The 2021 edition of the world’s largest organic trade event – BIOFACH and VIVANESS – will take place as a purely digital format.
Organiser NürnbergMesse says it is responding to the “altered circumstances of the dynamically evolving pandemic” and its effects on the global organic food and natural and organic cosmetics community.
The company says that the early decision will allow planning for “the entire globally connected sector”. The dates for the BIOFACH/VIVANESS 2021 eSpecial are 17-19 February.
Petra Wolf, member of the NürnbergMesse management board, had this to say: “The numerous conversations and in-depth dialogue we have had in recent weeks and months have made one thing clear to us. Within the organic food and natural and organic cosmetics sector the desire for interaction, networking and knowledge transfer with experts, and to discover trends and innovations, remains huge and unabated, especially in these exceptional times. Even in this era of coronavirus, the entire sector is absolutely determined to come together to discuss the latest issues, even if only in the digital sphere. However, in the light of the pandemic and based on our ongoing dialogue with the community and a comprehensive survey of exhibitors and visitors, we trust that our decision to host a digital event will now enable all players from the sector to plan ahead in good time. I very much regret that the physical trade fair cannot take place and stress that this decision was an extremely difficult one for all of us. However, before we all meet again on site in Nuremberg in 2022, the BIOFACH / VIVANESS eSpecial will offer an ideal platform for professional dialogue in 2021.”
The BIOFACH/VIVANESS 2021 eSpecial promises a “comprehensive range of innovative options such as corporate and product presentations, discussion and dialogue formats like round tables, and other formats for networking with industry experts”. Sophisticated matchmaking functions that help interested parties to find the right partners are another integral part of the eSpecial format.
NürnbergMesse says the 2021 digital Congress – with the theme Shaping Transformation. Stronger. Together – will have the same global reach as normal.