Flower Expo Ukraine 2016

Flower Expo Ukraine.
Flower Expo Ukraine.
The 10th edition of Flower Expo Ukraine was held at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev, Ukraine.
The 10th edition of Flower Expo Ukraine was held at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev, Ukraine.
"Ronald Olsthoorn of Arcadia Chrysanten and John Elstgeest of Deliflor. At the show, their new chrysanthemum variety, called the Magnum, takes center stage at the Deliflor booth. "It's only been on the market for three weeks now, and at the exhibition it is attracting the attention of many visitors", says Elsgeest. The variety's grower, Olsthoor, is also pleased with the appearance and growing habits of the flower. "Weekly, we produce 2,500 of these chrysanthemums and we are planning to double the production this fall", he says."
"Ronald Olsthoorn of Arcadia Chrysanten and John Elstgeest of Deliflor. At the show, their new chrysanthemum variety, called the Magnum, takes center stage at the Deliflor booth. "It's only been on the market for three weeks now, and at the exhibition it is attracting the attention of many visitors", says Elsgeest. The variety's grower, Olsthoor, is also pleased with the appearance and growing habits of the flower. "Weekly, we produce 2,500 of these chrysanthemums and we are planning to double the production this fall", he says."
Tamara Elsgeest of Beekenkamp with one of her clients. They've been participating at the exhibition for three or four years. According to Elsgeest, the demand for begonia and cyclamen young plants is increasing as imported plants are expensive, due to the currency rate. And this year seems to be better than last year.
Tamara Elsgeest of Beekenkamp with one of her clients. They've been participating at the exhibition for three or four years. According to Elsgeest, the demand for begonia and cyclamen young plants is increasing as imported plants are expensive, due to the currency rate. And this year seems to be better than last year.
Valerie and Alexander Ghione of Avrora and Guide Zwart of Esmeralda Farms. Avrora exports Israeli Gypsophila and greens to Ukraine and Russia.
Valerie and Alexander Ghione of Avrora and Guide Zwart of Esmeralda Farms. Avrora exports Israeli Gypsophila and greens to Ukraine and Russia.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Olga is representing Brockhoff Pierrot, Voorn Roses, Roseworld and Bernhard. According to Olga, the market is not that good as it used to be three years ago. However, it seems to improve and everybody is hoping that it will recover soon. Even though the fact that the plants are expensive, people are still interested in importing high quality plants and flowers.
Olga is representing Brockhoff Pierrot, Voorn Roses, Roseworld and Bernhard. According to Olga, the market is not that good as it used to be three years ago. However, it seems to improve and everybody is hoping that it will recover soon. Even though the fact that the plants are expensive, people are still interested in importing high quality plants and flowers.
"Stein Schouten of Florist. Schouten notices an interesting trend. Usually, people prefer the large gerbera's, but now at the exhibition, he sees that the minis and Piccolinis in particular are attracting the attention. "This shows that people are looking for more affordable flowers", says Schouten."
"Stein Schouten of Florist. Schouten notices an interesting trend. Usually, people prefer the large gerbera's, but now at the exhibition, he sees that the minis and Piccolinis in particular are attracting the attention. "This shows that people are looking for more affordable flowers", says Schouten."
"Alexander Brjuhins of Rosen Tantau and Stein Schouten of Florist Breeding. Rosen Tantau's first rose delivery was in 1996, and since 1998 they've been active on the Russian market. At the show, Brjuhins recognizes that people are looking for new varieties and that they are very interested in the roses with clear and contrasting colors. Their yellow and red rose for example (on the right side of the picture) is still in its test phase and caught the eye of many visitors. "The colors are very contrasting", says Brjuhins."
"Alexander Brjuhins of Rosen Tantau and Stein Schouten of Florist Breeding. Rosen Tantau's first rose delivery was in 1996, and since 1998 they've been active on the Russian market. At the show, Brjuhins recognizes that people are looking for new varieties and that they are very interested in the roses with clear and contrasting colors. Their yellow and red rose for example (on the right side of the picture) is still in its test phase and caught the eye of many visitors. "The colors are very contrasting", says Brjuhins."
Jeroen Boon of Decorum is also visiting the show. Decorum supports the dealers towards their clients.
