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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. 

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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Expo East Buyers Mission

    Expo East Buyers Mission

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 5:00pm

    September 28-October 1, 2022 (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.)

    The Organic Trade Association and Food Export NE look forward to hosting a wide array of international buyers from around the world at Expo East 2022. We will arrange 1 on 1 meetings for you based on buyer interest in your product(s). Interested? Email Alexis Carey

    September 28-October 1, 2022 (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.) The Organic Trade Association and Food Export NE look forward to hosting a wide array of international buyers from around the world at Expo Eas...
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 11:00am
    W.A.S.H Conference

    W.A.S.H Conference

    Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 11:00am

     

    W.A.S.H Conference seeks to build the capacity of systematically excluded farmers in the South by plugging them into the supply chain with major brands. W.A.S.H is intended for farmers with existing farming operations who have current demonstrated production capacity. This conference is not for beginners or start-up farms. It is open to all genders and farmers who identify as Black and/or Indigenous. OTA is attending this event.

    Twenty farmers will be selected. Farmers will receive a $1000 stipend for their time and input. It will be held in Liberty, North Carolina on October 1. A private pre-conference bonfire event will be held at Green Heffa Farms on September 30, 2022.
     
    If interested, please complete this application by August 17, 2022. Farmers selected will be notified by August 31, 2022.

    Register Here

    W.A.S.H. OBJECTIVES

    -Connect producers with companies that are being intentional about sourcing from BIPOC farmers.

    -Discuss barriers that exist for Black and Indigenous farmers in equitable participation in the supply chain and ways to resolve them.

    -Discuss opportunities for Black and Indigenous farmers in climate smart commodities and ways to become more climate resilient


    Questions? Interested in sponsoring? Please email info@greenheffafarms.com

      W.A.S.H Conference seeks to build the capacity of systematically excluded farmers in the South by plugging them into the supply chain with major brands. W.A.S.H is intended for farmers with ...
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:30am to Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
    SIAL Paris 2022

    SIAL Paris 2022

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:30am to Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

    Join the Organic Trade Association on October 15-19, 2022 for the world’s largest food and beverage trade show in – SIAL Paris!  This trade show draws buyers from around the world to meet thousands of exhibitors across the food and beverage industry. Interested? Email Alexis Carey

    Please note that all other expenses, such as meals, samples, shipping costs, and the cost to and from the airport, are at your own cost. Attendees are expected to arrive in Paris on or before October 14th. Because we have limited space at this event, each application is subject to approval. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to new exhibitors.

    SIAL Paris
    Location: Paris, France
    Show site: Parc de expositions Paris Nord Villepinte
    Show Dates: October 15th - October 19th
    Arrive in Paris: October 14th

    Register Here

    Join the Organic Trade Association on October 15-19, 2022 for the world’s largest food and beverage trade show in – SIAL Paris!  This trade show draws buyers from around the ...
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, October 28, 2022 - 5:30pm
    Japan and Korea Trade Mission

    Japan and Korea Trade Mission

    Monday, October 24, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, October 28, 2022 - 5:30pm

    Register now to join the Organic Trade Association and the Food Export Association on a focused trade mission to Japan and Korea! This trade mission will visit Tokyo and Seoul, with a focus on organic and healthy product importers. OTA and Food export will coordinate one-on-one meetings with qualified buyers in both markets for you, as well as retail tours on-site. This trade mission will begin in Tokyo on October 24th and conclude in Seoul on October 28th.

    Register Here

    Transportation to/from the airport is at your own cost, with the exception of airport travel between Tokyo and Seoul. OTA does not cover shipping costs for your products; however, OTA will provide logistical support for shipping. You are expected to arrive in Tokyo no later than October 23rd. Please direct any questions to Alexis Carey at acarey@ota.com

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    Register now to join the Organic Trade Association and the Food Export Association on a focused trade mission to Japan and Korea! This trade mission will visit Tokyo and Seoul, with a focus on organic...
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm
    NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting

    NOSB Fall 2022 Meeting

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm

    The NOSB will meet in Sacramento, CA 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 2024, and recommendations on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

    Meeting Information:
    Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena
    300 J Street
    Sacramento, California
    Reservations Link: 2022 Fall NOSB Board Meeting or  +1 877 666 3243 (Group name: National Organic Standards Board)
    Room reservation cutoff date: Friday, September 24, 2022

    NOSB Fall Meeting 2021 dates:

    • Public Comment Webinar Day 1: Tuesday, October 18 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
    • Public Comment Webinar Day 2: Thursday, October 20 from Noon - 5:00 pm Eastern
    • NOSB Public Meeting Day 1: Tuesday, October 25 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific
    • NOSB Public Meeting Day 2: Wednesday, October 26 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific
    • NOSB Public Meeting Day 3: Thursday, October 27 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pacific

    The meetings are 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.

    The NOSB will meet in Sacramento, CA to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to su...
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Third Annual National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Congress

    Third Annual National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Congress

    Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 5:00pm

     

    OTA is proud to be attending The NLFR's Annual Congress Conference held at Isleta, New Mexico October 27- 29. The purpose of the event is to bring agricultural stakeholders together to share agricultural best practices, Farm Bill resolutions, and climate-smart updates. Conference participants will discuss their regional programs and challenges to learn directly from each other. OTA is coming to discuss organic opportunities and challenges, and how best to access resources. Collectively, we encourage participants to support underserved producers to thrive and achieve more sustainable food and agricultural systems. To attend or become a sponsor register here!

