Events calendar 2023

IFOAM Organics Europe’s members will have plenty of opportunities to get engaged, share knowledge and network at this year’s organic events as well. We brought you the most important ones so that you can plan your yearly calendar accordingly.🌱 Events with this symbol are IFOAM Organics Europe’s events.


BIOFACH 2023, 14–17 February, Nuremberg, Germany

BIOFACH/VIVANESS, the world´s leading trade fair for organic food is back with the ”regular” February edition in 2023. IFOAM Organics Europe will be present at BIOFACH both as an exhibitor and contributor to the congress programme. Pass by our booth 517 in Hall 3A and join our sessions on hot topics for organic. This year, IFOAM Organics Europe will organise and contribute to 10 sessions of BIOFACH’s congress programme. For the full list of our sessions visit our dedicated event page.  

Let’s Discuss Organic (member-only webinar), 23 February, 10:30–12:00 CET 🌱

Let’s Discuss Organic webinar series is back with the first session focusing on promotion policies and how to make the most of them. The webinar will unfold the topic of EU’s promotion policy established to open up new market opportunities for EU farmers and the wider food industry. Register here for the webinar and join our speakers Anett Buzek, Head of Sector at European Research Executive Agency, and Laura Sauques, Policy Assistant at IFOAM Organics Europe. 


BioFruitnet International Conference (online), 2 March, 9:15-13.30 CET

The BIOFRUTINET final online conference under the theme ”Innovative solutions in organic fruit production” will showcase the latest innovations and solutions in pome, stone and citrus fruits including strategies on pest and disease control, soil management and biodiversity as well as the use of the most suitable varieties and rootstocks. Register here to join the webinar. 

Let’s Discuss Organic (member-only webinar), 21 March 🌱

This session of the webinar series will deep dive into carbon farming & carbon certification and discuss the latest proposal of the European Commission. Registration and more information about the session will be communicated to members closer to the session’s date.  

SchoolFood4Change conference, 22 March, 9.30-18.00, Brussels, Belgium

In this conference, public procurers, policy-makers, food system experts and civil society organisations will exchange views on best practices, the upcoming Sustainable Food Systems Law and minimum mandatory criteria for public food procurement. Registration here and consult the project’s website for more information: www.schoolfood4change.eu/ 


Natural & Organic Products Europe, 16-17 April, London, UK

More information about the event and registration: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/ 

Let’s Discuss Organic (member-only webinar), 18 April 🌱

This session of Let’s Discuss Organic will tackle the topic of Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation: a needed reform under attack. Registration and more information about the session will be communicated to members closer to the session’s date. 


BioCultura Barcelona, 4-7 May, Spain

More information about the event and registration: www.biocultura.org/barcelona/informacion 

Natura Málaga 2023, 13-14 May, Spain

More information about the event: www.natura.fycma.com/?lang=en 

Organic Food Conference 2023, 22-23 May, Italy 🌱

Organic Food Conference is a bi-annual conference series that is a go-to place, particularly for organic food processors, retailers, traders, importers and control bodies. As in previous editions, sector representatives, policymakers and participants will have the opportunity to network, exchange views and gain insights into the organic supply-chain development, market trends and much more. Registration is open, please visit the event’s website for more information: www.organicfoodconference.bio/

Free From Food & Health Ingredients 2023, 30-31 May, Barcelona, Spain

More information about the event: www.barcelona.freefromfoodexpo.com/ 


Organic Food Iberia & Eco Living Iberia, 7-8 June, Madrid, Spain

More information about the event and registration: www.organicfoodiberia.com/en/ 

Sustainable Foods Summit, 15-16 June, Amsterdam, Netherlands

More information about the event and registration: www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/europe/ 

IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly (member-only governing event), 21 June 🌱

The next IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly (GA) will take place on 21 June 2023, between 09:30 – 15:30. This year’s Assembly will be organised in a hybrid format, physically (Organic House, 11 Rue Marie Thérèse, Brussels) & online. The General Assembly is the most significant yearly decision-making event of IFOAM Organics Europe where all members are encouraged
to join. IFOAM Organics Europe invites its members to join the Assembly in person in Brussels, but kindly note that due to the limited capacity of the venue, priority for in-person participation will be given to 1 representative per member. Please let us know via [email protected] in case more representatives from your organisation would like to join. IFOAM Organics Europe members can find more information about the GA on Member Extranet > General Assembly


EU organic day, 25 September

On 25 September, together with our members, like-minded and sector organisations, we will celebrate the ‘EU organic day’ across Europe. The EU organic day is an ideal opportunity to evaluate Europe’s progress towards achieving its goal of 25% organic land by 2030, trends in consumer demand, awareness of organic in the supply chain and the implementation of the EU Organic Action Plan. We are looking forward to collaborating with relevant institutions and interested stakeholders and all Member States and regions to make this annual EU organic day a success! More information on the event will be shared closer to the event’s date.

European Organic Congress, 26-27 September, Cordoba, Spain 🌱

The European Organic Congress will trigger this year’s political discourse on organic together with policy-makers, researchers, experts, farmers, entrepreneurs, processors, and retailers from all over Europe. Join the 17th edition of the European Organic Congress and gain insight into the most recent updates of the sector from high-level speakers and moderators.  Stay tuned for more information by visiting the congress’ website: www.europeanorganiccongress.bio/ *Paid event with reduced rates for IFOAM Organics Europe’s members. 


Organic Innovation Days, 25-26 October, Brussels, Belgium

As the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation, the Organic Innovation Days provide a unique opportunity to meet members of TP Organics and network with EU stakeholders and decision-makers. Stay tuned for more information by visiting TPO’s website: www.tporganics.eu/ 

Natexpo, 22-24 October, Paris, France

More information about the event & registration: www.natexpo.com/


IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business, 30 November, Brussels, Belgium 🌱

During this event, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members, their members and companies involved or interested in organic will gather in person and discuss current hot topics. This is the place to be for (partially) organic businesses or those interested in venturing into organic. More information about the event will be communicated closer to the event’s date. *Paid event with reduced rates for IFOAM Organics Europe’s members. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our events!

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