The great success of the 1st Bio Festival sent a loud message, which is none other than “The Future Is Organic”. Bio Festival has also emerged as an important point of reference for both professionals as well as consumers that are interested at organic products.
The 1st Bio Festival was completed with great success by highlighting the importance organic and natural products and the eco living culture! The city’s great celebration for the organic products brought together 7,500 of industry’s professionals as well as consumers, in the Technopolis of the City of Athens, in Gazi, from May 11 to 13.
The professional visitors through the three days of the festival had the opportunity to discover at the impressive booths of the 70 exhibitors all the new trends and brand-new products as well as innovations and to choose from the best in the market in order to upgrade their business and improve the product that they provide to the consumers either on the shelves or on the menu of their business. Also, through the rich program of Bio School’s seminars, during which many key issues of the industry were discussed and analyzed, they were able to get informed and take advantage of the experts’ advices.
The meeting point for consumers
Thousands of consumers also had the opportunity to see producers and meet traders active in the organic and natural products sector from every corner of Greece, making the festival a core of positive developments in the growing organic market. Both consumers who have already integrated organic products in their lives and their daily nutrition and who know what they are asking for and those who wished to initiate themselves to a healthier way of life have had the opportunity to discover and try a wide range of products and make their purchases.
The special events have gained the attention
Bio school’s seminars that were held during the three days of the festival played an important role in the consolidation of bio-culture as well as in the further analysis of topics that concern both the professionals and the consumers. Experts form the business, academic and institutional field through panels and presentations have analyzed a wide range of themes around organic products, both edible and cosmetic. In addition to valid information, Bio Festival also has organized Live Cooking Shows, where renowned chefs in the open-air kitchen presented recipes based on organic products. The Chef of French Embassy, Jean Marie Hoffmann, Nikos Maras, Chef of Nice n Easy restaurants and the well-known food bloggers Eva Monohari, Evi Skoura and Ioanna Halmouki cooked with organic products and they also gave suggestions and ideas to those who attended the cooking shows. Also, at the main music stage of the festival, the famous radio Yannis Giakoumakis, Sakis Tsitomenas, Eva Boudouris, Spyros Pagiatakis, Manolis Economou, Mary Margeli, Eleni Manousaki, Dimitris Vrachos, Giorgos Apostolou from the radio stations HIT 88.9, MELODIA 99.2, RED 96.3 and EN LEFKO 87.7 have set their own rhythm at the festival.
Dozens of exhibitors presented their products and thousands of visitors had the opportunity to make their purchases, learn more about organic products and the culture of Eco Living. Industry’s professionals, experts and consumers have been able to exchange ideas and share experiences over the three days of the festival, raising even higher the bar for the industry of organic products.