Inaugural Virtual Trade Mission Ornamental Horticulture Turkey kicks off with record attendance

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istanbul,Turkey – April, 28,2011: Old and Famous Flower Bazaar in istanbul, Turkey. Situated in Taksim Square (European part of Istanbul).At is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district.

ANKARA, Turkey, DELFT, Netherlands: The Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association, also known as Turkish Flowers, is off to a record start to its first virtual trade mission between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany. As the first day of the event draws to a close the industry body announces figures of 95 meetings between twelve exporting companies and 35 Dutch and German buyers.

The free event, set between 9-11 March 2021, aims to open export markets, exchange ideas and products, and scale-up opportunities for the ornamentals sector and the broader horticultural industry across the three countries.

Ideally located on  the crossroads between the West and the East, Turkey is a significant horticultural hub for a rapidly expanding cut flowers, plants, and landscaping market.

The Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association, also known as Turkish Flowers, has engaged the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and media partner FloraCulture International (FCI) to identify, screen and arrange meetings with potential partners for each of the twelve attending growers/exporters from Turkey.

This event is for entrepreneurs from the Netherlands and Germany with an interest in Turkey’s ornamentals. Among the attendees are breeders, growers, young plant suppliers, exporters, importers, landscapers, plant retailers, wholesalers and two  horticultural suppliers.

Ultimately, the goal of the one-to-one meetings is to help horticultural entrepreneurs generate new sales for their company by exploring the Turkish market and gaining market insights.

With the inaugural Turkey-Netherlands-Germany Ornamental Horticulture Virtual Trade Mission, Turkey puts itself forward as a horticultural  powerhouse with world-class, high-quality, sustainable flowers and plants, a benign climate and good soil, counter-seasonal supply opportunities, a young, skilled and dynamic workforce and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Today, Turkish ornamentals producers export a ‘beautiful bouquet with mixed colours’ including fresh cut flowers, potted plants, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs worldwide. They are happy to grow this business in the Netherlands and Germany.

Turkish Flowers is the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of Turkish flower and plant exporters.

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