Kasher Paris Expo
Inaugural Kasher Expo Paris, International Exhibition of Kosher Products, to take place in September, 2014
OU Kosher will be prominently represented, along with an expected 150 exhibitors, when the first edition of Kasher Expo Paris, held at Espace Champerret Paris, opens on September 2014.
According to the show’s organizers, HAKOA Kosher and Halal Consultant, the trade show, “meets a growing demand from retailers and consumers for quality and certified products, guaranteeing food traceability and safety. Indeed, kosher certification provides strict control of ingredients, production tools, processing, and packaging.”
Oliver Prince, who developed the show, calls Kasher Expo Paris a “targeted food show concentrated in two days, which guarantees maximum efficiency to exhibitors, buyers, and distributors.”
The exhibitors will display their kosher certified products — including food, beverages, ingredients, and cosmetics — to international buyers from large distribution chains; retailers; trades; caterers; importers/exporters; wholesalers and distributors. Suppliers of kosher products are expected from the United States, Canada, Israel, Europe, and South America. 5,000 professionals are expected to attend to get the opportunity to discover new kosher products and ingredients, from small manufacturers to major brands.
The kosher market in Europe is estimated at 4.5 billion Euros, according to HAKOA. In France alone, it is over 380-million Euros, with a growth rate of roughly 16% yearly. According to a Toluna Survey for ESSEC Business School made in December, 2012, 5.3% of French consumers regularly or occasionally purchase kosher products. Given that France has 24-million households, that represents over one million households in that country alone in which kosher food is purchased.
Information about the show can be found online at http://www.kasher-meetings.com/#!home/cpox.