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BIOFACH

(14 February 2023 - 17 February 2023 )
Venue: Messe Nurnberg
Location: Germany , Nurnberg

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Covid-19 Update on BIOFACH

BIOFACH 2023 will return to Messe Nuremberg as a live event. It will take place alongside VIVANESS 2023 between 14.02.2023-17.02.2023. The venue for the time being will not feature strict Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the related domestic restrictions in April 2022. This has occurred as a result of the improving pandemic situation, which has also prompted the lifting of Germany's travel limitations.

The Letter of Introduction for BIOFACH

BIOFACH is the annual trade fair that takes place alongside VIVANESS. It is among the leading trade shows for the organic sector. The trade fair attracts more than 50,000 trade participants. The event takes place at Messe Nuremberg in Germany, and it has occurred since 1990. It is among the central platforms for raising brand awareness. It is additionally the main event for professionals seeking to expand their specialist knowledge. Additionally, BIOFACH enables attendees to learn about the newest trends or innovations. The fair is also an ideal location for professionals to network and gain recognition. Furthermore, participants can make important purchases and discuss current challenges.

The Business Audience of BIOFACH

BIOFACH features a diverse and large group of participants. This is due to the trade fair serving as a central meeting and procurement platform. Examples of the industry specialists that attend include:

  • Producers of agricultural products 

  • Agricultural cooperators and processors

  • Importers/exporters

  • Retailers

  • Foodservice providers

  • Institutions such as universities, certification companies and others

  • Manufacturers including F&B, detergent and others

  • Convenience store owners and managers

  • Confectionery specialists, including bakers

  • Packaging specialists

  • Sales specialists

  • Cosmetics specialists, including manufacturers

  • Pet food manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and buyers

  • Media representatives, including social media influencers

  • Publishers

  • Restaurant owners and managers

  • Specialist food store owners and managers

  • Hoteliers

  • Chefs

  • Healthcare professionals such as nutritionists and dieticians

  • Fitness experts

  • Conservation organisations

  • Environmental health specialists

  • Beauty salon owners, managers, and workers

  • Policymakers

  • Diet centre owners and managers

  • Wholesale traders

  • Agricultural managers

  • Buyers

  • Agricultural Inspectors and consultants

  • Veterinary specialists

  • Purchasing agents

  • Food batch makers

  • Organic laundry service providers

  • Agricultural product graders and sorters

  • Distributors

  • Nutritional & Dietary supplement specialists

  • Caterers

Partners of the fair include the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). The leading exhibition feature companies like YOGI TEA GmbH, Smart Organic GmbH, and ProNatura.

Update About Changes for the 2022 Edition

BIOFACH 2022 was held in a hybrid format - a digital platform that complemented the face-to-face exhibition. The leading trends included:

  • Protein-containing food

  • Zero waste

  • Vegetarian and vegan ingredients/products

  • Gluten-/lactose-free products

  • Exotic products

  • Innovative packaging

  • Sustainability

  • Post-pandemic adaptation

"Organic.Climate.Resilience" was the central theme of the BIOFACH Congress. It focused on making food production more resilient and sustainable. The sub-topics that were discussed included:

  • Business target areas to improve to better enterprise resilience
  • Current sector challenges and what the new strategies and guidelines need to include
  • Approaches that will better the resilience business practices
  • The current evolution of eco-friendly packaging and design marketing
  • Means to make the organic farming systems crisis-proof
  • Digital transformation of the organic sector - future strategies
  • Certification during an ongoing pandemic

What to Know About BIOFACH’s Sub-events?

BIOFACH is an international fair that can help in completing several business goals. Attendees can form new partnerships at the fair as well as close important deals. This includes making critical purchases. Furthermore, the fair enables participants to observe the organic sector. This, in turn, will help them determine potential partners and competitors. BIOFACH additionally grants recognition-providing opportunities allowing attendees to raise brand awareness and competitiveness. At BIOFACH, participants can also expand their specialist knowledge. This includes learning about the latest challenges, innovations, or trends. Attendees can also aid in creating the future development of the industry. This is due to the trade fair allowing them to influence the content of new policies. Such opportunities arise from BIOFACH allowing them to network with policymakers.

