IFTEX 2018

A group of dancers welcoming the participants before the opening ceremony.
A group of dancers welcoming the participants before the opening ceremony.
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The organising committee, together with several government- and floriculture dignitaries, overseeing the opening ceremony of IFTEX 2018.
The organising committee, together with several government- and floriculture dignitaries, overseeing the opening ceremony of IFTEX 2018.
Dick van Raamsdonck, president of HPP Exhibitions, welcoming everybody to this year's event.
Dick van Raamsdonck, president of HPP Exhibitions, welcoming everybody to this year's event.
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Dave Hoekstra and Mark Duijnmayer, as the years before representing Koen Pack.
Dave Hoekstra and Mark Duijnmayer, as the years before representing Koen Pack.
Tom de Smedt, Hyplast, a company supplying greenhouse film, often doing so in close cooperation with greenhouse builder Vermako (also present at the show).
Tom de Smedt, Hyplast, a company supplying greenhouse film, often doing so in close cooperation with greenhouse builder Vermako (also present at the show).
Matthijs van Langen, Bercomex. For now investments in serious automation might be still low, but this, the company anticipates, is likely to change in the near future.
Matthijs van Langen, Bercomex. For now investments in serious automation might be still low, but this, the company anticipates, is likely to change in the near future.
The team of Al Quds Plastic, one of the main suppliers of plastic film from Egypt.
The team of Al Quds Plastic, one of the main suppliers of plastic film from Egypt.
Aleksandr Glebov, BiFloria. BiFlorica is an online platform for flowers, where growers and buyers can really negotiate prices, a feature making it pretty much unique among other online providers. By now about 400 growers and 500 buyers are using the platform frequently.
Aleksandr Glebov, BiFloria. BiFlorica is an online platform for flowers, where growers and buyers can really negotiate prices, a feature making it pretty much unique among other online providers. By now about 400 growers and 500 buyers are using the platform frequently.
Vishal Kothani together with his team representing Angel Solutions. This Indian company is an all-round provider of greenhouse parts, of course hoping to get more customers within the West African floriculture sector.
Vishal Kothani together with his team representing Angel Solutions. This Indian company is an all-round provider of greenhouse parts, of course hoping to get more customers within the West African floriculture sector.
To this day, 44 growers are FairTrade certified. That's not bad, of course, but this number could and should grow, Lilian Maina argues.
To this day, 44 growers are FairTrade certified. That's not bad, of course, but this number could and should grow, Lilian Maina argues.
Grace Mugisha from Ugarose, representing a group of about 20 Ugandese growers. These growers are specialized in small head roses, thereby hoping to attract more attention mostly from retailers.
Grace Mugisha from Ugarose, representing a group of about 20 Ugandese growers. These growers are specialized in small head roses, thereby hoping to attract more attention mostly from retailers.
The team of Nikhil Agritech India, general greenhouse suppliers, focussing especially on modern greenhouse technologies.
The team of Nikhil Agritech India, general greenhouse suppliers, focussing especially on modern greenhouse technologies.
Kido Woo and May Huang, representing the only Chinese greenhouse builder present at the fair, Trinog-xs Greenhouse.
Kido Woo and May Huang, representing the only Chinese greenhouse builder present at the fair, Trinog-xs Greenhouse.
Marcel van der Hoeven and Leanne Poot from Blueroots, a trade platform recently founded by a group of trading companies in the Netherlands.
Marcel van der Hoeven and Leanne Poot from Blueroots, a trade platform recently founded by a group of trading companies in the Netherlands.
Hytasu is an Indian greenhouse builder, well established worldwide but new in Kenya. However this is going to change soon, because a 20 hectare project is about to be launched.
Hytasu is an Indian greenhouse builder, well established worldwide but new in Kenya. However this is going to change soon, because a 20 hectare project is about to be launched.
Flora Delight, a Dutch-Kenian grower of hydrangea in Kenya, at the fair represented by Frans Ederveen. With the DREAM hydrangea (variety of WAC) this grower was awarded Silver at the opening ceremony.
Flora Delight, a Dutch-Kenian grower of hydrangea in Kenya, at the fair represented by Frans Ederveen. With the DREAM hydrangea (variety of WAC) this grower was awarded Silver at the opening ceremony.
The ladies representing HCD (Horticulture Crops Directorate)
The ladies representing HCD (Horticulture Crops Directorate)
The team of Tuflex India, a company producing nets, films and knitted fabric, amongst others for the greenhouse industry.
The team of Tuflex India, a company producing nets, films and knitted fabric, amongst others for the greenhouse industry.
Li Keqiang, Monband Livathy, specialized in offering water solutions.
Li Keqiang, Monband Livathy, specialized in offering water solutions.
Kephis, the Kenyan Plant Health Inspectorate Service, amongst others represented by Kennedy Matharia.
