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Global Organic Produce Expo [GOPEX]

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Global Organic Produce Expo [GOPEX] is taking place January 9-11, 2020 in Miami, FL. 

GOPEX provides the fresh produce industry with the only globally driven show for organic produce. The show creates a forum for unique and specific opportunities for those who grow, distribute, pack and market fresh organic produce, to sell here in the Americas. This international trade show and conference provides the ideal opportunity for organic professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas, source new products and services, and do business with the industry’s leading growers, distributors, packer and retailers.

The Organic Trade Association will be speaking in the following education sessions at GOPEX:

Retail Panel | Friday, January 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Sparkle West
With organic continuing to drive sales gains in produce departments, a panel of key retail thought leaders examines trends behind organic growth, including supply, consumer demand, merchandising strategy, use of private labels and more.  Organic Trade Assoication's International Trade Manager, Alexis Carey, will be speaking on this panel.

Organic 101 Breakout | Friday, January 10 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Sparkle 11/12
New to the organic industry? Join us to learn the basics of what the organic label does (and doesn't) mean, how it is enforced, and why it is the gold standard for food around the world. We'll discuss produce merchandising best practices with an eye toward alignment with organic regulations, as well as those that have been proven most successful with retailers and shoppers. Organic Trade Assoication's Farm Policy Director, Johanna Mirenda, will be speaking in this breakout. 

Organic Consumer Messaging for Maximum Impact | Friday, January 10| 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Sparkle 11/12
A major, industry-invested consumer research project has revealed what drives a shopper to choose organic, what messages penetrate deeper than others, and what attributes of organic are the most valued by today's diverse customers. Come for a produce-focused look at the resulting toolkit, designed to help industry speak with unified voice, using the messages proven to be most compelling to our shoppers. Organic Trade Association's Director of Education and Insights, Angela Jagiello, will be speaking in this breakout. 

Organic Policy Panel | Friday, January 10 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Sparkle 11/12
Organic is the most highly regulated food system in the world. Come hear the latest from the individuals at the center of regulatory affairs for this $52 billion sector. Topics will include a review of enforcement actions at the National Organic Program. Organic Trade Assoication's Farm Policy Director, Johanna Mirenda, will be speaking on this panel. 

Contact Angela Jagiello for more information. 

Expo Information:

January 9-11, 2020

Fontainebleau Luxury Hotel

Miami Beach, FL