Great results for anniversary edition GrootGroenPlus2015

From 30 September until 2 October, the 25th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus was held. Both visitors and participants were very positive about the trade fair, according to the preliminary survey results. For this anniversary edition, a special program was created, with for example a special anniversary night. Special attention was also paid to a number of participants who have participated since the start of the trade fair. Many people visited the trade fair.

Visitors and participants are positive
Like previous year, participants and visitors received questionnaires about their experience at the trade fair. This showed that visitors rated the trade fair with an 8. They thought that visiting the trade fair was interesting, educational, and useful. Participants also rated the trade fair very well, with a (preliminary) 7. A majority of the participants has also registered for the edition of 2016. The involvement with the trade fair is huge; GrootGroenPlus is regarded as a trade fair that is created by trade professionals, for trade professionals. Participants also like to participate in the continued development of the trade fair.

The quality of the visitors on Wednesday and Thursday was rated higher than in 2014. A new question was related to the hospitality at the trade fair. This aspect was rated with an 8. Participants feel that GrootGroenPlus is a relation trade fair at the start of the trading season and consider the atmosphere to be very warm. This year, the questionnaire also addressed the theme, the cooperation with other trade fairs, and the extent to which GrootGroenPlus inspires visitors and participants. These aspects also scored a 7.

19 Countries
Most of the visitors were growers/producers. This was the same as last year. The percentage of green organisations and suppliers increased a little bit. Even though the majority came from the Netherlands, there was a noticeable increase in international visitors. They came for example from Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, France, Poland, Spain, Nigeria, Sweden, Montenegro, the United States, Slovakia, Portugal, Turkey, Norway, Romania, Czech Republic, and Austria. In general, the trade visitors – and with that, the international trade visitors – seems to increase. This shows that the market is also getting better.

The novelty inspection has turned into a regular item at GrootGroenPlus. The judges rated a total of 23 submitted plants and selected the Chamaecyperis pisifera ‘Blue Moon’, submitted by Sierteeltkwekerij Kools, as the best novelty. The judges called it ‘a healthy, uniform blue dwarf conifer with a high level of cuddliness’. There were also two other gold medal winners, the Skimmia japonica ‘Moerings1’ (WHITE DWARF), and the Skimmia japonica ‘Moerings 2’ (RED DWARF), both submitted to Van Vliet New Plants. In total, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals were also awarded. The judges were satisfied with the quality of the novelties.

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Stand inspections
Tree nursery Verpaalen-Herijgers had the best green stand and won the Jac Lodders award. According to the jury, the company succeeded in representing the theme ‘Growing Strong! Celebrating 25 years!’, which was beautifully illustrated by them. They had done this by creating a combination of plants and shrubs, but also by using a company film, and with many images of 25 years of trade fair. Stichting Beurshal won the Jan van Dongen award for the best supplier stand. The Zunderts Groen Imago Prijs was won by Roelands Boomkwekerijen BV. They succeeded best in promoting the region of Zundert, both in their publications and in their products.

Anniversary night
During the anniversary night, trend watcher Donata van der Rassel had a chance to give a speech. She expects that growers and retailers will play a completely different role in the future. In the next few years, we will be dealing with an even more critical consumer, who knows how to use the Internet. It is a consumer with an unconscious desire for green, who is also looking increasingly more at quality. Sustainability will play an important role in making decisions, and the need for good information will increase. The grower of the future will have to make clear choice, he needs a strategy. Choosing is winning! In short, Donata van der Rassel offered her audience a lot to think about. More information and images can be found at

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FLORA TRADE SHOW scores a bull’s-eye

Praise from exhibiting firms for the decision to hold the expo simultaneously with MacFrut, its innovative format and numerous international business meetings. The two expos showcased the product chains of fruit and vegetables, nurseries and floriculture, offering exhibitors and visitors advantageous networking possibilities.