Kephis, the Kenyan Plant Health Inspectorate Service, amongst others represented by Kennedy Matharia.
Ece Smivar Kacale and Wagody Sobeith, of the Turkish film producing company Sepas Plastic. Together with plant researchers, they seek to develop the perfect film for each individual crop.
Ece Smivar Kacale and Wagody Sobeith, of the Turkish film producing company Sepas Plastic. Together with plant researchers, they seek to develop the perfect film for each individual crop.
SGS, an originally Swiss company offering a wide range of services related to fertigation and crop inspection. On the photo Ruth Sitienei, at the show representing the African subsidiary.
SGS, an originally Swiss company offering a wide range of services related to fertigation and crop inspection. On the photo Ruth Sitienei, at the show representing the African subsidiary.
Anna Karubo from Twiga Chem, a supplier of, among others, agrochemicals and crop protection.
Anna Karubo from Twiga Chem, a supplier of, among others, agrochemicals and crop protection.
Olcay Karadayi representing the Turkish film supplier Vatan Plastik. In Turkey over 80.000 hectares is covered with their films. These numbers are not yet reached in Kenya and the rest of East Africa, but who knows what the future will bring!
Olcay Karadayi representing the Turkish film supplier Vatan Plastik. In Turkey over 80.000 hectares is covered with their films. These numbers are not yet reached in Kenya and the rest of East Africa, but who knows what the future will bring!
The whole team of Vatan Plastik.
The whole team of Vatan Plastik.
Aglika Boneva together with a visitor at the booth of Anemo-Uvrer.
Aglika Boneva together with a visitor at the booth of Anemo-Uvrer.
The Kenya Flower Council, among others represented by Loise Mukami. In the back we can see Jane Ngige, former president of KFC (occupying this chair for no less than 13.5 years).
The Kenya Flower Council, among others represented by Loise Mukami. In the back we can see Jane Ngige, former president of KFC (occupying this chair for no less than 13.5 years).
Anne Wanyume and Alloys Okoth represeting CargoTech, prviding freight logistics solutions. The company is a member of the well-known Fairways Group.
Anne Wanyume and Alloys Okoth represeting CargoTech, prviding freight logistics solutions. The company is a member of the well-known Fairways Group.
Aline Musime from Ethiopian grower Greenhouse Horizon, one of a handful (7) Ethiopian growers presenting at the show together in one booth.
Aline Musime from Ethiopian grower Greenhouse Horizon, one of a handful (7) Ethiopian growers presenting at the show together in one booth.
Kimathi Kabaka (Cargolite) , Dave Kaplan (Afrex Trading) and Amnon Zamir (Cargolite), together in the booth of Afrex and Cargolite. The first is a flower export company from South Africa, Cargolite develops flowerboxes
Kimathi Kabaka (Cargolite) , Dave Kaplan (Afrex Trading) and Amnon Zamir (Cargolite), together in the booth of Afrex and Cargolite. The first is a flower export company from South Africa, Cargolite develops flowerboxes
- and with their latest innovative product (the flower boxes in the back), they earned bronze in the category innovative design.
- and with their latest innovative product (the flower boxes in the back), they earned bronze in the category innovative design.
Elite Plants, producer of young plants and part of AAA growers. On the photo Martin Kariuki and Mandyam Srikanthan.
Elite Plants, producer of young plants and part of AAA growers. On the photo Martin Kariuki and Mandyam Srikanthan.
Oboya Africa, general greenhouse supplier importing most of the products from Vietnam. On the photo Joseph Wakagwi.
Oboya Africa, general greenhouse supplier importing most of the products from Vietnam. On the photo Joseph Wakagwi.
The Ethiopian growers delegation brought this beautiful lady serving a traditional Ethiopian cup of coffee.
The Ethiopian growers delegation brought this beautiful lady serving a traditional Ethiopian cup of coffee.
Rose breeder WAC - Wagagai Agriom Combination - at the fair represented by Richard McGonnell (within floriculture also know for organizing the Naivasha Horticultural Fair) and Edo Kolmer.
Rose breeder WAC - Wagagai Agriom Combination - at the fair represented by Richard McGonnell (within floriculture also know for organizing the Naivasha Horticultural Fair) and Edo Kolmer.
Geerlofs, one of the leading manufacturers of cooling solutions. Peter Mbelle is one of the guys who can tell you all about it.
Geerlofs, one of the leading manufacturers of cooling solutions. Peter Mbelle is one of the guys who can tell you all about it.
The Flower Exchange Group exports flowers of some of the biggest growers in Kenya, situated in the area around Mount Kenya.
The Flower Exchange Group exports flowers of some of the biggest growers in Kenya, situated in the area around Mount Kenya.
Lachlan is the new distributor of Huwa-San products in Kenya. On the photo Francis Mbugua, Richard Stone-Wigg and Simon Eyers.
