The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) in collaboration with the Union Fleurs (UF) and the Flower Sustainability Initiative (FSI) has organized an international Flower Industry Conference scheduled to take place on June 6, 2013 from 8.30 am to 01.00 pm at the Visa Oshwal Centre, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.
The Conference will focus on sustainability as a means of enhancing productivity, at a time when the growth in international demand has been projected at 5% against exacting consumer requirements for product quality and demonstration of due diligence to environmental stewardship and social accountability.
In this regard, as the global flower trade players gather during the International Flower Trade Exhibition (IFTEX) in Nairobi from the June 5-7, 2013, the industry would like to share some of the ongoing initiatives, at the supply side as well as the market end of the value chain, to address some of the challenges and opportunities arising from the perspective of an expanding and increasingly discerning international trade.
The Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism and the European Union Delegation have been invited to give an update on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Kenya will face tariffs on exports to the EU if the trade agreement is not signed by October 2014 which will mean a total collapse of the Flower industry in Kenya.