Rimini, 25th September 2015 – The first edition of Flora Trade Show, the new Rimini Fiera event dedicated to the world of nursery/floriculture and landscape, ended this evening after being attended by 4,793 visitors. An event that, for the first time in Italy, brought together in a single marketplace, from 23rd to 25th September, the entire agriculture product chain, thanks being held simultaneously with MacFrut, the leading fruit and vegetable event, organized by Cesena Fiera.

Rimini Fiera chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni comments, “Flora Trade features a dynamic innovative B2B format, with a strong accent on the sector’s requirements: international business meetings, specialist training, a modern functional expo centre at the service of companies and visitors and institutional meetings that made Flora Trade Show an important opportunity for insights and networking for the entire nursery/floriculture sector. We laid good foundations, so that, through time, this first appointment becomes the trade’s key event, able to re-launch the leadership of Italy’s floriculture and nursery sector worldwide.”

Rimini Fiera Business Unit manager Patrizia Cecchi announces, “The companies taking part confirmed their appreciation of a model that targeted business decisively, enabling them to set up important relations with foreign buyers. There was all-round appreciation for the beautiful halls and efficient services, which made doing business more pleasant and easier, along with the area’s proverbial hospitality.”

The event was characterized by its high international vocation, thanks to the participation of buyers from the most interesting countries connected with the sector, such as Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium and Croatia. Over 600 business meetings were held, which the foreign trade members had scheduled before the expo, by means of Rimini Fiera’s digital platform.

At Flora Trade, right from day one – after the joint inauguration, with the participation of Andrea Olivero, Deputy minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Rimini Fiera Chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni, the chairman of Cesena Fiera, Renzo Piraccini, Rimini’s mayor, Andrea Gnassi, Cesena’s mayor, Paolo Lucchi and Paolo De Castro (Member of the European Parliament) – numerous events were dedicated to the trade’s professionals:
starting with the opening conference on the topic of protection of the environment and landscape, with the participation of Confagricoltura, CIA and ANVE, followed by the international workshop “New Gardens for the City Life” dedicated to landscape designers and agronomists, and more technical conferences specifically held for producer companies, through to events dedicated to garden centres and florists.

Simultaneously with Flora Trade, Macfrut, the Italian fruit and vegetable expo that at this edition set a record as far as quantity, quality and professionalism was concerned (one exhibitor out of five was from abroad).

There was an extremely successful first edition of the Flora Trade Decoration Cup, the floral decoration competition involving the major national florist schools (Assofioristi, Pianeta Fiore, Laboratorio Idee, Scultura Fiori and Le Mani Parlano) with the collaboration of the Associazione Nazionale Piante e Fiori d’Italia and Guida I Fioristi Italiani.

For Flora Trade Show Rimini Fiera featured an expo area of approximately 10,000 square metres, with approximately a hundred companies (in addition to the 33,000 square metres dedicates to the simultaneously held MacFrut), an entire hall hosted Giardino all’Italiana (Italian-style gardens), thanks to the extremely appreciated collaboration of Grassi Design Studio, thus enabling the creation of a brand new expo format, that brought together companies, products, landscapes and buyers and was based on winning ideas, such as the natural playground and the ceramic park.
The numerous proposals for personalizing flowerbeds and greenery included outstanding ones such as original designs exploiting the colour of gravel, sand, herbs and earth, 50 year-old Bougainvilleas, small to medium sized tropical plants, shaped like trees or left to grow freely; then Mag Bonsai, cacti, very spectacular bushes, chosen precisely to decorate outdoor areas and, lastly, careful smooth finishes and imaginative sinuous lines for Kidfriendly equipment with a green vocation.

An ultra-innovative technique that astonished professionals attending was also presented at Flora Trade Show: this was NEMO’S GARDEN, the world’s first experiment of a underwater vegetable garden at a depth of up to 12 metres, a project for underwater cultivation of land vegetables intended for human consumption, realized by means of the installation of underwater structures specially designed by the R&D section of the Ocean Reef Group.

