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Exploring a New Frontier: All Things Organic™ 2006
GREENFIELD, Mass. (February 6, 2006)—All Things Organicä will team up once again this year with four other shows at McCormick Place May 6-9 in an event billed as “The Power of Five”. Co-located with the FMI Show, Spring Fancy Food Showâ, United Produce Expo and Conference and the U.S. Food Export Showcase. The 2006 All Things Organicä, presented by OTA in partnership with Diversified Business Communications, is the only conference and trade show in North America focusing on the organic trade industry.
Trade buyers across the food and foodservice markets will have access to a plethora of the latest organic grocery items, specialty foods, American-made items for export, non-food products, ingredients and produce…all featured in one show over three days.
Two new and exciting features added to the 2006 trade show floor will be an “Organic for Kids” product showcase and “The Corner Store…Organic and more, for every lifestyle.” The latter will include non-food organic products from exhibitors. Peter Millard, a prominent retail designer whose clients include Ralph Lauren, Klinger Advanced Aesthetics, Chanel and Armani, will design this display.
This year’s features will include three keynote speakers, five Organic 101 conference sessions, 18 conference topics, special member activities, and a bustling trade show floor featuring approximately 450 booths. In addition, OTA, in partnership with the National Association of State Organic Programs, will host the North American Summit on Organic Production and Marketing in conjunction with All Things Organicä. Keynote speakers scheduled are:
Ted Koppel, former anchor of Nightline, 42-year veteran of ABC News, and now managing editor for The Discovery Channel, will address a general session hosted by the five “Power of Five” co-locating shows. Details regarding Mr. Koppel’s session are being finalized at this time. Continue to check www.organicexpo.com for complete schedule information and details on this not-to-be-missed session.
Carol Moseley Braun, founder and CEO of Good Food Organics, an organic food wholesaler/distributor, as well as former candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the U.S.; U.S. Ambassador; U.S. Senator; County Executive Officer; State Representative and Assistant U.S. Attorney, will address her experiences and her new endeavors in the organic industry.
Steve Levitt, author of FREAKONOMICS, and winner of the highly esteemed John Bates Clark Medal, as the most influential economist in America under the age of 40 will discuss how economics is, at root, the study of incentives - how people can get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. He’ll discuss how this ties into the organic industry.
Visitor and Media Registration for the 2006 conference and trade is available at www.organicexpo.com. Details concerning the conference, trade show, and special events will be posted on the Web site as details are available.
The mission of the Organic Trade Association is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment. As a membership-based business association, the Organic Trade Association focuses on the organic business community in North America. OTA's more than 1,600 members include farmers, processors, importers, exporters, distributors, retailers, certifiers, and more. For further information, visit OTA's web site at www.ota.com.
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade exhibitions, magazine publishing, and online resources on five continents. In addition to serving the natural products/organic market, DBC produces over 15 food exhibitions organized throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia (www.divbusiness.com).
February 6, 2006
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