International Congress «Organic Ukraine 2017» gathered over 450 participants. Successful organic producers, processors and traders willingly shared their real experience with those intending to convert to organic production, gave some advice to conscious consumers, trying to find common ground with international organic buyer and building mutually beneficial cooperation among Ukrainian organic market stakeholders.
Over 70 speakers from 9 countries took part in parallel sessions of the Congress and six thematic conferences. Two international agreements on organic product supply to Switzerland were concluded during the event. The best local organic products were presented by 36 exhibitors from different regions of Ukraine; in addition, some companies displayed imported organic products, which is very important for organic market development in Ukraine.
The exhibition which was held parallel to the conference events attracted over 3,000 visitors. The admission was free and curious consumers, apart from seeing and tasting organic products, had an opportunity to meet the organic farmers in person. The member of Organic Ukraine Public Union Natur Boutique Organic Retail Chain gave lectures for consumers on organic products «Why to buy organic products, detergents and textile» and others.