BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, returns to its winter dates – February 14-17 – at the Messe in Nuremberg.

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In the midst of great social and economic tensions, the organic sector has not faltered despite the adverse circumstances generated by Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine. This is the case for many reasons: Products from organic agriculture stand out for their contribution to the fight to safeguard biodiversity, they improve soil fertility, promote food sovereignty, conserve resources and adapt to changing climate situations. They are also key to security of supply, thanks to the well developed economic model and greater independence for their development.

“Only ‘real prices’ will allow business to be done within the limits that our planet can support, leading to the success of a food and agriculture industry that is truly useful to our children. International organizations and the government must take full advantage of the potential of organic products”, are the words of Tina Andres, president of the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry (BÖLW).

Marco Schlüter, Executive Director of IFOAM – Organics International explains: “Organic practices have shown a clear ability to offer solutions and guarantee a safe and sovereign food supply, because this sustainable way of doing business strengthens the autonomy of farmers and generates added value at a regional level.”

2,700 exhibitors from all over the world

“We are looking forward to bringing the organic food and natural and organic cosmetics communities back together in Nuremberg and offering them a framework for innovation and transformation, inspiration and creation of networks. In this edition, our international professional visitors will be able to enjoy the wide range of products from around 2,700 exhibitors, 200 at VIVANESS”, remarks Danila Brunner, BIOFACH and VIVANESS director.

“Our international professional visitors will be able to enjoy the wide range of products from around 2,700 exhibitors, 200 at VIVANESS”

The fair is the ideal setting for networking, the place to find inspiration to innovate and transform, to meet the right people and exchange knowledge. “Specialized trade” sited in hall 9 is the meeting point aimed at retailers and dealing with the matters that concern them most, such as: How can they stay in the fight for supremacy between food retailers and discount stores? What solutions does the industry offer to the increasingly crucial drivers of regional sourcing and supply chains? What unique selling points can point the way forward?

New to this year’s fair is BIOimSEH, in collaboration with bioPress Verlag, which debuts in this edition, where independent retailers can meet experts in the acquisition of complete ranges of organic food.

Network of initiatives and NGOs

To go into the future and establish networks. In this space, those interested in the sector, new companies and already established organic food companies meet and debate ideas, policies, research results, etc.

Generation Future

To inspire and support young people interested in the ecological sector. Training and professional development. Organized in collaboration with Kugler & Rosenberger. The BioThesis Research Award will be presented there.

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Vegan World of Experience

Every day with more and more presence, plant-based products can be seen and tasted first hand in the presentations and cooking demos which, after many years with the collaboration of ProVeg, this year features two new partners – Aöl and VegOrganic.

Novelties stands

Both BIOFACH and VIVANESS exhibitors present their novelties at the international fair, highlighting trends and showing the latest innovations in products. One again, visitors can vote for products in seven categories for the The Best New Product Award. Startup companies participating in VIVANESS have a specially dedicated lounge, the Breeze lounge.

Unverpackt exhibition area

Organized in collaboration with Unverpackt e.V., this is the area where you can delve deeper into the latest innovations in sustainable packaging and zero waste. BIOFACH Congress.

All participants can follow the congress live or on video-on-demand

VIVANESS Congress: “Organic. Food sovereignty. True prices.”

Organized as usual by IFOAM – Organics International, BÖLW (Federation of the Organic Food Industry) and BIOFACH, this year the Congress has as its central theme “Organic. Food sovereignty. Real prices.”. A space to debate, share concerns, transmit knowledge, and exchange dialogue, the Congress is the heart of the fair where the ecological movement paves the way for the essential transformation of food systems worldwide. The urgent questions to be debated are: What contribution can the organic system make to food security and sovereignty? How can “true prices”, those that include the consequent ecological costs, pave the way to the vital transformation of the agri-food industry?

Paving the path

“Especially in these times, it is more important than ever to meet and exchange ideas and knowledge in person, and look to the future to prepare the ground for the issues that will define it. In other words, to pave the way together!” says Danila Brunner.

Added value

Digital tools allow exhibitors to introduce themselves, establish contacts and hold meetings within the platform. All participants can follow the congress live or later on videoon-demand through the digital platform.

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Author: Montse Mulé Cardona, Bio Eco Actual Editor

Published in the BIOFACH & VIVANESS 2023 Bio Eco Actual Special Edition.

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