HortiContact Tour

On 20 and 21 February 2018, international growers can discover the latest developments in Dutch glasshouse horticulture, during the HortiContact Tour. Held for the second year in a row, this field trip is hosted by the HortiContact trade fair organisation (20 – 22 February 2018 at Evenementenhal Gorinchem), Uniglobe Westland Business travel, and In Greenhouses magazine. The field trip will lead to several growing companies and knowledge institutes.

The programme for the HortiContact Tour has been rounded off, and will include both a Practice Day and a Seminar & Trade Fair Day. On the first day of the HortiContact Tour (20 February 2018), participants will visit several growers and research locations. The excursion will depart at 8.15 hours, from Rotterdam. The first stop is at 9.00 o’clock at tomato grower Lans in Maasdijk. The trip will then continue to the most important centre of innovation of the international glasshouse horticultural industry, World Horti Centre in Honselersdijk.


TOUR PROGRAMME

Tuesday 20 February 2018 ‘practical day’
08:15 AM Departure from Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam
09:00 AM Visit to tomato grower Lans, Maasdijk.
11:00 AM Visit to World Horti Center, Honselersdijk including lunch
02:00 PM Visit to pot plants grower SV.CO, De Lier
03:30 PM Visit to rose grower Fransen Roses, De Lier.
05:00 PM Departure to Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam

Wednesday 21 February 2018: ‘Seminar & exhibition day’
08:00 AM Departure from Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam
09:00 AM Lecture about ‘Light and LED-lighting’ by Leo Marcelis, professor of Horticulture and product physiology at Wageningen University & Research
10:15 AM Lecture about ‘Integrated Pest Management’ by Gerben Messelink, researcher at Wageningen University & Research
11:00 AM Lecture about ‘Development from mid-tech to high-tech in greenhouse production’ by Anne Elings, scientist crop physiology at Wageningen University & Research.
11:45 AM Lecture about ‘Climate and energy saving’ by Frank Kempkes, researcher at Wageningen University & Research
00:30 PM Lunch, offered by Evenementenhal
01:00 PM Exhibition visit: HortiContact Gorinchem
06:00 PM Departure to Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam


Free Participation
The HortiContact Tour is a cooperation between the HortiContact trade fair organisation (held from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 February 2018 at Evenementenhal Gorinchem ), Uniglobe Westland Business Travel, and In Greenhouses magazine. Due to support by several sponsors, participation in the HortiContact Tour is free of charge. Growers from abroad are required to arrange their own travel to the Netherlands and hotel bookings individually. The organisation has arranged a hotel offer and transfers to and from the airport, for which interested growers can apply.

More information / Subscription
Do you know growers in your international business network for whom this tour may be interesting? For more information, please refer them to www.horticontacttour.nl.