4th International Meeting on Processing and Trade of Organic Food, Non Food and Raw Material

Warsaw on May 25th and 26th, 2009

Under the motto “Learn from each other – Develop with each other” European business people and experts for raw material, food and non food markets will meet on May 25th- 26th, 2009 in Warsaw at the “Organic Marketing Forum”. At this international conference in the Polish capital leading companies and experts from all parts of Europe will discuss the newest development in organic markets, exchange experiences and install new business contacts. About 450 entrepreneurs, experts and decision makers from 30 European countries will take part. They will make the Organic Marketing Forum in Warsaw to one of the most important meeting for organic business in Central- and Eastern Europe.

The common ambition of the meeting is to strengthen international co-operation, to force the development in regional markets and to combine know-how, products and companies of the organic market in Central-, Eastern and Western Europe. The agenda will focus on expert presentations and good practice reports of companies regarding the raw material market, processing issues, the gastronomy and trade sector. The new “Business Partner Market” of the Forum will facilitate the direct contact for offers and demands of the participants. Round table discussions will focus on different product markets. Parallel to the presentations and round table discussions an exhibition for organic products and services will take place in the exhibition hall of the Forum. One highlight of the exhibition will once more be the election of the “Best of Organic” products. At the end of the Forum, excursions to organic companies in the Warsaw area are offered for the participants.

“The national organic markets in the countries of Eastern and Western Europe show a dynamic growth. At the same time there is a remarkable increase of international collaborations. The Organic Marketing Forum with the motto “Learn from each other – Develop with each other” offers a great opportunity to get to know these markets and their leading companies in a short time period”, says Mr. Bernhard Jansen, chairman of EkoConnect. EkoConnect – International Centre for Organic Agriculture of Central and Eastern Europe e.V. organises the meeting in cooperation with the Polish organic association Ekoland, the Polish Agricultural Advisory Centre (CDR) and the Organic Retailers Association (ORA) under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the IFOAM EU Group. A reduced early registration fee is available until January 31st, 2009. More information is available at www.organic-marketing-forum.org or please contact Monika.Swigon@ekoconnect.org

To editorial offices: In case of any questions you might have, don’t hesitate to contact

Bernhard Jansen, Chairman

Info@ekoconnect.org; Phone: +49 351 2066 172

EkoConnect –
Internationales Zentrum für den ökologischen Landbau Mittel- und Osteuropas e.V.
International Centre for Organic Agriculture of Central and Eastern Europe

Międzynarodowe Centrum Rolnictwa Ekologicznego Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej
Arndtstraße 11, D-01099 Dresden

phone.: +49 (0)351/20 66 172, fax: +49 (0)351/ 20 66 174

E-Mail: info@ekoconnect.org , Internet: www.ekoconnect.org; www.oganic-marketing-forum.org

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