Jeroen Boon of Decorum is also visiting the show. Decorum supports the dealers towards their clients.
"Miroslaw Aleksander Wojtas of Hortipol and Rob Oudshoorn of Deleeuw Flowerbulb Group, who supplies Hortipol with several bulb varieties. Hortipol has been active on the Ukrainian market since 2003. They sell plant material and bulbs to the Ukrainian growers and gained a large market share over the last years and especially in alstroemerias. "90 percent of the alstroemerias that are being cultivated here in Ukraine are supplied by Hortipol", says Wojtas."
"Miroslaw Aleksander Wojtas of Hortipol and Rob Oudshoorn of Deleeuw Flowerbulb Group, who supplies Hortipol with several bulb varieties. Hortipol has been active on the Ukrainian market since 2003. They sell plant material and bulbs to the Ukrainian growers and gained a large market share over the last years and especially in alstroemerias. "90 percent of the alstroemerias that are being cultivated here in Ukraine are supplied by Hortipol", says Wojtas."
"Peter Nederhof and Natalia Armasu of Greneth with Svitlana Kohut and Martin Buter of Amsonia. Greneth supplies young plants worldwide, including Ukraine. Amsonia exports flower bulbs to Ukraine, Russia and the surrounding countries. 15 years ago, they started with exporting bulbs to the professional growers in these countries. According to Buter, it is an expensive time for growers, however importing flowers is more expensive. Therefore, the local production is being stimulated. "Ukraine seems to be getting through the rough patch, and is on its way up again. However we shall see what the future brings", says Buter."
"Peter Nederhof and Natalia Armasu of Greneth with Svitlana Kohut and Martin Buter of Amsonia. Greneth supplies young plants worldwide, including Ukraine. Amsonia exports flower bulbs to Ukraine, Russia and the surrounding countries. 15 years ago, they started with exporting bulbs to the professional growers in these countries. According to Buter, it is an expensive time for growers, however importing flowers is more expensive. Therefore, the local production is being stimulated. "Ukraine seems to be getting through the rough patch, and is on its way up again. However we shall see what the future brings", says Buter."
There is large interest for the demonstration given by floral designers.
There is large interest for the demonstration given by floral designers.
"Dmytro Derguz and Nonna Sirymak of Epicentr, a company with 55 DIY stores with large garden departments in Ukraine, and Warja Abrosimova of Dekker Chrysanten. Abrosimova represents the Dutch growers of Dekker Chrysanthemums. Over the last 3 to 4 years, the company did not participate in the show, but now they're back. "It is a good opportunity to maintain our relationships here in Ukraine. As we haven't been exhibiting at the show for a couple of years, we see that the visitors are attracted to some of our varieties that are on the market for several years now. They love new varieties and for them, these are new", says Abrosimova."
"Dmytro Derguz and Nonna Sirymak of Epicentr, a company with 55 DIY stores with large garden departments in Ukraine, and Warja Abrosimova of Dekker Chrysanten. Abrosimova represents the Dutch growers of Dekker Chrysanthemums. Over the last 3 to 4 years, the company did not participate in the show, but now they're back. "It is a good opportunity to maintain our relationships here in Ukraine. As we haven't been exhibiting at the show for a couple of years, we see that the visitors are attracted to some of our varieties that are on the market for several years now. They love new varieties and for them, these are new", says Abrosimova."
"Lukasz Zielinsky and Guido Zwart of Esmeralda Farms. The company supplies flowers to wholesalers in Ukraine and Dutch exporters. "We are here at the exhibition to promote our product and to raise the demand at the exporters side. Over the last years, we recognized a decrease in exports to Ukraine. Even though, the people remain optimistic. We see that our clients appreciate it that we are here again. In this way, we show them that we believe in the market", says Zwart."
"Lukasz Zielinsky and Guido Zwart of Esmeralda Farms. The company supplies flowers to wholesalers in Ukraine and Dutch exporters. "We are here at the exhibition to promote our product and to raise the demand at the exporters side. Over the last years, we recognized a decrease in exports to Ukraine. Even though, the people remain optimistic. We see that our clients appreciate it that we are here again. In this way, we show them that we believe in the market", says Zwart."
Flower Expo Ukraine 2016 is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. So, at the end of the first day, the exhibitors were invited to celebrate it with a festive drink and bite to eat.
