Proflora 2017, Bogota, Colombia

Ximena Franco of Florverde, together with Richard Fox and Jeroen Oudheusden of Floriculture Sustainability Initiative(FSI). FSI unites sector front-runners in the supply chain with the ambition to obtain 90% sustainable flowers and plants by 2020. They developed a Basket of Standards; an instrument to mainstream and promote responsible sourcing of flowers & plants in the areas of environmental and social practices. Florverde is part on this basket and is growing. Over the last year, they gave out 10 percent more certificates.
Ximena Franco of Florverde, together with Richard Fox and Jeroen Oudheusden of Floriculture Sustainability Initiative(FSI). FSI unites sector front-runners in the supply chain with the ambition to obtain 90% sustainable flowers and plants by 2020. They developed a Basket of Standards; an instrument to mainstream and promote responsible sourcing of flowers & plants in the areas of environmental and social practices. Florverde is part on this basket and is growing. Over the last year, they gave out 10 percent more certificates.
Eliana Alzate and Cristina Uricoechea of Asocolflores presenting the new brand Flores of Colombia. The goal of this brand is to promote the consumption of Colombian flowers.
Eliana Alzate and Cristina Uricoechea of Asocolflores presenting the new brand Flores of Colombia. The goal of this brand is to promote the consumption of Colombian flowers.
Veronica Soria of Expoflores. This year, they host a booth for four Ecuadorian companies; Bella Rosa/Rose Connection, Florecal, AAAltarosa and Eternal Flower.
Veronica Soria of Expoflores. This year, they host a booth for four Ecuadorian companies; Bella Rosa/Rose Connection, Florecal, AAAltarosa and Eternal Flower.
The team of AAAltarosa. They are currently working with painted roses and are presenting them at the show.
The team of AAAltarosa. They are currently working with painted roses and are presenting them at the show.
"Xavier Beltran, Veronica Soria and Carlos Diez of Florecal. Florecal is attending the Proflora to meet their customers. "90 percent of our US customers are visiting this show", says Beltran."
"Xavier Beltran, Veronica Soria and Carlos Diez of Florecal. Florecal is attending the Proflora to meet their customers. "90 percent of our US customers are visiting this show", says Beltran."
The team of Bella Rosa and Rose Connection are presenting their preserved flowers.
The team of Bella Rosa and Rose Connection are presenting their preserved flowers.
"Juaquin de la Torre and Lourdes Reyes of Ball Colombia. They are Grand Champion among the breeders with the delphinium Dark Angel, bred by Agriom. (Ball Colombia is Agriom's agent in South America). This variety also won the first prize "Best in Category" and Ball's Gerbera Spot Light and Stock Spray Vintage Rose both won a second prize "Best in Category" and their Gerbera Dreamline a third price "Best in Category"."
"Juaquin de la Torre and Lourdes Reyes of Ball Colombia. They are Grand Champion among the breeders with the delphinium Dark Angel, bred by Agriom. (Ball Colombia is Agriom's agent in South America). This variety also won the first prize "Best in Category" and Ball's Gerbera Spot Light and Stock Spray Vintage Rose both won a second prize "Best in Category" and their Gerbera Dreamline a third price "Best in Category"."
The entrance of the Proflora.
The entrance of the Proflora.
The companies participating in the Holland booth on the picture with Marjolijn Sonneveld.
The companies participating in the Holland booth on the picture with Marjolijn Sonneveld.
The team of Ipack and Bercomex. Ipack is the partner of Bercomec in Colombia.
The team of Ipack and Bercomex. Ipack is the partner of Bercomec in Colombia.
The team of Danziger.
The team of Danziger.
The team of Oasis Floralife promoting their Express Technology on farm level, after transportation and for the final customer. Bottom line of the technology is that the flowers do not have to be recut.
The team of Oasis Floralife promoting their Express Technology on farm level, after transportation and for the final customer. Bottom line of the technology is that the flowers do not have to be recut.
Gabrielle Nuijtens-Vaarkamp van Topsector Tuinbouw is visiting the show as Colombia is one of their priority countries.
Gabrielle Nuijtens-Vaarkamp van Topsector Tuinbouw is visiting the show as Colombia is one of their priority countries.
"Michel Da Costa and Jose Gongora of Agripolyane. This French company is eager to supply the Colombian growers with their films and are therefore exhibiting at the Proflora for the first time. "Due to our expertise in East Africa, we are now ready to give new solutions to South American growers, starting in Colombia."
"Michel Da Costa and Jose Gongora of Agripolyane. This French company is eager to supply the Colombian growers with their films and are therefore exhibiting at the Proflora for the first time. "Due to our expertise in East Africa, we are now ready to give new solutions to South American growers, starting in Colombia."
The team of Komet Sales.
The team of Komet Sales.
Sandra Gallego, Mauricio Gleiser and Sandra Ruiz of Vacuum Cooling. They are exhibiting at the Proflora from the very beginning and are stressing the importance of vacuum cooling in Bogota (and not Miami) to the US buyers.
Sandra Gallego, Mauricio Gleiser and Sandra Ruiz of Vacuum Cooling. They are exhibiting at the Proflora from the very beginning and are stressing the importance of vacuum cooling in Bogota (and not Miami) to the US buyers.
The team of Real Carga.
The team of Real Carga.
Oxyio provides equipment that cleans the air of the room where the flowers/plants are stored.
Oxyio provides equipment that cleans the air of the room where the flowers/plants are stored.
The team of Continental Breeding and visitors.
The team of Continental Breeding and visitors.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
Juan David of Deliflor. According to David, Deliflor is the biggest chrysanthemum breeder in Colombia as around 45 percent of the production consists of their varieties. Every year, they bring in about 20 new varieties. At the show, they put them on display to show growers and US brokers their assortment.
