IFTEX 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Avanish Moskate, Pedro Requena and Juan Demian Requena of Continental Breeding. The Mayra's rose took a central stage in their booth. This rose looks like a garden rose, but has the same habits of any other cut rose. More on this later on FloralDaily.
Avanish Moskate, Pedro Requena and Juan Demian Requena of Continental Breeding. The Mayra's rose took a central stage in their booth. This rose looks like a garden rose, but has the same habits of any other cut rose. More on this later on FloralDaily.
Sachin Appachu of Bliss Flora. He grows roses in a 35ha greenhouse.
Sachin Appachu of Bliss Flora. He grows roses in a 35ha greenhouse.
Exhibtion floor.
Exhibtion floor.
Crowded aisles
Crowded aisles
Opening ceremony.
Opening ceremony.
Naren Patel and Ravi Patel of Subati Flowers. They won the silver award for best stand presentation in the perishables category. Besides that, they have more to celebrate, this year, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
Naren Patel and Ravi Patel of Subati Flowers. They won the silver award for best stand presentation in the perishables category. Besides that, they have more to celebrate, this year, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
The booth of Omang and Amor, where they presented 120 different varieties. 90 percent of these varieties are exclusive with Omang and Amor.
The booth of Omang and Amor, where they presented 120 different varieties. 90 percent of these varieties are exclusive with Omang and Amor.
Pini Cohen of Decofresh and Ketan Jerath of Omang and Amor.They won the Golden award for best stand presentation in the perishable category.
Pini Cohen of Decofresh and Ketan Jerath of Omang and Amor.They won the Golden award for best stand presentation in the perishable category.
Fabian Philippart of FleurAfrica. He grows roses in a 35 sized greenhouse in Kenya and was, among others, looking for Chinese buyers. They see a large potential in this country and they have not shipped any flowers to China yet. Next year, they will make plans for expanding the greenhouse.
Fabian Philippart of FleurAfrica. He grows roses in a 35 sized greenhouse in Kenya and was, among others, looking for Chinese buyers. They see a large potential in this country and they have not shipped any flowers to China yet. Next year, they will make plans for expanding the greenhouse.
Idan Honig, Anat Moshes and Shmulik Ben Harush of Danziger
Idan Honig, Anat Moshes and Shmulik Ben Harush of Danziger
Paul Wanderi of Panda Flowers. According to Wanderi, the demand for flowers after Mother's day usually drops sharply and the supply is higher than the deman. This year and the year before, however, he sees that there is not enough production after Mother's Day.
Paul Wanderi of Panda Flowers. According to Wanderi, the demand for flowers after Mother's day usually drops sharply and the supply is higher than the deman. This year and the year before, however, he sees that there is not enough production after Mother's Day.
Chris Mukindia, Zeyne Borkci and Ender Gencer of ileri Plastic.
Chris Mukindia, Zeyne Borkci and Ender Gencer of ileri Plastic.
Jenny Tsai of JT Elegance Solutions. She is a Kenyan flower exporter visiting the show.
Jenny Tsai of JT Elegance Solutions. She is a Kenyan flower exporter visiting the show.
Boaz Chemweno of Mzurrie Flowers. This Kenyan flower farm supplies around 80 percent to the direct market. According to Chemweno, last year was not a very good year as the prices were not that favourable.
Boaz Chemweno of Mzurrie Flowers. This Kenyan flower farm supplies around 80 percent to the direct market. According to Chemweno, last year was not a very good year as the prices were not that favourable.
Matej Usenik of Printrack. Kenya is a good market for them, with supplying labels as main product. For four years now, they are supplying Kenyan growers and they are still growing.
Matej Usenik of Printrack. Kenya is a good market for them, with supplying labels as main product. For four years now, they are supplying Kenyan growers and they are still growing.
The gypsophilla's of Danziger. According to Moshes, the Cosmics attracted a lot of attention. It is a whiter and brighter gypsophila variety and is on the market for one year now. XLence and Millionstar are still their leading varieties. Next to white gypsophillas, Danziger was also presenting tinted ones. According toe Moshes, it is a new trend and in particular in China.
The gypsophilla's of Danziger. According to Moshes, the Cosmics attracted a lot of attention. It is a whiter and brighter gypsophila variety and is on the market for one year now. XLence and Millionstar are still their leading varieties. Next to white gypsophillas, Danziger was also presenting tinted ones. According toe Moshes, it is a new trend and in particular in China.
Dick van Raamsdonk and Richard Fox opening the show.
Dick van Raamsdonk and Richard Fox opening the show.
Opening ceremony.
Opening ceremony.
Steven Mbutu and Milicah Nyusili of Rumiru Flowers were also visiting the show.
Steven Mbutu and Milicah Nyusili of Rumiru Flowers were also visiting the show.
Ken Kunieda of Rose Farm Keiji and Ivan Freeman of Uhuru Flowers. They both grow the Wabara roses. These roses are bred by Kunieda's father in Japan. Kunieda grows these roses in Japan and Freeman recently started to grow them in Kenya. The roses are commonly branded throughout growers around the world. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Ken Kunieda of Rose Farm Keiji and Ivan Freeman of Uhuru Flowers. They both grow the Wabara roses. These roses are bred by Kunieda's father in Japan. Kunieda grows these roses in Japan and Freeman recently started to grow them in Kenya. The roses are commonly branded throughout growers around the world. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Kanishka Wijesinghe and Lasitha Perera of Expolanka Holdings were also visiting the show.
Kanishka Wijesinghe and Lasitha Perera of Expolanka Holdings were also visiting the show.