Flower Expo Ukraine 2016 is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. So, at the end of the first day, the exhibitors were invited to celebrate it with a festive drink and bite to eat.
Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director of Nova Exhibitions speaking at the evening.
Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director of Nova Exhibitions speaking at the evening.
Many visitors at the 10 year anniversary celebration.
Many visitors at the 10 year anniversary celebration.
"Kees van Beek and Krysztof Banas of Modiform. Beek is holding a tray to propogate trees. According to him, more trees are being produced in Ukraine and by using a tray like this, the productivity can be increase. Banas is holding two colored pots. According to him, there is a growing demand from the consumers side for these pots, so the growers will follow. Using colored pots is quite new for Ukrainian growers. For Modiform, Ukraine is a potential market. "We see that the consumers really love flowers and plants and therefore we are positive regarding the improvement of the situation."
"Kees van Beek and Krysztof Banas of Modiform. Beek is holding a tray to propogate trees. According to him, more trees are being produced in Ukraine and by using a tray like this, the productivity can be increase. Banas is holding two colored pots. According to him, there is a growing demand from the consumers side for these pots, so the growers will follow. Using colored pots is quite new for Ukrainian growers. For Modiform, Ukraine is a potential market. "We see that the consumers really love flowers and plants and therefore we are positive regarding the improvement of the situation."
The Piccolinis of Florist Gerbera attract the attention of many visitors.
The Piccolinis of Florist Gerbera attract the attention of many visitors.
"Rick Minck of Dümmen Orange. The are participating at this exhibition to showcase their assortment in chrysanthemums, gerberas, roses and anthuriums. He is standing next to a new variety that has been introduced on the Ukraine market lately; the Pina Colada. According to Minck, the people are very positive even though the crisis. "I we've had the worst part", he says."
"Rick Minck of Dümmen Orange. The are participating at this exhibition to showcase their assortment in chrysanthemums, gerberas, roses and anthuriums. He is standing next to a new variety that has been introduced on the Ukraine market lately; the Pina Colada. According to Minck, the people are very positive even though the crisis. "I we've had the worst part", he says."
Ukrainian distributor of Interplast Plastic Products.
Ukrainian distributor of Interplast Plastic Products.
"Martin Barsechian, Arjan Langedijk, and Peter Langedijk of Jan Langedijk Flower Bulbs & Seeds with Sergiy Popil of Yaskrave (second one on the right). Peter Langedijk Flower Bulbs & Seeds has a partnership with Yaskrave. They deliver Ukraine bulbs, seeds and flowers through him. Sergiy also grows roses and fruit trees on a 10 ha sized land. According to Langedijk, the demand for bulbs and seeds is better compared to last year. "Especially over the last months we recognized an increase in demand", he says."
"Martin Barsechian, Arjan Langedijk, and Peter Langedijk of Jan Langedijk Flower Bulbs & Seeds with Sergiy Popil of Yaskrave (second one on the right). Peter Langedijk Flower Bulbs & Seeds has a partnership with Yaskrave. They deliver Ukraine bulbs, seeds and flowers through him. Sergiy also grows roses and fruit trees on a 10 ha sized land. According to Langedijk, the demand for bulbs and seeds is better compared to last year. "Especially over the last months we recognized an increase in demand", he says."
The new Red Eagle Rose of Kordes Roses is catching the eye of many visitors.
The new Red Eagle Rose of Kordes Roses is catching the eye of many visitors.
Philipppe Manguy of Meilland International. He just baptized a new rose variety called the Slavutitch.
Philipppe Manguy of Meilland International. He just baptized a new rose variety called the Slavutitch.
Rick Minck and Wilco Verkuil of Dümmen Orange toasting on the new variety of Meilland Rosses.
Rick Minck and Wilco Verkuil of Dümmen Orange toasting on the new variety of Meilland Rosses.
"Göran Basjes of Kordes Rosen is holding the Verona, one of his new varieties that will be planted in Ukraine next year. According to Basjes, there are not that much rose growers in Ukraine, but the growers that are growing roses are doing a good job. They have high tech greenhouses and are eager to learn. Also the Red Eagle is a new variety. This new light red rose is now exclusively being cultivated and marketed by van der Arend roses in the Netherlands. In Ukraine, this variety will be planted in week 20 and will not be sold at the Dutch market. "We have done several tests and we are pleased with the results", says Basjes."