Juan David of Deliflor. According to David, Deliflor is the biggest chrysanthemum breeder in Colombia as around 45 percent of the production consists of their varieties. Every year, they bring in about 20 new varieties. At the show, they put them on display to show growers and US brokers their assortment.
Anna Lisetska, Consuelo Chaparro and Alexandra Andrzejeweska of Circasia. During the show, they put their new varieties in the spotlight.
Anna Lisetska, Consuelo Chaparro and Alexandra Andrzejeweska of Circasia. During the show, they put their new varieties in the spotlight.
Masashi Matsumura of Suntory Flowers , Mario Vicente of Fresca Farms and Dr. Ivan Rodrigo Artunduaga and Cory Sanchez of Florigene presenting the new blue rose, Applause. At this the Proflora they were presenting Applause for the first time.
Masashi Matsumura of Suntory Flowers , Mario Vicente of Fresca Farms and Dr. Ivan Rodrigo Artunduaga and Cory Sanchez of Florigene presenting the new blue rose, Applause. At this the Proflora they were presenting Applause for the first time.
Entrance.
Entrance.
Exhibition area.
Exhibition area.
Ruud Smit and Juan Carlos Naranjo of Floritec were also visiting the show.
Ruud Smit and Juan Carlos Naranjo of Floritec were also visiting the show.
David Quesada, Maria Alejandra and Myriam Gonzales of Inverpalmas. This Colombian rose, carnation and mini carnation farm also makes bouquets at the farm. The gypsophila’s and greens they use in their bouquets they buy from the local growers. Over the last years, Quesada has seen the demand for bouquets increasing.
David Quesada, Maria Alejandra and Myriam Gonzales of Inverpalmas. This Colombian rose, carnation and mini carnation farm also makes bouquets at the farm. The gypsophila’s and greens they use in their bouquets they buy from the local growers. Over the last years, Quesada has seen the demand for bouquets increasing.
David Jaramillo of Bioflora and Nick MacDonald of Vaselife. Recently, Bioflora became the business partner of Vaselife in Colombia. Vaselife now also has a production location in Colombia. Therefore, no shipments around the world are needed anymore, which is better for the environment and the local economy. Bioflora is a very established company in Colombia and is, according to MacDonald, the market leader in all paints and dies that are being used in bouquets. They are already supplying farms and are therefore seen as the ideal business partner for Vaselife.
David Jaramillo of Bioflora and Nick MacDonald of Vaselife. Recently, Bioflora became the business partner of Vaselife in Colombia. Vaselife now also has a production location in Colombia. Therefore, no shipments around the world are needed anymore, which is better for the environment and the local economy. Bioflora is a very established company in Colombia and is, according to MacDonald, the market leader in all paints and dies that are being used in bouquets. They are already supplying farms and are therefore seen as the ideal business partner for Vaselife.
Edison Mestizo Quitia, Claudia Fuentes, Juan Carlos Matamata Moreno and Hernan Forero Hartado of Ayrura. They grow carnations on 5ha and roses on 15 ha in Tocancipa, Colombia. They mainly export their varieties to Japan, Russia, US and UK.
Edison Mestizo Quitia, Claudia Fuentes, Juan Carlos Matamata Moreno and Hernan Forero Hartado of Ayrura. They grow carnations on 5ha and roses on 15 ha in Tocancipa, Colombia. They mainly export their varieties to Japan, Russia, US and UK.
The donkey at Ayura’s booth attracted a lot of attention. Next to growing flowers, the owners of Ayura also breed donkeys.
The donkey at Ayura’s booth attracted a lot of attention. Next to growing flowers, the owners of Ayura also breed donkeys.
The donkey at the booth of Ayura.
The donkey at the booth of Ayura.
The booth of Ball
The booth of Ball
Jorge Ortega of Matina flowers. “The good thing about the show is that you meet your clients from all over the world”, he says.
Jorge Ortega of Matina flowers. “The good thing about the show is that you meet your clients from all over the world”, he says.
Monica Alvarez and Andrew Lee of Gloeckner. At the show, they presented young plants for phalaenopsis cut flowers, tissue culture ferns of Vitroplus and hardware.
Monica Alvarez and Andrew Lee of Gloeckner. At the show, they presented young plants for phalaenopsis cut flowers, tissue culture ferns of Vitroplus and hardware.
Daniel Travieso of Connectaflor and Berry Veffer. Veffer represents Esmerlada Farms La Gauitana and Bankok Intermex.
Daniel Travieso of Connectaflor and Berry Veffer. Veffer represents Esmerlada Farms La Gauitana and Bankok Intermex.
Juan Camilo Sanz and Sergio Cadavid of Macarena Farms. They grow roses on 10ha in Suesca, Colombia and have a trading business in Miami. From this business they ship flowers all over the US.
Juan Camilo Sanz and Sergio Cadavid of Macarena Farms. They grow roses on 10ha in Suesca, Colombia and have a trading business in Miami. From this business they ship flowers all over the US.
"Quicksand grown by Mcarena Farms. According to Camil Sanz, the demand for this variety is one of the fastest growing in their assortment. "It is really big for the wedding season in the US and Europe. Special about this variety is that it opens and changes color."
"Quicksand grown by Mcarena Farms. According to Camil Sanz, the demand for this variety is one of the fastest growing in their assortment. "It is really big for the wedding season in the US and Europe. Special about this variety is that it opens and changes color."
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Manuel Urquijo of Panalpina. They recently acquired Dutch Dutch handling agent that is specialized in perishables.
Manuel Urquijo of Panalpina. They recently acquired Dutch Dutch handling agent that is specialized in perishables.
The team CopaAirlines Cargo. Since two years, they are also shipping flowers and are exhibiting at the Proflora for the first time.
The team CopaAirlines Cargo. Since two years, they are also shipping flowers and are exhibiting at the Proflora for the first time.
Alisson Prieto of USP.
Alisson Prieto of USP.
