The exhibition duo BIOFACH, the World’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, have been able to set a new record in 2017 by achieving the 50,000 visitor mark. This time, expert visitors travelled from 134 countries to the Nuremberg meeting place. They were enthusiastic about the offers from the 2,785 exhibitors (259 of these at the VIVANESS) from 88 countries, and were inspired by the country of the year, Germany. The branch also drew a positive balance: in 2016, German households spent approximately 9.9 % more money on organic foods and beverages than in the previous year. The turnover totalled EUR 9.48 billion, according to the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (Organic Food Production Alliance – BÖLW). An increasing number of customers are also buying natural cosmetics. The German natural cosmetics market is the strongest in Europe, with a market share of 8.5 % and a volume of EUR 1.15 billion, according to the joint survey by konzepte, GfK, IRI, IMShealth and BioVista.
Each year the international organic sector meets at the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, BIOFACH. The comprehensive range of certified organic products shows the sector’s diversity – from fresh products such as dairy produce and cheese, to fruit, vegetables, dry products such as cereals and pulse fruits, nuts and confectionery up to beverages. Exhibitors are production, retail and service companies – for example certification. The trade visitors come from production and manufacture, representing wholesale and retail, import/export firms, media and service-providers along with associations and institutions. The international patron of BIOFACH is IFOAM – Organics International, the honorary, national sponsor is the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW). An integral part of the world-leading fair is the BIOFACH Congress, the unique know-how platform worldwide.
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VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, is held parallel to BIOFACH, World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. It is the sector’s annual event highlight and it informs itself here about trends and new products. The exhibitors are manufacturers of natural cosmetics, drug store articles and wellness products, firms in the cosmetic supplier industry, wholesalers, import and export, media and service-providers, associations and institutions. The fair is a genuine beauty Eldorado for buyers from the international cosmetics sector. They are mainly from the natural cosmetics production sectors, retail, media and services, including cosmetic institutes, associations and institutions, among others from the health service. The VIVANESS Congress is a guarantor of profound know-how covering all aspects of the dynamically growing natural cosmetics sector.