Turkish Flowers Launches First Virtual Trade Mission

Turkish Flowers, the International Association for Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and media partner FloraCulture International (FCI) announce the first-ever virtual trade mission between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany. The free event happens between 9-11 March 2021, and it aims to open export markets, exchange ideas and products, and scale-up opportunities for the ornamentals sector and the broader horticultural industry across the three countries. Registration is now open at www.turkishflowersb2b.com

Ideally located on the crossroads between the West and the East, Turkey is a significant horticultural hub for a rapidly expanding cut flowers, plants, and landscaping market.

The Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association, also known as Turkish Flowers, has engaged AIPH and media partner FCI to identify, screen and arrange meetings with potential partners for each of the eleven attending growers/exporters from Turkey.

This event is for entrepreneurs from the Netherlands and Germany with interest in Turkey’s ornamentals. We welcome interest from breeders, growers, young plant suppliers, exporters, importers, landscapers, plant retailers, wholesalers, florists, and horticultural suppliers.

The virtual trade mission takes place between 9-11 March 2021 from 9am to 6pm CETDuring the virtual convention, the organisation team will facilitate meetings, ensuring the appointments run smoothly and securely. Registration and attendance at the virtual trade mission are free.

Ultimately, the goal of the one-to-one meetings is to expose German and Dutch buyers to new supply opportunities from Turkey.

With the inaugural Turkey-Netherlands-Germany Ornamental Horticulture Virtual Trade Mission, Turkey puts itself forward as a horticultural powerhouse with world-class, high-quality, sustainable flowers and plants, a benign climate and good soils, counter-seasonal supply opportunities, a young, skilled, and dynamic workforce, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Today, Turkish ornamentals producers export a ‘beautiful bouquet with mixed colours’ including fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs worldwide. They are seeking to grow this business in the Netherlands and Germany.

Eleven of Turkey’s most pioneering companies in ornamental horticulture sector will be ready to ‘meet’ online and discuss potential business opportunities with buyers in the Netherlands and Germany. If you are interested in purchasing cut flowers, tropical foliage plants, young plants, nursery stock products, grasses, or perennials, from Turkey, this is the best opportunity to talk.

Book your private one-to-one conversation in advance and meet the participants online at https://turkishflowersb2b.com/

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)
Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies, and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

FloraCulture International magazine (FCI)

FCI is a publication specific to the international floricultural industry. It is distributed directly to individuals and through FCI Partner Associations, (consisting mainly of growers, breeders, wholesalers, landscapers, and some retail), on a bi-monthly basis from the Americas to Australasia in both printed and digital forms. FCI has long been a valuable source of news and information for growers around the world.

Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association (Turkish Flowers)

The Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Union – also known as Turkish Flowers – is Turkey’s sole exporters union defending the interest of all ornamental plant exporters. The Union operates under the flag of the Central Anatolian Exporters Union (www.oaib.org.tr), in Ankara. Founded in 1999, the Union has more than 500 members. Its purpose is to represent and support the Turkish ornamental plants sector, to achieve sustainable and competitive development in exports.