Last week, from November 7-9, the IFTF took place in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Nearly 300 companies showcased their varieties and services, attracting visitors from all over the world. Every year, the cut flower show is becoming bigger and the number of visitors is increasing. Also this year, the visitor number was about 15% higher compared to last year. And for next year further international growth is expected as a new pavilion will be added: Argentina.
FloralDaily and their colleagues of the Dutch newsletter BPnieuws were also present to make a full photo report of the show. Click here for the photo report.
When entering the show, one of the first things - next to the increased exhibition area - that strikes the attention are the neat stands. It seems that many exhibitors took the time and effort to pay attention to the little details and have put up a professional neat-looking stand.
Every year, the number of visitors increases, and this year a milestone was reached. "On Thursday morning, for the first time in IFTF history, we had to open the second parking lot. This lot, just like the first parking lot, has room for 4,000 cars", says Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions, who organizes the show.
Largest floriculture event
All in all, Dick is very pleased with the turnout of the show. "Together with the concurrent show, the FloraHolland Trade Fair, and all the other surrounding activities, we succeed in establishing the largest event in the floriculture industry internationally."
But further growth is still possible. "For next year, we still have enough to do. We still miss the presence of many Germans, and also not all florists have the IFTF in their agenda yet."
This year, the Zimbabwe and Iran pavilion were added to the exhibition, and for next year another will be present, namely Argentina.
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International Floriculture Trade Fair