Organic: Leading the way in a world of sustainability

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This year’s Organic Trade Conference considered organic market performance in the context of a cost-of-living crisis and prospects for future growth.

The message from consumers is clear; they want to make food choices with less impact on their environment and on their health.

Our exciting line-up featured keynote speaker, Professor Dave Goulson, alongside research experts at The Crow Flies, as well as the latest UK organic market figures from NielsenIQ and many other top industry experts.

Conference agenda

  • Keynote speech: Professor Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology, University of Sussex
  • The market and consumer today: The latest UK organic market figures and performance: Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight, NielsenIQ and David Preston, Founder, The Crow Flies
  • How can organic maintain its appeal in an increasingly busy sustainability space?: Hear from Sabine Bonnot, President, French Institute for Organic Food and Farming, Fay Cooke, Chief Impact & Financial Officer, Yeo Valley Production Ltd and Stefanie Sahmel, Head of Sustainability, Abel & Cole.
  • The presentations were followed by a Q&A with host, Lizzie Rivera, Founder, Live Frankly and Journalist, The Independent talking to Ant Cox, Executive Director, Dragon Rouge and Sarah Compson, Associate Director, Soil Association and IFOAM Organics International World Board Member. 

Nature-based farming

A wider transition to nature-based farming systems can contribute significantly to addressing the climate, nature, and health crisis. Organic food & drink businesses will continue to play an important role in driving this change.

We revealed what research tells us about changing consumer priorities and explored some of the challenges and opportunities associated with emerging sustainability claims.

Watch last year's conference: Organic on the road to 2030

Our exciting line-up featured keynote speaker, Henry Dimbleby, author of the National Food Strategy, alongside branding experts at The Crow Flies, who presented our newly commissioned shopper research, which explores the influences driving the organic shopper and how to maximise them, as well as the latest UK organic market figures from NielsenIQ.