African exhibitors to feature at the International Floriculture Trade Fair

By Wallace Mawire

Organizers of the 2021 International Floriculture Trade Fair to be held in Vijfhuizen in the Netherlands on 3 to 5 November, 2021 have confirmed that exhibitors from Africa will also feature at the trade fair.

 According to the fair spokesperson, exhibitors from Africa will be from Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

  It is also reported that preparations for the 2021 edition of IFTF are going full speed ahead after the announcement of further lifting of restrictions earlier this week.

 They say that IFTF is back with a strong increasing number of exhibiting companies reconfirming their participation, as well as a fast-growing list with visitors registering to attend this year’s IFTF.

  It is added that luckily also the list of countries from where travelers were banned before to fly into Europe is shrinking, allowing international business travel to resume.

 “The show must go on, and it is now all about getting back on track and business as usual,” the spokesperson said.

 The organizers said that they are looking forward to reunite the world of floriculture by bringing the industry together at one place, date and time.

  Dick van Raamsdonk, CEO of HPP Exhibitions,  said  last year in September, when the corona pandemic blocked IFTF 2020, “By being prepared at all times, we can kick off any exhibition, at any time.”

  It is reported that IFTF 2021 trade fair is on course also because the venue ‘Expo Haarlemmermeer’ meets all current required conditions to host an exhibition.

 This is reported to include  include the fresh air ventilation system that the greenhouse-type exhibit hall has standard built-in.

 “With this, together with the upcoming easing of the current COVID-19 restrictions, organizers are confident that IFTF will have another successful edition,” the spokesperson said.

  It is added that IFTF 2021 is an international fair.

 It is added that alongside Dutch exhibitors, the organization welcomes more than 130 participants from all over the world. For instance from Italy, France, Denmark, Ecuador, Colombia, Kenya, China and Japan.

  They add that they expect to see the latest from renowned breeders and growers like Alexandra Farms, De Ruiter’s Spray Roses, Evanthia, Naranjo Roses, Rosaprima, and Roses Forever.

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