Lachlan is the new distributor of Huwa-San products in Kenya. On the photo Francis Mbugua, Richard Stone-Wigg and Simon Eyers.
The team of Domus Flower, exporting orchids and summer flowers to the UAE region.
The team of Domus Flower, exporting orchids and summer flowers to the UAE region.
Panda Flowers is a 40 ha flower farm in Kenya specialised in intermediate roses. Hopes are high to start exporting flowers to the US and the near future. On the photo Morris Carullo.
Panda Flowers is a 40 ha flower farm in Kenya specialised in intermediate roses. Hopes are high to start exporting flowers to the US and the near future. On the photo Morris Carullo.
Asthor, one a a very view if not the only greenhouse builder from Spain. At the show, the company was represented by Manuel Guerreno and Senthil Kumaran.
Asthor, one a a very view if not the only greenhouse builder from Spain. At the show, the company was represented by Manuel Guerreno and Senthil Kumaran.
Jack Masawa is one of the sales managers of Lachlan in Kenya.
Jack Masawa is one of the sales managers of Lachlan in Kenya.
Santosh Kulkarni is the general manager of PJ Dave Flora, which in turn is 1 of 5 farms forming the PJ Dave-group. Together, they boost about 210 hectares of rose production.
Santosh Kulkarni is the general manager of PJ Dave Flora, which in turn is 1 of 5 farms forming the PJ Dave-group. Together, they boost about 210 hectares of rose production.
Afri Calla is, together with Blooming Innovations, a Dutch owned (Geert and Harry Rooijakkers) flower enterprise.
Afri Calla is, together with Blooming Innovations, a Dutch owned (Geert and Harry Rooijakkers) flower enterprise.
Finlays the world knows by its massive tea production. However, flower growing is more than significant in its own right, as this team of representatives is eager to tell you all about.
Finlays the world knows by its massive tea production. However, flower growing is more than significant in its own right, as this team of representatives is eager to tell you all about.
Mekdes Moges of Hansa Flowers, an Ethiopian high altitude rose grower measuring nog less than 80 hectares.
Mekdes Moges of Hansa Flowers, an Ethiopian high altitude rose grower measuring nog less than 80 hectares.
Probably the most well-known (rose)breeders of France, Meilland Roses, is doing good business in Kenya the last few years. At the show the breeder was represented by Jean Dyens and Bruno Etavard.
Probably the most well-known (rose)breeders of France, Meilland Roses, is doing good business in Kenya the last few years. At the show the breeder was represented by Jean Dyens and Bruno Etavard.
Panalpina, among others represented by the country head representatives of Kenya and Belgium-Luxembourg, Jessie Brar and Kris Poels resp.
Panalpina, among others represented by the country head representatives of Kenya and Belgium-Luxembourg, Jessie Brar and Kris Poels resp.
Lilian Chepngo, Paul Ndigwa and Jack Wekesa from Amiran Kenya.
Lilian Chepngo, Paul Ndigwa and Jack Wekesa from Amiran Kenya.
Platic polution is a problem no doubt, but plastic containers and pallets might well be a positive exception, especially in as far as fresh produce is concerned. Raj Shah and George Obilo of Acme Containers will have no trouble convincing you.
Platic polution is a problem no doubt, but plastic containers and pallets might well be a positive exception, especially in as far as fresh produce is concerned. Raj Shah and George Obilo of Acme Containers will have no trouble convincing you.
Wednesday night, the Dutch embassy orgnized a feast for primarly the Dutch exhibitors, their relations and those visiting the show, in a hotel right next to the Oshwal center (the venue the exhibition was held). On the photo Ingrid Korving, Agricultural Counsellor for Kenya and Tanzania, is welcoming the guests.
Wednesday night, the Dutch embassy orgnized a feast for primarly the Dutch exhibitors, their relations and those visiting the show, in a hotel right next to the Oshwal center (the venue the exhibition was held). On the photo Ingrid Korving, Agricultural Counsellor for Kenya and Tanzania, is welcoming the guests.
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Geert and Harry Rooijakkers, owners of both Blooming Innovations and Afri Calla.
Geert and Harry Rooijakkers, owners of both Blooming Innovations and Afri Calla.
Gerard Termeulen and Tjerk Vening from Dutch breeder Konst Alstroemeria.
Gerard Termeulen and Tjerk Vening from Dutch breeder Konst Alstroemeria.
Taha stands for Tanzania Horticultural Association and consists of two growers: Mount Meru and Kiliflora. On the photo Adda Ngoya, Tazamael Nnko and Cherry Nani.
Taha stands for Tanzania Horticultural Association and consists of two growers: Mount Meru and Kiliflora. On the photo Adda Ngoya, Tazamael Nnko and Cherry Nani.
Arun Mishru representing Shalimar Flowers, which is a member of the East African Growers association. Johan Hanemaaijer of Green Partners (DFG) is paying him a visit.
