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IFTF and FHTF coming to an end

After 2 busy days with fully filled parking lots, the Haarlemmermeer Expo in Vijfhuizen will today, on the third and final day, close its doors of the 10th edition of the IFTF. Nearly 300 exhibitors again did their utmost best to present their products and services and of course their novelties or new innovations that will contribute to enabling the industry to move forwards. Also for  FloraHolland Trade Fair (FHTF) in Aalsmeer, with over 700 exhibitors, these are the final hours of the 3-day event. 

The FloralDaily and BPnieuws teams were present at both shows to learn about all the news in the market. On Monday, we will publish our photo reports, but for now, we will give you a sneak peek in what new stuff we bumped into at the IFTF.

Team of Meilland presenting Fiorelli, which was launched at the auction on October 25 by Kenyan rose farm Bliss Flora. Special about this dark orange variety is the dark shade outside petals. In total, they presented 4 standard new varieties and 2 scented varieties.

Onno Böcker and Nick MacDonald of Vaselife presented their new, fully recyclable flower food sachets. Along with it, they present their new Fairtrade Liquidsticks and on top of that, their cardboard and paper products that are FSC certified. According to MacDonald, they are the first company in this industry that obtained this certification. 

The team of Jaroma Roses. This Colombian grower brought many of their varieties, including 12 new varieties. 

There is a lot of interest for the new labels, sleeves and transport boxes of Circular Plastics. From left to right; Ronald Coolsen of Crea Print Group, Johan Thans of Circular Plastics and Henk Kras of Kras Recycling. Besides Kras Recycling, Frescoflowers, Crea Green, Con Pearl and Rabobank, Koninklijke Paardekooper Group announced also to become a partner. 

The center of floriculture
Together with the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer and several open houses of companies in the area this week in the Netherlands, this has become an important week for the floriculture industry. Growers, suppliers and traders from all over the world came to the Netherlands to meet new and strengthening existing contacts and learn what's hot and happening in the industry.