The 7th edition of Hortiflora concluded last Friday, March 15. Every one looked forward to the exhibition - the last edition was held in 2015 - and this was visible in the interest in the show. With nearly 120 exhibitors, it was the biggest one since the first edition in 2005. According to the organization, the atmosphere on the floor was very positive all three days.
Clockwise: Part of the team of Green Horizon Farms, the team of Klaver Flowers, Ethio Agri-Ceft and Dudutch. Click here for the entire photo recap.(Photos made by Jasper van Dijk of HPP Exhibitions and Alemayehu Abera, trial specialist at Syngenta Flowers Ethiopia)
The organization is satisfied with the show. "The quality of flowers and stands was great and the attendance of growers both international as national was superior", says Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions. "Many farm managers and farm owners were, besides exhibiting, also at the show in person themselves almost every day, something that was exactly hoped for by the many supplying exhibitors. This most probably had to do with the fact that many international buyers were visiting the show. Amongst many others, big supermarkets from Europe and a lot of buyers from the Middle East attended the fair."
Although there are several challenges in the Ethiopian flower industry, it is clear that Ethiopia is one of the world’s 5 most important flower producing countries. "A position that will not go down, but only can go up. The next edition of Hortiflora 2021 will for sure prove this."
Best Stand Design Awards
In general, a lot of attention was paid to the decoration of the booths and this year, the most beautiful booths received an award. Below the winners.
In the category Best Non Perishables Awards:
Bronze: Chemtex from Ethiopia
Silver: Bitzer from Kenya
Gold: ACME Containers/ Cargo Lite from Kenya/Israel
Platinum: OCP from Morocco
The booth of Klaver Flowers.
In the category Best Perishables Award:
Bronze: Raya Hortifarms from Ethiopia
Silver: Interplant from Holland
Gold: Klaver Flowers from Ethiopia
Platinum: Mullo/Abyssinia Flowers from Ethiopia
The prize received by Klaver Flowers.
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