Arun Mishru representing Shalimar Flowers, which is a member of the East African Growers association. Johan Hanemaaijer of Green Partners (DFG) is paying him a visit.
Selecta One, here at the show represented by Wesley Tonui.
Selecta One, here at the show represented by Wesley Tonui.
Walter Muganga, Jovia Ishimwe and Ephrem Kwitondo of Bella Flowers, one of the very few growers from Rwanda.
Walter Muganga, Jovia Ishimwe and Ephrem Kwitondo of Bella Flowers, one of the very few growers from Rwanda.
IP Handlers, which, as we could read last week, is working on a major expansion (growing from 10 to 16 thousand m2). On the photo Simon Benard, Magdalena Stefanska and Eduard Eveleens.
IP Handlers, which, as we could read last week, is working on a major expansion (growing from 10 to 16 thousand m2). On the photo Simon Benard, Magdalena Stefanska and Eduard Eveleens.
Imani Flowers, who just added the limonium Diamond Series to its assortment.
Imani Flowers, who just added the limonium Diamond Series to its assortment.
- the new limonium Diamond Series (a series developed by Dutch breeder Hilverda Kooij).
- the new limonium Diamond Series (a series developed by Dutch breeder Hilverda Kooij).
Elgon Kenya, the biggest agro-imput company in East- and Central Africa, Nelson Maina (on the right) claims. On his right we meet Jane Francis and John Muchibi.
Elgon Kenya, the biggest agro-imput company in East- and Central Africa, Nelson Maina (on the right) claims. On his right we meet Jane Francis and John Muchibi.
Chris, Jennifer and Wilco from Florisoft, a company offering software solutions to growers, among others to Amor and Omang.
Chris, Jennifer and Wilco from Florisoft, a company offering software solutions to growers, among others to Amor and Omang.
The team of the Select Breeding.
The team of the Select Breeding.
ZNS group, at the show represented by Christine and Jeanet, was one of the many consolidators present at the show. ZNS group is mostly sending its flowers to Russia.
ZNS group, at the show represented by Christine and Jeanet, was one of the many consolidators present at the show. ZNS group is mostly sending its flowers to Russia.
Matej Usenik of Printack, a French printing company proving all sorts of labels and tags.
Matej Usenik of Printack, a French printing company proving all sorts of labels and tags.
Probably the most famous breeder of flowers from Israel, Danziger, presenting the assortment and a new variety, a lipidium baptized Green Dragon. On the picture Anat Moshes and Idan Honig, together with the floral passionate & one of the very best journalist in our trade, William Armellini of Flowersandcents.com
Probably the most famous breeder of flowers from Israel, Danziger, presenting the assortment and a new variety, a lipidium baptized Green Dragon. On the picture Anat Moshes and Idan Honig, together with the floral passionate & one of the very best journalist in our trade, William Armellini of Flowersandcents.com
Ertugral Molulu and his team of Agri Plast Kenya.
Ertugral Molulu and his team of Agri Plast Kenya.
FlowerWatch Kenya, making sure producing and trading companies will be kindest as possible to the flowers, finding their way to customers in optimal condition. On the photo Billy Chege and Nicholas Mutinda.
FlowerWatch Kenya, making sure producing and trading companies will be kindest as possible to the flowers, finding their way to customers in optimal condition. On the photo Billy Chege and Nicholas Mutinda.
A heavy delegation of the Dutch Flower Group: Marco Vermeulen, Marco van Zijverden, Ronald de Vos and Ralph Ruckstuhl.
A heavy delegation of the Dutch Flower Group: Marco Vermeulen, Marco van Zijverden, Ronald de Vos and Ralph Ruckstuhl.
Marcel Orie of Kuehne Nagel, being a leading providers of cooled storages for perishables in the world's major trade hubs a regular at IFTEX.
Marcel Orie of Kuehne Nagel, being a leading providers of cooled storages for perishables in the world's major trade hubs a regular at IFTEX.
Bollo Denis and Mercy Limbua of Socaa, a society committed to secure food safety in Kenya.
Bollo Denis and Mercy Limbua of Socaa, a society committed to secure food safety in Kenya.
Eric Moseti of Harvest Flowers Kenya. This grower employs three farms, one of them having the honour of being closest to the airport of all.
Eric Moseti of Harvest Flowers Kenya. This grower employs three farms, one of them having the honour of being closest to the airport of all.
Liquidseal, with their post-harvest solutions guaranteeing a fresh product to vase or plate. From left to right: Ernst v/d Berg, Jeroen Falke and Sospeter Thirikwah.
Liquidseal, with their post-harvest solutions guaranteeing a fresh product to vase or plate. From left to right: Ernst v/d Berg, Jeroen Falke and Sospeter Thirikwah.
Dick van Raamsdonck, president of HPP Exhibitions, covering at least a marathon every day.
