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All Things Organic and OTA Member Days @ Expo East


OTA member days                        Expo East

Wednesday, September 25 – Saturday, September 28, 2013,
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

Experience the Power of the Organic Community
All Things Organic at Natural Products Expo East is the primary, annual gathering place for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) membership. Join OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events. OTA will host its Annual Meeting, Annual Awards Celebration, and Organic PAC Reception, along with Task Force Meetings and a Member Hospitality Lounge throughout the show.


HACCP for the Organic Professional
Tuesday & Wednesday, times and locations TBD
Achieving and maintaining HAACP standards and practices is critical for any food producer or manufacturer. Now there is a solution offered to you by the Organic Trade Association and NSF Training and Education, the Food Safety experts. This two-day, hands-on course provides instruction in the seven principles of HACCP, how they relate to prerequisite and organic certification programs, how to write HACCP Plans and implement HACCP in organic food environments. For more information, contact 
Angela Jagiello or call 802.275.3831.

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 25 6:00 p.m. 
Baltimore Museum of Industry
This year, OTA will host its Annual Meeting for Members immediately preceding the Annual Awards Celebration. Come on over to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a short program on Association business and to meet OTA’s Board of Directors. Stay for hors d' oeuvres before the Leadership Awards Celebration kicks off.

Annual Awards Gala

OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration
Wednesday, September 25 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Celebrate with your colleagues and honor organic achievements past, present and future during OTA’s Annual Awards Celebration at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. OTA’s 2013 Organic Leadership Awards will be presented to a passionate couple who have dedicated their lives to organic for almost three decades, a professional farmer who has advanced organic tree fruit production, and two emerging leaders on a mission to create meaningful opportunities for military veterans in organic.
Purchase your tickets here.


All Things Organic Conference Track
The Organic Trade Association (OTA), the leading authority on the North American organic market, will deliver a one-of-a-kind conference program with critical information on the issues that impact your organic business. From the state of the organic industry to GMO labeling to the Organic Research and Promotion Program, this year’s line-up is sure to spark conversation.

OTA Booth

Visit the OTA Booth and Member Hospitality Suite
Thursday through Saturday, Baltimore Convention Center
OTA members can stop by OTA’s exclusive lounge anytime during show floor hours to grab a cup of organic coffee, check e-mail, and chat with the OTA staff. Meeting space will also be available on a first come first served basis.



Organic PAC Fundraiser
Thursday, September 26 6:00 p.m. – 
10:30 p.m.
Baltimore Orioles Stadium, Camden Yards
The Organic Trade Association Political Action Committee (Organic PAC) is hosting a donor reception at Camden Yards while the Orioles take on the Bluejays at home. Come early and enjoy food, drinks, and networking with special guests in the Organic PAC VIP box! Space is limited, to reserve your ticket contact
Amy Bovaird.


Foreign Buyers’ Mission Meetings
Thursday through Sunday, pre-scheduled meetings
U.S. organic food and ingredient companies eager to promote their organic products in international markets have the opportunity to meet pre-qualified buyers from established and emerging international markets. The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) Reverse Trade Mission, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture enables U.S. organic companies to discuss their products, make on-the-spot sales, and pave the way for productive long-term relationships with international buyers.
Contact Jessica Poingt for more information.

2014 Annual Fund

Research and Promotion 2012