Carmen Alvarez and Carolina Rodriguez of UPS talking with visitors.
Carmen Alvarez and Carolina Rodriguez of UPS talking with visitors.
Juan Camilo and Diego Esteban Delgado Perez of Hanna instruments showcasing their instruments to measure the soil.
Juan Camilo and Diego Esteban Delgado Perez of Hanna instruments showcasing their instruments to measure the soil.
Nelson Cardenas Izquierdo fo LAS Cargo. They have scheduled routes and charter flights and are in the business for over 40 years.
Nelson Cardenas Izquierdo fo LAS Cargo. They have scheduled routes and charter flights and are in the business for over 40 years.
Gabrielle Curling and Nicola McGrath of The New Greenhouse. They import flowers from Colombia to Jamaica and are searching for new opportunities, varieties and products at the show.
Gabrielle Curling and Nicola McGrath of The New Greenhouse. They import flowers from Colombia to Jamaica and are searching for new opportunities, varieties and products at the show.
Crowded aisles.
Crowded aisles.
Girleza Munoz, maria Antonia Galindo and Andres Celis of Transaereo (it is called Aerosan in Chile and Ecuador). They provide all services, like ground preparations and so on, for different airlines.
Girleza Munoz, maria Antonia Galindo and Andres Celis of Transaereo (it is called Aerosan in Chile and Ecuador). They provide all services, like ground preparations and so on, for different airlines.
Carlos Sanchez, Diego Perdigon and Andres Escobar of FlorAndina. FlorAndina consists of a group of 30-32 growers that grow hydrangeas on 50 ha in total. One of the farms is spraying the hydrangeas and this year, they are put in the spotlight. Their main market is the US.
Carlos Sanchez, Diego Perdigon and Andres Escobar of FlorAndina. FlorAndina consists of a group of 30-32 growers that grow hydrangeas on 50 ha in total. One of the farms is spraying the hydrangeas and this year, they are put in the spotlight. Their main market is the US.
The cubic booth of Rosen Tantau.
The cubic booth of Rosen Tantau.
Nice music played at the booth of Rosen Tantau.
Nice music played at the booth of Rosen Tantau.
The booth of Rosen Tantau.
The booth of Rosen Tantau.
Impressive decoration of roses at the booth of Rosen Tantau.
Impressive decoration of roses at the booth of Rosen Tantau.
Pablo and Camilo Bazzani of Plazoleta behind their colored limoniums.
Pablo and Camilo Bazzani of Plazoleta behind their colored limoniums.
Exhibition.
Exhibition.
Son and father Krell of Plantec Ecuador at the Plantador booth. Plantador represents Kordes, Interplant, Grandiflora, Delbard and Scea Rosaplant in Colombia and Plantec in represents them in the rest of South America.
Son and father Krell of Plantec Ecuador at the Plantador booth. Plantador represents Kordes, Interplant, Grandiflora, Delbard and Scea Rosaplant in Colombia and Plantec in represents them in the rest of South America.
The bouquets of Inverpalmas.
The bouquets of Inverpalmas.
The outstanding varieties competitions award ceremony.
The outstanding varieties competitions award ceremony.
"Rosy Walter and Carlos Mahecha of Farm Fresh qith Mark Frank of Mark Frank. Farm Fresh supplies flowers of Filco Roses and have a wholesale business in Miami. Frank makes ideas for bouquet arrangements that will be made at Filco Roses. Fresh Farms sees the demand for bouquets at supermarkets growing. "Over the last years, we have seen a change in demand; From a present to impulse purchases."
"Rosy Walter and Carlos Mahecha of Farm Fresh qith Mark Frank of Mark Frank. Farm Fresh supplies flowers of Filco Roses and have a wholesale business in Miami. Frank makes ideas for bouquet arrangements that will be made at Filco Roses. Fresh Farms sees the demand for bouquets at supermarkets growing. "Over the last years, we have seen a change in demand; From a present to impulse purchases."
Caroline Ospina, Santiago Laverde of Filco Roses and Mark Frank of Mark Frank. Mark designed the booth of Filco Roses.
Caroline Ospina, Santiago Laverde of Filco Roses and Mark Frank of Mark Frank. Mark designed the booth of Filco Roses.
Busy at Kuehne Nagel.
Busy at Kuehne Nagel.
Atlantis chrysanthemums of Danziger.
Atlantis chrysanthemums of Danziger.
Exhibition.
Exhibition.
The participating flowers in the outstanding varieties competition.
The participating flowers in the outstanding varieties competition.
Hardy Jepsen of Danish Clean Water, Martin Helmich of Hoogendoorn and Mauricio Yanez of Solpack in front of the Holland booth.
Hardy Jepsen of Danish Clean Water, Martin Helmich of Hoogendoorn and Mauricio Yanez of Solpack in front of the Holland booth.
Peter de Boer of Cyklop presenting his binding machine at the Holland Booth.
Peter de Boer of Cyklop presenting his binding machine at the Holland Booth.
Hardy Jepsen of Danish Clean Water. His disinfection systems are being supplied by Solpak in Colombia.
Hardy Jepsen of Danish Clean Water. His disinfection systems are being supplied by Solpak in Colombia.
The invented people at the inauguration ceremony.
The invented people at the inauguration ceremony.
Mariana Muners and Mauricio Yanez of Solpak. 7 years ago, this Colombian growers started to design their own flower lines with Dutch materials. Now, they are, according to Yanez, the number one supplier in Colombia.
Mariana Muners and Mauricio Yanez of Solpak. 7 years ago, this Colombian growers started to design their own flower lines with Dutch materials. Now, they are, according to Yanez, the number one supplier in Colombia.
The flower dress at the Dümmen Orange booth.
The flower dress at the Dümmen Orange booth.
