Dutch HortiContact Gorinchem All Set

The biggest Dutch trade summit in glasshouse horticulture – HortiContact – will take place in Evenementenhal Gorinchem on 14, 15, and 16 February 2017. This fourteenth edition will be held under the new, international name of HortiContact. A record total of 510 exhibitors will take part in this trade fair. The organisation is expecting a visitor count of more than 17,000 growers and cultivators at this three-day event.

HortiContact is a leading platform in the Netherlands for horticulture professionals. Key points of interest of this trade fair are solidifying existing relations, laying foundations for new business agreements, and the exchange of knowledge. HortiContact will feature 34 international exhibitors, 14 more than last year. These represent 11 different nations, amongst which are England, Denmark, Russia, China, and Italy.

After the economic crisis, the Dutch horticulture is blooming again. “There is room for tackling due maintenance, but also for investing in innovations,” said Ramon Schlepers on behalf of the trade fair organisation. “These innovations are on display at HortiContact. The fair is known as a networking platform, but it is also a place for learning the latest in innovations. HortiContact is the stage for premiering multiple novities to the general audience.”

HortiContact Tour
The Netherlands is at the vanguard of glasshouse horticulture developments. Evenementenhal has set up a HortiContact Tour, taking 30 international growers on a two-day field trip. On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 February, the group will visit multiple growing facilities and knowledge centres, to see the latest developments in Dutch horticulture with their own eyes.

HortiContact Gorinchem: 18,000 sqm trade fair
This edition of HortiContact will be bigger than last year. On the ground floor, the overall trade fair surface area has been expanded by 1,000 square metres. The organisation expects a surface area of well over 18,000 sqm, of which 10,000 sqm is taken up by exhibitor stands. In addition, the organisation has decided to centre the catering services on one location, as per the exhibitors’ request. The fair’s Full-Service Formula, including free snacks and drinks, remains unaltered. Parking is free, too. More information: www.evenemtenhal.nl/horticontact.

HortiContact’s Time Table
Boasting more than 500 participants, HortiContact is the biggest and best-regarded horticulture trade fair in the Netherlands. The exhibition can be visited on 14, 15, and 16 February, between 13.00 and 21.00 hours at Evenementenhal Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Interested parties may request their e-ticket through www.evenementenhal.nl/horticontact-go. Exhibitor invitees have received a registration code (through post or digitally) for free entrance. Extra tickets may be ordered online at a rate of €20 per person. Online preregistration required.