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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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FoodEx Japan

FoodEx Japan

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, March 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

FOODEX JAPAN is the Asia's leading trade show, taking place March 3-8 in Tokyo, Japan.  Over the 4 days of the exhibition, about 85,000 buyers from food service, distribution, and trading companies are expected to attend. Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally upon the activation of the TPP. Numerous buyers will also be attending from abroad, and business talks will be held with domestic and international manufacturers.

Registration is open for shared booth space with the Organic Trade Association at FoodEx 2019. The registration fee is $600 for new exhibitors to FoodEx Japan and $1,000 for return participants when you sign up with the Organic Trade Association. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee covers one round-trip economy flight to Japan (booked through an Organic Trade Association travel agent), a single hotel room for the duration of the activity, one 1 m table top counter display within the Organic Trade Association booth in the USA Pavilion, logo screening and other marketing materials, and an interpreter shared among exhibitors. All other expenses--meals, samples, cost to and from the airport--are your responsibility. The show dates are March 5–8, with arrival in Japan on March 3. Sign up now! For more information, contact OTA's International Trade Manager, Alexis Carey.

Note:  For all USDA MAP programs, the products you promote must be produced in the United States and contain at least 51% or more U.S. produced ingredients either by value (cost of the ingredients) or volume (against overall weight of the product).  

Trade Show Information:

March 3-8, 2019

Venue - Makuhari Messe

Tokyo, Japan

 

8:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo West

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Natural Products Expo West will be taking place March 5-9, 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The Organic Trade Association will be exhibiting at booth #1821 and is a content partner for organic education programming at the show. Click here for more information on organic at Expo West

Don't miss The Organic Center's 16th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking dinner at Natural Products Expo West. Expect a thought-provoking program featuring keynote speaker Shannon Allen. Shannon, wife of 2x NBA champion Ray Allen, is the creator and owner of the thriving all-organic fast-food restaurant chain grown™. Enjoy a delicious custom organic menu created by Chef Megan Mitchell featuring products supplied by our sponsors. Megan is a seasoned chef and internet personality who's worked with the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and Tastemade. Sponsorships are available, or you can buy a table. Individual tickets go on sale in January. Add your name to the waiting list and be first to know when ticket sales launch. 

Trade Show Information:

March 5-9, 2019

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, CA

10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
 
The Organic Center Benefit Dinner

The Organic Center Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for the The Organic Center's 16th Annual Benefit Dinner, the biggest all-organic networking dinner on Wednesday, March 6 at Natural Products Expo West.

Expect a thought-provoking program featuring keynote speaker Shannon Allen. Shannon, wife of 2x NBA champion Ray Allen, is the creator and owner of the thriving all-organic fast-food restaurant chain grown™.
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Enjoy a delicious custom organic menu created by Chef Megan Mitchell featuring products supplied by our sponsors. Megan is a seasoned chef and internet personality who's worked with the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and Tastemade.

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.

Sponsorships are available, or you can buy a table. Individual tickets go on sale in January. Add your name to the waiting list and be first to know when ticket sales launch.

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BPIA 2019 Annual Meeting & Symposium

BPIA 2019 Annual Meeting & Symposium

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

The BPIA 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium will be taking place March 11-15 in Portland, OR. BPIA includes several committees that bring together the resources and the focus necessary to achieve the organization’s many objectives. BPIA routinely engages with key regulators at USEPA, USDA, Canada’s PMRA, and the states including the California DPR; individual members officially represent BPIA on the PRIA Coalition and EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC); other members cover key stakeholder meetings and often provide comments on behalf of the industry. Click here for the full Symposium agenda

Cassandra Christine, Organic Trade Association's Director of Industry Relations, Membership, and Development, will be speaking on the following panel during the Symposium. For more information, contact Cassandra Christine

Biological Products and Organics | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Moderator: Cindy Smith, Conn & Smith
Speakers: Sam Schaefer-Joel, WSDA; Doug Currier, OMRI; Cassandra Christine, OTA; and Bill Wolf, Wolf, DiMatteo  and Associates

Meeting Information:

March 11-15, 2019

Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel

Portland, OR

9:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
Organic Egg Farmers of America 9th Annual Symposium

Organic Egg Farmers of America 9th Annual Symposium

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Organic Egg Farmers of America 9th Annual Symposium will be taking place in Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, March 12. The organization will bring in a number of industry experts to touch on an assortment of topics relating to organic egg production.

Johanna Mirenda, Organic Trade Association's Farm Policy Director, will be speaking at the Symposium about policy issues that are relevant to the organic poultry industry. For more information, contact Johanna Mirenda

Symposium Information: 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Minneapolis Convention Center

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