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Expo Flor Ecuador 2018, Quito, Ecuador
Ernst van de Berg of Liquid Seal at the Rodel Flowers booth, their agent in Ecuador.
Arthur Kramer of Florist Breeding. According to Arthur, gerbera is a relatively small product in Ecuador, but growers are looking for new crops to grow, which offers the gerbera crop opportunities.
Andrea Garcia of Alma Rosa. They grow roses on 20ha and spray roses on 6ha.
Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito
Marcel Orie of Kuhne and Nagel and Jeroen Oudheusden of FSI in front of the new Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito.
Alejandro Martinez, CEO Expoflores.
Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno opened Expo Flor Ecuador.
The opening ceremony
Sebastian Moldanado of Agrogana Dona Natalia. They grow roses, ranuncules, anemones thistles and dianthus on 35 ha in the Cotopaxi area at an altitude of 3,000m. Recently, they started to make bouquets and they are presenting them at the fair.
The view out of the Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito. Do you see the Cotopaxi volcano?
Lourdes Reyes and Natalia Herrera of Ball.
Adrian Montalvo of freight forwarding company Freshlink. They transport everything, from machinery till butterflies to 74 destinations ni 50 countries.
Alejandra Aragundi and Liliana Vargas of Kuhne and Nagel. Regently K+N took over Panatlantinc. This will be the last time that Panatlantic will be exhibiting.
Luis Marlano of Rodel Flowers, Ximena Perilla Rojas of Luisiana Farms and Augusto Solano of Asocolflores.
Shinya Ogata, Tianli Zhang, Daniela and Oscar Cuertas of Selectas one. For the gyps, they are promoting the Grandtastic; a large flower gypsphila with 11-12 mm flowers. According to Daniela, the reactions to this new product are vary positive.
Next to a new gyp, Selecta one is also promoting new Kiwi varieties. New are Kiwi Cherry, Boom and Mellow.
Marcelo Echeverria, Socorro Martinez and Koen Stigter of Dummen Orange.
Pedro Miguel Samper and Francisco Atera of Valle del Sol. For over 20 years, this company is growing roses. Currently, they have 12ha in production (and counting) and are selling to over 20 countries all over the world.
The team of Florequisa.
Carlos Aguirre Moreno of Rose Success. For over 20 year, they are growin roses in the Cotopaxi area. Currently, the greenhouse is 9ha. US is a steady market for them and they are looking for new countries to export to.
Monica Useche, Colombian carnation farm of Suntory; Florigene Flowers. In Ecuador, Suntory's blue carnations are grown by Florequisa.
The team of NIRP. In Ecuador, this rose breeding company has a trial and showcase location of 0.7ha at one of the largest rose growers in Ecuador; Rosaprima.
The team of Florpaxi, They have two farms; Agri Valdani and Flores del Cotopaxi. In the former farm, roses are grown on 25 ha and in the later farm on 20ha since last year. They expanded this farm from 9 to 20 ha. In total, they grow 96 varieties.
Sebastian Donoso of the German breeding company Rosen Tantau. Every year, they send about 500 crosses to Ecuador to test. After four years of testing, maybe three varieties will remain. “A good variety is love at first sight. Take Freedom for example”, says Donoso.
The team of BellaRosa /Rose Connection. At their booth their presented fresh cut roses (mainly) tinted and preserved roses. They are in the business for 22 years now and are supplying tinted varieties for 10 years now. They are one of the main suppliers of these type of flowers. For three years now, they are also preserving flowers.
A new product on the display of BellaRosa/Rose Connectino is the tinten and sprayed roses.
A new product on the display of BellaRosa/Rose Connectino is the tinten and sprayed roses.
The team of Galapagos Flores.
Federico Santa Cruz and Sofia Chandi of Everbloom.
Rosaprima decided to only show their novelties at the Flor Expo Ecuador. On the picture: Diego Padro and Andrea Grijalva presenting Finally, a variety of rose breeder United Selections. They have planted 4ha of this variety and is currently the largest grower of this variety.
Flowers of Israeli Breeder Danziger.
The team of Danziger. They have many varieties on display, with the special focus on Scoop and their gyps. Also their other flowers are showedcased nicely.
