Cultivate'21 is on. After educational sessions on Saturday, the trade show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, opened its doors yesterday and from the first pictures and reactions, we received it is a busy show. "It looks like Covid never happened," exhibitors say, yet due to the travel restrictions there are fewer attendees: Many European and Canadian visitors are MIA. What is there and what's quite unusual, is a lot of rain.
Besides, being extremely jealous as we are unable to come ourselves, we're super happy to receive so many pictures for our photo report that we will publish later this week. If you haven't sent in your selfie at the exhibition or your selfie in front of your booth yet, please do so.
"It looks like covid never happened," Sam Ahilan with Fibredust shares from the first day of the well-visited show. On his own blueberry farm, he's perfected the growth media for the berries and the market response is great.
Do you have to be tall to join the VB team? Not sure, but seeing how well Nanne Bentvelzen fits between Edward Verbakel (left) and Bart Kester (right), you might think so. Last year he joined the VB team as Technical Sales Manager Export and there are great projects coming his way.
There are some familiar faces over there! Denis van Alphen, Arthur Kroon, Johan van den Beukel, Peter Stuyt, new colleague James Whalen and Arie Luiten are present. "The first day was visited well. It was slightly slower than usual, but our overall feeling is very positive."
The Svensson team of course shows the new ClimaFlow! This solution combines Hinova’s VentilationJet System, and Svensson’s advisory services, Climate House. In the photo Matt Bonavita and Robert Hanifin. Not to be missed on the photo in the photo are Simon de Boer with Schoneveld Breeding and Ton Habraken with Ludvig Svensson.
Even prior to the show, they already kicked the event off with a special Svensson breakfast.
So, do not forget to strike a pose in front of your booth or in the aisles and take a selfie and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org