Experience Expo West with One Step Closer

Each year, One Step Closer makes a splash with our members and partners at Expo West, the largest natural products industry event in the U.S.  From dynamic and empowering educational programming on packaging innovations, climate, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) to community networking and celebrations, One Step Closer brings together purpose-driven leaders for a memorable experience in Anaheim, CA.

Our Programming at a Glance: 

March 7, 2023
  • 8am-6:30pm:  Climate Day with Climate Collaborative – Anaheim Marriott
    • 3:20pm: One Step Closer to Zero Waste Packaging Campaign and OSC Venture Fund announcement
    • Join us at the Resource Fair in Grand Ballroom E starting at 12pm!
March 8, 2023
  • 10am-11am: Pathways to Anti-Racist Leadership with J.E.D.I Collaborative – Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom E
    • Featuring: Lynn Johnson (Hella Social Impact), Cynthia Billops (OSC), Denise Leat (Sambazon), Jeffrey Sanfilippo (John B. Sanfilippo & Sons) & Lee Wallace (Peace Coffee)


  • 11am-12:30pm:  Activate your JEDI Journey – Resources & Networking – Anaheim Marriott, Elite 1
    • Join J.E.D.I Collaborative & partners to discover best practices and next steps for your company’s JEDI journey. Hosted as an interactive networking opportunity with J.E.D.I Collaborative, Naturally M/O, (included), Project Potluck, and Food Funded – all are welcome.


  • 11am – 4pm: OSC Community in Fresh Ideas Marketplace.  Meet the companies innovating in organics, including Harmless Harvest, Nana Joes Granola, Urban Remedy, & Ancient Nutrition. 


  • 1-3pm: JEDI Allyship Panel & (included) ACCESS Brand Spotlight – Discover 10 Innovative BIPOC Brands Shaking Up Expo West  
March 9, 2023
  • 10am-11:30am: The State of Sustainable Packaging – Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom E
    • Featuring: Jake Hebert (OSC), Reyna Bryan (RCD Packaging Innovation), Eric Klingenberg (Mars, Inc), Nick Lapis (Californians Against Waste), Darcy Shiber-Knowles (Dr. Bronner’s)


  • 1:30-2:30pm: Innovations in Sustainable Packaging & the Race to Zero Waste – Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom E
    • Featuring: Jake Hebert (OSC), Taylor Clayton (Traditional Medicinals), Jordan Rubin (Ancient Nutrition), Manuel Gorrin (Nature’s Path Organic Foods) 


  • 3:30-5:30pm: Natural Products Business School: Financing your Brand in 2023 – Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom E
    • Featuring: Bill Capsalis (Naturally Boulder), Laura Markely (NRV), Heather K. Terry (GoodSam Foods), Pauline Ang (Twrl Milk Tea), Dan Fink (PepsiCo), Edouard Rollet (OSC, Pure Planet) 


  • 5:30pm-7pm: The New Hope Community & Impact Awards- Anaheim Marriott, Marquis
March 10, 2023
    • 8am- 10am: One Step Closer’s Annual Community Breakfast (RSVPs are full)
    • 11:30am-12:30pm: Empowering Womxn in Lead(her)ship for the Future of Food – Anaheim Marriott, Grand Ballroom E
      • Featuring: Lara Dickinson (OSC), Angi Rassi (John B. Sanfilippo & Sons), Rosalyn Stewart (The Label Link), Erin Lee (Sambazon)
      • This session is proudly sponsored by Sensiba San Filippo
    • 4-6pm: JEDI Community Happy Hour on the Plaza hosted by New Hope Network in partnership with J.E.D.I Collaborative, (included), Project Potluck, & Naturally M/O

Explore our OSC Experience Guide below for the full scope of our activations at Expo West 2023

OSC Expo West 2023 Experience Guide by One Step Closer Team