Claudia Velez and Jeanneth Paez of Anne Flowers. They produce roses and over the last two years, they are also tinting and spraying their roses.
Jimmy Andino of Schreurs and Gonzalez Luzuriaga of BellaRosa/Rose Connection. Schreurs is the agent of Brown Breeding in Ecuador. According to Andino, the variety Wasabi and Pink Floyd are the most popular varieties for Schreurs in Ecuador.
Schreurs' variety Wasabi.
Fanny Enriques and Sofia Penaherrera of Sachaflor.
Andrea Romera of Dream Farms. They grow roses and tinted roses on 7.5ha.
Santiago Saenz, Pamela Salgado and Leyra Cevalles of Agroex. They grow roses on 35 ha.
Mauricio Osram and Laura Vasconez of EQR.
Maarten Alkemade and Leonardo Ponce of Alkemade internatinoal with William Hogewoning of J.P. Hogewoning were also visiting the fair.
Netafim and Plastigama.
The team of Royal Flowers, from left to right: David Sanchez, Macarena Biancha and Tom Biondo. A highlight at their booth is their hydrangea flowers, but the bouquets as well. 90 percent of the flowers used in the bouquets are grown on their farm.
The ballerina with flowers at Royal Flowers.
Noud Duyzings of KLM and Jeroen van der Hulst of Flowerwatch. Together they are working on a project throughout the chain that will increase the shelf life of the flower. In Kenya it already achieved good results. More on this, later in FloralDaily.
The team of Circasia, at the Asocolflores pavillion.
Agricola Circasia - Vuelven SAS wom a price for their Wasabi rose at the FlowersExpo in Moscow.
Designers Mark Frank and Ada van de Wereld were also visiting the show.
Felipe Rojas and Jorge Ortega of Matina Flowers were also exhibiting at the Asocolflores booth,
The team of Gaitana Farms, one of the few with carnations out of Colombia.
Daniela Navarro of Selecta one with Olimar Nunes do Amoral and Raphael Oikawa Kamigashima of Bioplugs. They represent Selecta one in Brazil.
Gabriela Castillo and Pablo Baldeon of Technoviv.
Stef Veenhof of Könst Alstroemeria. Their varieties are beign grown by Much Flowers.
Pablo Montahuano of Blawesomes, one of the transport companies of Esmeralda Farms. Connectaflor ships the flowers to the US and Canada and Blawesome to the rest of the world.
Jose Alejandro Galecio of Agrinag. They mainly grow spray and regular roses in their three farms in Ecuador and started with hydrangea recently.
Daniel Gomez and their model promoting the new brand image of Naranjo.
Andrea Christiaqns, Gabriela Diaz and Gonzalo Mero of Avianca Cargo. They have a hub in Bogota (Colombia) and their main destinations are, South, Centraql and North America, Europa and Asia.
Javier Barragon and Juan Carlos Jaramillo of Floralife.
Visitors enjoying some drinks at Kuhne + Nagel.
The team of Champion.
Jimena Delgado and Mary Sanchez of Logistic Farms. They mainly grow statice, stock, Irish Bell and are a broker for other products. All products are grown in Ecuador.
Jelle Posthumus and Andrew Neidl of United Selections.
Brothers Britto of EBF Cargo.
Carlos Sanchez and Carlos Nevada of Ecuanros
Rene Streng of Cut Flower Wholesale, from the US, came to visit the show.
Sebastian Recalde, Debbie Rule and Marco Paredes of International Rose Breeders. The represent Dutch rose breeder Jan Spek Rozen in Ecuador.
Elizabeth Suarez, Andrea Cobos and Paulina Carrera of Atlas Air.
Ana Maria Palaez Navarro, Luis Boudal and Christina Alvarez of Latam Cargo.
Paola Pastos of Ecuadorian rose farm Florecot.
Mario Fernando Ponton of orchid nursery Ecuagenera Cia.
Javier Morales and Patricio Altamirando of Ceres Farms.
The team of Much Flowers.
The team of Prime Group.
Claudia Canaveral of Alexandra Farms presenting their new Wabara garden rose variety Miyabi.
