Today is the final day of the Horti China show, which takes place in Qingdao. Exhibitors at the show explain how the rising living standards ensure a high interest in the horticultural industry.
The China manager of Dutch breeding company Axia Vegetable Seeds, Li Chunxia, introduced a crowd of visitors to Dutch tomato seed varieties. According to Manager Li, "the living standards of Chinese consumers continuously rise, and so Chinese consumer demand for high-quality, delicious tomatoes also grows. We saw this trend in the market when we started planning our entrance into the Chinese market two years ago. We took a long time and many attempts to make tomato seeds more suitable for the market. And two years later, clients express deep satisfaction with our tomato varieties. They start ordering large volumes.:
He says the number of strategic agreements with local companies has rapidly grown since January this year. "This is the first time that we join the Horti China expo in Qingdao. The ongoing pandemic makes it difficult to organize large-scale events, so we are very happy with this opportunity to meet friends from the industry in person."
Important to meet in person
Mr. Li Xiangyong, CEO of Planti, personally headed his team at the expo. Planti glass products are used in export. "We already foresaw that only a limited number of foreign representatives would be able to attend this expo during an ongoing pandemic, but we still think it is very important in this industry to meet people in person. That is why we are very happy to have this opportunity to attend the expo."
In addition to promoting Planti glass products, CEO Li also has another motivation for participation in this expo. Planti is the first Chinese representative of the Dutch company Van Der Valk, a global leader in producing and supplying greenhouses with adjustable systems for opening and closing windows and curtains. Planti CEO Li participated in the expo not just to promote his own products, but also to introduce Van Der Valk systems to the Chinese market."
Floryn is a supplier of artificial lighting systems. Charlie Zhao, spokesperson for the company, and his colleague William were busy introducing visitors to their most recent Floryn LED artificial growing lights with adjustable spectrums.
"Different wavelengths of light affect the photosynthesis process and also impact the shape and physiology of the plant. Our Floryn LED artificial growing lights have an adjustable spectrum that can easily and efficiently stimulate photosynthesis to more efficiently transform photons into the energy required for plant growth. This saves on energy costs and improves the product quality, production volume, and growing speed."