BIOFACH has a diverse event schedule that enables attendees to complete business goals. The leading sub-events include:

  • the exhibition

  • the BIOFACH Congress

  • the six Forums

  • the three Special Shows

  • the Young Innovative Companies Pavilion

  • the Novelty Stand

  • the Best New Products Award

  • the Bulk Food Store Showcase

  • the Generation Future Network Hub

The comprehensive exhibition is among the core sub-events of BIOFACH. It is an exposition that takes place for three days. It allows attendees to discuss the newest industry developments. They also can gain recognition and make vital purchases at the exhibition. It additionally allows them to network and to overview the industry. The exhibition features ten exposition groups. These are further divided into compact product groups. This allows participants to find with ease the wares that interest them. The ten exhibition groups include:

  • Fresh food
  • Frozen food
  • Grocery products - cooking and baking
  • Grocery products - snacks and sweets
  • Grocery products - drinks
  • Other grocery products
  • Non-food
  • Technology and equipment
  • Media, service providers
  • Raw materials and supplies

The BIOFACH Congress is the central meeting and knowledge hub for various professionals. Such include policymakers, leading researchers, main stakeholders, leading manufacturers and others. This is due to the sub-event allowing them to discuss the latest challenges, market developments, trends, controversial content, and laws. They also include the newest research information, potential future topics and others. The congress consists of a variety of session formats. Each session is hosted in German or English and hosted for 45 minutes. The session formats include workshops, fishbowls, discussion, and information. Workshops are group discussions that feature 5-minute impulse topic presentations. Up to three such presentations can be held during the format. The remaining 30 minutes are used to start an intense exchange within the group. The fishbowl format features up to 3 speakers sitting in the middle of the conference room. These speakers then address the rest of the audience. During the format, a specific topic is discussed. It features a guest chair where attendees can sit to present their contributions. The discussion format is where one or more speakers sit in front of the audience. The speakers then present information on a specific topic for up to 30 minutes. Once the last speaker has completed their speech, the audience can begin to discuss the topic. This includes providing potential solutions. The information session format resembles the discussion format in some aspects. It features the speakers sitting in front of the audience. Yet, this type of session limits the exchange to answering comprehension questions.

Six Forums coincide with BIOFACH Congress:

  • BIOFACH Forum

  • Forum Fachhandel

  • Sustainability Forum

  • Politics Forum

  • Science Forum

  • Agriculture Forum

The BIOFACH Forum is the meeting platform for NGOs and policymakers. It is where participants can discuss urgent topics related to the industry. Examples include adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19. During the Forum, participants discuss one central theme and a variety of sub-topics. Such include, for instance, means to make enterprises more resilient. They also include how to improve eco-friendly design and packaging marketing. The Forum Fachhandel is hosted only in the German language. It is the meeting location for organic specialised traders and impulse givers. This is due to the sub-event allowing them to discuss the most pressing questions. Such include rebuilding a collaborative environment. They additionally feature challenges such as improving customer reach and reaching sustainability goals. The Forum Fachhandel allows attendees to engage in dialogues and exchange experiences. This allows them to learn about the latest challenges and to gain recognition. It also allows them to network with other specialists.

The Sustainability Forum is the meeting location for professionals related to sustainability. This includes conservation organisations, environmental health specialists and leading researchers. During the Forum, participants discuss how to improve the sector’s sustainability. This includes questions such as making value chains more resilient and sustainable. Sustainability is also among the leading topics of the Politics Forum. Yet, the Forum also focuses on other pressing issues and subjects. Among them are the ones related to the regulatory aspect of the organic sector. Examples include what must new policies and guidelines change to improve the industry. The Politics Forum is the meeting location for industry operators and state agencies.

The Science Forum is the meeting location for researchers from universities. It is also the central hub for practitioners and consultants from the industry. During the sub-event attendees can engage in dialogues. This allows them to find solutions to agriculture, processing, and commerce issues. They can additionally find solutions to food quality and marketing challenges. An example of such a challenge is adapting research projects to practical conditions. The Agriculture Forum attracts farmers, stakeholders, business owners and leading researchers. The Forum allows attendees to find solutions for urgent issues encountered by farmers. Such include bettering the competitiveness of organic producers. It also includes aiding them during times of crisis such as an ongoing pandemic. Example solutions are new models that improve organic farm production.

