Key organic event boasts heavyweight line-up

Date Published: 08/09/2011

Building supply chain partnerships will be at the heart of the discussion at one of the leading organic sector events of the year, in October.

An impressive array of industry leaders have been lined-up for the third annual Selling Organic conference, to be held in Oxford on October 13.

The event will see presentations from the likes of Planet Organic founder, Renee Elliot, Arthur Potts Dawson, founder of The People’s Supermarket, Nick Barnard, Managing Director of Rude Health, and many more.

The OF&G-backed event is run in partnership with Organic Conferences Ltd and is now in its third incarnation, following on from the success of the previous two years.

A first for this year’s event will be presentations on the benefits social media and mobile computing can bring to forward-looking businesses. Delegates will see the technology in action in the form of local food-finding and social media service, Lovefresh and gain deep insight from leading social technologist, Christian Payne.

Other topics to be closely examined during the course of the day will include farmer/consumer partnerships and market intelligence, an update on the Organic UK campaign and analysis of British grocery shopper sentiment. The day will culminate with ‘Organic Question Time’ giving delegates an opportunity to put their questions to a panel of experts.

Organic Farmers & Growers Chief Executive, Richard Jacobs, said: “This year’s event is titled ‘Selling Organic: Building Partnerships’ because it’s focus will be on building ever-stronger supply chain relationships and how to capitalise on the potential that remains to be tapped in the organic sector.

“The buzz around previous years’ events has been excellent and the conference returns because delegates and exhibitors asked for it.”

Places at Selling Organic: Building Partnerships are limited by space, so anyone wishing to exhibit or attend as a delegate should book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

More information and booking forms are available from the Selling Organic website.

The event is made possible with support from its key sponsors: Moy Park, SAI Global, Doves Farm, Graig Producers and Organic Places to Stay.

The full programme for the day can be seen at this page on the Selling Organic website.