A cutting-edge event to change the world’s organic produce industry
Because The Packer is the go-to thought leader in the produce industry, it is uniquely positioned to take the lead in introducing a large-scale event with focus on the growing organic produce segment.
The Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference is specially designed to provide a forum to meet the changing needs of those who grow, distribute, package and market organic produce. As a robust international trade show and conference, GOPEX will provide a range of valuable networking opportunities, the latest category research and education, such as Fresh Trends, and 50,000 square feet of exhibition space—filled with scalable exhibit and marketing opportunities for event partners.
Looking ahead at GOPEX
Consumer demand for organic produce is growing rapidly. In 2016 alone, the market experienced a 16% increase. As a result of this growth, grocery stores, restaurants and other food retailers are expanding their budgets for organic produce and increasing the size of their organic buyer teams. And on the supplier side, more growers, importers and exporters, and packagers are focusing on organic production.
But trends are changing rapidly and resources haven’t been keeping up. There’s an appetite for organic content and relevant networking opportunities. Even as the industry changes, the best way to buy and sell is still through face-to-face connections.
GOPEX provides the tools, education and networking opportunities necessary for future growth.
This event was designed with you in mind
While GOPEX is the perfect environment for educational enrichment and relationship building for organic produce growers and buyers, the experience appeals to all areas of the supply chain. More than 1,000 attendees will come together from all disciplines of the organic produce industry and the world.
Attendee segments include:
- Grocery Retailers
- Convenience Retailers
- Foodservice Providers
- International Organic Produce Growers and Buyers
- Allied Businesses: Transportation, Cold Chain, Packaging, Government, Food Safety, Sustainability, Processing
- Organic Growing Inputs: Irrigation, Greenhouse, Technology, etc.
- Fresh Produce Shippers – International
- Fresh Produce Shippers – Domestic