The Expo Agroalimentaria is a real fresh produce show, making it possible for exhibitors and visitors to explore the agricultural opportunities in this rising market in Mexico. The floriculture industry, however, is growing in the country as well and was now entering the show more conspicuously. For the first time, a floriculture pavilion was added to this four-day event. Like previous years, our colleagues of HortiDaily were present to make a photo report of the show, and this year, FloralDaily was present as well to cover the floriculture pavilion.
At this pavilion, over 20 flower and ornamental plant growers, breeders and floral suppliers were presenting their products. And what are the most popular plants? It seems to be the orchids, succulents and poinsettias are.
The plants are all produced for national demand, but the flowers are also exported, mainly to the US. Their biggest competitors are the growers from Colombia and Ecuador, but according to several Mexican flower growers, the shorter distance to the US is in the Mexican growers' advantage. "We can ship the flowers in a cooled truck to the US in just a couple of days. In turn, it is beneficial for the shelf life of our products."
Also at the general exhibition area, Dutch ornamental breeders and a trade company were promoting their products, just like last year. Companies that were promoting their products in this area were Sion, Ornamental Growers Group, Anthura and Dümmen Orange.
Tristan Koop and Joan Hoefsloot of Sion
Albert Veldstra and Tammo Hoeksema of Ornamental Growers Group
Arturo Flores Regla Stigma (the agent of Anthura in Mexico) together with Marco Knijnenburg of Anthura
Together with HortiDaily.com we were present to report the entire event.