The Ministry of Commerce to host the Organic & Natural Expo 2017 (ONE 2017) on 27 – 30 July from 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok.
It will be the largest exhibition of organic and natural products in the region that has been held for 7 consecutive years. The objective is to raise the variegation of national and international certified products, add value and expand the market accordingly. The expo will host more than 200 exhibitors in the area of 10,000 square meters and showcasing products from ASEAN countries. It is estimated that more than 45,000 visitors will attend the exposition with the total sales value at 32 million baht. The highlight products will be organic instant curry paste, raspberry rice, coconut brown sugar, environmentally friendly containers made from tapioca flour and spathe of betel nut, natural products for pets such as shampoo, and many more new innovative organic products. Moreover, there will be useful workshops relating to the organic product, for instance, a cooking demonstration by celebrity chefs.
Besides showcase and retail, the event also provides Business Matching platforms for national and international certified organic businesses which allows buyers a great opportunity to seek out potential partners and suppliers. That is to say the ONE 2017 will connect the business network amongst trusted buyers, providers and suppliers.
The Direction and Thailand’s Organic Sector According to the National Organic Agriculture Development StrategyOrganic Opportunities in ASEANHow to Move Forward ASEAN’s Organic Sector : Perceptions from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and ThailandThe concept of this year is “ASEAN: Home of Organic” opening up opportunities in global markets. The essence of the regional cooperation is to be a collaborative supply chain that benefits to one another in ASEAN and expand business to global markets.
Hosting the Organic & Natural Expo 2017 or ONE 2017 this year will also spearhead the establishment of the ASEAN Organic Federation by inviting organic entrepreneurs from ASEAN to attend the session and meet potential trade partners and consumers. The Federation meeting will be held for the first time at the Organic & Natural Expo 2017 on 29 July with the hope to create knowledge and understanding platform as well as exchanges in production and organic market knowledge between producers and entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries. This will also contribute to the strengthened and unified ASEAN organic producers and entrepreneurs in the region.