The regional market for organic and natural beauty products is experiencing major growth.
Already one of the world’s largest import regions, the Middle East has the perfect combination: relatively high disposable incomes and increasing popularity for healthy living. This creates significant opportunities for existing providers and new entrants alike. Overall, the MENA organic market is predicted to reach $5 billion by 2022.
Now in its 15th edition, the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo is the premier showcase for producers and manufacturers, across areas such as organic, non-GMO, gluten and paraben free.
For 2019, the Expo will feature more than 2,500 products and 200 suppliers, with confirmed exhibitors from 50 different countries. There will be 12 country pavilions, plus specialised pavilions for tea and coffee, wellness and alternate therapies, and more. Exhibitors will cover sectors including: food and beverages; healthcare and nutrition; beauty and wellness; living and therapy; environment and climate; fertilisers and feeds; natural and eco-friendly; technology and equipment.
Alongside this, the conference element will stage a varied programme of sessions and presentations. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, and supported by IFOAM Organics International, the Expo has also now become a key forum for policy making.