Flora Trade Show was chosen not only by important individual companies such as Pagano Piante, Cantatore Michele, Floramiata and more, and major floriculture production groups (companies of the Distretto Florovivaistico Alto Lombardo, Flormercati, Flor-Coop Lago Maggiore, Florbusiness, Florveneto and the Distretto Vivaistico PlantaRegina), who chose the expo as the perfect avant-garde showcase for presenting their products, but also by large foreign groups such as that of Kenya’s flower growers, and Dutch companies, represented by TecnOlanda and Barendsen.

Moreover, Italy’s major regional excellencies came together precisely at Rimini Fiera, starting with Apulia, a key area for Mediterranean flower cultivation, which, with the Distretto Florovivaistico Pugliese, brought an important debate to Flora Trade Show on Xylella fastidiosa, a disease that is hitting olive trees and for which Apulia is in a leader in its control and treatment.

However, the expo was not only floriculture and agronomy, it also featured landscape and flowers, with the participation of teachers from the major floral decoration schools (with Chicco Pastorino, Cecilia Serafino, Carmelo Antonuccio and Peppe Picca), AICG member garden centres, landscape designers and internationally famous architects who took part in Wednesday’s international workshop “New Gardens for the City Life”- From gardens to landscape – promoted by PAYSAGE, during which international experts faced various aspects to garden and landscape design.

The appointment with the second edition of Flora Trade Show is in September 2016.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection® und Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ gewinnen Pressepreis der Plantarium 2015

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ von Van Hemert & Co Seeds aus Hazerswoude hat in der Kategorie Garten-, Balkon- und Terrassenpflanzen den Pressepreis der Plantarium gewonnen. In der Kategorie Konzepte ging dieser Preis an Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection® der De Jong Plant BV aus Boskoop.
Das Urteil der Jury über Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection® lautete einmütig. Die Music Collection® sei ein vollständiges Konzept mit einem schönen Pflanzensortiment in ansprechenden Farben. Der musikalische Link spreche eine neue Generation Gartenliebhaber an, so die Pressejury. Bei Cosmos binnatus ‘Xantus’ gab es ein spannendes Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen, denn dem Sieger folgte mit nur zwei Punkten Abstand Anemone Wild Swan der F.N. Kempen BV aus Mijdrecht. Die Jury nannte den Cosmos binnatus ‘Xantus’ wegen seiner unvergleichlichen zartgelben Blüten einen Durchbruch im Cosmos-Sortiment. Der Pressepreis der Plantarium wurde von der Juryvorsitzenden Frau Hester MacDonald vom World Radio Switzerland aus der Schweiz überreicht.

Zweiter und dritter Platz
In der Kategorie Gartenpflanzen wurden von der Jury achtzehn Exponate beurteilt. Der zweite Platz ging an Anemone Wild Swan und der dritte an Kiwiberry®, einer neuen, hervorragend fruchtenden Kiwiserie, die von der Joh. Stokwijk & Zn. Boomkwekerijen BV eingereicht worden war.
Unter den Konzepten gab es in diesem Jahr sechs Bewerber. Exotic Sensation’s der Plantport Boskoop Kweeksmakelijk BV aus Boskoop und Parfum de Nature Rozen von Lakei Boomkwekerijen aus Lottum teilten sich gleichrangig den zweiten Platz.

In der Jury für den Pressepreis waren gut 25 Journalisten aus folgenden Ländern vertreten:
Dänemark, Deutschland, England, Frankreich, Italien, Niederlande, Polen, Rumänien, Russland, Schweden, Schweiz, Spanien, Tschechien, Ukraine, und Ungarn.
Die 33. Ausgabe der Plantarium findet vom 26. bis 29. August 2015 im Plantarium-Gebäude im International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude statt. Weitere Informationen unter

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L’Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection® et le Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ remportent le Prix de la presse au Plantarium 2015

