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if you’re heading to Anaheim for Natural Products Expo West, stop by Booth #2704 to meet some of the Organic Trade Association team and catch up on important new developments. As you plan your time at the show, make sure to add these OTA activities and related events to your calendar

What
  • Conference
When Mar 08, 2012 12:00 AM to
Mar 11, 2012 12:00 AM
Where Anaheim, CA
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Right to Know Panel (open to industry)
March 8, 2 - 3:15 p.m. - Platinum Ballroom 6 - Anaheim Marriott
Join leaders from the California Ballot Initiative to label GE foods and the Just Label It Campaign for a conversation about GMO labeling.

U.S.-EU Organic Equivalency (open to Expo West Business Program participants)
March 8, 5 - 5:45 p.m. - Ballroom 3 - Anaheim Marriott
Join Bob Anderson (OTA’s Senior Trade Advisor) and Jake Lewin (co-chair of OTA’s U.S.-EU Equivalency Task Force) for a look at what it means for your business that the worlds' two largest organic producers will begin trading under a single organic certification beginning on June 1.

Organic Research & Promotion Program Town Hall Meeting (open to industry)
March 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Room 304A - Anaheim Convention Center
Join OTA for an update on Phase 2 of the Organic Research and Promotion Program proposal. Learn how this initiative is moving forward to facilitate an industry decision on a research and promotion order for organic. This exciting opportunity for the organic industry will promote the organic brand, and provide critical research for the continued health of the industry. For more information, contact Kim Dietz, manager of the Steering Committee.

U.S.-EU Organic Equivalency (open to Expo attendees)
March 9, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Ballroom A - Anaheim Convention Center
Mark Lipson (USDA’s Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Policy Advisor), joins Jake Lewin (co-chair of OTA’s U.S.-EU Equivalency Task Force), and Bob Anderson (OTA’s Senior Trade Advisor) for an overview of the U.S.-EU Organic Equivalency Arrangement.

International Trade Forum Meeting (open to OTA members)
March 10, 8:30 - 10 a.m. - Room 304A - Anaheim Convention Center
OTA will provide an international trade update, facilitate a discussion on international challenges and opportunities, and review planned activities for 2013. The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association will also provide a guest presentation.

OTA’s Foreign Buyers’ Mission (pre-registration required)
March 9-11, as scheduled - Room 304A - Anaheim Convention Center
Meet one-on-one with foreign buyers from eight countries to discuss your products potential in their market. OTA is bringing you a host of buyers from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Cyprus, Malaysia, the Philippines and China who are excited to buy U.S. products. Buyer information and registration details are available here. The deadline to register is March 7. For more information, contact Tiffany Landry.

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