"Göran Basjes of Kordes Rosen is holding the Verona, one of his new varieties that will be planted in Ukraine next year. According to Basjes, there are not that much rose growers in Ukraine, but the growers that are growing roses are doing a good job. They have high tech greenhouses and are eager to learn. Also the Red Eagle is a new variety. This new light red rose is now exclusively being cultivated and marketed by van der Arend roses in the Netherlands. In Ukraine, this variety will be planted in week 20 and will not be sold at the Dutch market. "We have done several tests and we are pleased with the results", says Basjes."
"Wim van der Haak of W. v.v. Haaak Plantenkwekerij and Vasil Lutsan, agent in RUssia of W. v.d. Haak and Pvd Haak. Since one year, Lutsan is their agent here in Ukraine. The are already supplying Ukraine with young plants, but they want to increase their volumes. "The market is on its way up again and therefore we are participating at this exhibition. It's our first time."
"Wim van der Haak of W. v.v. Haaak Plantenkwekerij and Vasil Lutsan, agent in RUssia of W. v.d. Haak and Pvd Haak. Since one year, Lutsan is their agent here in Ukraine. The are already supplying Ukraine with young plants, but they want to increase their volumes. "The market is on its way up again and therefore we are participating at this exhibition. It's our first time."
Viktoria Ischchyshyna, Anastasiia Hrechaska, Lars-Ove Sandberg and Tanja Vester of Jiffy. Viktoria and Anastasiia are holding the small greenhouse. This concept is introduced for the consumer market. Here in Ukraine, Jiffy is working with Garden Club, who sell all products of Jiffy and Agro Optima, who only sells the Jiffy substrates.
Viktoria Ischchyshyna, Anastasiia Hrechaska, Lars-Ove Sandberg and Tanja Vester of Jiffy. Viktoria and Anastasiia are holding the small greenhouse. This concept is introduced for the consumer market. Here in Ukraine, Jiffy is working with Garden Club, who sell all products of Jiffy and Agro Optima, who only sells the Jiffy substrates.
"Vadim and Eliena of Baza 29 Flowers. They are a flowershop and they recently started to import flowers from Colombia, Kenya and Italy. According to Eliena, the situation is better than last year. "People are still buying flowers", she says."
"Vadim and Eliena of Baza 29 Flowers. They are a flowershop and they recently started to import flowers from Colombia, Kenya and Italy. According to Eliena, the situation is better than last year. "People are still buying flowers", she says."
Fernandoo Brito of Ebfcargo. The transport flowers and also the roses of Rosas del Corazon from Ecuador to Kiev.
Fernandoo Brito of Ebfcargo. The transport flowers and also the roses of Rosas del Corazon from Ecuador to Kiev.
"Hennie Brockhoff of Topflower bv and Schreurs. According to Brockhoff, the rose cultivation in Ukraine is very popular. The people in the country are willing to improve the situation and there is a lot of own initiative regarding setting up companies. "Very slowly, we see that the country is recovering", he says."
"Hennie Brockhoff of Topflower bv and Schreurs. According to Brockhoff, the rose cultivation in Ukraine is very popular. The people in the country are willing to improve the situation and there is a lot of own initiative regarding setting up companies. "Very slowly, we see that the country is recovering", he says."
The heart filled with chrysanthemums of Dekker Chrysanten attracts the attention of many visitors.
The heart filled with chrysanthemums of Dekker Chrysanten attracts the attention of many visitors.
The heart filled with chrysanthemums of Dekker Chrysanten attracts the attention of many visitors.
The heart filled with chrysanthemums of Dekker Chrysanten attracts the attention of many visitors.
"Peter Grootscholten of PegroFlora. He exports flowers and plants from the Netherlands to Ukraine and visits the show to meet some clients. "Even though our export volumes increased drastically, the situation is stable again and the people are positive regarding recovering from this situation. However, it all depends on how the exchange rates will develop", he says."
"Peter Grootscholten of PegroFlora. He exports flowers and plants from the Netherlands to Ukraine and visits the show to meet some clients. "Even though our export volumes increased drastically, the situation is stable again and the people are positive regarding recovering from this situation. However, it all depends on how the exchange rates will develop", he says."
