Selection of projects

 

2002
  • Analysis and Business Plan Internationalization of the Agri- and Horticultural Trade Fairs of Amsterdam RAI (exhibition organizers)*
  • Incoming Trade Mission El Salvador*
  • Various horticultural Business reports for RaiVision, part of Amsterdam RAI*
2003
  • Subsidy application for Technological Co-operation for the Project “Floating Greenhouses” (granted)*
  • PESP-study for project development of a multi-hectare horticultural industrial Agro Park in Mexico, including an extended marketing plan, a full plan for the exchange of technology by means of a Center for Technology Transfer, a financial and cost assessment for the production location. Carried out for the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture SAGARPA, co-financed by the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague

 

  • Assessment of the Honduran foliage plants industry commissioned by World Bank/IFC*
2004
  • Support of the Project Floating Greenhouse resulting in the demonstration project Floating Greenhouse at FloraHolland Flower Auction in Naaldwijk, Netherlands.
  • Key note speaker at the 1st Foro Global Agroalimentario, organized by the Consejo Nacional Agropecuario in Mexico City.
  • Initiation and organization of a study trip to Mexico for the President of the Board of Flower Auction Aalsmeer and a staff member.
2004, 2005
  • Multi-year projects for the Flower Council of Holland (Bloemenbureau Holland): international trade promotion for the professional floriculture industry, organization of business meetings and matchmaking sessions in Japan, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom and China, organization of special programs for support of ¬†journalists from horticulture trade magazines.

2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • speaker at the annual Convention organized by the Consejo Mexicano de la Flor.
2006
  • Export promotion project commissioned by the European Union and the Flower Council of Holland in China, Japan, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, USA and Canada. Series of trade fair participation, seminars and industry trade letters.

 

2007
  • Export promotion project commissioned by the European Union and the Flower Council of Holland in China, Japan, Turkey, Serbia, Russia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, USA and Canada. Series of trade fair participation, seminars and industry trade letters.

 

  • Market study for the Brazilian organization of ornamental producers.
  • Sector survey of the ornamental horticultural industry in Mexico for the ministry of Agriculture in The Hague.

 

  • EU-subsidy applications for Dutch promotion organization International Flower Bulb Centre IBC (granted) for the promotion of bulb flowers in Scandinavia.
2008 – 2009
  • Export promotion project commissioned by the European Union and the Flower Council of Holland in China, Japan, Egypt, Turkey, Serbia, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia. Series of trade fair participation, seminars and industry trade letters.

 

  • EU-subsidy applications for Dutch promotion organization International Flower Bulb Centre IBC (granted) for the promotion of bulb flowers in Scandinavia.
  • Subsidy application at Dutch Product Board for the Fair Flowers Fair Plants project Phase 2 (granted)
  • Organization of congress on sustainable horticulture in Korea, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Food Quality (LNV).

 

  • Quick scan improvement of the central market place (flower auction) in Amman, Jordan.

 

  • Sector study of the floriculture industry in Egypt commissioned by the Egyptian Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC) and the Agricultural Export Council.

 

2010
  • Preparations (financing & organization) and support of the establishment of a flower auction in Egypt.
  • Participant in trade mission for sustainable horticulture to Tunisia.
  • Speaker at seminar Feria Habitat Verde, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
2011
  • Speaker at seminar FloraEgypt in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Speaker at seminar Feria Habitat Verde, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  • Several subsidy applications

*  As expert in a team or as subcontractor