China’s Largest Floriculture Trade Show Did Not Disappoint

Over 30,000 People in Attendance

Hortiflorexpo is the largest floriculture trade show in China.

We were told it was going to be big, but the Hortiflorexpo in Shanghai was huge.

In fact, it was this show that anchored the schedule of our trip because it was a such a “must see,” and is only held every other year in Shanghai. But why is it held the week before Mother’s Day, you ask? I don’t think we ever had that clearly answered, but it didn’t seem to impact the attendance. According to show officials, they expected over 30,000 people to attend the show this year.

Our official delegation just outside of the show. Pictured (left to right) are Jason Kendall, Tyler Meskers, myself, Mike Mellano, Ashley Nally and Diana Roy.

Our delegation of flower farmers met with wholesalers and importers to discuss American Grown Flowers and any interest their might be in importing our farms’ flowers.

Our team meeting with an importer at the show.

We also walked the show and saw some familiar names and companies with booths at this year’s show. Australia, Holland and Colombia all had booths representing flowers that were being imported to China today.

Holland had a major presence at the show.

 

Jason Kendall checking out the banksia from Australia.

 

Asocoflores and Ball Horticulture appeared to share booth space at the show.

 

Oasis has a large presence at the show and throughout China. Oasis seemed to be at many of the wholesale flower market shops we visited as well.

We had about three hours after our meetings to walk the show. The floriculture portion was held in three huge buildings, but included bedding plants and landscaping-type exhibits as well. It was a big show and well attended.

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