The Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo is all set to return with its 18th edition to Dubai World Trade Centre from 15th - 17th December. With 92% dependency on imports, the Middle East is one of the world's largest import regions and has a thriving demand for natural and organic products. The expo is the only platform for existing and new organic & natural producers, manufacturers, and suppliers to showcase their products that could meet the high standards and demands of this region. The estimated size of the organic products market in the UAE alone is about 51.2 million U.S. dollars per year, making it one of the rapidly emerging markets in the world.
In 2020, the expo is all set to feature nearly 3500 products of 275 suppliers, with a diverse lineup of confirmed exhibitors from 65 countries in categories - food and beverage, beauty, health, Agriculture, baby products, and private labels. There will be 15 country pavilions, plus specialized pavilions for tea and coffee, wellness and alternate therapies, superfoods, fresh produce, and more. Along with these, witness the largest gathering of suppliers and buyers for bio functional food products, local and international dates, regional fresh produce, functional cosmetics, etc. Finally, watch the live demonstration of organic ingredients come to life in the hands of trained chefs making it an educational extravaganza for all our visitors. Based on the demand from suppliers across the world, the expo has introduced Digital Trade Week, an interactive virtual offshoot of the Organic and Natural Products Expo 2020. The Trade week includes 10 weeks (19th May - 22nd September 2020) of live webinars featuring new product introductions, industry insights, and new opportunities from trade buyers along with individual online meetings, and buyer connections. The Digital Trade week serves as a platform to engage with Middle Eastern buyers online before our exhibitors are in Dubai this December.
Alongside the expo, the three-day conference will stage a series of panel discussions and sessions that include Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate, Change & Environment, and supported by IFOAM Organics International, the expo is a must-attend for all those interested and are a part of the bio-industry.