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.

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 CET. During 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.