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The Packer’s Global Organic Produce Expo has added the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) to its list of partners.

EcoFarm is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems and communities, according to a news release from Farm Journal, The Packer’s parent company.

“When GOPEX started our enthusiasm was greater than our awareness, and we can admit that,” said Jessie Gunn, vice president of marketing and events for produce at The Packer and Farm Journal. “In effort to make clear our genuine desire to push organics forward and the collaborative nature of our event we reached out to EcoFarm, who was impacted by the dates of our first event.”

GOPEX is Jan. 9-11 at the Fontainebleau Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.

Now in its third year, GOPEX has an ongoing and collaborative relationship with EcoFarm, which includes an audit of the organic produce show.

“In no uncertain terms, GOPEX aims to elevate the industry at large, which means working with the trailblazers, pioneers and cornerstones of organics to hopefully make their impact bigger and our work more meaningful,” Gunn said.

Dina Izzo, sponsorship and exhibitor manager at EcoFarm, said she is looking forward to GOPEX.

“What an excellent opportunity to connect with passionate people doing essential work in the organic produce industry,” Izzo said. “Having access to some of the sharpest minds and creative spirits will be most inspiring.”

GOPEX offers numerous sponsorship opportunities at multiple levels. To request a brochure outlining sponsorship opportunities or for more information about the event, contact Gunn at (520) 841-4080 or [email protected] 

The Packer’s Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference (GOPEX) provides a forum to meet the rapidly changing needs of professionals who grow, distribute, pack and market organic produce. This international trade show and conference provides the ideal opportunity for organic produce professionals from around the world to network, exchange ideas, source new products and services, and do business with the industry's leading growers, distributors, packers, marketers and retailers. 

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