Health and fitness agenda: Germany's BioFach and Vivaness events

Posted: February 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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Coming up, yogis can log on to one of the only virtual yoga conferences, while Nuremberg, Germany, readies its massive BioFach, the world's largest trade fair dedicated to organic products.

3rd Yoga, Health & Happiness: Virtual World Yoga Conference
February 7-11

The Virtual World Yoga Conference is the first yoga event of its kind in which you can participate from anywhere in the world. This year's program is smaller and less expensive than last year's, with 35 speakers addressing yoga, healthy living, wellness, nutrition and cultural and indigenous medicines. The conference will be recorded, for you to reply at your leisure. The conference fee is €129.
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23rd BioFach & 6th Vivaness
February 15-18
Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany

BioFach is the oldest and largest trade fair dedicated to organic products, and in 2012 it continues to extend from food products into holistic health and wellness through its partnership with the Vivaness event. The event is larger in scope and size than other comparable European organic and natural ingredients trade fairs, such as Food Ingredients Europe and Natural Ingredients Expo, held in November in France. BioFach and Vivaness expect to attract some 45,000 visitors in an exhibition space of 89,000 m2. The event has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore. Vivaness will showcase thousands of products ranging from natural cosmetics and body care to natural medicines and household products. Day tickets for both are €32.

27th GSMA Mobile World Congress
February 27-March 1
Barcelona, Spain

GSMA Mobile World Congress, a four-day event dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology, will feature a GSMA Mobile Health program, focusing on remote monitoring, wellness, and assisted living technologies. A full program of conferences, keynotes, and panel discussions runs alongside an exhibition of the hottest new products and concept designs from the top mobile companies in the field. More than 60,000 industry members from 200 countries are expected in 2012. Tickets range from €4,999 for a platinum executive pass to €699 for an exhibitor pass. A standard gold pass, allowing access to all exhibitions, conferences, and networking opportunities, is priced at €2,699.
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32nd Natural Products Expo West
March 8-11
Anaheim, California, US

Now in its 32nd year, the Natural Products Expo West is one of the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade shows and conventions in the world, alongside Vivaness, with more than 55,000 industry professional attending last year's event. More than 3,000 exhibits from over 1,900 different companies showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. Its sister show, the 26th Natural Products Expo East, ran September 21-24, in Baltimore, Maryland, and drew a crowd of 25,000 with 1,300 exhibits. Natural Products Expo Asia, in its tenth year in 2012, is being held in Hong Kong (dates not announced). In 2011, the event attracted some 10,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors. Admission fees range for industry professionals; admission for non-industry professionals is $375 if purchased by February 3.
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101st International Women's Day
March 8

This year marks the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. In some countries, such as China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, it is a national holiday. Hundreds of events will be held around the world to mark the occasion, including talks, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and a range of local events. This year's theme is "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures." To celebrate, CARE USA, a humanitarian organization that fights global poverty, will host the CARE Conference & International Women's Day Celebration, March 8, in Washington DC. For more about the conference:
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31st IHRSA Convention
March 14-17
Los Angeles, California, US

A rival to the IDEA World Fitness Convention and FIBO, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association annual convention is another top, long-standing fitness trade show held in Los Angeles, drawing a crowd of some 7,000 industry pros every year to swap ideas and flaunt new techniques and products. Four-day passes for nonmembers are $795/$595 for members. Two-day passes are priced at $559 (nonmembers)/$395 (members) and a one-day pass costs $450 (nonmembers)/$250 (members).
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