For the first time ever, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present a variety of cut flowers from its partner countries Ecuador and Colombia live at the "International Floriculture Trade Fair". The cut flower trade fair will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of November in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. After many weeks and many virtual meetings, an international trade fair located close to Amsterdam, is offering the opportunity to experience cut flowers once again and to get in touch with exporters directly. The IPD will arrange contact with carefully selected exporters and supports the direct trade from Ecuador and Colombia at the event.
The import promotion initiative will be presenting the products from nine South American companies at the international cut flower fair. Amongst them: rose producers from Ecuador will be showing their wide range of high-quality products and will also be presenting their varieties of carnations, hydrangeas, and Callas. From Colombia, which to this point has been well renowned for its carnations, the IPD will present producers of hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, Craspedia, gypsophila, and cut foliage. These farms do not only offer high-quality cut flowers but also offer extraordinary variety, including rarities of unusual cut foliage in addition to rare and sometimes even exclusive roses.
There are many small and medium-sized producers from both Ecuador and Colombia. These farms work highly professionally and are well prepared in terms of logistics. Both countries also possess the ideal climatic conditions for floriculture: equatorial sun, high altitude, and the climate of the Andes, ensuring not only long, strong stems, but also large flower heads and intense colors. "Direct imports have many advantages," says Andreas Gemaehlich, IPD Expert for Sourcing + Markets. "The manageable size of the company simplifies direct exchange and alignment with customer demands. Additionally, direct trade enables good traceability and compliance with sustainability, ensuring social standards throughout the entire supply chain.”
Visit IPD at “International Floriculture Trade Fair”: B3.20 (Hall B).