For over twenty years Natural & Organic Products Europe has been bringing the world’s natural, organic and sustainable businesses together to promote and facilitate trade. No other European natural and organic event attracts annually so many leading innovators, influencers, trailblazers and decision makers from across the industry together in one place (ExCeL London) at one time. UPDATE: The 2020 edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe has been cancelled. In 2021 the trade show will be held on 18-19 April.
Visitors include independent stores, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, contract caterers, hotels, salons and spas, plus senior buyers and decision makers from some of the UK and Europe’s biggest retailers, wholesalers and distributors like Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Aldi, Lidl, M&S, Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Superdrug, TK Maxx, Whole Foods Market, Infinity Foods, Planet Organic, and more.
When doors open, around 700 exhibitors will be there to meet them – showcasing the best choice of natural, certified organic, vegan, Fairtrade and free-from food, drink, VMS, cosmetics, skincare, and eco living products to hit the market.
No other European natural and organic event attracts annually so many leading innovators, influencers, trailblazers and decision makers from across the industry
What’s new for 2020?
New for 2020, visiting buyers will discover the ‘Spritz’ area, a place to source an ample selection of the finest natural, organic, biodynamic and vegan wines, beers and no-and-low alcohol drinks – notably a rapidly growing sector in health and wellness. The show’s Healthstore Networking Lounge (sponsored by the National Association of Healthstores and the Health Food Institute) will host Retailer Roundtable sessions. Another new feature includes the Organic Food Ingredients area where manufacturers and foodservice professionals can source quality certified organic ingredients, as they are.
The show will have its own dedicated ‘Matchmaking App’ where visitors will be able to arrange meetings with various brands throughout the two days, providing an efficient way to facilitate face to face meetings and build connections.
Lastly, visitors will be able to source the latest products, and vote for the best in the New Product Showcase area. From new start-ups with compelling origin stories to established brand pioneers championing new formulations and flavours – over the years the showcase has helped to introduce thousands of new brands and products into the market.
The seminar programme is renowned for its wealth of knowledge-based content
Trends, research and insights in three theatres
The much-anticipated seminar programme – renowned for its wealth of knowledge-based content aimed at the natural and organic food, health and beauty sector – will feature over 70 speakers across three theatres: The Natural Products Talks Theatre, The Natural Food Talks Theatre, and The Natural Beauty Talks Theatre. Fronted by expert contributors, the seminars will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks with lively panel discussions, covering a range of cutting-edge topics relevant in the natural and organic sector.
For the first time, Ocado’s buying team will take to the stage in their first ‘meet the buyers’ session. Like the popular Holland & Barrett and Sainsbury ‘Dragons Den’ style pitches, this year exhibitors will also be in with the chance of gaining a listing with Ocado – all three of the pitching sessions are not to be missed.
UPDATE: The 2020 edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe has been cancelled. In 2021 the trade show will be held on 18-19 April.
For further information about visiting, exhibiting or getting involved in the next event, please visit: www.naturalproducts.co.uk
Author: Carol Dunning, Event Director
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