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The best Flower Trade Show opens for business in Colombia

5 Proflora Hero ShotIt’s either 15 or 30 years old depending on how you look at it but one thing is for sure; since it first launched back in 1991 Proflora – held every two years - has been THE show for the Americas when it comes to showcasing the very best the flower industry has to offer.

Held in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia and home to many of the top Colombian growers, the 2019 show is now almost sold out with more than 300 companies from 16 countries around the world displaying their products, 76% of the stands dedicated to the most amazing displays of flowers and foliage.2 ProfloraFrom the gigantic to the teeny tiny, flowers are THE focus at Proflora

Based in the purpose built Corferias exhibition centre, not only will the huge exhibition ooze ideas and new products but create the perfect network opportunities for buyers and suppliers with a host of events and sessions designed to encourage and develop international trade around the globe.

4 ProfloraProflora 2017 proved THE place to be if you wanted to network ... make sure you are there in October 2019

Even more importantly the event allows Colombia to showcase their excellent eco and sustainability credentials. Not just through presentations and displays from Florverde, the world renowned environmental programme founded by Colombia’s leading trade association for growers, Asocolflores but many farm visits so that buyers can see first hand the place their flowers are grown and buy with confidence.

1 Proflora Men and women workingFor thousands upon thousands of Colombian men and women florists who buy their flowers give them a quality life

And best of all it gives you the chance to visit an amazing and oh so safe country that has, since it sent its first flowers into Europe over 50 year ago, not just consistently provided the world with some of the most amazing blooms but created job opportunities for women, education for a generation of young people, homes and security for families and a sense of purpose to hundreds of thousands of workers.

Add in reliable, consistent and highly efficient supply chains, a constant attention to the planet and its protection and a passion to supply the very best flowers and it’s easy to see why Colombia still holds the premier position when it comes to flower supply.

3 ProfloraEditor of The Florist, Caroline Marshall-Foster, with just a few of the people she met at Proflora 2017. Top row: Joey from Alexandra Farms, David Austin, Martin Vered of FleuraMetz.  Bottom row:  Neville Mckay, one of Canada's top florists, The Danziger team and Augusto Solano of Asocolflores. 

Specifically aimed at volume buyers a visit to Proflora is a must do at least once and runs 1st – 4th October so perfectly timed for the busy season ahead. For more information and to register visit www.proflora.org.co or email Proflora Co-ordinator Andrea Granados at agranados@asocolflores.org.

Proflora at a Glance

Over 300 exhibitors with 76% dedicated to flowers.
The largest diversity and quality of flowers from around the world.
A full focus on companies who ensure sustainability in economic, social and environmental terms.
The whole flower chain under one roof.
Plenty of networking opportunities with key players from the global flower industry.
Flower farm tours to see in first hand where and how Colombian flowers are grown.

Programme

Tuesday, October 1        7:00 am - 5:30 pm          Flower farms visits for international buyers

Wednesday, October 2  11:00 am - 12:30 pm      Opening ceremony Show open till 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 3       10:00 am - 7:00 pm        Show opens

Friday, October 4            10:00 am - 4:30 pm        Show opens  5:00 pm - 2:00 am Closing Party (Invitation required)


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