BioFach China: more successful than ever
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The international organic sector met again at the Intex Exhibition Centre in Shanghai from 22–24 May 2014. The eighth edition of BioFach China was the most successful so far: This year 16,755 visitors (2013: 16,235) from all over the world sourced information from 345 exhibitors (2013: 261). This is an impressive 32% more exhibitors than last year. The net space grew from 3,915 (2013) to 4,212 m². With exhibiting companies from Austria, Chile, Taiwan, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa and Spain, the fair was more international than ever in terms of exhibitors.
The Symposium of Chinese Organic Certification and Trading celebrated its premiere at this year’s fair and attracted great interest. Here traders who import organic products to China or export Chinese organic products received individual help and tips on establishing and cultivating trading relationships. The presentation of the results of the study World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics & Emerging Trends 2014 conducted in China by FiBL and IFOAM was also well attended. The International Organic Food Market and Development Conference offered added value presentations for players from the international organic sector and delighted the many participants. 25 international experts from research, media and organic agriculture spoke on current organic topics to an audience of 300 and shared their visions of the future for spreading organic agriculture in China and worldwide.
A varied supporting programme was another essential highlight in addition to the congress and symposium. For example, visitors could taste delicious organic food in the Organic Kitchen and see for themselves the high quality of the products exhibited. Visitors also enjoyed the Selection of the Best Organic Tea of the Year.
Due to the positive development and the associated increased demand for space, BioFach China will move to a new venue in Shanghai. In 2015 it takes place for the first time at the Shanghai World Expo & Convention Center (SWEECC) – from 28–30 May 2015. More information is available here.
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