ExpoPlantas 2018 - the first Professional Colombian Seminar and Nursery Trade Show - offered last week (August 8-10) in Antioquia, a national sample of the nursery industry, conferences, visits to the plant production, attendance to the Orchids, Flowers and Crafts Exhibition as well as the traditional Silleteros handmade flower creations during the Medellin's Flower Festival.
Jairo Cadavid, President of Colviveros, the Association of Colombian Ornamental Nurseries who organized the Colombian Seminar and Nursery Trade show, pointed out the event gathered for the very first time nearly 300 Colombian plant growers from different corners of the country. The event provided not only business-to-business networking, but also a wide-ranging and relevant program of educational seminars.
Industry-related technical and commercial issues were addressed by renowned national and international experts such as Jan Willem van Bokhoven from the Holland House in Colombia; Carlos Martinez from Floraplant, México; Andrés Uribe from Orquídeas del Valle and Edison Torrado from the Instituto Entoma, among others.
The President of Colviveros also indicated that 30 growers and suppliers of commercial products supported the exhibition with exciting displays to highlight the quality and steady growth of the nursery sector and promote the opportunities this new green industry in Colombia has to offer. "ExpoPlantas will be one of the most important industry events in the coming years", added Jairo Cadavid.