Largest Exhibition of Green Business in India, Flora Expo 2019: A Grand Success

Showcase of Flowers, Seeds, Bulbs, Planting Materials and Gardening Related Tools

India’s Largest Exhibition on Floriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Technology — 14th International Flora Expo 2019 was inaugurated by Christian Vos Schluter, Editor, FlorMarket Global from Spain, with over 50 global breeders varieties on display at the exposition. The top companies put up their display directly or through their Indian associates.

The expo served the entire landscape & green industry and trade stakeholders through its matchless offers backed by colossal domestic market support with the focus on high quality export oriented flower production. It showcased new products, techniques and devices that are extremely effective and cost-efficient.

Christian Vos Schluter, Editor, FlorMarket Global from Spain expressed his generous appreciation for the vertical gardening concept, the pot arrangements, the various kinds of flowers and flower arrangements, also the various innovative concepts developed by the floriculture industry. The exhibition showed lot of R&D going on in the floriculture area.

Some of the big names participated at the three-day event are: Holland Flower Market, Albani E Ruggiero, Anthura, Armada, Ball Colegrave, Barberet & Blanc, Bartels, Benary, Briercross, Bromeliaceae, Corn Back Bv, Dalina Genetics, Darwin, Dekker, Drawin Plant, Dummen Orange, ECKE Ranch, EP Bromeliaceae, Fides, Floranova, Florist Holland B.V., Gebr. De, Goldsmith Seed Inc., Graff Breeding, Hibisqs, Hybrida, Jong, Kieft Seed, Konst Alstromaria, Kp Holland, Kultana Orchids, La Villetta, Montiplanta, Moralia, PanAmerican Seed, Perennials, Princettia, Queen, Red Fox, Rijnplant, Rose Forever, Royal Van Zanten, Sakata Seed, Corporation, Santamaria, Selecta, Syngenta Flowers, Taiwan Orchid, Nursery, Takii Seed, Tezier, Van Der Zon, VCI Nederland and many more.

India is emerging as one of the fastest growing markets in the South Asian countries and the demand of flower and plant consumption is increasing by around 20% every year. Indian Floriculture Industry feels if the production area of new varieties is not expanded, India could become one of the importers of the produce.

“Seeing the profitable growth of India, this series has made itself the proven platform for International suppliers to meet and trade with all importers, buyers, retailers, garden centres and florists at one place,” said S. Jafar Naqvi, President, iFlora.

India has emerged as a major hub for International breeders, planting material suppliers and the ultra-modern tissue culture labs for floriculture and horticulture industry and lots of new investments are taking place in greenhouses, hydroponics, Solar Energy Utility technology, Plant technology, biotechnology & Automation and much more. Ricardo Monzón, Area Manager Asia/ Product Specialist Carnation, Dümmen Orange said, “India is an Important Market of Future with ample potential as the consumption market has developed, as seen in the present days. The market is sustainable all-year around.”

The concurrent event, 11th International Horti Expo 2019presented a peerless professional spotlight, revealing each of the sectors relating to farming, greenhouse and automated Farm equipments.

Participation

Over 150 exhibitors participated in the Expo. Exhibitors with their wide range of plants and colourful flowers welcomed the visitors. The exhibitors like Rise n’ Shine Biotech Pvt. Ltd., KF Bioplants Pvt. Ltd., Soex Flora, Florance Flora, Precision Agritech Pvt. Ltd., Tropica Nursery, ELT India, Harshdeep Agro Products, Sanjay Nursery, Gromor Food Nursery and A-One Biotech flaunted varieties of flowers and plants through captivating displays.

Green Vision Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. offered fertilizers and seeds. Greentech India, AA Politiv Ltd., showcased the latest trends and developments of the floriculture and horticulture sector. Concepts in landscaping and vertical gardening were brought up by ELT India, JKD Hortitech, Ratnashri Landscapers, Baijnath Landscape and lot more.

Media Interviews of participating companies are available on our website www.youtube.com/mediatodaytv

International Conference

The new concept of Green living entailing innovative landscaping and vertical gardening systems shaping up in India promotes cleaner and greener environment around us. Therefore, with that noble objective of promoting landscaping and gardening activities, an International Conference & Networking Meet on Green Living Concepts “Plants, Places & People” was organized on 23rd February 2019.

