On 15th October 2017, Bio Nord took place in Hanover. Just like its sister events Bio Ost, Bio West and Bio Süd, Bio Nord is a platform for pioneers and start-ups to exchange views and experiences about the latest developments and trends in the organic industry. The 432 specialist exhibitors came from the segments of food, dietary supplements and natural cosmetics. According to the final report by the organisers, the specialist exhibition was primarily visited by retail companies, but it also had a lot to offer to wholesale traders. OPW Ingredients GmbH was represented by its two junior traders, Thomas Reisch and Leonard Michiels, who focused on organic speciality oils, vegan flours and proteins. Especially the field of vegetable proteins was a true innovation in Hanover. During many discussions, it became clear that a lot of quality departments are already developing high-protein muesli, porridge and bread. These new products combine many components of a conscious diet, which makes them especially attractive to athletes. The conscious, responsible use of raw materials is becoming increasingly important. Many consumers attach great importance to the combination of transparency and high quality when it comes to food and cosmetics. Our in-house production of almond protein, pumpkin seed protein, sesame protein and gold linseed flour allows us to ensure both of these criteria: we can guarantee the complete traceability of our goods. The Bio Nord exhibition in Hanover offered many starting points for interesting products and companies. It remains a trendsetter for everything organic. Of course, OPW Ingredients is already looking forward to next year’s edition of Bio Nord, which will take place in Hanover on 9th September 2018. In all likelihood, we will head to Düsseldorf for Bio West on 29th April, too! Our product focus besides the flours and proteins is geared towards our vegetable oils; Almond oil, Walnut oil, Apricot kernel oil, Castor oil, Sesame oil, MCT oil, oils for personal care, Sebacic acid and the world of organic and gourmet oils.