Le Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Xanthos’ de Van Hemert & Co Seeds de Hazerswoude a remporté le Prix de la presse au Plantarium dans la catégorie des plantes de jardin, de balcon et de terrasse. Dans la catégorie Concepts, ce prix a été attribué à l’Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection® de De Jong Plant BV de Boskoop.
À propos de l’Hydrangea macrophylla Music Collection®, le jury était unanime. Le Music Collection® est un concept complet avec un bel assortiment de plantes dans des couleurs attrayantes. Le lien avec la musique interpelle une nouvelle génération d’amateurs de jardins, selon le jury. En ce qui concerne le Cosmos binnatus ‘Xantus’, il était question de close finish particulier. Le gagnant était suivi de 2 points seulement par l’Anemone Wild Swan de F.N. Kempen BV de Mijdrecht. Le jury a qualifié le Cosmos binnatus ‘Xantus’ de percée dans l’assortiment Cosmos en raison de ses fleurs jaune clair particulières. Le prix de la presse du Plantarium a été décerné par le président du jury, madame Hester MacDonald de World Radio Switzerland de Suisse.

Deuxième et troisième place
Dans la catégorie Plantes de jardin, dix-huit participants ont été évalués par le jury. La deuxième place a été décernée à l’Anemone Wild Swan et la troisième à la Kiwiberry®, une nouvelle série de kiwis très prolifique créée par Joh. Stokwijk & Zn. Boomkwekerijen BV.
La catégorie des concepts comptait six participants cette année. Exotic Sensation’s de Plantport Boskoop Kweeksmakelijk BV de Boskoop et Parfum de Nature Rozen de Lakei Boomkwekerijen de Lottum ont terminé ex æquo à la deuxième place.

Évaluation du jury
Le jury du prix de la presse comptait plus de 25 journalistes représentant les pays suivants :
Danemark, Allemagne, Angleterre, France, Hongrie, Italie, Pays-Bas, Ukraine, Pologne, Roumanie, Russie, Espagne, Tchéquie, Suède et Suisse.
La 33e édition du Plantarium a lieu du 26 au 29 août 2015 inclus au bâtiment Plantarium de l’International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude. Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur le site

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY), meilleure Nouveauté au Plantarium 2015

L’Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY) de De Jong Plant BV de Boskoop a été proclamé meilleure Nouveauté au Plantarium 2015. Le MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY est une plante étonnamment compacte et surtout solide, avec des fleurs résistantes, de couleur distinguée et très attrayante, selon le jury KVBC.

Huit médailles d’or
En plus de la meilleure nouveauté, sept autres plantes se sont vues décerner la médaille d’or par le jury. Le Ceanothus impressus ‘Cool Blue’ de Huisman Boomkwekerij de Boskoop a reçu l’appréciation du jury : unique dans l’assortiment, avec un éclat de fraîcheur. La feuille bordée d’argent semble assez stable et de magnifique présentation. Le Coreopsis ‘KA-POW Golden Yellow’ de Moerheim New Plant/Meilland Nederland de Leimuiderbrug. Commentaire du jury : « Plantes magnifiquement présentées; fleurs particulièrement grandes de couleur fraîche et attrayante ». Le Geranium pratense ‘Midnightlyona’ (MIDNIGHT GHOST) de Compass Plants BV de Hillegom a été qualifié d’innovant par le jury pour sa combinaison de feuille foncée et de fleurs pratiquement blanches; tiges solides; belle prestation de culture en présentant les plantes en fleurs au mois d’août. À propos de l’Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’ (DOPPIO BIANCO) de Kwekerij Lendert de Vos BV de Reeuwijk, le jury a déclaré : combinaison très innovante de la couleur et de la forme de la fleur. L’Hydrangea paniculata ‘PIIHPI’ (BABY LACE) de Boomkwekerij Alex Schoemaker/Plantipp BV de Boskoop/IJsselstein, une belle plante solide et compacte, innovante dans la combinaison avec la forme de la fleur, selon le jury. Le Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’ d’About Plants Zundert BV/Plantipp BV de Zundert/IJsselstein a reçu pour commentaire du jury : plantes cultivées de façon très uniforme et bien présentées; la feuille colorée dans l’assortiment Nandina est une nouveauté. Le Photinia serratifolia ‘Oploo5’ (PINK CRISPY) de Van Oploo Tuinplanten/Plantipp BV de Bavel/IJsselstein se distingue par la jolie combinaison des couleurs de la feuille (jeune et adulte), et des branches, selon le jury.

