The Middle East Organic and Natural Product Expo Dubai is the Middle East’s sole business event that focuses on organic and natural products. It has been connecting suppliers with buyers for 15 years and is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment UAE and supported by International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
Reflective of the growth of the natural and organic industry in the region, the show doubled in size from 2017 to 2018, and continues to go from strength to strength, with the successful launch of the Tea & Coffee Pavilion and the Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) Conference & Expo.
In a fast-growing industry, the expo provides a place for international suppliers to meet trade buyers in the region. With studies indicating that 55% of the population think there aren’t enough healthy options in stores – retail shelf space for organic products have gone up by 60% in the last four years alone and retail giants of the region have started to devote exclusive sections to natural and organic products.
UAE, where the Expo is held, also holds the position as the third largest re-exporter in the world, with over $546 Billion worth of goods being sent out from the trade hub. Its unique location allows it to link hemispheres together, making it a popular center for re-export.