The IFOAM Organic World Congress is organised every 3 years in a different country. The aim of the congress and surrounding activities (preconference, IFOAM General Assembly, side-events and organic fair) is to share experiences, innovations, knowledge about the world organic sector with a special attention on the organizing country.
The congress lasts 3 days and gathers around 1500 people from the organic sector worldwide (scientists, practitioners, trainers, producers, processors, traders, etc.). During the congress an exhibition is held for scientists, institutions and NGOs to present their works. The General Assembly is organised for IFOAM board members: 250 people and lasts 2 days. Preconference is intended at the organizing country own organic sector, it is organized before the congress. Side-events happen on the margins of the congress and are usually organized by an external partner. The organic fair will be organized on the terrace of the congress centre.