Useful Industry Organisations

International trade fairs are very important for growers and exporters, not only to display their produce but also to get to know more about their potential markets and competitors. As some markets can be very difficult to access without some help from within (agents, freight forwarders, wholesalers, etc.), fairs serve as an excellent meeting place to make contacts and business links. This section lists some of the more important trade fairs from around the world.




Contact Details

All Things Organic

Chicago, Illinois, USA

April 27-29, 2008

Only event in North America focused exclusively on organic products and has more organic companies exhibiting than any other show in North America.


Biofach America

Baltimore, MD USA


Exhibition's 20th year , with over 3,000 exhibitors and tens of thousands of products on display, expo is North America's premiere venue for selling to the healthy products industry.

Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo

Dubai World Trade centre

Dubai, UAE


Over 300 exhibitors from 35 countries, spread out over two halls covering 8,000 square metres of exhibition space.

Phone: +971 4 3321000

fax: +971 4 3312173

Vitafoods International

Geneva, Switzerland


Over 300 potential suppliers, and attend the free seminar sessions to see innovations in the industry.

Exhibitions Administrator: +44 (0)20 701 77019

Natural Market Place

Sands expo and convention center

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Now in its 70th year, natural market Place 2007 is the natural products industry's longest-running convention and trade show and is produced by the natural Products Association-the leading trade association for the natural products industry.


Tel (800) 966-6632 or (714) 460-7732, ext. 230,

fax: (714) 460-7444

Biofach America Latina

Transamerica expo center

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Biofach América Latina has grown to be the leading and only pure organic trade event in Brazil. 157 companies from nine countries participated in 2005 and 200 are expected in 2006.

Natural Trade Show

Harrogate, UK


The Natural Trade Shows are recognised as the best events for exhibitors to meet serious buyers and for buyers to meet the leading manufacturers and suppliers.


For more information about trade shows, visit:


Industry contacts in South Africa:

Crop production:

  • Kirklington Organic Farm: Herbs, grains, deciduous fruit
  • Lorraine Trust: Deciduous fruit
  • Emerald Acres: Citrus fruit
  • Modderfontein Farm: Citrus fruit, indigenous crops (specifically rooibos tea)
  • Datan Boerdery: Berries (specifically strawberries)
  • A.M. Muller and Sons: Subtropical fruit (specifically avocados)
  • Blue Sky Organics: Stone fruit (specifically olive products)


  • Allganix: Cider vinegar, coffee, flour, fruit juices, olive oil, sugar, sunflower oil, vegetables, whole grains
  • Blue Sky Organics: Olives (specifically oil, pickled olives and other olive products).
  • Cape Natural Tea Products: Rooibos tea
  • Kirklington Organic Farm: Grains, sunflower oil
  • Vital Health Foods: Rooibos tea



E-mail Address

Data Boerdery Pierre Du Toit   Tel: 014 736 3827   Cell: 082 413 2406
Emerald Acres Annemarie Wenning   Tel: 034 995 9904   Cell: 082 495 0405
Kirklington Organic Farm James Moffett   Tel: 051 933 3959   Cell: 082 375 8382
A.M. Muller & Seuns Michael Muller   Tel: 015 305 3330   Cell: 083 449 3810  
Cape Natural Tea Products Dawie de Villiers   Tel: 021 982 5030
Allganix Foods (Pty) Ltd Leonard Mead   Tel: 021 845 4260   Cell: 082 854 0927
Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd Bruce Dennison   Tel: 021 900 2500
Blue Sky Organics Liz Eglington   Tel: 021 715 5247
Lorraine Trust Mike and Gay Prevost   Tel: 021 849 8663
Modderfontein Farm  Willie Odendaal   Tel: 022 921 2379