The 15th edition of Naivasha Horticultural Fair held on 15th - 16th September culminated on a high note with a slight improvement in attendance as compared to the 2016 show and 200 exhibitors drawn from various sectors in horticulture.
According to show chairman Richard McGonnel, the good number of exhibitors participating despite the prevailing economic situation in Kenya was a good indication that the annual fair is headed on the right direction. Most of the exhibitors who spoke to flowerweb.com said that they were happy with the show's organization and the quality of visitors.
The fair held annually in the heart of Kenya's floriculture capital is arguably the continent’s biggest and fastest growing showcasing for horticulture. The setting is open air and has a very relaxed flair about it; complimented by live music, drinks and dining areas. A kiddie’s play area is set aside to give the show a ‘family day out’ ambiance. Revenue generated from the Naivasha Horticultural Fair goes towards supporting charity causes. These charities also form part of the fair each year and offer visitors an opportunity to see how the monies are being utilized.
WAC b.v won the award for best stand following a unique display of Golden Bird and Love Bird. The award for Best Commercial stand was won by NHFair newcomers Magrrow showing their new and very innovative spray equipment. International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association of Kenya - IBMA, won the innovation award for their efforts for their crop protection strategy. Agrochemicals suppliers, Agrichem ltd & Greenlife Crop Protection Africa also won awards.