India’s Only International Trade Fair on Organic Products will open its doors on 9th November 2017!
The ninth edition of BIOFACH INDIA together with INDIA ORGANIC, the only organic platform in India to connect and network with your target audience is scheduled to be held from 9th-11th November 2017 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.
For the first time this year, the event will be held concurrently with the Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International which is held once in every three years in a different country. It is the leading event for the development of the organic sector worldwide. It is a mega conference where a large number of organic industry stakeholders from all corners of the world congregate to share expertise, latest innovations, best practices and discoveries about organic agriculture and discuss solutions to impediments faced by the organic sector at large.
The Government of India through its Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is co-organizer of the Organic World Congress. The Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi has been constantly stressing on according due priority to the organic food sector. He identified Organic Farming as a National Priority and emphasized the need to grow this sector in his maiden speech to the Parliament.
The trade fair along with the Congress will provide a much needed fillip and platform for the promotion and growth of the organic industry in India along with imparting education about the benefits of embracing an organic lifestyle. Anyone and everyone linked in any way to organic must attend, along with the common man who simply wishes to learn more about organic industry or wants to witness the latest organic products in the market.
BIOFACH INDIA together with INDIA ORGANIC will attract participation from many leading organizations such as: Brahm Arpan, MRT Organics, 24 Letter Mantra, Phalada Agro, Just Organik, Radico, Mehrotra Consumer Products, Agronic Food, Sarveshwar Foods, Natureland Organic, Cultivator Natural Products, Samruddhi Organic Farms, Kejriwal Bee care, Terra Greens and many more. Besides food and beverage, the event will witness participation from the natural care and wellness sector, organic textiles sector, certification bodies as well as leading country and state pavilions including Government Boards. The trade fair combined with the Organic World Congress expects a turnout of approximately 10000 visitors over a period of three days.
Business development is a key theme of the trade fair and this gets concentrated at the personalized B2B meetings organized onsite during the event. International buyers from all over the world meet domestic buyers to extend their network and develop new procurement sources.
On the knowledge and education side, an International Conference will be held to deliberate on the current practices / trends / challenges faced by the organic sector with eminent key National and International speakers from relevant industry.
According to a recently published report by TechSci Research ‘India Organic Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017’, the organic food market in India is expected to grow at the CAGR of around 19% during 2012-17. The growth in the market is also being contributed by the foray of several retail giants and online retailers in the Indian organic food market. Over the last few years, several players have started to offer organic food products through online channel.
The organic food market in India is projected to register growth at a CAGR of over 25% during 2015-20. India’s organic food market has potential to grow more than 25 per cent annually to touch $1.36 billion by 2020. The market is growing at 25-30 per cent at present.
More growth is expected in future as the government is increasingly supporting organic farming in the form of subsidies and is also planning to roll out a comprehensive policy in this regard. As per the government data, organic farming is practiced in 12 states in about 4.72 million hectares.
Says Sajid Desai, CEO, NürnbergMesse India,
“With the continuing spurt in health concerns, especially in metropolitan areas, our priorities revolve around boosting organic growth and conveying the importance of practicing a healthy lifestyle through our existing platform. We are pleased to be holding BIOFACH INDIA together with INDIA ORGANIC concurrent to the Organic World Congress. The synergy derived from holding both events at the same venue will not just be beneficial in terms of education towards a healthier way of life but will also be influential in placing India on the world map as a country that traces its origins to an organic and holistic way of living.”
Adds Manoj Kumar Menon, Executive Director, ICCOA,
“Globally as well as in India, ICCOA, with its experience of over 12 years of working across India and working directly with over 60,000 farmers, shares its learnings with the stakeholders that it networks with. It is like a mini-IFOAM in India, and brings these advantages to the annual BIOFACH INDIA together with INDIA ORGANIC trade fair (BIIO). BIIO 2017 will happen in Greater Noida and will collocate with IFOAM’s Organic World Congress. This year’s OWC promises to be more farmer-focused and showcase India’s farmers and their organic diversity. The BIOFACH event will continue to focus on business and connect farmers to organic businesses.”
What: International Trade Fair on Organic Products
Where: India Expo Mart (IEML), Greater Noida, Delhi
When: 9th-11th November, 2017 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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