Visitors taking pictures of the roses of the Ukrainian grower Ascania Flora.
Visitors taking pictures of the roses of the Ukrainian grower Ascania Flora.
"Katerina and Eduard Eveleens of IP Handlers. "The volumes that are being exported to Ukraine decreased over the last year, however the situation is stable at the moment", says Eveleens."
"Katerina and Eduard Eveleens of IP Handlers. "The volumes that are being exported to Ukraine decreased over the last year, however the situation is stable at the moment", says Eveleens."
"Vyacheslav and Vladimir Koval of Koval Greenhouse, a grower of young and finished hydrangea plants. According to Vladimir, due to the decrease in value of the Ukrainian Hryvnia it is more expensive for growers to buy their young plants abroad. "Therefore, for some growers we could replace some of their varieties with our varieties", he says."
"Vyacheslav and Vladimir Koval of Koval Greenhouse, a grower of young and finished hydrangea plants. According to Vladimir, due to the decrease in value of the Ukrainian Hryvnia it is more expensive for growers to buy their young plants abroad. "Therefore, for some growers we could replace some of their varieties with our varieties", he says."
Anastasia Ruzhyna and Nard Elsman of Diamond FMS. They provide data logging services for all kind of companies and are strongly represented in the horticulture sector.
Anastasia Ruzhyna and Nard Elsman of Diamond FMS. They provide data logging services for all kind of companies and are strongly represented in the horticulture sector.
The composition with roses of Ukrainian Grower Camellia was a good decor for photo's.
The composition with roses of Ukrainian Grower Camellia was a good decor for photo's.
Roses of Invos Flower.
Roses of Invos Flower.
Visitors taking pictures of the flowers of Esmeralda Farms.
Visitors taking pictures of the flowers of Esmeralda Farms.
Visitor on the photo with the Pina Colada of Dümmen Orange.
Visitor on the photo with the Pina Colada of Dümmen Orange.
"Dick Haakman and Ivan Mishko of Haakman Flowerbulbs. The export flowerbulbs from the Netherlands to Ukraine. "We have a lot of small clients. These clients are very eager to learn and want to move forward. Due to the crisis, the demand decreased, especially last year. This year is better, more is sold this year. The local production guarantees better and fresher flowers that are sometimes twice as heavy as the Dutch ones. Especially on March 8, the Tulip was a very popular flower. It is affordable and has clear colors, which are very demanded by the Ukrainian consumers", says Haakman."
"Dick Haakman and Ivan Mishko of Haakman Flowerbulbs. The export flowerbulbs from the Netherlands to Ukraine. "We have a lot of small clients. These clients are very eager to learn and want to move forward. Due to the crisis, the demand decreased, especially last year. This year is better, more is sold this year. The local production guarantees better and fresher flowers that are sometimes twice as heavy as the Dutch ones. Especially on March 8, the Tulip was a very popular flower. It is affordable and has clear colors, which are very demanded by the Ukrainian consumers", says Haakman."
The Bubbles of Royal De Ruiter.
The Bubbles of Royal De Ruiter.
GFresh.
GFresh.
Flocase.
Flocase.
"Tetyana Lesina of Grand Meester. Grand Meester is a new brand that promotes coco peat. According to Lesina the visitors are very interested in growing flowers on coco peat. "These growers are looking for affordable ways to increase their yield", she says."
"Tetyana Lesina of Grand Meester. Grand Meester is a new brand that promotes coco peat. According to Lesina the visitors are very interested in growing flowers on coco peat. "These growers are looking for affordable ways to increase their yield", she says."
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"Eric Breebaart of P. Aker. This is the first time that the company is participating at the show. "We work for several years with Ukrainian companies. Our intention was always has been to visit the companies personally. However, many of our clients are situated in the war area, so personal meetings are not possible. Therefore, we decided to exhibit at this show. In this way we can meet some of our exhibiting clients and meet new potential clients", says Breebaart."
"Eric Breebaart of P. Aker. This is the first time that the company is participating at the show. "We work for several years with Ukrainian companies. Our intention was always has been to visit the companies personally. However, many of our clients are situated in the war area, so personal meetings are not possible. Therefore, we decided to exhibit at this show. In this way we can meet some of our exhibiting clients and meet new potential clients", says Breebaart."
