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21/02/2017

LOHAS Expo & Vegetarian Food Asia 2017 offer effective Platform for Natural, Organic, Green Living and Vegetarian Food Products

Hong Kong, 17 Feb 2017 – From 23-25 February 2017, LOHAS Expo 2017 and Vegetarian Food Asia 2017 will gather exhibitors and industry players from around the world at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) to showcase a comprehensive array of the latest and finest products and services for the Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability (LOHAS) and Vegetarian market, offering trade buyers an excellent trading platform for natural, organic, green living and vegetarian products.

An effective sourcing platform for all products Natural, Organic & Green under one roof

Entering its 6th and 3rd year respectively, LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia (VFA) will host near 200 exhibitors in the Natural, Organic & Vegetarian sectors from over 25 countries & regions. The three-day exhibitions will showcase the newest and best product offerings for many areas of the LOHAS & green lifestyles, including food & beverages, health & dietary supplement, eco-friendly household products, beauty & body care, clothing, health & hygiene, leisure & eco-tourism; as well as the finest vegetarian and vegan food stuffs, all under the same roof, offering Trade Buyers from Hong Kong, China & Asia an effective and efficient sourcing platform for their next bestselling merchandises.

Attractive and Diverse Pavilions & Themed Exhibit Zones

This year the two fairs feature many specially focused pavilions & exhibit zones to showcase over 4,000 new and exciting products & services by the best and leading suppliers & distributors from Great China, Asia and around the world.
Visitors can explore the latest innovations and technology breakthroughs in natural & organic Beauty & Health products, as well as the latest industry trend at the newly added Beauty & Health Zone.  

In collaboration with Fair Trade Hong Kong Foundation, Fair Trade Zone features an array of Fair Trade products & services, providing socially responsible buyers a convenient place to purchase fair trade products.
Korean pavilion, in addition to the award winning brands of the Korea LOHAS sector, will feature two new participants: Korean Organic Farming Association will present their high quality organic produce & products; and Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Association debuts with the best local green & health products and services from Gyeonggi Province.  
The Taiwan pavilion continues its wonderful presentation of the region’s impressive elements of eco-tourism and “show life”, together with a series of interesting performances and workshops. They will also be introducing “Tourist Factories”, an all-new addition to the pavilion’s already rich cultural display.

"With many new pavilions & themed exhibit zones, LOHAS Expo and VFA 2017 will connect trade buyers in Hong Kong, China & Asia with more local and overseas suppliers; help them to capture business opportunities in these vast markets.  The fairs is also an excellent place for visitors to explore the latest and most popular products & services available for their healthy, sustainable and green lifestyles," said Ms. Carman Cheung, General Manager of Inspire advertising & Marketing, Organizer of LOHAS Expo 2017 & VFA 2017.

Wide range of exciting onsite programs

In addition to an impressive roster of exhibitors, LOHAS Expo & VFA 2017 also put together an extensive range of concurrent programs to facilitate business networking and enhance visitor experience:

Onsite Forum
This business forum gathers Asia’s leaders and experts of the LOHAS & Green industry to provide visitors the latest industry updates, market trends and business advices; and to exchange valuable insights and ideas.

LOHAS Beauty & Health Forum

Jointly organized by LOHAS Expo 2017 and the beauty industry’s top trade associations, the inaugural LOHAS Beauty & Health Forum features industry gurus & experts to address hottest topics on the natural & organic trend in the beauty & health industry.

VEG Kitchen
Fun demonstrations at “VEG Kitchen” by well-known master chefs and ‘Kind Chefs’ from Green Monday who will share their tips & secrets in cooking tasty and healthy vegetarian meals & dishes.

The Green Monday Jockey Club “Green It Yourself” Project

VFA 2017 joins hands with Green Monday, Asia’s leading Green social enterprise, to showcase its superb range of Veg products, and feature its very successful Green Monday Jockey Club “Green It Yourself (G.I.Y.)” Program, showcasing its excellent efforts to empower the communities with green and healthy food choices.

Hong Kong LOHAS Award

Hong Kong LOHAS Award distinguishes and celebrates the outstanding efforts and contributions to the development of LOHAS made by selected enterprises. It is the latest industry benchmark for recognizing the “Best-in-Class” performances of companies transforming the local LOHAS scene.

Business Matching Program

The fairs’ free business matching service provides a customized professional one-to-one interface that helps trade buyers identify, connect and network with their ideal suppliers through product profiling, expert advice, and appointment arrangement.

For details about Onsite Forums, Business Matching Program and the HK LOHAS Award, please visit: www.lohasexpohk.com & www.vegfoodasia.com.

"LOHAS Expo & VFA 2017 is not only the best showcase for natural, organic & vegetarian products at where buyers will find killer products, but also the ideal platform for them to network with exhibitors & fellow buyers, find potential partners, and discover opportunities of new business cooperation. We are confident that with our extensive onsite programs, visitors will be provided the best visiting experience at the fairs," said Ms. Culsin Li, Managing Director of Baobab Tree Event Management, Principal Partner of the event.


