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GreenTech Amsterdam concludes spectacular third edition

GreenTech 2018 was a successful event covering three days packed with energy, business and knowledge-sharing. Exhibitors were enthusiastic about the larger numbers of decision makers and international visitors. GreenTech kicked off with a highly valued GreenTech Summit. Visitors from across the globe came to hear about and discuss the ‘Insights for the Next Decade’. This was followed by three days of the GreenTech Trade Fair. This edition of the show had 477 exhibitors, 20% more exhibition space than 2016 and an increase of 8% in the number of visitors. It is the ultimate international horticulture hub. GreenTech was organised by RAI Amsterdam and took place from 12 to 14 June 2018.

More international
A total of 10,465 professionals from 112 countries visited the show over three days. More than half the visitors came from outside the Netherlands and the number of multinationals that attended also increased. Top 3 climbers: Belgium, Japan and Canada.

What the visitors said about GreenTech
“An introduction to the rapid innovation which is essential for a successful company”, “Fascinating, full of technological innovations, safety and comfort for the participants”, “Greentech was great for thought-provoking exhibits and interesting discussions with industry colleagues worldwide.”

GreenTech Innovation Awards
The best innovations at GreenTech were awarded. The winners were: Autostix – Visser Horti Systems (GreenTech Innovation Award), Poseidon Sodium Extractor – Van der Ende Groep (GreenTech Sustainability Award), Priva Academy – Priva Horticulture BV (GreenTech Impact Award) and IRIS! Scoutrobot – Metazet-FormFlex, Micothon & Ecoation (GreenTech Concept Award).

GreenTech Summit
On 11 June GreenTech presented 292 horticulture decision makers and investors with an extensive programme on the ‘Insights for the Next Decade’ on how to keep their business model future-proof. Those who attended awarded the summit a score of 8.7.
As Steven Newell (member of the GreenTech Summit Committee and CEO of Windset Farms) explained, “The Summit provided international operating growers and investors with thought-provoking modern horticulture ideas and concepts for the future and details on what lies ahead for the industry.”

Cooperation between AVAG and GreenTech expanded
During the trade fair AVAG and RAI reinforced their continued cooperation. AVAG, which is the sector and knowledge organisation, represents all market leaders and innovators in Dutch greenhouse technology and is regarded around the world as the Formula 1 in the sector. AVAG has become the main partner of GreenTech.

Yearly from now on
From now on GreenTech is going to be an annual show. The next edition is to be held on 11 – 13 June 2019.
As Harm Maters (AVAG) explains, “The Greenhouse technology market is booming worldwide. That is why a robust trade fair is needed in the Netherlands as a marketing instrument for the entire (inter)national horticultural sector. An annual event where business, knowledge and social trends are discussed and practical examples are highlighted! The DNA of the worldwide horticultural sector consists primarily of meetings, exchanges and trade.”

About GreenTech
GreenTech is the global meeting place for all horticultural technology professionals. GreenTech focuses on the early stages of the horticultural chain and the contemporary issues growers face. GreenTech Amsterdam – organised by RAI Amsterdam at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre – is going to take place from 11 – 13 June 2019.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
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