In Vietnam the 2nd edition of the HortEx kicked off this morning. The show has seen serious growth after its successful first edition. A remarkable number of plastic greenhouse builders and substrate suppliers found their way to the show.
Opening of the show by the organisers, representatives from the industry & the Vietnamese government.
During the opening ceremony the growth of the Vietnamese industry was emphasised. Last year the Vietnamese export of fruits, vegetables and flowers grew by 7.9% to 3.8 billion USD. Whereas Vietnam has shown serious ambitions to continue this trend on the horticultural front, horticulture is developing in the area as well. Being based in Ho Chi Minh and welcoming both local as international suppliers, the HortEx exhibition focuses on the growing Vietnamese horticultural industry as well as horticultural guests from other Southeast Asian countries. Last year guests from over 29 countries were welcomed. With various organised bus visits from over 29 provinces a serious number of visitors of the show is guaranteed this year as well.
Gakon represented! Olaf Mos & Hong Thi Ho.
Keith Thong, Michael Hwang & Cedric Faure with Klasmann Deilmann
Today the show welcomed over 2,000 visitors and organiser Kuno Jacobs is hoping to exceed that number with another 500 tomorrow, when groups from China & Singapore are welcomed.
With 21 Dutch companies and a Dutch seminar (this Friday) the Netherlands are broadly represented. Also remarkable is the growth of the plastic greenhouse builders on the trade show. Also the breeders & substrate suppliers are present in strong numbers.
Represented unitedly under the Finom name: Sangreen, Greefa, Inom, Autogrow, Irritec, Speedy Access & Excel Seeds
Let's not forget about the flowers! Here's the Dummen Orange team with Jinwen Zhou, Hang Li & Jim Koop.
We'll continue updating you on the Vietnamese developments and send out a full photo report this Monday.