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Organic Marketing Forum 2012 – an international organic meeting and exhibition

7th International Meeting on Processing and Marketing of Organic Food and Non-Food Products and Raw Materials in Warsaw One-day exhibition – BioFach as a partner – Registration is open now

From 7th to 9th May 2012 the Organic Marketing Forum (OMF) will open its doors in Warsaw for the 7thyear in a row: The central meeting for the organic market sector of Central- and Eastern Europe again will attract representatives of organic companies, experts and other key players of the organic market from about 30 Central and Eastern European as well as Western European countries. With the subject “Transparency and Credibility as selling points to customers” producers, processors, traders, retailers and experts will meet to find new trade partners for their organic products as well as to discuss recent strategies and organic trends.

This time OMF, already well recognised in the European Bio-Calendar, will present a one-day exhibition for organic food and non-food products accompanied by practical workshops and presentations. For the first time also “BioFach Nuremberg” will be an official partner of OMF. The event will also present excursions around Warsaw with a good insight in Polish organic practices.

Udo Funke from “NürnbergMesse”, the organiser of the fairs “BioFach” and “Vivaness”: “As worlds’ leading organic fair we do care about 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 – International Centre for Organic Agriculture of Central and Eastern Europe”, 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”; it 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 patronage of the IFOAM EU Group and the Polish Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development.

With the four official conference languages (English, German, Polish and Russian) and the support of the translators, language barriers between the East and the West will easily be removed.

Online registration is now available at A discount for early booking will be available until the 28th of February 2012.

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