Dick van Raamsdonck, president of HPP Exhibitions, covering at least a marathon every day.
mZurrie 'Good' Flowers is actually a group of three Kenian rose growers. Andrew Wamba and Nancy Mucke part of the crew.
mZurrie 'Good' Flowers is actually a group of three Kenian rose growers. Andrew Wamba and Nancy Mucke part of the crew.
These beautiful ladies Cecila and Annrose are here to stress the beautiful product Magana Flowers is specialized in. Tree guessed what that is.
These beautiful ladies Cecila and Annrose are here to stress the beautiful product Magana Flowers is specialized in. Tree guessed what that is.
Roses roses roses
Roses roses roses
And many more roses at Subati. This farm boosts no less than 90 hectares of it, spread out over two farms. On the photo we meet Jennifer Sassi.
And many more roses at Subati. This farm boosts no less than 90 hectares of it, spread out over two farms. On the photo we meet Jennifer Sassi.
Mohammed Iqbal of DilPack, the Dillewijn Zwapak subsidiary in Kenya provding sleeves and other necessities in flower processing and floristry, present as usual!
Mohammed Iqbal of DilPack, the Dillewijn Zwapak subsidiary in Kenya provding sleeves and other necessities in flower processing and floristry, present as usual!
Optimism prevails at Celtic Cooling, as they see investments throughout the market going up. From left to right Dave Zoetemelk, Nelson Okoth and Fikru Bekele.
Optimism prevails at Celtic Cooling, as they see investments throughout the market going up. From left to right Dave Zoetemelk, Nelson Okoth and Fikru Bekele.
Peter Boer of Cyclop, bringing along his automatic flower binding. In South America, it took him a view years to get growers acquainted with its handiness, but after the ball started rolling. The same trick, he anticipates, will work in East Africa.
Peter Boer of Cyclop, bringing along his automatic flower binding. In South America, it took him a view years to get growers acquainted with its handiness, but after the ball started rolling. The same trick, he anticipates, will work in East Africa.
Jamafa Machinery is working on some exciting project in Africa. A view of these projects consist of the development and instalment of custom made automation machinery, but also, for example, a project whereby drones are used to scout for diseases. All in close cooperation with their new partner company in Kenya, Pan Engineering. From left to right: Pardeep Sing, Riane van Hattum, Joseph Mbugua and Karel van Hattum.
Jamafa Machinery is working on some exciting project in Africa. A view of these projects consist of the development and instalment of custom made automation machinery, but also, for example, a project whereby drones are used to scout for diseases. All in close cooperation with their new partner company in Kenya, Pan Engineering. From left to right: Pardeep Sing, Riane van Hattum, Joseph Mbugua and Karel van Hattum.
Uralchem, provider of fertilizers, here represented by Stanley Tiany. This company is headquarted in the Baltic States (Latvia).
Uralchem, provider of fertilizers, here represented by Stanley Tiany. This company is headquarted in the Baltic States (Latvia).
Felicity is representing Everest Roses, a 65 hectare measuring flower farm located at the foot of Mount Kenya.
Felicity is representing Everest Roses, a 65 hectare measuring flower farm located at the foot of Mount Kenya.
Oserian, one of the world's biggest rose growers in the world, recently changed its organizational structure (for more info: http://www.floraldaily.com/article/14775/Kenya-Oserian-Flowers-diversifies-commercial-activities ). From left to right: Richard van Tol, Joseph Ndana, Chris Lindley and Kenneth Nairobi.
Oserian, one of the world's biggest rose growers in the world, recently changed its organizational structure (for more info: http://www.floraldaily.com/article/14775/Kenya-Oserian-Flowers-diversifies-commercial-activities ). From left to right: Richard van Tol, Joseph Ndana, Chris Lindley and Kenneth Nairobi.
John Mwangi of Greenspan, a company specialized in greenhouse building, but more recent also active in the hydroponics market.
John Mwangi of Greenspan, a company specialized in greenhouse building, but more recent also active in the hydroponics market.
Dimitris Doukas of Plastika Kritis and Peter Chahenza of Irrico International.
Dimitris Doukas of Plastika Kritis and Peter Chahenza of Irrico International.
Panocal Farm, a long time supplier of roses from Mount Elgon. At the show the grower was represented by Jane Adisa and Mercy Njuguna.
Panocal Farm, a long time supplier of roses from Mount Elgon. At the show the grower was represented by Jane Adisa and Mercy Njuguna.
Credible Blooms, Alice Wambui and Miriam Njenga.
Credible Blooms, Alice Wambui and Miriam Njenga.
Nice to know: roughly, Chrysal sells about 1 billion sachets on a yearly basis. And that's only half of the deal: the other half consists of other products and B&B services, thus is explained by Hugo Rolff.
Nice to know: roughly, Chrysal sells about 1 billion sachets on a yearly basis. And that's only half of the deal: the other half consists of other products and B&B services, thus is explained by Hugo Rolff.
