CHAMPS Trade Show
in Las Vegas connected KTA with retail and wholesale buyers for outreach, education, and membership recruitment. Our representatives met with dozens of current and potential Kratom vendors during the 3-day expo, made possible with help from CHAMPS leadership.
We discussed the status of Kratom legality at the federal and state levels, the importance of GMP compliance, best practices, and more with attendees, highlighting the critical role only a trade association can fill in a business community challenged by DEA and FDA overreach and negative, misleading publicity. Our ultimate goals of legitimizing the image of Kratom and the Kratom industry and bringing new consumers into the market were met with wide support and enthusiasm.
There were over 100 Kratom business representatives in attendance, mostly retailers, and attendees were repeatedly impressed with KTA’s member services, ranging from payment processing solutions (a big hit at the show) to streamlining GMP compliance, as well as access to public relations assistance, discounted legal consultation, and government relations/lobbying efforts with our teams of nationally recognized professionals. We were also able to offer advice to prospective vendors, particularly the most important things to look for when choosing vendors to ensure consumer safety.
We were also able to see and compare packaging from a variety of different Kratom brands present at the expo and were pleasantly surprised at the number of company owners who’ve already become GMP compliant, or are in the process. One of the most notable innovations was a new child-proof bottle meeting labeling requirements, complete with batch and lot numbers.
We’re very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the expo, and want to thank and congratulate CHAMPS’ organizers on a successful show.