Organizers of the Hortiflor International Expo slated for September 16-18 have postponed the event to next year following reports of possible unrest in Zimbabwe. New dates have already been set for Tuesday March 10 to Thursday March 12, 2020.
In a press statement, HPP who are the tradefair organisers reported that the exhibition was almost ready to take off and although the economic situation was still not stable, prospects were looking good. The release goes on to note that the current evolving uncertainty has caused international exhibitors as well as visitors to cancel their planned trips to Zimbabwe. Promoting Zimbabwean horticulture to foreign investors and buyers is one of the most important reasons for holding the fair.
The organizers remain confident that Zimbabwe has a bright future in horticulture and very capable to recapture the place of being one of the top 3 exporting nations of Africa in vegetables, fruits and flowers.