Fernando Arenas Alvarez of Redil Roses with Erik Spek of Jan Spek Rozen, presenting the Minion Rose. This rose is bred by Jan Spek Rozen (Represented by Dümmen Orange in Colombia) and has recently been planted at Colombian rose grower Redil. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Fernando Arenas Alvarez of Redil Roses with Erik Spek of Jan Spek Rozen, presenting the Minion Rose. This rose is bred by Jan Spek Rozen (Represented by Dümmen Orange in Colombia) and has recently been planted at Colombian rose grower Redil. More on this later in FloralDaily.
Philippe Veys of Dümmen Orange and Erik Spek of Jan Spek Rozen.
Philippe Veys of Dümmen Orange and Erik Spek of Jan Spek Rozen.
Philippe Veys and Alejandra of Dümmen Orange talking with visitors.
Philippe Veys and Alejandra of Dümmen Orange talking with visitors.
"Veronica Acevedo and Lina Jaramillo of Galleria Farms won the first price in the category "Best Booth". This Colombian farm grows roses and alstroemerias in Bogota and Chrysanthemums and hydrangeas in Medillin."
"Veronica Acevedo and Lina Jaramillo of Galleria Farms won the first price in the category "Best Booth". This Colombian farm grows roses and alstroemerias in Bogota and Chrysanthemums and hydrangeas in Medillin."
Way to the Outstanding Varieties Competition participants.
Way to the Outstanding Varieties Competition participants.
Eliana Carrascal from Turflor talking with a visitor.
Eliana Carrascal from Turflor talking with a visitor.
"Eliana Carrascal (in the middle) from Turflor with visitors. This Colombian carnation and spray carnation grower won the first prize "Best in Category" in the category spray carnation for their Lollipop Violet."
"Eliana Carrascal (in the middle) from Turflor with visitors. This Colombian carnation and spray carnation grower won the first prize "Best in Category" in the category spray carnation for their Lollipop Violet."
Oscar Maldonado and Laura Arboleda of Inversionnes Montanel. This Colombian grower started to grow lilies 7 years ago. Currently, they grow lilies on 7ha year riound. They mainly supply to bouquet makers in Colombia and supermarkets in the US and Colombia.
Oscar Maldonado and Laura Arboleda of Inversionnes Montanel. This Colombian grower started to grow lilies 7 years ago. Currently, they grow lilies on 7ha year riound. They mainly supply to bouquet makers in Colombia and supermarkets in the US and Colombia.
Jose Enrique Ramirez of Agricola Cactus talking with visitors.
Jose Enrique Ramirez of Agricola Cactus talking with visitors.
The team of Gambur Flowers. This Colombian farm grows carnations on 11ha in the South of Bogota and mainly supplies to the Netherlands, UK, Poland, Russia, Japan, Korea and the US.
The team of Gambur Flowers. This Colombian farm grows carnations on 11ha in the South of Bogota and mainly supplies to the Netherlands, UK, Poland, Russia, Japan, Korea and the US.
Arjan Broekhof, their hostess and Maria del Pilar Murillo of Broekhoff. They are participating at the show for the first time.
Arjan Broekhof, their hostess and Maria del Pilar Murillo of Broekhoff. They are participating at the show for the first time.
Broekhof's own designs are attracting the attention of the visitors.
Broekhof's own designs are attracting the attention of the visitors.
Julian Vargas of Flower Colors. This Medillin based company produces paint for flowers. According to Vargas, the demand for painted flowers increased over the last years. 5 years ago, around 5 to 10 percent of a farm's production consisted out of painted products, now some farms even have 50 percent of their products painted.
Julian Vargas of Flower Colors. This Medillin based company produces paint for flowers. According to Vargas, the demand for painted flowers increased over the last years. 5 years ago, around 5 to 10 percent of a farm's production consisted out of painted products, now some farms even have 50 percent of their products painted.
The paint of Flower Colors is water resistant.
The paint of Flower Colors is water resistant.
The team of KLM AirFrance.
The team of KLM AirFrance.
The varieties grown by Global Bouquet in one bouquet.
The varieties grown by Global Bouquet in one bouquet.
Maria Mercedes Romero of Flores Colon. The Flores Colon group consissts of several farms in Bogota and many partner farms located in Colombia and Ecuador. They are considered to be one of the largest carnations and mini carnations growers in Colombia. Flores Colon has two sister companies; Direct Farms, for wholesalers and Global Bouquet, for grocery store marketplace.
Maria Mercedes Romero of Flores Colon. The Flores Colon group consissts of several farms in Bogota and many partner farms located in Colombia and Ecuador. They are considered to be one of the largest carnations and mini carnations growers in Colombia. Flores Colon has two sister companies; Direct Farms, for wholesalers and Global Bouquet, for grocery store marketplace.
The Solomio's grown by Flores Colon. They are known for their carnations and mini carnations and wanted to do something differently and therefore started to produced this crop.
The Solomio's grown by Flores Colon. They are known for their carnations and mini carnations and wanted to do something differently and therefore started to produced this crop.
The Raffine grown by Flores Colon attracted a lot of attention of the visitors. According to Mercedes Romero, it is a new crop for Colombia.
The Raffine grown by Flores Colon attracted a lot of attention of the visitors. According to Mercedes Romero, it is a new crop for Colombia.
"Ohad Shafran of Danziger with the first prize "Best in Category" for their Scabiosa in the category semi focal diversified."
"Ohad Shafran of Danziger with the first prize "Best in Category" for their Scabiosa in the category semi focal diversified."
"Gianfranco Fenoglio and Mauricio Jiminez of La Villetta. He breeds and produces young plant carnations. The majority of the young plants are being produced in Colombia and around 15% in Italy. At the show, they won the first prize "Best in Category" for their spray carnation that still has a code."
"Gianfranco Fenoglio and Mauricio Jiminez of La Villetta. He breeds and produces young plant carnations. The majority of the young plants are being produced in Colombia and around 15% in Italy. At the show, they won the first prize "Best in Category" for their spray carnation that still has a code."