Le jury a encore décerné quinze médailles d’argent et onze médailles de bronze.

106 plantes évaluées
L’évaluation des nouveautés est assurée par une commission d’experts de la Koninklijke Vereniging voor Boskoopse Culturen (association royale pour les cultures de Boskoop). À la 33e édition du Plantarium, 127 plantes ont été inscrites au concours des nouveautés. 106 d’entre elles ont finalement été évaluées. Malheureusement, divers participants ont dû retirer leurs plantes du concours, notamment en raison de circonstances inattendues.
Le Plantarium 2015 a lieu du 26 au samedi 29 août 2015 inclus au bâtiment Plantarium de l’International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude. Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur le site

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY) beste Neuheit der Plantarium 2015

Die Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY) der De Jong Plant BV aus Boskoop wurde zur besten Neuheit der Plantarium 2015 gekürt. MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY sei eine auffallend kompakte und vor allem robuste Pflanze mit kräftigen Blüten in einer unverwechselbaren und sehr ansprechenden Farbe, so die Jury der KVBC.

Acht Goldmedaillen
Neben der besten Neuheit wurden noch sieben weitere Pflanzen von der Jury mit Gold ausgezeichnet: Über Ceanothus impressus ‘Cool Blue’ der Baumschule Huisman aus Boskoop äußerte sich die Jury folgendermaßen: Einzigartig im Sortiment mit einer frischen Ausstrahlung. Das silberbunte Laub sei angemessen stabil und die Präsentation ausgezeichnet. Über Coreopsis ‘KA-POW Golden Yellow’ von Moerheim New Plant/Meilland Nederland aus Leimuiderbrug urteilte die Jury: „Hervorragend präsentierte Pflanzen; auffallend große Blüten in einer frischen, ansprechenden Farbe”. Geranium pratense ‘Midnightlyona’ (MIDNIGHT GHOST) der Compass Plants BV aus Hillegom wurde wegen seiner Kombination aus dunklen Blättern und nahezu weißen Blüten von der Jury als innovativ bezeichnet; kräftige Stängel; gediegene züchterische Leistung, die eine Blüte im August ermögliche. Über Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’ (DOPPIO BIANCO) der Kwekerij Lendert de Vos BV aus Reeuwijk bemerkte die Jury: Überaus innovative Kombination von Blütenfarbe und -form. Hydrangea paniculata ‘PIIHPI’ (BABY LACE) der Boomkwekerij Alex Schoemaker/Plantipp BV aus Boskoop/Ijsselstein zeige schöne robuste kompakte Pflanzen; innovativ in Kombination mit der Blütenform, so die Jury. Der Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’ der About Plants Zundert BV/Plantipp BV aus Zundert/Ijsselstein bescheinigte die Jury: Sehr einheitlich gezüchtete und ansprechend präsentierte Pflanzen; das bunte Laub sei im Nandina-Sortiment innovativ. Photinia serratifolia ‘Oploo5’ (PINK CRISPY) der Van Oploo Tuinplanten/Plantipp BV aus Bavel/Ijsselstein falle durch die hübsche Kombination der Blattfarben (sowohl bei jungen als auch bei erwachsenen Pflanzen) und die Farbe der Zweige auf, so die Jury.

Außerdem wurden von der Jury fünfzehn Silber- und elf Bronzemedaillen vergeben.

