Horti ASIA 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

The 5th edition of the Horti Asia took again place at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 5th edition of the Horti Asia took again place at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Holland pavilion was once again the orange heart of the Horti Asia.
The Holland pavilion was once again the orange heart of the Horti Asia.
A big focus on melons and vine crops at the booth of Rijk Zwaan.
A big focus on melons and vine crops at the booth of Rijk Zwaan.
Netafim Asia experienced a lot of growth in the ASEAN markets. Ronen Skiabianskys explained that they built about 100 hectares of greenhouses in Vietnam last year.
Netafim Asia experienced a lot of growth in the ASEAN markets. Ronen Skiabianskys explained that they built about 100 hectares of greenhouses in Vietnam last year.
Shortly after the opening ceremony, it became clear that it would become a busy event as many people lined up for the trade show registration.
Shortly after the opening ceremony, it became clear that it would become a busy event as many people lined up for the trade show registration.
Massimo Digitali and Apinya Wawa of Viale Sistemi. They were pleased with the additional traffic of the VIV livestock event. Also Ronen Skarbianskys of Netafim Vietnam paid them a visit.
Massimo Digitali and Apinya Wawa of Viale Sistemi. They were pleased with the additional traffic of the VIV livestock event. Also Ronen Skarbianskys of Netafim Vietnam paid them a visit.
Don Kester and Peter Spaans of Van der Hoeven welcomed Japanese greenhouse entrepreneur Taizo Sano and Shan Halamba of Riococo at their booth. They are working together on a nice project, of which more is to be announced soon.
Don Kester and Peter Spaans of Van der Hoeven welcomed Japanese greenhouse entrepreneur Taizo Sano and Shan Halamba of Riococo at their booth. They are working together on a nice project, of which more is to be announced soon.
Frank Hermans and Luuk Runia of Greenhouses Solutions Asia / Asian Perlite - currently very busy with enhancing tropical greenhouse growing in Malaysia and surrounding countries.
Frank Hermans and Luuk Runia of Greenhouses Solutions Asia / Asian Perlite - currently very busy with enhancing tropical greenhouse growing in Malaysia and surrounding countries.
Hydroponic Tower Strawberries at the booth of Thai Advance.
Hydroponic Tower Strawberries at the booth of Thai Advance.
Olivier D'Eaubonne and Pierre Vandenameele of Richel were pleased with the improvement of the Horti Asia.
Olivier D'Eaubonne and Pierre Vandenameele of Richel were pleased with the improvement of the Horti Asia.
As always, flowers draw a lot of attention in Asia. Especially at the joint booth of New Fashion Flowers, Van den Bos Flowerbulbs and Van der Laan Tulips.
As always, flowers draw a lot of attention in Asia. Especially at the joint booth of New Fashion Flowers, Van den Bos Flowerbulbs and Van der Laan Tulips.
Johan van Gelderen of BVB Substrates in the booth of Wim Damsteegt, Thanida Anantakul and Thanakorn Anantakul of Dutch Greenery.
Johan van Gelderen of BVB Substrates in the booth of Wim Damsteegt, Thanida Anantakul and Thanakorn Anantakul of Dutch Greenery.
Barry Zuidgeest of Mardenkro promoting Sombrasol at the booth of Agri Solutions Asia.
Barry Zuidgeest of Mardenkro promoting Sombrasol at the booth of Agri Solutions Asia.
Also Chinese greenhouse builder Beijing Kingpeng is expanding its international presence.
Also Chinese greenhouse builder Beijing Kingpeng is expanding its international presence.
A large Japanese trade delegation visited the Horti Asia on Wednesday morning.
A large Japanese trade delegation visited the Horti Asia on Wednesday morning.
Thai greenhouse builder Speedy Access represents a number of companies, such as Autogrow Systems, Greefa, Sangreen, Vostermans, Hyplast and FLC.
Thai greenhouse builder Speedy Access represents a number of companies, such as Autogrow Systems, Greefa, Sangreen, Vostermans, Hyplast and FLC.
With a subsidiary in Vietnam, Dutch seed breeder Bejo Zaden places a big focus on the introduction of seed shallots in Asia.
With a subsidiary in Vietnam, Dutch seed breeder Bejo Zaden places a big focus on the introduction of seed shallots in Asia.
Sophia Jin and Gary Zhou of horticultural supply company Oboya. The company sees growth in the export of sleeves, trays, pots and other packaging and label materials to Southeast Asian growers.
