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Chris Kilham regularly presents to a wide variety of audiences around the world. Please visit our Speaking Engagements page for information. If you are interested in inviting Chris to speak at your event, please send us a note via the Contact Us form (drop-down menu item, “Speaking Engagement”). Press Inquiries: Please, contact: Jane Westgate, jane@westgatecom.com. We look forward to connecting with you.

Upcoming Events

What: Natural Products Expo West 2014
When: March 5th - 9th, 2014
Where: Anaheim, California

Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals.

Talk: Botanical Adulteration: Industry Challenges and Solutions
Who: Chris Kilham and Antoine Bily
When: Saturday - March 08, 2014 - 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Where: Anaheim Marriott, Grand Salon AB
Presented by: Naturex

Press Inquiries: Jane Westgate, jane@westgatecom.com

Sponsored by: Naturex

What: International Congress of Aromatherapy (Phyt'Arom)
When: When: April 11th - 13th, 2014 (Chris Kilham will present on April 11th)
Where: Grasse, France

This yearly international event has 3 days of conference with simultaneous french/english translation, a trade show and workshops. Hosted by the town of Grasse.

Sponsored by: Naturex

What: In-Cosmetics
When: When: April 1st - April 3rd
Where: Hamburg, Germany

The leading global business platform for personal care ingredients, In-Cosmetics brings together the world’s leading personal care ingredients suppliers, formulators, R&D and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of innovative cosmetics ingredients and technologies.

Sponsored by: Naturex

What: Vitafoods 2014
When: May 6th - 8th, 2014
Where: Geneva, Switzerland

Get ready for the most focused event for ingredients and raw materials for the nutraceutical, functional food and drink and nutricosmetic industries. The leading nutraceutical event is packed full of product and ingredient innovations, expert analysis and plenty of opportunities to learn more about the hottest industry trends. Not to mention over 600 leading ingredients and raw materials suppliers for you to secure deals with.

Sponsored by: Naturex

What: Nutra Vision 2014
When: September 29th – October 1st, 2014
Where: Cannes, France

NutraVision is setting a new standard for face-to-face summits for senior executives in the global functional food and dietary supplements industry. Combining business networking with innovative thinking and commercial insight, this is the ultimate event for those involved in nutrition. The event explores the cutting edge science developments, corporate strategies, and innovative consumer engagement that will shape the future of dietary supplements and functional foods, from genomic and microbiomic breakthroughs, to evolving nutrition policy, and to success in emerging markets. Speakers at the event include visionary researchers, market influencers, and thought leaders. Chris will present as part of the Nutra Vision "Vision Events" series.

Sponsored by: Naturex

Recent Events

What: Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2013
When: Oct 21nd - 23rd, 2013
Where: Paris Marriott Champs Elysées, France

The 2-day summit is followed by a formulation workshop on green emulsifiers, surfactants and emollients. The summit is devised for key stake-holders in the beauty industry, including cosmetic brands, ingredient firms, retailers & distributors, packaging companies, industry organizations and associations, investors and financiers, as well as other stake-holders. Only the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit regularly discusses key sustainability issues in the beauty industry at international locations.

Medicine Hunter: Innovating from Nature's Cabinet
Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter and renowned author & educator, will give the opening keynote at the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. In his keynote, he will state the opportunities provided by natural materials to the cosmetics industry, specifically how they can spur innovation. In the Green Formulations session Chris Kilham will give details of novel plant actives for cosmetic applications.

For immediate attention, contact: Tina Gill at +44 20 8567 0788, tinagill@organicmonitor.com

Sponsored by: Naturex

ACMAP (American Council for Medicinally Active Plants) 4th Annual Conference
When: June 2nd - 5th, 2013
Where: Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003

The primary purpose of ACMAP is to promote and foster research, development, production, and conservation of medicinal, aromatic, and other bioactive plants useful to human health. Click here to Register.

Tuesday, June 4, 8:25am
Session 5: Sourcing Medicinal Plant Material
Zoe Gardner (Traditional Medicinals)
Chris Kilham (Medicine Hunter) “Medicine Hunt - The Search for Cures”

Tuesday, June 4, 6:30pm
Dinner Banquet, Campus Center 10th Floor
Speaker: Chris Kilham, “Tales from the Medicine Trail”

Sponsored by: UMass Amherst

The Shaman’s Pharmacy (Amazon Field Immersion Course)
When: August 6th - 18th, 2013
Where: Iquitos, Peru

We are pleased to announce that we will be taking a group of students to the Amazon this coming August.

Amazon Shamanic Medicine provides a unique, intensive exploration of the plant-based medicines of Amazon rainforest, a body of knowledge derived from shamans who are considered among the most capable of natural healers alive today. Examples of medicinal plants covered include Sangre de grado, Catuba, San Pedro Cactus, and Ayahuasca. The course involves three two-hour class sessions, and eight days of travel and participation in studies and rainforest activities, in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

If you are interested, please contact Nathaniel Putnam for more info (nputnam@acad.umass.edu)

For course info, see Information for 2013 Students.

Sponsored by: UMass

Please Note: We are constantly updating this page, and expect to add many more events as the year progresses. Please check back regularly for updated information, or visit the event links provided for details. I am working on page with past engagements, but have am not yet ready to publish it. Thank you. - Zoe Helene