"Peter van der Pol and Jan van Gulik. Business is superb, with the production of rootstocks tripled. "You could say we (Stokman Roses) are the young plant factory of East Africa"."
"Peter van der Pol and Jan van Gulik. Business is superb, with the production of rootstocks tripled. "You could say we (Stokman Roses) are the young plant factory of East Africa"."
Skanem, represented by Virginia Nyagah, is a company specialized in the production of labels.
Skanem, represented by Virginia Nyagah, is a company specialized in the production of labels.
Morgan Cargo is literally covering the world in terms of getting cargo from A to B, but is especially keen to unlock those areas no one else is interested in, Pauline Kibebe explains.
Morgan Cargo is literally covering the world in terms of getting cargo from A to B, but is especially keen to unlock those areas no one else is interested in, Pauline Kibebe explains.
Sian Roses consists of three high altitude farms in Kenya. On the photo: Evans Cheserem and Jennifer Mburu.
Sian Roses consists of three high altitude farms in Kenya. On the photo: Evans Cheserem and Jennifer Mburu.
Competition in plastic greenhouse covering is high. From Turkey alone, 3 or 4 companies active in this particular field were present. Here we meet Ileri Plastik, in Kenya working together with its dealer Agri Exchange. From left to right: Ender Gencer, Chris Mukindia, Zeyne Borkci and Ruth Mukinda
Competition in plastic greenhouse covering is high. From Turkey alone, 3 or 4 companies active in this particular field were present. Here we meet Ileri Plastik, in Kenya working together with its dealer Agri Exchange. From left to right: Ender Gencer, Chris Mukindia, Zeyne Borkci and Ruth Mukinda
"A bit of special guest, but in his own option an excellent opportunity: Adrian Moreno from Ecuadorian flower farm Eternal Flower. "People, buyers, customers always want to distinguish themselves from all the rest" Adrian knows."
"A bit of special guest, but in his own option an excellent opportunity: Adrian Moreno from Ecuadorian flower farm Eternal Flower. "People, buyers, customers always want to distinguish themselves from all the rest" Adrian knows."
Batian Flowers was one of the award winning growers, granted gold for its new Florinca variety White Pearls. On the photo Helene Mulder.
Batian Flowers was one of the award winning growers, granted gold for its new Florinca variety White Pearls. On the photo Helene Mulder.
De Ruiter, presenting the Big Five in Five - five strong, top of the bill varieties in the colours red, yellow, orange, white and pink. Especially for FloralDaily, the whole team convened for this pic.
De Ruiter, presenting the Big Five in Five - five strong, top of the bill varieties in the colours red, yellow, orange, white and pink. Especially for FloralDaily, the whole team convened for this pic.
Vermako and Mereg, often cooperating in Africa: Vermako building the greenhouse, Mereg providing all automation inside. On the photo Peter Wicke and Bertho Meers.
Vermako and Mereg, often cooperating in Africa: Vermako building the greenhouse, Mereg providing all automation inside. On the photo Peter Wicke and Bertho Meers.
Alexia Odondo from Broekhof Africa.
Alexia Odondo from Broekhof Africa.
Floris Muilwijk and Jaap van Staaveren from Ufo Supplies. Within the rose growing industry, many thousands of gloves are being used every year. Ufo is one of its suppliers, and continuesly in search of the perfect rose glove.
Floris Muilwijk and Jaap van Staaveren from Ufo Supplies. Within the rose growing industry, many thousands of gloves are being used every year. Ufo is one of its suppliers, and continuesly in search of the perfect rose glove.
Uhuru Flowers was award Platinum is the 'best grower competition'.
Uhuru Flowers was award Platinum is the 'best grower competition'.
Erik Spek of Jan Spek Roses, together with Noelia Mansilla of Dummen Orange. These breeders often work together, and 'every year the cooperation is getting better'.
Erik Spek of Jan Spek Roses, together with Noelia Mansilla of Dummen Orange. These breeders often work together, and 'every year the cooperation is getting better'.
Isinya Roses, who is proud to announce it has recently been FairTrade certified.
Isinya Roses, who is proud to announce it has recently been FairTrade certified.
Zena Roses, a grower producing roses and carnations at three different farms in Kenya, but recently also expanding in other crops like basil and chives.
Zena Roses, a grower producing roses and carnations at three different farms in Kenya, but recently also expanding in other crops like basil and chives.
Irena and Milicent from AAA Roses. The grower offers two brands, produced on two different farms: AAA Roses and Bellissima.
Irena and Milicent from AAA Roses. The grower offers two brands, produced on two different farms: AAA Roses and Bellissima.
Koppert Biological Systems, at the show represented by Patrick Odongo, Faith Rono and Kennedy Kinyanjui.
Koppert Biological Systems, at the show represented by Patrick Odongo, Faith Rono and Kennedy Kinyanjui.