Sophia Jin and Gary Zhou of horticultural supply company Oboya. The company sees growth in the export of sleeves, trays, pots and other packaging and label materials to Southeast Asian growers.
Labour shortage is becoming a problem in Asia, which creates a market for automation and machinery.
Labour shortage is becoming a problem in Asia, which creates a market for automation and machinery.
Juan Luis Arrieta of Agragex was present to promote the Spanish agricultural exporters in a small Spanish pavilion formed by ININSA, Rabita and Fertival.
Juan Luis Arrieta of Agragex was present to promote the Spanish agricultural exporters in a small Spanish pavilion formed by ININSA, Rabita and Fertival.
Alessandro Mazzacano from Urbinati and Wong Lee Chiat from YG Park, a Malaysian customer, Urbinati distributor and pot plant grower from the Cameroon Highlands. Chiat explained that the labour shortages created by stricter enforcement and higher wages has created many demand for automation.
Alessandro Mazzacano from Urbinati and Wong Lee Chiat from YG Park, a Malaysian customer, Urbinati distributor and pot plant grower from the Cameroon Highlands. Chiat explained that the labour shortages created by stricter enforcement and higher wages has created many demand for automation.
A very busy trade show shortly after opening.
A very busy trade show shortly after opening.
Bright presentions at the booth of Taiwanese phalaenopsys grower Sunpride.
Bright presentions at the booth of Taiwanese phalaenopsys grower Sunpride.
Jens Mayer of SAB Substrate was one of the few German suppliers present at the Horti Asia this year.
Jens Mayer of SAB Substrate was one of the few German suppliers present at the Horti Asia this year.
Substrates were well represented at Horti Asia. Jiffy explained that it is one of the first steps that growers are interested in to improve.
Substrates were well represented at Horti Asia. Jiffy explained that it is one of the first steps that growers are interested in to improve.
Basic hydroponic strawberry set up at the booth of Netafim.
Basic hydroponic strawberry set up at the booth of Netafim.
Jürgen von den Driesch from Brandkamp explained that it requires a lot of guidance and technical support to develop good quality floral production in Asia.
Jürgen von den Driesch from Brandkamp explained that it requires a lot of guidance and technical support to develop good quality floral production in Asia.
Jürgen von den Driesch from Brandkamp and his dealer Suwath Singtothong from Kanok Seed.
Jürgen von den Driesch from Brandkamp and his dealer Suwath Singtothong from Kanok Seed.
Suwath Singtothong from Kanok Seed.
Suwath Singtothong from Kanok Seed.
Torben Brinkmann was once again promoting the IPM Essen.
Torben Brinkmann was once again promoting the IPM Essen.
Asthor's Manuel Guerrero was happy that he could rely on the help of his translator Joon.
Asthor's Manuel Guerrero was happy that he could rely on the help of his translator Joon.
NPI Waterstorage was not only present with a booth at the Horti Asia, but also at the VIV and AgriTechnica.
NPI Waterstorage was not only present with a booth at the Horti Asia, but also at the VIV and AgriTechnica.
Dutch vegetable seed breeder Enza Zaden was once again represented by their Thai distributor HortiGrow.
Dutch vegetable seed breeder Enza Zaden was once again represented by their Thai distributor HortiGrow.
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Apinun Uppabunlung from Rijk Zwaan reported many interest in their recently introduced greenhouse melons.
Apinun Uppabunlung from Rijk Zwaan reported many interest in their recently introduced greenhouse melons.
Tomatohook and wire products manufacturer Chris Aarts of C&E Holland was visiting the show a couple of days.
Tomatohook and wire products manufacturer Chris Aarts of C&E Holland was visiting the show a couple of days.
Tom de Smedt of plastic films manufacturer Hyplast together with his Vietnamese partner Nguyen Thi Mai Huong of NhaNguyen.
Tom de Smedt of plastic films manufacturer Hyplast together with his Vietnamese partner Nguyen Thi Mai Huong of NhaNguyen.
Thai orchids grown by Bangkok Orchid.
Thai orchids grown by Bangkok Orchid.
Anthurium and Orchids remain the main varieties represented at the Horti Asia.
Anthurium and Orchids remain the main varieties represented at the Horti Asia.
Guy Boyd of Rivulis Australia said that there are many developments going on with sub soil irrigation in row crops in Asia.
