After the cancellation of the Horti Fair, it seemed that the Netherlands would be without major horticultural fair this year. HPP Exhibitions decided to fill the gap and launched the IHTF, the International Horti Fair. With just three months to go, preparations are in full swing.
"Right now we’re increasing the grounds,” says organizer Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions, “in order to accommodate all the participants.” When it was announced earlier this year that the Horti Fair could not proceed, he decided to organize a horticultural exhibition: the IHTF. The alternate exhibition will be held in the Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, from 6 to 8 November. "Horticultural businesses need exposure, and always seek an international stage to present themselves, as well as their new products. That which formerly took place in Amsterdam, we can now offer in Vijfhuizen." That means a focus on the international buyer.
Impression of the IFTF 2012
The international nature of the event is reflected in the list of exhibitors, which is filled with global companies from various countries. Among the participants are Dutch companies like Gavita, Koppert, Royal Brinkman, KG Systems and Debets Schalke, but also international companies like the Danish specialist Senmatic sensor, the Italian machine builder Techmek substrate and the American manufacturer Fibre Dust. Moreover, Van Raamsdonk reveals that the nominations for the Horticulture Business Award 2014 will be announced during the exhibition. "I think that's also a bit of recognition," he beams.
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