7- 9 February 2018. Berlin. Fruit Logistica. Berlin was transformed into the capital of the global
fresh produce sector for three days during FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018. More than 3,100 exhibitors from over 80 countries presented a comprehensive market overview.

Key objectives for FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 exhibitors included strengthening customer relations, promoting their company, and developing new business. These objectives were largely achieved.

Business results at the event received a positive assessment from 96 percent of trade visitors – which explains why 95 percent of respondents said they would recommend FRUIT LOGISTICA to others. Some 83 percent of trade visitors generated new business contacts. More than three quarters said that these contacts are likely to generate business deals following the event.

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018 was attended by top-level decision-makers from all over the world with 82 percent of trade visitors coming from outside Germany. The number of decision-makers among trade visitors remained high. Around two thirds of them held management positions in their companies.

The Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) had a boot at the fair.

  • COLEACP is a civil society organisation (CSO), established in 1973 by stakeholders in the international fruit and vegetable trade. COLEACP is a not-for-profit inter-professional association whose main purpose is to support the development of a sustainable and competitive agriculture and agribusiness. 
  • From an operational standpoint, COLEACP is a network and a technical assistance tool for the sustainable and inclusive development of the private sector (SMEs) based on expertise and an active training system in 50 countries (outside the EU). Since its creation, COLEACP has been managing development projects in the ACP agricultural and food sector, financed by donors (mainly the European Union). 

Products from COLEACP:

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14th to 17th February 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. The Biofach-Vivaness is the world’s leading trade fair for Organic Food in the world and Vivaness, the

 The trading partners The GEPA Fair trade company
are ca. 190 cooperatives, marketing organizations and
committed private enterprises in over 40 countries
of Africa, Latin America and Asia.

largest international trade fair for natural personal care. Around 2,950 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors from the national and international organic sector attended the BIOFACH 2018.

Germany is the second biggest market in the world for organic products, right after the USA and the largest market in the Europe, with a total sales of US$10.5 billion reported in 2016 and accounting for 29 percent of sales in the Europe. Followed by France (18 percent), UK (nine percent) and Italy (eight percent). According to German Household statistics in 2016, it was reported a 10 percent growth over the previous year for spending on organic food and beverages. In a recent survey, the German natural cosmetic market is the strongest in Europe with a market share of 8.5 percent and a volume of 1.15 billion sales.

This post was originally published at PAEPARD by François Stepman. It has been republished here with permission.

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