Green energy is a hot topic worldwide, and in Kenya too. Over the last years, increasingly more growers choose for green energy solutions and this trend is also visible in the increased exhibitor registrations at the Naivasha Horticultural Fair. "I am happy to see this trend developing as it is great for the environment and economy."
On the right: Richard McGonnel at last year's Fair. On the left pictures of last year's fair. Click here for an impression of last year's edition.
With the industry a little in the dull-drums as it is, McGonnel is pleasantly surprised that the bookings for this 2-day event are higher than ever. "It shows the high profile of the "N H Fair in the industry and the value for many it gives", says Naivasha Horticultural Fair Chairman Richard McGonnel.
The Fair provides the perfect opportunity to see a product with your own eyes. Therefore, many rose breeders see the occasion to launch new varieties. At the N H Fair 2019, several new varieties will be introduced or displayed. WAC B.V., for example, will be launching two new varieties, Bali - a new Bi Colour, and Fiance - a new Red.
Unlike other fairs, the N H Fair is held outdoors, on the golf course at the Naivasha Sports Club. "It keeps a very relaxed and easy atmosphere, not too much protocol and a place to visit and to relax/enjoy. Restaurants, bars and even kids entertainment. It is a place where old friends catch up and meet new friends" At the fair, the vast majority of farm owners and senior staff will attend the fair.
A charitable event
For years, the N H Fair is also a charitable event with all profits going to local, mainly children’s charities. "And it is very reasonably priced", adds McGonnel. Last year, the 200 stands at the fair (including some 20 charity stands) welcomed 3,000 visitors. "With the current registrations, we expect even more."
The event will be held on September 20 and 21, 2019.
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