Success all along the line: From 18 to 20 September 2019, the latest foreign cooperation of the world’s leading horticultural trade fair – “Ornamental, Plants & Flowers MÉXICO powered by IPM ESSEN” (OPF) – celebrated its premiere in Mexico City. Around 120 exhibitors from 12 nations presented their products and services in the fields of plants, innovative horticultural technology, floristry, landscaping and horticulture on around 9,000 square meters at OPF. Around 10,000 trade visitors from 14 countries took the opportunity to visit the first international trade fair for horticultural production in Mexico. “We can look back on a successful first event. The interest in horticulture in Latin America is impressive. With OPF, we have succeeded in giving the sector another top-class platform. Especially the participation of German exhibitors and visitors was remarkable,” says Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. With its proximity to the USA – one of the largest consumer markets for horticultural products, Mexico is an attractive location and Germany’s most important trading partner in Latin America. In addition, the country with its different climate zones offers ideal production conditions for a large number of plants throughout the year. The free trade agreement between the European Union and Mexico which has been in place for several years also supports trade between the two continents. A total of 118 exhibitors presented their products on an area of 8,900 square meters. Germany and Sri Lanka presented themselves impressively in official national pavilions with the support of the respective ministries. The 9,642 visitors from Chile, Costa Rica, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Sri Lanka and the USA impressively demonstrated the need for a separate trade event for the green sector in Mexico. The great importance attached to OPF was already demonstrated by the […]

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