"Another variety of La Villetta, that is still on code too attracted the attention of a lot of visitors too. "People are often asking for new colors."
"Another variety of La Villetta, that is still on code too attracted the attention of a lot of visitors too. "People are often asking for new colors."
Jelle Posthumus and Andrew Neidl of United Selections presenting the new rose variety Finally. According to Posthumus and Neidl, this variety has the potential to become the next big red rose variety.
Jelle Posthumus and Andrew Neidl of United Selections presenting the new rose variety Finally. According to Posthumus and Neidl, this variety has the potential to become the next big red rose variety.
Muyerly Pineda Mendez and Maria Clara Aguirre of Rosamina. They grow leucadendron, leucospermum, proteas, foliage and bouquets on 27 ha in the North of Bogota. Their main market is the USA.
Muyerly Pineda Mendez and Maria Clara Aguirre of Rosamina. They grow leucadendron, leucospermum, proteas, foliage and bouquets on 27 ha in the North of Bogota. Their main market is the USA.
Giselle Velandia Maria and Maria Clara Aguirre of Andean Fields.
Giselle Velandia Maria and Maria Clara Aguirre of Andean Fields.
Andrea Salazar and Sebastian Ospina of Koenpack. Their main product is sleeves, but at the show they are presenting their new pots too.
Andrea Salazar and Sebastian Ospina of Koenpack. Their main product is sleeves, but at the show they are presenting their new pots too.
The booth of Ball.
The booth of Ball.
Mark Loos and Eduard Eveleens of IP Handlers. According to Mark, they recently gained the bigget market share in Russia and Europe regarding imports. Also in South America, they are growing. For IP Handlers, over half of their volumes comes from South America.
Mark Loos and Eduard Eveleens of IP Handlers. According to Mark, they recently gained the bigget market share in Russia and Europe regarding imports. Also in South America, they are growing. For IP Handlers, over half of their volumes comes from South America.
Matan Be'er of Breier. This breeder is being represented by Plantas y bulbas in Colombia.
Matan Be'er of Breier. This breeder is being represented by Plantas y bulbas in Colombia.
Arthur Koekkoek of HilverdaKooij. Their main product in Colombia is the alstroemeria and they are still growing with this product in Colombia.
Arthur Koekkoek of HilverdaKooij. Their main product in Colombia is the alstroemeria and they are still growing with this product in Colombia.
Steve Wiley and Mike Huggett of Takii Seed were also visiting the show.
Steve Wiley and Mike Huggett of Takii Seed were also visiting the show.
Daniel Alba and Claudia Garcia of Aposentos Flowers.
Daniel Alba and Claudia Garcia of Aposentos Flowers.
Bellalindas of Continental breeding is a spray rose with a large head size.
Bellalindas of Continental breeding is a spray rose with a large head size.
Mario Ricardo of Yasa.
Mario Ricardo of Yasa.
The busy booth of Selecta one.
The busy booth of Selecta one.
Juan Carlos and Alejandro of Aromas Farms. They grow hydrangeas on 16-18ha in Rionegro. They also spray their hydrangeas and according to Alejandro, the demand for painted flower is increasing.
Juan Carlos and Alejandro of Aromas Farms. They grow hydrangeas on 16-18ha in Rionegro. They also spray their hydrangeas and according to Alejandro, the demand for painted flower is increasing.
Tropiflowers.
Tropiflowers.
Pablo Restrepo Samper of Execellence.
Pablo Restrepo Samper of Execellence.
"Luis mariano Botero of Plantas y Bulbos with John Damen and Kees Gran of Royal Van Zanten. With their alstroemeria Posh Pink, they won the first prize "Best of Category" in the category astroemeria."
"Luis mariano Botero of Plantas y Bulbos with John Damen and Kees Gran of Royal Van Zanten. With their alstroemeria Posh Pink, they won the first prize "Best of Category" in the category astroemeria."
The team of Royal De Ruiter.
The team of Royal De Ruiter.
"The Colombian team of Royal De Ruiter presenting the first prize "Best in Category" they won for their Pink X-Pression in the category roses."
"The Colombian team of Royal De Ruiter presenting the first prize "Best in Category" they won for their Pink X-Pression in the category roses."
"Sergio Arango of Capiro presenting the prizes that the company won during the show. In the category producers, their disbud chrysanthemum Chipsa won the first prize in "Best in Category" in the category disbud chrysanthemum and Magnum, the second prize. In the spray chrysanthemum category, their Baltica won the second prize."
"Sergio Arango of Capiro presenting the prizes that the company won during the show. In the category producers, their disbud chrysanthemum Chipsa won the first prize in "Best in Category" in the category disbud chrysanthemum and Magnum, the second prize. In the spray chrysanthemum category, their Baltica won the second prize."
"Also Deliflor won a lot of prices in the "Best in Category". In the category breeders - disbud chrysanthemum, their Cochise won the first prize. In the same category, they won the second and third prize with varieties that still have a code. In the category breeders - spray chrysanthemum, their Roma Fests won the first prize. In the same category, their Kratos Appetit won the second prize and their variety called Yellow the third prize,"
"Also Deliflor won a lot of prices in the "Best in Category". In the category breeders - disbud chrysanthemum, their Cochise won the first prize. In the same category, they won the second and third prize with varieties that still have a code. In the category breeders - spray chrysanthemum, their Roma Fests won the first prize. In the same category, their Kratos Appetit won the second prize and their variety called Yellow the third prize,"
Loui Hooijman of Odie Farms, Peter van der Deijl of Qualisa, and Wim Van Dorp of Bella Vista Flowers and Remco Berkamp of Odie Farms were also visiting the show.
Loui Hooijman of Odie Farms, Peter van der Deijl of Qualisa, and Wim Van Dorp of Bella Vista Flowers and Remco Berkamp of Odie Farms were also visiting the show.
