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    Organic Trade Fairs and Trade Shows


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 2/2002

    All of the events listed below feature a conference/educational programme run in parallel with the actual trade show itself, thus offering an excellent forum for the organic industry to meet and share information.

    Major events in the organic industry include:

    Natural Products Expo West, North America's largest natural and organic products trade show. It is held each spring in Anaheim, California, and encompasses a wide range of product categories, including organic food, fibre and personal-care products. In 2002, Expo West attracted more than 25,000 trade professionals and more than 2,200 stands (exhibit booths). In 2003, the show will take place from 6 to 9 March. Visit http://www.expowest.com for more information.

    Natural Products Expo East is the largest show in this category on the East Coast of the United States. It has the same profile of products as Natural Products Expo West. It is held each autumn in Washington, DC. In 2002 the show will take place from 3 to 6 October. Visit http://www.expoeast.com for more information.

    The Organic Conference and Trade Show is organized by the Organic Trade Association in connection with its annual membership meeting. It is held in Austin, Texas, and the last event took place in May 2002. Visit http://www.ota.com for more information.