After two busy days, the IFTF is coming to an end. Visitors from all over the world are attending the show, enabling the international flower grower, the core of the exhibition, to meet new buyers.
Rosa Eskelund of Roses Forever and Ivan Freeman of Uhuru Flowers in Kenya baptizing a new rose named after Ivan’s mother, Rosa Loves Me Celebrating Heather.
Of course, the show is not over yet, but so far, the exhibitors seem to be pleased with this year’s edition. And when talking about visitors, we talk about quantity and quality. And both seem to be as expected or even higher. The number of visitors, for example, is expected to be higher as not only the preregistration were higher than last year, but also the visitor numbers on the first day were higher, and an additional parking lot was opened yesterday for the second time in the fair’s history. The visitors also stayed at the exhibition for a long time, indicating the high quality of the visitors.
The team of P.J. Dave Flora Limited.
When looking at the exhibition floor, we clearly see that the IFTF is a cut flower exhibition pur sang. Cut flower growers from all over the world presented their assortment, and there was even an Ethiopian pavilion. And as usual, the Ecuadorian and Kenyan growers were widely represented. The number of Colombian growers was a bit less, but that is because they just had their own exhibition in Bogota last month.
Tewodros Zewdie of the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA).
As said, the market is slow at the moment, and growers are looking for new markets to expand and are therefore very happy with the international buyers visiting the show.
The team of Paardekooper, Vaselife, and Tessara promoting sustainable packaging.
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Also, FloralDaily.com is with a stand this year. Make sure to visit them at stand D5.28. to share horticulture news, to get a Buyer’s Guide, or just for a chat.
Of course, they are also running around with their camera, making their traditional photo report, and catching up on the latest news in the market. The complete photo report will be published on Monday, November 13.