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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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  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
    EcoFarm Conference

    EcoFarm Conference

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy, and celebration. EcoFarm Conference features over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, awards banquet, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical and cutting edge information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing, distribution, and farming and food system issues. As the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

    The Organic Trade Association will be presenting in the following sessions at the Conference:

    Organic Integrity in a Global Marketplace

    Thursday, Jan. 25 - 8:30am Location: Chapel

    Incredible growth in the organic marketplace is driving demand for organic crops sourced from around the world. The influx of organic imports is presenting new enforcement challenges and in 2017 the Washington Post highlighted some cases of fraud. While fraud is the exception, not the norm, any gap in oversight must be quickly addressed to protect organic producers and consumers. Join this session to learn how the National Organic Standards Board, organic certifiers and other stakeholders are working to establish new processes and best practices that will ensure the integrity of the global organic supply chain.

    Speakers: Gwendolyn Wyard (OTA), Scott Rice (WSDA Organic), Jake Lewin (CCOF)

    A Farm Bill For an Organic Future

    Thursday, Jan. 25 - 3:30pm Location: Heather

    Farm Bill is coming, and it will affect you! The Farm Bill is a defining piece of federal legislation that will frame the next five years of agriculture, conservation, social welfare, and other programs. Join organic policy experts to learn about this critical legislation and how organic advocates are working to build better policies and financial support for organic farmers and consumers in California and beyond. The session will highlight how farmers can get engaged by attending farmer fly-ins in D.C., meeting with elected representatives, and more.

    Speakers: Laura Batcha (OTA), Kelly Damewood (CCOF), Brise Tencer (OFRF)

    Meeting Information: 

    January 24-27, 2018

    Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds 

    Pacific Grove, CA

    The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and commun...
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Global Organic Produce Expo

    Global Organic Produce Expo

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Packer’s inaugural Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference (GOPEX) provides a forum to meet the rapidly changing needs of professionals who grow, distribute, pack and market organic produce. This international trade show and conference provides the ideal opportunity for organic produce professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas, source new products and services, and do business with the industry's leading growers, distributors, packers, marketers and retailers.

    For the Expo, Organic Trade Association will provide organic produce information, retail trends and international challenges and solutions to the event’s education program. The Organic Center will also have a presence, providing a briefing on the latest research about organic’s benefits people and planet. Produce has traditionally been the entry category for consumers new to organic, and organic produce now occupies the center of the healthy plate in an increasing number of American homes. The $15.6-billion organic fruits and vegetable sector continues to be the largest of the organic food categories, and accounted for almost 40 percent of all organic food sales in 2016. With organic fruits and vegetables now making up almost 15 percent of the produce Americans eat, this expo will put the spotlight on this important market.

    For more information, contact Angela Jagiello.

    Conference Information:

    January 25-27, 2018

    The Diplomat Beach Resort - Hollywood, FL

    The Packer’s inaugural Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference (GOPEX) provides a forum to meet the rapidly changing needs of professionals who grow, distribute, pack and market organic p...
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Mexican Healthy Products Summit

    Mexican Healthy Products Summit

    Friday, January 26, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Mexican Healthy Products Summit is an invitation-only business-to-business trade show and conference linking healthy products suppliers with key retail buyers and distributors. Attendees are manufacturers of healthy products and pre-qualified key buyers of major supermarkets, specialty health stores, club stores, department stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, and distributors throughout Mexico. 

    For more information contact Monique Marez, Director of International Trade. 

    Meeting Information: 

    Sheraton Bunganvillas Resort and Convention Center

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

    The Mexican Healthy Products Summit is an invitation-only business-to-business trade show and conference linking healthy products suppliers with key retail buyers and distributors. Attendees are manuf...
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
    NASDA Winter Policy Conference

    NASDA Winter Policy Conference

    Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

    NASDA's 2018 Winter Policy Conference will be held January 29-31 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC., where NASDA Members intersect their federal counterparts as co-regulators of American agriculture.

    New NASDA Members, new NASDA staff, a new USDA, ongoing NAFTA negotiations, and an upcoming Farm Bill will undoubtedly make this the top agriculture policy gathering of 2018.

    Laura Batcha, CEO & Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association, will be participating in a panel at the Conference on Tuesday, January 30th from 2:30-3:30pm, discussing Agriculture and Food Policy in 2018. Laura, and other leading policy experts, will discuss key agriculture and food policy trends in 2018 such as the Farm Bill, international trade, environmental regulations, labor, food safety, and federal funding—and the political dynamics that will shape the debate in Washington. Click here for full conference agenda.

