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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 10:30 to 16:00

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Soil Association Certification Licensees 20 Mar 2018 £75.00 £0.00 £15.00
FDEA Members 20 Mar 2018 £75.00 £0.00 £15.00
Non Members/Non Licensees 20 Mar 2018 £125.00 £0.00 £25.00

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Crossing The Pond

Exporting Your Organic Food & Drink to the US


Tuesday 20 March 2018, 10:30 - 16:00

Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN


Soil Association Certification and the FDEA (Food & Drink Exporters Association) are delighted to announce a one-day territory access event, exclusively for organic food and drink exporters.

Held on Tuesday 20th March at Mary Ward House in Bloomsbury, London, the event will focus specifically on the rapidly growing US organic market, and will include:

  • Advice from leading key trade organisations, chambers and government, helping you understand the market, industry trends and the US organic customer.
  • Practical guidance on the challenges associated with exporting your organic product to the US from experts in regulation and logistics.
  • Valuable insights from organic businesses already active in the US market.

Please join us for a day of insight, discussion and networking, as we explore the many exciting opportunities to grow your business in the US organic market.

With preferential rates for Soil Association Certification licensees and FDEA members, this fantastic event will include a buffet lunch with organic refreshments.


Confirmed speakers include:

US Organic Trade Association

British-American Business Council

Registrar Corp

Department for International Trade

WTA Group

London & Scottish International Ltd

Ashbury Labelling


Monique Marez, Director of International Trade, Organic Trade Association

Joining us from the US, Monique Marez is Director of International Trade at the Organic Trade Association. Monique leads international market access, market promotion, trade policy and technical assistance projects for OTA and the organic industry. Monique has led activities in 20 countries resulting in more than $90,000,000 in projected export opportunities since January 2015. Monique graduated from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Ethics, Politics, Economics & International Studies.  She has a master’s degree from New York University in Nutrition, Public Health & Food Studies, with a focus in Food Systems.


Jeffries Briginshaw, CEO, British-American Business Council

Jeffries Briginshaw was appointed CEO of the British-American Business Council (BABC) in March 2015. BABC is the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters, and over 2,000 member companies based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Its membership includes many of the world's largest multinationals, as well as hundreds of middle market and smaller companies. Jeffries has also held the positions of EU Director for the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue in Brussels, Head of Political and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco and lawyer within the intellectual property practice area for law firm Lovells (now Hogan Lovells).

Who should attend:

The event is for any businesses interested in finding out more about the opportunities for exporting organic food and drink to the US. 



Travel information:

We encourage delegates to travel sustainably to our event if at all possible:

  • Mary Ward House is located a 5 minute walk from Russell Square tube station.
  • Euston Square tube station is a 10 minute walk and King's Cross St Pancras station is a 15 minute walk from the venue.
  • Click here for a map showing the location of Mary Ward House.
  • To plan your journey by public transport, please click here.



Please note, we only accept requests for refunds if notice is given 2 working days in advance of the start of the event.

Do you have questions about Crossing The Pond - Exporting Your Organic Food & Drink to the US? Contact Soil Association Certification

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Mary Ward House
5 - 7 Tavistock Place
WC1H 9SN London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 10:30 to 16:00

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Soil Association Certification is the UK’s leading organic certification body – certifying over 70% of the growing organic market covering everything from organic food & drink, to textiles & organic health and beauty products. We believe in building a ‘business partner’ relationship with our licensees, offering a range of tangible benefits and unique opportunities to help grow your business through our many schemes, events and business partnerships.

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