The Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International is held every 3 years in a different country. The aim of the congress and related activities (pre-conference, General Assembly, side-events and organic exhibition) is to share experiences, innovations and knowledge about the organic world, while giving the organizing country global visibility. The Congress provides inspiration and an extraordinary momentum for all those who take part. It is the leading event for the development of the organic sector worldwide. The OWC 2017 will enable maximum participation by organic farmers, as decided by the World Assembly of IFOAM at Instanbul in 2014.