More than 10,000 professionals attended Natexpo Lyon 2022
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10,177 professionals from the organic sector met from September 18 to 20 at the Natexpo in Lyon. That is 27 per cent more participants than at the previous Lyon edition in 2020.
The 2022 edition of NATEXPO Lyon just closed its door and organizers, as well as participants, look back on a successful event, at a time when organic professionals are facing an uncertain climate. The new format of the show, spread over three days instead of two previously, delivered on its promises and registered healthy attendance figures.
Natexpo Digital was open until September 30, 2022, to create even more interaction. The platform enabled discussions and online exchanges between exhibitors and visitors.
Natexpo is now looking forward to its next edition in Paris from October 22 to 24, 2023, where an array of new developments is already lined up.
All the links in the organic chain represented
Market players from France and abroad, from all backgrounds came to take part in the event: From start-ups and new market entrants to traditional players and brands committed to organic, to major retail brands, everyone made the to discover an all-encompassing view of the latest organic developments.
1,800 exhibitors and brands attended this major event for the sector, resulting in 25 per cent more exhibition space being booked compared with 2020.
At the forefront of new trends
The event enabled members of the organic community to come together and exchange, consolidate their ties and begin new projects. Natexpo created business opportunities by making it easier to meet new partners and discover a sector in motion which must response to new consumer demands, oriented increasingly towards products that are locally sourced, anti-waste and ethical.
At the show, nearly 1,500 business meeting appointments were held over the three days. By taking part in Natexpo Lyon 2022, the sector’s professionals were at the forefront to learn about new trends and rise to new challenges in organic.
“I always really enjoy coming back to Lyon. Of course, the business atmosphere is a bit more uncertain, nevertheless I find the organisation of the exhibition to be very professional, the presentation is very efficient, so hats off to both the federation and the organisers of the show, because I think that’s the way we should be going. And the profession must also step up to thank suppliers for being there, but also to continue to build these very specific bonds that exist in the organic sector,” said Benoit Soury, CEO of So.Bio and Bio C’Bon, and head of the organic and local retail market at Carrefour.