Global sourcing of organic products is becoming increasingly complex and widespread. We see virtually continuous exponential growth of organic markets, which presents significant opportunities, but also poses challenges, such as the credibility of the product being sourced. The organic industry is built upon trust, from the farm to the fork. Sound relationships and partnerships with suppliers and farmers around the world are key to building that trust, and global sourcing of organic products requires innovation and flexibility to adapt to changes.
On the 20th of February 2008, inhigh profile speakers will discuss the cutting edge issues in sourcing organic products globally. The speakers will challenge the organic sector to improve the credibility of sourcing.
Geert Termmeert joined in 2000 the Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V. group of companies as a management advisor and Secretary of the Board. He will let you experience the sourcing know-how from the eyes of a pioneer in organic including current issues and future trends.
Bill Wolf is president of Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates. He will discuss with you the credibility of Chinese products. He has the on-the-ground experience while providing strategic advisory services for companies entering and in the organic products industry in .
Caren Wilcox, serves as Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association. She brings a wealth of experience in the world of agriculture in the United States. She will address credibility issues and discuss the impact on business, market, consumers and policy.
Elke Roeder, Executive Director of BNN Herstellung und Handel e.V. and Kirsten Arp, Manager of theMonitoring System from Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) will present a successful example of how business is handling the issue of credibility at a very practical level. Hear about the BNN monitoring of fruit and vegetables in the organic food trade.
Come and don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the organic world in the context of globalization.
Join us on the 20th of Februrary 2008, in the Congress Center of Nueremberg (CCN Ost, Room), starting at 13:00h with a reception.
Enjoy after this a delicious dinner. Experience a “Global Buffet” starting at 18:00 h with a welcome toast.