Kenya held the 7th international flower trade expo-IFTEX held at Oshwal and Religious Centre, Westlands Nairobi. The occasion opened doors to over 6000 delegates for the show of the International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX), a fair that seeks to connect international buyers with local flower growers.
Delegates were drawn from over 60 countries that Kenya exports flowers to. This year’s version of Kenya’s flower and fresh produce exhibition IFTEX extended its products profile by adding fresh produce through the presentation of a new trade fair that will be held concurrently with IFTEX.
Kenya’s floret and agricultural industry eyes higher forecasts since more than 270 exhibitors and hundreds of buyers signed up for the exhibition in Nairobi. The exposition that has grown to a regional trade fair was opened by Principal Secretary State Department for Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo. The Trade PS told flower and vegetable growers that the government would facilitate contracts with economic federations and states.
In reference to PS Kiptoo, Kenya is holding negotiations with several countries to urge them buy her flowers. The nation has signed the economic partnership agreement, which eases up 100 per cent trade with the European Union and 82 per cent trade with African countries.
Fresh Produce Africa fair will be a podium for the fresh vegetables and fruits subdivision in the continent. It is absolutely new for two reasons that at no occasion before a trade fair with this profile has been organized in Africa and before this concept has been executed in Africa, a perception where international buyers are being summoned to the continent where the product is being grown, as it is tradition that producers go to the nations where the product is being sold, bestowing to the coordinators.