Tambuzi is mostly specialized in scented roses. On the photo Jackson Wawena and James Cook, together with Lucy Kangeli visiting.
Tambuzi is mostly specialized in scented roses. On the photo Jackson Wawena and James Cook, together with Lucy Kangeli visiting.
The team of Schreurs: Alex, Edna, Lisa and Haiko.
The team of Schreurs: Alex, Edna, Lisa and Haiko.
All-round greenhouse supplier & dealer of several others Bosman van Zaal, here represented by Chris Alphenaar and Robert van Donk.
All-round greenhouse supplier & dealer of several others Bosman van Zaal, here represented by Chris Alphenaar and Robert van Donk.
Black Tulip and Fontana Group, two different gatherings of roses, whereby the first contains a wider assortment of summer flowers, while the later contains growers all focussed on roses. Together, these growers won about half the cups awarded at the opening ceremony. On the photo Arfhan Mughal and Girish Appana.
Black Tulip and Fontana Group, two different gatherings of roses, whereby the first contains a wider assortment of summer flowers, while the later contains growers all focussed on roses. Together, these growers won about half the cups awarded at the opening ceremony. On the photo Arfhan Mughal and Girish Appana.
Interplant Roses, here represented by Jeroen van Hemert and Judy-Anne Hartley.
Interplant Roses, here represented by Jeroen van Hemert and Judy-Anne Hartley.
Michael Obota, Jochum Genut and Mario Taal, from (equally from left to right) PlantPaper, Mienis Water and HSI.
Michael Obota, Jochum Genut and Mario Taal, from (equally from left to right) PlantPaper, Mienis Water and HSI.
Manou Aelmans, from the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
Manou Aelmans, from the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
This map of flowers, in the booth of the Dutch Embassy, could count on lots of attention.
This map of flowers, in the booth of the Dutch Embassy, could count on lots of attention.
Jens Poulsen of the Scandinavian magazine for florists Blomster in his element, here making a photograph of Irene from Royal FloraHolland.
Jens Poulsen of the Scandinavian magazine for florists Blomster in his element, here making a photograph of Irene from Royal FloraHolland.
These beautiful ladies from FloraHolland surely guarenteed a lot of smiles.
These beautiful ladies from FloraHolland surely guarenteed a lot of smiles.
Enos Odula and Peter Zethof of Shakti Cocos, together with Eric Ojode from Agrichem paying them a visit.
Enos Odula and Peter Zethof of Shakti Cocos, together with Eric Ojode from Agrichem paying them a visit.
The impressive booth of Black Tulip and Fontana Group
The impressive booth of Black Tulip and Fontana Group
Stephan Heyer from Rosen Tantau, who is an agent voor Van Kleeft in East Africa.
Stephan Heyer from Rosen Tantau, who is an agent voor Van Kleeft in East Africa.
Ajaykumar Sutar from Bliss Flora, a Kenyan rose grower producing flowers on 37 hectares
Ajaykumar Sutar from Bliss Flora, a Kenyan rose grower producing flowers on 37 hectares
Ethan Chebe of NIRP, together with Juan Camilo Esguerra of Colombian breeder SB talee. Together they are exploring the possibilities of introducing some of their carnations in Kenya.
Ethan Chebe of NIRP, together with Juan Camilo Esguerra of Colombian breeder SB talee. Together they are exploring the possibilities of introducing some of their carnations in Kenya.
Prisca Mwangi of Red Land Roses, growing over a hundred different varieties of roses in Thika, Kenya (a town close to Nairobi)
Prisca Mwangi of Red Land Roses, growing over a hundred different varieties of roses in Thika, Kenya (a town close to Nairobi)
Edwin Gakonyo and Hilbert Omondi of Royal FloraHolland
Edwin Gakonyo and Hilbert Omondi of Royal FloraHolland
Winnie Macharia of Cartesia Blooms, who has been a consolidator at Nairobi airport for over 15 years now.
Winnie Macharia of Cartesia Blooms, who has been a consolidator at Nairobi airport for over 15 years now.
At a corner of the fair, all novelties were presented.
At a corner of the fair, all novelties were presented.
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Margaret Ndunga and Mary Wanjiku of Branan Flowers, a rose grower also based in Thika.
Margaret Ndunga and Mary Wanjiku of Branan Flowers, a rose grower also based in Thika.
Hellen Waweru and Seth Riunga of Aquila Flowers
Hellen Waweru and Seth Riunga of Aquila Flowers
The managing team of Kordes Roses, one of the world's oldest rose breeders. Also, the have been present in de Kenyan floricultural business since its very start, around 30 years ago.
The managing team of Kordes Roses, one of the world's oldest rose breeders. Also, the have been present in de Kenyan floricultural business since its very start, around 30 years ago.
Grace Owati of summer flower grower Cultural de Afrique
Grace Owati of summer flower grower Cultural de Afrique
Stephen Muasya started Fina Flora about 1.5 years ago. The farm is located in Nakuru, at an altitude of about 2400 meters. The hypericum in the back is from the very first harvest!
