From 7 to 9 May 2012, the Organic Marketing Forum 2012 will open its doors in Warsaw for the seventh time. The central meet-up for the organic sector of Central- and Eastern Europe will again attract representatives of organic companies, experts and other key players of the organic market from about 30 Central and Eastern European as well as from Western European countries. With the subject “Transparency and Credibility as selling points to customers”, producers, processors, traders, importers, retailers and other experts will meet to find new trade partners for their organic products as well as to discuss recent strategies and organic trends. The Organic Marketing Forum - firmly established in the European Bio-Calendar - presents an organic market conference, practical workshops and a one-day exhibition for ecological food and non-food products. For the first time, BioFach Nuremberg will be an official partner of OMF 2012. Another new aspects are the whole-day excursions around Warsaw, which provide good insight in Polish organic practices. (Picture: Organic Marketing Forum 2010)
Udo Funke from NürnbergMesse, the organiser of BioFach and Vivaness: “As the world`s leading organic fair we do care about the further successful development of the growing organic markets worldwide. Central and Eastern Europe start to gain more and more in importance in the whole organic market. That’s why we are pleased about the cooperation with EkoConnect and are looking forward to a further successful collaboration which supports organic movements both in Central and Eastern Europe and worldwide.“
Bernhard Jansen, the chairman of EkoConnect, the main organiser of OMF, also points out the positive development: "Organic markets in Eastern Europe are currently experiencing the fastest growth in the whole organic sector in Europe and are expected to play a more important role in the future. We are glad about the new partnership with BioFach. Tt helps us to offer even higher quality of business contacts and information to the main players of the organic sales and purchase markets in Central and Eastern Europe.“
Besides BioFach, the other partners of OMF 2012 are the Producers Association Polska Ekologia, the Organic Farming Association Ekoland, the Polish Advisory Centre CDR and the Organic Retailers Association (ORA). The forum is under the partonage of the IFOAM Group and the Polish Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development. With four official conference languages (English, German, Polish and Russian) and the support of the translators, language barriers between the East and the West will be removed. Online registration is now possible at www.organic-marketing-forum.org. The registration is open until 15th of April 2012.