Useful Industry Organisations

Trade Fairs

International trade fairs are very important for growers and exporters, not only to display their produce but also to get to know more about their potential markets and competitors. As some markets can be very difficult to access without some help from within (agents, freight forwarders, wholesalers, etc.), fairs serve as an excellent meeting place to make contacts and business links. This section lists some of the more important trade fairs from around the world.

International trade fairs are very important for growers and exporters, not only to display their produce but also to get to know more about their potential markets and competitors. As some markets can be very difficult to access without some help from within (agents, freight forwarders, wholesalers, etc.), fairs serve as an excellent meeting place to make contacts and business links. This section lists some of the more important trade fairs from around the world.

AUSTRIA

IGM

International Horticultural Exhibition, cut flowers & plants, horticultural technology

Frequency: annual (August 2006)

E-mail: messe@tulln.at

Internet: http://www.tulln.at/messe

CHINA

Taipei International Flower Show

Cut flowers, exotic flowers, orchids, foliage, bonsai, pot plants

Frequency: biennial (April)

E-mail: info@taiwan.com.au

Website: http://www.taiwan.com.au/Envtra/Taipei/report12.html

Hong Kong Flower Show 2005

Cut Flowers, Plants, landscape and floral art displays and other horticultural products

Frequency: annual (March)

E-mail: skwong@lcsd.gov.hk

Website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/green/hkfs/2005/en/index.php

DENMARK

DAN-GAR-TEK/DAN-PLANT

Horticultural technology

Frequency: biennial (August 2005)

E-mail: tc@occ.dk

Internet: http://www.dan-gar-tek.dk

FRANCE

Salon du Végétal

International horticultural trade fair

Frequency: biennial (16-18 February 2005)

E-mail: salon@bhr-vegetal.com

Internet: http://www.salon-du-vegetal.com/

Florissimo

International exhibition fair for exotic plants, flowers and foliage

Frequency: every 4 years (11 - 20 March 2005)

E-mail: contact@dijon-congrexpo.com

Internet: http://www.dijon-congrexpo.com

Hortiflor

Retail-oriented trade fair for cut flowers and pot plants

Frequency: annual (March 2006)

E-mail: communication@idexpo.com

Internet: www.hortiflor-expo.com

GERMANY

IPM

International trade fair for cut flowers and plants, equipment and florists’ requisites

Frequency: annual (January 2006)

E-mail: info@messe-essen.de

Internet: http://www.ipm-messe.de

Internationale Gartenfachmesse (GAFA)

International garden trade fair

Frequency: annual (3-5 September 2006)

E-mail: info@koelnmesse.de

Internet: http://www.koelnmesse.de

International Green Week (IGW)

International exhibition for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries

Frequency: annual (January 2006)

E-Mail: igw@messe-berlin.de

Internet: http://www.gruenewoche.com

ITALY

Flormart-Miflor

Flowers, plants, equipment

Frequency: semi-annual (February 2006)

Email: info@padovafiere.it ; info@padovafiere.it

Internet: http://www.flormart.it/

The NETHERLANDS

International Horti Fair

Equipment, flowers and plants

Frequency: annual (2-5 November 2006)

Email: info@hortifair.nl

Internet: http://www.hortifair.nl

JAPAN

International Flower Expo Tokyo (IFEX)

Cut flowers, exotic flowers, orchids, foliage, bonsai, pot plants

Frequency: annual (February)

E-mail: ifex-english@reedexpo.co.jp

Website: http://www.ifex.jp/english/index.html

Japan Flower and Garden Show (Chiba)

Cut flowers, garden designs, garden tools

Frequency: annual (March)

E-mail: ncc@m-messe.co.jp

Website: http://www.m-messe.co.jp/index_e.html

KENYA

Nairobi

Cut flowers, pot plants, equipment

Frequency: every two years (8-10 March 2006)

E-mail: info@eventsafrica.com

Website: http://www.eventseye.com/fairs

RUSSIA

Flowers 2006, Moscow

Cut flowers and related

Frequency: annual (31 Aug – 3 Sep 2006)

E-mail: info@hpp.nl

Website: http://www.eventseye.com/fairs

SPAIN

Iberflora

Garden and horticultural technology show

Frequency: annual (October 2006)

E-mail: amorales@feriavalencia.com; jbadenes@feriavalencia.com

Internet: http://www.feriavalencia.com/iberflora

UNITED KINGDOM

Four Oaks Trade Show

Equipment, flowers and plants

Frequency: annual (September 2006)

Email: show@fouroaks.u-net.com

Internet: http://www.fouroaks-tradeshow.com/

Chelsea Flower Show

Show gardens, horticultural specimens, garden equipment, technology

Frequency: annual (May 23-27 2005)

Email: info@rhs.org.uk

Internet: http://www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea

United States

World Floral Expo 2006,Miami Florida

International expo on cut flowers, pot plants and foliage, equipment and horticultural technology

Frequency: annual (March 15-17 2006)

E-mail: info@hpp.nl

Internet: http://www.eventseye.com/fairs

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Flower, garden displays, garden equipment

Frequency: annual (February 8-12 2006)

Internet: http://gardenshownw.com/

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Flower, garden displays, garden equipment

Frequency: annual (March 15-19 2006)

Internet: http://www.gardenshow.com/sf/