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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. 

OTA Hosted Event
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 5:00pm
    Natural Products Expo East

    Natural Products Expo East

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Natural Products Expo East will be taking place September 22-25, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA!

    ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION BOOTH & MEMBER HOSPITALITY LOUNGE

    September 22-25, 2021  |  Booth #431

    Be sure to visit our booth and member lounge at Expo East 2021! Members can stop by our lounge anytime during show floor hours to grab a cup of organic coffee, check email, and chat with staff. Whether you are interested in discussing critical issues facing your organic business, checking out OTA’s global trade resources to help you expand your business overseas, or understanding what OTA is doing to elevate the footprint of organic on Capitol Hill, our knowledgeable staff is eager to connect with you. Meeting space is always available on a first come first served basis. Contact Danielle Cote to setup a meeting with us at the show! 

    ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MISSION 

    The Organic Trade Association and Food Export-Northeast's Joint Buyers' Mission allows U.S. suppliers to meet one-on-one with up to ten international buyers. Meetings are about 25 minutes long and pre-arranged by Organic Trade Association staff. For more information, contact Alexis Carey

    ALL THINGS ORGANIC CONFERENCE

    As the leading authority on the North American organic market, the Organic Trade Association delivers a one-of-a-kind conference program with critical information on the issues that impact your organic business. The conference line-up will hit all the hot topics of the day and is sure to spark conversation. For more information, contact Angela Jagiello

    Natural Products Expo East will be taking place September 22-25, 2021 in Philadelphia, PA! ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION BOOTH & MEMBER HOSPITALITY LOUNGE September 22-25, 2021  |  Boo...
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
    Get Export Ready for 2022

    Get Export Ready for 2022

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

    Are your organic products international travelers? If not, Organic Trade Association can provide the tools you need to get export savvy. Log on to this 45-minute briefing to learn about upcoming trainings that will provide those new to exporting the knowledge and logistical expertise to conduct business abroad with confidence. We’ll share a suite of tools designed to give U.S. organic producers visibility into key export markets. Finally, you’ll be able to take your newfound knowledge for a spin: hear about OTA’s 2022 export activities planned for U.S. companies in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the U.A.E. We are recruiting now for our early Spring opportunities. This webinar is open to all U.S. organic companies who are interested in international markets, and export opportunities for their products.

    • Esteemed Panelists:
    • Alexis Carey, Associate Director of International Programs | Organic Trade Association
    • Victoria Nwasike, President/CEO | Goldencrest Global

    Open to all

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    Are your organic products international travelers? If not, Organic Trade Association can provide the tools you need to get export savvy. Log on to this 45-minute briefing to learn about upcoming train...
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
    Anuga

    Anuga

    Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Anuga will be taking place October 9-13, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. This is the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages, breaks new grounds for the developments of the entire industry. It is the most important industry meeting point as the figures of 2019 once again impressively demonstrate: With 7,972 exhibitors and about 169,653 visitors, Anuga Cologne is clearly the number one food fair!

    Organic Trade Association will host a pavilion at the show for 8 U.S. organic companies. If you are interested in participating, contact Alexis Carey, International Trade Manager. 

    Anuga will be taking place October 9-13, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. This is the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages, breaks new grounds for the developments of the entire industry....
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    United States of Organic: Introducing the State Organic Network

    United States of Organic: Introducing the State Organic Network

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    United States of Organic: Introducing the State Organic Network

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific

    An exciting, first-of-its-kind State Organic Network will advance state-level organic priorities identified by the people who grow, handle, process, sell and choose organic products. This innovative new platform offers a multi-pronged approach for organic stakeholders nationwide to share goals, challenges, successes and big-picture thinking about how best to expand organic. Join us for the Network’s kickoff and an information session. Share your goals for organic, and let us know what is happening in your home state. You’ll learn how the new network was created, and about the suite of tools it will deploy in service of its network members’ goals for organic.

    • Esteemed Panelists:
    • Laura Batcha, CEO / Executive Director | Organic Trade Association
    • Megan DeBates, Vice President of Government Affairs | Organic Trade Association
    • David Lively, Pioneer Emeritus | Organically Grown Company
    • Alice Rolls, President & CEO | Georgia Organics
    • Chris Schreiner, Executive Director | Oregon Tilth
    • More to be announced!

