Fun, inspiring, diverse, valuable, and buzzing – are just some of the words used to describe Natural & Organic Products Europe 2015, which took place at ExCeL London, on 19-20 April. With around 89% of visitors rating their experience as excellent/good, the 2015 show prompted a wealth of positive feedback. Preparations are now well underway for 2016, so we thought we’d share what visitors thought of their experience this year.
“The Natural Products team excelled themselves yet again with this year’s event – like a fine (organic!) wine, it gets better every year,” says Tracey Robinson, director at Vert PR.
“A great show! It encompasses the best of natural, organic, beauty and healthcare all under one roof. This one has the potential to be the number one global destination,” says Craig Sams, chairman of Gusto Organic.
“The show was really spectacular, lots of buzz, lots of innovations and a really excellent environment. It's the place to go for exciting news on all things natural! I can't miss it and always spend two days solidly talking... talking... talking... about what's new!” says Lynn Cardy, wellbeing writer at Woman & Home Magazine.
“I found some great new suppliers. I’m looking forward to getting them into my stores!” says Gemma Winstone, buyer at Oxfam.
“We travelled all the way from New Zealand, and it did not disappointment. It was great to talk to exhibitors who were excited and willing to talk to us. We saw exciting new products, and educational seminars. Thank you very much for putting on a great show that was equally easy to get to!” says Phillip and Joyce Lowyim, owner/operators of Ieproduce.
“The show was great for seeing and trying new vegan foods and products. It was also brilliant for making connections with companies, and it was lovely to meet people face to face, who we've previously only spoken to via email,” says Chantal Denny, director at Vegan Lifestyle Association.
“Enlarged, enhanced and excellent! The move to ExceL can only continue to bring great things for Natural & Organic Products Europe and all its visitors, I'll see you next year!” says Richard Anderton, product manager at The Health Store.
“It was the best show yet,” says Selina McHenry, buying manager at www.healthmonthly.co.uk.
“Really worthwhile and great to meet so many people who are passionate about what they do and are totally committed to doing it well. We found it a very stimulating and inspiring experience,” says Jane Baldwin, partner and owner from Tavistock Market Wholefoods.
“Natural & Organic Products Europe is wonderful. It brings together a diverse range of high quality companies and products that anyone interested in natural food would find hugely valuable,” says Wendy Snowdon, founder of TheFoodMarket.com.
“Natural & Organic Products Europe has really stepped up its game, with a great new venue and vast array of companies exhibiting all under one roof. Definitely a regular date in the calendar," says Alison Freestone, managing director at Wow Creative Design.
“An amazing event creating opportunities to learn about new products, ingredients and leaps within the natural and organic market, as well as meeting people with the same passion and interests as me,” says Molly King, beauty journalist at nubi magazine.
“The show was bigger and bolder than I expected – I'm looking forward to having my expectations blown away once again next year!” says Mark Russell, director at Manna Juice.
Natural & Organic Products Europe includes four show sections: Natural Health, Natural Living, Natural Beauty & Spa and The Natural Food Show. The next edition will take place on 17-18 April 2016 at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk.