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Growtech grows to gateway exhibition

This week the Growtech Eurasia takes place at the Antalya Exhibition Centre in Turkey. Even though the Turkish greenhouse market itself is not as flourishing as it seemed to be some years ago, the Growtech has found a strong position in the industry. For exhibitors, both from the Turkish market and other countries, the GrowTech turned out to be the gateway to countries in Eastern Europe as well as Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Turkmenistan and the UAE.

Over the last years, the Turkish greenhouse industry has had its struggles. With the Russian import ban going on and off, the position for growers isn't as secure as it used to be. Therefore the investments in the Turkish market aren't as high as suppliers expected them to be a couple of years ago, when the Turkish-Russian relationship was better. 

Even though the Turkish investment climate is low, the GrowTech Antalya still has a very vivid atmosphere. Thanks to the surrounding countries and the gateway the GrowTech offers to these countries, the exhibition is an important hub for the international horticultural industry. 

Peter Barel and Meral Bilgin, MST Holland, and Fouad Abadou & Kevin Spoeider, Hoogendoorn

Timfog's Muslim Sevencan and Cengiz Yaylali visited Egbert de Gelder (Thermeta), Rob van Leeuwen (F&H Crone) and Ozhan Colpan (Munters Turkey). Timfog has recently commissioned a new 42-acre glasshase for Vitebsk Energy in Belarus.

Srinath Perera, Grow Soil with Turan Apaydin of Srinath and the Turkish company Fipa Ekolojik.

The team of IFG Cresco (formerly BonarAgro): Peter Ollevier and Taypor Erzurumlu

Next to many local suppliers, international exhibitors are also present, focusing on surrounding countries. 

Photo report is present at the show. The Greenhouse Guide is being distributed and we will be reporting on the exhibition as well as interviewing entrepreneurs from the Eurasian greenhouse industry. 

On Monday you'll find a full photo report in the HortiDaily newsletter.