• Welcome to the HortiContact Tour 2019!


Schedule

Practical day

On Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 2019, the two-day excursion will visit multiple nurseries and research centres, and introduce international growers to the latest developments in Dutch horticulture. The programme includes a Practical Day and a Seminar & Exhibition Day.

On the first HortiContact Tour day (19 February 2019), participants will be visiting several growing and research facilities.

Free participation

The HortiContact Tour is being arranged through a cooperation of the HortiContact exhibition organisation (hosted from Tuesday 19 until Thursday 21 February 2019 at Evenementenhal Gorinchem), Uniglobe Westland Business Travel, and In Greenhouses magazine. Through support from multiple sponsors, participation in the HortiContact Tour is free of charge. Growers from abroad will need to arrange their own travelling and hotel stays. Participants can, however, make use of the organisation’s hotel and airport transfer arrangement.

Departure from Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam

Arrival at Marjoland Waddinxveen

VISIT TO ROSE GROWER MARJOLAND IN WADDINXVEEN

VISIT TO WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY & RESEARCH, BUSINESS UNIT GREENHOUSE HORTICULTURE IN BLEISWIJK

VISIT TO DELPHY IMPROVEMENT CENTRE IN BLEISWIJK INCLUDING LUNCH

VISIT TO ANTHURA, BREEDER AND PROPAGATION OF ORchID AND ANTHURIUM IN BLEISWIJK

VISIT TO PEPPER GROWER OOSTLAND COMPANY IN BERKEL EN RODENRIJS

DEPARTURE TO HOTEL CITIZENM ROTTERDAM

ARRIVAL AT HOTEL CITIZENM ROTTERDAM

Seminar & exhibition day

The second day will be at Evenementenhal Gorinchem, 35 kilometres from Rotterdam. At HortiContact’s exhibition premises, researchers from Wageningen University & Research will give captivating presentations.

Departure from Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam

The Second HortiContact Tour Excursion Day

Arrival at Evenementenhal Gorinchem

LECTURE ABOUT ‘diffuse light and glass'

by Dr. Silke Hemming, Head scientific research team Greenhouse Technology at Wageningen University & Research

LECTURE ABOUT ‘robotics and precision greenhouse horticulture'

by Mr. Erik Pekkeriet, Senior Business Development Manager Agro Food Robotics at Wageningen University & Research

LECTURE ABOUT ‘Next generation growing'

by Mr. Feije de Zwart, Researcher Greenhouse climate and Energy at Wageningen University & Research

Lecture about 'Water and emission'

by Mr. Jim van Ruijven, Scientific Researcher Water Technology & Emission at Wageningen University & Research

LUNCH, OFFERED BY EVENEMENTENHAL

EXHIBITION VISIT: HORTICONTACT GORINCHEM

including food and drinks

DEPARTURE TO HOTEL CITIZENM ROTTERDAM

ARRIVAL AT HOTEL CITIZENM ROTTERDAM

About

On Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 2019 international growers will have the opportunity to join the HortiContact Tour and see first-hand the latest developments in Dutch greenhouses. 

This two-day excursion is being arranged by Uniglobe Westland Business Travel, In Greenhouses magazine and the organisers of the trade fair HortiContact (Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 February 2019 in Evenementenhal, Gorinchem). The programme broadly includes: visiting leading companies (specialised in cut flowers, pot plants and greenhouse vegetables), presentations by researchers and lecturers at renowned knowledge institutes and, of course, a visit to the trade fair, HortiContact. 

Free of charge
Thanks to the support from various sponsors participation in the HortiContact Tour is free of charge.

Accomodation
International growers will need to arrange and pay for their own trip to the Netherlands and accommodation. However, participants can take advantage of hotel discounts and airport transfers arranged by the organisers. Transport during the two-day excursion will take place via coach. Don’t wait too long to sign up because the number of places is limited. 

Please note: Suppliers, students and consultants are not admitted on the bus, likewise Dutch growers who are working in the Netherlands for a Dutch business.

More details on the exhibition HortiContact can be found on:
www.horticontact.com

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Location

Evenementenhal Gorinchem The Netherlands

Franklinweg 2, 4207 HZ Gorinchem

Contact

Questions about Bookings/Travel Accomodation 


Jelle Tetteroo

Telephone: +31 (0) 174 219 248

E-mail: jelle@uniglobewestland.nl

Questions regarding HortiContact


Ramon Schlepers

Telephone: +31 (0) 523 289 822

E-mail: ramon.schlepers@easyfairs.com

Initiators



The Netherlands is a nation home to globally distinguished horticulture product innovations and a leading exhibition in greenhouse tech: HortiContact. In three days, it welcomes approximately 500 exhibitors. It is the largest and best rated meeting place in the Netherlands for greenhouse horticulture professionals.


The international edition of the Dutch trade journal ‘Onder Glas’. Through the quality and impartiality of the articles, the in- depth content is also of great interest to greenhouse growers in other parts of the world. In Greenhouses focuses on cultivation and cultivation techniques.


Uniglobe Westland Business Travel is working globally to serve you locally across more than 60 countries, UNIGLOBE leverages current technologies and preferred vendor pricing to save you time and money on business travel. We deliver results and experiences that go beyond expectations.