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17/07/2017

Connature Partner NOPA: The Most Established Sourcing Platform for Everything Natural and Organic in Asia

Our Connature Partner NOPA, one of the Most Established Sourcing Platform for Everything Natural and Organic will take place in Hong Kong in august.

Organic Products Asia (NOPA) has been the most established platform for all things natural and organic in Asia since its launch in 2014, which takes place in Hong Kong on 30 thAugust – 1 st September 2017. The 2017 edition will boast an unprecedented 300 exhibiting companies from over 35 countries.

Over 2,000 up-to- date products will be showcased in NOPA this year, from big brand names to emerging specialty start-ups, coming together to offer the biggest ever range of the best natural, organic, Fairtrade, free-from, special diet and New-to- Asia products from around the world.

Visiting NOPA, buyers will be able to gain the latest market information, source the latest and the best products from around the world, find business partners, and network with the influential industry partners.

The Visitor Online Registration is now open and all natural and organic industry peers are welcome to register now.

Register now to GET YOUR FREE E-BADGE: http://naturalproducts.com.hk/event/visitor - registration ( https://goo.gl/rZBL2L )

What’s HOT in Asia!

The natural health and skin care markets look set to gain ground this year as expansion among local and multinationals continues to drive demand in Asia. NOPA has identified the seven top trends in the natural and organic sectors. Visiting NOPA, buyers will be able to gain the latest market information and source hot products.

The 7 Top Trends:

• Healthy Snacking

• Silver Generation

• Health Food & Supplements

• Green Living

• Sports Nutrition

• Female Care

• Maternity & Baby Products

• White Label Natural Products

NOPA Live Theatre

This year, Natural & Organic Products Asia (NOPA) launches a new feature - NOPA Live Theatre - where producers will conduct a series of cutting-edge product presentations & sampling. This is the most effective platform to source the latest products, and meet the producers at one spot.

Theme & Topics:

• Heathy Beverages

• Healthy Snacks

• Mother & Baby Products

• Certified Products (Organic/ allergy-free/ free from etc.)

• Natural Beauty Products

• Sports Nutrition and Protein Products

• Organic Wine

• Natural Ingredients (oil, seeds, herbs, etc.)

• A unique Swedish food tasting - healthy, delicious and even

• more than organic

• Eco Living Products

Snack City

The Snack City is filled with delicious snacks that cease cravings, give you an energy boost and can still keep up with your nutrition plan. With a great variety of products, you can stock up your shelves to satisfy demand from both household consumers and corporate buyers.

Start-up Zone

The Start-up Zone highlights the best natural and organic startups from around the world. Buyers can be the first to see the hottest innovative products entering the market across a variety of product categories, including food and beauty.

NOPA’s International Pavilions Boost Regional Organic Trade

Organic producers and brands view Asia as one of the most desirable export markets. China’s organic sales have increased rapidly year-on- year, and countries like South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam are experiencing strong growth as well.

To facilitate regional organic trade, over the years NOPA has established various international pavilions that serve as meeting hubs for global suppliers and buyers. At these pavilions, Asian buyers can not only get to grips with the natural and organic trends in different countries but also source products not usually found in Asia.

Various international pavilions will expand their participation in NOPA 2017, including Australia, KRAV (Sweden), Taiwan, Thailand and the US. At the same time, Turkey, South Korea, Philippines, Italy and the UK are the pavilions making their first appearance at this year’s Expo. Last year, KRAV, a non-profit certification body recognised by the Swedish government, chose NOPA to be the exclusive platform for their suppliers to bring products to the Asian market. With their Swedish suppliers experiencing positive results at the show, they will keep supporting to NOPA in 2017. “We see great potential as the demand for organic food is growing worldwide and we are looking for a platform to try the potential in Asia. Our companies are very pleased with NOPA and all of them have brought a great amount of high quality leads back to Sweden.

NOPA is a great platform to meet buyers, importers, distributors from the entire Asia,” said Nina Nilsson from International Trade & Export of KRAV. Jackie Tsui, Merchandise Department Director at Feinui, a foreign-invested company in China with a chain of 400 supermarkets called RT-Mart, was particularly impressed by the range and standard of goods at NOPA. “We saw many kinds of products, and we chose a selection of quality products to bring them back to China.”

2017 Expo Highlights

Natural Business Forum (https://goo.gl/gDfmSj)

The most influential industry professionals gather to share their insights on marketing organic products. Learn about the latest market trends, the secrets to running a successful online business, details on global certifications and more.

Organic Awards Asia Showcase (https://goo.gl/oQ9RSN)

All the new products are gathered in the showcase area, where buyers can see the natural and organic industry’s latest and greatest products in one place.

