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GreenTech Summit’s theme revealed!

GreenTech will open its doors for the fourth time at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, and this year from 11 – 13 June. The theme of the Summit will be: ‘Autonomous technology – a formula to accelerate business, professional horticulture beyond the green thumb’. The summit will be on 12 June, the second day of the trade show. The trade show is a must visit for all horticulture and other indoor growing professionals worldwide and presents the latest innovations in the rapidly evolving industry. 95% of all the available exhibition space has been booked. This shows the immense interest of connecting with professionals and sharing knowledge about the horticulture technology.

What to expect at GreenTech 2019: Extensive knowledge programme
Visitors to GreenTech will have the opportunity to meet at least 470 exhibitors. Among these exhibitors are all the mayor greenhouse builders including the Dutch market leaders and innovators, the front runners in the horticulture technology sector and some of the biggest seed companies. Besides that we have 4 dedicated pavilions in Vertical/ Indoor Growing, Precision Horticulture, Medicinal Cannabis and Organic. In these pavilions the providers of the latest technological solutions, for these sectors, come together.
At GreenTech you can find a wide variety of growers in vegetables, fruit & flowers, horticulture investors and governments from all over the world. This year we will have 3 theatres: ‘Food & Flowers in Greenhouses’, ‘Climate, Water and Energy’, and ‘Trends and Innovations’, where more than 80 sessions will be organised on what’s happening in the world of horticulture.

Special attention at this year’s edition
This year’s edition will focus on artificial intelligence and autonomous technology for greenhouses. Special attention will be given to organic, indoor farming and to growing media (substrates, peat, etc.). This year will also feature an area for medicinal cannabis farming. Next to that it will be possible to visit world’s leading vegetables and seed breeders in their own demonstration areas in close distance to Amsterdam. Also pot and bedding plant breeders will show their newest varieties during the FlowerTrials, which will run parallel to GreenTech 2019.

GreenTech Summit 2019 theme
Mariska Dreschler, Director Horticulture of RAI Amsterdam: “There is a big demand for successful horticultural entrepreneurs, but this line of business is unfortunately still very scarce. Horticulture is dependent on location, infrastructure, specialist skills, ‘green fingers’ (the green thumb) and the availability of labor. Developments in autonomous technology create opportunities to reduce dependencies in horticulture and increase flexibility in the industry. Therefor we have chosen for this theme: ‘Autonomous technology – a formula to accelerate business, professional horticulture beyond the green thumb’.“
During the GreenTech Summit 2019 on 12 June (afternoon/evening), industry leaders will get insights into current and future developments in autonomous green technology and a status update on progress towards the greenhouse of the future. These leaders will have the opportunity to be inspired by the shipping industry that faces challenges that are similar to their own, but are different from their visions and perspectives.
More information on attending the GreenTech Summit 2019 will be shared with pre-registered visitors.

The GreenTech Innovation Awards
GreenTech has asked the industry to share their latest innovations. Every entry will then be assessed by an expert jury. The winners in 4 categories (Innovation, Sustainability, Impact and Concept) will be announced during the official opening of GreenTech, Tuesday 11 June.

Free registration for GreenTech until 3 June
Visitors can register free of charge until 3 June on After 3 June the online registration fee will be €40 including VAT per person, and €70 including VAT at the entrance desk.

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 current issues growers face. All Dutch front runners, greenhouse builders and suppliers are present.
Last year a total of 10,465 professionals from 112 countries visited GreenTech. More than half the visitors came from outside the Netherlands and the number of multinational companies increased. More information via or follow

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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
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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