Nick Mwaura and Guy Symondson of IPL with Amnon Zamir of Cargolite.
Nick Mwaura and Guy Symondson of IPL with Amnon Zamir of Cargolite.
Serkan Timur and Imane Idrissi of Sera Plastic. Kenya is one of the most important markets for them.
Serkan Timur and Imane Idrissi of Sera Plastic. Kenya is one of the most important markets for them.
Aglika Boneva and Caroline Bal of Uvrer presenting the new UV Rer Post Harvest Chilling and Sanitation Solution. This new machine is being used by Rift Valley.
Aglika Boneva and Caroline Bal of Uvrer presenting the new UV Rer Post Harvest Chilling and Sanitation Solution. This new machine is being used by Rift Valley.
Andre Martin and Nelly Ndoubad of Agripolyane.
Andre Martin and Nelly Ndoubad of Agripolyane.
"Daniel Maina of Kimman Roses. His colored gypsophilla's took a center stage at his booth. "The Chinese love this tinted gyps."
"Daniel Maina of Kimman Roses. His colored gypsophilla's took a center stage at his booth. "The Chinese love this tinted gyps."
Brigitte Verlinden and Frans Diedens of Yalkoneh Flowers. They grow hypericum flowers in Ethiopia and were presenting their flowers at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association.
Brigitte Verlinden and Frans Diedens of Yalkoneh Flowers. They grow hypericum flowers in Ethiopia and were presenting their flowers at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association.
The team of Turkish Cargo. This year, they started direct sales and by doing this, they increased their volumes by 30 percnt. Every week, they ship 120 tons of flowers.
The team of Turkish Cargo. This year, they started direct sales and by doing this, they increased their volumes by 30 percnt. Every week, they ship 120 tons of flowers.
The team of Isinya Roses. They won the bronze award for best stand presentation perishables category.
The team of Isinya Roses. They won the bronze award for best stand presentation perishables category.
The team of Dümmen Orange and Jan Spek Rozen. Dümmen Orange is the agent of Jan Spek Rozen in Kenya. The Samantha's Bridal of Jan Spek Rozen attracted a lot of attention at the show. This pink rose is very suitable for weddings.
The team of Dümmen Orange and Jan Spek Rozen. Dümmen Orange is the agent of Jan Spek Rozen in Kenya. The Samantha's Bridal of Jan Spek Rozen attracted a lot of attention at the show. This pink rose is very suitable for weddings.
The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association team with the FSI team. FSI will start a project in Ethiopia on waste water management.
The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association team with the FSI team. FSI will start a project in Ethiopia on waste water management.
Stephen Jakait of Faritrade Africa.
Stephen Jakait of Faritrade Africa.
Lela Badi, Isaac Kalialem and Collins Ouko of Horticultural Crops Directory.
Lela Badi, Isaac Kalialem and Collins Ouko of Horticultural Crops Directory.
Hans Blauw and Dennis Orono of Fairways. It is a new handling company that focuses on small and medium enterprises. One of the services that they offer is the Fresh to Door service.
Hans Blauw and Dennis Orono of Fairways. It is a new handling company that focuses on small and medium enterprises. One of the services that they offer is the Fresh to Door service.
Jane Githiga of Imani Flowers. They grow summer flower and currently exports them to Europe and the Middle East.
Jane Githiga of Imani Flowers. They grow summer flower and currently exports them to Europe and the Middle East.
Sundar Nair of Flower Hub and Linda Mbithi of East African Growers. East African Growers has different farms on different altitudes in Kenya.
Sundar Nair of Flower Hub and Linda Mbithi of East African Growers. East African Growers has different farms on different altitudes in Kenya.
Andrew Hardy and Arun Mishra of East African Growers. They sell their roses to the direct market.
Andrew Hardy and Arun Mishra of East African Growers. They sell their roses to the direct market.
Picture time at Subati Flowers.
Picture time at Subati Flowers.
The team of Stokman Rozen. Stokman is also agent of Ball SB in Kenya.
The team of Stokman Rozen. Stokman is also agent of Ball SB in Kenya.
Ngari Mahihu and Lucy Yinda of Baraka Roses. This 30ha Kenyan rose grower would like to add Japan and Russia to their export markets. Their current markets are Europe and the USA which they supply through the auction and directly.
Ngari Mahihu and Lucy Yinda of Baraka Roses. This 30ha Kenyan rose grower would like to add Japan and Russia to their export markets. Their current markets are Europe and the USA which they supply through the auction and directly.
Anna Cherutich and Edna Chemutai of Sian Roses.
Anna Cherutich and Edna Chemutai of Sian Roses.
N. Fernando of Flo Mar was also visiting the show.
N. Fernando of Flo Mar was also visiting the show.
Ann Gitari of Magana Flowers.
Ann Gitari of Magana Flowers.
Edwin van der Veen and Roy van der Hulst of Mount Kenya Alstroemeria. In 2013 they started growing Alstroemerias in 1ha and have grown to 4ha over the last years. The fourth has just been planted and they are planning to grow even further. Next to alstroemeria's, thy just planted a new carnation variety of Hilverda Kooij; Solomio. This variety is planned to be harvested around week 40. They sell everything directly.
Edwin van der Veen and Roy van der Hulst of Mount Kenya Alstroemeria. In 2013 they started growing Alstroemerias in 1ha and have grown to 4ha over the last years. The fourth has just been planted and they are planning to grow even further. Next to alstroemeria's, thy just planted a new carnation variety of Hilverda Kooij; Solomio. This variety is planned to be harvested around week 40. They sell everything directly.
Sally Kosgei, Jane Kariba and Miriam Ndalila of FloraLife.
