Yet again the time has come for growers and suppliers from around the world to join together in agricultural exploration at the Expo Agroalimentaria show in Irapuato, Mexico, November 13th to 16th. During this 22nd edition of the Expo, with 1,300 exhibitor spaces and a total surface of more than 63 thousand square meters, an amount of 120,000 visitors is expected. The Expo is divided in an indoor and an outdoor area. With the horticultural industry in Mexico still being on the rise and growers on the lookout for more technology, of course the HortiDaily team will be there at well. What else is not to be missed?


Excalibur Plastics Mex
Excalibur Plastics Mex has been attending the show for the 10+ years and it grows more exciting each year. With their core products: plastic, coco, shading agents, insect/shade screens, curtains and groundcover, they are also exploring the opportunity to assist in supplying additional items such as fertilizer, gutter systems, fogging mechanisms, and supplementary greenhouse essentials. Come out and visit booth #600 to see what Excalibur and their vendors have to offer.

30 year anniversary
On November 8th, 1988, in the midst of industrial restructuring in Spain, eight former workers of Laminaciones de Lesaca (Imcasa), subsidiary of Altos Hornos de Vizcaya, founded Inverca. Three of these eight founders still remain in the shareholding of the company and since the end of 2016 the second generation has taken the reins.

In these thirty years, Inverca has reached the five continents and continues to pioneer new frontiers day by day.

During these 30 years, Inverca has manufactured and supplied more than 2,000 hectares of greenhouses for all types of climates and crops.

If you want to congratulate Inverca, pay them a visit at the Expo Agroalimentaria in stands 902, 927.

Country of honor
This year, the Netherlands is the country of honor. The Holland pavilion, with 24 spaces the biggest international pavilion at the Expo, can be found in the indoor area. The companies which are part of the pavilion are:

  • Patron Agri Systems International B.V. (stand 609)
  • Priva América Latina S.A. de C.V. (stands 610 – 638)
  • Hortisoluciones (stand 637)
  • Ornamental Growers Group (stands 709 – 710)
  • PlantaNova (stand 737)
  • Cultilene (stand 738)
  • HortiConnect NL (stands 809 – 810)
  • Hoogendoorn Americas, Inc. (stand 837)
  • VB Group BV (stand 838)
  • Anthura B.V. (stand 909 – 934)
  • Van der Knaap – Forteco (stand 910)
  • Dunlop Protective Footwear (stand 1009)
  • Royal Brinkman México S. de R.L. de C.V. (stands 1010 – 1035)
  • Sion Young Plants BV (stand 1034)
  • HortiMaX México S.A. de C.V. (stands 1109 – 1137)
  • Aweta (stands 1110 - 1138)

The agriculture team of the Dutch embassy in Mexico will also be present with its own stand (935). Visit the Holland pavilion and have interesting conversations with the representatives of the different companies and the agriculture team. Apart from the pavilion there are other Dutch companies present at the Expo with a stand and you will see many Dutch visitors.