2022 December 13th – 15th,
10 AM – 5 PM
The Organic & Natural Products Expo has been bringing the business community together for the last 20 years through online platforms and at the annual face-to-face event in Dubai every December.
The Organic and Natural Conference, taking place across the 3 days will feature a combination of presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats on topics such as Organic and Natural Trends for 2023, Vegan, free from and plant-based products, clean beauty and natural cosmetics, Tea & Coffee, Honey, nutraceuticals, supplements & probiotics as well as Sustainable living and best environmental practices.
The organic and natural conference is the only platform in the Middle East for distributors, retailers, HORECA experts, wholesalers, and exporters to come together and discuss the latest trends, updates on product certifications and labelling, export, and retail strategies and gain first hand insights into the region’s organic and natural market.
Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity to hear from the region’s leading organic and natural experts LIVE & UNFILTERED.
The Organic and Natural Conference brings together retailers, distributors, HORECA experts, wholesalers, re-exporters, from the following industries:
Attend the Organic and Natural Conference 2022 to:
Stay ahead of the market by predicting and debating upcoming product trends, innovation and unique insights into the future of the organic and natural industry
11:00 AM – 11:40 AM
In the past 4 years, there has been a 60% increase in shelf space in the MENA region. In 2022, the organic and natural F&B market is said to be worth $18.42 billion. Similarly, with natural and organic beauty, the per capita spend on beauty is more than 240$ in the region, a lot more than the global average and the market is currently valued at $5billion. As we fast approach a post-pandemic world, organic and natural is no longer a niche, it’s on its journey to become mainstream.
MENA’s major outlook on organic and natural – breaking down opportunities worth $20 billion
Major organic and natural product suppliers in the Middle East have registered a 300-400% rise in the demand for their products, majorly driven by conscious consumers who are regarding it as preventive medicine. Consumers today are more conscious today than they’ve ever been about what’s on their plate and what they apply on their bodies.
Are we witnessing an organic and natural revolution in the post pandemic world?
Ann Marie Mcqueen
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM
Discover how your business can benefit of the opportunities arising from the EU organic farming. The European Union (EU) is stepping up efforts to introduce food and hospitality professionals in Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) to the unique benefits of quality European food and drink – this time with a special focus on organic.
A true expert in her field, don’t miss this opportunity to hear first-hand from Elena Panichi to gain valuable insights into the organic farming processes that consumers increasingly care about, and what these mean in terms of product quality and real-world business opportunities.
Head of Unit, Organics, European Commission,
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
01:30 PM – 02:10 PM
The Middle East, primarily the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been leading the vegan and free from revolution. From ice-cream to confectionary, bakery, pastry, and snacking, vegan and meat free is impacting them all. However, in the Middle East, growing consumer demand is primarily motivated by health concerns which include preventing and reducing obesity. Between the years 2022-2027, MENA’s vegan market is said to grow at an astounding 6.01% (CAGR). Is veganism evolving from a mere fad a few years ago to a way of life in the new normal?
Vegan and plant-based products expand its stomach share amongst MENA’s health conscious
Middle East has been synonymous with meat eating. In a post-pandemic era, the focus is on consuming healthy food and maintaining high levels of immunity. Infact, both UAE and Saudi Arabia, 2 of the biggest GCC economies, are the highest per capita consumers of meat but it has duly been noticed that there is a growing yet unfulfilled demand for vegan products.
Understanding MENA’s growing appetite for vegan and free from products
Founder, Not Just For Vegans
CEO, House of Pops
02:20 PM – 02:50 PM
Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, thanks to our fast-paced lives, poor dietary intake and unhealthy lifestyles. However, in the Middle East it’s reaching the tipping point. Diabetes is very close to being considered an epidemic. In 2021, 73 million adults in the Middle East were living with diabetes, by 2030, that figure is said to rise to 95 million. Caregen a leading global company with world class technology in the field of biomimetic peptide synthesis is here to solve Middle East’s diabetic woes through it’s newly formulated natural dietary ingredient, ProGestrol.
ProGsterol: New Dietary Ingredient Synthetic Peptides, Deglusterol, Controls Healthy Blood Sugar it helps maintain healthy blood sugar, big concerns of pre-diabetic and Type II diabetic patients.
As it does not cause hypoglycemia, ProGsterol can be taken anytime by anyone whoever concerns blood sugar. Thanks to “Fast Acting” and “24 Hours Lasting Effect”, ProGsterol will be good resolution for diabetes and Type II pre-diabetes!
Dr. Yong Ji Chung
CEO, Caregen Co. Ltd
Post Doc. Northwestern
Ph.D. Animal Science, Cornell
M.S. Biochemistry, University
B.S. Genetic Engineering,
03:10 PM – 03:50 PM
MENA’s clean beauty market is said to be worth a whopping $2.6 billion by 2025. Well-being today extends to beyond what we eat or consume, millennials today are increasingly conscious on what they apply their skins and bodies. Conscious consumers are increasingly opting for toxin free makeup and cosmetic products that contain ingredients that are natural, sustainable and sourced ethically.
MENA is redefining its beauty goals – is simpler, cleaner better?
What started as a cult, later turned into a movement has now become an obvious lifestyle choice. Holistic choices and solutions have now turned mainstream. People are now spending more time curating natural skincare, and makeup routines that reduce excessive consumption of products that contain chemicals and toxins. There’s also a renewed focus on sustainability.
What’s the deal between millennials and cosmetics/personal care?
04:15 PM – 04:50 PM
When it comes to consumer demand in a post pandemic world, the demand for fresh produce is now more than ever. People are increasingly opting for healthier options that contain no pesticides, harmful chemicals and non- GMO. Infact a whopping 58% of respondents from a Euromonitor health and wellness survey said that the top reason they consume organic food is that there are no GMOs or pesticides. Food service companies too on the other hand are increasingly noticing a demand for organic produce, as sectors like HoReCa continue to cater to a conscious clientele.
Fresh, fresher, and freshest – Organic fresh produce arrives at Middle East’s doorstep
As the Middle East develops an appetite for organic produce, dining tables increasingly feature salads, freshly squeezed juices, and other dishes that are made using fresh produce. Leafy greens, cucumbers, bananas, berries, avocados, chillies are just some of the many fresh produce items that are in hot demand. However, challenges do exist when it comes to logistics and pricing.
Will organic be the norm soon?