BIOFACH | Congress
Presentation at the BIOFACH Congress
Green Organic Background

BIOFACH Congress

Knowledge transfer, exchange and discussion, technically sound and future-oriented, that characterizes the congress accompanying BIOFACH. On a total of four congress days, from Tuesday to Friday inclusive, the industry will be discussing future topics

The international congress held at BIOFACH

This is where the industry discusses and invites you to the most important international networking event of the year. On the conference agenda are the latest news, trends and topics for the future. All trade show visitors are invited to exchange ideas on site and live, to exchange knowledge and to initiate a dialog.

What makes it special:

  • The congress program is designed by industry players for the industry. Via the Call for Ideas, everyone is invited to submit program proposals for the congress program. Participate in shaping the BIOFACH congress program now! To the "Call for Ideas" - Deadline is Friday, 06 October.
  • A platform for knowledge even after the trade fair: Exclusively for the professional audience, all congress sessions will also be available on-demand the digital platform "talque".

The key topic and congress forums at a glance

Food for the Future: Women’s Impact on Sustainable Food Systems 

The Congress theme for BIOFACH 2024 focuses on the transformative power of women.

Every year, the event’s international patron IFOAM – Organics International, and national supporting organization, the German Federation of Organic Food Producers (BÖLW) decide on one topic that will be the focus of the congress. This time around, it is the transformative and creative power of women in the food sector and their role in achieving a more sustainable future for our food system.


Market, opinion, trends and innovations, the BIOFACH forum covers all topics of the global organic market and gathers experts and practitioners to discuss the future of the industry. The organic food industry is recognized as the most sustainable form of food production and serves as a blueprint for solving global challenges such as climate, soil and biodiversity protection and food security. However, war, energy shortages and inflation, as well as catastrophic weather events, pose challenges for more than just industry players. The information and discussions at the BIOFACH forum provide some guidance.

Agriculture Forum

The Agriculture Forum focuses on the interests of farmers. The agricultural and food system can only be transformed if the existence of today's organic farmers is secured and organic represents a perspective for farms to convert to organic. Education, research, promotion, strategies to strengthen the organic farmers, are the topics that will be discussed in the Forum Agriculture.

Sustainability Forum

Those who buy organic buy sustainable - yes, but the dimensions of sustainability are more far-reaching and affect all areas of production and "doing business with each other". The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the vision of a global sustainability plan. How this plan can be implemented in concrete terms is determined by the agenda of the Sustainability Forum.

Politics Forum

The Politics Forum raises awareness about the laws and action plans that set the framework for shaping or influencing the organic food industry. Industry players, policy and representatives of governmental organizers are invited to discuss their points of view. Because one thing is clear - whether farmer, manufacturer, importer, trader, craftsman or specialized trade, all need stable and reliable framework conditions to be able to face the challenges of the future.

Science Forum

Expert knowledge is more in demand than ever, also because the problems to be solved are becoming increasingly complex. The Forum Science provides a platform for dialog between scientists, practitioners and consultants. Research projects must be adapted to practice, research results communicated and discussed with the industry. What follows from the research results and how can they be implemented? These are all topics that are on the agenda at the Forum Science.

Fachhandel Forum

The programme of the Fachhandel Forum is only in German.

HoReCa Forum

The new HoReCa Forum sheds light on the development of organic foods in out-of-home and community catering. We will discuss topics such as procurement and availability of goods, transformation in kitchens and companies, offers of support from the federal, state and local governments, and the new ordinance on organic catering outside the home.


The STADTLANDBIO Forum discusses ways in which cities and communities can promote high-quality yet cost-effective organic dining options in community eateries while supporting regional producers.

Preview programme overview BIOFACH digital
Green Organic Background

Congress and Event Schedule BIOFACH/VIVANESS 2024

Take a look at the programme for this year's BIOFACH and VIVANESS. You can find the congress and event schedule with the complete programme overview at the event platform BIOFACH / VIVANESS digital.

You might also be interested in

Speaker during his presentation at the BIOFACH Congress

Call for ideas

You would like to actively participate in the BIOFACH Congress and have a topic suggestion? Fill out the call for ideas form and give a presentation at the BIOFACH Congress.

Two congress participants in a close-up from behind

Questions & answers about the BIOFACH Congress

Do you have questions about the BIOFACH Congress? We have the answers for you. All questions and answers at a glance.

Your contact for questions

Mildred Steidle

Mildred Steidle

Director Organic Services GmbH

Do you have questions about the content of the BIOFACH Congress? I will be happy to help you. +49 81 58 92 29-308
Maximilian Opalewski

Maximilian Opalewski

NürnbergMesse GmbH

Do you have general or organizational questions about the BIOFACH Congress? I will be happy to help you. +49 9 11 86 06 88 55