Countdown to IFTEX 2014…..Bigger and Better

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) will once again be at the International Floriculture trade Expo  (IFTEX) at Oshwal Centre, Nairobi Kenya  scheduled to start next week from June 4-6,  2014.  KFC will be at stand E1.14.

Three years after its colourful launch in Nairobi, The International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) has made history not only as the fastest growing flower growers trade show in the 30-year history the flower industry exhibitions organized by HPP, but also has grown into a new ‘variety’, being the only flower growers event that has attracted growers from other continents to exhibit their flowers.

According to show organizer and HPP president Dick Van Raamsdonk, IFTEX  2014, has given the Kenya flower industry a different face, with  renewed attention from all over the world especially from buyers, who are travelling to Nairobi to see flowers from all over the world under one roof in Africa. Two months before the show, it is already full and the organizers have had to create additional space to accommodate the increasing number of exhibitors.

IFTEX has become one of the most important flower growers show in the world, despite its being the youngest kid on the bloc. Currently, IFTEX is sharing a table with other international exhibitions which include among others Florecuador-Agriflor (Quito, Ecuador), Proflora (Bogota, Colombia), Hortiflora Expo ( Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), and the International Floriculture Trade Fair (Vijfhuizen, Holland), with its phenomenal growth surprising the organizers.

Buyers from US and Russia where Kenya is trying to attract a new crop of buyers with a steadily rising sales will be coming as they seek fresh selections from Africa. Eastern European buyers – Japan, Russia and the Middle East are coming in droves to see flowers from their traditional suppliers – Colombia, Ecuador and Ethiopia in Nairobi.

The official opening ceremony on the occasion of IFTEX will take place on Wednesday June 4, at 09:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Oshwal Center. All exhibitors and special invited guests are invited. Please be seated by 9.00 am.  The exhibition hours will remain as scheduled. Wednesday June 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday June 5 and Friday June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at the must-attend flower show IFTEX and wish all the exhibitors a successful fair!

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