The Horti Fair 2013 will not take place in Aalsmeer, despite announcements last year by the fair organization. According to the Horti Fair organization it is not possible to realize a  fair in combination with FloraHolland.   While developing the plans, Horti Fair found there were too many financial and operational objections, making a successful organization of the Horti Fair in 2013 together with the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer impossible to realise.

After the joint organisation of the Horti Fair and the FloraHolland Trade Fair had come in for positive reactions initially, the fact that part of the fair would be accommodated at a big tent met with growing criticism. All in all, this made the Horti Fair management decide against the idea of the international trade fair taking place at the Flora Holland site in Aalsmeer. The management regrets the impossibility of organizing the 2013 fair in collaboration with FloraHolland for the reasons mentioned above. The Horti Fair will be considering how its objective can still be met successfully, which is and will remain unchanged: strengthening and extending the Dutch and international position of the horticultural sector.

On March 22nd about fifty representatives of suppliers for horticultural industry will come together to discuss the possibilities for a new fair in the Amsterdam RAI. The RAI is the place where until last year the Horti Fair was held.

Last year the Horti Fair decided hold the 2013 editon in Aalsmeer. But yesterday suddenly this decision was cancelled. In the same time the RAI has been approached by a number of Horti Fair exhibitors who are not happy with the new location in Aalsmeer. They want a better presentation. One of the issues about Aalsmeer is that part the fair willbe held in a big tent, which some believe is not a good location. According to the RAI, the relationship with the Horti Fair is still good and it doesn’t exclude a new cooperation.

Source: Horti Fair / Hortibiz