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A Pure & Eco India subscriber recently complained he has been duped.  Owner of an established organic company, he booked a booth at a domestic trade fair that never took place—the payment never reimbursed.

Furthermore, some new trade fair organisers on the international circuit are deliberately taking on similar trademarks as established names in the business in a bid to pass off as franchises. Some are in court over IP infringement issues, Pure & Eco India has been informed by industry insiders.

So, whom can you trust? Where should you book? Below is a list of professionally managed organic trade shows, which have the wherewithal to not only organise beautiful events but also ensure the participation that is likely to get you your RoI….

 

Within India

 

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BIOFACH INDIA 2017

The 9th edition of BIOFACH INDIA together with INDIA ORGANIC, the largest organic trade fair in India to connect and network with your target audience is scheduled to be held from 9th-11th November 2017 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, U.P. (Delhi-NCR), India. The event will be held concurrently with the Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International, which is held every three years in a different country. It is the leading event for the development of the organic sector worldwide.

BIOFACH INDIA will attract participation from many leading organisations including Nature Bio-Foods, Brahm Arpan, Organic Wellness, K N Biosciences, Girme’s Wheatgrass, Vivekon, Organic India, Swiss Pac, Krishi Sanjivani, MRT Organics, 24 Letter Mantra, Phalada Agro, Just Organik, Radico, Mehrotra Consumer Products, Agronic Food, Sarveshwar Foods, Natureland Organic, Cultivator Natural Products and Terra Greens, amongst many others. Besides food and beverage, the event will witness participation from the natural care and wellness sector, organic textiles sector, certification bodies, as well as, leading country and state pavilions including the Tea Board, Coffee Board and Coconut Board.

The organic food market in India is projected to register growth at a CAGR of over 25% during 2015-20. The major organic food producing states in India are Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, with a combined share of 90% in 2014-15. The largest number of organic cultivators in the world are also in India, estimated at around 650,000.

Dates: 9, 10, & 11 November, 2017

Venue: India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh (Delhi-NCR)

Website: www.biofach-india.com

Your Contact: priya.sharma@nm-india.com

 

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ORGANIC WORLD CONGRESS 2017

With the theme, ‘An Organic World through an Organic India’, the 19th edition of the Organic World Congress (OWC), the global forum for organic agriculture, will take place at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region (NCR), from 9 to 11 November this year.

OWC 2017 expects participation from 3,000 organic farmers, organic farming veterans, agronomists, extension workers, industry captains, government officials, NGOs and organic farming associations from over 100 countries, making it the largest congregation of organic farming stakeholders in the history of the organic farming movement and of OWC.

The event, monikered Jaivik Krishi Vishwa Kumbh in Hindi, is being hosted in India for the first time and will be co-organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, as well as, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

OWC is the Mecca of organic conferences. It is a mega conference where large numbers of organic industry stakeholders from all corners of the world congregate to share expertise, latest innovations, best practices and discoveries about organic agriculture, and discuss solutions to impediments faced by the organic sector at large. It is also an educational platform for organic farmers to learn from the best and glean best farming practices from successful organic farmers of foreign countries.

OWC is the foremost organic event on a global scale and will not be hosted again in India for the next 50 years as it migrates from country to country and is hosted only every three years.

Anyone and everyone linked in any way to organic agriculture must attend, along with the layman, who simply wishes to learn about organics or wants to see the latest organic products in the market.

Dates: 9, 10, & 11 November, 2017

Venue: India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh (Delhi-NCR)

Website: www.owc.ifoam.bio/2017

Your Contact: info@owc2017.com

 

International Organic Trade Fairs

 

middle east expo logoMIDDLE EAST ORGANIC & NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO DUBAI 2017

(For Middle East & GCC regions; previously known as MENOPE)

The Middle East Organic & Natural Expo Dubai is the only dedicated trade fair of its kind in the Middle East and North African region. Under the Patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, the expo will be held on the 11th to 13th of December 2017 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The expo highlights four important and fast growing sectors of interest within the natural and organic segment—Food & Beverages, Living & Therapy, Beauty & Wellness, and Healthcare & Nutrition.

Dates: 11, 12 & 13 December, 2017

Venue: Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Your Contact: pureecoindia1@gmail.com

 

nopa logo 1NATURAL & ORGANIC PRODUCTS ASIA HONG KONG 2017

(For all of Asia)

Part of the ‘Natural Products Scandinavia’, ‘Nordic Organic Food Fair’ and ‘Natural & Organic Products Europe’ family, since 2014, Natural & Organic Products Asia (NOPA) has been the leading trade platform for all things natural and organic. Last year’s show attracted over 220 exhibitors from more than 30 nations and regions, showcasing thousands of natural, certified, healthy, wholesome and organic products in Hong Kong.

Riding this success, NOPA 2017 is set to take a great leap forward, expanding its show floor by 20%. As well as more exhibitors, more space means more room for visitors. NOPA 2017 is set to welcome 9,000 buyers through its doors, reflecting the rising demand for natural and organic products in Asia.

NOPA is an ideal marketing platform to find business partners, build your brand in the region, source the right products and services, and network with the influential industry partners in Asia.

Dates: August 30-September 1, 2017

Venue: Hall 1DE, HKCEC

Your Contact: pureecoindia1@gmail.com

 

BIOFACH_2018_Logo_farbig_positiv_CMYKBIOFACH 2018 (concurrently with natural beauty trade fair VIVANESS; for Europe)

BIOFACH takes place for the 29th year in succession in 2018 and can look back on an outstanding success story. It all began with 197 exhibitors in the Ludwigshafen Stadthalle in 1990. Some 2,500 visitors attended the “1st European Trade Fair for Organic Food and Natural Products” at that time. The exhibition was organised in Nuremberg for the first time in 1999 and brought together as many as 1,276 exhibitors and more than 21,000 visitors.

