The large Naivasha Horticultural Fair in Africa has consistently grown over the years; and this year, they will also have a Flower Growers Pavillion. The fair will take place outdoors, on the same grounds as usual, on September 16th and 17th.
"On Friday, the Pavillion is open by invitation only, so that guests can talk with each other without having too much chaos around. Then on Saturday, it will be open to all attendees of the fair", explains Richard McGonnell, Chairman of the fair. "We hope some buyers will visit and see their clients or look for new growers to supply."
After the cancellation of two editions, in 2020 and 2021, the organization is hopeful that they are able to continue this year. "Although we do not expect “covid” to disappear into thin air, the general consensus is to keep going and do it. Most people believe outdoors is a “fresher” place to have a fair. Certainly in Kenya, so far Covid has been a lot less than in the EU."
This event is in its 18th year and attracts an audience from across the continent and Europe. The event showcases products and services from stakeholders in the horticultural industry, such as the flower industry primarily but also car manufacturers, accessories, financial institutions etc.