Sally Kosgei, Jane Kariba and Miriam Ndalila of FloraLife.
Peter Wicke of Vermako. They have just build a new 3ha greenhouse for Bilashaka Flowers.
Peter Wicke of Vermako. They have just build a new 3ha greenhouse for Bilashaka Flowers.
Bertho Meers of Mereg. They installed the ventilation systems in the new greenhouse of Balishaka Flowers.
Bertho Meers of Mereg. They installed the ventilation systems in the new greenhouse of Balishaka Flowers.
Peter Viljoen of Sunland.
Peter Viljoen of Sunland.
Jochum Genuit of Mienis Water. They have had a very good year in Kenya as due to the drought, water recycling became important and desired among farmers.
Jochum Genuit of Mienis Water. They have had a very good year in Kenya as due to the drought, water recycling became important and desired among farmers.
Peter Viljoen talking with visitors.
Peter Viljoen talking with visitors.
The team of Koppert.
The team of Koppert.
Mohan Choudhery and Nirzar of Black Tulip Group won the platinum award for best stand presentation in the perishables category.
Mohan Choudhery and Nirzar of Black Tulip Group won the platinum award for best stand presentation in the perishables category.
Arnaud Delbard and Arnoud Bolten of Georges Delbard. This French breeder breeds cut and garden roses.
Arnaud Delbard and Arnoud Bolten of Georges Delbard. This French breeder breeds cut and garden roses.
The team of Amiran won the bronze award for best stand presentation in the non-perishables category.
The team of Amiran won the bronze award for best stand presentation in the non-perishables category.
Ajinka More, Pratima Jadhav an Tushar Jadhev of Greenspan.
Ajinka More, Pratima Jadhav an Tushar Jadhev of Greenspan.
Mario Taal and Richard Heemskerk of HSI.
Mario Taal and Richard Heemskerk of HSI.
The team of Elgon Kenya won the platinum award for best stand presentation in the non-perishables category.
The team of Elgon Kenya won the platinum award for best stand presentation in the non-perishables category.
"Art Wright of Panalpina. They won the golden award for best stand presentation in the non-perishables category. Panalpina is currently improving their handling. "Instead of 4 to 5 persons handling a stem, now only one does."
"Art Wright of Panalpina. They won the golden award for best stand presentation in the non-perishables category. Panalpina is currently improving their handling. "Instead of 4 to 5 persons handling a stem, now only one does."
The show attracted the attention of Kenyan broadcasts.
The show attracted the attention of Kenyan broadcasts.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
The busy booth of Royal FloraHolland.
The busy booth of Royal FloraHolland.
Exhibtion floor.
Exhibtion floor.
The team of Dilpack Kenya. According to Zack Gichane, challenging times are ahead as a plastic ban will come into affect the end of August. It will affect some growers that use sleeves with less than 40 microns, as these will not be allowed any more after from September onward. More on this later on FloralDaily.
The team of Dilpack Kenya. According to Zack Gichane, challenging times are ahead as a plastic ban will come into affect the end of August. It will affect some growers that use sleeves with less than 40 microns, as these will not be allowed any more after from September onward. More on this later on FloralDaily.
The Dutch Embassy reception was held on June 7. The agricultural counselor Bert Rikke opened the evening.
The Dutch Embassy reception was held on June 7. The agricultural counselor Bert Rikke opened the evening.
Embassy reception.
Embassy reception.
"At the Dutch Embassy reception, Matthea van der Molen of FloraHolland handed out three awards. The fist award was given to Ol Njorowa. They received the Best Grower Award 2017. FloraHolland: "This award is given to the farm with regular and reliable supply to the clock - 100 % clock and consistent report of 4-5 days. Besides that, they praise the company for their good and constant quality, innovating assortment, turnover growth and for participating in digital platforms like Floramondo."
"At the Dutch Embassy reception, Matthea van der Molen of FloraHolland handed out three awards. The fist award was given to Ol Njorowa. They received the Best Grower Award 2017. FloraHolland: "This award is given to the farm with regular and reliable supply to the clock - 100 % clock and consistent report of 4-5 days. Besides that, they praise the company for their good and constant quality, innovating assortment, turnover growth and for participating in digital platforms like Floramondo."
The second award was handed out to Mzurrie Group. They received the Achievement Award 2017. On the following criteria, Mzurrie Group won the award: Loyalty to Royal FloraHolland, Ambassador, Commitment: Reliable, Good for community, social responsibility, sustainability and innovation (such as energy, efficiency, logistics, marketing and so on).
The second award was handed out to Mzurrie Group. They received the Achievement Award 2017. On the following criteria, Mzurrie Group won the award: Loyalty to Royal FloraHolland, Ambassador, Commitment: Reliable, Good for community, social responsibility, sustainability and innovation (such as energy, efficiency, logistics, marketing and so on).
"The final award, Outstanding Cooperation Award 2017, was handed out to Dick van Raamsdonk, CEO HPP Exhibitions. FloraHolland: "This award recognizes Dick van Raamsdonk for his cooperation in connecting buyers and growers in Kenya through IFTEX for the last six years. This exhibition has increased business opportunities for Kenya and her surrounding neighbours including Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda."
"The final award, Outstanding Cooperation Award 2017, was handed out to Dick van Raamsdonk, CEO HPP Exhibitions. FloraHolland: "This award recognizes Dick van Raamsdonk for his cooperation in connecting buyers and growers in Kenya through IFTEX for the last six years. This exhibition has increased business opportunities for Kenya and her surrounding neighbours including Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda."