The Special Show Experiences are among BIOFACH’s newer yet leading sub-events. They consist of three special showcases:

  • Experience the World of OLIVEOIL

  • Experience the World of VEGAN

  • Experience the World of Wine

Experience the World of OLIVEOIL attracts olive oil manufacturers, traders, and buyers. It allows them to present their wares before visitors like caterers and chefs. The Special Show furthermore enables participants to network while sampling products. It is recommended to sample products that have received the Olive Oil Award. These are the 30 finest products. Experience the World of VEGAN focuses on innovative vegan products. This is due to the sub-event presenting them via dedicated product presentations. Additionally, it features a variety of showcasing cooking shows. This allows exhibitors such as start-ups to gain recognition and new clients/partners. Experience the World of Wine is where attendees can sample wines. At the Special Show, they can also network with winegrowers and retailers. It is furthermore where they can receive expert advice on procuring high-quality wines.

The Young Innovative Companies Pavilion is the main sub-event for start-ups. It allows such attendees to show their novel wares and to network. The event allows 25 German-speaking companies to present themselves to the industry. Start-ups can also present themselves and gain recognition via the Novelty Stand. This is due to the sub-event featuring the Best New Product Award contest. The Award is awarded to the products that have most impressed the participants. It features seven categories:

  • Other Grocery Products

  • Fresh Food

  • Frozen Food

  • Grocery products - Cooking & Baking

  • Grocery products - Snacks & Sweets

  • Drinks

  • Non-food

The Generation Future Network Hub also grants recognition and enables networking. It is the main sub-event for students, young professionals, employers, and jobseekers. It features a job market, a career centre and the Organic Food Industry Research Award. Participants can discover potential job openings and network at the market and centre. The Award lauds theses or dissertations conducted via cooperation with processing companies. The Bulk Food Store Showcase presents packaging, zero waste and unpackaged innovations.

Professionals who can gain a significant advantage from attending BIOFACH include:

  • Producers of agricultural products 

  • Agricultural cooperators and processors

  • Importers/exporters

  • Retailers

  • Foodservice providers

  • Institutions such as universities, certification companies and others

  • Manufacturers including F&B, detergent and others

  • Convenience store owners and managers

  • Confectionery specialists, including bakers

  • Packaging specialists

  • Sales specialists

  • Cosmetics specialists, including manufacturers

  • Pet food manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and buyers

  • Media representatives, including social media influencers

  • Publishers

  • Restaurant owners and managers

  • Specialist food store owners and managers

  • Hoteliers

  • Chefs

  • Healthcare professionals such as nutritionists and dieticians

  • Fitness experts

  • Conservation organisations

  • Environmental health specialists

  • Beauty salon owners, managers, and workers

  • Policymakers

  • Diet centre owners and managers

  • Wholesale traders

  • Agricultural managers

  • Buyers

  • Agricultural Inspectors and consultants

  • Veterinary specialists

  • Purchasing agents

  • Food batch makers

  • Organic laundry service providers

  • Agricultural product graders and sorters

  • Distributors

  • Nutritional & Dietary supplement specialists

  • Caterers

Several sub-events can be beneficial for start-ups. These include:

  • the Bulk Food Store Showcase

  • the Novelty Stand

  • the Young Innovative Companies Pavilion

Travel 2 Fairs Ltd and Nuremberg Accommodation

Several details can determine the outcome of your business trip to BIOFACH. Among them are aspects such as booking suitable hotel accommodation and organising logistics. Ideally, your hotel should be as close to Messe Nuremberg as possible to reduce commuting time. It should also be within your price range yet not compromise on quality. Logistics is additionally important as it can help you in saving travelling time. Often, organising such details can be stressful and time-consuming. This tends to leave scarce time for other tasks like networking with partners. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd can aid you in reducing the amount of time you need, thus allowing you to focus on other business matters. Our company can assist by selecting hotel accommodation based on your specifications. For the task, you can provide us with all details. Our registration process will not take more than a day. Once we have all your details, you can leave the task to us. This applies both to small parties and groups of twenty or more people. We can also help with logistics by providing high-quality airport transfers and rent-a-car.

