Kenya Floricultural Market meets at IFTEX 2015, International Flower Trade Expo
The world’s flower fraternity for the first time convenes in Nairobi
International Flower Trade Expo 2015 , IFTEX, organized in Nairobi between 3rd and 5th of June, is considered, in the global map, one of the top flower exporting country continuing to serve the industry in all seasons. The show is today ranked number three flower exhibition in the world.
Every year cut flower buyers, come from all over the world, meet with flower growers in Kenya. IFTEX is the event that is becoming really a global showcase, according to HPP, the show organizer.
In addition to Kenya, the host country of this important event, other African countries, like South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, maked a stage at IFTEX, transforming it in a "pan-Africa face".
Reached its 5th edition, IFTEX opened its doors to 200 Floricultural Companies, signed up as exhibitors.
The show is taken place at the Oshwal Centre, Westlands, Nairobi.
Africa's trade of cut flowers: a strong and steady growth
This important exhibition has identified the importance of Africa in the world trade of cut flowers: Africa is the only continent that is growing strong and steady in the floricultural production.
Besides Ethiopia, Kenya is the most promising countries in Africa that will drive for this growth.
The Kenya Horticulture market is one of the top foreign exchange earners for the country generating Kshs 100.8 billion during the year 2014. The floriculture sector a key component of horticulture exported 136,601 metric tons valued at Kshs 54.6 billion in the same year.
In just 2 years time Kenya's flower industry managed to become a major flower trade exbitiong and giving it even a regional function by adding as well neighbouring flower producing farms from countries such as Uganda and Ethiopia.
Kenyan growers are ready to grow and improve their businesses. This business increasing is evident, if you visit the IFTEX 2015, which started yesterday. Many growers are willing to improve their production volumes and to develop the quality of their flowers by investing in techniques.
The three-day event ensures a pretious opportunity to meet flower buyers from all over the world and to meet up with our Floral Daily team.
The IDC's Kenya correspondent is now present at IFTEX 2015 in Nairobi.