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7-8 October 2024

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Navigating The Future of Non-GMO Production: Challenges, Regulatory Outlook, and Market Potential

The second International Non-GMO Summit will provide comprehensive insights into Non-GMO production, from regulatory updates to market trends and consumer expectations. It will offer valuable information about what’s happening in European and international Non-GMO markets.

The impact of New GMOs (or New Genomic Techniques/NGTs) on Non-GMO production will be one of the key topics, including legal frameworks in the EU and other key countries, as well as strategies and technologies to exclude New GMOs from Non-GMO value chains. Non-GMO as a driver of innovation will also be under the spotlight.

Our International Summit offers the opportunity to engage in the debate and to exchange with experts and fellow participants within the Non-GMO value chain.

The International Non-GMO Summit 2024 is hosted and coordinated by the key business associations in the Non-GMO market.  



Monday 7 October

18:00 Welcome Dinner

Tuesday 8 October

8:00 Start of Registration

Moderator: Helmut Gaugitsch (Head of Scientific Management Biodiversity at Environment Agency Austria)


9:00 – 10:00 Intro / Welcome and formal opening

• Welcome by the moderator: Introductions and setting the scene for the conference 
• Opening speech
• Words of welcome from political representatives  
• Q&A 


10:00 – 13:00 New genomic techniques and their impact on Non-GMO production  

10:00 – 11:00 The status quo

• New GMOs/NGTs: What is on markets and in development pipelines? 
• NGT legal framework in the EU: What can we expect? 
• NGT legal frameworks in other key countries (US, BR, AR, CN, UK): The implications for Non-GMO certification in the EU

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:30 How to exclude New GMOs in Non-GMO value chains?

• Analytical detection methods: “Mission possible” for New GMOs? 
• The Non-GMO Project: 17 years of experience with Non-GMO certification in the USA 
• IFOAM: What is the EU organic sector doing to exclude New GMOs?

12:30 – 13:00 Deregulation of New GMOs: What do practitioners need to exclude NGTs from their supply chains? (Discussion Round)


13:00 – 14:15 Lunch Break

14:15 – 17:00 Non-GMO Market Perspectives


14:15 – 15:05 Market Update: Worldwide Supply and Demand of Non-GMO Crops 

• European supply of Non-GMO crops 
• Worldwide supply of Non-GMO crops 
• Demand for Non-GMO crops 
• Q&A

15:05 – 15:55 Products, players & perspectives: The diversity of Non-GMO markets (Panel Discussion)


15:55 – 16:15 Coffee break  


16:15 – 17:00 Non-GMO as a driver of innovation

• Better seeds, higher yields: progress in Brazilian Non-GMO plant/soy breeding
• Regenerative agriculture: How does Non-GMO fit in and what is needed to scale up?
• Achieving environmental, social, and legal compliance: the benefits of certification schemes 

17:00 – 17:20 Closing

• Conclusion and Call to Action

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About Us


ARGE Gentechnik-frei (Platform for GMO-free Food Products) has been a pioneer in the Non-GMO sector for 25 years. Founded in Austria in 1997, ARGE Gentechnik-frei is Europe’s most widespread Non-GMO labelling system, with several complete production segments (dairy, poultry, eggs) labelled “Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt”.


Donau Soja is a European, multi-stakeholder and non-profit organisation supporting the European Protein Transition with a particular emphasis on sustainable, deforestation-free, Non-GM soya production. The organisation is based in Vienna, with regional offices in Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova, supported by more than 300 active members in 25 countries and 24 European governments.


The European Non-GMO Industry Association (ENGA) is the voice of the Non-GMO food and feed sector at the EU level. It secures and supports the expansion of Non-GMO production and advocates for the strict regulation of old and new GMOs in order to keep untested GMOs from entering the EU food and feed chains.


The ProTerra Foundation is a Dutch nonprofit organization, founded in 2012, that creates a global network of companies that support more sustainable agricultural practices in the food and feed supply chains. The ProTerra Foundation holds the non-GMO ProTerra certification standard and related audit methodology.


The German Association for Food without Genetic Engineering (VLOG) provides a platform for the exchange of information in the production and marketing of "Ohne Gentechnik" (Non-GMO) food and animal feed. VLOG assigns the "Ohne GenTechnik" seal for food and the "VLOG geprüft" (VLOG verified) seal for feed.

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