A more detailed program will still be published, but you can find below an overview of the dates on which the different parts of the program will take place, and where.

Date Event Venue
November 8, 2017 Pre-conferences National Centre of Organic Farming, Ghaziabad
November 9, 2017 Inauguration* India Exposition Mart
November 9, 2017 Cultural Evening India Exposition Mart
November 9-11, 2017 Organic World Congress & Workshops India Exposition Mart
November 9-11, 2017 Biofach India with India Organic Trade Fair India Exposition Mart
November 11, 2017 Motion Bazaar India Exposition Mart
November 12-13, 2017 General Assembly India International Centre, New Delhi

*The Prime Minister of India has been invited to inaugurate the Congress on 9 November 2017


Pre-conferences will take place the day before the official launch of the Organic World Congress 2017 and will take place at the National Centre of Organic Farming. The full address is as follows:

National Centre of Organic Farming,
19, Hapur Road, Near CBI Academy, Ghaziabad-201002, India

In order to apply for a pre-conference, please contact Mukta Patil via

Food Systems 3.0

IFOAM - Organics International

8 November 2017,
CPWD Hall (C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium), Ghaziabad (500 meters from NCOF, Ghaziabad) - Capacity: 300

Social Compliance Issues in Organic Textile Supply Chains

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

8 November 2017,
India Habitat Center, Lodhi Estate, Delhi

Accelerating Innovation - The Role of Science, Policy and Practice

Technology Innovation Platform (IFOAM - Organics International)

8 November 2017,
APEDA Hall in Shahpur Jat, Delhi - Capacity: 130-150

Role of Livestock in Sustainable Agriculture

Organic Animal Husbandry

7-8 November 2017,
National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF), Ghaziabad - Capacity: 300

INOFO General Assembly

Inter-Continental Network of Organic Farmers Organisations

8 November 2017,
ISI Auditorium, Delhi - Capacity: 150

INOFO General Assembly to discuss progress of previous year and to plan ahead for the upcoming year.

  • Morning sessions for regional networks
  • Introductory round to start plenary sessions
  • Election of chair & vice-chair of Assembly
  • Report from INOFO Council of Convenors 2014 – 2017
  • Strategic decisions for INOFO 2017 - 2020
  • Election of INOFO Council
  • First session of new council of convenors 2017 - 2020


IFOAM Seeds Platform

IFOAM Seeds Platform

8 November 2017,
Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi


Workshops will be held throughout the Organic World Congress, from November 9th to 11th 2017. There will be two halls for parallel workshops, which can also be combined into one, should additional space be required.

  • The cost of a workshop (45 minutes, one hall) is 112.50€ + service taxes (currently 14.5%)
  • The cost of a workshop (90 minutes, one hall) is 225€ + service taxes (currently 14.5%)
  • The cost of a workshop (45 minutes, two halls combined) is 225€ + service taxes (currently 14.5%)
  • The cost of a workshop (90 minutes, two halls combined) is 450€ + service taxes (currently 14.5%)

Any interested party can apply to host a workshop. the deadline for submissions is November 30th 2016. All you need to do is send a description of the title and content of the workshop, and a list of the speakers on max. one A4 page to

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