NOPE 2013, the UK's only trade show for Natural & Organic Products is hosting on April 7-8 over 600 exhibitors from 35 different countries with a variety of products on display across its Natural Food Show, Natural Beauty & Spa, Health & Nutrition and Natural Living sections. This vibrant event has been steadily gaining support from thousands of buyers and trade visitors that eagerly meet each year at London's charming Olympia. It offers international pavilions, stages with educational sessions, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations and other product tasting opportunities. This year over 8,000 visitors are expected to come not only from the UK but from over 60 countries. According to Emma-Louise Jones, the show’s PR Manager, their profiles include representatives from major supermarket chains, international wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, leading specialty and service food experts, salons and spas plus hundreds of independent retail outlets looking the latest new products from some of the most innovative natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, and eco-friendly brands in the world.
Canada, Argentina, the Philippines, and Malaysia will be hosting new international pavilions, joining Italy, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, and France. There is also a new Raw Food Village; an Organic Beauty Parlour and a Retailer Networking Zone. Returning pavilions in the Natural Food Show section of the event, include the Soil Association Organic Marketplace, the Organic Trade Board Pavilion, Vegan Society Pavilion, and South West Food & Drink pavilion.
Highlights this year include first time appearances in the Natural Food Kitchen by celebrated French chef Raymond Blanc, TV nutritionists Amanda Hamilton and Vicki Edgson, and gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha Corrett (who co-wrote the popular ‘Honestly Healthy’ alkaline cookbook with the aforementioned Edgson)”, said Ms. Jones. The new Natural Products Live! seminar programme includes sessions by Craig Sams (co-founder of Green & Black’s), Patrick Holford, Dr Marilyn Glenville, and Paul Moore (chair of the Organic Trade Board). Another show activity that has already generated a wealth of visitor interest is the New Product Showcase, which currently includes over 270 entries – up 30% on last year’s total. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite new products, to be announced at the prestigious Natural & Organic Awards.
The Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre features a headline Keynote by Horst Rechelbacher (founder of Aveda & Intelligent Nutrients), whilst Amarjit Sahota will be presenting key findings from Organic Monitor's brand new report on the UK market for natural and organic personal care products, which is said to have grown by 5.5% to £202 million in 2012.
NOPE is organized by Diversified Business Communications. For more information visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk