Last week, from September 12-14, the Ornamental Plants and Flowers (OPF) México trade show took place in Mexico City. This 3-day event is powered by IPM Essen and is said to be one of the major shows for the ornamental industry in Mexico. Visitors and exhibitors from Latin America and abroad visited the show, and this year, there was also a Netherlands pavilion.
The OPF range included plants and flowers, technology and innovations, floristry, gardening, and landscaping. On the visitor side, the show is aimed particularly at plant breeders, landscape architects, gardeners, and florists.
The fair took place in Mexico City, and according to the organization, this location is ideal as 70 percent of the Mexican plant producers are at home in the surrounding production regions at a maximum of three hours’ drive away. “Moreover, exhibitors and visitors will profit from Mexico’s proximity to the USA as one of the largest consumer markets for horticultural products.”
Philips not only exhibited with a booth at the trade show, they also gave a presentation on ‘Philips Led Light Solutions for Ornamental Production’ (Source photos: LinkedIn page Guillermo Gonzalez)
Next to a floor with exhibitors, the trade show also included seminars, workshops, and demonstrations. Before the show, some companies were visited, like YecaFlora of Ball FloraPlant, where they produce unrooted cutting geraniums. The attendees came from Estonia, Colombia, Spain, the USA, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico.
YecaFlora visit. (Source photos: Facebook page OPF)
Are you eager to get an impression of the show? Several pictures were taken by the organization and posted on their Facebook page. Below are the pictures:
Inauguration of the show, organized by OPF Expo Directeur Enrique Arias Velasco.
A presentation about the use of social media.
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