106 Pflanzen prämiert
Die Begutachtung der Neuheiten wird von einer kompetenten Prämierungskommission der Koninklijke Vereniging voor Boskoopse Culturen vorgenommen. Zur 33. Ausgabe der Plantarium waren 127 Pflanzen zur Neuheitenprämierung vorgelegt worden. Davon wurden am Ende 106 Pflanzen ausgezeichnet. Leider sahen sich mehrere Aussteller aufgrund unvorhergesehener Umstände veranlasst, ihre Pflanzen vor der Prämierung zurückzuziehen.
Die Plantarium findet vom 26. bis 29. August 2015 im Plantarium-Gebäude im International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude statt. Weitere Informationen unter

Hinweis für die Redaktion (nicht zur Veröffentlichung):
Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie bei der Pressesprecherin der Plantarium, Sandra van Tol, Telefon 06 1507 3328 oder E-Mail

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY) wins best new plant award at Plantarium 2015

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY) by De Jong Plant BV from Boskoop has won the title of Best New Plant at Plantarium 2015. MAGICAL RUBY TUESDAY is a striking, compact and above all robust plant with sturdy flowers in a distinctive and highly appealing colour, according to the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society jury.

Eight gold medals
As well as the best new plant, seven other plants were also awarded gold medals by the jury. The jury felt that Ceanothus impressus ‘Cool Blue’ by Huisman Boomkwekerij from Boskoop was unique in the range and had a fresh image. The silver variegated leaves appear quite stable and the plant offers outstanding presentation. With regard to Coreopsis ‘KA-POW Golden Yellow’ by Moerheim New Plant/Meilland Nederland from Leimuiderbrug, the jury had the following to say: “Outstandingly well-presented plants; striking large flowers in a fresh, attractive colour”. The jury felt that Geranium pratense ‘Midnightlyona’ (MIDNIGHT GHOST) by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom was innovative as a result of the combination of dark leaves and almost white flowers, sturdy stems and good cultivation performance which allows the plants to be displayed in bloom in August. With regard to Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dancing Snow’ (DOPPIO BIANCO) by Kwekerij Lendert de Vos BV from Reeuwijk, the jury said the following: a highly innovative combination of flower colour and shape. The jury felt that Hydrangea paniculata ‘PIIHPI’ (BABY LACE) by Boomkwekerij Alex Schoemaker/Plantipp BV from Boskoop/IJsselstein consists of attractive, robust and compact plants which are innovative in combination with the flower shape. In the opinion of the jury, Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’ by About Plants Zundert BV/Plantipp BV from Zundert/IJsselstein consists of highly uniform and well-presented plants, with the variegated leaves forming an innovation in the Nandina range. The jury felt that Photinia serratifolia ‘Oploo5’ (PINK CRISPY) by Van Oploo Tuinplanten/Plantipp BV from Bavel/IJsselstein stands out as a result of the attractive combination of leaf colours (young and fully grown) and stem colour.

The jury also awarded 15 silver medals and 11 bronze medals.

106 plants judged
The new plants were judged by an expert judging committee from the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. In the 33rd edition of Plantarium, 127 plants were entered for the new plant awards. In the end, a total of 106 were judged. Unfortunately, various entrants were forced to withdraw their plants before the awards took place due to unforeseen circumstances.
Plantarium runs from 26 to 29 August 2015 in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude. For further information, please visit

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FLORA Trade Show in Rimini interessante marktplaats

De Flora Trade Show, de nieuwe Italiaanse vakbeurs voorde sierteelt, die van 23 t/m 25 september in Rimini wordt georganiseerd, kijkt nadrukkelijk naar het buitenland. Zij wil zorgen dat er een optimaal contact ontstaat tussen de Italiaanse kwekers/exporteurs van sierteeltproducten en hun potentiële buitenlandse afnemers.

Dit heeft geleid tot de Rimini Fiera online marktplaats, die de zowel deelnemers als bezoekers de mogelijkheid biedt hun afspraken op de beurs al voor de openingsdag te plannen en te regelen. Er worden bezoekers uit heel Europa verwacht.

Het is de bedoeling van het plannen van deze één op één ontmoetingen dat beide partijen te voren al kunnen checken hoe interessant ze eventueel voor elkaar zijn. De ontmoetingen en onderhandelingen vinden plaats op de beurs zelf. Gedurende de vakbeurs ontmoeten de partijen elkaar op de afgesproken tijd op de stand van de deelnemer. Eventueel is ook een vertaler beschikbaar.

