Horti Fair trade show downsizes

This year's Horti Fair trade show will cover 20 to 25 per cent less area at the Amsterdam RAI ground - a symptom of the woes afflicting the Dutch horticulture sector.

Horti Fair representative Hermen de Graaf said: "Some exhibitors who normally come are facing financial problems."

Around 10 Dutch glasshouse manufacturers will share a pavilion this year, he said, adding: "It is a trend now that participants leave it later to announce whether they will come and what they want."

This year the show, still the world's second-largest horticultural trade fair, will be divided into two main sections - Horti Tech and Horti Grow & Trade - rather than four, as in previous years. It takes place on 13-16 October.


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