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BIOFACH

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 5:00pm

BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food, is taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. BIOFACH is the perfect opportunity for visiting professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.

Organic Trade Association will host 15 U.S. organic companies at BIOFACH, and will also participate in the following education sessions and meetings at the show: 

Organic Processing and Trade Association (OPTA) Workshop | Wednesday, February 11 | 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Organic Trade Association's Farm Policy Director, Johanna Mirenda, and VP of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be participating in this pre-BioFach workshop and present outcomes from a recent residue testing project. 

North American Market Update | Thursday, February 13 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Organic Trade Association's CEO/Executive Director, Laura Batcha, will be speaking in this session. 

Fraud Prevention Solutions Panel | Thursday, February 13 | 1:00 p.m - 2:45 p.m.
This session will cover fraud, gaps and loopholes – private and public counteractions and enforcement. Organic Trade Association's VP of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be presenting. 

Harmonization of Consumer Data | Thursday, February 13 | 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 
In the session, short presentations of national organic consumer data collection approaches and concepts for data collection at international level will be presented. The session will close with a discussion round on harmonization opportunities. Organic Trade Association's International Trade Manager, Alexis Carey, will be speaking in this session. 

EU and USDA Changes in the Regulation for Trade and Processing | Thursday, February 13 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
EU and USDA are fully acting on new organic regulation requirements for certification, import-export, extra measures for organic integrity. How does it work out for international trade and processing? What about consequences for equivalence between EU and USDA? And what is the private sector developing to improve integrity of international organic supply. Organic Trade Association's CEO/Executive Director, Laura Batcha, will be speaking in this session. 

Challenges for 100% Organic in EU: The Burden of Unharmonised Residue Handling | Friday, February 14 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
A general introduction on the market-developments and perspectives of organic by prof Hamm of Kassel University and a detailed look to the challenge of integrity in organic (with a close look to the residue topic) by specialist from research, CB's and companies. Organic Trade Association's Farm Policy Director, Johanna Mirenda, will be speaking in this session. 

U.S. Regulatory Update: What's New for Companies Exporting to North America | Friday, February 14 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
This session will provide an overview of the organic regulatory framework and also discuss the Food Modernization Act (FSMA). Organic Trade Association's VP of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be speaking in this session. 

Contact Alexis Carey, Organic Trade Association's International Trade Manager, to learn more and connect at the show!

Trade Fair Information:

February 12-15, 2020 

Exhibition Centre Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany

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