IPD accomplished floral trade mission to Colombia

IPD accomplished floral trade mission to Colombia

Four cut flower purchasers from Germany and the Netherlands embarked on a floral trade mission to Colombia in the first week of October at the invitation of Germany’s Import Promotion Desk (IPD).  In five days, they toured twelve flower farms in the Bogotá and Antioquia areas.

The trip offered participants a behind-the-scenes-look at Colombia’s reputable flower farms and insights into the quality management of the visited small to medium sized companies. The buyers revelled in the wide variety of Chrysanthemums, Gypsophila, cut Hydrangeas, carnations, Craspedia, Aster, and Alstroemeria.

“Getting to know the story behind the product and the company is very valuable for my day to day  business,” said floral wholesaler Robin Weisheit from Barchfeld (Germany) based Weisheit Blumengrosshandel. Karl-Heinz Kroell from Bluetenpracht, who has been working with flowers from Medellin for a year, also looks back on a succesfull trip. “It’s great to finally visit the beautiful farm that supplies us with quality cut Hydrangeas and to see where our products come from.”

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Photo Courtesy of AIPH



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