Mary Wanjiku, Irungu Njoroge and Brian Wahome of Branan Flowers. They grow roses in a 21 ha greenhouse and only supplies the market directly.
Mary Wanjiku, Irungu Njoroge and Brian Wahome of Branan Flowers. They grow roses in a 21 ha greenhouse and only supplies the market directly.
Luis Benalcazar of Bellaflor. This 15ha Ethiopian flower farm put their tinted gypsophilas in the center stage at their booth. At the show, they were eager to find new customers from China.
Luis Benalcazar of Bellaflor. This 15ha Ethiopian flower farm put their tinted gypsophilas in the center stage at their booth. At the show, they were eager to find new customers from China.
Stephan Heyer of Rosen Tantau. Van Kleef Roses is the agent of Rosen tantau in Holland and East Africa. The Beruga, according to Heyer, attracted a lot of attention.
Stephan Heyer of Rosen Tantau. Van Kleef Roses is the agent of Rosen tantau in Holland and East Africa. The Beruga, according to Heyer, attracted a lot of attention.
Gavin Mouritzen and Robert Ilsingk of Interplant Roses.
Gavin Mouritzen and Robert Ilsingk of Interplant Roses.
The team of Hortilink. According to Erik Bruine de Bruin the retail regulations on crop protection products used by growers are very strict. Sometimes so strict that growers cannot comply with these regulations. But retailers are starting to recognize that some of their requirements are not achievable by growers. More in this later on FloralDaily.
The team of Hortilink. According to Erik Bruine de Bruin the retail regulations on crop protection products used by growers are very strict. Sometimes so strict that growers cannot comply with these regulations. But retailers are starting to recognize that some of their requirements are not achievable by growers. More in this later on FloralDaily.
Robert de Bour of Bloom was visiting the show. They buy roses and unpack the flowers in Aalsmeer, the Netherlans and make them retail ready.
Robert de Bour of Bloom was visiting the show. They buy roses and unpack the flowers in Aalsmeer, the Netherlans and make them retail ready.
Aldric Spindler and Ruth Karitu of Red Lands Roses together with a visitor (on the right).
Aldric Spindler and Ruth Karitu of Red Lands Roses together with a visitor (on the right).
"The team of P.J. Dave. At the show, they were meeting their existing customers and looking for new customers. "We are big in the Gulf region and we want to grow over there."
"The team of P.J. Dave. At the show, they were meeting their existing customers and looking for new customers. "We are big in the Gulf region and we want to grow over there."
Sachin Appachy and Shanti Sha of Bliss Flora with Shivai Wagh of Buds and Blooms.
Sachin Appachy and Shanti Sha of Bliss Flora with Shivai Wagh of Buds and Blooms.
Christine Wanderi and Paul Masha of ZNS Group (the new name of Lakshimi Group). They consolidate Kenyan flower shipments and transports them to Russia and the Middle East.
Christine Wanderi and Paul Masha of ZNS Group (the new name of Lakshimi Group). They consolidate Kenyan flower shipments and transports them to Russia and the Middle East.
Andre Lek and Jordi Caballeria of Selecta one. For the first time, they are exhibiting at the IFTEX. According to Lek, the gypsophila is a very popular product to grow because of the high popularity in the Middle East and China.
Andre Lek and Jordi Caballeria of Selecta one. For the first time, they are exhibiting at the IFTEX. According to Lek, the gypsophila is a very popular product to grow because of the high popularity in the Middle East and China.
Paul Wekesa, Mercy Njugua and Boniface Kiama of Panocal.
Paul Wekesa, Mercy Njugua and Boniface Kiama of Panocal.
The team of Morgan Cargo with visitors.
The team of Morgan Cargo with visitors.
Richard McGonnel of WAC International.
Richard McGonnel of WAC International.
Auke Grond of Flower Business Support. They unpack Kenyan flowers in Rijnsburg, the Netherlands.
Auke Grond of Flower Business Support. They unpack Kenyan flowers in Rijnsburg, the Netherlands.
Melvin Tesselaar of Tesselaar was also visiting the show.
Melvin Tesselaar of Tesselaar was also visiting the show.
Harry Rooijakkers of Blooming Innovations and Africalla. He is growing Delphiniums and Calla's in Kenya.
Harry Rooijakkers of Blooming Innovations and Africalla. He is growing Delphiniums and Calla's in Kenya.
Frans Ederveen of FloraDelight, he grows hydrangeas in Kenya and exports them to countries all over the world.
Frans Ederveen of FloraDelight, he grows hydrangeas in Kenya and exports them to countries all over the world.
Sujit Kalathil, Vijay and Sherly of Hansa Flowers. They grow roses in Ethiopia.
Sujit Kalathil, Vijay and Sherly of Hansa Flowers. They grow roses in Ethiopia.
Bruno Etevard of Meilland presenting the Alaska. According to Bruno, it attracted a lot of attention at the show.
Bruno Etevard of Meilland presenting the Alaska. According to Bruno, it attracted a lot of attention at the show.
The team of Oboya.
The team of Oboya.
Edo Kolmer Agriom, a Dutch flower breeder represented by WAC international.
Edo Kolmer Agriom, a Dutch flower breeder represented by WAC international.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
Moses Khaemba of Irrico and Hortipro presenting the Fertigation controller of Hortimax.
Moses Khaemba of Irrico and Hortipro presenting the Fertigation controller of Hortimax.
"Kassahun Zewedie, James Cocker and Steve Mbogo of Chrysal presenting the "Gyps protocol". Gypsophilla is a popular crop at the moment. About 35 ha is used for gypsophilla cultivation in Kenya. Last September, Chrysal introduced this post harvest product and among others, it results in a more fully flowering gypsophilla. More on this later on FloralDaily."