"Lina Maria of Schreurs holding the first prize "Best in Category" they won for their rose variety called Wasabi in the category Breeders."
"Lina Maria of Schreurs holding the first prize "Best in Category" they won for their rose variety called Wasabi in the category Breeders."
Alberto of Plantas y Bulbos and Jaap van Staaveren of UFO Supplies taking a walk at the show.
Alberto of Plantas y Bulbos and Jaap van Staaveren of UFO Supplies taking a walk at the show.
"Celiar Morena of SB Talee with the first prize "Best in Category" in the category Breeders - carnation for their Lavender Blue."
"Celiar Morena of SB Talee with the first prize "Best in Category" in the category Breeders - carnation for their Lavender Blue."
Next to breeding, Celiar Morena also grows carnations. In the category Growers - carnation, they won the first prize for their variety Bengala.
Next to breeding, Celiar Morena also grows carnations. In the category Growers - carnation, they won the first prize for their variety Bengala.
"...and in the category Growers - other focal flowers they won the first prize "Best in Category" for their Ranunculo Hanoi."
"...and in the category Growers - other focal flowers they won the first prize "Best in Category" for their Ranunculo Hanoi."
Gaby Danziger getting a scoop of ice cream. At the Danizgers booth, they were giving away ice cream.
Gaby Danziger getting a scoop of ice cream. At the Danizgers booth, they were giving away ice cream.
At the Danizgers booth, they were giving away ice cream as a promotion stunt for their carnation variety Scoop.
At the Danizgers booth, they were giving away ice cream as a promotion stunt for their carnation variety Scoop.
Gonzalo Luzuriaga of BellaRosa and Rose Connection with Albert Elmers (second on the rigth)of United Floral Distributors and his children Jasmin adn Eli De Waard. Elmers is one of Luzuriaga's first customers and is doing business with Elmers for almost 20 years.
Gonzalo Luzuriaga of BellaRosa and Rose Connection with Albert Elmers (second on the rigth)of United Floral Distributors and his children Jasmin adn Eli De Waard. Elmers is one of Luzuriaga's first customers and is doing business with Elmers for almost 20 years.
Daniel Velez de Monchaux of Sausque.
Daniel Velez de Monchaux of Sausque.
"Juan Camilo Herrera of Jardines de los Andes. This Colombian grower won the highest award 'Grand Champion' for its Charmelia over all other flowers in the competition and the first place for the "Best in Category"."
"Juan Camilo Herrera of Jardines de los Andes. This Colombian grower won the highest award 'Grand Champion' for its Charmelia over all other flowers in the competition and the first place for the "Best in Category"."
"The team of Circasia with their first prize "Best in Category" they won for their Silantoi in the category Growers - Roses."
"The team of Circasia with their first prize "Best in Category" they won for their Silantoi in the category Growers - Roses."
Juan Felipe Serna of el Jordan Farms.
Juan Felipe Serna of el Jordan Farms.
"Camilo Bazzami of La Plazoleta holding the first prize in "Best in Category" for their alstroemeria Himalaya and the second price for their alstroemeria Palermo."
"Camilo Bazzami of La Plazoleta holding the first prize in "Best in Category" for their alstroemeria Himalaya and the second price for their alstroemeria Palermo."
"In the category filler they won the first price "Best in Category" for their Statice Super Purple."
"In the category filler they won the first price "Best in Category" for their Statice Super Purple."
Oscar Cuartar and Daniela Navarro of Selecta one. Soon, they will introduce the Kiwi Collection in three different sizes.
Oscar Cuartar and Daniela Navarro of Selecta one. Soon, they will introduce the Kiwi Collection in three different sizes.
"The team of Phytotec holding the first prize "Best in Category" they received for their variety Leavis in the category Growers - Semi focal others."
"The team of Phytotec holding the first prize "Best in Category" they received for their variety Leavis in the category Growers - Semi focal others."
Next to flowers, there was also a large interest for the soccer match between Colombia and Paraguay.
Next to flowers, there was also a large interest for the soccer match between Colombia and Paraguay.
Tropical Flowers and Foilages. In this booth, six companies presented their products.
Tropical Flowers and Foilages. In this booth, six companies presented their products.
"Miguel Vasquez of Grupo VegaFlor. He grows around 60 varieties of spray and single Chrysanthemums in a 64 ha sized greenhouse in Colombia. For their spray chrysanthemum Veronica, they received the first prize "Best in category" in the category growers- spray chrysanthemums. In the same category, they also won the third prize for their variety Minion."
"Miguel Vasquez of Grupo VegaFlor. He grows around 60 varieties of spray and single Chrysanthemums in a 64 ha sized greenhouse in Colombia. For their spray chrysanthemum Veronica, they received the first prize "Best in category" in the category growers- spray chrysanthemums. In the same category, they also won the third prize for their variety Minion."
Greg Krupa and Maryluz Naranjo of Naranjo roses.
Greg Krupa and Maryluz Naranjo of Naranjo roses.
"Raul Marrera and Victor Giorgini of Equiflor presenting their first prize "Best in Category" for their spray rose porcelina in the category Growers- Spray rose."
"Raul Marrera and Victor Giorgini of Equiflor presenting their first prize "Best in Category" for their spray rose porcelina in the category Growers- Spray rose."
Booths are broadcasting the soccer game Colombia vs Paraguay.
Booths are broadcasting the soccer game Colombia vs Paraguay.
Johan Boom of Bercomex with Carlos Jauregui of Colubec, partner of Bercomex in Ecuador.
Johan Boom of Bercomex with Carlos Jauregui of Colubec, partner of Bercomex in Ecuador.
Johan Boom of Bercomex with Philipp Schuher of Ipack, partner of Bercomex in Colombia.
Johan Boom of Bercomex with Philipp Schuher of Ipack, partner of Bercomex in Colombia.
