The BIOFACH and VIVANESS trade show pairing attracted nearly 36,000 trade visitors from 135 countries in what the organiser has called a “strong and confident” return to the events’ traditional February slot.
The co-located events took place over 14-17 February in Nuremberg.
The focus over the four days was on variety, networking and professional interaction, and a highly topical Congress theme of “Organic. Food Sovereignty. True Prices”. New market data revealed at the congress demonstrated how crisis-resistance the organic sector is proving to be, with revenues of €15.3 billion for the German organic market in 2022 (BÖLW) and €125 billion globally in 2021 (IFOAM/FiBL).
Tina Andres, Chair of the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (German Federation of the Organic Food Industry, BÖLW): “We are caught between a paradigm shift and a polycrisis, and we need to provide the right answers now to deal with the crises affecting energy, the climate and biodiversity. Organics offers direct, functional and trailblazing answers to achieve a social and environmental transformation, and thus an agricultural and food industry that is suitable for the coming generations without overstretching the planet’s resources.
With its slogan Paving the Path, BIOFACH is showing the way as the world’s leading trade fair for organic food. It sets the tone and serves as an anchor and a model for the entire sector. Iwe can shape the future differently.”
“We are caught between a paradigm shift and a polycrisis, and we need to provide the right answers now to deal with the crises affecting energy, the climate and biodiversity. Organics offers direct, functional and trailblazing answers”
Petra Wolf, member of the executive board of organiser NürnbergMesse, said: “BIOFACH and VIVANESS are not only back in their February slot but also impressively demonstrated their role as an international sector gathering and a launch pad for the year’s activities during the past four days. The industry players here in Nuremberg showed themselves to be full of strength and strategies for the future. The positive atmosphere that was palpable in the exhibition halls was deeply moving and filled me with joy at a personal level. It is remarkable how rich, inspiring, solution-focused and forward-looking this sector is. Organic is the future!”
All photos: NürnbergMesse