Natexpo to go ahead as planned
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The 2020 edition of Natexpo, the international trade show for organic professionals, is still going ahead. As scheduled, it will be held in Lyon on 21 and 22 September this year.
To date, nearly 600 exhibitors have confirmed their attendance at this gathering which addresses French and European players on the organic goods market. Natexpo expects a total of 850 exhibitors in September, together with more than 10,000 visitors.
Natexpo wants to act as a springboard for organic market players who will at last be able to meet up and exchange following the long months during which business relations have been quite atypical. To enable the event to take place in the best possible conditions of safety and comfort for exhibitors and visitors, the organisers promise to be taking all the security measures as circumstances require, including the possibility of regulating visitor ingress if necessary.
As a benchmark event in the organic sector, Natexpo represents an opportunity to get up to date on the powerful growth of organic products which have confirmed their appeal among consumers since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Consumers have indeed massively channelled their buying towards organic products during the lockdown period, leading to record-breaking sales today. This situation comes as confirmation that organic products offer a means of fulfilling the expectations of French shoppers.
New trend in organic
All the categories of the organic market will be represented at the Lyon exhibition: food, ingredients and raw materials, health food and dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal hygiene, household and personal products and services, retail and brand services and equipment. An array of talks and special features will also be happening throughout the exhibition, among them the Natexpo Awards which recognise the latest innovations on the market. Discussions and dialogue between professionals will constitute a good way of finding the right answers to new consumer expectations: the reduction of packaging, new packing and filling materials, etc.
Natexpo is organized by Natexbio, the French Federation for the Organic Sector, a member of the IFOAM EU network, and Spas Oragnisation, the largest French organiser of trade shows and consumer events dedicated to organic products, wellness, art de vivre and sustainable development.