     

    Register Here

     

    Learn more about National Latino Farmers and Ranchers

      OTA is proud to be attending The NLFR's Annual Congress Conference held at Isleta, New Mexico October 27- 29. The purpose of the event is to bring agricultural stakeholders together to share...
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Food Ingredients Europe

    Food Ingredients Europe

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

    Register now to join the first-ever Organic Trade Association booth at Food Ingredients Europe from December 6- 8, 2022! This show draws buyers from across the European market and beyond, and is specific to food ingredients. The show is co-located with Health Ingredients Europe. 

    The show is great for companies with ingredients designed for further processing/manufacturing as well as retail-ready ingredients. Transportation to/from the airport is at your own cost. OTA does not cover shipping costs for your products to Europe; however, OTA will provide logistical support for shipping. You are expected to arrive in Paris no later than December 5th, 2022. Please direct any questions to Alexis Carey

    Register Here

    Register now to join the first-ever Organic Trade Association booth at Food Ingredients Europe from December 6- 8, 2022! This show draws buyers from across the European market and beyond, an...
  • Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 10:30am to Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:00pm
    Winter Fancy Food Show

    Winter Fancy Food Show

    Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 10:30am to Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:00pm

    The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show returns to Las Vegas on January 15-17, 2023. The 2023 Show will be in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s larger West Hall. As the largest B2B specialty food industry event in the Western United States, the Winter Fancy Food Show is your destination for innovation, insights, and business opportunities.

    For exhibitors, the Winter Fancy Food Show offers a convenient and cost-effective way to connect with leading buyers, distributors, and retailers, forge new business relationships, network with peers, and participate in world-class educational programs. Floor space is limited, so book your booth today!

    For attendees, the Winter Fancy Food Show is three days of networking, trendspotting, and sampling the newest and best specialty food and beverages in more than 40 product categories. Attendee registration opens October 24.

    If you’re a member of the specialty food industry, you can’t afford to miss the 2023 Winter Fancy Food Show!

    Click below to learn more about exhibiting or attending.

    EXHIBITING 2023 Booth Space

    NOTIFY ME 2023 Registration

    The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show returns to Las Vegas on January 15-17, 2023. The 2023 Show will be in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s larger West Hal...
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:30am to Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 5:30pm
    PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 9:30am to Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 5:30pm

    PASA Sustainable Agriculture Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of sustainable farmers and food system changemakers in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more than 30 years, they have worked with our community to create a space where inspiration, innovation, and connection flourish. This conference will be held virtually on January 17- 19, 2023, and the in-person event on February 8-11, 2023 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Drawing farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, researchers, market managers, homesteaders, gardeners, and changemakers who are passionate about building a better food system.

    Submit here 

    June 30, 2022 Deadline to Submit

    Virtual Event - 1/17/23 - 1/19/23

    In-Person Event - 2/8/23 - 2/11/23 [Lancaster, PA]

    October 3, 2022 - final notification of proposal status

     

     

    PASA Sustainable Agriculture Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of sustainable farmers and food system changemakers in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more than 30 years, they have worked...
  • Monday, January 30, 2023 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:00pm
    Global Organic Produce Expo (GOPEX)

    Global Organic Produce Expo (GOPEX)

    Monday, January 30, 2023 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:00pm

    Join Global Organic Produce Expo GOPEX January 30 - February 2, 2023! As the only globally driven show for organic produce, this show creates a forum for unique and specific opportunities. Network, exchange ideas, source new products and services, and do business with the industry’s leading growers, distributors, packers and retailers. Learn more here.

     

    General Registration

    Exhibitor Registration

    Join Global Organic Produce Expo GOPEX January 30 - February 2, 2023! As the only globally driven show for organic produce, this show creates a forum for unique and specific opportunities. Networ...
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 9:00am to Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 6:00pm
    National Grocers Association Show

    National Grocers Association Show

    Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 9:00am to Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 6:00pm

    The NGA Show is the largest gathering of independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, manufacturers, and suppliers – making it the one event you don’t want to miss.

    This event will take place in Las Vegas, NV, from February 26 – 28, 2023. Details for registration to come!

     

     

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    The NGA Show is the largest gathering of independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, manufacturers, and suppliers – making it the one event you don’t want to mi...
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 5:00pm
    National Products Expo West

    National Products Expo West

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 5:00pm

    The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center are looking forward to a number of opportunities to bring people together for business, networking, and socializing at Natural Products Expo West, taking place March 7-11, 2023 in Anaheim, California. Details to register to come!

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    The Organic Trade Association and The Organic Center are looking forward to a number of opportunities to bring people together for business, networking, and socializing at Natural Products Expo W...
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
    NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting

    NOSB Fall 2023 Meeting

    Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

    The NOSB will meet in Providence, RI 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 2024, and recommendations on organic policies. Please visit the NOSB Meetings page for further information and instructions.

    Meeting Information: TBD

     

    The NOSB will meet in Providence, RI to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset ...

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