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India’s largest International Trade Fair on Organic Products positions India as an Emerging Leader in the Industry!

  • A new record: BIOFACH INDIA in its 10th edition witnesses a 40% growth surge and sets new benchmarks.
  • Success all across the board: Prominent organic associations: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM), International Competence Centre of Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI), Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI) and Association of India Organic Industry (AIOI) converge to strengthen the Indian organic movement.
  • Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation inaugurates event and unveils a new agricultural policy aimed at boosting export of farm products to International market.
  • NATURAL EXPO INDIA co-located with BIOFACH INDIA enjoys a successful debut with companies putting up an attractive display of natural and wellness products.
  • New opportunities: 50 + international buyers from over 20 countries generate an all time high business of 47 Crores.

Excellent business deals, an outstanding climate for investment, a remarkable number of extremely promising contacts, an even more international character, and a positive spirit for the Indian organic. These were the ingredients that crafted the 10th Anniversary edition of BIOFACH INDIA organized jointly by the NuernbergMesse India and the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). This year’s show brought the highest attendance and participation, which proves that the organic industry in India is resilient and poised for great transformation in the coming years.

BIOFACH INDIA was inaugurated by Honourable Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation who stated “India produces about 600 million tonne of agricultural and horticultural products annually. The new agriculture policy has been unveiled with the vision to double the farmers' incomes and increase the share of agricultural exports from present about $30 billion to over $60 billion by 2022”.

Other eminent dignitaries present at the inauguration included Shri Paban K. Borthakur, Chairman- APEDA, dignitaries from the German Embassy : Dr. Renate Schimkoreit – Minister, Head of Economic & Global Affairs Department, Mr. Michael Kessler - Counsellor for Food and Agriculture and various Government and Industrial stakeholders.

Key Highlights:

  • Trade Fair: BIOFACH INDIA witnessed successful participation by private companies, Govt. Boards, certification bodies and organized pavilions by various states of India. The exhibiting companies displayed a wide variety of attractive products from food and beverage, natural care & wellness and textiles sectors.
  • International Buyer's Delegation: 50 + international buyers from over 18 countries visited the event so as to specifically extend their network and develop new procurement sources. There were a total number of 170 business appointments concluded and fulfilling networking goals achieved over three days and the total value of business generated was approximately INR. 47 crores at an all-time high.
  • High quality Conference Program: Knowledge Sessions, in addition to business and networking, score high among 2018 delegates’ event experience. The technical sessions deliberated on the current practices/trends/challenges faced by the organic sector with eminent key national and international speakers from the organic industry.
  • Organic Farmers Conference organized by OFAI on the first day of the show enthralled the audience with success stories of farmers practicing organic farming all across India.
  • State Pavilions : Organized pavilions from several states of India showcased a wide variety of products. Major highlight at the event were the products from North-Eastern states which is gaining momentum as the hub of Indian organic farm products.
  • Farmer’s Market : themed “Organic for my plate and palate”

India exported 458 thousand tonnes of organic products worth $515 million in 2017-18, from $370 million in 2016-17– registering a whopping 39% increase from the previous year showing the increasing demand for Indian organic products across the World, say officials from APEDA.

“International buyer's delegation comprising of 50 + buyers from 18 countries, apart from showing interest in Indian organic products were also found engaging in interaction with Indian companies and farmers and exchanging information, resources and knowledge about agricultural practices, commodities being grown, quality of Indian organic products and their availability at BIOFACH India 2018. APEDA is proud to partner and co-organize a truly global event where APEDA hosted international buyers from all over the world” said Mr. Paban K Borthakur, Chairman, APEDA

“For over 10 years, BIOFACH INDIA has been a leading platform for the organic sector in India. It is a platform to exchange knowledge and connect with experts from across the continent, and around the world. The record-breaking success of BIOFACH INDIA 2018 further reiterates its brand value, credibility and leading position in the Indian organic market.” said Sonia Prashar, Chairperson of the Board and Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India.

BIOFACH World has proven expertise in the area of organic food. The international organic industry meets every year in Nuremberg at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. BIOFACH family of events is represented across the globe in countries like Japan, the United States, South America, China and India, and brings over 3,000 exhibitors and 100,000 trade visitors together year after year.

Save the date for the next edition from November 7 – 9, 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi !

More information at: www.biofach-india.com

Contact for Exhibition:

Ms. Priya Sharma
NuernbergMesse India Pvt. Ltd.
Pvt. Ltd.
Tel.: +91 11 4716 8830
priya.sharma@nm-india.com

Ms. Tanya Bhardwaj
NuernbergMesse India
Tel.: +91 11 4716 8826
tanya.bhardwaj@nm-india.com

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