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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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IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo

IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo will be taking place in New Orleans, LA June 2-5, 2019. This is one of the largest events of its kind bringing together science of food professionals from around the globe representing all segments of the science of food profession—research and design, ingredients, safety and quality, technology, equipment, processing, packaging, manufacturing, suppliers and buyers, policy makers, and academics—all converging with the intention to inspire and transform collective knowledge into innovative solutions to help advance our planet’s food safety, nutrition, and sustainability.

On Tuesday, June 4, at 1:45 p.m., The Organic Center’s Director of Science Programs Jessica Shade will lead a session on Climate Action for a Secure Food System. Stakeholders with diverse food system experience will discuss how large-scale inter-disciplinary collaborations are needed. Included in the discussion will be cutting-edge innovations from the organic industry for climate mitigation and adaptation tools that can be applied across sectors. In addition, Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs for the Organic Trade Association, will lead a session Wednesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. on Best Practices for Fraud Prevention in the Global Organic Supply Chain. This session will include a discussion of how the Organic Trade Association has addressed this issue by developing a fraud prevention program specifically for the organic industry. Discussed will be an overview of the organic fraud prevention program that organic companies may voluntarily enroll in along with perspectives and key takeaways from companies that participated in the organic fraud prevention pilot project. 

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June 2-5, 2019

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA 

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Webinar - Organic Summer School Series: Getting the Most Out of Your OTA Membership

Webinar - Organic Summer School Series: Getting the Most Out of Your OTA Membership

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

If you've joined the Organic Trade Association in the past year, or if it's been a while since you've engaged, you've come to the right place! During this fast-paced Webinar, we will introduce you to the people and programs behind your trade association, so you can maximize your investment, and position your business for success. Learn more about our Webinar series.

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Summer Fancy Food Show

Summer Fancy Food Show

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Summer Fancy Food Show, taking place in New York City June 23-25, 2019, is the largest specialty food industry event in North America, and the premier showcase for industry innovation.

Organic Trade Association's Director of Industry Relations, Membership and Development, Cassandra Christine, as well as Organic Trade Association's Director of Education & Insights, Angela Jagiello, will be attendign the show to meet with exhibitors. If you're intersted in connecting with us at the show, contact Cassandra Christine

Trade Show Information:

June 23-25, 2019

Javits Center

New York, New York 

 

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Webinar - Organic Summer School Series: Organic 101

Webinar - Organic Summer School Series: Organic 101

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

New to the organic industry? Join a panel of industry experts as they explore the basics of what the organic label does (and doesn’t) mean, how it is enforced, and why it is the gold standard for food the world around. Learn more about our Webinar series.

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