Organic Awards Asia Award

The Natural Organic Awards Asia 2017 winners are announced at the award ceremony; buyers can be the first to witness the latest award-winning products that will be the next hits in the natural and organic industry.

Distributors Wanted Programme (https://goo.gl/YvcFd8)

We often hear from our exhibitors that they are actively looking for new distribution channels across the region. If you’re looking to seize this business opportunity, we can help match you with the right suppliers, line up meetings and provide onsite support to make the right connections. Our team will also provide a post-show follow-up service.

Business Matching Programme (https://goo.gl/NrksiD)

Take the hassle out of finding the products and partners you’re looking for. Our Business Matchmaking helps facilitate hundreds of new business transactions every year. Our system matches the requirements of buyers directly with exhibitors, even setting up a meeting. Sit back, relax, Business Matching helps you take care of business.

Visit www.naturalproducts.com.hk for more details

General enquiries

Ms. Beti Liu

Email: beti@naturalproducts.com.hk

Tel: +852 3958 0526

Booth enquiries

Ms. Mei Chang

Email: mei@naturalproducts.com.hk

Tel: +852 3958 0557

Venue

Hall 1DE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Source: NOPA

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15/06/2017

Up to now no GMO potatoes in Canada

There will be no commercially grown GMO potatoes on Prince Edward Island this year, according to Simplot Plant Sciences, the company that developed the Innate potato

12/06/2017

Italy: rising turnover of organic fruit and vegetables

In 2016, per capita consumption of fruit and vegetables in Italy was 152 kg, around 9 million tonnes were sold, with consumers opting increasingly for organic fruit and vegetables.

09/06/2017

France: organic retail continues to expand

As last year, France is excelling with high growth rates in the organic sector, in terms of both land area and turnover, the increase is impressive

05/06/2017

A positive balance for Fairtrade Austria

Austria is among the top 5 Fairtrade countries worldwide; 92 percent of the population know what the Fairtrade organisation does, 41 percent buy products carrying its label regularly and 81 percent at least occasionally

31/05/2017

Fair trade cracks billion euro barrier

For the first time, turnover of fair trade products in Germany exceeded one billion euros. Consumers spent 1.2 billion euros on fairly traded products – a rise of  18 percent

29/05/2017

Switzerland and China: collaboration agreement signed

five-year bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Switzerland

15/05/2017

UK: Next government must prioritise soil

A news item published by the Soil Association explains that in the run-up to the general election in the UK they are urging all parties to commit to protecting and restoring soil health in their manifestos

10/05/2017

Belgium: glyphosate herbicide ban

The safety of glyphosate is an ongoing issue, with the EU Commission still refusing to put in place legally binding restrictions on glyphosate herbicide. In the light of probable re-authorisation at EU level, member states are taking matters in to their own hands

08/05/2017

Goa Organic

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community

02/05/2017

New York: protesters seek clarity from TIAA

An article posted by Friends of the Earth last week explains how FOE and a coalition of environmental, human rights and family farm organizations recently delivered a letter with over 100,000 signatures to pension fund management company TIAA...

29/04/2017

USA: millennials and organic – a winning combination

In North America the so called-generation of millennials is adopting organic in a big way: on the farm and on the internet, in the kitchen and in the board room

18/04/2017

The role of changing value chains in a sustainable food system

Resource efficiency, avoidance of waste and biodiversity...

13/04/2017

Qatar: organics on the increase

In Quatar, rising demand for organics means expansion of organic agriculture, higher local production and fewer imports

10/04/2017

USA: Organics on the rise in US households

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has released data showing that organic products are now used in more than 80% of kitchens in US households

04/04/2017

USA: Organic Farming Research Foundation´s report on challenges of organic farming

In the USA the demand for organic food is growing rapidly and there is a need for more research so that farmers can deal with the special difficulties and problems that accompany practising organic agriculture

03/04/2017

Organic Market in Romania

Organic domestic consumption is rising in Romania

29/03/2017

FiBL trial in Bolivia: comparing cacao in agroforestry and monoculture

Thus cacao in conventional monoculture produces higher yields but has a negative environmental impact..

22/03/2017

EU: renouncing palm oil?

Sustainable production and export criteria for palm oil and gradually  abandoning the promotion of biofuel are intended to create better protection of the rainforest and the threatened species that live therein

20/03/2017

Germany the world leader in organic and fair

Organic and Fair: nowhere else in the world is this combination as popular as in the German market. 70 percent of fairtrade goods sold in 2016

14/03/2017

Austria: 30 percent organic by 2025

Austria is continuing to play a pioneer role in Europe in terms of organic. The new target is organic management of 30% of its agricultural land by 2025

10/03/2017

Birkenstock: newcomer to natural cosmetics

It really was a surprise. Birkenstock, the traditional company we associate with healthcare footwear, has ventured into new territory...

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.

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.