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Expo West Reverse Trade Mission

OTA will sponsor ten buyers from all over the world to come to Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 8-13 to connect with U.S. organic companies. International buyer profiles are now available to view. For a small participation fee, OTA organizes one-on-ones with highly motivated buyers looking to bring U.S. organic products to their customers. OTA will also lead several education sessions on trade. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 09:30 to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 17:00

Guelph Organic Conference

COTA will be attending Guelph Organic Conference January 28 to 31, 2016.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:15 to Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 17:15

Join COTA at SIAL Canada 2016

COTA will be hosting an organic pavilion for Canadian companies at SIAL Canada 2016 April 13-15 in Montreal. Organizers are expecting 15,000 visitors from 60 countries during the show. This is an ideal show for companies wishing to do business with major retailers, distributors and food-service brands domestically and internationally. COTA is partnering with SIAL Canada to modify the show design to drive attendees interested in organic products to the COTA Organic Pavilion. COTA members will also receive major discounts under the pavilion.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:15 to Friday, April 15, 2016 - 17:15

Trade mission to Switzerland

COTA is recruiting Canadian organic ingredients and commodities companies to attend a focused trade mission in Switzerland. The mission will take place the week prior to BioFach Germany, on Feb 4 – 5. This two-day mission includes B2B meetings, information sessions and a market tour.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:15 to Friday, February 5, 2016 - 17:15

Organic Confluences Summit

The Organic Center’s first-ever Organic Confluences Summit is co-located with OTA’s Organic Week D.C

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:00

OTA Media Briefing

OTA will host its second annual end-of-year media breakfast for invited D.C. media on Dec. 16, from 8:30 to 9:30 at OTA headquarters in Washington. At the breakfast briefing, OTA's CEO and Executive Director Laura Batcha will update reporters on the latest issues impacting the organic sector and discuss what to watch for in the organic sector in 2016. 

This is a private event. If you are interested in learning more contact Maggie McNeil, OTA's Director of Media Relations.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 08:30

OTA Webinar: Brand Registration in China

The Chinese market has many opportunities but also presents some risks. We will focus on how to protect your brand in this co-led session. The webinar will include an overview of China’s organic market, and IPR environment especially in the F&B sector. We will cover China’s IPR enforcement system, including the most recent regulations and classifications. Participants will learn how to register the brand, including steps to take, estimated timeline and cost, and tips on how to choose Chinese trademark names. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 14:30 to 16:00

Organic in the Bay Area: OTA Regional Networking Event

The Organic Trade Association Board of Directors and Clif Bar invite you to attend a free regional meeting and mixer for the San Francisco Bay Area organic community on Tuesday, January 12, at Clif Bar Headquarters in Emeryville, California.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 16:30 to 20:00

OTA Annual Membership Meeting

OTA’s Annual Meeting is one of the many important events OTA has on tap for its members as part of Natural Products Expo East. OTA is your trade association, and we encourage you to come listen, share your ideas, and get involved in our work. Hosted by OTA’s Board of Directors, the Annual Meeting highlights Association accomplishments and invites members to weigh in on a collective vision for the future of the organic sector. The program is always productive, interesting, and interactive.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 17:30 to 18:30

OTA Annual Awards Celebration

OTA hosts a perennially popular, always fun and undeniably inspirational event in Baltimore on the night before the Expo East conference and tradeshow begins. Each year, we recognize organic visionaries who are transforming our sector in the backdrop of a beautiful and unique event space over a delicious organic dinner.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 18:30