Date: 13 February 2019 - 16 February 2019




From 13 – 16 February, the international organic food sector will gather at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for BIOFACH, the world’s leading fair for organic food. Which innovations and highlights will be revealed, which aspects will be emphasised within the scope of the BIOFACH congress theme “The organic system – healthy in a holistic approach”, what is the status of the international and domestic organic markets and what particular issues are engaging the sector at present?

We are looking forward to discussing these and other questions with you. Together with the international patron of BIOFACH, IFOAM –- Organics International, and the national supporting organization, Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (the German Federation of Organic Food Producers, BÖLW), we would like to invite you to the following events on the opening day of the combined trade fair:

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, from 10:00 am
Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, NCC Ost, Level 2, Kiew Hall

• 10:00 am: NürnbergMesse press conference on BIOFACH and VIVANESS
Facts & figures, trends and highlights of the combined trade fair and background to the BIOFACH Congress theme

• Petra Wolf, member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse
• Dr Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Chairman of the German Federation of Organic Food Producers (BÖLW)
• Elfriede Dambacher, owner of naturkosmetik konzepte

• 11:00 am: Sector press conference with IFOAM and BÖLW on BIOFACH
Sector report including the development of the market and cultivation areas as well as political context.

• Dr Helga Willer, Department of Extension, Training and Communication, Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
• Louise Luttikholt, Executive Director, IFOAM – Organics International
• Dr Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Chairman of the German Federation of Organic Food Producers (BÖLW)

At 12:30 pm, directly after the press conferences, the official opening of BIOFACH and VIVANESS with subsequent tour of the exhibition will be held (NCC Ost, Level 3, Hall Tokio). One of the highlights of the opening is the keynote by Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen, physician, cabaret artist and author.

• Thursday, 14 February 2019, 17:00 pm, World of Experience WINE (Hall 7)
Guided tasting: organic wine – trending styles and discoveries

with Matthias Neske (blog Chez Matze) and Ralph Dejas (ECOVIN)

Information on accreditation: As in previous years, you can once again obtain your accreditation for BIOFACH in advance. Until 6 February 2019 you are welcome to register as a media representative or blogger for your visit to us at

We look forward to your visit and to enjoying these informative and interesting events with you! To register for the press events please use our contact form.


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