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Europe’s leading organic trade fair Biofach/Vivaness attracted 519 new exhibitors, making a total of 3,792 exhibitors from 110 countries in a display area of 57,609 m². The number of visitors, however, fell by 4,500, no doubt due to fears around the coronavirus. According to NürnbergMesse, there were over 47,000 trade buyers from 136 countries viewing the products, trends and innovations from all over the world in two additional halls. The top five countries by visitor attendance were Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Netherlands.
Petra Wolf, a member of the management board of NürnbergMesse, said, “We are really pleased that Biofach and Vivaness once again brought together more than 47,000 trade visitors in Nuremberg for the annual sector gathering in 2020. That’s only eight percent less than last year, in spite of the hesitation caused by the coronavirus. The chief focus in the exhibition halls was on networking, trade and interaction on topics of interest to the sector. The general atmosphere was highly positive, and the emotional highlight was beyond doubt the extremely impressive Dr Jane Goodall with her keynote.”
Best New Product Awards
Trade visitors voted for their favourites to win the Best New Product Award in seven categories. Käserebellen GmbH was one of the happy winners at BIOFACH with its Organic Volcano Rebell (Fresh food). HANS Brainfood impressed the trade visitors with its “Hemp Bites” in the “Grocery products, snacks and sweets” category. “RETTERGUT organic soups” from Dörrwerk won a Best New Product Award in the “Other grocery products” category.
Next year’s edition will take place on 17-20 February 2021. Almost 95% of this year’s visitors have already blocked these dates out, to be sure of attending again next year.