Jaime Cala of Decowraps presenting the Prefold. This product is on the market for over 10 years and has become very popular over the last 6 years. Special about this sleeve is that it is closed. It saves time on production level and gives a more consistent look on retail level.
Jaime Cala of Decowraps presenting the Prefold. This product is on the market for over 10 years and has become very popular over the last 6 years. Special about this sleeve is that it is closed. It saves time on production level and gives a more consistent look on retail level.
The team of Chrysal.
The team of Chrysal.
The team of Denkers and Interandina. They ship Dutch flowerbulbs over the world.
The team of Denkers and Interandina. They ship Dutch flowerbulbs over the world.
Matej Usenik an Leonardo Diaz of PrinTack labels and labeling software were visiting the show.
Matej Usenik an Leonardo Diaz of PrinTack labels and labeling software were visiting the show.
Asocolflores CEO Augusto Solano being interviewed.
Asocolflores CEO Augusto Solano being interviewed.
Peter van de Pol of ProRoot.
Peter van de Pol of ProRoot.
Ana Mria Bonilla and Belen Fernandez of Esmeralda Farms.
Ana Mria Bonilla and Belen Fernandez of Esmeralda Farms.
Sisters Garcia of Florsani.
Sisters Garcia of Florsani.
Julian David Urhab and Jack Disney Vega of Corrumed. They provide solutions for cardboard boxes. They are base in Antioquia and have a warehouse close to the airport in Bogota and Rionegro.
Julian David Urhab and Jack Disney Vega of Corrumed. They provide solutions for cardboard boxes. They are base in Antioquia and have a warehouse close to the airport in Bogota and Rionegro.
The team of Smurfit Kappa.
The team of Smurfit Kappa.
Pilar Galvis and Viviam Reina of Jiffy.
Pilar Galvis and Viviam Reina of Jiffy.
The booth of FedEx.
The booth of FedEx.
Vanessa Cadaya and Jacqueline Hernandez of Cargex.
Vanessa Cadaya and Jacqueline Hernandez of Cargex.
Victor of Liquidseal and Argentina and Diego of VOC Agro. Liquidseal is represented by VOC Agro in Colombia.
Victor of Liquidseal and Argentina and Diego of VOC Agro. Liquidseal is represented by VOC Agro in Colombia.
Leen Klaassen of MPS and Melvin Brehler of HSI.
Leen Klaassen of MPS and Melvin Brehler of HSI.
"Olga Perdomo and Michael Vaughan of Grupo Andes Farms holding their awards. They are the Grand Champion among the growers with their rose called Red Eye. This rose also received the first price for "Best in Category". And this all on top of the Acknowledgement award they received from Florverde that morning."
"Olga Perdomo and Michael Vaughan of Grupo Andes Farms holding their awards. They are the Grand Champion among the growers with their rose called Red Eye. This rose also received the first price for "Best in Category". And this all on top of the Acknowledgement award they received from Florverde that morning."
Nicolaas Grootendorst of Evanthia and Juan Alejandro Guaqueta Trading. Guaqueta reprents Evanthia in Colombia. On the picture the brassica's of Eviantha in the booth of Guaqueta.
Nicolaas Grootendorst of Evanthia and Juan Alejandro Guaqueta Trading. Guaqueta reprents Evanthia in Colombia. On the picture the brassica's of Eviantha in the booth of Guaqueta.
The team of NIRP International
The team of NIRP International
Adrian Moreano of Eternal Flower.
Adrian Moreano of Eternal Flower.
Byron Montero, Cristobal Fabrega Castello and Christian Gomez of Koppert.
Byron Montero, Cristobal Fabrega Castello and Christian Gomez of Koppert.
Vat-Ex.
Vat-Ex.
Eric Egberts of Blooming Pro. They are selling a software that enables companies to view bouquets in 3D. Sccording to Egberts, it enables growers to run the sampling process faster.
Eric Egberts of Blooming Pro. They are selling a software that enables companies to view bouquets in 3D. Sccording to Egberts, it enables growers to run the sampling process faster.
"Piet Stroet and Paul Koning of Potveer. They supply flower processing machines and are satisfied with their growht in South America. "The necessity of investing in automation is recognized, but the decision to invest has been difficult as there were no references. Fortunately, over the last years, some growers started to use these processing machines and are spreading positive word of mount."
"Piet Stroet and Paul Koning of Potveer. They supply flower processing machines and are satisfied with their growht in South America. "The necessity of investing in automation is recognized, but the decision to invest has been difficult as there were no references. Fortunately, over the last years, some growers started to use these processing machines and are spreading positive word of mount."
Andre Koppert of KGP Greenhouses and owner of Gakon. Over the last years, he recognizes an increase in demand for turn-key projects and greenhouse innovations in South America.
Andre Koppert of KGP Greenhouses and owner of Gakon. Over the last years, he recognizes an increase in demand for turn-key projects and greenhouse innovations in South America.
De Gier was also present at the Holland booth.
De Gier was also present at the Holland booth.
The Holland Booth.
The Holland Booth.
The booth of Colibri Flowers.
The booth of Colibri Flowers.
Gerard Lentjes of Armada. Over the last three years, they have been working on entering the South American market and they are now ready to do so.
Gerard Lentjes of Armada. Over the last three years, they have been working on entering the South American market and they are now ready to do so.
The new variety Scorpion of Könst Alstroemeria attracted the attention of many visitors.
The new variety Scorpion of Könst Alstroemeria attracted the attention of many visitors.
Claudia Canaveral, Mana Pavla Coroloba and Sandy Saenz of Alexandra Farms.
Claudia Canaveral, Mana Pavla Coroloba and Sandy Saenz of Alexandra Farms.
Flores Lacochita.
Flores Lacochita.
Stef Veenhof of Könst Alstroemeria.
Stef Veenhof of Könst Alstroemeria.
