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From the Potting Shed....

Salon du Vegetal reaches 30 year milestone!

Salon du Vegetal reached its 30th Anniversary last month. We saw many visitors from around Europe at this prestigious event for the French horticultural sector. The impressive range of Phalaenopsis from Okidland caught the eye and we will report on this company in more detail shortly. Sarah Corselis is pictured on their stand. www.okidland.com

Strong turnout for Groen-Direkt Spring Fair! 

The annual Spring Plant Fair held at Hazerswoude, Boskoop took place on February 3/4. Many U.K. plant buyers continue to visit this event to analyse availability for the Spring season. This outstanding plant fair is held weekly (Tuesdays) from now until the end of June with more dates during the late summer and autumn calendar.

IPM Essen is still the bizz!

IPM Essen 2015 provided its usual extravaganza of plant material from around the globe!

Melinda Rijnbeek is pictured at this year's event.

Contact '15 will take some beating!

The bi-ennial HTA 'Contact' conference was held in January. This took place at the global HQ of JCB in Rocester. The event attracted many leading lights of the retail plant sector, as both speakers and delegates. The JCB tour of their impressive factory and 'museum' was the highlight of the two days. We can all be proud of this U.K. manufacturer whose global presence is quite staggering as they celebrate 70 years of trading this year. It will be a tricky choice of venue in 2017 for the HTA to match this!

Expo Tco moves to Summer slot

This annual trade event in Opheusden will be held in June for the first time this year. Previously held in October, this move will help to raise its identity within the busy event diary.  The date is confirmed as 24th and 25th June. (see news pages)

Outdoor Design & Build 2015

Dubai's development projects are set to reach $200bn over the next decade and attention is increasingly turning toward ensuring that these developments include appropriately designed and built outdoor space.

As the momentum increases towards Expo 2020 in Dubai, the Outdoor Design & Build event is being held in April for the third time. Their link to this level of expenditure on green construction projects is highlighted on our Middle East news pages.