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SIAL Canada

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, April 22, 2022 - 5:00pm

April 20-22, 2022 (Montreal, Canada)

The Organic Trade Association will return to SIAL Canada, this year hosted in Montreal. The U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service has cited Montreal as the most promising region for exports to Canada. Interested? Email Alexis Carey

Food and Hotel Asia

Monday, September 5, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

September 5-8, 2022 (Singapore)

Join the Organic Trade Association to exhibit for the first time at Food and Hotel Asia in 2022. This show attracts buyers from Northern and Southeast Asia, and is a mega-event for the food and beverage industry. Interested? Email Alexis Carey

Expo West 2022 Buyers Mission

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 5:00pm

March 8-9, 2022 (Anaheim, California)

The Organic Trade Association and Food Export Midwest look forward to hosting a wide array of international buyers from around the world at Expo West 2022. We will arrange 1 on 1 meetings for you based on buyer interest in your product(s). Interested? Email Alexis Carey

FoodEx Japan

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, March 11, 2022 - 5:00pm

March 8-11, 2022 (Tokyo, Japan)

Join the Organic Trade Association pavilion at FoodEx Japan 2022, Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to food and beverage. Japan is the United States’ third largest export market for organic products. OTA will be represented at this event through our Japanese market representatives. We will be showcasing USDA certified organic products to Japanese importers, distributors, and consumers. Interested? Email Alexis Carey.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, July 29, 2022 - 5:00pm

July 26-29, 2022 (Nuremburg, Germany)

The Organic Trade Association will again return to Biofach to host a pavilion of U.S. organic companies in 2022. Biofach is the largest tradeshow in the world for organic products, and occurs in conjunction with the annual Biofach Congress educational seminars. Register now for Biofach!


Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 5:00pm

February 13-17, 2022 (Dubai, UAE)

The Organic Trade Association will return to Gulfood in Dubai, U.A.E. following a successful 2020 presence at the show. Gulfood is the largest trade show in the Middle East, and a key venue for buyers from the entire region. The show targets both ingredients and processed products. Euromonitor has ranked the U.A.E. #3 globally in terms of growth for organic from 2019-2024. Register now for Gulfood!

Free From Expo Amsterdam

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

November 22-24 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Join OTA as we exhibit for the first time at this show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This trade show targets Northern European organic importers, with a focus on organic, retail ready goods with other attributes such as vegan, gluten free, plant-based, etc. The trade show takes place over 2 days, November 23-24. REGISTER HERE

Virtual Trade Mission – Healthy, Natural, and Organic

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 5:00pm

November 8-10, 2021 (Zoom)

OTA and Food Export Northeast will host a virtual trade mission that included 1 on 1 meetings directly with foreign buyers. This virtual buyers mission has been planned in place of the event we typically host at Expo East. Buyers are participating from across Asia, the Middle East, Central and Southern America, and Canada. Buyer profiles available HERE! For more information, please visit the registration page.

NOSB Fall Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

The NOSB Fall Meeting will be taking place October 13-21, 2021 in Sacramento, CA. 

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2023, and recommendations on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, location, proposals and how to participate will be posted below as it becomes available.

For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

Expo West Organic Day

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

Natural Products Expo West will be all virtual this year. Organic Day takes place Tuesday, May 25, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific/ 1 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern. 

Registration for the all virtual Expo West is complimentary for qualifying business types.

The Organic Center’s Virtual #OrganicBenefit Event

Join The Organic Center on May 26 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET for our Organic Benefit Premiere from the comfort of your office, couch or kitchen. The premiere will feature organic recipe tutorial videos by Chef Megan Mitchell, the latest research behind organic food and farming from Dr. Jessica Shade, and an opportunity to dig deeper into your organic education! This premiere is open to all and there is no cost to participate. To join us at the premiere on May 26, simply grab your favorite organic beverage, follow this link, and settle in for a fun celebration of the (in)credible science behind organic. The Organic Center is also hosting a Twitter Party during the premiere, so be sure to participate (and encourage your consumer networks to join in) for a chance to win amazing organic giveaways from generous sponsors! 

Organic Education at Expo West

Surveying the Organic Landscape (10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern) A 15-minute keynote from Organic Trade Association CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha will bring in topline 2021 market data, and touch on how climate, pandemic, and social issues intersect with organic. We will also discuss the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organic initiative.
The Organic Center Presents: Impacts of Pesticides on Communities of Color (10:15 - 11 a.m. Pacific / 1:15 - 2 p.m. Eastern) Join Jessica Shade, The Organic Center’s Director of Science Programs, for an important conversation about the outsized and often hidden toll of the use of agricultural pesticides on communities of color. The discussion will incorporate a diversity of perspectives from those working directly in agriculture, and scientists examining the human and environmental effects of its practices. Panelists include Jade M. Algarín from USDA, Earcine Evans from Francis Flowers and Herbs, Brian Williams from Mississippi State University, and Javier Zamora from JSM Organics.

Organic Learning Salons (11 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 2 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern) Organic experts will host networking rooms with a focus. Have a question, or a topic you’d like to discuss with organic industry colleagues? Drop in for a half hour of conversation and connection.  

  • Organic Compliance & Fraud Prevention (with Gwendolyn Wyard and Adrienne Messe)
  • What’s New and Next in Fiber? (with Michael Twer and Angela Wartes-Kahl)
  • What is your Organic Brand’s Sustainability Plan? (with Lisa Braun)
  • What you need to know about changes to Organic Equivalence Arrangements (with Alexis Carey)
  • The Science Behind Organic (with Amber Sciligo)

Foreign Buyers’ Mission Meetings

The Organic Trade Association will again partner with Food Export Midwest to bring a diverse set of buyers to Expo West from around the world. We will be organizing 1 on 1 meetings for U.S. organic companies with buyers from a variety of foreign markets. Meetings will take place either in person or virtually. For more information on this Buyers Mission and OTA's other international activities contact Alexis Carey.

What’s new with organic? Visit our virtual booth to learn more!

Be sure to visit our booth in the Natural Products Expo West Spark Change Virtual Exhibits! Whether you are interested in discussing critical issues facing your organic business, checking out OTA’s global trade resources to help you expand your business overseas, or understanding what we're doing to elevate the footprint of organic on Capitol Hill, our knowledgeable staff is eager to connect with you. Contact Adrienne Messe to set up a meeting with us!