Preview of events

Organic Food and Eco Living Iberia 2023: record number of registered visitors.

The fourth edition of Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia, the meeting point for professionals of the organic sector at an international level, is coming up. The event will take place on 7-8 June at IFEMA MADRID, and is expected to attract a large number of visitors and exhibitors. Just one week left to the show!

Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia, an international show.

The previous edition of Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia was the most international in its history, with more than 25 countries participating. A success that will be repeated this coming June: world-class pavilions, such as Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Korea, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, have already been confirmed.

In addition, the organisation is actively working on its Hosted Buyers program, which will have 300 high-level international buyers invited. Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia 2023 will have a record number of registered visitors from countries from North America, Asia and the Middle East. All European countries will be represented with large buyers from France, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark.

Spain will reflect its position as the world leader in organic production. At Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia, visitors will find regional pavilions: Castilla La Mancha, the Valencian Community, Murcia, Madrid, La Rioja, Navarra, Extremadura, and Andalusia are among the regional pavilions that have already been confirmed.

Stand reservations for the 2023 edition are still open. You can check the updated floor plan here.

The largest showcase of the organic sector

Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia 2023 will become the largest showcase of the organic sector in the Iberian Peninsula. Throughout two days, brands, companies and producers will present the latest developments in organic food and beverages, sustainability and natural health and well-being to high-level international buyers.

All kinds of products from fresh, wine, beers and spirits, Free From and vegan, to dairy, preserves, frozen, oils, fish, legumes, cereals, snacks, chocolates, coffees, herbs and teas, bakery, nuts, vegetable drinks, juices, ingredients, grains and seeds will be showcased at Organic Food Iberia. A wide variety of cosmetic, cleaning and lifestyle products, as well as supplements will be presented too.

Registration is open

Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia returns to the IFEMA MADRID on 7-8 June 2023. Registration to attend is now open.

Queries from the media and request for press passes: Fernando Ferreiro Lozano, Marketing Manager: +34 919034683 | [email protected]

To register your interest in reserving a booth for the 2023 edition, please visit www.organicfoodiberia.com/reserve-your-space .

Queries about exhibitors and sponsors: Alex Suau, Fair Director: +34 919018162 | [email protected] For more information visit www.organicfoodiberia.com

Single Open Call for Living Lab Networks as part of Eco-Ready project, 1st of June 2023, Brussels, Belgium

The ECO-READY project aims at identifying climate-change drivers affecting food security and biodiversity across Europe. Different resilient scenarios will be developed and tested by a network of 10 Living Labs for a two-year period. An open call for the Living Labs selection will be launched on the 1st of June 2023, in Brussels. The agenda of the event and the link to the subscription form can be found here.

ECO-READY is an interdisciplinary project gathering 18 European partners which was launched in December 2022 for a four-year duration. The role of IFOAM Organics Europe is to engage organic stakeholders in the project, and ensure the developed and tested scenarios will provide best practice knowledge for a climate-resilient development of the organic sector.

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided. 

Organic Innovation Days 2023 on citizen-driven transformation of European food systems 25-26 Oct 2023, Brussels, Belgium

Save the date for this year’s edition of TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days, which will take place in Brussels on 25-26 October. Under the theme “Citizen-driven transformation of European food systems”, we will explore the role of citizens in making our food systems more sustainable, as well as the potential of organic to contribute to long-term food security.

The first day of the event will take place on 25 October, from 10:00 to 14:00, at BluePoint Brussels. It will be dedicated to the EU Mission on soil health, “A Soil Deal for Europe”, with a series of presentations and a high-level, interactive panel debate about how the mission, and the sustainable land management practices it supports, in particular organic and agroecological farming, can contribute to food security. The event will include a discussion with the audience and a networking lunch. Take this unique opportunity to meet and exchange with members of TP Organics, organic stakeholders, and policymakers!

In the afternoon of Day 1, the TP Organics Stakeholder Forum will be held as a space for more in-depth conversation among the members of TP Organics, including about the latest innovations, policy developments at European level, challenges faced by the organic sector, and potential ways forward.

The second day will take place at Herman Teirlinck Gebouw, Brussels. For this day, TP Organics partners with the European research project FoodSHIFT 2030, the final conference of which will be held on this day. From 10:00 to 16:00, there will be a series of panel debates under the title: “The path to sustainable food systems”. The first two debates will focus on the FoodSHIFT 2030 project, with a review of their results through the lenses of the EU Farm to Fork strategy and FOOD 2030, and how FoodSHIFT 2030 has supported food system transformation. The subsequent debates will explore citizen empowerment for food system transformation through participatory methods, what we really mean by less meat, and how future city regions can activate and implement food system transformation.

Stay tuned for the programme and registration through the TP Organics website!

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided. 

2023 European Organic Congress taking place in Spain 26-27 September 2023, Cordoba, Spain

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey towards a greener future? The European Organic Congress (EOC) 2023 will take place at the Congress Palace of Cordoba, Spain, on 26-28 September. We are organising this event in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Join us for a remarkable gathering where IFOAM Organics Europe and ECOVALIA unite their efforts to facilitate discussions on pressing organic topics, exchange knowledge, and inspire participants with exemplary cases from various fields of organic.

This congress will bring together leaders of European organic farmers, traders, retailers, certifiers, associations, companies, policymakers, researchers, and other key stakeholders in the organic sector. Together, we will explore strategies to increase organic consumption, discuss generational changes in organic, delve into the new CAP 2023-2027, and address emerging trends such as organic regulation, innovation in organic certification, new genomic techniques (NGTs), and more.

While we put the finishing touches on our program, let us transport you to the enchanting streets of Cordoba. Picture yourself immersed in a tapestry of history and vibrant culture, indulging in mouth-watering organic cuisine that will delight your taste buds. Cordoba is ready to welcome you with open arms!

Are you curious to know more? Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to be part of the European Organic Congress 2023 in Cordoba.

Stay tuned for updates on our website and follow us @OrganicsEurope on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and Instagram for a sneak peek into the organic excitement. Join us for an unforgettable organic experience!

Natexpo: Only five months to the opening day! 22-24 October, Paris

The international exhibition for organic products Natexpo is stepping up preparations to welcome organic professionals in October 2023.

To date, more than 1,400 exhibitors and brands have already signed up to attend this next session. Also worth noting is a significant increase in the non-French contingent. In this very particular year for the sector, expectations are running high!

In 2023, Natexpo will once again be the point of convergence for organic trends. This is evidenced by around 100 exhibitors who have already registered in one of the show’s seven villages to bring visitors a concentrate of innovation. These villages will offer a wide range of products encompassing food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, ingredients, eco-products, eco-services and retail equipment. Among these sparkling finds feature a number of foreign companies from all over Europe (Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

In 2023, the exhibition’s international reach is consolidating and intensifying!

With a 160% increase compared with the 2015 figure, Natexpo is once again registering a substantial increase in its number of international exhibitors, who now account for more than a quarter of the show. From a content perspective, the “International mornings” held on the Agora in the middle of the exhibition will focus on foreign organic markets, their relations with France and international market trends. Another new development the debut participations at Natexpo of a German pavilion with 14 exhibitors, and of the Spanish organic production trade association Ecovalia, also in a pavilion.

As an exclusive hub for connections between French exhibitors and the international organic market, the “BtoB meetings” organised in partnership with Business France will give French exhibitors the opportunity to make business appointments with targeted foreign buyers. This year, two cosmetics purchasers will be attending the show for the first time to meet French brands. If you wish to visit Natexpo 2023, ask for your free visitor badge and if you wish toexhibit, request your registration kit.

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