And it's off! This morning in Amsterdam, GreenTech started. Technical novelties, new projects and meeting up with acquaintances - for the high-tech horticultural world Amsterdam is the place to be this week.
It's the first time that the GreenTech exhibition is taking place within 12 months after the final edition, as the show organizers upscheduled from a biannual to an annual show last year. Whereas not everybody responded to this positively initially, there's a good atmosphere during the first day of the show.
Since yesterday was a holiday in the Netherlands, today is not likely to be the best day of the show, but still, exhibitors aren't complaining - especially since the visitors entering the RAI are from all over the world. New and evolving markets - but all with one thing in common: high-tech horticulture. Whether it's US, Iran, Armenia, Japan or China, growers and consultants are making their way to the Netherlands this week.
The trade show kicked off with announcing the winners of the show.
The show was opened with the push of a button
Three companies will start the show with an extra boost, having won a GreenTech Innovation Award. Grodan won the Concept Award with its new digital platform e-Gro. Koppert Biological Systems scooped up the Innovation Award with its scout app Natutec Scout, and Ridder takes home the Sustainability Award, for its sodium removal solution NoNa+.
Grodan wins the Concept Award...
...Koppert Biological Systems wins the Innovation Award...
...and Ridder gets the Sustainability Award.
We'll be updating you over the next few days with novelties, trends and gossip found on the trade show. Also, feel free to stop by our booth 12.003 to pick up your copy of the Greenhouse Guide or just to say hi to our team.
The Lumigrow team is showing their LED solutions and looking for partners in Europe!
The team with French greenhouse builder CMF, realising projects all over the globe.
Zuri Humblet & Sandro van Kouteren with Parus, showing the many ways you can go with LED lights.