    Conference Information: 

    January 29 - 31, 2018

    Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.

    NASDA's 2018 Winter Policy Conference will be held January 29-31 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC., where NASDA Members intersect their federal counterparts as co-regulators of American agricultur...
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) Annual Training

    Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) Annual Training

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) works to ensure the integrity of organic certification in the United States. Purposes include, developing uniform criteria for implementation of the USDA National Organic Program, certifier training, support and networking opportunities and being a forum for discussion of issues impacting organic certification.

    Meeting Information: 

    The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

    San Antonio, Texas

     

    The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) works to ensure the integrity of organic certification in the United States. Purposes include, developing uniform criteria for implementation of the US...
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Biofach

    Biofach

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Biofach is the world's leading trade fair for organic food.

    The Organic Trade Association will host a pavilion at the show. The activity copay is $600 for first time exhibitors, and $1000 for repeat exhibitors. The Organic Trade Association will provide a table top booth display within the Organic Trade Association pavilion, as well as pay for airfare and hotel for one comapny representative at BioFach.

    Due to limited space at this event, each application is subject to approval. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and priority will be given to new-to-program Organic Trade Association participants.

    For more information contact Monique Marez, Director of International Trade. 

    Trade Show Information: 

    Exhibition Center

    Nuremberg, Germany 

    Biofach is the world's leading trade fair for organic food. The Organic Trade Association will host a pavilion at the show. The activity copay is $600 for first time exhibitors, and $1000 for repeat ...
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Organic Seed Alliance

    Organic Seed Alliance

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Organic Seed Alliance is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. Hear the latest in cutting-edge research and policy advocacy, trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas with other seedheads from around the world. The conference provides a full agenda of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. 

    The 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference theme is Synergy that Sustains. This year’s theme reflects an emphasis on developing collaborative networks, cooperative production and business models, and a diversity of approaches to advancing organic seed systems.

    The Organic Trade Association's Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be presenting the following session at the Conference:

    Private Sector Solutions to Increasing Organic Seed Usage

    Despite tremendous strides in increasing the availability of organic seed, further incentivizing the use of organic seed is critical for the organic seed sector’s continued expansion. Ongoing efforts to increase the sourcing of organic seed include improving the organic seed regulatory requirement, providing training and education, investing in organic plant breeding and seed research, and developing organic seed search databases. This interactive session will cover current seed policy discussions within the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and broader organic community, including a 2017 NOSB proposal to update the organic seed regulation and strengthen guidance for certifiers. The session will also explore private sector solutions for increasing organic seed usage by further developing the relationship and commitment between organic growers, processors, and seed providers. Audience members will be encouraged to share personal perspectives and experiences, and ideas for solutions, to inform ongoing policy discussions and resources focused on strengthening organic seed systems.

    Conference Information:

    February 14-17, 2018

    Corvallis, Oregon 

    The Organic Seed Alliance is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. Hear the latest in cutting-edge research and policy advocacy, trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas with other seedheads from a...
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Georgia Organics

    Georgia Organics

    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Georgia Organics Conference is about building stronger farms, school gardens, and communities. Nearly 1,000 conference attendees will connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skills, and discover more than 70 exhibit booths with innovative food-and agriculture-related information.

    Conference Information:

    February 16-17, 2018

    Augusta Convention Center - Augusta, Georgia 

    The Georgia Organics Conference is about building stronger farms, school gardens, and communities. Nearly 1,000 conference attendees will connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skil...
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
    MOSES Organic Farming Conference

    MOSES Organic Farming Conference

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Organic Farming Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors. The event is preceded by Organic University–10 full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics. 

    Conference Information:

    February 22-24, 2018

    La Crosse Center - La Crosse, Wisconsin 

    The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Organic Farming Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 ses...
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
    U.S. Department of Agriculture's Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum

    U.S. Department of Agriculture's Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum is a platform facilitating conversation on key issues and topics within the agricultural community, including academic leaders, producers, processors, policy makers, government officials, and both foreign and domestic nongovernment organizations. At the Forum, there will be a session on The Outlook for Organic Agriculture.

    Event Information: 

    February 22-23, 2018

    Washington, D.C. 

    The USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum is a platform facilitating conversation on key issues and topics within the agricultural community, including academic leaders, producers, processors, policy make...
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
    CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference - Organic Hotspots: Revitalizing Rural America

    CCOF Annual Meeting & Conference - Organic Hotspots: Revitalizing Rural America

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Annual Meeting and Conference is an annual tradition that convenes the CCOF membership and supporters to celebrate successes and plan for the future of organic. The conference also benefits the programs of the CCOF Foundation: the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund, the Organic Training Institute, the Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund, and our consumer education programming. The tradition of this annual educational conference is treasured as a yearly opportunity for the organic community to network, share resources, and learn how to grow your businesses.

