Nordic Organic Food Fair Announces First New Speakers For 2016
With visitor registration now open for 2016, the Nordic Organic Food Fair, the Nordic region’s biggest trade show for organic food and drink, has confirmed some of the big-name speakers set to attend MalmöMässan, in Sweden, from 16 to 17 November.
Marie Söderqvist, CEO of Livsmedelsföretagen (the Swedish Food Federation), raw-chef Viktor Ingmarsson, and Mimi Eriksson Dekker and Eva Fröman, founders of EkoMatCentrum (and winners of the 2015 Organic Lifetime Achievement Award from the Natural & Organic Awards Scandinavia), are among the first speakers to be announced.
Söderqvist, known for being a columnist with Swedish newspapers Expressen and Svenska Dagbladet and for her panel appearances on Swedish TV4 news, is the former MD of research company United Minds.
Sustainability is certain to be a key discussion point in her session, ‘The Organic Revolution’, at the show, where she will outline the importance, relevance and influence that organic production has in the food sector.
Other hot topics on the popular 'Organic Theatre' programme include food-waste reduction initiatives, the benefits of urban agriculture, the rise of organic food consumption in schools, and a how-to guide for the organic conversion of public kitchens.
As in previous years, leading industry commentators and retailers will also be sharing their insights and analysis of the latest organic market trends and reports.
“According to our latest figures, taken from reports from Organic Denmark, KRAV, Finland’s Pro Luomi and Oikos – Organic Norway, the combined Nordic market for organic food is now worth over €4 billion, and it’s only going in one direction – up,” says Nordic Organic Food Fair’s event director, Anne Seeberg.
“Organic food and beverage sales in Sweden and Denmark alone, home to 67% of the show’s visitors, have both reported significant increases over the last five years. So, it’s no wonder that the Nordic Organic Food Fair has grown in size again – by 10% for 2016 – to accommodate the demand to exhibit."
Visitors to the 2016 show, which is co-located with Natural Products Scandinavia, will benefit from this floorplan expansion. With exhibitor numbers now totalling a record 375 suppliers, there will be more certified organic products on offer than at any previous show. Visitor numbers are also expected to be up to over 4,500 attendees (compared to last year’s 3,930).
Returning show features include pavilions from KRAV, Organic Denmark, AMA – Bio From Austria, Soil Association, and Demeter Italy, with new additions soon to be announced.
For more information and to register, please visit www.nordicorganicexpo.com and quote priority code NFUK115 (direct link: https://registration.n200.com/survey/2owh6szsp5ab6?actioncode=NFUK115).
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