Anna and Taisia of Ascania Flora. They grow around 35 rose varieties in a 22 ha sized greenhouse in Ukraine. They work with breeders like Kordes, Rosen Tantau and Schreurs. The demand for roses decreased but they are hopeful that the situation will improve. “The market has a lot of potential. When the economy improves, we are planning to expand the greenhouse.”
Anna and Taisia of Ascania Flora. They grow around 35 rose varieties in a 22 ha sized greenhouse in Ukraine. They work with breeders like Kordes, Rosen Tantau and Schreurs. The demand for roses decreased but they are hopeful that the situation will improve. “The market has a lot of potential. When the economy improves, we are planning to expand the greenhouse.”
"Egidijus Kunigiskis and Ilja Dombrovsky with a visitor (on the left side on the photo). They export Dutch flowers and plants worldwide, including Ukraine. "It is a difficult market, but we should not complain. The market is improving, when comparing with the past years. For a while we haven't participated in the show, but this year we decided to exhibit again, and we are pleased. We met our clients and potential new clients. All in all the exhibition has a vivid and positive atmosphere", says Dombrovsky ."
"Egidijus Kunigiskis and Ilja Dombrovsky with a visitor (on the left side on the photo). They export Dutch flowers and plants worldwide, including Ukraine. "It is a difficult market, but we should not complain. The market is improving, when comparing with the past years. For a while we haven't participated in the show, but this year we decided to exhibit again, and we are pleased. We met our clients and potential new clients. All in all the exhibition has a vivid and positive atmosphere", says Dombrovsky ."
President Decor.
President Decor.
"Orina Breysova of Invos Flowers. They import flowers from Colombia and Ecuador to Ukraine and Russia. According to Breysova, this year is a better year than last year. "People are waking up, solutions are being found and new flower shops are being opened", she says."
"Orina Breysova of Invos Flowers. They import flowers from Colombia and Ecuador to Ukraine and Russia. According to Breysova, this year is a better year than last year. "People are waking up, solutions are being found and new flower shops are being opened", she says."
"Arjen Vlasman of Royal De Ruiter holding the trusroses of grower Gerry Semp from Kudelstaart, The Netherlands. The roses on the pictures are the so-called bubbles varieties. "Gerry is one of the first growers that tried out this variety", says Vlaszak. At the exhibition these roses have been used in bouquets and it seemed to attract the attention of many visitors. "When the demo ended, the public formed a line in order to take a closer look at this new variety", he says."
"Arjen Vlasman of Royal De Ruiter holding the trusroses of grower Gerry Semp from Kudelstaart, The Netherlands. The roses on the pictures are the so-called bubbles varieties. "Gerry is one of the first growers that tried out this variety", says Vlaszak. At the exhibition these roses have been used in bouquets and it seemed to attract the attention of many visitors. "When the demo ended, the public formed a line in order to take a closer look at this new variety", he says."
Mark Frank of Mark Frank and Peter van der Sluis of Blooming making bouquets.
Mark Frank of Mark Frank and Peter van der Sluis of Blooming making bouquets.
The booth of Ascania Flora attracted the attention of many visitors.
The booth of Ascania Flora attracted the attention of many visitors.
"Willem Boon of Boon Export with his translator Irina Meged. Boon supplies flower bulbs and plant material to Ukraine and the former Soviet nations. According to Boon, the local production in Ukraine is increasing. "The tulip is a relatively cheap flower and due to the low Hryvnia demand for this flower is higher than usual. This year has been a better year than last year, so we are moderately positive", he says."
"Willem Boon of Boon Export with his translator Irina Meged. Boon supplies flower bulbs and plant material to Ukraine and the former Soviet nations. According to Boon, the local production in Ukraine is increasing. "The tulip is a relatively cheap flower and due to the low Hryvnia demand for this flower is higher than usual. This year has been a better year than last year, so we are moderately positive", he says."
"James of African Flower Growers (AFG) World Wide. This is the only South African company exhibiting at the show. It also is its first time. AFG already exports tropical flowers to Russia and Kazakhstan, and now wants to enter the Ukrainian market. "For us, it is a natural step to include this market as one of our export markets. We are hoping to supply the market directly from Africa to Borispol Kiev", says James. The flowers of AFG are attracting the attention of many visitors, and florist in particular. "People are interested in something new and unusual. Therefore, I think there will be a good market for our flowers", he says."
