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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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  • Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 8:15am to Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm
    Summer Fancy Food Show 2024

    Summer Fancy Food Show 2024

    Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 8:15am to Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

    June 23-25, 2024

    New York City, NY

    Registration Discount for OTA Members!

    The Summer Fancy Food Show is the specialty food industry’s premier product discovery event, taking place June 23-25, 2024, in NYC. 30,000 people took part in the 2023 Summer Show, including 2,174 exhibitors representing 62 countries and more than 40 product categories.

    The Specialty Food Association is offering OTA Members discounted rates for registration to attend. Manufacturers receive 25% off regular pricing and 50% off for retailers, foodservice, distributors, importers, students/faculty, brokers, investors. Use code OTAS24 to register to attend Summer Fancy!

    Adrienne Messe, OTA Director of Events, will be presenting an exciting session during Summer Fancy:​​

    Organic Insights: Unveiling the 2024 Industry Report

    Tuesday, June 25 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm | Big Idea Stage

    Join us for an exclusive first look at the 2024 Organic Industry Survey, presented by the Organic Trade Association. The latest insights explore the significant economic impact of organic agriculture and products, and this timely session will uncover leading trends driving the organic industry forward. Professionals in both retail and foodservice will gain invaluable insights into consumer preferences and behaviors along with essential data to guide strategic decisions and seize opportunities in the thriving organic market.

    Contact Adrienne Messe if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

    June 23-25, 2024 New York City, NY Registration Discount for OTA Members! The Summer Fancy Food Show is the specialty food industry’s premier product discovery event, taking place June 23-25,...
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:00pm
    Organic Produce Summit 2024

    Organic Produce Summit 2024

    Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Are you a business in organic produce or looking for a plethora of organic produce products? The Organic Produce Summit is the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors with retail and buying organizations from across the globe. OPS 2024 will be held at Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California from July 10-11, this summit will include a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers, a gala opening night reception, and a sold-out trade show floor featuring over 170 producers and processors of organic fresh produce from across North America and around the globe. 

    Join OTA staff for this great event! The following staff will be in attendance: Adrienne Messe, OTA Director of Events, Cassandra Christine, OTA Director of Industry Relations, Membership, and Development, Scott Rice, Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs, and OTA Co-CEOs Tom Chapman and Matthew Dillon.

    Contact Cassandra Christine if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

    More information here.

    Are you a business in organic produce or looking for a plethora of organic produce products? The Organic Produce Summit is the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produ...
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
    Nordic Organic Food Fair

    Nordic Organic Food Fair

    Wednesday, October 9, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 6:00pm

     

    October 9 - 10, 2024 | Stockholm, Sweden 

    The deadline to register for the Nordic Organic Food Fair is May 3rd.

    Registration: $600 

    What matters to you? Sustainability, ethical practices and making our planet a better place to live? The chance to meet over 500 companies aligned with your values? Then you’ve found the right place. Join the largest certified organic food and drink trade event in the Nordic region.

    Register now to join the Organic Trade Association’s first exhibition at the Nordic Organic Food Fair! This show is the largest certified organic food and drink trade event in the Nordic region. Given membership interest in exports to the region, OTA looks forward to bringing a delegation of suppliers for our first trade show in Scandinavia.  

    Registration includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare for 1 person from your company booked through OTA’s travel agent 
    • Hotel stay for 1 person from your company for the duration of the event at the OTA group hotel, within walking distance from the expo 
    • A countertop in the OTA pavilion for you to display your products, inclusive of logo graphics 
    • On-site show support 
    • Please note any shipping of materials to the show is at your own cost, though OTA will help you coordinate shipping logistics 

    You are expected to arrive in Stockholm on October 7 or 8 and have a company representative at your countertop for the duration of the show. We hope you will join us! 

    Register Now

      October 9 - 10, 2024 | Stockholm, Sweden  The deadline to register for the Nordic Organic Food Fair is May 3rd. Registration: $600  What matters to you? Sustainability, et...
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 23, 2024 - 6:15pm
    SIAL Paris

    SIAL Paris

    Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 23, 2024 - 6:15pm

     

    October 19-23, 2024 | Paris, France 

    The deadline to register for SIAL Paris 2024 is May 3rd.

    Registration: $800 (new participants)/ $1200 (return participants) 

    Register now to exhibit in the Organic Trade Association’s 2024 SIAL Paris pavilion. In 2022, SIAL Paris was the largest food show in the world, with over 7,000 exhibitors from 127 countries and over 300,000 visitors. Throughout the SIAL, Paris will be a source of inspiration for the entire food community. Discover all the latest trends and innovations, meet the right business partners for you and rise to the challenges facing the industry together.

    Registration includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare for 1 person from your company booked through OTA’s travel agent 
    • Hotel stay for 1 person from your company for the duration of the event at the OTA group hotel, within walking distance from the expo 
    • A countertop in the OTA pavilion for you to display your products, inclusive of logo graphics 
    • On-site show support 
    • Please note any shipping of materials to the show is at your own cost, though OTA will help you coordinate shipping logistics 

    You are expected to arrive in Paris on October 17 or 18 and have a company representative at your countertop for the duration of the show. We hope you will join us! 

    Register Now

     

      October 19-23, 2024 | Paris, France  The deadline to register for SIAL Paris 2024 is May 3rd. Registration: $800 (new participants)/ $1200 (return participants)  Register ...
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:00pm
    NOSB Fall 2024 Meeting

    NOSB Fall 2024 Meeting

    Tuesday, October 22, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2026, and recommendations on organic policies.

    Meeting Information:

    Hilton Portland Downtown (Meeting)

    921 SW Sixth Avenue | Portland, OR 97204

    T: + 1 503 226 1611

    portland.hilton.com

    The Duniway Hotel (Lodging)

    Rate: $180.00/night

    Reservation cutoff date: September 24, 2024

    NOSB Fall 2024 Meeting dates:

    Public Comment Webinars

    • Day 1: Tuesday, October 15 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
    • Day 2: Thursday, October 17 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern

    Public Meeting

    • Day 1: Tuesday, October 22 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific
    • Day 2: Wednesday, October 23 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific
    • Day 3: Thursday, October 24 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific

    The meetings are free, open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. Details on how to make written and/or oral comments will be added when the meeting announcement publishes in the Federal Register. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone. Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

    Fall 2024 National TOPP Meeting

    Date TBD

    Portland, OR

    Available to Regional and National TOPP partners only

     

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substanc...
  • Monday, October 28, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 31, 2024 - 6:00pm
    Supply Side West

    Supply Side West

    Monday, October 28, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 31, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Oct. 28-31, 2024

    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

    SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America is the premier gathering of health & nutrition professionals bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. SupplySide events are all about the science and strategy around the development of finished products driving the global business economy. 

    Contact Cassandra Christine if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

    Oct. 28-31, 2024 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America is the premier gathering of health & nutrition professionals bringing together buyers and suppl...