Due to the success of last year’s show, the 9th BIOFACH CHINA, gateway to the huge Chinese market, will be held from May 28 to 30, 2015 at the new venue, the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre (SWEECC), located in the heart of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo site.
The main international organic fair in Asia BIOFACH CHINA expects 360 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors, a considerably increase from the 345 exhibitors and 16,755 attendees recorded last year.
A Taiwanese pavilion and a Danish pavilion significantly larger than the Scandinavian country’s last pavilion will be present this time.
Making its debut on the second day of the event is the ‘Online Organic Food Retailer Sourcing Summit, which includes a panel discussion and a matchmaking activity.
Project director Helen Lin is pleased about the move to the SWEECC. She said in a statement earlier this year: “We are expecting the space required for BIOFACH CHINA to increase by up to 20 per cent, which would see it cover 12,000 square metres.
“BIOFACH CHINA is already one of the most important organic trade fairs in Asia and provides the perfect business platform for Asian and also European companies. Anyone looking to secure a foothold in the Chinese organic market will be able to acquire important contacts here, and the demand for organic products from Europe remains strong.”
China is the second largest consumer market in the world and the largest grocery market. China accounts for about 20% of all U.S. agricultural exports. For 2015, sales in the Chinese organic market are estimated at US$7.8 billion dollars as Chinese consumers place greater importance to healthy and safe foodstuffs and would like to know the origin of their food and consumable products.
The consumption of organic food has accounted for 1.01% of the whole consumption of food since 2012, up by 0.65% compared with 0.36% in 2007.
Since 2007, BIOFACH CHINA has developed into the most influential organic trade fair in China. Under the patronage of IFOAM, it is the only trade fair in China which specially focused on certified organic products.
Products expected to be displayed include fresh and frozen food; grocery, cooking and baking products, snack foods and confectionery, beverages, cosmetics and personal care, including at the new Nature Zone, and technology and equipment.
The BIOFACH CHINA Congress for 2015 will be the Conference on International Organic Food Market and Development, organised by the China Organic Food Certification Center (COFCC) and NürnbergMesse China.
Organized by NürnbergMesse and China Green Food Development Center, BIOFACH CHINA is one of the sister fairs of BIOFACH, the world’s largest organic trade fair hosted each year in Nuremberg, Germany.
For further information, look up: www.biofach-china.com