The team of Ecuaquia. They commercialize agrochemicals/
Andrea Grijalva of Rosaprima and Pedro Requena of Continental Breeding. Rosaprima grows Mayra Pink, a variety of Continental Breeding, and this variety won the award Best in Class- Garden Roses - at the SAF convention 2018.
Stefania Alarcon and Fidel Jarrin of Eden Roses.
Ed Groot and Eduardo Letort of Hoja Verde.
Maite Saiz of Nevado Roses. They grow roses on 36ha and also tint them.
Visitors taking pictures with the flowers.
Spring Roses grows 36 varieties of roses on 6ha. Their main markete is Russia. On the picture: Erika Arcentales and Veronica Barragan.
Rosalia Paladine and James Andrada of Valleflor with Juana Moscoso of Rodel Flowerws and Kees Gram and John Damen of Royal van Zanten. Rodel Flowers is the agent of Royal van Zanten in Ecuador.
Juan Pablo, Benito Jaramillo and James Andrade of Valleflor.
Macarena Valdez and Rosalia Paladines of Valleflor presenting Solidago Carnival.
The team of De Ruiter with Gerrit van der Deijl of Van der Deijl Roses in the back (a grower of De Ruiter). At the Expo Flor Ecuador, De Ruiter presented the 4x4 varieties again with a 4x4 car, their garden type roses line X-pression and much more.
Walter Berentzen of Qualisa, Elena Erikhova of Cvetami Group and Oscar Rietkerk of LiquidSeal.
Doris Proano and Monica Paez of Floreloy.
Carlos Martinez and Doris Proano of Floreloy.
Jaime Troncoso and Sonia Vaca of Flores Verdes. They grow roses on 20ha.
Alejandro Floro, Sabrina Neumann and Johanna Neumann of lily farm Neumann flowers.
Florsani currently grows summer flowers, mostly gypsophila, on 80 ha. On the picture, from left to right: Belen Garcia, Cristina Garcia and Macarena and Renata Macias of Florsani.
Manuel Felipe Tellez and Alexander Drumm of Logiztik Aliance.
Marcia Potes, Christina Gomez and Daniel Prada of Management software Unosof.
Leen Klaassen of MPS and Maria Jos e ANdrade of BQS.
Lourdes Reyes of Ball proud of the Florisol, how they make up the more use of their delphinium. Take a look at the size and the color of the delphiniums in the vase and compare it with the one Lourdes is holding.
Lourdes Reyes of Ball together with Veronica Davalos. "These growers show the potential of our varieties", says Reyes.
Nadezka Utreras of Nintanga with Lourdes Reyes of Ball. They grow some stock varieties of Ball.
Ricardo Restrepo of Classci Japan talking with Alexander Cardona of Florist Holland.
Carlos and Aviram Krell of Plantec.
The crowded booth of Plantec.
Joey Azout of Alexandra Farms talking with visitors.
Xavier Beltran of Florecot talking with a visitor.
Cristina Uricoechea of Asocolflores. At the Expo Flor Ecuador, 6 Colombian growers were presenting their products in the Asocolflores booth.
John Arrango and Venesa Zapato Lopez of Carmen Flowers.
Karina Pallares of La Rosaleda.
Carlos Castro Camila Villamil and Edgar Villamil of Rumhora.
Raul Aragundi of Kuhne + Nagel.
Patricio Calderon Andrea Ortega of Wings.
Joan Pablo Collagvazo, Carmen Luzia Franco and Luis Carlos Bantista of Panalpina.
The team of eco roses.
Susana Sandoval and Jose Javier Pallare of Greenrose presenting the rose varietuy Toffee. This is a special variety that is only grown by 5 farms in Ecuador.
The tem of Flower Village
The team of Josarflor.
Oscar Rietkerk of LiquidSeal and Adrian Moreno and Adrian Moreno of Eternal Flower.
Doris Guerra of Qualisa.
Katherine Mantilla, Luis Lopez and Nicole Lopez of Anniroses.
The team of Sispamba.
The team of Malima.
Oscar Rietveld of LiquidSeal, Andrea Ramirez of van Dyijvenvoorden and Juan Alejandro of Guaqueta Trading.
Jaap van Staaveren of UFO Supplies at the booth of Rodel Flowers, their agent in Ecuador.
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