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Organic Produce Summit 2024

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:00pm

Are you a business in organic produce or looking for a plethora of organic produce products? The Organic Produce Summit is the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors with retail and buying organizations from across the globe. OPS 2024 will be held at Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California from July 10-11, this summit will include a selection of field tours for retailers and buyers, a gala opening night reception, and a sold-out trade show floor featuring over 170 producers and processors of organic fresh produce from across North America and around the globe. 

Join OTA staff for this great event! The following staff will be in attendance: Adrienne Messe, OTA Director of Events, Cassandra Christine, OTA Director of Industry Relations, Membership, and Development, Scott Rice, Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs, and OTA Co-CEOs Tom Chapman and Matthew Dillon.

Contact Cassandra Christine if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

More information here.

Supply Side West

Monday, October 28, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 31, 2024 - 6:00pm

Oct. 28-31, 2024

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America is the premier gathering of health & nutrition professionals bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. SupplySide events are all about the science and strategy around the development of finished products driving the global business economy. 

Contact Cassandra Christine if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2024

Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 8:15am to Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

June 23-25, 2024

New York City, NY

Registration Discount for OTA Members!

The Summer Fancy Food Show is the specialty food industry’s premier product discovery event, taking place June 23-25, 2024, in NYC. 30,000 people took part in the 2023 Summer Show, including 2,174 exhibitors representing 62 countries and more than 40 product categories.

The Specialty Food Association is offering OTA Members discounted rates for registration to attend. Manufacturers receive 25% off regular pricing and 50% off for retailers, foodservice, distributors, importers, students/faculty, brokers, investors. Use code OTAS24 to register to attend Summer Fancy!

Adrienne Messe, OTA Director of Events, will be presenting an exciting session during Summer Fancy:​​

Organic Insights: Unveiling the 2024 Industry Report

Tuesday, June 25 | 12:30pm – 1:00pm | Big Idea Stage

Join us for an exclusive first look at the 2024 Organic Industry Survey, presented by the Organic Trade Association. The latest insights explore the significant economic impact of organic agriculture and products, and this timely session will uncover leading trends driving the organic industry forward. Professionals in both retail and foodservice will gain invaluable insights into consumer preferences and behaviors along with essential data to guide strategic decisions and seize opportunities in the thriving organic market.

Contact Adrienne Messe if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

Texas Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Conference + RGV Food Summit

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 8:15am to Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 5:30pm

 

April 24-27, 2024 | McAllen, TX

The Texas Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Conference +  RGV Food Summit is organized on behalf of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Advancement in partnership with the National Center for Appropriate Technology and the Institute of Ecology, Scholarship, and Health. 

The Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference (TxHFRC), April 24-25, brings together the farming and ranching community, agribusinesses, and advocates of sustainable agriculture for two days of farm tours, workshops, and networking events focused on equitable participation in the full range of USDA programs. This summit, April 26-27, focuses on closing the gaps within the food system through two days of workshops, speaker panels, and movie screenings with fireside chats to help all stakeholders envision an inclusive and resilient local food system for the Rio Grande Valley, TX.

Amber Sciligo, The Organic Center's Director of Science Programs will be speaking on the resources available to farmers interested in transitioning to organic. 

Contact Amber Sciligo if you have any questions or to set up a meeting.

NOSB Fall 2024 Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:00pm

The National Organic Standards Board (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 2026, and recommendations on organic policies.

Meeting Information:

Hilton Portland Downtown (Meeting)

921 SW Sixth Avenue | Portland, OR 97204

T: + 1 503 226 1611

portland.hilton.com

The Duniway Hotel (Lodging)

Rate: $180.00/night

Reservation cutoff date: September 24, 2024

NOSB Fall 2024 Meeting dates:

Public Comment Webinars

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 15 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Thursday, October 17 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern

Public Meeting

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 22 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific
  • Day 2: Wednesday, October 23 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific
  • Day 3: Thursday, October 24 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Pacific

The meetings are free, open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. Details on how to make written and/or oral comments will be added when the meeting announcement publishes in the Federal Register. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone. Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

Fall 2024 National TOPP Meeting

Date TBD

Portland, OR

Available to Regional and National TOPP partners only

 

NOSB Spring 2024 Meeting

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:00pm

The National Organic Standards Board (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 2026, and recommendations on organic policies.

Meeting Information:

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 W Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53203

414.390.4638

Reservation Link: NOSB2024 

Room Rate: $169.00/night

Reservation cutoff date: Sunday, April 7, 2024

NOSB Spring 2024 Meeting dates:

Public Comment Webinars

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 23 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Day 2: Thursday, April 25 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Public Meeting

  • Day 1: Monday, April 29 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Central
  • Day 2: Tuesday, April 30 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Central
  • Day 3: Wednesday, May 1 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Central

The meetings are free, open to the public, and no registration is required, except to sign up for oral comments. Times shown for face-to-face meetings are always in the meeting location’s local time zone. Webinars and commenting deadlines are always based on the Eastern time zone.

