HortiContact 2019 launches new theme area: Soft Fruit Experience

GORINCHEM – Exhibition organizer Easyfairs launches a new theme area at HortiContact 2019: Soft Fruit Experience. The theme area will have its own place on the exhibition floor. Here are companies that are specialized in soft fruit in greenhouses: from strawberry to blackberry and from raspberry to berry. In collaboration with Janny Trouw (network coordinator LTO Glaskracht strawberry/soft fruit) there will be a knowledge theater on the exhibition floor especially for the soft fruit sector in greenhouses. "Soft fruit plays an increasing role in the greenhouse horticulture sector and we want to respond to that", says organizer Ramon Schlepers.

Soft Fruit Experience focuses on three visitor target groups: existing growers of soft fruit in greenhouses, growers who want to switch from cultivation of other crops in greenhouses to cultivation of soft fruit in greenhouses and growers who are active in the open cultivation of soft fruit and want to invest in greenhouse construction.

A number of lectures will be given in the knowledge theater that is specially focussed on the soft fruit sector in greenhouses. The first speakers and topics are now known: ABZ Seeds about the switch to strawberry Delizzimo in sustainable, exposed winter cultivation, ICE Agency about the labor market, Octinion about the harvesting robot, Polariks about technology developments and on remote sensing and spectroscopy, Janny Trouw (LTO Glaskracht) about Fruitport and Stichting Aardbei Onderzoek and Vezalux about LED lighting. FlevoBerry and LimGroup also speak in this knowledge theater.

HortiContact 2019

At this moment more than 450 exhibitors have already registered for HortiContact 2019. For more than 15 years HortiContact has been the Dutch pride of glasshouse horticulture with an average of over 500 exhibitors and more than 14,500 visitors. This makes HortiContact the largest sector trade fair for greenhouse horticulture in the Netherlands. Visitors to HortiContact mainly come from ornamental, vegetable and fruit growing (in greenhouses). The trade fair can be visited on 19, 20 and 21 February 2019 from 13.00 to 21.00 hour in Evenementenhal Gorinchem. Interested parties in giving a lecture or exhibition participation can contact Ramon Schlepers. More information: www.horticontact.com.