Zevia, and many others.
On September 22-24, 2016, we ran the MBArk program at Expo East in Baltimore. This was the first time for MBArk at East, and it was a smashing success – with 25 students representing 14 different schools in attendance, and a kick-ass group of CEO speakers including Paddy Spence of Zevia, Greg Steltenpohl of Califia Farms, Naomi Whittel of TwinLab, Walter Robb of Whole Foods Market, Matthew Sade of Kite Hill, Hillary Lewis of Lumi, Mark Retzloff of Horizon Organic and Alfalfa’s, Kirsten Quigley of LunchSkins, Linda Boardman of Branch Brook Holdings, and Nikhil Arora of Back to the Roots.