Spring 2024 National TOPP Meeting 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 (concurrent with NOSB Meeting Day 2)

Milwaukee, WI

Available to Regional and National TOPP partners only. 

OTA Co-CEO Tom Chapman will be in attendance



 

Expo West Buyer's Mission

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 8:00am to Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 6:00pm

 

March 12 – 16 | Anaheim Convention Center 

The deadline to register is February 15, 2024.

The Organic Trade Association will again partner with Food Export Mid-West to bring a diverse set of buyers to the show from around the world.

The Buyers Mission will take place March 13-14, 2024, and the larger trade show will take place from March 12 - 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

Buyer profiles will be available soon, and we will have buyers from Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam! Registration is $150 for all companies and includes pre-arranged 1 on 1 meetings with buyers. You will be able to indicate your preferred meetings based on the buyer profiles in advance of the event. Please note you must have an Expo West show badge to participate. 

Register Now

 

SIAL Paris

Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 8:00am to Wednesday, October 23, 2024 - 6:15pm

 

October 19-23, 2024 | Paris, France 

The deadline to register for SIAL Paris 2024 is May 3rd.

Registration: $800 (new participants)/ $1200 (return participants) 

Register now to exhibit in the Organic Trade Association’s 2024 SIAL Paris pavilion. In 2022, SIAL Paris was the largest food show in the world, with over 7,000 exhibitors from 127 countries and over 300,000 visitors. Throughout the SIAL, Paris will be a source of inspiration for the entire food community. Discover all the latest trends and innovations, meet the right business partners for you and rise to the challenges facing the industry together.

Registration includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for 1 person from your company booked through OTA’s travel agent 
  • Hotel stay for 1 person from your company for the duration of the event at the OTA group hotel, within walking distance from the expo 
  • A countertop in the OTA pavilion for you to display your products, inclusive of logo graphics 
  • On-site show support 
  • Please note any shipping of materials to the show is at your own cost, though OTA will help you coordinate shipping logistics 

You are expected to arrive in Paris on October 17 or 18 and have a company representative at your countertop for the duration of the show. We hope you will join us! 

Register Now

 

Nordic Organic Food Fair

Wednesday, October 9, 2024 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 6:00pm

 

October 9 - 10, 2024 | Stockholm, Sweden 

The deadline to register for the Nordic Organic Food Fair is May 3rd.

Registration: $600 

What matters to you? Sustainability, ethical practices and making our planet a better place to live? The chance to meet over 500 companies aligned with your values? Then you’ve found the right place. Join the largest certified organic food and drink trade event in the Nordic region.

Register now to join the Organic Trade Association’s first exhibition at the Nordic Organic Food Fair! This show is the largest certified organic food and drink trade event in the Nordic region. Given membership interest in exports to the region, OTA looks forward to bringing a delegation of suppliers for our first trade show in Scandinavia.  

Registration includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for 1 person from your company booked through OTA’s travel agent 
  • Hotel stay for 1 person from your company for the duration of the event at the OTA group hotel, within walking distance from the expo 
  • A countertop in the OTA pavilion for you to display your products, inclusive of logo graphics 
  • On-site show support 
  • Please note any shipping of materials to the show is at your own cost, though OTA will help you coordinate shipping logistics 

You are expected to arrive in Stockholm on October 7 or 8 and have a company representative at your countertop for the duration of the show. We hope you will join us! 

Register Now

Food & Hotel Asia Singapore

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 8:00am to Friday, April 26, 2024 - 6:00pm

 

April 23 – 26, 2024 | Singapore 

The deadline to register for Food and Hotel Asia 2024 is February 2nd.

Registration: $600 (new participants)/ $1000 (returning participants) 

Register now to join the Organic Trade Association pavilion at Food and Hotel Asia in Singapore! FHA is among the largest food and beverage trade shows in the region and draws buyers from across Asia.  This is our third exhibition at the show since attending for the first time in 2022.  Meet the largest gathering of leading F&B manufacturers and emerging brands in a single platform. With a line-up of leading global suppliers, industry professionals can anticipate the most extensive showcase of trending F&B and hospitality products and solutions, cutting-edge technologies for food & drinks manufacturing, and more at the mega event.

Registration includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for 1 person from your company booked through OTA’s travel agent 
  • Hotel stay for 1 person from your company for the duration of the event at the OTA group hotel, within walking distance from the expo 
  • A countertop in the OTA pavilion for you to display your products, inclusive of logo graphics 
  • On-site show support 
  • Please note any shipping of materials to the show is at your own cost, though OTA will help you coordinate shipping logistics 

You are expected to arrive in Singapore on April 21st or 22nd and have a company representative at your countertop for the duration of the show. We hope you will join us! 

Register Now

 

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