In 2020, NATEXPO earned plaudits by going ahead with its event in Lyon.
With the benefit of this successful show, attended by 7,965 trade visitors, the organisers are looking towards the next show, scheduled for 24, 25 and 26 October 2021, with the clear intention of holding it, as they did in 2020, in the best conditions for all participants.
In fact, NATEXPO is the only organic product physical event of this scale scheduled in 2021. Furthermore, it will be taking up quarters for the first time in Villepinte’s Hall 6, one of the largest in the exhibition centre. This long-standing trade show can rely on the loyalty of its exhibitors and its force of attraction towards new ones. With nine months to go before it opens, 750 French and international exhibitors are already raring to go, along them 150 newcomers. These figures offer evidence that organic sector professionals from every horizon are keenly anticipating this exceptional meeting so as to meet up physically and develop their business in a convivial atmosphere conducive to business relations. As the only trade show to represent the entire organic sector, NATEXPO this year expects to welcome a record number of 1,300 exhibitors.
NATEXPO plays a major role in supporting the growth of the organic sector all over the world, specifically by enabling professionals to come together face-to-face during an unprecedented period. This 2021 is even more keenly awaited since the growth of the organic sector has accelerated during the public health crisis. According to the French national observatory for organic farming, organic food products gained an additional 8% of consumers during the lockdown in spring 2020.
The crisis has had a major impact on consumer expectations, which have become more demanding by focusing on eco-products and corporate responsibility across all product categories; food, textiles, cosmetics, personal hygiene, cleaning products, etc. This has prompted NATEXPO to introduce a new sector in 2021 dedicated to this trend in eco-products and eco-services.
This edition will also feature the launch of a new sector, “The Big Splash”, which aims to support small companies which previously benefited from the specific offering of the Organic Incubator, this time with an intermediate-sized stand.