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IFOAM World Congress

The IFOAM World Congress will be held November 9 – 11, 2017 in New Delhi, India.  This gathering happens once every three years and is a meeting point for organic stakeholders worldwide. Organic Trade Association and Organic Center staff will present at the conference, including:

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 21:00 to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 21:00

Ukraine Organic Farming Integrity Tour

The Ukraine Organic Farming Integrity Tour led by FiBl and IFOAM E.U. will be held September 21-22, 2017 in Odessa, Ukraine. Ukraine is quickly becoming a major exporter of organic products especially feed grains for livestock.  This conference and tour will address organic supply chain integrity.  Representatives from the National Organic Program, Organic Trade Assocation, and U.S. industry are welcome to participate. The full agenda is now available.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 20:45 to Friday, September 22, 2017 - 20:45

Organic Food Day: Finland

Finland's Organic Food Day will be held October 5, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The Organic Trade Assoiation will speak at the event to deliver comments on the challenges, trends, and successes of the U.S. organic industry. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 20:45


ANUGA will take place October 6-11 in Cologne, Germany. Organic Trade Association will once again participate in ANUGA the largest food trade fair in the world for 2017.  OTA will host 8 companies at Anuga in the Organic Hall.  The OTA participant package includes 1 round-trip flight, 1 hotel room for the duration of the show, 1m tabletop space, and signage at the show. In order to qualify, you must promote certified organic product of 51% or more U.S. origin ingredients by value or volume. 

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 14:45 to Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 20:45

ICOA Annual Meeting

The Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA), which comprises the organic competent authorities of countries of the Americas, is holding its Annual Meeting from July 15 – 21 in Portland Oregon. In June 2008, the ministers of agriculture of the western hemisphere created the ICOA for the purpose of contributing to the further development of organic agriculture in their countries and facilitating trade of organic produce.  ICOA is a sub group of Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) supporting cooper

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 14:45 to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 19:45

Sustainable Food Summit

The Sustainable Food Summit will be held June 1-2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. OTA will present at the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit a gathering of more than 120 senior executives from the food industry to debate key sustainability issues. The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 14:45 to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 16:45

Seoul Food and Hotel

The Organic Trade Association will attend Seoul Food and Hotel in Seoul, Korea from From May 15-20. OTA will host 8 companies at the largest food trade show in Korea.  Did you know that Korea is the 5th largest export market in the world for U.S. Organic Products? Contact Monique Marez to learn more.



Monday, May 15, 2017 - 14:30 to Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 16:45

USITC Annual Labor Roundtable

The USITC Annual Labor Roundtable will be held March 29. This is not a public hearing but it is also not closed to the public; as such it tends to be informal and free-flowing.  The first topic we will address is the role of trade in U.S. labor markets, and the second are the economic factors involved in understanding the intersection of trade and labor. OTA's International Trade Director will participate in the roundtable. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 09:00

IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

The IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV, June 25-28, 2017. The Organic Trade Association will be attending and presenting in a session titled "Developing Organic and Natural Ingredients for Use in Organic Products." Attendees will learn about several approaching regulatory changes to the USDA organic regulations on the use of natural flavors, colors, carrageenan and celery powder and gain an appreciation of the market opportunity available for food technologists who specialize in creating organic and

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 18:00