BOULDER, Colo. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hope Natural Media will suspend the Natural Products Association MarketPlace tradeshow scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in June 2013. The decision to suspend this event will allow for delivery of new opportunities more strategically aligned with today's market needs.
"We plan to shift our emphasis to further develop our partnership with the Natural Products Association. This shift will create new opportunities for the natural products industry, surrounding our trade shows," said Fred Linder, President, New Hope Natural Media.
Since 2008, New Hope Natural Media and the Natural Products Association have worked together to support the natural products retailer and the industry at large with the production of Natural Products Association MarketPlace. This partnership will continue via new programs and initiatives in the near future and the benefits will remain intact for NPA members.
"The Natural Products Association appreciates the work we've done with New Hope throughout the years. While it is unfortunate the show won't go on, we understand the business reasons behind it. NPA has always sought to connect retailers and suppliers in the marketplace. We are committed to this goal and our work with New Hope to achieve it. NPA looks forward to new developments within this relationship in 2013 and beyond," said John Shaw, Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association.About New Hope Natural Media New Hope Natural Media ( www.newhope.com), a division of Penton Media, Inc., is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services. About Penton Media, Inc. For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. Then we activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.