CHFA East - Social, Hosted & Celebration Stations

Social, Hosted & Celebration Stations

Are you looking to round out your CHFA East conference education with additional social and hosted events where you can connect with the industry, win prizes and have a whole lot of fun? Check out these cool and exciting activities the exhibitors are planning just for you.

Thursday, September 13 - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Canadian Women in Naturals Networking Breakfast - 3rd Toronto Edition  
Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West, Salon 1
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Women in Naturals Breakfast

We're at it again! Please join us for our annual breakfast bringing together women in the Canadian naturals industry, promoting community, collaboration and thought leadership.

The event will be held in Salon 1 at the Fairmont Royal York from 8:00am - 10:00am on Thursday September 13th - a great way to kickstart CHFA East!

This is a place to nourish and connect with the tribe of women working in the natural and organic products industry. A place for founders, makers, marketers, sales women, retailers and every woman in between.

Included in the ticket for the 3rd annual Toronto edition: a gourmet organic breakfast and facilitated discussions that will leave you feeling nourished, inspired and supported as a woman in this field. 

As with our previous events, we would like to encourage participants to invite one or two female mentees. One of the goals of these gatherings is to mentor new entrants into the industry and nurture their careers, keeping the soils rich and diverse with new talent. 

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Networking over coffee/tea 
8:30 a.m.: Gourmet organic breakfast served 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Facilitated discussion

Register nowWe expect the 40 seats to fill quickly. Please RSVP with any dietary or allergy restrictions by Friday, September 7. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Your hosts: Annalea Krebs (Social Nature) and Katharine Herringer (Naturalist Publishing Corp.)

Friday, September 14 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Probiotics as Tools to Enhance Your Natural Microbial Ecosystems  
Dr. Zac Lewis, PhD
Hosted Lunch | By Invitation Only
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Did you know that there are around 40 trillion microbes in and on your body, living with you in harmony? The new science of the "microbiome" has shown the many ways these naturally-occurring microbes influence our health. Dr. Lewis, who has studied these microbes for a decade, will discuss this new field and how Renew Life is building their products to take advantage of this cutting-edge information.


  Zac is an R&D Scientist for the Renew Life brand. He has a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis and was awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Zac is a specialist in development of probiotic and prebiotic products, point person for Renew Life’s clinical trials program. He has extensive expertise in Bi­fidobacterial genetics and physiology, as well as training on measuring bacterial abundances using state-of-the-art DNA sequencing techniques. Zac has also studied the effects of specialized prebiotic sugars in breast milk on the developing gut microbiome of infants.

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Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16


Enter for a chance to win a Tesla Model 3 from Thomas Greither, owner of Flora.


Win Thomas’ Tesla Sweepstakes presented by Flora – Abbreviated Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Canada (excluding Quebec), 21 years and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins 4/2/18 and ends 12/31/18. For Official Rules, prize descriptions, odds disclosure, visit Sponsor: Flora, Inc. 805 E. Badger Road, Lynden, WA 98264 / Flora Manufacturing & Distributing, Ltd., 7400 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5J 5B9.


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Get Away from the Cold and Flu Season

Our cold and flu promotion starts October 1st. Visit us at booth 234 to pre-book your order for a chance to win a $2,500 travel voucher courtesy of St. Francis Herb Farm*. Pre-book deadline is September 30th!

Contest presented by:

*Contest registration begins on October 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2018. Entry ballots are assigned per product shipped. Open only to legal residents of Canada, who are the age of majority in their province or territory. Excludes residents of Quebec. Correct answer to mathematical skill-testing question required. Odds of winning the prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries during the contest period. One prize of $2500 travel voucher to be awarded February 4, 2019. Void where prohibited by law. Your personal information will not be saved. You will only be contacted should you win the grand prize.