Corporate Organic Sponsors & Organic Media Participants: we thank all the commercial companies and committed media publications which have confirmed their support for this important sponsorship outreach.
Looking forward to the January 30 – February 2, 2014 Guelph Organic Conference, you will be featured on this Web Site and in all our printed information.
For dedicated media covering the Conference program & promoting the Organic Expo.
PRODUCTS CANADA GUIDE 2014
What is the difference between a Corporate Organic Sponsor and an Official Sponsor?
Corporate Organic Sponsors represent the commercial backbone of the organic marketing sector who spend discretionary dollars to support organics. Those companies and marketing entities include: •for-profit distributors and processors, •for-profit retailers, •for-profit agricultural marketers, •seed vendors… as well as •other supporting bodies involved in consulting and advocacy.
Official Sponsors manage this Conference. They must be public sector-focus and/or non-profit entities.
By public sector work, we mean that the service carried out by these groups will further the public’s knowledge of the organic market-place. The 16 Official Sponsors currently sitting on the 2014 Conference Management Committee represent truly wide swaths of the current “organic sector” in Canada. The Official Sponsors are multiple and varied and represent all of: •organic certification, •organic education, •training and speaker programs, •organic inspection of both farms and processors, •organic research programs, •organic advocacy and lobbying, •international sustainable agriculture educational programs and finally, •education about organic production systems at the university level.
Official Sponsors are invited onto the Conference Committee by the board of directors, based on their commitment to, and active promotion of the ideals and goals of ‘organic foods, farming & gardening and closely related ecological issues.’ The current 16 Official Sponsor groups represent, objectively, virtually the entire Canadian organic sector. By coming to Guelph and standing in the middle of the Organic Expo, these groups put their work on display for you to experience.
The Official Sponsors of the 2014 GUELPH ORGANIC CONFERENCE are the following:
- Canada Organic Trade Association
- Canadian Organic Growers
- CSI – Centre For Systems Integration
- Ecocert Canada
- Ecological Farmers of Ontario
- International Organic Inspectors Association
- National Farmers Union
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs
- Organic Crop Improvement Association
- Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
- Organic Council of Ontario
- Pro-Cert Organic Systems
- Quality Assurance International
- REAP-Canada/Resource Efficient Agricultural Production
- Society For Biodynamic Farming & Gardening In Ontario
- University of Guelph Organic Agriculture Program
OFFICIAL SPONSORS • CONFERENCE COMMITTEE • EVERY ONE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS HAS A TABLE ON THE MAIN LEVEL OF THE GUELPH UNIVERSITY CENTRE (SEE EXHIBITORS) • BE SURE TO VISIT ALL THESE BOOTHS TO DISCUSS FIRST-HAND THE IMPORTANT WORK PERFORMED BY EACH GROUP