What not to Overlook When Visiting BIOFACH and Nuremberg

BIOFACH is an annual trade fair that takes place for four days. NuernbergMesse GmbH organises the event at Messe Nuremberg. The event often has two separate event hours. During the first three days, attendees can take part between 9 am and 6 pm. On the final day, they can attend between 9 am and 5 pm.

Messe Nuremberg is one of Nuremberg's most important event venues. It is an exposition centre that is accessible from various parts of the metropolis. This is because the venue is accessible by train, metro, and tram. Taking public transportation to Messe Nuremberg can often save time. By bus, for instance, travellers can get to the venue in 8 minutes from the central train station. Similarly, the exhibition centre is a 20-minute bus commute from the airport.

Nuremberg is one of Germany's leading cities because of its accessibility and impressive railway/highway connections. By bus, for example, travellers can reach Nuremberg in one hour and thirteen minutes from Ausburg. Similarly, they can travel by train from the city to Munich, in an hour and four minutes. Nuremberg has a wide range of dining and lodging options. For example, there are over 300 hotels, guest houses, apartments, and hostels in the city. Restaurants, diners, nightclubs, bars, and brasseries are available throughout the city. This provides various dining options, including vegan or vegetarian meal plans. Visitors should choose city areas such as the Altstadt when staying in Nuremberg.

BIOFACH Audience and Statistic Details

BIOFACH is a trade fair of high importance to the organic sector its related industries. It receives over 50,000 participants from the agriculture, retail, and wholesale sectors. Furthermore, the publishing, educational, and import/export sectors take part. Additionally, the catering, health, beauty, cosmetics, packaging, and sales sectors attend. The hotel, regulatory, dietary, distribution, environmental, veterinary and pet food industries also visit. So do the media and fitness sectors. As before stated, BIOFACH on average receives more than 50,000 participants. For instance, the 2020 edition received 3,792 exhibitors and 47,561 visitors. Likewise, the 2019 edition featured 3,266 exhibitors and 51,488 visitors. Around 140 countries attend the fair including Germany, Italy, Austria, France and Spain. Russia, the USA, Japan, China, Australia, Argentina, India, Brazil, and Ethiopia also attend. Furthermore, attendees represent Uganda, Egypt, Switzerland, Denmark, Bolivia, South Africa and Romania.

What Took Place During BIOFACH’s Previous Editions?

2022 Edition

The 2022 edition of BIOFACH marked the successful restart of the live renditions of the event. It was held alongside VIVANESS 2022 between 26.07.2022 and 29.07.2022 as a one-off Summer Edition. The events received more than 24,000 trade visitors from 137 countries and 2,276 exhibitors from 94 nations. The events were held as hybrid trade fairs - face-to-face events complemented by digital platforms. The face-to-face aspects of the trade fairs were held in Messe Nuremberg, which did not feature Covid-19 safety measures. This was due to the country removing its domestic restrictions during the previous months as a result of the improving pandemic situation.

2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of BIOFACH took place in digital format due to Covid-19. The edition featured 775 sessions. These were distributed between the Congress, roundtable discussions and exhibitors' presentations. A total of 1,442 exhibitors attended alongside 13,800 registered visitors. One-hundred-and-thirty-six countries attended the edition. The session with the highest attendee number was “The German Organic Market: Facts, Figures, Analysis 2021”. It received over 700 attendees.

2020 Edition

The 2020 edition featured 3,792 exhibitors, a total space of 57,609 m2 and more than 47,000 professional buyers. The top five attendance countries:

  • Germany

  • Austria

  • Italy

  • France

  • the Netherlands

2019 Edition

The 2019 edition received over 51,500 visitors and 3,273 exhibitors. The rendition represented 98 countries, including Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Spain. Around 9,500 delegates participated in the BIOFACH Congress.

 
 

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