"James of African Flower Growers (AFG) World Wide. This is the only South African company exhibiting at the show. It also is its first time. AFG already exports tropical flowers to Russia and Kazakhstan, and now wants to enter the Ukrainian market. "For us, it is a natural step to include this market as one of our export markets. We are hoping to supply the market directly from Africa to Borispol Kiev", says James. The flowers of AFG are attracting the attention of many visitors, and florist in particular. "People are interested in something new and unusual. Therefore, I think there will be a good market for our flowers", he says."
Crowded booth at M. Thoolen Flowerbulbs.
Crowded booth at M. Thoolen Flowerbulbs.
Chrysal.
Chrysal.
Sergiy and Oleg of Ceres. This Ukrainian company imports peat from Europe and coco peat and coco chips from Sri Lanka. According to Oleg, the flower business in Ukraine is stable at the moment.
Sergiy and Oleg of Ceres. This Ukrainian company imports peat from Europe and coco peat and coco chips from Sri Lanka. According to Oleg, the flower business in Ukraine is stable at the moment.
"J. Roozen and Valentyna Belozerova of M. Thoolen Flowerbulbs. This Dutch company supplies bulbs to Ukraine. For the first time, they are participating at this show. "We are mainly here to support our wholesaler. Here in Ukraine, we have had better years, but it is stable now."
"J. Roozen and Valentyna Belozerova of M. Thoolen Flowerbulbs. This Dutch company supplies bulbs to Ukraine. For the first time, they are participating at this show. "We are mainly here to support our wholesaler. Here in Ukraine, we have had better years, but it is stable now."
Victoria and Julia of Bonus. They import flowers from Holland, Germany and Poland.
Victoria and Julia of Bonus. They import flowers from Holland, Germany and Poland.
Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director of Nova Exhibitions.
Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director of Nova Exhibitions.
Dirk Sijbersma of Integrites was also paying a visit to the show.
Dirk Sijbersma of Integrites was also paying a visit to the show.
The association of florists.
The association of florists.
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Royal Pak.
Royal Pak.
"Andrey of Camellia. This Ukraine company produces 12 varieties of single head and 9 varieties of spray roses in a 7ha sized and as he calls it Dutch like greenhouse. They also import roses from Holland, Colombia, Ecuador, Israel and Kenya. According to Andrey, the Ukrainians like the Ukraine grown roses as they have a high quality and are a bit cheaper. The spray roses are upcoming. "They are very popular at the moment", he says. Every year Camellia introduces 2 or 3 new varieties in the market. "And in order to guarantee high quality flowers, we have close lines with Dutch growers and we test all varieties extensively before we put them on the market", he says."
"Andrey of Camellia. This Ukraine company produces 12 varieties of single head and 9 varieties of spray roses in a 7ha sized and as he calls it Dutch like greenhouse. They also import roses from Holland, Colombia, Ecuador, Israel and Kenya. According to Andrey, the Ukrainians like the Ukraine grown roses as they have a high quality and are a bit cheaper. The spray roses are upcoming. "They are very popular at the moment", he says. Every year Camellia introduces 2 or 3 new varieties in the market. "And in order to guarantee high quality flowers, we have close lines with Dutch growers and we test all varieties extensively before we put them on the market", he says."
Oleg of Ceres talking with a visitor.
Oleg of Ceres talking with a visitor.
The booth of Camellia.
The booth of Camellia.
"Robert Stoop of StoKolex and Arno Klijbroek of ATM, who represents StoKolex in Ukraine. They export Dutch flowerbulbs to Ukraine, but mainly to Poland and the Baltic countries. Especially, the sales of tulip flowerbulbs is increasing. "14 February and 8 March are the peak days. Around 80% of the flowers that are being sold at these days are tulips", says Stoop. They are participating at the show for the forth time. "Around two third of the people that are visiting our booth are existing customers and the remaining are new potential clients", says Stoop."