Stephen Muasya started Fina Flora about 1.5 years ago. The farm is located in Nakuru, at an altitude of about 2400 meters. The hypericum in the back is from the very first harvest!
Naivasha Horticultural Fair, at the show represented by Rachel and Agnes.
Naivasha Horticultural Fair, at the show represented by Rachel and Agnes.
Patricia Maine from the Agricultural Employers Association.
Patricia Maine from the Agricultural Employers Association.
Michael and Grace from hypericum grower Rose Bunk. In november, they will also be presenting their assortement at the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands.
Michael and Grace from hypericum grower Rose Bunk. In november, they will also be presenting their assortement at the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands.
Babra Chelangat of Rio Fresh Farm, specialized in growing exclusive products like Ammi visnaga, arabicum, ornis, craspedia and more.
Babra Chelangat of Rio Fresh Farm, specialized in growing exclusive products like Ammi visnaga, arabicum, ornis, craspedia and more.
Joshua and Margaret from Abdehta Flowers, who also seeks to grow as wide an assortiment of flowers as possible!
Joshua and Margaret from Abdehta Flowers, who also seeks to grow as wide an assortiment of flowers as possible!
These guys do a great job informing the floricultural scene in Kenya by means of their magazine Floriculture.
These guys do a great job informing the floricultural scene in Kenya by means of their magazine Floriculture.
The 'basement' offers a somewhat dark, but also cosy place for a show like this.
The 'basement' offers a somewhat dark, but also cosy place for a show like this.
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Olivia representing 3D Flowers, a company both producing and consolidating flowers.
Olivia representing 3D Flowers, a company both producing and consolidating flowers.
Hortfreh is yet another Kenyan outlet of news for horticulture and farming. Steven Mulanda is an editor for Hortfresh, Micholas Gitobu is an editor for Smart Farm
Hortfreh is yet another Kenyan outlet of news for horticulture and farming. Steven Mulanda is an editor for Hortfresh, Micholas Gitobu is an editor for Smart Farm
Nicholas tocgther with his collegue Lucy Maine
Nicholas tocgther with his collegue Lucy Maine
Lucy Maine
Lucy Maine
and, last but not least, Mary Claire
and, last but not least, Mary Claire
Oscar, Esther and Abraham of Honeywell Kenya. Among others, this company offers you anything you need for a safe and healthy crop protection.
Oscar, Esther and Abraham of Honeywell Kenya. Among others, this company offers you anything you need for a safe and healthy crop protection.
Milicah Nyasili from Bimifleur, one of the consolidators at the airport.
Milicah Nyasili from Bimifleur, one of the consolidators at the airport.
Castor Solutions EA Ltd, distributor of Colson wheels and castors, was founded only half a year ago or so. Wheels are important within our industry - and for what not?! - and Castor Colson Europe B.V. has been a long time supplier in the Kenyan and East African market. However, with establishing a subsidiary on the spot and having the right people at hand, many more interesting projects might be on the horizon.
Castor Solutions EA Ltd, distributor of Colson wheels and castors, was founded only half a year ago or so. Wheels are important within our industry - and for what not?! - and Castor Colson Europe B.V. has been a long time supplier in the Kenyan and East African market. However, with establishing a subsidiary on the spot and having the right people at hand, many more interesting projects might be on the horizon.
Jenny Tsai, JT Elegance Solutions, consolidating flowers heading for China.
Jenny Tsai, JT Elegance Solutions, consolidating flowers heading for China.
Talib Mohammed and Ismael Ibrahim from export company Abu Zarara.
Talib Mohammed and Ismael Ibrahim from export company Abu Zarara.
Milele Flowers, at the show represented by Fredrick Ochwata and Susan Waringa.
Milele Flowers, at the show represented by Fredrick Ochwata and Susan Waringa.
CocoGrow is a new company producing cocopeat in, and for, Kenyan growers. A new factory has been build and production will start from this week onwards. We will ask James Kapombe soon for more information on his project!
CocoGrow is a new company producing cocopeat in, and for, Kenyan growers. A new factory has been build and production will start from this week onwards. We will ask James Kapombe soon for more information on his project!
Samir Kumar and James Kariuki from Agrotech ,supplying nutrients and other (horticultural) input products.
Samir Kumar and James Kariuki from Agrotech ,supplying nutrients and other (horticultural) input products.
Ruth and Pauline from Phinna Flowers.
Ruth and Pauline from Phinna Flowers.
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Juliana Rono and Peris Maina of Karen Roses, a farm growing roses on six different locations (one close to Nairobi, the other five at Eldama Ravine).
Juliana Rono and Peris Maina of Karen Roses, a farm growing roses on six different locations (one close to Nairobi, the other five at Eldama Ravine).

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