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Organic, Latin and Asian Foods Team up to Deliver Top Trends

3 March 2009 758 views No Comment

The newly co-located All Things Organic™ Conference & Trade Show, OTA Annual Meeting and Member Days, Expo Comida Latina and All Asia Food events offer the convenience of one-stop shopping for the hottest growth segments in today’s food market. The combined shows will present new and innovative products, education and tools to capitalize on today’s top consumer trends in the high-growth organic, multicultural, health and wellness, and specialty food industry categories. The events will be held June 16-18 at Lakeside Center, McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

The 2009 All Things Organic™ Conference

This conference and its comprehensive organic educational program will address the evolving, dynamic organic market and feature speakers from some of the industry’s most successful companies and leading market research firms. Attendees can also participate in a new co-located Health & Wellness Conference, providing comprehensive access to content-rich education and industry trend analysis on the growing Health & Wellness market.

OTA Annual Meeting and Member Days
All Things Organic™ is the primary annual gathering place for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) membership. OTA’s Annual Meeting and Member Days are a time for association business, member meetings, and social and networking events. OTA will host its Annual Meeting, Annual Awards Dinner and Dance Party, member meetings, and other members-only activities to bring the OTA membership together for information-sharing, education and fun.

Trade Shows: June 17 & 18
Trade buyers and attendees will have the opportunity to experience the latest organic, Latin and Asian grocery items, specialty foods, health and wellness products, nonfood products such as clothing and personal care products, ingredients for organic manufacturing, Latin and Asian food production, and a large selection of produce. The trade show also features a new Health & Wellness Pavilion and Specialty Pavilion all featured on one show floor over two days.

All Things Organic™ Conference & Trade Show
Presented by the Organic Trade Association in partnership with Diversified Business Communications, All Things Organic™ is the only conference and trade show in North America focusing exclusively on the organic business community, giving chain and independent retailers, manufacturers, distributors, chefs, and foodservice establishments access to more organic companies and more certified organic products than any other industry trade event. Attendees can learn the latest in organic news and trends in educational conference sessions, find new organic products, and join with peers to celebrate the organic community. Capping off this year’s event is the introduction of the New Product Award competition for organic products. Presented by the Organic Trade Association, 100 percent of all revenue the OTA receives from All Things Organic™ is reinvested in programs that support the organic industry.

Expo Comida Latina & All Asia Food Trade Show
Expo Comida Latina and All Asia Food are the leading multicultural food events in the U.S. food and beverage market. With more than 70 percent of U.S. households buying authentic ethnic food and beverage products today, the demand for Hispanic and Asian foods is greater than ever. Expo Comida Latina & All Asia Food bring the multicultural/ethnic category of products to the show floor in Chicago, giving buyers an additional opportunity to find the products and flavors their customers are asking for, and turn them into results.

Multiple Show Features
The new Specialty Pavilion will feature artisanal products, ethnic specialties, gourmet offerings and fine food ingredients. The addition of the Specialty category of products will provide buyers with a focused look at what’s new in this fast-growing category. The Pavilion, taking place alongside the organic and multicultural events, will feature artisanal products, ethnic specialties, gourmet offerings and fine food ingredients.

The new Health & Wellness Pavilion will showcase both food and nonfood products in the following high-performing categories: Allergen-Free, High Fiber, Whole Grain, Whole Foods, Natural Products, Functional Foods, Personal Care & Supplements. The Health & Wellness Pavilion is positioned alongside the organic and multicultural events, and complements the new Health & Wellness Education Program.

The new Health & Wellness Education Program, produced in partnership with Progressive Grocer Magazine and Nielsen Business Media, will provide exclusive research presentations, best practices, merchandising tactics, new products, and ideas on how and what to incorporate in-store to make the health and wellness category profitable for businesses. This new education program features first-time access to content-rich education and industry trend analysis on the growing health and wellness market. Here, buyers can identify and anticipate the key trends and growth opportunities shaping today’s market.

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