The Natural & Organic Products Asia (NOPA) trade show, hosted in Hong Kong from 30th August to 1st September, will showcase opening for such products in the Chinese market.
The demand for quality and safety-assured food products in China has risen in light of recent food safety scandals. Chinese consumers are also keen to replicate tastes they have enjoyed through international travel, generating high demand for international products. By 2018, the total value of imported foreign food products into China will reach RMB 480 billion (US$77 billion).
The maturing population is also stimulating demand for health foods, nutritional supplements and functional foods. Ten percent of the Chinese population will be over 65 by 2018. Long life expectancy in urban cities such as Hong Kong and Shanghai are fuelling demand for such products.
Market trends and developments, as well as openings in these sectors will be highlighted in the fourth edition of NOPA. The event will be hosted at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, bringing together 300 exhibitors from 40 countries. Sectors include natural & organic food and beverages, natural personal care products, beauty and spa products, natural health products, nutritional supplements and natural living products.
New to this year’s trade show are the Start-up Zone and Snack City. The former allows new companies to introduce new products & services to regional buyers, while the Snack City showcases popular healthy snacks from around the world to the Asia market.
Ecovia Intelligence will be giving a seminar on the sustainable and organic foods market at the trade show. An update will be given on the global market for organic food & drink, as well as future growth projections. An overview will be given of related eco-labels and their sustainability credentials. You can register for the trade show at the website
Source: News Release (07/06)