"Kassahun Zewedie, James Cocker and Steve Mbogo of Chrysal presenting the "Gyps protocol". Gypsophilla is a popular crop at the moment. About 35 ha is used for gypsophilla cultivation in Kenya. Last September, Chrysal introduced this post harvest product and among others, it results in a more fully flowering gypsophilla. More on this later on FloralDaily."
The tem of Credible blooms talking with visitors.
The tem of Credible blooms talking with visitors.
"Gypsophillas presented in the booth of Chrysal. The gypsophila on the left is treated with the post harvest product "Gips protocol" and the right is not."
"Gypsophillas presented in the booth of Chrysal. The gypsophila on the left is treated with the post harvest product "Gips protocol" and the right is not."
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Edward Agg Manning of Royal De Ruiter. This area of the booth was dedicated to the Big five roses.
Edward Agg Manning of Royal De Ruiter. This area of the booth was dedicated to the Big five roses.
Jelle Posthumus of United Selections talking with growers who were visiting the show.
Jelle Posthumus of United Selections talking with growers who were visiting the show.
The Elgon Collection team; Bea Andersen, Guido Zwart and Bob Anderson visited by the team of HilverdaBoer Faith Mumbua and Arwin Haasnoot.
The Elgon Collection team; Bea Andersen, Guido Zwart and Bob Anderson visited by the team of HilverdaBoer Faith Mumbua and Arwin Haasnoot.
Josephine Muhandia and Salome Muhai of Kenya Flower Council.
Josephine Muhandia and Salome Muhai of Kenya Flower Council.
Robert Maina of Oserian. He is one of Oserians florist and created the display at the booth of Oserian.
Robert Maina of Oserian. He is one of Oserians florist and created the display at the booth of Oserian.
Florence Didy of Harvest Limited.
Florence Didy of Harvest Limited.
Jacob Juma, Mustafa Akilli and Abdullah Berber Oglu of Imece Plastic.
Jacob Juma, Mustafa Akilli and Abdullah Berber Oglu of Imece Plastic.
Crowded booth of Amiran.
Crowded booth of Amiran.
Kevin Kimanu of Kevin International. He consolidates flower shipments and mainly ships them to China.
Kevin Kimanu of Kevin International. He consolidates flower shipments and mainly ships them to China.
Alexander Efimkin of UralChem presenting Calcium Nitrate, which prolongs the shelf life of roses.
Alexander Efimkin of UralChem presenting Calcium Nitrate, which prolongs the shelf life of roses.
Pascal Koeleman of 2Design.
Pascal Koeleman of 2Design.
Christian Meuschke of Kordes Roses.
Christian Meuschke of Kordes Roses.
Jose Rafael Gomez de La Torre of Brown at the Fontana Booth. Brownbreeding is a breeding company that is situated in Ecuador. One of their varieities that is doing very well is the Kahala BB. According to Jose, this variety has a nice commercial demand in Ecuador and is an exclusive varity for some growers, like the Fontana Group, in Kenya.
Jose Rafael Gomez de La Torre of Brown at the Fontana Booth. Brownbreeding is a breeding company that is situated in Ecuador. One of their varieities that is doing very well is the Kahala BB. According to Jose, this variety has a nice commercial demand in Ecuador and is an exclusive varity for some growers, like the Fontana Group, in Kenya.
The team of United selections with Jose Rafael Gomez de La Torre of Brown (second on the left). In Africa, Brown is represented by United Selections.
The team of United selections with Jose Rafael Gomez de La Torre of Brown (second on the left). In Africa, Brown is represented by United Selections.
The team of Zena Roses Kenya.
The team of Zena Roses Kenya.
The tinted gypsophillas at Bellaflor.
The tinted gypsophillas at Bellaflor.
Dick Van Raamsdonk, CEO HPP exhibitions.
Dick Van Raamsdonk, CEO HPP exhibitions.
Michael Obwacha of Hub imports and exports.
Michael Obwacha of Hub imports and exports.
Senthil Kumaran of Asthor.
Senthil Kumaran of Asthor.
Jane Ngige if Kenya Flower Council talking with visitors.
Jane Ngige if Kenya Flower Council talking with visitors.
Frou-Frou of Meilland.
Frou-Frou of Meilland.
Michael de Geus o Select Breeding presenting the Green Flash. This variety was introduced last year and is being grown by Subati Group and they sell it to the direct market. Now, the first auction growers are planting the varieties and the Green Flash is expected to be on the auction next year.
Michael de Geus o Select Breeding presenting the Green Flash. This variety was introduced last year and is being grown by Subati Group and they sell it to the direct market. Now, the first auction growers are planting the varieties and the Green Flash is expected to be on the auction next year.
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PJ Wandetto of Rosepath Patel (A Kenyan rose farm) was also visiting the show.
PJ Wandetto of Rosepath Patel (A Kenyan rose farm) was also visiting the show.
Stephen Otieno and Dennis Macc of Kuehne + Nagel.
Stephen Otieno and Dennis Macc of Kuehne + Nagel.
Neil Patel and Aditya Jani of Kongi River Farm paid a visit to Mohammed Iqbal of Dilpack.
Neil Patel and Aditya Jani of Kongi River Farm paid a visit to Mohammed Iqbal of Dilpack.
Agnes Kithia and Grace Kogie of DSV.
Agnes Kithia and Grace Kogie of DSV.
The team of Turkish greenhouse plastic film manufacturer Vatan.
The team of Turkish greenhouse plastic film manufacturer Vatan.
Ugarose Flowers.
