GreenTech Americas is moving from 24 - 26 March 2020 to 25 - 27 August 2020. The significant increase in the global spread of COVID-19 has resulted in this decision. For the same reason, the Horti Asia has been postponed untill October.
RAI Amsterdam and Tarsus, as organizers, have complied with the explicit wishes of both exhibitors and visitors to reschedule the event. "Due to the Corona virus, many travelers are confronted with travel restrictions and measures put in place by the authorities. To maintain the international reach and quality of the event, a new date has been set", the organizers announce.
Mariska Dreschler, Director Horticulture - GreenTech: “By moving the exhibition to 25 – 27 August, we aim to offer our exhibitors the best possible time slot, to present their innovations to a global audience and to initiate business. In view of the global economic challenges triggered by the Corona virus in the first half of the year of 2020, moving the show to August offers great opportunities. Horticulture is important for the global food supplies as sustainable cultivation is therefore a necessity. Even in these challenging times we need expert views and discussions on how the world’s horticulture industries can be optimized.”
Also VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific has been in close contact with the organisers and, after closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in recent weeks, decided to postpone the exhibition. "As stated by all parties, postponement is the best solution. More than 90% of our exhibitors confirmed the decision to rearrange their participation accordingly", said Heiko Stutzinger of VNU. Also the AgriTechnica Asia will be postponed to the same dates: October 14-16, 2020.
GreenTech Americas is the first regional event in Mexico of GreenTech, the international meeting place for horticultural technology. 50% of the exhibitors are international and visitors originate from all over the world. The international character of the event is significantly impacted by the measures taken to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The top three exhibiting countries outside Mexico are the USA, Spain and the Netherlands. In these and other countries, measures have been put in place which influence exhibitor’s and visitor’s ability to attend.
About GreenTech Amsterdam
GreenTech Amsterdam will currently take place as planned from 8 – 10 June 2020 in RAI Amsterdam. The exhibition is a global meeting place for all horticultural technology professionals. GreenTech focuses on the early stages of the horticultural chain and the current issues growers face. All Dutch front runners, greenhouse builders and suppliers are present. Last year a total of 12,489 professionals from 114 countries visited GreenTech Amsterdam.
For the floricultural industry it might not come as a surprise that also CAST 2020 has been cancelled. In the last twenty-four hours it's been raining cancellation emails from the participating companies. The announcement of an EU travel ban coupled with local warnings against large gatherings due to ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) made nearly all decide to back out as well. Only Ball Horticultural have not officially cancelled their trials at Santa Paula (Ventura County). In addition also the tulip event in Netherlands is canceled. We're trying to keep you updated on all rescheduled events.