Coming up, Las Vegas welcomes all-things-bike at Interbike, while yogis strike a pose at Colorado’s annual Yoga Journal Conference.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
On the heels of Munich’s ISPO Bike, North America is hosting its largest bike-centric event, Interbike in Las Vegas. Now in its 21st year, the event expects to gather some 1,200 cycling-related brands and more than 25,000 visitors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. In addition, the show will host an Outdoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon to give retailers a chance to test the latest products in the great outdoors. The cycling industry’s innovations will also be shown at Asia Bike, which takes place from October 10-13, in Nanjing.
Yoga Journal Conference: Colorado
Estes Park, Colorado, USA
In one of the premier yoga events in the world, yoga publication Yoga Journal will offer more than 100 classes taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers in the Colorado Rockies for seven days. The conference also takes place in San Francisco, New York, and Florida, with each drawing crowds of around 4000.
Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Now in its 28th year, the Natural Products Expo East returns to Baltimore with an expected crowd of some 20,000 and 1,300 exhibits showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods plus organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplement and pet products. The event dovetails with BioFach America.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Europe’s massive BioFach heads to the US, expecting to draw in 20,000 visitors and showcase thousands of organic products in addition to natural personal care products. The event also has a global presence with events in Shanghai, São Paulo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore.
September 29 – October 2
Silicon Valley, California, USA
This event devoted to cutting-edge innovation in health technology has grown in size, moving to Santa Clara and drawing in around 9,000 visitors. This year the event expands to include Health 2.0 Middle East in Dubai, January 27-28, and Bangalore, February 8-9. Similar events around the globe include Med-e-Tel, TechCrunch Disrupt, and eTELEMED.
World Heart Day
Celebrate your heart’s health with local and workplace events (health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments) taking place in 100 countries.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Kicking off October 1, countries around the globe will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 31 days spotlighting prevention, education, and finding a cure. In the US, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is planned this month in New York City, as well as in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also look to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in the US and the UK’s Race for Life Twilight events.
International Walk to School Month
In a mission to combat childhood obesity, reduce carbon emissions, and raise awareness of the importance of creating cities that are friendly to walkers, International Walk to School Month suggests kids lace up their trainers and head to school on foot. To find out about how to get involved or to start or join a walking school bus — an organized group of kids walking together with an adult supervisor — visit http://www.iwalktoschool.org.
Hard Rock Cafes and Hotels worldwide
Pinktober 2013 is the 14th annual Hard Rock campaign for breast cancer awareness. Musicians worldwide will host events to support breast cancer charities that include concerts, showcases and fashion shows. There are also pink products (key chains, T-shirts, pins) for sale online and the hotels will turn down pink sheets with 25% of the room rate going to charity.
World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) and mental health advocates around the globe aim to spread the word on mental and behavioral health while focusing on prevention and therapies.