Sustainable Food Trade Association
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2016 Conferences

SFTA staff will be presenting at conferences denoted with an asterisk (*).

Sustainable Foods Summit San Francisco, CA – January 20-22, 2016

BioFach Trade Fair and Congress Nuremberg, Germany – February 10-13, 2016

*Natural Products Expo West Anaheim, CA – March 9-13, 2016
Stop by and meet us at booth F58 in the Fresh Ideas Tent Thursday, March 10!
Attend “Time to Lead on Climate!” education session Saturday, March 12th, 3 – 4:30 pm PT, Marriott Grand Ballroom F. Katherine DiMatteo, SFTA Executive Director; Nancy Hirshberg, Hirshberg Strategic, Chris Mann, Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, Jessica Rolph, Happy Family Brands, and Lara Dickinson, OSC2 will explore best climate practices for businesses to inspire the natural and organic products industry to make a commitment and take action. This session does not require a Super-pass, just your Expo West badge.

OTA Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days Washington, DC – May 23-27, 2016

*UNFI Portland Tabletop Show Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR – June 8-9, 2016
SFTA Associate Director Lisa Spicka will be participating in a presentation, Sustainability in Practice: Ask the Experts, with Melody Myer of UNFI and Rory Schmick of Pacific Foods.

Consumer Cooperative Management Association Conference Amherst, MA – June 9-11, 2016

All Things Organic / Natural Products Expo East Baltimore, MD – September 22-24, 2016

American Sustainable Business Council SustyBiz Summit Washington, DC – September 25-27, 2016

*Provender Alliance Conference Hood River, OR – October 5-7, 2016
Sustainability from the Ground Up session to feature Lisa Spicka, SFTA Associate Director.

2015 Conferences

SFTA staff will be presenting at conferences denoted with an asterisk (*).

Food Tank Summit Washington, DC – January 21-22, 2015

*Organicology Portland, OR – February 5-7, 2015

*Natural Products Expo West Anaheim, CA – March 5-8, 2015
Stop by and meet us at booth 45 in the Fresh Ideas Tent Thursday, March 5!
Executive Director Katherine DiMatteo presented on two panels:
  • “Organic Series: Integrating Sustainability into Organic Supply Chains,” Thursday, March 5 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • “Women in Leadership Series: Challenges and Successes, and the Future for Women Sustainability Leaders” Saturday, March 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Listen to the presentations here.

*Food Book Fair Brooklyn, NY – April 10, 2015
Executive Director Katherine DiMatteo participated in the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Roundtable.

OTA Policy Conference & Hill Visit Days Washington, DC – April 14-16, 2015

*MomentUs Path to Positive 2015 Leadership Summit Washington, DC – May 21, 2015
Executive Director Katherine DiMatteo participated on a panel about engaging the business sector in climate solutions.

*Convergence, National Grocery and Wellness Conference Saint Paul, MN – July 28-31, 2015
Executive Director Katherine DiMatteo and Education Director Lisa Spicka participated in a presentation and panel discussion, Food System 2050, on Wednesday, July 29.

*Natural Products Expo East Baltimore, MD – September 17-19, 2015
Stop by and meet us at Table #41 at the Organic Harvest Festival, September 16 from 2-6 PM!

*IFOAM Organics International Conference – Organic 3.0 Goesan County, South Korea – October 9-11, 2015
Executive Director Katherine DiMatteo attended as a speaker.

*Provender Alliance Conference, Hood River, OR – October 14-16, 2015
Education Director Lisa Spicka moderated the session on Sustainability’s Path of Progress on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Measure What Matters Inaugural Summit, hosted by B Lab and the B Corp Community, Portland, OR – October 15-16, 2015

*Green Festival Portland Portland, OR – December 11-13, 2015.
Education Director Lisa Spicka attended as a speaker.