The Natural Food Show 2013 prepares for a record turnout this weekend!
Now only days away, visitors to this year’s Natural Food Show at Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show at London’s Olympia this weekend (Sunday and Monday, 7-8 April), will enjoy an increased opportunity to expand their natural and organic ranges, with 600 exhibiting companies from 35 different countries now confirmed.
With visitor pre-registration figures now over 25% ahead of this time last year, the two day trade event is poised to connect more than 8,000 health, food and beauty buyers – including representatives from major supermarkets and multiples, specialist suppliers, international wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, leading contract caterers, salons and spas, plus hundreds of independent retail outlets – with the latest new products from some of the most innovative natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, and eco-friendly brands in the world.
This year’s show highlights include first time appearances in the Natural Food Kitchen by celebrated French chef Raymond Blanc, TV nutritionists Amanda Hamilton and Vicki Edgson, and gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha Corrett (who co-wrote the popular ‘Honestly Healthy’ alkaline cookbook with the aforementioned Edgson). The full programme, including session details and timings, is available online at www.naturalproducts.co.uk/the-natural-food-show/visiting/show-features/natural-food-kitchen.
ThenewNatural Products Live!seminar programmeincludes sessions by Craig Sams (co-founder of Green & Black’s), Patrick Holford, Dr Marilyn Glenville, and Paul Moore (chair of the Organic Trade Board). Session details and timings are available online at www.naturalproducts.co.uk/natural-products-live.
The Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre (sponsored by Kinetic Natural Products Distributor) features a headline Keynote by Horst Rechelbacher (founder of Aveda & Intelligent Nutrients), whilst Amarjit Sahota will be presenting key findings from Organic Monitor's brand new report on the UK market for natural and organic personal care products, which is said to have grown by 5.5% to £202 million in 2012. Session details and timings are available online at www.naturalproducts.co.uk/natural-beauty-theatre.
Another show feature that has already generated a wealth of visitor interest is the New Product Showcase, which currently includes over 270 entries – up 30% on last year’s total. With many launches timed specifically to coincide with the event, attending buyers can enjoy an exclusive preview of new product developments – across the VMS, natural beauty & spa, natural living & home, food, organic food, drink, and special diet categories – before they reach their competitor's shelves.
Always a popular destination, visitors to the showcase on Sunday 7 April will also be able to vote for their favourite new products, which will be announced later that night at the prestigious Natural & Organic Awards (hosted by Natural Products magazine, in association with the Soil Association).
For 2013, Canada, Argentina, the Philippines, and Malaysia will be hosting new international pavilions (joining Italy, Organics Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, and France, who’ll be hosting beauty and food pavilions). There’s also a new Raw Food Village; an Organic Beauty Parlour hosted by the Soil Association; and a Retailer Networking Zone, where the Health Food Institute, National Association of Health Stores and the CHC will be hosting drop-in sessions.
Returning pavilions in the Natural Food Show section of the event, include the Soil Association Organic Marketplace, the Organic Trade Board Pavilion, Vegan Society Pavilion, and South West Food & Drink pavilion.
The full 2013 Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibitor list is available to search and view online at:http://onlineexhibitormanual.com/NOPE13/exhi/exhibitorlist.aspx.
The event’s organiser Diversified Business Communications UK have recently launched a brand new Natural & Organic Products Europe 2013 show app, which has been designed to provide attendees with everything they need before, during and after their visit; including a map to the venue, exhibitor details, a floor plan and seminar listings. The app is available to download from the home page of the show’s website at www.naturalproducts.co.uk or direct: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/adorecms-webapps/divbuscomms-app-472001/index.html#home.
Natural & Organic Products Europe, taking place on 7–8 April 2013 at Olympia London, includes four show sections: Natural Living, Health & Nutrition, Natural Beauty & Spa and The Natural Food Show. The event is free to attend for pre-registered trade visitors and relevant press representatives only.
For more information and to register, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk and quote priority code NPE1328 (http://www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/NPE.aspx?AffiliateCode=NPE1328). Free trade registration closes at midnight on Saturday 6 April, after which a £20 door charge will apply.
Media enquiries & press pass requests to:
Emma-Louise Jones, PR Manager
Editorial representatives of relevant trade and consumer media (including freelancers) are invited to apply for press passes to Natural & Organic Products Europe 2013 via email to email@example.com (please note, additional details may be requested to verify journalistic activity and all press passes are issued at the management’s discretion). Press passes are not guaranteed to be issued onsite, so please apply before 5pm on Saturday 6 April.
t: +44 (0)1273 645134 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibitor enquiries to:
Carol Dunning, Event Manager
t: 44 (0)1273 645125
Natural & Organic Products Europe is the UK's biggest trade show for the natural products, health food and organic sectors. In 2012, its 16th edition attracted over 7,352 attendees from 78 countries.
VISITOR INFORMATION: TRADE only
Location: The Grand Hall Olympia, Kensington, London W14 8UX, UK
Opening hours: Sunday 7 April, 9.30–17.30 & Monday 8 April, 9.30–17.00
Diversified Business Communications UK (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton. Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Natural & Organic Products Europe; Natural Products Scandinavia; Nordic Organic Food Fair (new for 2013); lunch!; Casual Dining (new for 2014); office*; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; SITS Europe (new for 2013); Natural Products magazine; and the Natural Beauty Yearbook.