Do I Qualify to attend?

All CHFA events are trade only events and are not open to the general public. CHFA East is open to individuals currently working within the natural health and organic products industry. The primary target audience for this show is individuals that sell or professionally recommend natural health products or organics directly to consumers. All attendees will be required to provide proof that their company is involved in the industry. See details below. 

Business Type & Pricing

Business Categories Online Pre-Registration Onsite Registration
CHFA Members (become a member) Free Free
Retailer $35.00 $55.00
Health Promotion / Practitioner $35.00 $55.00
Manufacturer $225.00 $350.00
Distributor $225.00 $350.00
Business Service $225.00 $350.00
Association $225.00 $350.00
Government $225.00 $350.00
Student N/A Complimentary (Access on Sunday ONLY. See details below.)
Prices above refer to trade show registration and do not include conference sessions, see the conference page for details on sessions and pricing.  

Registration for CHFA East 2018 will launch in the summer of 2018


Registration Hours On-Site

Conference: 

Thursday, September 13 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, September 14 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Trade Show: 

Saturday, September 15 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday, September 16 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Business Definitions & Requirements for Proof of Business

CHFA must be able to easily verify both of the following:

  1. Your organization’s active involvement in the NHP / organic industry
  2. Proof of your employment by said company

Multiple documents may be required to confirm registration category and required verification. Further details are available on our event policy page.

Retailer

Definition: Primary business is the retail sale of natural health and organic products directly to consumers or professionals. The store must sell more than one manufacturer's product line. If you only sell one manufacturer's product or brand you must register as a manufacturer.  If any part of your retail business also manufactures products, your company is considered a manufacturer and must register as such.   

Acceptable forms of business proof include:

  • Business Card (must include both attendee and company name)
  • Retail Business License
  • Pay Stub and Photo ID (onsite)
  • Purchase orders from an exhibiting company

Registration Fees: $35 (online) $55 (on-site)
 

Health Promotion / Practitioner

Definition: Primary business is as a practitioner or fitness professional engaged in the promotion of natural health and/or organic helath food products to consumers. Also includes owners or staff of health clubs, gyms and spas.

Acceptable forms of business proof include:

  • Medical License / Health Accreditation
  • Business Card (must include both attendee and company name)
  • Pay Stub and Photo ID (onsite)
  • Purchase orders from an exhibiting company

Registration Fees: $35 (online) $55 (on-site)
 

Manufacturer / Distributor

Definition: The manufacture and/or distribution of natural health and/or organic health food products ultimately destined for sale to consumers or professionals through retail. Also includes wholesalers, brokers, importers and exporters. 

Acceptable forms of business proof include:

  • Business Card (must include both attendee and company name)
  • Business License
  • Pay Stub and Photo ID 

Registration Fees: $225 (online) $350 (on-site)
 

Business Service

Definition: A company that supports businesses within the natural health or organic industry but does not produce a tangible commodity.

Acceptable forms of business proof include:

  • Business Card (must include both attendee and company name)
  • Paystub and Photo ID
  • Purchase Orders from participating exhibitors

Registration Fees: $225 (online) $350 (on-site)

 

Association

Definition: A professional association servicing businesses or professionals within the natural health product or organic industry.

Acceptable forms of business proof include:

  • Business Card (must include both attendee and company name)
  • Paystub and Photo ID
  • Membership requirements demonstrating industry involovement 

Registration Fees: $225 (online) $350 (on-site)

 

Government

Definition: Primary activity is within a governmental body that aids in the promotion and support of the natural health and/or organic industry.

Acceptable forms of business proof include:

  • Business Card (must include both attendee and company name)
  • Paystub and Photo ID
  • Ministry or agency information reflecting industry participation

Registration Fees: $225 (online) $350 (on-site)

 

Student

CHFA is pleased to provide a forum for students to engage with the industry in which they one day hope to work.  Our trade shows are an excellent learning forum, but first and foremost they are a place of business for the manufacturers and retailers currently working in the industry.  In order to ensure that the flow of business is not disturbed, CHFA has implemented new restrictions related to student admission at our show.

Student Admission:
CHFA offers complimentary access to the trade show to students enrolled in programs that will have them working in the natural health or organic industry upon graduation. 

Students may not pre-register.  Upon arrival at the event, students will be issued a student badge.

  • Admission is granted on day two of the trade show.  For CHFA West and East, this will be on Sunday and for CHFA Québec, day two is Saturday.  Students may not attend on day one.
  • Students may not attend the conference program. 
  • Student ID is required and their program must be related to the natural health or organic industry.
  • This is a trade event where product is not for sale for personal use.
  • Please be courteous and take samples only if offered by the exhibiting company