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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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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

8:00am to 6:00pm
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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 sponsorshipsreserved tables, and individual tickets. Sponsoring this event or purchasing a reserved VIP 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 Tracy Campany

Event Information:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Marriott Hotel - Anaheim, CA

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The Organic Center releases: MORE Cool Science for a Cool Planet

The Organic Center releases: MORE Cool Science for a Cool Planet

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:30pm

Join us for this special research release event: Natural Products Expo West | Friday, March 9 at 2:30PM | General Mills Booth 527

On the heels of The Organic Center’s groundbreaking study showing how organic soils mitigate climate change, we are excited to share the latest research proving organic farming can curb nitrogen pollution — offering even more proof that organic food and farming create a cleaner global environment.

Climate change. Smog. Acid rain. Dead zones. The ozone hole. These are more than environmental buzz words. These are REAL issues affecting the planet, and nitrogen pollution plays a key role in each of them. Plants need nitrogen to grow, but that same nitrogen can cause environmental problems. The Organic Center’s research shows that organic farming can help reduce the amount of new reactive nitrogen introduced into the global system.

Come learn more about what this means, why it matters, and how choosing organic creates a more a stable climate!

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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

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Consumer Federation of America’s 41st Annual National Food Policy Conference

Consumer Federation of America’s 41st Annual National Food Policy Conference

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:30pm

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of non-profit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. For 41 years, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry and government.

Laura Batcha, CEO & Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association, will be speaking at the Conference on a panel entitled “Growing Pains: What’s in Store for Organic?”, taking place March 28th from 11:15am - 12:30pm. Panelists will discuss the rapid growth of the organic industry and the challenges that the National Organic Program has had to confront in recent years. The conversation will touch on issues such as protecting animal welfare, food fraud, the list of approved substances in organic foods, and the governance of the organic program. Click here for the full conference agenda.

Conference Information

March 28 - 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. 

 

8:00am to 12:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
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