Ugarose Flowers.
UniFlora
UniFlora
Twiga Chemical Industries.
Twiga Chemical Industries.
Ndeti Ndunda and Japhet Mathuo of Delta Cargo.
Ndeti Ndunda and Japhet Mathuo of Delta Cargo.
BiFlorica.
BiFlorica.
Jubaili Agrotec.
Jubaili Agrotec.
The team of SGS.
The team of SGS.
Dave Kapin of Afrex. The export South African flowers and Asia is a big market for them. According to him, the South African Flowers attracted a lot of attention at the show.
Dave Kapin of Afrex. The export South African flowers and Asia is a big market for them. According to him, the South African Flowers attracted a lot of attention at the show.
Farah Shamji of AAA Growers. At the show, their roses from their newest Kenyan farm, called Belissima are taking a center stage.
Farah Shamji of AAA Growers. At the show, their roses from their newest Kenyan farm, called Belissima are taking a center stage.
Alessandro Ghione of NIRP International talking with visitors.
Alessandro Ghione of NIRP International talking with visitors.
Martin Helmich of Hoogendoorn, Peter van Donk of Bosman van Zaal and Philip Immerzeel of Svensson.
Martin Helmich of Hoogendoorn, Peter van Donk of Bosman van Zaal and Philip Immerzeel of Svensson.
Haiko Backer of Schreurs East Africa.
Haiko Backer of Schreurs East Africa.
Ranjit Amrit of Aquila talking with visitors.
Ranjit Amrit of Aquila talking with visitors.
Makori Ochako, Angela Wahinya and Juliet Kiboro of Wilfay flowrs.
Makori Ochako, Angela Wahinya and Juliet Kiboro of Wilfay flowrs.
The team of Isyna Roses.
The team of Isyna Roses.
The team of Javva Green Limited.
The team of Javva Green Limited.
G. North & Son Ltd.
G. North & Son Ltd.
The team of Blooming innovations and Africalla.
The team of Blooming innovations and Africalla.
Kephis.
Kephis.
Magnate Flowers.
Magnate Flowers.
Arjo van der Sluis of Qualirosa.
Arjo van der Sluis of Qualirosa.
Danziger.
Danziger.
The team of Greenspan.
The team of Greenspan.
Almaz Ganiev and John Macharia of Milele Flowers. This Kenyan Flower exporter mainly supplies Russia and the former Soviet countries.
Almaz Ganiev and John Macharia of Milele Flowers. This Kenyan Flower exporter mainly supplies Russia and the former Soviet countries.
Roses of Bliss Flora.
Roses of Bliss Flora.
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Mayra's Rose Family of Continental Breeding.
Mayra's Rose Family of Continental Breeding.
Flowers at Dümmen Orange.
Flowers at Dümmen Orange.
Oserian Flowers.
Oserian Flowers.
Bereket Adane of Dudga Flora. This Ethiopian rose grower also visited the show.
Bereket Adane of Dudga Flora. This Ethiopian rose grower also visited the show.
Peter de Boer, Cyclop. With the binding machine up front a big step in atomization can be made. Since labor is relatively cheap, it is not easy getting growers to make the investment. However, the willingness to do so is growing, says Peter.
Peter de Boer, Cyclop. With the binding machine up front a big step in atomization can be made. Since labor is relatively cheap, it is not easy getting growers to make the investment. However, the willingness to do so is growing, says Peter.
Konst Alstroemeria, Tjerk Vening and Roderico Rolon. The lion share of flowers in Kenya consists of roses, but summer flowers like alstroemeria are growing in acreage as well.
Konst Alstroemeria, Tjerk Vening and Roderico Rolon. The lion share of flowers in Kenya consists of roses, but summer flowers like alstroemeria are growing in acreage as well.
Liquidseal and Jamafa found an interesting cooperation: the Jamafa bunching machines can be extended with a unit, treating the flowers with sprays improving the shelf life of the flowers.
Liquidseal and Jamafa found an interesting cooperation: the Jamafa bunching machines can be extended with a unit, treating the flowers with sprays improving the shelf life of the flowers.
Ivan Freeman (Uhuru Flowers), Bas ter Laare (Upendo Flowers) and Kenichi Kuniedan (Rose Farm, Japan). The Wabara is a new series of flowers grown at Uhuru, and produced by the Japanese breeder Wabara.
Ivan Freeman (Uhuru Flowers), Bas ter Laare (Upendo Flowers) and Kenichi Kuniedan (Rose Farm, Japan). The Wabara is a new series of flowers grown at Uhuru, and produced by the Japanese breeder Wabara.
The Flower Optimal Connection team, who connects African growers to European markets.
The Flower Optimal Connection team, who connects African growers to European markets.
Ronald de Vos, DFG Africa. The company sources flowers from all over Africa.
Ronald de Vos, DFG Africa. The company sources flowers from all over Africa.
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Nelson Okoth and Dave Zoetemelk, Celtic Cooling. The cooling company has facilitated over 500 companies in Kenya.
Nelson Okoth and Dave Zoetemelk, Celtic Cooling. The cooling company has facilitated over 500 companies in Kenya.
Sandra Meissen and Johan Blom, Bercomex. During the show the company made know it installed a RoseMatic bunching machine at grower P.J. Dave Flowers Ltd.
Sandra Meissen and Johan Blom, Bercomex. During the show the company made know it installed a RoseMatic bunching machine at grower P.J. Dave Flowers Ltd.
John Tsoutsanis, Geerlofs Kenya. The company installs cooling cell at fresh produce processing companies, among which many growers from all over Africa.
