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The OTA Calendar is full of events that are either organized or attended by OTA. We are pleased to organize and support dozens of events that advance organic agriculture and trade throughout the year. Some of these are signature OTA events hosted for members, while others are regional, national, or international conferences where OTA staff are featured keynotes and panelists. Whether we’re bringing the latest news and trends about the organic industry to diverse audiences, sponsoring business networking gatherings, or hosting listening sessions to gather feedback from the sector, you can count on OTA to be part of the action. 

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  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Live Organic Pop-Up Shop

    Live Organic Pop-Up Shop

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

    From May 4-6, 2017, the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council will host a two-day organic fiber and textiles pop-up event! The event will take place at a health food store in New York City that will showcase certified organic fiber products and brands across all categories nationwide. The purpose is to raise awareness, promote organic fiber and textiles, and educate shoppers and the media on why purchasing organic fiber and textiles matters for people and the environment. Contact Gwendolyn Wyard to learn more.

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    From May 4-6, 2017, the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council will host a two-day organic fiber and textiles pop-up event! The event will take place at a health food store in New York City that wi...
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
    GOTS Regional Meeting in NYC

    GOTS Regional Meeting in NYC

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

    A Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) regional meeting will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yotel Hotel, 570 10th Ave. (corner of 41st St), Club Cabin #4 (4th floor) in New York City. The meeting will cover changes to the standard with the release of version 5.0 and allow time to answer your questions in person. If you plan to attend the regional meeting, send a confirmation e-mail to Lori Wyman, GOTS North American Representative. The GOTS meeting will be held in conjunction with the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Fiber and Textiles Media Event featuring a two-day pop-up store to showcase certified organic fiber products and brands across all categories nationwide. The venue for the media event is Treehaus in New York City at 470 West 42nd Street, May 4-6, with a VIP Reception the evening of May 4.

    A Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) regional meeting will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yotel Hotel, 570 10th Ave. (corner of 41st St), Club Cabin #4 (4th&n...
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Webinar: E.U. Traces | Electronic Certification of Inspection System

    Webinar: E.U. Traces | Electronic Certification of Inspection System

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

    The European Union now requires electronic certificates of inspection for imports of organic products.  All shipments must have an e-certification by October 2017.  In this webinar, the Organic Trade Association will review the new EU Traces system.  We will cover the basics of what the system is, how it works, how to get registered, and cover other frequently asked questions tha OTA members have submitted. Contact Monique for more information.  

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    The European Union now requires electronic certificates of inspection for imports of organic products.  All shipments must have an e-certification by October 2017.  In this webinar, the Orga...
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm to Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:45pm
    Seoul Food and Hotel

    Seoul Food and Hotel

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm to Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:45pm

    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.

     

     

     

    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...
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days (Organic Week. D.C.)

    Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days (Organic Week. D.C.)

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Save the date! The Organic Trade Association's 2017 Organic Week D.C. will take place in Washington D.C., May 22-25, 2017. 

    OTA looks forward to welcoming you to our Washington, D.C. headquarters this spring to take part in these important discussions about the future of organic, and to help raise the profile of organic on Capitol Hill.  

    The week's activities include:

    • The Organic Center Organic Confluences Summit - Monday May 22 - Tuesday May 23
    • Organic Trade Association Policy Conference - Wednesday May 24
    • Hill Visits
    • Member Meetings
    • Congressional Reception
    • Capitol Fun Run
    • Organic PAC Fundraiser
    OTA's Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days are co-located with The Organic Center Confluences Summit (May 22- 23).
     
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    Save the date! The Organic Trade Association's 2017 Organic Week D.C. will take place in Washington D.C., May 22-25, 2017.  OTA looks forward to welcoming you to our Washington, D.C. headquar...
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

    SAVE THE DATE! The Organic Center’s 2017 Organic Confluences Conference: A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practice will take place Monday and Tuesday May 22-23 at the Hall of the States, Washington, D.C. The summit is held in conjunction with Organic Week D.C. This year's summit will bring together scientists, policymakers, farmers and industry to connect research on the environmental benefits of organic farming practices with policy to improve the sustainability of U.S agriculture. Scientists from across the United States will present the latest research on how organic farming practices benefit soil health, water quality, biodiversity, and pollinators, and can contribute to climate change mitigation. To see some of the highlights presented at last year's summit, visit The Organic Center's website. Please contact The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade with questions. 

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    SAVE THE DATE! The Organic Center’s 2017 Organic Confluences Conference: A Summit to Turn Environmental Evidence into Policy Practice will take place Monday and Tuesday May 22-23 at the&nb...
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:45pm to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:45pm
    Sustainable Food Summit

    Sustainable Food Summit

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:45pm to Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4:45pm

    The Sustainable Food Summit will be held May 31 – June 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.  Contact Monique Marez if you are interested in attending or learning more about the conference.

