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Organic at Expo East

Visit OTA & The Organic Center
Booth #1211
Schedule Meetings at OTA's
Member Lounge
Attend The
All Things Organic
Conference Sessions
Kick off Expo East at
OTA's Annual Leadership Awards Celebration
Meet the OTA Board at the
Annual Membership Meeting


September 13-16, 2017 

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, MD

OTA hosted a full schedule of membership activities and events in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East from Wednesday, September 21 through Saturday, September 24  2016. This exciting week in Baltimore serves as one of the primary, annual gathering places for the OTA membership. 

We look forward to connecting OTA members, Board and staff for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events again during next year's Expo East. 

Check out the full schedule of organic activities in 2016 to get a sense of what's in store for September!


Wednesday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |  Room 320 |  Baltimore Convention Center 

OTA welcomes members to attend and observe its Board meetings with the exception of any Executive Session. If you wish to attend the Baltimore meeting or formally address the Board regarding a specific topic or issue, please contact OTA.


Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  |  Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

OTA will host its Annual Meeting for members immediately preceding the Annual Awards Celebration. Plan to join us for discussions about Association business, hear directly from OTA’s Board of Directors, and meet OTA’s “Member of the Year.” Then stay and network with organic cocktails before the Leadership Awards Celebration kicks off. Learn more.


Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  |  Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD


OTA's Annual Leadership Awards Celebration is THE kick -off event to Expo East. If you’re serious about having fun, then get ready for an epic celebration! We’ll host OTA’s annual membership meeting and toast three inspirational leaders in celebration of organic. If you are looking for a fun and memorable way to kick off Natural Products Expo East, then you won’t want to miss this incredible night.


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Thursday, September 22 - Friday, September 23  |  Baltimore Convention Center

As the leading authority on the North American organic market, OTA will deliver a one-of-a-kind conference program with critical information on the issues that impact your organic business. From the state of the organic industry to implications for organic in the upcoming Farm Bill, the conference line-up will hit all the hot topics of the day and is sure to spark conversation.  
Learn more            


Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24   |  Booth #1211  |  Baltimore Convention Center 

Be sure to visit the OTA and Organic Center booth on the trade show floor. Members can stop by OTA’s lounge anytime during show floor hours to grab a cup of organic coffee, check email, and chat with the OTA staff. Meeting space will also be available on a first come first served basis.


Thursday, September 22, 8:00-9:00 a.m.  |  Private Event 

OTA will brief invited media on the state of the organic industry during a breakfast briefing at Expo East. Discussions will focus on the latest trends and challenges facing the sector as well as an opportunity to connect with OTA's CEO/Executive Director Laura Batcha and other organic industry leaders. Invitation only; contact Maggie McNeil to learn more.


Thursday, September 22  |  Camden Yards

This year, Organic PAC is hosting a fundraiser to watch the Baltimore Orioles host the Boston Red Sox. At the close of the season things are bound to heat up between these division opponents. But you don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the comfort of a private box, ballgame fare, and a festive atmosphere.
Organic PAC is the single most important way individuals can strengthen the voice of Organic in Washington, D.C. PAC enables individuals to give back to the industry that supports them. Learn how to get involved in Organic PAC. If you have already provided prior-approval or do not need to do so, reserve your place by contacting Tracy Campany.


OTA will hold a series of organic industry meetings during Expo East. Please contact Angela Jagiello with questions. 


International Forum Meeting
9:00 - 10:00am | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319

USDA Certification Cost Share Meeting
1:00 - 2:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318

OTA Dietary Supplements Sector Council Meeting
1:00 - 2:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 320

GRO Organic Check-off Meeting
2:00 - 3:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319

The Organic Center Donor Briefing
3:30 - 4:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 320 | By Invitation Only 
Contact Amy Bovaird for more information. 

Organic Trade Association and Just Label It - GMO Labeling Law Implementation Meeting
4:00 - 5:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318 |
Contact Katrina Staves for more information. 

International Media Briefing
5:00 - 6:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319 | By Invitation Only 
Contact Monique Marez for more information. 


Implementing the GMO Labeling Law Meeting Hosted by USDA

8:30 - 9:30am | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318

Canada Organic Trade Association Briefing
8:30 - 9:30am | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 319

OTA Grains Council Meeting
9:00am - 1:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 320

Federal Trade Commission and Organic Claims on Non-Food Meeting
11:30am - 12:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318 

Just Label It Board Meeting
2:00 - 4:00pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 320 | By Invitation Only 

Farm Bill Planning Meeting
2:30 - 3:30pm | Baltimore Convention Center | Room 318



Tracy Campany
Events Manager
(202) 403-8632