Mexico is a horticultural powerhouse, but still offers great potential for suppliers, investors and wholesalers. Knowledge and opportunities come together during the Expo Agroalimentaria in Irapuato, by far the biggest horticultural trade fair in the Americas. The Dutch Embassy in Mexico is facilitating a large number of Dutch companies to present themselves in a ‘Holland Pavilion’. For those who cannot visit the fair, the embassy will organize 3 ‘Jungle Talks’; online webinars about horticulture in Mexico.

Jungle Talks' hosts Renee and Ed

The first Mexican Jungle Talk about vegetable production takes place on Tuesday, 8 November at 8.30 AM Mexican time (15.30 European main land). Today the guests will be Ruben Soto (GM Hortimax Mexico), Juan Labastida (Marketing Specialist Enza Zaden) and Pharis Rico (GM Plantanova and Horticonnect). Is it likely that Mexico will keep increasing its surface? Will there be a shift towards more high tech and / or sustainable produce? What about the security issue, renewable energy, foreign competition? This webinar will give you a good taste of vegetable production in Mexico.

One day later, Wednesday, 9 November we will continue with a thorough analysis of the actual situation of floriculture in Mexico and the perspectives for the (near) future. We will do that with distinguished guests Claudia Lee (Director Akiko) and Tammo Hoeksema (CEO Xochipilli). Mexico has always been a sleeping giant in terms of flower exports. Is Mexico still asleep? And if so, is it likely that she will wake up soon?

And finally, on Thursday the 10th of November, you will hear more about the typical Mexican phenomenon of setting up your horticultural facilities in a so-called Agro Park. What are the benefits of being located there? Are new Agro Parks planned in Mexico? Is the concept applicable in other countries? Oscar Woltman (CEO Freshmex / Chairman Amphac / Agro Park Queretaro and Robert van der Geest (Business Developer United Farms / COO Energy Greenhouse Park) will tell you all about it.

Jungle Talks are organized frequently and are always free of charge. If you would like to receive regular updates, you can register here for the Jungle Talk newsletter. To register for the Mexican Jungle Talks, click here for more information on the agenda. For any additional questions, please contact Ed Smit,