Top marks in terms of exhibitors, exhibition space and internationality – the trade fair duo BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, and VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural Cosmetics, reflect the growing importance of sustainable business.
Some 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the two exhibitions opened today in Nuremberg. Up to and including Saturday, 15 February, they can obtain a comprehensive overview of the worldwide organic food and natural cosmetics industry along the entire value creation chain. This also includes 629 multifaceted new products, which will be shown at the BIOFACH novelties stand. Based on the products registered here, the trade visitors will award the Best New Product Award.
“The exhibition duo presents itself more diverse than ever in 2020 and impressively confirms its role as a global meeting place for the industry,” said Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse (Nuremberg Fair), very satisfied at the opening. “With an excellent supporting programme and the congress focus on ‘Bio wirkt!’, the industry is shaping the future from here.”
At both fairs, distinct trends can be observed. At BIOFACH it is “Innovative Packaging Solutions”, “Vegan 2.0” – seed-solid varieties that experts call “Open Pollinated Varieties” – and “Region 2.0” or Region with Emotion. At VIVANESS, “Zero Waste Bathroom”, “All about hemp” – i.e. hemp from head to toe – “Dental Care” and “Packaging” are the latest trends.
The BIOFACH and VIVANESS Congress, which is being held at the same time, is a first-class and specialised knowledge and information platform. More than 8,000 participants are expected at around 150 individual events. Under the heading “Bio wirkt!” (organic works!), the industry will be demonstrating the positive effects of organic products and production in the main focus of the conference. The new special show at BIOFACH 2020 will take a closer look at one facet of the conference focus: With the meeting point “Water – Endangered Foundation of Life?”, BIOFACH is addressing a highly topical issue. At the new special show, 15 associations, institutions and companies will be presenting their projects and products relating to water as a (vital) resource in lectures and numerous other knowledge transfer formats.
In addition to the diverse product show with stringent admission criteria, VIVANESS also offers, among other things, a novelty stand with 197 registered innovations and a joint booth for young innovative companies, for which 10 exhibitors had registered.
A total of 3,792 exhibitors from 110 countries have come to Nuremberg, 292 of them present their products at VIVANESS. After expanding by two additional halls, they present their products to the trade visitors of the exhibition duo on an area of 57,609 square metres.
At BIOFACH 888 exhibitors come from Germany, the international top five exhibitors are Italy (528), Spain (219), France (179), the Netherlands (134) and Austria (122). Angola, Kazakhstan and Mongolia will be represented at BIOFACH for the first time.