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B2B Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Green Festival?
Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.
Is Green Festival a trade show or a consumer show?
It is a bit of a hybrid. Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.
Is the B2B marketing a new development for Green Festivals?
In the past, Green Festival was more consumer-driven, but it has become a unique and powerful platform for connecting potential customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations - all under one roof. In 2013, Green Festival started to focus on providing opportunities for green brands to generate business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, build awareness and strengthen relationships through its expansive and engaging green marketplace.
Are Green Festival exhibitors able to supply to wholesale buyers?
Green Festival is a unique marketplace for showcasing the best and latest green products and services out there. Exhibitors range from small businesses and start-ups to medium and large companies with green offerings. Our event attracts more than 300 green brands and companies and more than 60 percent of them can supply product to wholesale buyers.
What exhibitor categories are represented at Green Festival?
Organic/Non GMO/Gluten-Free/Vegan Food, Organic Body Care/ Health/Nutrition, Home & Garden, Eco Friendly Kitchen, Alternative Transportation, Eco Fashion, Eco Travel, Green Pets, Green Building & Smart Energy, Creative Arts & Indigenous Goods, Green Kids, Socially Responsible Investing, Green Media/Office & Technology, Green Weddings & Events, Green Burial, Green Real Estate, Education & Careers, Conservation & Recycling
What are the most popular categories?
In terms of exhibitors at Green Festival, we see the most green brands and companies emerging in the Good Food category, which includes organic, non GMO, gluten-free, fair trade, artisanal, vegan/vegetarian options and beverages. Organic Body Care, Health & Nutrition, and Sustainable Home & Garden are also very strong categories.
How many people attend Green Festival?
Traditionally attendance per Festival on the weekend has been approximately 20-30K people, but we anticipate this number will be higher with the addition of a third day for our B2B programming on Fridays.
How long has Green Festivals been in existence?
For more than a decade, Green Festival has been the longest-running sustainability and green living event in the country. We are in our 13th year.
What cities have Green Festivals?
We have Green Festival events in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
How long is Green Festival?
In the spring, our shows were two days long over the weekend. The 2014 Spring shows included New York City (April 26-27) and Washington, D.C. (May 31- June 1). In the fall, our shows are three days long, Friday to Sunday, with Friday focused on B2B programming and networking. The 2014 Fall shows include Los Angeles (Sept. 12-14), Chicago (Oct. 24-26) and San Francisco (Nov. 14-16).
Are regular “consumer” attendees able to attend on the B2B day?
Anyone can attend on Friday, however special deals are offered for wholesale retailers, buyers, business leaders and student groups. People will still be able to shop, taste and experience new green products as services as well as attend educational workshops and events, which will be more geared toward business audiences and networking.