Biofach China: Fair and conference - two successful events
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The 262 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions attracted 16,787 visitors at 12th edition of Biofach China. There was a special focus on New Zealand, which impressed the organic sector as “Country of the Year”. Also the “Innovative Product Launch Zone” and “New Product Display Area”, were also very popular. The accompanying International Organic Food Market and Development Conference, which focused on China’s role in the worldwide organic market and developments in the global organic market, represented one of the highlights of the events.
Special focus on New Zealand
Following the premiere with Denmark last year, BIOFACH CHINA 2018 featured another “Country of the Year”. This time it was the island nation of New Zealand that impressed the professional community. Featuring six New Zealand organic companies, the New Zealand Pavilion organised by the Organic Exporters Association and the team from the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (GNZCC) was one of the crowd-pullers at the event. Regular kapa haka performances of Māori songs and dances around the pavilion gave all attendees impressive insights into the traditional performing arts of New Zealand’s indigenous population.
Highly topical congress agenda and diverse supporting programme
The presentations and discussion panels at the accompanying International Organic Food Market and Development Conference were consistently well-attended. International and local experts from government, certification bodies, research institutes, trade journals and organic farming offered congress participants a high-calibre programme on current issues affecting the organic sector. Within this year’s two main congress streams the audience heard from professionals about China’s role in the worldwide organic market and developments in the global organic market. In addition, the supporting programme offered other attractive places to visit like the “Organic Tea Competition” or “Organic Club” with its interactive cooking shows, demonstrations and presentations.
The 13th round of BIOFACH CHINA will take place from 16–18 May 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo & Convention Center (SWEECC).