Training and Trade Events
As part of our offering for licensees, we provide learning days, imparting in-depth knowledge on what organic means, the processes involved in growing and selling organic, and information about organic trade, including consumer insights and commercial trends. These learning days take place on a regular basis, merging group learning sessions with delicious organic food and stunning landscapes to create a fun, inspiring day for all involved.
Throughout the year, we also take part in many industry and trade events. This gives us the opportunity to engage with people to find out more about what we do as an organisation and to learn about organic principles. If you'd like to know which events we are attending, please take a look at the links below.
We also host events and webinars for businesses who haven’t yet certified with us to help them understand the market and business benefits of organic certification, the application and inspections process, and how we can help.
Training and Webinars
Brexit Update Webinar - Weds 2 Dec, 2pm
As the end of the transition period nears and a UK-EU deal looks increasingly unlikely, we know many organic food, drink and feed businesses continue to face uncertainty around trading in 2021. Soil Association Certification have continued our regular interaction with DEFRA and other stakeholders, who have kept us informed of progress with efforts to achieve trade continuity. We have worked hard to achieve EU recognition of our certification offer and have raised a number of other import, export and labelling issues, on which we anticipate having greater clarification in the coming weeks. To help you stay informed, we are hosting a series of free Brexit Update webinars for our licensees and stakeholders throughout October and November. Join us to find out the latest trade news and developments you need to know to prepare for organic trade in 2021.Register: Weds 2 Dec, 2pm
Events about organic certification
Interested in organic certification?
Our ‘About organic certification’ webinars are designed for anyone considering organic certification for their business, keen to find out more about the market opportunity, the process and the benefits of certifying with Soil Association Certification. Webinars will be hosted throughout the year so take a look at what’s coming up.Find out more
Organic 2020: The Time is Now
The Soil Association Certification organic trade conference went virtual this year for the first time, to offer the organic community a connected series of free online insight sessions. We welcomed over 400 delegates to the event across three mornings in October to hear from experts and brands in the organic community, economists, academics, and the leaders and changemakers driving the purposeful business movement forward.See what you missed
Organic Learning Days - on hold
Currently on hold in light of COVID-19, our learning days are an in-depth, interactive and exclusive one-day course on Yeo Valley organic farm to help you get to grips with what organic means, its principles, origins, benefits and uniqueness, alongside insights on the market and consumer.Read more
Natural & Organic Products Europe 2021 - London ExCeL
Due to recent events, this year's Natural & Organic Products Europe (NOPE) has been cancelled. However, it will be returning on Sunday 18th - Monday 19th April 2021, marking a significant year to celebrate coming together for the show's 25th anniversary. We'll be hosting the Organic Hub and Organic Beauty Pavilion, once again, and will look forward to seeing you at NOPE in April 2021.Register for more info