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 16 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).
With a focus on the 5 natural market segments such as Food & Beverages, Health, Beauty, Living and Environment, the expo is the largest gathering of bio products in the region and is considered by industry members to be the ideal place to source organic and natural products.
There are 9 companies participating in our [Philippines] Pavilion in 2017. They products they are introducing are organic coconut, moringa and fresh fruits. They response at the show was good – the exhibitors met good buyers, and this is our fourth year at this expo. Yes, the Philippines will be coming back next year.
This is our first time exhibiting at atrade show in Dubai. This is a niche trade show, so buyers come here looking for natural products. It has been a great experience for us -we have met several retailers and distributors from the Middle east [at the expo] - Lulu, Al Madina. Fathima Supermarket, etc.
We saw a very high trend of organic products appearing in Dubai, especially from the past 2-3 years. We met a lot of buyers, and had a lot of pre-scheduled meetings, and if only 20% of the people that say they’re interested in distributing my products comes through, I am a lucky man and I have a good business.