New Nordic Organic Food Fair to co-locate with Natural Products Scandinavia

Diversified Business Communications UK, event organiser of Natural Products Scandinavia, has announced the launch of a major new international trade show for the Nordic organic food industry.  The Nordic Organic Food Fair will take place alongside the second edition of Natural Products Scandinavia at Malmö Mässan in Malmö, Sweden, on 20-21 October 2013.

The latest addition to Diversified UK’s growing trade show portfolio, the Nordic Organic Food Fair comes as a direct response to feedback received from visitors and exhibitors following the highly successful launch of Natural Products Scandinavia last October, which attracted 2,009 attendees from over 60 different countries.

Aided by years of supportive government policies towards organic practices, the majority of Nordic consumers already have a strong affinity with provenance and sustainability, and are well-informed of the health-related benefits of natural and organic products.  The region’s organic food and drink market alone is estimated to be worth about EUR 2 billion (in 2011), according to leading organic data house Organic Monitor; with organic food accounting for more than 5% of all food bought in Denmark and Sweden (compared to 2% in the UK), whilst Norway boasts the highest per capita consumption of organic food.

“The enthusiastic reception for the launch of Natural Products Scandinavia last year proved that there was a substantial demand within the Nordic region for an event that reflected its strong commitment to both natural health and organic food production,” says Zoe Jackson-Cooper, event manager of the Nordic Organic Food Fair.

Forming two distinctly separate, yet co-located, trade events, Natural Products Scandinavia and the newly launched Nordic Organic Food Fair will bolstered by the large crossover in buyers, who serve both the natural health and organic food markets.

“The natural synergy between the two events will ensure there are expanded business opportunities for all attendees,” adds Jackson-Cooper, “with many buyers welcoming the opportunity to enjoy a choice of products from around 300 exhibitors, compared to 170 in 2012.”

She continues:  “Nordic Organic Food Fair exhibitors will benefit from the specialist retailers, wholesalers, health food stores, importers and supermarkets that Natural Products Scandinavia already attracts.  Plus – given the Scandinavian’s growing trend of using organic produce within their cuisine – we expect to see a significant increase in the number of buyers, specifiers and foodservice professionals looking to source thousands of products from over 100 certified organic food and drink exhibitors.”

The announcement has already received widespread industry support from leading organic organisations and suppliers, including KRAV Ekonomisk förening in Sweden, Organic Denmark, Organic Food Finland, and the UK’s Soil Association.

“The Nordic Organic Food Fair will serve as an important platform for the industry to meet, share ideas and promote our organic produce to the world.  Malmö is the perfect location for a truly pan-Nordic trade event, which appeals to both Nordic and international buyers,” says Johan Cejie from Krav, Sweden’s leading organic certification organisation.

“We’re delighted to be supporting the new Nordic Organic Food Fair in 2013,” agrees the Soil Association Certification’s trade relations manager Lee Holdstock.  “The Scandinavian markets remain in growth and presents a significant export opportunity for UK businesses looking to expand into new territories, especially those also attracted by proximity and parallel legislation.”

With over eight months to go before the opening day, Nordic Organic Food Fair has already attracted a host of key organic food and drink exhibitors, including à la eco and Malmo Chokladfabrik from Sweden; Clearspring and the Soil Association from the UK; and Frescolat SRL and Consorzio Marche Biologiche Societa Cooperativa from Italy.  The show also boasts a strong German contingent, which includes Demeter e.V (who will be hosting a new show pavilion), Demeter Felderzeugnisse GmbH (Natural Cool), Holle baby food GmbH, Tilouche Food, Spielberger, Bio-Obst Augustin, Rose Bio Manufaktur and TOPAS Klaus Gaiser GmbH.

“Consumers all over Scandinavia are longing for a larger variety of organic products in their local stores, and the Nordic Organic Food Fair in Malmö will be the marketplace offering these products to the trade.  We wouldn’t miss it!” says Peter Kirwel from TOPAS Klaus Gaiser GmbH, who showcased its vegan, meat-free alternative Wheaty brand at last year’s Natural Products Scandinavia.

The Nordic Organic Food Fair is organised by Diversified Business Communications UK, who have a growing portfolio of successful events in the food sector, including The Natural Food Show, lunch!, and (new for 2014) Casual Dining in the UK.  In addition to a central exhibition, the event will feature a dedicated Keynote Theatre on the show floor, hosting sessions from leading industry experts on the latest organic food market trends and developments.

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Media enquiries to:
Emma-Louise Jones, PR Manager
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Exhibitor enquiries to:
Zoe Jackson-Cooper, Event Manager

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Scandinavia office:
Lars Larsson, Project Manager

Nordenskiöldsgatan 13, S – 211 19 Malmö, Sweden
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Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton. In addition to Natural Products Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair, Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Natural & Organic Products Europe; lunch!; Casual Dining; camexpo; office*; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; SITS Europe (Germany); Natural Products magazine; and the Natural Beauty Yearbook.

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Business Communications, a leading international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibition, conferences, publications and websites.


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Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth, Glos. Its brand portfolio includes: • Casual Dining (24-25 February 2016, Business Design Centre, London) • British Tourism & Travel Show - Best of Britain & ireland (16-17 March 2016, NEC, Birmingham) • Ocean Business, Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers (April 2017, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) • Natural & Organic Products Europe (17-18 April 2016, ExCeL, London) • Geo Business (24-25 May 2016, Business Design Centre, London) • SITS - The IT Service Management Show (8-9 June 2016, Olympia, London) • MARELEC International Marine Electromagnetics conference • lunch! (24-25 September 2015, Business Design Centre, London) • camexpo (26-27 September 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) • Coach & Bus Live (30 September - 1 October, 2015, NEC, Birmingham) • office* (13-14 October 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) • Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair (1-2 November 2015, MalmöMassan, Sweden) & • Euro Bus Expo (1-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham) • Natural Products is Britain’s leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry ( • The Natural Beauty Yearbook is the UK’s only dedicated trade guide to the natural and organic beauty and personal care market ( • Ocean Buzz is the weekly ocean technology eNewsletter providing the latest news and information from the industry ( • is a news, comment and discussion site dedicated to connecting, informing and learning within the ITSM community ( • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine ( • Coach Monthly is the leading magazine for the coach tourism community, read by coach operators, tour planners and industry professionals ( • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine ( Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 800 staff, with divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.




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