"Robert Stoop of StoKolex and Arno Klijbroek of ATM, who represents StoKolex in Ukraine. They export Dutch flowerbulbs to Ukraine, but mainly to Poland and the Baltic countries. Especially, the sales of tulip flowerbulbs is increasing. "14 February and 8 March are the peak days. Around 80% of the flowers that are being sold at these days are tulips", says Stoop. They are participating at the show for the forth time. "Around two third of the people that are visiting our booth are existing customers and the remaining are new potential clients", says Stoop."
"Olga Pilipenka and Mark van Ruiten of Van Ruiten. Van Ruiten is a large tulip grower in the Netherlands, Around 40 million tulips are being grown from own bulbs. They grow bulbsize 10 and 11. They also have bulbsize 12, but this size is only used for export as it they will produce larger tulips. This year, they became an exporter of bulbs. Van Ruiten wants to put these 12 sized bulbs to White Russia and Ukraine. According to van Ruiten, the demand for roses decreases and for tulips and other flowersbulbs increases. "For this reason we entered this market. As we are growers too, we cannot only give advise regarding varieties, but also about the cultivation of this flower. At the show, we received a lot of questions and we are pleased with the amount and quality of visitors. This gives us hope", syas Van Ruiten."
"Olga Pilipenka and Mark van Ruiten of Van Ruiten. Van Ruiten is a large tulip grower in the Netherlands, Around 40 million tulips are being grown from own bulbs. They grow bulbsize 10 and 11. They also have bulbsize 12, but this size is only used for export as it they will produce larger tulips. This year, they became an exporter of bulbs. Van Ruiten wants to put these 12 sized bulbs to White Russia and Ukraine. According to van Ruiten, the demand for roses decreases and for tulips and other flowersbulbs increases. "For this reason we entered this market. As we are growers too, we cannot only give advise regarding varieties, but also about the cultivation of this flower. At the show, we received a lot of questions and we are pleased with the amount and quality of visitors. This gives us hope", syas Van Ruiten."
Alexandra and Valerio of President, a producer of sleeves.
Alexandra and Valerio of President, a producer of sleeves.
Mark Frank of Mark Frank and Peter van der Sluis of Blooming at the booth of Flowerfame. Flowerfame is a concept that supports companies that want to differentiate themselves at an exhibition. They can design the stand and promote the products in a different manner.
Mark Frank of Mark Frank and Peter van der Sluis of Blooming at the booth of Flowerfame. Flowerfame is a concept that supports companies that want to differentiate themselves at an exhibition. They can design the stand and promote the products in a different manner.
Makar and Inna of Pixel Garden, Chronos and Plantpol.
Makar and Inna of Pixel Garden, Chronos and Plantpol.
Etoile Flora.
Etoile Flora.
Itak.
Itak.
Flocase.
Flocase.
Tsinskyi Viacheslav, an Ukrainian grower of roses and Maarten Alkemade of Alkemade International. Alkemade imports Ukrainian flowers.
Tsinskyi Viacheslav, an Ukrainian grower of roses and Maarten Alkemade of Alkemade International. Alkemade imports Ukrainian flowers.
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The tulips of Haakman.
The tulips of Haakman.
Alexander Brjuhins of Rosen Tantau tells about his varieties for a Ukrainian television channel.
Alexander Brjuhins of Rosen Tantau tells about his varieties for a Ukrainian television channel.
The White Naomi of Schreurs.
The White Naomi of Schreurs.
The roses of Camellia.
The roses of Camellia.
The begonia of Beekenkamp.
The begonia of Beekenkamp.
The Magnum of Deliflor.
The Magnum of Deliflor.
Roslynka.
Roslynka.
The chrysanthemums of Dümmen Orange.
The chrysanthemums of Dümmen Orange.
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The tulips of Boon Export.
The tulips of Boon Export.
Bouquet competition.
Bouquet competition.
The printed and colored pots of Modiform.
The printed and colored pots of Modiform.
The Magnum if Deliflor.
The Magnum if Deliflor.
Business network reception at the Dutch Embassy.
Business network reception at the Dutch Embassy.
The Agricultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Ukraine, Mr. Evert Jan Krajenbrink, opens the reception.
The Agricultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Ukraine, Mr. Evert Jan Krajenbrink, opens the reception.
Kuno Jacobs thanks everyone.
Kuno Jacobs thanks everyone.
The reception.
The reception.

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