18th Organic World Congress

The 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) is taking place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Istanbul. Following the OWC, the IFOAM General Assembly will take place on October 16 & 17, 2014.  


Registration Now Open

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with  over 1,500 stakeholders of the organic sector, to share knowledge and know-how, and devise concepts to grow the organic sector!

IFOAM Affiliates

IFOAM Affiliates benefit from a 20% discount on 3-day tickets. To ensure you receive this, please send a mail to ifoamreg [at] owc2014 [dot] org.  You will then be sent a link with which you can complete your registration. Please note you can also register for the IFOAM General Assembly when purchasing your OWC ticket. 

Conference Tracks

This congress is structured in 3 conference tracks: Main Track, Scientific Track, and Practitioners' Track. In addition, a series of workshops i.e. full sessions organized by interested parties, are highlighting the contributions made by various initiatives from around the organic world.

The Main Track, made up of two parallel sessions titled Organic Vision Building and Growing the Organic World, sees panelists discuss the future direction of the global organic world.

The Scientific Track is designed for researchers to present their latest findings on systems, plant production, animal husbandry, socio-economics, processing, trade, and human nutrition research.

The Practitioners Track provides a forum for the exchange of hands-on knowledge and experiences in the practical and strategic as well as socio-cultural aspects of organic food and agriculture.

The series of workshops is open to institutes and initiatives interested in sharing their expertise with congress attendees.

Further information on the 18th OWC can be found HERE.


The boat hosting the G.A. Motion Bazaar, October 15, departs at 18:00 hours sharp from the Kabataş Pier, Kabataş.  The boat is called Okyanus. It will return to Kabataş Pier at 22.00 hours.

Participants are advised to walk to the pier from the ICC. Please leave the ICC through the main entrance. Volunteers will be there to guide you along the route. They will be wearing ‘Ask Me’ T-shirts.  

The walk takes about 15-20 minutes.  If you prefer to travel by taxi, then ask the driver to take you to Kabataş İskelesi (Kabataş Pier). Buses will not be available to take you from the ICC to the boat. You can see the pier here: https://goo.gl/maps/CCIFh

Please bring your GA food package badge or GA voting card with you so that you can board the boat.