The weather was the talk of town at the Seasonal Trade Fair in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, last week. Last year, it was too cold for the time of the year, destroying the demand for pansies. Now, due to the hot weather spring sales started earlier. Our colleagues of BPnieuws.nl were present to make a photo report.
Click here for the photo report (in Dutch)
The majority of the 300 exhibitors were Dutch, but also some exhibitors from abroad were present like (clockwise), Olga Lundager and Viktorija Spakova of Lundager from Denmark, Nadia Simone and Domenico Ginevrino of Eurosa from Italy, Markus Hemmje of Hemmje from Belgium and Johannes and Christian Jacobsen of Euro Trend from Denmark.
When comparing this fair with the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, which is being held in November, this one is more oriented towards the trade. There are less visitors, traders are more present and the interest in statistics was high.
The size of the exhibition was more or less similar to last year's edition but quite smaller compared to 2017.
A point that strikes the attention when strolling down the floor is that a large part of the exhibitors are active in the tropical plants segment (and not primarily in the garden plants sector).
Clockwise: Richard Schrama of Desch Plantpak, Hans de Jong of Koen Pack, Sander Burger and Johan van Eckeveld of Van Nifterik and Chris Thurston of Dillewijn Zwapak.
Another interesting point regarding the exhibitors is that many suppliers have been allowed to exhibit this year. The suppliers attending were: Desch Plantpak, Pottery Direct, Koen Pack, Duif International, Designstar, Jacaranda, Van Nifterik Holland, Copots, Elburg-Smit, Chrysal International, Jub Holland, Lechuza Northern Europe, Dillewijn Zwapak, Magicbox and Mate International. Most of these exhibitors were pleased as a lot of their (potential) customers were present.