14 - 17 February 2018 // Nuremberg, Germany

Press releases about BIOFACH

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.
From 15 to 18 February 2017, 2,785 exhibitors from 88 countries will be gathering together for BIOFACH, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care. 70 per cent of the exhibitors will be from outside Germany, and 259 will be from the natural cosmetics sector and appearing at VIVANESS. In eight halls spanning a net area of 47,543 m2, visitors to BIOFACH and VIVANESS, of which over 48,000 are expected, will be treated to a comprehensive range of products that covers every segment of the organic industry. The congresses will be focusing on diversity and responsibility, while Germany will be presenting itself for the 28th edition of country of the year with the motto “Building an organic future”. The trends being concentrated on at BIOFACH are convenience, speciality foods, the exotic taste of coconut, superfoods, free-from products and regionality. Seaweeds will also feature heavily. Two of the numerous trends at VIVANESS include multifunctionality and vegan cosmetics.
January 2017
Numerous newcomers will once again be showcasing products and innovative concepts at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, which both take place from 15 to 18.02.2017. Over 2,500 exhibitors altogether are expected at the next edition of the exhibition duo. Of this total, 21 German companies will be appearing together at a pavilion called “German Newcomers”, which is being supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The main trends currently dominating product development at young organic companies are veganism, health and eco-friendly packaging. The latest generation of entrepreneurs are also making a very concerted effort to exploit the benefits of digital networking. They communicate their innovative ideas via the Internet and social media extremely quickly, rapidly guaranteeing themselves attention from more and more customers in the process.
December 2016
Please step this way from 15th – 18th February 2017 at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg to experience organic delights, diversity and know-how. These are the dates when the international leading trade fair for organic foods will be inviting you to its next event. More than 48,000 specialist purchasers will experience and discover what the international organic market has to offer over four trade fair days. More than 2,500 exhibitors are expected – over 200 of these at the VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural cosmetics which takes places every year in parallel to the BIOFACH. Plenty of inspiration for trade, external catering and gastronomy is to be provided by the Worlds of Experience OLIVE OIL, VEGAN and WINE. They are included in the theme cluster Experience & Discover (Erleben & Entdecken). In 2017, cook+talk will become part of this concept and will be renamed the GASTRONOMY World of Experience. Interested parties can call up the entire program online in the Event Planner under www.biofach.de/programme.
December 2016
When the international organic industry meets in Nuremberg for the 2017 editions of BIOFACH and VIVANESS, it will be treated to a special highlight: Germany and its domestic organic sector will be presenting themselves as the country of the year at the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food from 15 to 18.02.2017. Visitors have been invited from all over the world to come and gain an insight into the diversity of the German organic sector. Companies, many of which will be organic pioneers, will be showcasing their attributes to exhibitors and visitors as potential professional partners in the areas of innovation and responsibility. Associations and institutions, including a number owned by the federal or state governments, will be doing this as well. Innovation and responsibility are key driving forces being used by organic enterprises in Germany to create a more sustainable future – and the organic sector understands that they are crucial to realizing its motto of “Building an organic future” too.
November 2016
The organic sector presents itself in Nuremberg in its full diversity once per year at the international leading trade fair for organic foods, the BIOFACH. The over 2,500 exhibitors of the trade fair duo BIOFACH and VIVANESS, International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, portray the comprehensive range of offers on the market. The next fair will be held from 15th – 18th February 2017. Because an increasing number of people around the world are turning to vegetarian or vegan diets, a major trend towards such products can be determined in trade and gastronomy. Interested specialist visitors to the international leading trade fair – 48,000 such people travelled to Nuremberg last year – will be able to experience and discover the special range of products, amongst other things at the VEGAN World of Experience. The trade fair promises inspiring product presentations and cooking shows as well as a top-quality, well-founded specialist program. The special area is designed and implemented by the BIOFACH together with the Vegetarierbund Deutschland (German Vegetarian Society) (VEBU). In total, over 900 exhibitors presented themselves with a vegan range of offers at the BIOFACH 2016.