Register Now!
Pre-registration is now online for LOHAS Expo and Vegetarian Food Asia 2017 and will close on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Admission is free for trade visitors.  Visit www.lohasexpohk.com & www.vegfoodasia.com to learn more about the two fairs and register for your admission badge.

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09/03/2017

EU organic law: trialogue continues under the leadership of Malta

After a three-month break, the negotiations on the revision of the EU Eco-Regulation under the Maltese Presidency of the Council continue...

06/03/2017

Tea Promoters India: organic future for Darjeeling

Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea

02/03/2017

EU Agricultural policy: citizens can submit proposals

EU Commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan, has launched a survey to find out the opinions of citizens on the future of EU agricultural policy after 2020

24/02/2017

Korea: controversial discussion on new GMO rules

As Korean media reported the government's new rules on genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling on products are into effect since beginning of  February

24/02/2017

UK: organic market tops £2 billion

The 2017 Organic Market Report was launched by the Soil Association on Monday, 21st of February

11/02/2017

Global organic personal care market to reach $25.7 billion

According to the report the global organic personal care market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 9.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $25.7 billion by 2025

06/02/2017

USA: animal welfare rule for the organic sector released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 19 published the final rule on animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry in the Federal Register

30/01/2017

Nuremberg, the organic Metropolis

Much is happening in the organic sector in Nuremberg and beyond the city boundaries. In order to further strengthen the organic sector in the region for the future, organic projects are gathered under the umbrella “Nuremberg, The Organic Metropolis”.

23/01/2017

Canada: majority of consumers still opposed to GM food

According to a report of Producer.com people don’t know much about GM foods, but have a negative feeling when it comes to genetically modified foods

17/01/2017

EU: “Ban Glyphosate” European Citizens' Initiative registered

The European Citizens Initiative (ECI)  Ban Glyphosate EU  will be formally registered on 25 January by the European Commission. The objective is „to propose to Member States a ban on glyphosate

13/01/2017

Germany: sales of organic vegetables booming

According to surveys by the German agricultural information service AMI, there was high demand for organic vegetables in 2016

05/01/2017

Organic cotton from India designed in New York

India is an important supplier of organic cotton...

30/12/2016

EU Court: authorisation of GM soya lawful

The GM soya "Intacta" can continue to be sold in the EU

29/12/2016

Organic vs. local produce: Fruit importer Eosta argues for an informed purchasing decision

Tropical fruit is a source of vitamins, but more and more consumers are concerned about its implications for the environment. Customers now prefer locally grown produce

22/12/2016

Czech Republic: over 1 million Euro to promote organic products

The Czech Ministry of Agriculture is preparing a campaign for the promotion of organic food which aims to boost sales

14/12/2016

Soil is not recognized as a common good

Around 430 organisations joined together to ask Europe to give a right to soil with #People4Soil petition, the first 25.000 signatures have been done - 1 million are needed

12/12/2016

IFOAM EU: we need a new start for the organic regulation

IFOAM EU acknowledges the efforts from the EU Commission, Council and Parliament and is delighted to accept the European Parliament invitation to discuss further developments with organic stakeholders

09/12/2016

EU safety review on glyphosate still pending

Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension...

07/12/2016

Kenya: organic farming is productive and resource-conserving

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems

05/12/2016

US National Organic Standards: no GMO 2.0

According to US-based Organic Consumers Association (OCA) the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) decided last month that new GMO technologies won´t be allowed in organics

28/11/2016

Organic leaders call for a regulation that supports development

More than 140 people from 18 countries met in Sevilla, Spain at the 4th Organic Processing Conference to discuss the future of organic food processing

18/11/2016

Denmark expending the organic market with an old food brand

In Denmark is known for have one the the most active organic food markets

17/11/2016

French organics a fast rise with a quick fall?

The Fédération Nationale d’Agriculture Biologique (Fnab) (french for National Federation of Organic Agriculture) launched its 6th national campaign last September

14/11/2016

Monsanto Tribunal Multimedia Site is online

All the Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly's multimedia material is completed now and available on Monsanto Tribunal website

08/11/2016

Swiss GMO program in India in spite of their own ban

Despite the current ban on genetically modified crops in Switzerland wants to promote the development of transgenic crops in India.

03/11/2016

The best way to find new commercial channels within the sustainable sector

Connature is a platform which collects international profiles of certified companies of products and raw materials. It's easy to find new partners...

02/11/2016

India: organic market in Kolkatta

The government launched its first market for organic products in the city of Kolkata. It also will support a project for organic roof top gardens.

19/10/2016

Organic is becoming increasingly popular in Ukraine

In recent years Ukraine has attracted attention mainly on account of two issues connected with organic agriculture in Germany.

09/10/2016

Europe’s biggest trade agreement reaches its most crucial point

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement mostly referred to as CETA are proposed trade agreements between the European Union and Canada and the United States

09/10/2016

EU Parliament objects to new GMO authorisations

European Parliament voted to oppose the authorisation proposal for cultivation and for import and use in food and feed of five GMOs

29/09/2016

Green Acquisitions by multinationals

The trend of green acquisitions is spreading from the food, personal care to home care industries

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand

26/06/2014

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.