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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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October 2019

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Shiftcon Social Media Conference

Shiftcon Social Media Conference

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Shiftcon Social Media Conference, taking place October 3-5, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, was created to support social media influencers who care about food, wellness, health and the environment. This conference blends professional workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers from all over under one roof. With a solid focus on green content creation, food & environmental activism, organic and nonGMO food, social media marketing, educating the public, natural products, recruiting additional influencers and making this world better for future generations.

The Organic Center's Science Project Manager, Dr. Amber Sciligo, will be speaking during a few sessions at Shiftcon. Check back soon for more information on these sessions. Contact Amber Sciligo if you'd like to connect at the Conference! 

Conference Information: 

October 3-5, 2019

Grand Hyatt in Buckhead

Atlanta, GA

8:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
Quality Assurance International's (QAI) 30th Anniversary Customer Summit

Quality Assurance International's (QAI) 30th Anniversary Customer Summit

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Quality Assurance International's (QAI) 30th Anniversary Customer Summit will be taking place on October 3rd. The theme for the event is “30 years with our roots in the soil, planting the seeds for the future”. 

Organic Trade Association's CEO/Executive Director, Laura Batcha, will be speaking on a one hour panel discussing the future of organic. More details to come on the full conference agenda soon! 

For more information contact Adrienne Messe

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Anuga

Anuga

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Anuga, taking place October 5-9, 2019 in Cologne, Germany, is the largest trade fair in the world and the most important industry meeting point. In 2017, there were 7,405 exhibitors and around 165,000 visitors at the show. With ten trade shows, an informative event program and the largest participation of exhibitors, 2019 is shaping up to be the number one event again.

The Organic Trade Association will host a pavilion at the show for U.S. organic companies. If you are interested in participating or connecting at the show, contact OTA's International Trade Manager, Alexis Carey

Trade Show Information:

October 5-9, 2019

Cologne, Germany

8:00am to 5:00pm
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Anuga

Anuga

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Anuga, taking place October 5-9, 2019 in Cologne, Germany, is the largest trade fair in the world and the most important industry meeting point. In 2017, there were 7,405 exhibitors and around 165,000 visitors at the show. With ten trade shows, an informative event program and the largest participation of exhibitors, 2019 is shaping up to be the number one event again.

The Organic Trade Association will host a pavilion at the show for U.S. organic companies. If you are interested in participating or connecting at the show, contact OTA's International Trade Manager, Alexis Carey

Trade Show Information:

October 5-9, 2019

Cologne, Germany

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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall Meeting is taking place October 23-25, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. 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 2021, and guidance on organic policies.

Organic Trade Association's VP of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Gwendolyn Wyard, will be attending the meeting and submitting written and oral recommendations to the NOSB on behalf of Organic Trade Assocation Members. For more information or to connect at the meeting, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Meeting Information:

October 23-25, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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