Frans Buzek of La Gaitana Farms. This Colombian farm is adding new products to the assortment.
Frans Buzek of La Gaitana Farms. This Colombian farm is adding new products to the assortment.
The green hypericum and Greenball of La Gaitana Farms are attracting the attention of many visitors. According to Buzek, they are one of the few farms that are cultivating the green hypericum
The green hypericum and Greenball of La Gaitana Farms are attracting the attention of many visitors. According to Buzek, they are one of the few farms that are cultivating the green hypericum
Rodolfo Danies, iliana Castano and Mauricio Danies of el Milagro.
Rodolfo Danies, iliana Castano and Mauricio Danies of el Milagro.
Daniel Duerte and Ximena Perilla Rojas of Luisiana Farms.
Daniel Duerte and Ximena Perilla Rojas of Luisiana Farms.
"Lourdes Reyes of Ball with their second prize "Best in Category" with their Stock Spray Vintage Rose in the category Breeder - Semi focal others."
"Lourdes Reyes of Ball with their second prize "Best in Category" with their Stock Spray Vintage Rose in the category Breeder - Semi focal others."
The booth of Hosa International.
The booth of Hosa International.
Mark Militor of MecaFlor talking to visitors.
Mark Militor of MecaFlor talking to visitors.
Exhibition area.
Exhibition area.
Roses of Matina Flowers.
Roses of Matina Flowers.
The blue rose Applause of Suntory.
The blue rose Applause of Suntory.
German Lacouture Gutierrez and Yadira Andrea of Milonga Flowers.
German Lacouture Gutierrez and Yadira Andrea of Milonga Flowers.
Liberty blooms being interviewed.
Liberty blooms being interviewed.
Jo Newham of J. van Vliet, Marana Oiedrahita Perez, Jac van Vliet of J. van Vliet and Catalina Aranga of Flores Del Este.
Jo Newham of J. van Vliet, Marana Oiedrahita Perez, Jac van Vliet of J. van Vliet and Catalina Aranga of Flores Del Este.
"Edo Kolmer Agriom, a Dutch flower breeder represented by WAC international. At their booth, the Vanilla Ice took the center stage. According to Kolmer, this variety is currently planted at several farms and is gaining momentum. "It is a highly productive variety and is well suited for bouquets."
"Edo Kolmer Agriom, a Dutch flower breeder represented by WAC international. At their booth, the Vanilla Ice took the center stage. According to Kolmer, this variety is currently planted at several farms and is gaining momentum. "It is a highly productive variety and is well suited for bouquets."
Dirk van Dorp of C. Steenvoorden with Alexandra Jiminez Solo and Maria Eugenia of Flores de la Campina. Van Dorp exports Dutch lily bulbs and Flores De la Camppina is one of the Colobian growers of his bulbs.
Dirk van Dorp of C. Steenvoorden with Alexandra Jiminez Solo and Maria Eugenia of Flores de la Campina. Van Dorp exports Dutch lily bulbs and Flores De la Camppina is one of the Colobian growers of his bulbs.
Christine Boldt of AFIF was also visiting the show.
Christine Boldt of AFIF was also visiting the show.
Andres Cares of Bloomia. He grows tulips hydroponically in Chile and produces 50,000 stems a week and mainly exports them to Peru, Panama, Bolivia, Colombia and the USA. He is exhibiting at the Proflora for the first time.
Andres Cares of Bloomia. He grows tulips hydroponically in Chile and produces 50,000 stems a week and mainly exports them to Peru, Panama, Bolivia, Colombia and the USA. He is exhibiting at the Proflora for the first time.
Maria Paula Cordoba and Jose Azout of Alexandra Farms. September and October are very busy months for Alexandra Farms as they are supplying many flowers for the wedding season in the US.
Maria Paula Cordoba and Jose Azout of Alexandra Farms. September and October are very busy months for Alexandra Farms as they are supplying many flowers for the wedding season in the US.
The booth of Discovery Farms.
The booth of Discovery Farms.
Sylvia van Uden of Weber Cooling.
Sylvia van Uden of Weber Cooling.
Cristina Uricoechea of Asocolflores being interviewed.
Cristina Uricoechea of Asocolflores being interviewed.
Pedro Utreras of WorldWide Cargo talking with visitors.
Pedro Utreras of WorldWide Cargo talking with visitors.
William Hogewoning of J.P. Hogewoning Bloemengroothandel, Jose Mauricio of Flores de Funza and Maarten Alkemade of Alkemade International. Alkemade is agent of Funza in the Netherlands.
William Hogewoning of J.P. Hogewoning Bloemengroothandel, Jose Mauricio of Flores de Funza and Maarten Alkemade of Alkemade International. Alkemade is agent of Funza in the Netherlands.
Sergio Garcia of Flores San Juan. they produce carnations, mini carnations and roses on an acreage of +250 acres on two farms near Bogota.
Sergio Garcia of Flores San Juan. they produce carnations, mini carnations and roses on an acreage of +250 acres on two farms near Bogota.
The inauguration ceremony of the Proflora 2017.
The inauguration ceremony of the Proflora 2017.
Inauguration ceremony Proflora 2017.
Inauguration ceremony Proflora 2017.
The Colomian national song is being played.
The Colomian national song is being played.
Augusto Solano, CEO of Asocolflores is welcoming everyone.
Augusto Solano, CEO of Asocolflores is welcoming everyone.
The Netherlands is this year the Country of Honor in Proflora.
The Netherlands is this year the Country of Honor in Proflora.
A movie about Colombian flower industry.
A movie about Colombian flower industry.
During the inauguration ceremon a new brand has been launced: Flowers of Colombia.
During the inauguration ceremon a new brand has been launced: Flowers of Colombia.
Solano is thanking Charlie Wilston. He was one of the firts Colombian exporters.
Solano is thanking Charlie Wilston. He was one of the firts Colombian exporters.

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