John Tsoutsanis, Geerlofs Kenya. The company installs cooling cell at fresh produce processing companies, among which many growers from all over Africa.
Gerard Pothuis, Bosman van Zaal. In Kenya, in Ethiopia and in other countries Bosman and Hoogendorn work together in delivering and installing climate management systems.
Gerard Pothuis, Bosman van Zaal. In Kenya, in Ethiopia and in other countries Bosman and Hoogendorn work together in delivering and installing climate management systems.
Enos Odule and Peter Zethof from MeeGaa substrates, one of the industries major suppliers of cocopeat.
Enos Odule and Peter Zethof from MeeGaa substrates, one of the industries major suppliers of cocopeat.
Rik Martens, Liz Kiamba and Bert Rikken from the Dutch Embassy in Kenya in the Holland Business Lounge. As can be seen on the map, the major objective is to link the Kenyan and Dutch floriculture sector.
Rik Martens, Liz Kiamba and Bert Rikken from the Dutch Embassy in Kenya in the Holland Business Lounge. As can be seen on the map, the major objective is to link the Kenyan and Dutch floriculture sector.
UFO Supplies, with Floris Muilwijk and Willem Slootwijk and Jaap van Staaveren. Jaap knows the African flower industry like the back of his hand: he's been wheeling and dealing in Kenya since the late 1980's.
UFO Supplies, with Floris Muilwijk and Willem Slootwijk and Jaap van Staaveren. Jaap knows the African flower industry like the back of his hand: he's been wheeling and dealing in Kenya since the late 1980's.
Royal FloraHolland was also present, obviously trying to forge more bonds between the cooperation and the African growers.
Royal FloraHolland was also present, obviously trying to forge more bonds between the cooperation and the African growers.
Caroline Ngala and Ida Rademaker
Caroline Ngala and Ida Rademaker
- and here together with Irene Nyanchama
- and here together with Irene Nyanchama
Erik Spek from Jan Spek Rozen, one of the world's oldest rose breeding companies, presenting the varieties together with Dummen Orange.
Erik Spek from Jan Spek Rozen, one of the world's oldest rose breeding companies, presenting the varieties together with Dummen Orange.
The team of Dilpack Kenya and Vaselife, here presented by Onne Bocker, Denis Omyango and Stephen Gaschoki
The team of Dilpack Kenya and Vaselife, here presented by Onne Bocker, Denis Omyango and Stephen Gaschoki
- and here the entire team, including Mohammed Iqbal Bholim and Nick Mac Donald
- and here the entire team, including Mohammed Iqbal Bholim and Nick Mac Donald
Broekhof, with on the left Matthijs den Dulk and Alexa Odondo representing the Kenyan division, and on the right Patrick van der Zwaan from Holland
Broekhof, with on the left Matthijs den Dulk and Alexa Odondo representing the Kenyan division, and on the right Patrick van der Zwaan from Holland
Peter Wicke, Vermako and Kevin Meers, Mereg, the two and only Belgian companies presenting at the fair together.
Peter Wicke, Vermako and Kevin Meers, Mereg, the two and only Belgian companies presenting at the fair together.
Mark Duijnmayer, presenting Koen Pack in Kenya, together with Dave Hoekstra.
Mark Duijnmayer, presenting Koen Pack in Kenya, together with Dave Hoekstra.
The Dutch Embassy and Royal FloraHolland organized a get together for all Dutch and Dutch-linked growers, traders and supplying companies
The Dutch Embassy and Royal FloraHolland organized a get together for all Dutch and Dutch-linked growers, traders and supplying companies
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Philip Immerzeel of Svensson. The company did not have a booth, but in one of the halls a Svensson screen has been installed. In this hall the climate was, of course, the best.
Philip Immerzeel of Svensson. The company did not have a booth, but in one of the halls a Svensson screen has been installed. In this hall the climate was, of course, the best.
The screen has been there for 4 years now and it's getting old. Next year or the year after Philip hopes to replace it for a new one
The screen has been there for 4 years now and it's getting old. Next year or the year after Philip hopes to replace it for a new one
Sineria Kenya, supplier of biological insecticides, who also have an office in Maastricht, The Netherlands
Sineria Kenya, supplier of biological insecticides, who also have an office in Maastricht, The Netherlands
Steven Mulanda from Hortfresh, a Kenian floriculture magazine, together wirh Kakoli Sen, Devine Schools Africa
Steven Mulanda from Hortfresh, a Kenian floriculture magazine, together wirh Kakoli Sen, Devine Schools Africa
Ann, Geoffrey and Margareth from Kenian grower Chaincreek. They grow lots of different summer flowers.
Ann, Geoffrey and Margareth from Kenian grower Chaincreek. They grow lots of different summer flowers.
Multigrow Investment, here represented by Jane Mburu
Multigrow Investment, here represented by Jane Mburu
"Let's flood the Chinese market with hypericum!"
"Let's flood the Chinese market with hypericum!"
Charly Flowers, with Charles Mbugua and Peter Oron
Charly Flowers, with Charles Mbugua and Peter Oron
Essen Multipack produces film in India and supplies it to many growers all over Kenya. On the photo Caleb, Vishal en Atul
Essen Multipack produces film in India and supplies it to many growers all over Kenya. On the photo Caleb, Vishal en Atul
Team Balson, manufacturers of irrigation systems
Team Balson, manufacturers of irrigation systems
Acripinoh Mutuku en David Kyusya, from Inyaat Farm Fresh, a trading company in flowers and vegetables.
Acripinoh Mutuku en David Kyusya, from Inyaat Farm Fresh, a trading company in flowers and vegetables.
