Press Invite - The Natural Food Show at Natural & Organic Products Europe

The UK’s biggest trade show for natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, artisan, vegan, vegetarian, and healthy living brands opens at London ExCeL on 17-18 April

What: Natural & Organic Products Europe 
Where: ExCeL London
When: Sunday 17 April and Monday 18 April 2016

Celebrating its 20th anniversary edition this year, Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show will feature an unprecedented 650 exhibiting companies from around the world. 

Over 10,000 attendees are expected to visit, including buyers from Whole Foods Market, Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Infinity Foods, Planet Organic, Holland & Barrett, Harrods, Costco, Iceland Foods, The Health Store, TK Maxx, Marks & Spencer, Abel & Cole, Pret A Manger, EAT, Virgin Trains, Ibis Styles, The Savoy, Hilton Worldwide, BaxterStorey, Sodexo, Compass Group, Elior UK, Pizza Hut Restaurants, Restaurant Associates, Spirit Pub Company, and Metropolitan Pub Group.

The show presents a unique opportunity for writers/editors to source the best new products for their readers and keep-up-to-date with all the latest natural and organic trends.

To apply for a free press pass, please email your details to ejones@divcom.co.uk before 6pm on Saturday 16 April* (please include your full name, job title, and company, plus several links to relevant by-lined articles if you are a freelancer).

New product highlights
Find out more about the new brands launching at this year’s event:

Food & Drink: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/natural-food-show-previews-its-exhibitor-show-highlights-for-2016   
Health & Nutrition: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/natural-organic-products-europe-exhibitor-show-highlights-2016   
Beauty & Spa: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/new-beauty-innovations-natural-organic-products-europe-2016

Exhibitor list: www.naturalproducts.co.uk/exhibitor-list

Free seminars & award presentations
The 2016 speaker line-up includes Deborah Meaden; Patrick Holford; Dr Marilyn Glenville; Amena Warner from Allergy UK; organic pioneer Craig Sams; exclusive presentations by Soil Association Certification; plus live demos from top chefs Francesco Mazzei and Robert Ortis, Masterchef finalist Angela Langford and nutritionist Dale Pinnock.

Highlights also include a live pitching session featuring senior buyers from Holland & Barrett, and the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016 presented by Deborah Meaden (from 8.30am on Monday, open to exhibitors and press only).

Contact:
Emma-Louise Jones
Head of PR
ejones@divcom.co.uk
+44 (0)1273 645134

* Please note: Press passes are not guaranteed on the day, so all press need to be registered in advance.  Additional details may be requested to verify journalistic activity and all press passes are issued at the management’s discretion. Marketing/advertising, sales, PR representatives, publishers, and other non-editorial professionals of media organisations are NOT eligible for press passes.  Film crews will not be admitted into the event without prior authorisation from the organiser.

Notes:

High resolution images are available upon request.

Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, and Nailsworth.  Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Natural & Organic Products Europe; Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair in Malmö, Sweden; camexpo; Natural Products News; Natural Beauty News; Natural & Organic Awards; Casual Dining; Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards; lunch!; Commercial Kitchen (new for 2016); office*; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; Accountex; British Tourism & Travel Show; Geo Business; Capturing Reality; Ocean Business; MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference; Euro Bus Expo; Coach & Bus Live; Route One; Coach Monthly; The Route One Operator Excellence Awards; and National Coach Tourism Awards.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.

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, digital and print 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 850 staff, across eight divisions in seven countries.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.

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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) www.casualdiningshow.co.uk • British Tourism & Travel Show - Best of Britain & ireland (16-17 March 2016, NEC, Birmingham) www.tourismshow.co.uk • Ocean Business, Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers (April 2017, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) www.oceanbusiness.com • Natural & Organic Products Europe (17-18 April 2016, ExCeL, London) www.naturalproducts.co.uk • Geo Business (24-25 May 2016, Business Design Centre, London) www.geobusinessshow.com • SITS - The IT Service Management Show (8-9 June 2016, Olympia, London) www.servicedeskshow.com • MARELEC International Marine Electromagnetics conference www.marelec.co.uk • lunch! (24-25 September 2015, Business Design Centre, London) www.lunchshow.co.uk • camexpo (26-27 September 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) www.camexpo.co.uk • Coach & Bus Live (30 September - 1 October, 2015, NEC, Birmingham) www.coachandbuslive.com/ • office* (13-14 October 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) www.officeshow.co.uk • Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair (1-2 November 2015, MalmöMassan, Sweden) www.naturalproductsscandinavia.com & www.nordicorganicexpo.com • Euro Bus Expo (1-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham) www.eurobusxpo.com • Natural Products is Britain’s leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry (www.naturalproductsonline.co.uk) • The Natural Beauty Yearbook is the UK’s only dedicated trade guide to the natural and organic beauty and personal care market (www.naturalbeautyyearbook.co.uk) • Ocean Buzz is the weekly ocean technology eNewsletter providing the latest news and information from the industry (www.oceanbuzz.co.uk) • ServiceDesk360.com is a news, comment and discussion site dedicated to connecting, informing and learning within the ITSM community (www.servicedesk360.com) • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine (www.route-one.net) • Coach Monthly is the leading magazine for the coach tourism community, read by coach operators, tour planners and industry professionals (www.route-one.net) • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine (www.route-one.net) 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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“Natural & Organic Products Europe is great for us because it brings suppliers from all over the world to our doorstep, and gives us a chance to see, touch and taste the latest innovative new products which could help our customers live healthier lives.
Lysa Hardy, chief commercial officer at Holland & Barrett
“Natural & Organic Products Europe is the perfect show for Ocado. Each year the show gets better, with the new brands we meet. It is a great place to look for new and up and coming brands, which our customers love. The best thing about the show is the amount of choice that is available.
Melissa Broomes, senior buying manager – health, beauty & baby at Ocado
“For over 10 years pod food has kept abreast of the latest trends in health and nutrition translating them into fresh, delicious daily recipes-to-go. Visiting the UK’s biggest showcase for natural and organic food and drink makes it into the diary each year, as it’s a great opportunity to delve into a smorgasbord of exciting new foodie discoveries and meet the masters and makers face to face.
Meg Ellis, commercial director of pod