Voor echt geïnteresseerde inkopers is een zeer interessante aanbieding gerealiseerd. Neem daarvoor snel contact op met Frank van Suchtelen van All-Round Communications en coördinator van European Horticulture Network. Email: of telefoon +31 172 236262.


an online platform for organizing strategic appointments with foreign buyers.

Rimini June 2015 – Flora Trade is looking abroad and to facilitate to the utmost contacts between floriculture/nursery enterprises with foreign buyers.

This has led to the launch of the Rimini Fiera online Marketplace, to offer exhibitors the possibility of preparing in advance their business meeting agenda, scheduling their appointments before Flora Trade’s inauguration day, on 23rd September at Rimini Fiera, and thus arriving prepared at the three expo days.

The buyers will arrive from all over Europe, thanks to Rimini Fiera’s established network of agents, with a focus in particular on Germany, the top continental market, and in the Balkan countries, from Slovenia to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Serbia, Montenegro to Macedonia, as well as Kosovo and Albania. More buyers will arrive from Turkey, Belgium and Holland.

The agenda of one-to-one appointments is useful for both exhibiting companies and buyers, to enable both parties to check out real business opportunities. Meetings and negotiations will then be held at the expo. During the expo, exhibitors will be able to meet all the buyers booked via the platform on their stands and will be assisted during this by Rimini Fiera’s interpreters and foreign marketing office. The initiative is free and has no additional costs for the exhibiting companies.

Interested in an interesting offer to meet Italian companies at the Flora Trade Show to see what they have to offer you? For more information please contact Frank van Suchtelen, or phone +31 172 2362622.

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Fourth edition TCO EXPO shows trees and technique at a unique location

The trade fair for growers of standard trees, TCO EXPO, will organise its fourth edition this year, on 24 and 25 June. This time, a unique location has been selected. The trade fair will be held in the buildings and on the terrain of three growers near each other on the Tielsestraat in Opheusden. Over 60 participants, among them well-known growers and suppliers, show their products and innovations in the field of growing and technique. The theme is Together in Nature.

TCO EXPO is very interesting for the entire chain of growers, wholesale, importers and exporters, landscapers, landscape architects, and also those in government positions responsible for (the purchase of) plants and maintenance. Besides the shown products and services, the trade fair also offers demonstrations and symposia, which provide additional added value.

Tree tour
A visit to the trade fair also offers a great opportunity to visit the companies in the area. A number of the companies in the area have indicated that they want to open their doors to national and international visitors. It is possible to visit these companies on one’s own, but it is also possible to ask the organisation of the tree fair about the Tree Tour.

On 24 June, TCO EXPO will be officially opened by Henk Westerhof, chairman of the trade organisation Anthos, and during the program, the winning novelties of the ‘green’ participants and in the Technique category (this winner will receive the Rabobank award) will also be put in the spotlight.

Demonstrations and symposia
During both days, regular demonstrations will be offered, which are directly related to the standard tree. Both days will also include interesting symposia. On 24 June, the subject is native material. One of the questions that might be answered is how as a company, you can play into these new laws in Germany. Is it a threat because it closes off markets, or does it offer an opportunity? And what is the impact on the organisation of the company? On 25 June, the subject ‘Together in Nature’, which is the theme of the trade fair, plays a central role. This symposium is all about ‘Trees on their own roots’. How will this type of cultivation develop itself in the future?

Leading area on standard trees
The area Opheusden is an extensive area with standard trees, with a lot of growers and a broad assortment when it comes to this type of growth. The multiple grower associations in this area have joined forces in one new association, Tree Centre Opheusden (TCO). Indeed, that is why ‘Together in Nature’ is this year’s theme. TCO Expo will now also be sponsored by this association. For and by growers is still the starting point, and this guarantees a close connection with the trade. The new association does not only aim at guarding the interests of the members, but also the area as a whole, and to promote it both nationally and internationally as a leading area when it comes to standard trees.

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