From 13 to 16 February 2024, the international organic food and natural and organic cosmetics community met in Nuremberg for BIOFACH and VIVANESS. Around 35,000 trade visitors from 128 countries attended the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care. They were inspired by the diverse range of products and services offered by a total of 2,550 exhibitors from 94 countries. In addition to the products, the focus was primarily on the numerous dialogue formats. Ask questions and find answers for a sustainable future: Participants were able to play an active role for example in the congress, the new meeting point HoReCa – GV & Gastro, or the SustainableFutureLab.

BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2024

“Coming together and entering into dialogue is essential, especially in turbulent times – the last four days have shown this impressively. The players discussed and interacted in the exhibition halls, at the congress and in other dialogue formats such as the new meeting point HoReCa – GV & Gastro with a focus on the future and a great deal of creative drive,” summarises Petra Wolf, Member of the Executive Board, NürnbergMesse. “Politicians have already paved the path for more organic food in out-of-home catering. We are delighted that the relevant players have responded so positively to our newly created range of formats. Not least in the sessions of the interactive and collaborative SustainableFutureLab, it became clear that we can only shape the future together as a community!”

BIOFACH & VIVANESS Congress

171 well-founded and high-calibre individual sessions demonstrated the future-oriented focus of the congress. Targeted questions, for example on current market developments and trends or political and legal framework conditions, were answered here for the almost 8,000 interested visitors. In the congress rooms, the participants discussed and jointly developed solutions for an ecological transformation. The focus topic “Food for the Future: Women and Sustainable Food Systems” was discussed by almost 700 listeners.

Around 35,000 trade visitors from 128 countries attended BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2024

BIOFACH and VIVANESS digital

“In 2024, more than 10,000 participants took advantage of the hybrid trade fair and registered at BIOFACH and VIVANESS digital. Over the past three years, we have continuously developed the hybrid aspects of the trade fair. Now we are all the more pleased about the growing popularity, which confirms that we are on the right track. The community is increasingly benefiting from the added value and, above all, utilizing the opportunities for interaction,” explains Dominik Dietz, Digital Product Manager, NürnbergMesse. Much of the content from the congress will continue to be available after the trade fair.

The next time the international sector meets at BIOFACH will be from 11 to 14 February 2025

Best New Product Awards BIOFACH and VIVANESS

For three days, visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favorite product in seven categories for the Best New Product Awards at both trade fairs. In 2024, voting was possible both at the novelty stands on site and on the digital event platform.

These are the winners of the Best New Product Award BIOFACH (by category):

  • Fresh food: Purro back to meat: “purro back to meat”
  • Frozen food: Gelato Classico – Die Eismanufaktur GmbH: “Bio-Eispralinen Himbeere vegan” / Organic and vegan raspberry ice chocolates
  • Grocery products, cooking & baking: Biovegan GmbH: “Mein veganer Speck-Ersatz” / “My vegan bacon substitute”
  • Grocery products, snacks & sweets: Biovegan GmbH: “Mein süßer Reis Moment” / “My sweet rice moment”
  • Drinks: Riegel Bioweine: “PFANDtastico – Italienische und Spanische Bioweine in der 0,75l-Mehrwegflasche” / Italian and Spanish organic wines in 0.75 litre returnable bottles
  • Other grocery products: HANS Brainfood GmbH: “HANS BIO Ultra Protein 85%”
  • Non-Food: Aries Umweltprodukte GmbH & Co. KG: Anti Mück Pflegestift / Anti mosquito care stick

The Best New Product Award VIVANESS (by category) goes to:

  • Face Care: 4peoplewhocare GmbH: Solid: “Feste Sonnencreme” / Solid Sunscreen
  • Body Care: N&B srl Società benefit: “Body Butter – skin super food”
  • Hair Care: Greendoor Naturkosmetik GmbH: “Hairsplash – Feuchtigkeitsspray für die Haare” / Moisturising spray for the hair
  • Decorative Cosmetics: Bio Make-Up: “Lip Flower Lippenstift” / Lip Flower Lipstick
  • Special Cosmetics/Care Purpose Products: GmbH: “teethlovers Bio-Zahnpulver in kompostierbaren Refill-Bags” / Organic tooth powder in compostable refill bags
  • Drugstore Articles: turn of beauty GmbH: “turn Starterset” / turn Starterset
  • Wellness Products: Outdoor Freakz GmbH: “Badebomben und Badetabs “Die Eiskönigin” und “Das Dschungelbuch”” / Bath bombs and bath tabs “Frozen” and “The Jungle Book”

Save the date for 2025 today: The next time the international sector meets at BIOFACH will be from 11 to 14 February 2025.

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