NATEXPO 2021 has drawn to a close, with excellent results to match an outstanding edition. Coming in the wake of an unprecedented period for business and society, the event allowed organic market players to meet up again physically in the largest hall of the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, booked for the purpose: Hall 6. More than 15,500 visitors made the journey from all over France and from many countries across the world to discover all the latest developments in the organic sector over the space of three days, from 24 to 26 October. On an exhibition area spanning 35,000 sqm, 1,200 stands and pavilions representing 2,500 exhibitors and brands – among them many start-ups – came together to present their activities and innovations to the sector’s buyers and decisionmakers. More than 150 talks and workshops were also held to decipher the new trends of a market which is resolutely in step with consumer expectations, and which is set to reach 20 billion euros in sales in France by 2027 according to Maison de la Bio (excluding textiles).
Patricia Berthomier-Massip, CEO of SPAS Organisation, the organisers of NATEXPO, comments: “We are proud to have persevered and gone ahead with holding this show which marks the grand reunion of organic market stakeholders following the Covid crisis. We are delighted to observe the enthusiasm of exhibitors and visitors who have taken real pleasure from coming together again face-to-face to exchange and build constructive ties. These meetings are essential to fulfil consumers’ expectations with regard to organic products, in all market segments. Conviviality is one of the watchwords of this edition which will enable professionals to continue to develop their business in a sector with extremely high growth potential. We are already looking forward to seeing everyone again at our next show, in September in Lyon!”