     

    The Sustainable Food Summit will be held May 31 – June 2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. OTA will present at the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit a gathering of more than 120 sen...
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
    IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

    IFT 2017 Annual Meeting and Food Expo

    Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

    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 natural alternatives. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 10:30am-12:00pm. Speakers include Kim Dietz, Senior Manager of Environmental, Natural and Organic with J.M. Smucker Co., Steve Pierce, CEO of Ribus Inc., Tony Moore, Chief Flavorist at Flavor Producers, and Erin Silva, Assistant Professor with University of Wisconsin-Madison. The session will be moderated by OTA's VP of Regulatory and Technical Affairs.

    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 "De...
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Organic Produce Summit

    Organic Produce Summit

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

    The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center in Monterrey, CA. Retail buying organizations from across North America will meet with growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic event devoted exclusively to organic fresh produce. Following the sold-out inaugural OPS this past July, the 2017 Organic Produce Summit promises to be a can’t miss opportunity to see organic production first hand, learn from insightful and innovative presenters, and network with leaders on the buying and production segments of this growing industry.

    Please check back for details on the Organic Trade Association's particiation in the event. Thank you!

     
     
     
    The second annual Organic Produce Summit is July 12-13 at the Monterrey Conference Center in Monterrey, CA. Retail buying organizations from across North America will meet with growers, ship...
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:45pm to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:45pm
    ICOA Annual Meeting

    ICOA Annual Meeting

    Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:45pm to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:45pm

    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 cooperation on agriculture in the Americas since 1942.  OTA is honored to plan and host this meeting. Thursday, July 20, is an open to the public day where guests will learn about organic in the Americas and hear from industry experts on growing organic in the western hemisphere.  For information or to RSVP please contact Monique Marez.

     

     

    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 – 2...
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2:45pm to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 7:45pm
    Japanese Journalist Bootcamp & the 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo

    Japanese Journalist Bootcamp & the 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2:45pm to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 7:45pm

    The Japanese Journalist Bootcamp & 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo will take place from July 25-30 in Tokyo Japan. OTA will host 20 key Japanese journalists and influencers on a certified organic farm outside of Tokyo for an organic 101 bootcamp.  Journalists will learn about organic agriculture principles, regulations, markets, and trends.  They will experience first-hand the benefits of organic and share the experience with their readers.  Immediately following OTA will participate in the 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo in Tokyo; highlighting USDA organic products to a curious Japanese market.  Did you know Japan is the third largest export destination for US organic products?  For more information on these activities please contact Monique Marez.

     

     

    The Japanese Journalist Bootcamp & 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo will take place from July 25-30 in Tokyo Japan. OTA will host 20 key Japanese journalists and influencers on a certif...
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 5:15pm
    Natural Products Expo East

    Natural Products Expo East

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 5:15pm

    The Organic Trade Association will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 16, 2017. This exciting week in Baltimore serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership. From our our annual Membership Meeting to the All Things Organic conference series, we look forward to connecting OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events again during Expo East 2017. 

    Check out our full schedule of activities   

    The Organic Trade Association will host a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday,...
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

    OTA's Annual Leadership Awards Celebration is THE kick -off event to Expo East. Attendees can explore one of Baltimore's unique venues as we bring the organic community together to honor the 2017 Leadership Award winners. We will also host OTA’s annual membership meeting. If you are looking for a fun and memorable way to kick off Natural Products Expo East, then you won’t want to miss this incredible night.

    Registration will open in 2017. 

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    OTA's Annual Leadership Awards Celebration is THE kick -off event to Expo East. Attendees can explore one of Baltimore's unique venues as we bring the organic community together to honor the 2...
  • Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:45pm to Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:45pm
    ANUGA

    ANUGA

    Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:45pm to Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:45pm

    ANUGA will take place October 6-11 in Cologne, Germany. OTA 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.  Contact Monique Marez if you are interested.

     

     

    ANUGA will take place October 6-11 in Cologne, Germany. OTA will once again participate in ANUGA the largest food trade fair in the world for 2017.  OTA will host 8 companies at Anuga i...
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:45pm to Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:45pm
    Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Macau

    Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Macau

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:45pm to Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:45pm

    OTA will lead a dedicated trade mission to Hong Kong and Macau from October 12-16.  Hong Kong is quickly becoming a top export destination for U.S. organic products. This trade mission will include a market briefing, retail tours, and 1:1 meetings with pre-qualified buyers all pre-arranged by OTA.  For more information please contact Monique Marez.

    OTA will lead a dedicated trade mission to Hong Kong and Macau from October 12-16.  Hong Kong is quickly becoming a top export destination for U.S. organic products. This trade mission will inclu...

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