Since then BIOFACH has developed into the World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and is firmly established. The natural cosmetics segment was separated from the exhibition in 2007 and since then has been organized parallel to BIOFACH as VIVANESS – International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care. At BIOFACH 2017:

  • 93 % of the exhibitors established new business relations.
  • 85 % of the exhibitors expect their post-exhibition business to be good.
  • 97 % of the visitors were happy with the range of products available.
  • 94 % of the visitors plan to come again.

Dates: 14, 15, 16 & 17 February 2018

Venue: Exhibition Centre, 90471 Nürnberg, Germany

Website: www.biofach.de/en

Your Contact: Team Sales

 

For China

 

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21st CHINA INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC & GREEN FOOD INDUSTRY EXPO 2017, SHANGHAI

Organised by the Shibowei International Exhibition Group, the expo has already bid adieu to 20 successful editions and in 2017 will return with the theme ‘ORGANIC MAKES OUR LIVES BETTER’. This year’s OFE will house more than 20 international pavilions and will have a total of 800 exhibiting brands, with 40,000 trade visitors across the 3 days.

Approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, OFE is supported by the China Organic Ecological Industry Federation and the Chinese Organic & Natural Foods Association, besides being jointly organised by The Korea Organic Farming Association, ECOCERT China, CERES (Shanghai)Certification Co., Ltd and the Fangyuan Organic Food Certification Center.

INDUSTRIES TARGETED:
• Organic rice & grains
• Organic vegetables & fruits
• Organic raw materials
• Organic semi prepared products
• Organic dairy products
• Organic baby foods
• Organic frozen foods
• Organic snack foods (dried fruit, candy and chocolate, etc)
• Organic tea & coffee
• Organic coconut products
• Organic honey
• Organic oils (olive oil, palm oil)
• Organic fruit juices
• Organic wine & beer
• Organic plant extracts
• Organic medicinal herbs (Gastrodia, Pueraria, Ginseng, Saffron, Moringa seed, etc)
• Organic spices

CONCURRENT EVENTS:
• Nutrition Health Foods
• Hotel Food Ingredients
• Imported Foods & High end Cooking Oils
• Natural Beauty Products

VISITOR PROFILE:
• Foreign buyers & procurers
• Import & export trading companies
• Domestic enterprises
• Food production & processing bases
• Industry associations & professional buyers
• Healthcare institutions
• Online organic food shops
• Organic food supermarts & super stockists
• Agents, dealers & traders
• Large chain stores such as Walmart, Carrefour, Wu-Mart, Hua Lian, Merry-Mart, Century

Mart, Trust-Mart, Auchan, Lotus, Ht-Store, Beijing Carrefour, Metro, Cathay Pacific

Department Store, Liqun Shop, JIAN-MART, tootoo.cn & DUHUB
• Convenience stores & star hotels
• Business clubs, bars & entertainment venues
• Restaurant & club owners
• Government officials

Dates: August 30-Sept 1, 2017

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center

Your Contact: pureecoindia1@gmail.com

 

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21st CHINA INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC & GREEN FOOD INDUSTRY EXPO 2018, BEIJING

This is the Beijing branch of the Shanghai OFE fair. Organised by the Shibowei International Exhibition Group, the expo has already bid adieu to 20 successful editions and in 2017 will return with the theme ‘ORGANIC MAKES OUR LIVES BETTER’. This year’s OFE will house more than 20 international pavilions and will have a total of 800 exhibiting brands, with 40,000 trade visitors across the 3 days.

Approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, OFE is supported by the China Organic Ecological Industry Federation and the Chinese Organic & Natural Foods Association, besides being jointly organised by The Korea Organic Farming Association, ECOCERT China, CERES (Shanghai)Certification Co., Ltd and the Fangyuan Organic Food Certification Center.

INDUSTRIES TARGETED:
• Organic rice & grains
• Organic vegetables & fruits
• Organic raw materials
• Organic semi prepared products
• Organic dairy products
• Organic baby foods
• Organic frozen foods
• Organic snack foods (dried fruit, candy and chocolate, etc)
• Organic tea & coffee
• Organic coconut products
• Organic honey
• Organic oils (olive oil, palm oil)
• Organic fruit juices
• Organic wine & beer
• Organic plant extracts
• Organic medicinal herbs (Gastrodia, Pueraria, Ginseng, Saffron, Moringa seed, etc)
• Organic spices

CONCURRENT EVENTS:
• Nutrition Health Foods
• Hotel Food Ingredients
• Imported Foods & High end Cooking Oils
• Natural Beauty Products

VISITOR PROFILE:
• Foreign buyers & procurers
• Import & export trading companies
• Domestic enterprises
• Food production & processing bases
• Industry associations & professional buyers
• Healthcare institutions
• Online organic food shops
• Organic food supermarts & super stockists
• Agents, dealers & traders
• Large chain stores such as Walmart, Carrefour, Wu-Mart, Hua Lian, Merry-Mart, Century

Mart, Trust-Mart, Auchan, Lotus, Ht-Store, Beijing Carrefour, Metro, Cathay Pacific

Department Store, Liqun Shop, JIAN-MART, tootoo.cn & DUHUB
• Convenience stores & star hotels
• Business clubs, bars & entertainment venues
• Restaurant & club owners
• Government officials

Dates: 8, 9 & 10 April, 2018

Venue: China International Exhibition Center, Beijing

Your Contact: pureecoindia1@gmail.com