Guy Boyd of Rivulis Australia said that there are many developments going on with sub soil irrigation in row crops in Asia.
Felix Chassouant and Renaud Josse of CMF. The French greenhouse builder is increasing its presence in Asia Pacific and recently completed several high tech projects.
Felix Chassouant and Renaud Josse of CMF. The French greenhouse builder is increasing its presence in Asia Pacific and recently completed several high tech projects.
Pasqual Sanz from Spanish greenhouse builder ININSA at the Agragex pavilion.
Pasqual Sanz from Spanish greenhouse builder ININSA at the Agragex pavilion.
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Luuk Runia of Asian Perlite, Boy de Nijs of HortiDaily and Dick van de Kop of Greefa Sorting.
Luuk Runia of Asian Perlite, Boy de Nijs of HortiDaily and Dick van de Kop of Greefa Sorting.
Aside of more international greenhouse builders, there were also a number of new, local greenhouse suppliers present at the trade show.
Aside of more international greenhouse builders, there were also a number of new, local greenhouse suppliers present at the trade show.
Sinclair also benefits from the labor challenges that Asian farmers and growers are facing.
Sinclair also benefits from the labor challenges that Asian farmers and growers are facing.
The Taiwanese pavilion.
The Taiwanese pavilion.
The booth of the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand provided room to discus a number of innovative solutions that are needed to overcome future challenges in Asian horticulture.
The booth of the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand provided room to discus a number of innovative solutions that are needed to overcome future challenges in Asian horticulture.
Viale Sistemi introduced a new shock absorbing rack and pinion system that guarantees more secured vent closing.
Viale Sistemi introduced a new shock absorbing rack and pinion system that guarantees more secured vent closing.
Many interest for hydroponics at the booth of Dutch Greenery.
Many interest for hydroponics at the booth of Dutch Greenery.
Mr. Aalt Dijkhuizen, president of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food addressed the importance of knowledge transfer and education to support the growth opportunities of Asia's growing agricultural industries.
Mr. Aalt Dijkhuizen, president of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food addressed the importance of knowledge transfer and education to support the growth opportunities of Asia's growing agricultural industries.
Aalt Dijkhuizen addressed the importance of the growing Chinese horticultural and agricultural industries at the launch event of the Horti China; the new horticultural exhibition that VNU will be organizing from November 22 to 24 in Shanghai.
Aalt Dijkhuizen addressed the importance of the growing Chinese horticultural and agricultural industries at the launch event of the Horti China; the new horticultural exhibition that VNU will be organizing from November 22 to 24 in Shanghai.
Shan Halamba of Riococo was visiting the Horti Asia together with his mother and operations managers.
Shan Halamba of Riococo was visiting the Horti Asia together with his mother and operations managers.
Richard and Nic Luiten of A&N Luiten at the booth of their partner Agr Solutions Asia.
Richard and Nic Luiten of A&N Luiten at the booth of their partner Agr Solutions Asia.
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Also vertical farming is gaining attention of small scale Thai growers who are looking for an innovative concept.
Also vertical farming is gaining attention of small scale Thai growers who are looking for an innovative concept.
The team of Dosatron Asia.
The team of Dosatron Asia.
Meng Tee and Paul Dydula of Quiedan: the only U.S. Greenhouse Manufacturer exhibiting at the Horti Asia this year. They have developed a complete turnkey system for tropical climate horticulture.
Meng Tee and Paul Dydula of Quiedan: the only U.S. Greenhouse Manufacturer exhibiting at the Horti Asia this year. They have developed a complete turnkey system for tropical climate horticulture.
Phanupong Ongsuwan of Kaset 32, a 6 hectare Anthurium and Begonia grower that has pad & fan cooled greenhouses in Chiang-Rai, Thailand.
Phanupong Ongsuwan of Kaset 32, a 6 hectare Anthurium and Begonia grower that has pad & fan cooled greenhouses in Chiang-Rai, Thailand.
The next edition Horti Asia is slated for 22-24 August, 2018?
The next edition Horti Asia is slated for 22-24 August, 2018?
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Zoe and Emily Zhang of Yongor screens where very happy with the Vietnamese investments in greenhouse production.
Zoe and Emily Zhang of Yongor screens where very happy with the Vietnamese investments in greenhouse production.
The HortiDaily booth provided a space for meetings.
The HortiDaily booth provided a space for meetings.
