IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2023: Connecting the organic industry 

Held on 30 November, in Brussels, Belgium, the IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business proved to be a key gathering for stakeholders in the organic supply chain. Organized by IFOAM Organics Europe, the event aimed to foster collaboration and exchange ideas among industry players, offering a platform to delve into past trends and issues in the organic sector.

  • Participants had the chance to connect with fellow industry professionals, exchange ideas, and build collaborations that could propel the organic supply chain forward.
  • Beyond taking a look at the current political agenda and several regulatory topics, the audience received an update and saw that many organic markets within the EU have experienced growth in the past year in value. 
  • We saw challenges through the eyes of two engaged and dedicated companies with different profiles to target consumers, but we learned that there are several reasons why to choose organic – buyers are more concerned than ever about their choices regarding health, environmental and climate aspects for which they find organic as the right answer.   

To enhance the overall experience, attendees were invited to join the event-related networking dinner for further discussions and relationship-building.  

We would like to thank all participants for joining the event and sharing their experiences and best practices for the development of organic farming! We are particularly grateful to our speakers for promoting and raising awareness on the latest updates in the key topics of organic commercial landscape:

  • Alexander Beck  – Member of Interest Group of Organic Processors & Traders, IFOAM Organics Europe / Managing Board Member, AÖL
  • Danila Brunner – Director, Biofach
  • Massimo Fileni – Vice President, Fileni Alimentare Spa
  • Lee Holdstock – Senior Business & Trade Development Manager, Soil Association 
  • Johanna Stumpner – Vice Chair of Interest Group of Organic Processors & Traders, IFOAM Organics Europe / Regulatory and International Affairs, AÖL 
  • Sophie Pagnon – Chief Communication, Marketing & Impact Officer, Ecoveritas
  • Roberto Pinton –  Member of Interest Group of Organic Processors & Traders, IFOAM Organics Europe / Director, Pinton Organic Consulting
  • Sabine von Wirén–Lehr – Government Relations and Public Affairs Expert, Wirén-Lehr Consulting
  • Jan Wicher Krol – Chair of Interest Group on Organic Certification & Integrity, IFOAM Organics Europe / Policy Advisor, SKAL Bio Controle

Together, we have made IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2023 a success!

The annual IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business event is a chance to connect with industry leaders and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the organic supply chain to achieve the final mission “Making Europe More Organic”!

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The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided. 

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