Further gov. support for exporters
Following Department of International Trade plans to support the organic category in three of its major territory campaigns, a number of important opportunities have been announced for businesses interested in improving the visibility of their offer in Germany, France and the US.
Support for exhibitors at the world's two biggest organic shows
DIT have recently added a second dedicated organic focused trade show to its Tradeshow Access Program roster. This means UK businesses are now eligible for financial support to exhibit at key shows in the world’s two largest organic markets.
With 2,535 exhibitors (71% international) and 51,453 visitors, Biofach is the largest and most important international trade fair for organic food. Now sold out, the only option for UK food & drinks businesses wanting to participate is to join UK pavilion, which comes with grant eligibility of £1,125 per SME.
Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim runs from Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2018 in California and remains the world's largest organic and natural trade event. Seeing more than 67,000 attendees, SME exhibitors in the new UK pavilion at this event are eligible for a £2,000 grant.
FCO host an organic and free-from showcase in Paris
Support is now also available for business looking for visibility in the French Organic and Free-from market, as the Department for International Trade move to host a networking and showcase event at the Ambassador’s Residence on the 23rd October.
This event will coincide with NatExpo, which with over 12,000 visitors in 2015 has become France’s leading trade event for the organic sector. Demand is high and sales of organic and free-from food and drink products grew by 13% in 2015.
Places at the showcase event are strictly limited, companies should apply early to avoid disappointment. Companies have until the 11th of September to apply, ahead of a webinar for successful applicants on the 19th. For More information or to apply to the showcase please open the document here , or contact Sophie.Debodisco@fco.gov.uk