Toro irrigation was represented by Jebsen & Jessen.
Toro irrigation was represented by Jebsen & Jessen.
While a bit calmer than the first day, the second day also drew a nice selection of international visitors to the Horti Asia.
While a bit calmer than the first day, the second day also drew a nice selection of international visitors to the Horti Asia.
Taiwanese greenhouse builder Jin Jhan Co.,Ltd
Taiwanese greenhouse builder Jin Jhan Co.,Ltd
Lee Boon Kok of Humibox is a supplier to the Malaysian Oilpalm, Mucuna and Rubber tree propagation industry. He works closely together with Peter Sallaets of Belgian substrate supplier Greenyard.
Lee Boon Kok of Humibox is a supplier to the Malaysian Oilpalm, Mucuna and Rubber tree propagation industry. He works closely together with Peter Sallaets of Belgian substrate supplier Greenyard.
Mucuna is a cover crop in oil palm tree plantations.
Mucuna is a cover crop in oil palm tree plantations.
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Winin manufactures irrigation and spraying equipment.
Winin manufactures irrigation and spraying equipment.
Jingdoo Kang of Koppert Asia explaining the benefits of a natural biological approach.
Jingdoo Kang of Koppert Asia explaining the benefits of a natural biological approach.
Rin Alleblas of Aweta is retired, but still can not resist to travel and develop new export markets.
Rin Alleblas of Aweta is retired, but still can not resist to travel and develop new export markets.
The complete Asian team of NPI water Storage Systems.
The complete Asian team of NPI water Storage Systems.
Frank Scholten of Chrysal Asia Pacific was visiting his Southeast Asian customers and distributors at the show.
Frank Scholten of Chrysal Asia Pacific was visiting his Southeast Asian customers and distributors at the show.
Willem Nat of VEK - Westland Greenhouse Projects
Willem Nat of VEK - Westland Greenhouse Projects
Busy times for the team of Agri Solutions Asia.
Busy times for the team of Agri Solutions Asia.
Khoo Peng Keat of Food Forest Farm in Malaysia.
Khoo Peng Keat of Food Forest Farm in Malaysia.
Roger Luo represents the Dutch Greentech exhibition in Asia.
Roger Luo represents the Dutch Greentech exhibition in Asia.
Mitch Grosky of Pegasus Agriculture came by our booth to inform us about Pegasus' global ambitions.
Mitch Grosky of Pegasus Agriculture came by our booth to inform us about Pegasus' global ambitions.
Dress to impress and look sharp: team of Ridder / HortiMaX.
Dress to impress and look sharp: team of Ridder / HortiMaX.
Yongyut Chianrungsaeng, Jadsada Punyaruen and Agus Setyono of Enza Zaden's local distributor Horti Grow.
Yongyut Chianrungsaeng, Jadsada Punyaruen and Agus Setyono of Enza Zaden's local distributor Horti Grow.
Bram Koppert and Jindoo Kang of Koppert Asia.
Bram Koppert and Jindoo Kang of Koppert Asia.
Casper Rietveld of Anthura together with his Thai customers and distributors.
Casper Rietveld of Anthura together with his Thai customers and distributors.
Several large trade delegations visited the Horti Asia as part of the invited buyer programs.
Several large trade delegations visited the Horti Asia as part of the invited buyer programs.
A group of Vietnamese growers visiting Poomipul Koosakul of Thai greenhouse builder and supplier Speedy Access.
A group of Vietnamese growers visiting Poomipul Koosakul of Thai greenhouse builder and supplier Speedy Access.
Luuk Runia, Menno Keppel and Thomas Ruiter of Agri Solutions Asia.
Luuk Runia, Menno Keppel and Thomas Ruiter of Agri Solutions Asia.
Menno Keppel, Ignacio Rodriguez, Thomas Ruiter and Jan Willem Lut of Sercom.
Menno Keppel, Ignacio Rodriguez, Thomas Ruiter and Jan Willem Lut of Sercom.
Many interest for the adaptive irrigation units of Sercom at the booth of Agri Solutions Asia.
Many interest for the adaptive irrigation units of Sercom at the booth of Agri Solutions Asia.
Also LEDs are upcoming at the Horti Asia.
Also LEDs are upcoming at the Horti Asia.
Trinog and ATC had a miniature sawtooth house on display.
Trinog and ATC had a miniature sawtooth house on display.
