World Floral Expo 2016, which was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center of LA, resulted although with a 10% lower attendance compared to 2015 in a satisfactory number of attending US flower buyers. Just under 800 qualified visitors walked the aisles during the 3 day lasting trade show.
The first day was a bit slow, but the quality of the people was high. On the second day the number as the quality of attendees was simply good and on the third day attendance was, although slow, again of a high standard. Overall the trade fair was a success, because of the quality of visiting buyers.
Thanks to CalFlowers, the Californian Association of Flower Growers & Shippers, there was a large contingent of Californian flower growers and other suppliers, considerable contributing to this year's success of WFE. The combination with flower growers from several other flower producing continents made it a real World Floral Event.
"Next year World Floral will move to Las Vegas", said Dick van Raamsdonk, spokesman of the trade show. "The USA is big and this requires the industry to move around the country. Only then we can assure the presence of a good attendance of flower buyers. This means that from now on we will move to another city every year. Together with our exhibitors we will decide which city will be next".