In 2019 the Naturally Good Expo will move to 2-3 June and expects to welcome over 450 well established and emerging businesses. This year the event was held at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour on 29-30 April 2018 and received over 360 exhibitors, including international exhibitors from the USA, Canada, Peru, and Thailand.

The Expo, co-located with Fantastic Food+Drink in a separate hall, was promoted as a total business event that’s 100 percent devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural.

"As the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the place where serious buyers meet with suppliers for two days of business, networking, education and to celebrate the latest exciting opportunities within the health and wellness retail market," organizers Diversified Communications Australia said.

Diversified Communications said post-show that the Naturally Good Expo in 2018 attracted 5,936 total visitors, of which 18 percent were international attendees and 366 exhibitors (Naturally Good 2018 visitor numbers are CAB audited). It was the first show edition under the ownership of Diversified.

Organic & Wellness News spoke with Australian exhibitors and here are some comments they shared about the Expo:

Georgina Beasley, H.E.M.P. coordinator, Australian Primary Hemp: "Exhibiting at Naturally Good Expo this year was great for Australian Primary Hemp. We found the expo to be a huge success with such a high-quality range of attendees, many retailers, and cafe owners, as well as product developers. The expo definitely had all the key people attending that we needed to speak to."Australian Primary Hemp plans to exhibit at the 2019 Naturally Good Expo.

Rosemary Calabrese, innovation & NPD manager, Bioliving wholesalers: "The Naturally Good Expo 2018 was a great platform to meet up with existing customers, showcase our range to new retailers and gave us the opportunity to meet a lot of potential suppliers. Overall it gave us an opportunity to connect and network with industry peers and launch new products." Bioliving will be back for the 2019 show with an even bigger stand space.

Noel Josephson of Australia-New Zealand supplier Ceres Organics: "In 2018 Ceres gained new buyers from the show and the success of the show in drawing the right people to talk with means Ceres will be back with enthusiasm in 2019. The show has become a focal point for the natural/organic food industry for the Asia Pacific. With Australia being a strong supplier for the region, it's drawing attention from Asian companies looking to growing Asian consumer demand."

Sylvie Hutchings, founder, Scout Cosmetics: "We exhibited at the Naturally Good Expo together with our distributor KADAC.  It absolutely met our expectations in terms of numbers attending and the type of buyers and customers."Scout Cosmetics hopes to exhibit with KADAC again in 2019.

Michael Bowling, general manager - Golden Milk by Golden Soul: "Naturally Good opened our eyes to opportunities that we had never considered before. Inquiries came from as far away as Singapore and Canada. Off the back of the response we received from the show, Golden Milk by Golden Soul has developed additional products lines and is working on expanding into a number of overseas markets." 

"Naturally Good brings together four main areas: food & drink, beauty & personal care, home & living as well as natural health. The common theme within these areas is natural, organic and healthy, it's what consumers are demanding. Combining these areas into one show allows retailers to find your product and start ranging," the organizers said. For more information, contact: https://naturallygood.com.au/