    The 2018 Conference will explore the factors that have made California a hotbed of organic hotspots activity and discuss ways to encourage the growth of organic hotspots across rural America. We will hear the stories of organic leaders who have contributed to economic revitalization through organic in rural areas, and from those who have seen the impacts first-hand on their businesses and communities. Leaders in policy development, education, and agricultural technology will also share their insights as key individuals helping support these regional economic changes.

    Laura Batcha, CEO & Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association, will be speaking at the CCOF Annual Meeting and Conference sharing Stories of Organic Hotspots, on Friday, February 23rd at 10:35am. Click here to review the full agenda! 

    Conference Information: 

    February 22-23, 2018

    Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel - Sacramento, CA

     

    The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Annual Meeting and Conference is an annual tradition that convenes the CCOF membership and supporters to celebrate successes and plan for the future of ...
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Organic Trade Association's Annual Organic Fiber Council Meeting

    Organic Trade Association's Annual Organic Fiber Council Meeting

    Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    The Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council aims to create a cohesive voice across fiber categories and to grow the organic fiber sector overall. The Organic Fiber Council Annual Meeting is closed to OTA members or by invite only. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

    Meeting Information:

    February 26, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Charleston, South Carolina 

    Event Type: 
    The Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council aims to create a cohesive voice across fiber categories and to grow the organic fiber sector overall. The Organic Fiber Council Annual Meeting is closed t...
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Regional Roundtable

    Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Regional Roundtable

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Regional Roundtable is a one-day business roundtable will offer a complete overview for textile professionals and brands on how world renowned GOTS certification can deliver trust and transparency to your consumer by verifying your entire organic supply chain; prove social compliance equivalent to any stand-alone fair trade program; and add to your Corporate Social Responsibility platform. Click here to review the agenda. 

    Speakers from the Organic Trade Association include Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs and Monique Marez, Director of International Trade as well as OTA Board Member and OTA Fiber Council Chair, Marci Zaroff, CEO of Metawear and Under The Canopy.

    RSVP to Lori Wyman by February 5th, 2018 to reserve your seat! 

    Meeting Information:

    February 27, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Hilton Garden Inn Mount Pleasant 

    Charleston, South Carolina 

    The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Regional Roundtable is a one-day business roundtable will offer a complete overview for textile professionals and brands on how world renowned GOTS certific...
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am
    One-Day Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Training for Textile Industry Professionals

    One-Day Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Training for Textile Industry Professionals

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30am

    The One-Day Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Training for Textile Industry Professionals takes place in Charleston, South Carolina, following the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Regional Roundtable. The Training will focus on developing an organic handling plan and preparing your facility for a GOTS inspection. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

    Meeting Information:

    February 28, 2018

    Charleston, South Carolina 

    The One-Day Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Training for Textile Industry Professionals takes place in Charleston, South Carolina, following the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Re...
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
    FOODEX JAPAN

    FOODEX JAPAN

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

    FOODEX JAPAN is the largest annual food and beverage tradeshow in Asia and has been a highly successful trade event since its debut in 1976. More than 70,000 professional buyers visit the exhibition annually, and 60% are repeat attendees.

    Trade Show Information: 

    March 6-9, 2018

    Tokyo, Japan

    FOODEX JAPAN is the largest annual food and beverage tradeshow in Asia and has been a highly successful trade event since its debut in 1976. More than 70,000 professional buyers visit the exhibition a...
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
    Natural Products Expo West

    Natural Products Expo West

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

    Natural Products Expo West is the largest natural, organic and healthy products event in the U.S. Hosting more than 80,000 attendees including industry pioneers and a new generation of innovators shaping the future of healthy products.

    The Organic Trade Association will be exhibiting at Natural Products Expo West, booth #1825, and also organizing organic education sessions and foreign buyer meetings at the show. The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner will also take place at Expo West, on Thursday March 8th. Click here for more information on these events! 

    Trade Show Information:

    March 8-11, 2018

    Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA

    Natural Products Expo West is the largest natural, organic and healthy products event in the U.S. Hosting more than 80,000 attendees including industry pioneers and a new generation of innovators...
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
    The Organic Center's 15th Annual Benefit Dinner

    The Organic Center's 15th Annual Benefit Dinner

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

    Join us for The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking dinner at Natural Products Expo West.

    Expect a thought-provoking program featuring keynote speaker Jennifer Garner, award-winning actress, philanthropist, and organic entrepreneur!

    Returning Chef Matthew Raiford is planning a menu that will delight your senses. You are guaranteed to connect with colleagues and organic industry leaders at this high-level event. You’ll learn about The Center’s important work to facilitate research and communicate credible, evidence-based science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming.

    Meet old friends and make new ones, be inspired and entertained, and enjoy a fantastic organic meal. Show up to show your support for THE source of scientific information for the industry.

    Sales are open for Sponsorships and Reserved Tables. Sponsoring this event or purchasing a Reserved Table are great ways to showcase your brand and ensure VIP seating for your guests while supporting The Organic Center’s research.

    For more information contact Amy Bovaird, Director of Development. 

    Event Information:

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Marriott Hotel - Anaheim, CA

    Event Type: 
    Join us for The Organic Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking dinner at Natural Products Expo West. Expect a thought-provoking program featuring keynote speaker Je...
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Organic Egg Farmers of America Annual Meeting

    Organic Egg Farmers of America Annual Meeting

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    The Organic Egg Farmers of America will hold its 8th annual Organic Egg Symposium on March 13th, prior to the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention. The organization will bring in a number of industry experts to touch on an assortment of topics relating to organic egg production.

    Meeting Information:

    March 13, 2018

    Minneapolis Convention Center - Minneapolis, MN

    The Organic Egg Farmers of America will hold its 8th annual Organic Egg Symposium on March 13th, prior to the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention. The organization will bring in a number of in...
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Natural & Organic Products Europe

    Natural & Organic Products Europe

    Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Natural & Organic Products Europe includes three sections: Natural Health & Living, Natural Beauty & Spa, and the Natural Food Show. Over half (55%) of the 700 exhibiting companies have announced that they will be promoting certified organic products – including food and drink, health and nutrition, and beauty and personal care. 

    Trade Show Information:

    April 22-23, 2018

    ExCel London - London, England

    Natural & Organic Products Europe includes three sections: Natural Health & Living, Natural Beauty & Spa, and the Natural Food Show. Over half (55%) of the 700 exhibiting companies have an...
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting

    National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting 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 2020, and guidance on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes in a public forum.

    Meeting Information: 

    April 25-27, 2018

    Tucson Marriott University Park - Tuscon, Arizona 

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring Meeting will meet to discuss: substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National...
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8:00am to Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Naturally Good Expo

    Naturally Good Expo

    Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8:00am to Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Naturally Good Expo is a total business event that’s 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural. As the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the place where serious buyers meet with suppliers for two days of business, networking, education and to celebrate the latest exciting opportunities within the health and wellness retail market.

    For more information contact Monique Marez, Director of International Trade. 

    Trade Show Information:

    April 29-30, 2018

    Sydney, Australia 

    Naturally Good Expo is a total business event that’s 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural. As the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hem...
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Seoul Food & Hotel

    Seoul Food & Hotel

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Seoul Food and Hotel provides participating companies with an opportunity to meet with key importers, distributors and industry buyers from retail, catering, and the hospitality trade across the whole of Korea. Korea is one of Asia's most important nations for launching new and innovative products for export to the whole continent.

    Trade Show Information: 

    May 1-4, 2018

    Seoul, Korea 

     

    Seoul Food and Hotel provides participating companies with an opportunity to meet with key importers, distributors and industry buyers from retail, catering, and the hospitality trade across the whole...
  • Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

    Organic Week in Washington, D.C.

    Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Organic Week in Washington, D.C., is the Organic Trade Association’s signature event and the only one of its kind.

    • It is a celebration of the organic supply chain. Everyone from small organic producers to major growers, from family-run organic operations to nationwide companies, from researchers and policy advocates to distributors and retailers will all come together to advance organic policy priorities.

    • It is a week of education and advocacy. Join discussions on federal policy issues critical to our nation’s nearly $50 billion organic sector. Take action on issues at the forefront of organic food, agriculture and trade priorities. Make a difference in Washington, D.C., and bring tools to advance organic back to your home state.

    • It is an unforgettable experience. Through keynote speeches by national thought leaders, inspiring moments from the business sector, and intimate networking opportunities, you will experience the impact of the organic sector in one powerful week.

