More than150 flower growers to participate in IFTEX 2017

DSC 1210IFTEX 2017, one most important floral trade exhibition of Africa, to be held from 7 June to June 9 in Nairobi, will bring together more than 150 flower growers from around the world

Since its inception in 2012, the international flower trade expo, IFTEX, has seen its list of exhibiting flower growers growing. With still one month to go, the sixth edition of the show is expected to host around is expected that 225 exhibiting companies. One of the five most important cut flower trade fairs in the world, IFTEX 2017 will open its doors at 11:00 hrs on 7 June, after the traditional welcome ceremony has been completed.

The great majority of the Kenyan flower growers (an estimated 95 per cent of all existing growers) will be exhibiting at the show. This year, Ethiopia and Uganda have been allocated separate country pavilions with flower growers collectively presenting themselves and their fresh products in this joint presentation.

Furthermore, various meetings and social gatherings are being organised by different umbrella organisations, such as the Kenya Flower Council KFC, the International Rose Breeders Organization IRBA and others in conjunction with the show. Also commercial companies have scheduled events for their international visiting customers, making IFTEX the centre point of the Kenyan flower industry.

The organisers are also focusing on attracting Chinese and US flower buyers to attend this year’s show. Since China and the USA are on the main list of new countries importing fresh flowers from Africa, it has become vital to ensure their participation in the show.

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