Mr. Aalt Dijkhuizen of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food and Mr. Arie Velduizen, Dutch agricultural counsellor to Holland in Vietnam.
Mr. Aalt Dijkhuizen of the Dutch Topsector Agri & Food and Mr. Arie Velduizen, Dutch agricultural counsellor to Holland in Vietnam.
Luc Driessen of Bejo gave a seminar of cultivating shallots from seed.
Luc Driessen of Bejo gave a seminar of cultivating shallots from seed.
Kevin Blackmore of Autogrow Systems at the booth of Speedy Access.
Kevin Blackmore of Autogrow Systems at the booth of Speedy Access.
Dick van de Kop of Greefa with his distributor Poomipum Koosakul of Speedy Access.
Dick van de Kop of Greefa with his distributor Poomipum Koosakul of Speedy Access.
Son and mother Nat & Kranporn Chutarattanakul of Kanok Seed.
Son and mother Nat & Kranporn Chutarattanakul of Kanok Seed.
Bernd Gruntjens of Eurofleurs and Jan van Egmond of Egmond Potgrond together with Nat & Kranporn Chutarattanakul of Kanok Seed.
Bernd Gruntjens of Eurofleurs and Jan van Egmond of Egmond Potgrond together with Nat & Kranporn Chutarattanakul of Kanok Seed.
A special pavilion was dedicated to the mourning of King Bhumibol the Great.
A special pavilion was dedicated to the mourning of King Bhumibol the Great.
The Asian greenhouse suppliers reported a lot of interest in tropical climate greenhouse structures.
The Asian greenhouse suppliers reported a lot of interest in tropical climate greenhouse structures.
Busy trade show floor on day two.
Busy trade show floor on day two.
George Mooyman of Javo also visited the trade show.
George Mooyman of Javo also visited the trade show.
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Vittorio Genuardi from Idromeccanica Luchinni is building a two hectare melon greenhouse just outside of Bangkok.
Vittorio Genuardi from Idromeccanica Luchinni is building a two hectare melon greenhouse just outside of Bangkok.
Patrizia Giuliana from Arrigoni horticultural fabrics was exhibiting for the first time and was very pleased with the event so far.
Patrizia Giuliana from Arrigoni horticultural fabrics was exhibiting for the first time and was very pleased with the event so far.
The booth of Arrigoni.
The booth of Arrigoni.
Hydroponic lettuce grown on BVB Sublime foam substrate.
Hydroponic lettuce grown on BVB Sublime foam substrate.
Johan van Gelderen of BVB Substrates and Wim Damsteegt of Dutch Greenery.
Johan van Gelderen of BVB Substrates and Wim Damsteegt of Dutch Greenery.
Frank Hollaar of the Dutch Demonursey was exploring the possibilities to establish a small demo nursery in Thailand.
Frank Hollaar of the Dutch Demonursey was exploring the possibilities to establish a small demo nursery in Thailand.
Organizing the Horti Asia with the adjacent VIV Livestock show turned out to be a great success.
Organizing the Horti Asia with the adjacent VIV Livestock show turned out to be a great success.
Big smiles at the booth of Jiffy.
Big smiles at the booth of Jiffy.
Arjen Janmaat of Ridder / HortiMaX gave a presentation on smart, adaptive irrigation and climate control at the DLG Forum.
Arjen Janmaat of Ridder / HortiMaX gave a presentation on smart, adaptive irrigation and climate control at the DLG Forum.
Suomi Cao and Amit Ganeti of Imersys Insecticides.
Suomi Cao and Amit Ganeti of Imersys Insecticides.
Marion and Thijs Koning of Konflex. They supply flexible high pressure and temperature hoses for Barel's steam disinfection units.
Marion and Thijs Koning of Konflex. They supply flexible high pressure and temperature hoses for Barel's steam disinfection units.
Tayyar Erzurumlu of Bonar was visiting the show this year.
Tayyar Erzurumlu of Bonar was visiting the show this year.
Lily of Chinese greenhouse builder Trinog-XS Xiamen.
Lily of Chinese greenhouse builder Trinog-XS Xiamen.
And last, but not least; Show organizers Manuel Madani of VNU Exhibtions Asia Pacific and Albert Arp, CEO of Jaarbeurs Holdings.
And last, but not least; Show organizers Manuel Madani of VNU Exhibtions Asia Pacific and Albert Arp, CEO of Jaarbeurs Holdings.

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