Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo
The Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo Dubai is the only event of its kind specializing in beauty, health, food and beverage, living, and the environment sectors in the Middle East and Northern Africa. With the support of IFOAM - Organics International, the expo has served as a platform to launch organic products on the Middle Eastern market for 17 years.
The 2019 expo is organized under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and supported by IFOAM - Organics International, Dubai Municipality, and other leading international organizations. The expo will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from December 3-5, 2019.
In 2018, keeping with the rapid growth of the region's organic market, this expo doubled in size, welcoming 225 exhibitors from over 55 countries. With 13 country pavilions, the United Kingdom, China, Poland, and Iran all debuted at the expo and on the regional organic market. These figures represent a 22 percent increase from the 2017 expo, which 7,332 trade buyers and 276 VIP buyers from the Middle East, Northern Africa, and surrounding countries attended.
The 2018 expo also launched several new features, including the:
First Traditional Complementary Alternative Medicine Conference and Expo: never before held in the Middle East, this event hosted 17 speakers and panelists and awarded medical attendees with 5 CME points.
The Organic Industry Conference: included 16 workshops and panel discussions on topics from the organic industry.
O2O Connect, the online-to-offline platform where exhibitors and trade buyers can pre-schedule meetings, also fared well, reporting that more than 2,000 expo meetings were successfully scheduled prior to the event.
IFOAM - Organics International is a proud supporter of the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo Dubai. We will be represented at the 2019 expo by our Deputy Director, Thomas Cierpka.
If you would like to meet with Mr. Cierpka at the 2019 expo, please reach out to: t.cierpka [at] ifoam.bio (subject: MENOPE%202019_Meeting%20Request) (t.cierpka (at) ifoam.bio) with your request. Please include a suggested date and time in your request.
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Nuno Albarran, Director of LusoTrade, an organic and natural products distributor specializing in Portuguese products and based in the United Arab Emirates was pleased with his experience.
“Dubai is the land of opportunity right now, and we saw a very high trend of organic products appearing here, especially from the past two to three years. We are very glad to be here at the Dubai Expo. We held multiple pre-scheduled meetings and met a lot of buyers as well as interested visitors from supermarkets, hotel chains, and pharmacies. Even if 20 percent of our meetings are converted into business, we will benefit hugely”.
The most appreciated exhibitor benefit is year-round access to ‘ArabianOrganics’, the Middle East’s only online business-to-business portal for natural and organic products. With an annual subscription, suppliers can receive wholesale inquiries all year from over 35,000 registered buyers. Once orders have been placed, ArabianOrganics offers advice on product certification, customs clearance, freight, in-country warehousing, and delivery. Exhibition Director Shinu Pillai believes that the success of ArabianOrganics is a reflection of growth in the regional organic market.
“We noticed our international exhibitors faced challenges registering their products locally and readying sales. Realizing they needed to have a local partner, we came up with the Distribution Package under ArabianOrganics. The Distribution Package includes fulfillment service, local product certification, online payment, warehousing, and delivery. We had instant response – and we are very happy to be a true partner to our exhibitors, and making the expo a one-stop-shop for those looking to enter the regional organic market.”