    Open to all

    REGISTER

    Registration closes for this webinar at 1 pm Eastern. This webinar will be recorded and shared on-demand for all registrants within 2 business days of the presentation. 

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    United States of Organic: Introducing the State Organic Network Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific An exciting, first-of-its-kind State Organic Network will advance state-l...
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00pm
    NOSB Fall Meeting

    NOSB Fall Meeting

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

    The NOSB Fall Meeting will be taking place October 13-21, 2021 in Sacramento, CA. 

    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 2023, and recommendations 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 on recommendations to the Secretary in a public forum. Detailed meeting information, including agendas, location, proposals and how to participate will be posted below as it becomes available.

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

    The NOSB Fall Meeting will be taking place October 13-21, 2021 in Sacramento, CA.  The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of All...
  • Monday, November 1, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 5:00pm
    Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Monday, November 1, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Organic Trade Association will be hosting a Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong for 8-10 U.S. organic companies interested in expanding in those markets. Exact dates for this Trade Mission are still TBD, November 1-4, 2021 is tentative at this time, stay tuned for more info. If you are interested in participating, contact Alexis Carey, International Trade Manager. 

    Organic Trade Association will be hosting a Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong for 8-10 U.S. organic companies interested in expanding in those markets. Exact dates for this Trade Mission are still...
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Organic 101

    Organic 101

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    New to the organic industry? Learn 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.

    • Esteemed Presenters:
    • Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President of Government Affairs | Organic Trade Association
    • More to be announced!

    Complimentary to OTA Members
    Not-yet member registration: $149

    REGISTER

    Registration for this webinar closes at 1 pm Eastern. The webinar will be recorded and made available to all approved registrants and OTA members within 2 business days of the webinar's completion. 

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    New to the organic industry? Learn 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. Esteemed Pr...
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 - 9:00am to Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Organic Week in Washington D.C.

    Organic Week in Washington D.C.

    Monday, January 31, 2022 - 9:00am to Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 5:00pm

    Organic Week is a place of discovery, collaboration and advocacy for farmers to retailers and everyone in between looking to help shape decisions that impact organic. Join us in Washington D.C. January 31 - February 2, 2022! 

    This is a critical time for the organic sector. The Organic Trade Association’s Organic Week in Washington, D.C. is all about moving organic forward. Join us for 72-hours in the nation’s capital to work on solutions for the complex issues surrounding organic food and farming. We will focus on continuous improvement in organic, celebrate organic leaders, and work together to advance organic policy priorities. 

    The InterContinental at the Wharf in Washington, D.C. is the Organic Week headquarters hotel where all activities will be based. Our Residency Packages deliver luxurious accommodations and tremendous convenience (that’s right, no Uber’s needed). All workshops, meetings, conference sessions, and receptions will be held on-site, making it easy to return to your room for breaks (or work). We’ve negotiated deeply discounted room rates that you won’t be able to reserve independently. Choose from our two member-exclusive residency packages for the best Organic Week experience!

    Member Day

    This day will be packed with sector council and task force in-person working sessions, meetings with federal agencies and departments, interactive sessions to plan for the next farm bill, and more. The day will be capped off with an event supporting Organic PAC, the only political action committee devoted to advancing organic’s voice with policymakers in our nation’s capital.

    Conference Day

    Thought-provoking keynotes will focus on the issues making news in organic from members of Congress, agency chiefs and other policy and industry influencers. A productive day will be followed by an evening to remember. We’ll wow you with a networking reception and Organic Dinner Celebration in honor of this inspiring week!

    Advocacy Day

    Members will work in small teams to attend hundreds of pre-scheduled meetings across Capitol Hill and then toast a full day of advocating for organic during our Congressional Reception.

    Sponsorship Opportunities 

    Gain exposure and stand out as an organic industry leader. Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 - $25,000.

    Sign up to sponsor Organic Week today! You will feel good about your investment, and your sponsorship comes with a slew of benefits. Contact Douglas Korb to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 

     

    Questions before you register? We are here to help. Contact us

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    Organic Week is a place of discovery, collaboration and advocacy for farmers to retailers and everyone in between looking to help shape decisions that impact organic. Join us in Washington D.C. Januar...