IFTEX 2016: USA - KENYA FLOWER TRADE TOUR
HPP Exhibitions is inviting you to participate in a sponsored flower sourcing trade mission to Kenya. Attending the 5th edition of IFTEX, the International Flower Trade Expo, which will be held in Nairobi Kenya from Wednesday the 8th to Friday the 10th of June, will be a major part of the programme where more than 95% of the existing Kenyan flower growers will participate in. Any US based flower importer will be entitled to apply for qualification to enter into this sponsored programme, organized by HPP International Exhibitions group B.V.
The programme will start on Monday June 6 or Tuesday June 7 (depending on your individual preference of arrival) and include:
- Free Personal pick up from Nairobi International airport upon arrival and departure by HPP hired cars and staff.
- Free hotel stay in the 5 star hotel Jacaranda hotel in Nairobi up to 4 or 5 nights (depending on your arrival), including breakfast.
- Free Nairobi Safari Tour on Tuesday June 7.
- Free visit to IFTEX Expo on Wednesday June 8 and Thursday June 9, including pick up from the hotel to the exhibition center and pick up for return to the hotel.
- Free flower farm tour in air-conditioned bus to 2 major flower production areas in Kenya on Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11.
- Free Invitation to the official exhibition cocktail party on Thursday evening June 9 on the occasion of the 5th edition of IFTEX, including transportation from and to hotel.
In other words, you basically only need to buy your return air ticket to Nairobi and pay for your individual consumptions, lunches & dinners only. Other expenses, as mentioned in the here above 6 points, are covered.
For questions and remarks please send us a mail. The offer is limited to a maximum number of participants, so in case you are interested let us know ASAP.
Dick van Raamsdonk
IFTEX KENYA 2016 CELEBRATING ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY!
Nairobi, Friday March 25, 2016. Less than three months before IFTEX is going to take place for the 5th time, the Kenyan based International Flower Trade Exhibition has grown into one of the most important cut flower trade events in the world. It took just 5 years to accomplish this mission. With a record number of over 200 exhibiting flower related companies this year, IFTEX will be more attractive than ever before. Exhibit space has doubled since the first edition back in 2012 and will again increase this year with 20% compared to last year, mainly as a result of more exhibiting Kenyan flower growers. The number of exhibiting companies at this moment stands at 173 and it is expected to easily reach 200 by June.
Because of the 5th anniversary of IFTEX, the 20th year anniversary of the Kenyan Flower council KFC and the various simultaneously held meetings of different floriculture related international organizations, such as Union Fleurs, this year’s IFTEX Expo is going to be accompanied with many side activities. The organizers have launched a strong international campaign to especially attract new flower buyers to attend the show in June. “As part of our visitor promotion efforts we are trying to get a delegation of US flower buyers to visit Kenya in June, so we continue promoting African flowers into the US market”, said Dick van Raamsdonk in Los Angeles last week during World Floral Expo.
BEWARE of "EXHIBITORS HOUSING MANAGEMENT"!
Beware of "Exitors Housing Management"
This company is offering hotel services as part of IFTEX. IFTEX nor ANY OTHER exhibition organized and/or managed by HPP Exhibitions is related to Exhibitors Housing Managerment in any way. Please contact our partner hotels directly for safe hotel bookings.
IFTEX 2015 LIVING UP TO ITS EXPECTATIONS.
Nairobi, Monday June 15, 2015. The 4th edition of the Kenyan based flower exhibition IFTEX ended Friday June 5th with good results for all participating companies. Although less international flower buyers attended the show, the quality of visitors was high resulting in a good overall outcome, according to exhibitors. 223 exhibiting companies and 2,778 participants attended the three day fair, that was held in the Oshwal Center in Westlands in Nairobi.
The quality as well as the number of varieties of displayed flowers was astonishing, bringing the trade fair again to a higher level. National and international visitors walked the show for 3 days in a row and filled the aisles daily from 10:00 am in the morning until closing time of the show at 6:00 pm. Even on the last day it was a full house until in the late afternoon. In short, IFTEX once more proved to be one of world’s leading flower trade shows.
The opening of the 4th edition of IFTEX was done by first lady, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, of Kenya. She was honored by a new pink rose being named after her: “Lady Margaret”.
The awards for the participants in the different quality competitions this year went to the following companies:
-The Best Flowers Quality Award for Breeders in the category “Cut flowers, excluding roses”: Gold was there for Danziger with Gypsophila “My Pink”.
-The Best Flowers Quality Awards for Breeders in the category “Roses”: Bronze was there for Olij Breeding Ltd with the Standard Rose “Long Island”. Silver was there for Select Breeding B.V. with the standard rose ”Mon Amour”. Gold was for Preesman HBV Kenya LTD with the standard rose “New Orleans” and finally Platinum was awarded to De Ruiter East Africa Ltd with the standard rose “Rhodos”.
-The Best Flowers Quality Awards for Growers in the category ”Cut Flowers, excluding roses”: Bronze was there for Elpis Farms with Hypericum “Green Power”. Silver was there for Multgrow Investments with Eryngium “Magical Anita”. Gold was for Oserian Development Company with Phlox “White Cap”. Finally Platinum was given to Utee State with an Eastern Hybrid Lilium “Double Surprise”.
-The Best Flowers Quality Awards in the category “Roses”: Bronze was there for Uhuru Flowers Ltd with the standard rose “Tiara”. Silver was there for Subati Flowers Limited with the spray rose “Shivani”. Gold was for Amor/Omang with the standard rose “Wild Look”. Finally Platinum was given to Ayana with the standard rose “Tycoon”.
The next and 5th edition of IFTEX will take place from June 8 to June 10, 2016. It will be a special edition of IFTEX, as several celebrations and important meetings will coincide with the fair. Besides the 5th anniversary of IFTEX, also the Kenya Flower Council will celebrate its 20th anniversary and Union Fleurs will hold its General Meeting during the week when IFTEX will take place.
BEWARE of FAIRGuide & Expo-Guide!
Under no circumstances should you sign anything indicating you will become part of an "exhibition directory" that will list your company's products and services, if the letter is sent to you by FAIRGUIDE an/or CONSTRUCT DATA VERLAG.
This company is not connected to the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTEX) nor ANY OTHER exhibition organized and/or managed by HPP Exhibitions.