Strong Dutch participation at HortiflorExpo IPM 2019

14-05-2019    02:15   |    Agroberichten Buitenland

The 21th HortiflorExpo IPM took place on 20-22 April in Shanghai. This trade fair was one of the biggest in Asia for Floriculture, Horticulture and garden industry.  This year 25 Dutch companies joined Holland Pavilion, and other either more were outside of Holland Pavilion.  Mr. Henk Stigter, Agricultural Counsellor for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs, made a keynote speech at the opening. 

During the fair, the Consulate General in Shanghai and Embassy in Beijing organized a “Seminar on Sustainable Horticulture Development – Experiences in the Netherlands”.  Four topics were focused:

1.) Hi-tech Greenhouse Technology in the Netherlands;

2.) Circular Horticulture - New practice;

3.) Consumption Trends of Floriculture Products;

4.) New Concept Design of Flower Parks in the World. 

The seminar was very successful in terms of  attendance and a lot of questions.  Madame Yang, Deputy Secretary General of China Flower Association (CFA), gave  a keynote speech. Some 80 people participated this seminar.  And they were from all over China. At this Hortiflor Expo we changed from company promotions to more theme focused topics. 

The networking reception was also appreciated by Dutch exhibitors and visitors who came from the Netherlands. During the networking reception, Viscon industrials announced that they will set up WOFE in China soon.  The Embassy, together with Cohort Consulting, released a report “Overview of Floriculture industry in China”.  Dutch companies can get this report via email request:  More than 90 people attended this network reception.

Next year Hortiflor Expo IPM will shift to Beijing.  Those who are interested in participation shall send the request to

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