    The week's activities include:

    Monday (all day) + Tuesday (morning), May 21-22
    The Organic Center’s Confluences Summit at USDA 

    Tuesday (afternoon), May 22
    Organic Trade Association's Member Meetings + Workshop at The Hall of the States

    Wednesday, May 23
    Organic Trade Association's Hill Visits Day on Capitol Hill

    Thursday, May 24
    Organic Trade Association's Policy Conference at the historic National Press Club

    The Organic Center Confluences Summit (May 21- 22). is colocated with The Organic Trade Association's Policy Conference and Hill Visits Day (May 23-24)  

     
    Event Type: 
    Organic Week in Washington, D.C., is the Organic Trade Association’s signature event and the only one of its kind. It is a celebration of the organic supply chain. Everyone from small organi...
  • Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    The Organic Center Confluences Summit

    Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

    The Organic Center’s 2018 Organic Confluences Summit will take place Monday and Tuesday, May 21-22, at the Hall of the States, Washington, D.C. The Organic Confluences Summit  is held in conjunction with Organic Week D.C. 

    The 2018 event is all about advancing the transfer of knowledge to support organic food and farming. The conference brings together organic stakeholders to examine ways to improve research communication among farmers, scientists, extension agents, industry members and key policy influencers. 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 Tracy Misiewicz, The Organic Center's Associate Director of Science Programs, with questions. 

    Event Type: 
    The Organic Center’s 2018 Organic Confluences Summit will take place Monday and Tuesday, May 21-22, at the Hall of the States, Washington, D.C. The Organic Confluences Summit  is held...
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Organic Produce Summit

    Organic Produce Summit

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

    At the 2018 Organic Produce Summit, Retail and buying organizations from across North America will meet with organic growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic event devoted exclusively to organic fresh produce.

    Following the sold-out Organic Produce Summit in July 2017, the 2018 OPS 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.

    Summit Information: 

    July 11-12, 2018

    Monterey Conference Center - Monterey, CA

    At the 2018 Organic Produce Summit, Retail and buying organizations from across North America will meet with organic growers, shippers, processors and distributors in this intimate and energetic ...
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
    IFT Annual Meeting and Expo

    IFT Annual Meeting and Expo

    Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Expo is an opportunity to immerse yourself into a community committed to driving innovation and global sustainability. The most creative minds in the science of food and technology will be waiting for you at IFT17. Take advantage of limitless opportunities to make new connections and expand your professional contacts. The IFT Expo typically 1000+ exhibitors, 100+ education sessions, and 20,000+ attendees.

    Trade Show Information: 

    July 15-18, 2018

    Chicago, IL

    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Expo is an opportunity to immerse yourself into a community committed to driving innovation and global sustainability. The most crea...
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Natural Products Expo East

    Natural Products Expo East

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Natural Products Expo East continues to be the East Coast's leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 28,000 industry professionals and 1,900 exhibits to the Baltimore Convention Center.

    The Organic Trade Association will exhibit at Natural Products Expo East, booth #1211, and organize the All Things Organic Conference at the show. On September 12th, The Organic Trade Association will also host a Board Meeting, Annual Membership Meeting, and Annual Leadership Awards Celebration in Baltimore, MD. Click here for more information on these events!

    Trade Show Information: 

    September 12-15, 2018

    Baltimore Convention Center - Baltimore, MD

    Natural Products Expo East continues to be the East Coast's leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 28,000 industry professionals and 1,900 exhibits t...
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm

    Organic Trade Association'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 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.

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    Organic Trade Association'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 ...
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
    SIAL Paris

    SIAL Paris

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

    SIAL Paris is a unique global food event featuring the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers in one location.  Occurring every two years, SIAL attracts over 150,000 visitors from not only the European Union but also from the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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    October 21-25, 2018

    Paris, France

     

     

     

    SIAL Paris is a unique global food event featuring the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers in one location.  Occurring every two years, SIAL attracts over 150,000 visitors from not on...
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, and then votes in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, locations, proposals, and public comments will be posted below as it becomes available.

    In October 2018, the 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 2020, and guidance on organic policies.

    For information on previous meetings, visit the NOSB meetings page.

    Meeting Information:

    October 24-26, 2018

    InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront - St. Paul, MN

     

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) typically meets twice per year in various locations around the United States. During meetings, the NOSB listens to public comments, discusses agenda items, ...
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 5:00pm
    SupplySide West

    SupplySide West

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

    SupplySide West brings together more than 15,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries. SupplySide West is all about the science and strategy around the development of finished products that drive the global business economy. Learn about new trends from over 1,200 exhibitors and 140 hours of educational and conference programming.

    Trade Show Information:

    November 6-10, 2018

    Las Vegas, NV

     

    SupplySide West brings together more than 15,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries. SupplySide West ...

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