The Conference included presentations from many prominent dignitaries who attended the conference. Pradeep Barpande, Managing Director, ELT India presented an apt presentation on Future Demands of Indian Landscape & Gardening Industry – Impending Opportunities for Growth. Similarly, Ranjeet Kumar, Head – Landscape & Irrigation, Delhi International Airport, GMR Group presented on Importance of Automatic Irrigation system for a Sustainable Landscaping; Prasannamurti, Vice President – Head Landscape Bangalore International Airport Ltd. gave presentation on Large Scale Townships and Airport – Challenges and Opportunities; Robert Fernandes, Associate Vice President, Horticulture, K Raheja Corp. presented on Automation and Planning of Large Landscape Projects; Vaibhav Raje, CEO, Treecotech Arboriculture Consultancy presented on Arboriculture – Trees & People; Dr. H.P. Sumangala, Sr. Scientist, IIHR gave a beautiful presentation on Unexplored Indian Floral Wealth; and Vinod Haritwal, Director, Haritsons Mintech Pvt. Ltd. presented on Innovation Products for Water and Nutrients conservations in Floriculture.

There were two panel discussions on Emerging Trends in Flower & Plant Industry whose panelists were Ricardo Monzon, Area Manager Asia/ Product Specialist Carnation, Dummen Orange; David Z. Yarkoni, Director, Montiplanta; Dinesh Rawat, Chaiman, Greenmall, Pritam More, Maanaging Director, More Gardens & another panel discussion was on Vertical Gardening – Emerging Technologies and Future demands with panelists Kumarpal Shah, Managing Director, JKD Hortitech; Rohit Jadav, Director, A-One Biotech & Tissue Culture Pvt. Ltd.; Dipin Dedhia, MD, Rising Gardens.

Indian Flower and Plants Industry Excellence Awards

In order to recognize Flower & Plant Industry organizations and leaders who have made everlasting impact on the green industry, a humble effort is being made to honour and to appreciate the growth story of those leaders. Indian Flower & Plant Industry Excellence Awards was conducted on 23rd February 2019.

The winners of the award were –

  • Vijay Shinde, Precision Agritech Pvt. Ltd. – Promoting Dutch Floriculture Varieties through Seedlings in India
  • Praveen Satyarthi, Gromor Food Nursery – Nurseryman of the Year
  • David Z Yarkoni, Montiplanta – Promoting & Supporting Gerbera Farmers in India
  • Ricardo Monzon, Dummen Orange – Promoting & Supporting Carnations Farmers in India
  • Indrajeet Saini, Green Heaven Plantscape – Promotion of Vertical gardens in Delhi
  • Dinesh Rawat, Greenmall Kolkata – Best Collection of Palm Trees
  • Prajakta Kale, www.Bonsainamaste.com – World’s largest display of Bonsai Trees
  • Vinod Haritwal, Haritsons Mintech Pvt. Ltd. – Innovative Products for Water and Nutrients Conservation in Floriculture
  • Ganesh Kulkarni, Greentech India – Automation of Greenhouses and Support Equipment
  • Arun Patel, Sharpex Engineering Works – Largest Manufacturer and Exporters of Eco-friendly Garden and Forestry Tools
  • Kumarpal Shah, JKD Hortitech – Promotion of Green Roofs & Green Walls
  • KF Bioplants – 25 years of Service in Floriculture
  • Suresh Sakla, Sakla Rose Garden – Promotion of Rose Gardening India
  • Chetan Dedhia, J.J. Overseas – Agrochemicals, IoT Based Automation and Post Harvest Products
  • Harish Nanuramji Khemka, Intermolde Furniture Pvt. Ltd. – Largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Moulded Plastic Pots & Planters
  • Irrigation Products International Pvt. Ltd. – Supply of Turf Maintenance Equipment for Golf course
  • Pritam More, More Gardens – Launching & Promoting pot Dutch Calla Lily Flowers in India

Networking & Trading Opportunities

14th Int’l FloraExpo 2019 proved to be the ideal meeting point for all the major stakeholders of the industry with a vast footfall of more than 20,000 visitors. The 2019 edition of event series had a major thrust on the emerging concepts of green living such as vertical gardening, floral arrangements and flower pot arrangements apart from innovative products.

The expo had displays of products from US, Holland, Israel, Nepal, Korea, Portugal, China and many other countries. Several varieties of flowers along with pot-plants, nursery plants, plant technology, biotechnology and greenhouse technology were on display. The event catered to the demand of emerging landscape and vertical gardening industry.

The showcase of flowers, seeds, bulbs, planting materials and gardening related tools helped the industry professionals looking for new products, techniques and highly effective and cost-efficient devices for upgrading their business. The concurrent events displayed every segment of agriculture and horticulture facilitating diversification.

The Expo offered a great opportunity for launching unique landscape & gardening ideas, concepts, products, services, accessories and equipments. The organizers were glad with the outcome. FloraExpo certainly left a lasting impression on the exhibitors and visitors and the organizers.  This was a positive signal to the organizers to carry the expo to the next year with greater vigour and zeal. The dates for the next edition have been announced as 10-11-12 January 2020 in Pune, India.

For more details, visit: www.floraexpo.com

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