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Organic at Expo East



September 20 - September 23, 2023|

Philadelphia, PA

Booth #1323

  OTA Booth #1323  

Stop by the Organic Trade Association booth and member lounge to connect with our staff and other OTA members at the show. Whether you are interested in discussing critical issues facing your organic business, checking out our global trade resources to help you expand your business overseas, or understanding what the trade association 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 set up a meeting at booth #1323!

 Beacon Discovery 

Maximize your connections at Expo East by opting-in to Beacon Discovery – the anytime-anywhere discovery and engagement platform for natural products brands and retailers. You don’t have to be an Expo East exhibitor to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the natural products industry! Whether you are a CPG brand looking to be seen and heard, or a retailer searching for new products for your shelves - Beacon Discovery drives more revenue for all. Make sure to setup your Beacon Discovery account before the show, so you can make the most of your time building valuable connections on-site. 


 The Organic Center’s Science Benefit - Organic Park Scavenger Hunt  

Join us in celebrating (in)credible organic science at The Organic Center's Science Benefit - Organic Park Scavenger Hunt, taking place in the Organic Park during all show hours of Natural Products Expo East. The Organic Park will feature interactive displays of cutting-edge science, multiple visual art mediums, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and a surprise animal exhibit! Don’t miss the Organic Park Happy Hour, 4-6pm on Thurs Sept 21, featuring Bonterra organic wine and networking with the organic community. 

Participate in the Organic Park Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win one of three VERY exciting prizes! Follow the feet on the floor to visit all 11 Scavenger Hunt stops anytime during tradeshow hours Thurs.-Sat. and fill in the blanks on the online form using your observations and (in)credible science knowledge. Once complete, submit the online form and tell us which prize you are entering to win!

The Organic Center is THE trusted source on the science of organic farming and products. We convene credible, evidence-based science to fill knowledge gaps and support organic farmers and businesses. We work collectively with stakeholders across the industry to advance organic by facilitating research, developing resources to promote the benefits of organic, and communicating the organic difference to consumers.  


 Organic Education Sessions  

1. Sustainable Harvests: Strategies for Supply Resilience & Business Prosperity

From regenerative organic practices that increase the climate resilience of crops to finance models that grow the health and wellbeing of farming communities, what can the natural products industry do to shore up agricultural supply and economic resilience for years to come? Learn more here. 

2. A Thirst for Change: Beverage Innovations in Natural & Organic 

Drinks are a hub of innovation and this category is often the first place a trend presents itself – be it an emerging ingredient, lifestyle choice, or dietary preference – before fanning out to the other aisles of the store. Join us to hear about what’s trending in the segment, why shoppers are willing to experiment here, where we're seeing organic ingredient innovation and more! Learn more here

3. Inside Organic: Elevating the Benefits of Organic from Seed to Shelf 

This Inside Organic session will bring together industry experts to dive into the latest organic research, policies and initiatives shaping the organic marketplace and tackle the issues that can be a barrier to elevating organic certification. Join Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Deputy Administrator, USDA National Organic Program, Jeff Tkach, CEO of Rodale Institute and OTA CEO and Executive Director, Tom Chapman as they address industry hot topics such as the new Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule, the upcoming Farm Bill and the importance of pairing “regenerative” with organic. Sherry Frey, Vice President Total Wellness, NielsenIQ will share the latest insights on today’s organic consumer, while Dr. Tucker will finish the session by leading a panel discussion on market development, branding and regulatory issues. Don’t miss these import conversations! Learn more here. 

4. From Labels to Loyalty: Understanding What Resonates With Consumers

Hear from the experts what's driving consumer decision-making in the aisle. From certifications and labels with strong market recognition to the importance of community and storytelling, there are many factors impacting where shoppers place their loyalty and trust. Learn more here