Taking place from 8 to 10 May at the Wanderers Stadium Deck in Johannesburg, The Organics and Natural Products Expo which is a hybrid trade and consumer show is sure to draw large crowds of buyers, exporters, importers and consumers, who will be introduced to hundreds of high-quality organic and natural products.
Organisers South African Trade Promotions (SATP), believe the show holds the solutions to many of South Africa’s trade woes. ‘We are convinced entrepreneurship will be the saviour of South African society, and as such, we feel strongly about giving SMEs a foothold into the industry,’ says SATP director John Thomson.
Global opportunities for local producers
A large focus of the show is dedicated to international partnerships and suppliers, and the show is receiving unprecedented interest from overseas exhibitors keen to do business in South Africa. While this is a strategic move by SATP, aimed at creating global opportunities for local producers, the organisers also acknowledge that local producers may not have the same resources as their international counterparts.
‘As the majority of growers and suppliers into the local market place are SMEs, we realise they may be hard-pressed financially and resource-wise to compete with these international market entrants,’ says Thomson. ‘Which is why we have developed a subsidised opportunity to help local producers break into mainstream business.’
Product demonstration unit
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the Organics and Natural Products Expo has created the unique ‘Product Demonstration Unit’, which will allow SMEs to participate fully for only R12 000 ex VAT.
The Product Demonstration Unit includes:
● Carpeted floorspace
● Back wall featuring company name and spotlight
● Display panel
● Three shelves, flat or sloping
● Bar stool
● Lockable counter unit.
● All regular exhibition services.
Limited numbers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the units are supported by three- or four-month payment plans. At this incredible price, they are sure to sell quickly, so SMEs are encouraged to book their space now.
‘Both buyers and sellers are seeing the local organics industry as an untapped market, ready to be exploited,’ says Thompson. ‘The Product Demonstration Units offer SMEs the same opportunity as large companies to meet the buyers, and a relatively small investment could see them move into the big time, giving them the break they wouldn’t otherwise be able to achieve,’ he concludes.
The Organic & Natural Products Expo 2020 takes place at the Wanderers Stadium, Corlett Drive, Johannesburg from 8 to 10 May 2020 under the theme Once a trend: now mainstream.