FLOWER EXPO UKRAINE 2016 • EVENT OVERVIEW
Flower Expo Ukraine is one of the leading trade exhibitions in Eastern Europe that enables exhibitors and professionals to connect, establish new contacts and obtain market information.
The exhibition has a solid position as the one and only International trade show in Ukraine targeting all aspects of the Horti- and Floricultu
Guests at the opening ceremony of the exhibition included; the Dutch Ambassador, Mr. Kees Klompenhouwer, President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Mr. Anatoliy Kinakh, President of the Flower Council of Ukraine; Mrs. Irina Slobodyanyuk, Manager Eastern Europe of the French company Meilland International, Mr. Philippe Manguy and Managing director of Nova Exhibitions, Mr. Kuno Jacobs.
During the three days of the exhibition 6.484 visitors made their way to the exhibition to source new products, make new contacts, obtain market information or visit one of the numerous floral demonstrations.
The number of visitors has increased with some 30% in comparison to the 2015 edition.
This year the exhibition hosted a record high number of 36 Dutch participants, this large collective pavilion was organised by the company FlowerFame from The Netherlands. The company FlowerFame was launched in 2006 by Topflower BV (previously known as Holland Flower Partners) and Blooming (Peter van der Sluis). They have been present on the flower exhibition in Kiev since 2006.
Hennie Brockhoff of FlowerFame and agent of Schreurs in Eastern Europe says; “We have seen a large increase in companies which are interested in the Ukrainian market and they have all reason to be as we strongly believe that the Ukrainian market is recovering and will continue to grow in the coming years. This offers many new opportunities to exporters of flowers and plants, breeding companies and other suppliers of horticultural products. We are already looking forward to organise the collective participating once again in 2017.”
Apart from The Netherlands the following countries were represented at the exhibition; Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Israel, South Africa and Ukraine.
Flower Expo Ukraine 2017 is scheduled for 4-6 April and will once again take place in the International Exhibition Centre (IEC).
MAIN REASONS FOR EXHIBITING:
The main reasons for exhibiting at Flower Expo Ukraine 2016 among the Participants were:
• Establish new business contacts;
• Sell products and/or services;
• Obtain market information;
• Monitor competitive activity;
• Establish a presence in this developing market;
• Other reasons.
GENERAL STATISTICS OF THE FLOWER EXPO UKRAINE 2016:
COMPANIES ACTIVITY ON UKRAINIAN MARKET:
EXHIBITORS SURVEY RESULTS
How has Flower Expo Ukraine 2016 been for meeting your overall sales & marketing objectives?
How successful has Flower Expo Ukraine 2016 been for establishing new business contacts?
How would you rate the amount of visitors at Flower Expo Ukraine 2016?
How would you rate the quality of visitors at Flower Expo Ukraine 2016?
Has Flower Expo Ukraine 2016 met your expectations?
How would you rate the organisation of this exhibition?
What is your opinion about the stand that was build for you?
What do you think about the location of the International Exhibition Centre (IEC)?
Does your company intend to participate at Flower Expo Ukraine 2017?
Some QUOTES FROM OUR EXHIBITORS what they particularly
liked about Flower Expo Ukraine 2016:
“The amount of the visitors and positive vibe among visitors and stand holders made this expo a great success”, Mr John Elstgeest, Deliflor Chrysanten
“Ukraine is becoming a blooming market”, Mr Kees van Beek, Modiform
“Perfect organisation and quality of visitors”, Ms Oleksandra Panteleichuk, President Decor
“We liked everything about the show: good organisation, many visitors, a lot of business contacts!”, Ms Irina Breusova, Invos Flowers
“We were surprised with attention of the visitors to the tulip flowers and tulip bulbs”, Mr Mark van Ruiten,Ruiten Fleur
“It is evident that the exhibition is already well known – thats why the number and quality of visitors were high enough”, Ms Tetiana Lesina, Agrid
“We liked business contacts we made the most’’, Ms Warja Abrosimova, Dekker Chrysanten
“This is a good exhibition to show the new Dummen Orange brand to the Ukrainian people”, Mr Rick Minck, Dummen Orange