ExpoPlantas: The place to be for nurserymen and ornamental growers

The IV edition of ExpoPlantas organised by the Colombian Association of Nurseries and Ornamental Growers - Colviveros, is taking place from October 19th to 21st in the country’s “garden city” Fusagasugá. With around 80 exhibitors, including Dutch companies, the event is Colviveros’ wager to professionalise the sector. The LAN team participated in the opening ceremony of the event.

Expo Plantas
Beeld: ©Agricultural counsellor - Léontine Crisson

ExpoPlantas is the professional commercial platform for nurseries and ornamental growers where supply and demand for live and ornamental plants meet. At the event, participants can witness the latest innovations in plant material, inputs and services, technological and logistics developments for the value chain. ExpoPlantas focuses on the needs of nurseries and ornamental growers with the purpose of strengthening producers’ capacities related to formalisation, productivity, logistics and commercialisation, and thus professionalising nurseries in Colombia.

A pavilion of 3,000 square meters offers around 80 exhibition booths for exhibitors and participants of the IV edition of ExpoPlantas. Therein, anthuriums, bromeliads, calla lilies, orchids, poinsettias, among other perennial plants, are showcased. The Dutch industry is represented by: Anthura, Dümmen Orange, Jiffy Group, Schoneveld Breeding, and Semper Green. The LAN team participated in the opening ceremony of the event and visited the trade fair of this growing industry that offers jobs to 35,000 Colombian families.

For more information about the trade fair, or if you are interested in participating in the next edition of ExpoPlantas, please contact us on: bog-lnv@minbuza.nl

Author: Andrés Santana
LNV-office, Bogotá