BiObernai, fair of organic products
It’s been 14 years since the first BiObernai fair trade was held. BiObernai is a fair of organic farming, held every year in September in the Alsatian village of Obernai, 30 kilometers away from Strasbourg. The exhibition brings together as many as 250 exhibitions and more than 21,000 visitors every year.
A fair trade, an organic products showcase, a booming market
The constantly growing number of visitors shows a runaway success of organic products and the growth is expected to continue. The mass media has played an important role by improving the image and accelerating the life cycle of this trend. For enthusiastically consuming organic food people as for neophytes, interesting in organic farming and curious about how it is done, visitors have the opportunity to discover this special universe during three days. In order to understand the multiple dimensions of the organic way, BiObernai brings together regional and international organic products representatives, provides amongst others an information zone, a chat area as lectures during those days.
Consuming organic products becomes a way of living with strong values: authenticity, respect, ethics, solidarity, responsible and collaborative consumption…
A fair trade in a friendly and convivial atmosphere
BiObernai is a friendly event with a great village atmosphere held in the heart of the Alsace region in the picturesque town of Obernai. The area of BiObernai’s exhibition is divided thematically into zones: whatever your expectations, needs or interests may be, everyone can explore the multifaceted value of the organic products at one’s own pace. Along with the possibility of buying products directly from the exhibitors, a large variety of activities in the spirit of collaborative creativity are proposed to please everyone: lectures, thematic workshops (health and well-being, environment, ecomobility, solidarity based initiatives…), an entertainment program for both young and old (workshops for children, cooking workshops, workshops on well-being…), artistic performances with the use of a touch of humor…
BiObernai became over the years a great place to visit with family or friends, for a day or more.
In 14 years, BiObernai built 45 partnerships.
Evolution of the number of exhibitors
2010 : 200
2011 : 220
2012 : 224
2013 : 237
2014 : 210
2015 : 230
2016 : 250
Objective 2017 : 260
Evolution of the number of visitors:
Over 180,000 visitors in 10 years.
2010 : 19 488 visitors
2011 : 18 843 visitors
2012 : 19 562 visitors
2013 : 19 327 visitors
2014 : 17 324 visitors
2015 : 21 435 visitors
2016 : 20 135 visitors
Objective 2017 : 22 000 visitors
Every year, the BiObernai’s exhibition team chooses to give a specific direction to the event by associating a different theme and highlighting unknown facts and information regarding the current societal and economic issues.
2004 : 1st exhibition, launch
2005 : The taste of organic products
2006 : Local food keeps growing !
2007 : Water, Alsace, Life
2008 : Sustainable energy
2009 : Biodiversity
2010 : Organic viticulture
2011 : Animal welfare
2012 : Acting to protect the environment
2013 : Supportive, Equitable, Local
2014 : Corporate citizen
2015 : Agriculture
2016 : Eco-mobility
2017 : Collective Intelligence