- 16th edition of the exhibition set to conduct workshops, panel discussions and a special conference on Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM)
- Expected visitor turn out sets the pace for several new product launches at the exhibition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2018: The Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo 2018 is returning to Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 18-20. It is set to bring the best of organic food and beverage, beauty and wellness, health and nutrition products as well as alternative medicines and therapy. This year, the exhibition has doubled in size and has over 220 exhibitors from 55 countries and 12 major country pavilions. Global Links Exhibitions the organizers have now added an in-depth day-long conference on Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) with experts from around the world who will be sharing their experience and knowledge.
The 16th edition will see the launch of several new global organic and natural products being launched at the exhibition. Additionally, a special pavilion dedicated
to organic tea and coffee has been further introduced to tackle the growing demand in the region.
Highlighting this year’s activities, Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Director, Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo, said, “Our aim for this year to ensure a much higher rate of knowledge transfer for our visitors. We have developed a series of workshops and conferences that run through the three days of the exhibition to highlight some trending topics via our international and local expert guest speakers. Given the importance of the Middle East markets, some participants are using the platform to launch their products due to the expected demand over the coming years. Besides, the credibility of the show has only helped us double our participant numbers this year.”
Some of the conference and workshop sessions include a panel discussion on Empowering Women through Agribusiness by International Trade Centre and UKAid. Others include discussions of organic beauty trends and opportunities, online retail trends as well as an organic Food and Beverage round-table.
Day one of the exhibition will also see the first Arab yoga instructor Nouf Marwaai of Saudi Arabia, a recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian award; the Padma Shri, deliver the keynote speech that will set the stage for the for the knowledge sessions soon after the inauguration.
The Middle East is majorly dependent on imports, and to tackle the growing demand worth USD 2 billion at 24% growth per year, the exhibition is expected to attract over 9500 niche organic and natural buyers from over 40 countries including Middle East, Africa, South and East Asia. This year’s added attractions are expected to boost interest levels and will strengthen the dynamic and ever-expanding market for procurements.
It is into this exceptionally fast-growing market that Middle East Organic and Natural Expo is launching its bulk purchase website for exclusively natural and organic based products, ArabianOrganics, an online wholesale portal aimed at helping international and regional suppliers connect with buyers across the Middle East and North Africa.
“We’re excited about this, because it is the first of its kind website for organic products in the region. Essentially, right from lead generation to delivery, we pick your products, store them in UAE and deliver to your buyer’s doorstep; packed according to their needs and is an end-to-end service. Keeping in mind the international nature of our clients, ArabianOrganics helps you ensure payment security and enforces buyer guarantees strongly. Selling to the Middle East has
never been so easy.”, says Shinu Pillai.
The Middle East Organic and Natural Products Expo 2018 will also continue having VIP buyers from outside of the UAE. A structured online and onsite matchmaking program ensures that visitors can pre-schedule for meetings with exhibitors. VIP buyers within the UAE are assisted by dedicated buyer engagement teams who facilitate meetings with exhibitors of interest.
Visitors can get free entry by registering online or onsite. The exhibition will take place at Hall 7 and 8 of the Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre and will be open for visitors from 10am to 6pm.