On 23 and 24 September 2018, NATEXPO is coming to Lyon for the first time. The trade show for French and international organic professionals has increased its frequency to become an annual event and is being held in Lyon this year. This development is a response to the growth in demand and to support market players in developing their business by giving them all the keys to success in a single location.
Organic products are enjoying vigorous growth in all areas. Food is seeing spectacular two figure growth: in 2017, consumer purchases of organic food amounted to more than €8.3 billion, representing a 17% hike in the year. In this prolific world, NATEXPO has today become the reference trade event and a true spotter of the organic trends of today and tomorrow.
The show is an essential calendar event that draws the biggest historic names in organic, alongside the most recently founded start-ups
Over the space of two days marked by features and talks, Lyon will be the capital of the organic world. This edition holds the promise of meetings and dialogue, hosting 650 exhibitors including 200 new participants. These are split into six sectors:
- Cosmetics and hygiene products
- Health food and dietary supplements
- Ingredients and raw materials
- Household and personal products and services
- Services and equipment for retail
NATEXPO 2018 introduces new highlights
NATEXPO features an array of special events enabling visitors to catch up with the latest developments in the organic sector through the expertise of the market’s most outstanding specialists. Visitors to NATEXPO 2018 will thus be able to attend a range of features and talks covering all organic sectors and along the whole supply chain, from raw materials to the sale of finished goods. Among these, two features will be making a debut in Lyon: “Regional Focus” allowing regional players to present their area’s organic projects, and “Retail Expert”, offering future creators of specialist stores the chance to benefit from face-to-face discussions with experts. As a true place of discovery, gathering together all organic trends, NATEXPO is also launching a new space this year dedicated to start-ups: the “Lab”. Around 20 companies are expected to attend, presenting their innovative initiatives in the areas of zero waste, circular economy and technological eco-innovation.
French and international exhibitors
The show is due to host 650 exhibitors. The French regions represented include Centre, Brittany, Occitanie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, PACA, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de Loire and Burgundy. In addition, many companies will be making the trip from abroad to take part in the Lyon show. These include new participants from Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. This edition will also witness the debut participations of firms from Ghana and Burkina Faso. These first-time exhibitors will present fish, aloe vera cream, shea butter, gluten-free raw products, nuts or cheese alternatives made from wholegrain sprouted rice, etc. Many other countries will also be represented, such as Lithuania, South Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Peru, etc.
2018 NATEXPO Awards: the best innovations
Created to pay tribute to the best organic innovations, the NATEXPO Awards this year will be presented to products launched between 1 May 2017 and 1 May 2018. As a reflection of the vitality of the sector, the judges examined more than 150 entries. Out of these, the panel designated 14 winners in seven categories: Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Health Food, Grocery Products, Fresh Products, Cosmetics and Personal Hygiene, Household and Personal Products and Services.
NATEXPO: an essential event for 9 out of 10 visitors
Nine in 10 visitors say that NATEXPO is the essential tradeshow in France for the organic sector; 91% say that the show is a good way of sourcing information and discovering market trends*. Indeed, alongside its wide range of talks and features, NATEXPO distinguishes itself by bringing together all the sectors dealing in organic products, from food to hygiene and ingredients to personal accessories. It draws all the major names in the French and worldwide organic trade, as well as new participants. In 2017, 89% of visitors found new suppliers here, and 89% found new products*. For them, this event constitutes an exceptional opportunity to discover all the latest organic trends of today and tomorrow. For exhibitors, it is a major event at which to promote their business and build new commercial ties: eight visitors out of 10 say that it is the ideal place to launch new products*.
*Source: Visitor survey, NATEXPO 2017
- Dates: 23 & 24 September 2018
- Venue: Lyon – Eurexpo
- Number of exhibitors: 650
- Number of French regions in attendance: 8
- Number of countries represented: 16
- Number of new exhibitors: 200
- Exhibition surface area: 15 000 m2
- Organisers: a Natexbio exhibition, organised by SPAS Organisation
For more information visit www.natexpo.com
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