Edna Nyaga from Divine Schools Africa. Among others, they train youngsters to become florists.
Edna Nyaga from Divine Schools Africa. Among others, they train youngsters to become florists.
Abraham Mwangi, from Ami Flowers, a grower of summer flowers close to Nairobi
Abraham Mwangi, from Ami Flowers, a grower of summer flowers close to Nairobi
The Flower Hub team, who, like many of the Kenyan growers, combines growing and exporting the flowers
The Flower Hub team, who, like many of the Kenyan growers, combines growing and exporting the flowers
One of Kenya's flower exporting companies, Cartesia Blooms International
One of Kenya's flower exporting companies, Cartesia Blooms International
Rachel Wanjiku and Salome Wambui from Naivasha Horticultural Fair. This fair will be organized 15-16 September.
Rachel Wanjiku and Salome Wambui from Naivasha Horticultural Fair. This fair will be organized 15-16 September.
Simon Ethangatta and Joseph Muganga, both growers from the Rulindo district in Rwanda
Simon Ethangatta and Joseph Muganga, both growers from the Rulindo district in Rwanda
The Aurum Roses team, a grower from Uganda
The Aurum Roses team, a grower from Uganda
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Also Tanzania had some growers present at the show. They were represented by the Tanzania Horticultural Association.
Also Tanzania had some growers present at the show. They were represented by the Tanzania Horticultural Association.
IP Handlers, here represented by Magdalena Stefanska. Right between Schiphol airport and the auction FloraHolland Aalsmeer, they manage an enormous complex of cooling facilities.
IP Handlers, here represented by Magdalena Stefanska. Right between Schiphol airport and the auction FloraHolland Aalsmeer, they manage an enormous complex of cooling facilities.
From left to right: Bea Anderson, Mount Elgon Flowers;' Roddy Benjamin, Mount Meru Flowers; and Richard Ngeny, Karen Roses. The three growers are members and advocates of MPS.
From left to right: Bea Anderson, Mount Elgon Flowers;' Roddy Benjamin, Mount Meru Flowers; and Richard Ngeny, Karen Roses. The three growers are members and advocates of MPS.
Here together with Marie-Laure Doyen and Remco Jansen, both from MPS
Here together with Marie-Laure Doyen and Remco Jansen, both from MPS
Multigrowers is, indeed, a grower of a broad assortment of flowers. Only standard roses are excluded. On the photo Michael and Grace
Multigrowers is, indeed, a grower of a broad assortment of flowers. Only standard roses are excluded. On the photo Michael and Grace
Balaji Flowers Farm, with Sora and Karen
Balaji Flowers Farm, with Sora and Karen
Kenyan grower Bullgate Company, with Zachary Muranga
Kenyan grower Bullgate Company, with Zachary Muranga
Finlays, knows all over the world for its tea, is also a grower of flowers. On the photo Gladys Ruto
Finlays, knows all over the world for its tea, is also a grower of flowers. On the photo Gladys Ruto
Stem Flower Logistics, with Joan and Constantine. Stem Flower is one of the major companies getting the flowers from the Kenyan grower to the auction in Holland
Stem Flower Logistics, with Joan and Constantine. Stem Flower is one of the major companies getting the flowers from the Kenyan grower to the auction in Holland
Agrichem Africa, with Winnie, Murad and Cindy. The company won the third prize in the category suppliers non perishables, a prize awarded by HPP
Agrichem Africa, with Winnie, Murad and Cindy. The company won the third prize in the category suppliers non perishables, a prize awarded by HPP
Floriken is one of the 'consolidators' in the market: bringing the assortment together at the airport and exporting them to anywhere in the world
Floriken is one of the 'consolidators' in the market: bringing the assortment together at the airport and exporting them to anywhere in the world
Talib Mohammed and Martha Nyambura, from cut flower exporting company Abdulmuttalib Holding
Talib Mohammed and Martha Nyambura, from cut flower exporting company Abdulmuttalib Holding
Sheena and Joram from Flawless Flowers
Sheena and Joram from Flawless Flowers
The fair keeps expanding, forcing the organization to open up the basement (actually a parking garage). However, even here the place is getting cramped, and if it keeps growing in the same pace as it has been doing until now, soon new solutions need to be thought of.
The fair keeps expanding, forcing the organization to open up the basement (actually a parking garage). However, even here the place is getting cramped, and if it keeps growing in the same pace as it has been doing until now, soon new solutions need to be thought of.
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Chris and George, Molo Greens Limited, grow carnations and limonium in Kenya.
Chris and George, Molo Greens Limited, grow carnations and limonium in Kenya.
Livatty Africa, a company importing and distributing fertilizers and other crop care products in Kenya.
Livatty Africa, a company importing and distributing fertilizers and other crop care products in Kenya.
Neptune Flower Agencies is one of a very view growers growing anthurium.
Neptune Flower Agencies is one of a very view growers growing anthurium.
Johnson Mwakazi, Master of Ceremony.
Johnson Mwakazi, Master of Ceremony.
Dick van Raamsdonk, CEO HPP Exhibitions says a word about the show.
Dick van Raamsdonk, CEO HPP Exhibitions says a word about the show.
Bruno Etavard, Chair at International Rose Breeders Assosiation (IRBA).
Bruno Etavard, Chair at International Rose Breeders Assosiation (IRBA).
Jane Ngige, CEO Kenya Flower Council
Jane Ngige, CEO Kenya Flower Council
Jane Ngige, CEO Kenya Flower Council
Jane Ngige, CEO Kenya Flower Council
Richard Fox, Chair Kenya Flower Council.
Richard Fox, Chair Kenya Flower Council.

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