Now in its eighth year, this year’s B2B expo will be more innovative than ever with industry keen and ready to get back to business. Naturally Good is also excited to welcome back interstate exhibitors and distributors who were unable to travel to the show last year due to last-minute border restrictions.
This year more than 200 exhibitors will showcase the hottest products and trends to retailers who will see, sample and experience the most diverse businesses and producers across the food, beverages, beauty, personal care, health, home and lifestyle sectors. Additionally, there will also be two jam-packed days of presentations in the free speaker program.
With consumer health priorities, and demand for natural and organic products at an all-time high, the theme for this year’s show is ‘The Natural Step Ahead: Your Platform for Organic Growth.” More than 3,000 people attended the expo last year and even more expected this year.
Platinum partners include Global by Nature; Oborne Health Supplies; and Unique health products as well as key industry partners such as FIAL, Australian Made, ANTA, Australian Organic Limited, and Complementary Medicines Australia.
New this year is the inaugural Naturally Good Awards recognising the products and brands that are moving and shaking the industry. The 10 awards up for grabs include Best Food Product, Best Beverage Product, Best Home & Living Product, and Best Beauty & Cosmetics Product.
Exhibitors who will be featured at the show and will no doubt be vying for awards include Green Monday, Naked Klay, Epik Brands, Cloverfields, Go Vita and Tri Nature.
Also new will be the Australian Organic Alley – a dedicated area on the show floor that will showcase certified Australian Organic members in one place.
“There is a renewed focus on natural health and organic products this year and the demand for those products are becoming more mainstream,” said Sinead Kavanagh, product manager at Naturally Good.
“People are more aware than ever that they need to prioritise their health and hygiene and are grocery shopping with this in mind. Consumers are pro-actively seeking out products which are clearly labelled, are affordable, safe, sustainable and do the job well. Even brands that have not traditionally supplied those products are diversifying into the market.”
Kavanagh said brands and visitors that were able to make it the show last year, reported that the experience had been invaluable. “It helped build connections and grow businesses, and also gave people in the industry an opportunity to reconnect. The value of in person connections is so important and I think after a year of isolation people really craved it.”
The Beauty and Living Zone will return showcasing what’s new in cosmetics, skin care, personal care as well as home and living products – one of the fastest growing areas within the natural and organic space. This zone will feature key brands including Helios Health & Beauty, Made by Fressko, Frank + Bare, Tri Nature and Love Beauty Foods.
This year the Australian Made pavilion will return as will the ever-popular Pitch Fest competition. All trade buyers can sit in on the industry’s most enthusiastic pitches alongside industry judges and hear from the masterminds behind emerging brands.
The Business Summit will also be held Friday, 3 June at ICC Sydney. Aimed at manufacturers and brands in the natural and organic space, topic will include Retail Strategy, Consumer Strategy, Sustainability Strategy and Export Strategy.
Held for the first time on a Monday-Tuesday, the Naturally Good Expo is on from 6-7 June, 2022, at Sydney’s International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. Register today to reserve your place HERE.
For more information, visit naturallygood.com.au.