The most striking innovations at the Horti Fair not only have a chance of winning the Innovation Award this year. They also compete for the Press Award, which is being presented for the second time. The prize ceremony will be held in the Amsterdam RAI on the morning of Tuesday 30 October and exhibitors who want to compete must ensure that the new products they are introducing at the fair are registered before Monday 17 September.
“The Horti Fair is the biggest international trade show for Technology, Innovation and Inspiration in Horticulture,” says its director Frans-Peter Dechering. “It is the trade fair with the most innovations in the fields of plant breeding, greenhouse technology and cultivation technique.” The Horti Fair is taking place in the Amsterdam RAI from 30 October to 2 November inclusive. The new products that have won the Innovation Award and the Press Award will be announced on the morning of Tuesday 30 October.
The Press Award was introduced last year and is conferred by a jury of representatives of the press from major horticultural titles in the Netherlands and elsewhere: Erik Titulaer from KAS, Ad van Gaalen from Glastuinbouwtechniek, Fabian Brockotter from Groenten en Fruit, Henk van Esch from Onder Glas and Peter Voskuil from the Bloemenkrant, in addition to the international jury members Heinrich Dressler from the German GB Das Magazin für Zierpflanzenbau, Linda Kaluzny-Pinon from the French Culture Legumière and Steven Vale from British journal the Commercial Greenhouse Grower.
All exhibitors who register the new products they are launching at the trade fair before Monday 17 September compete free of charge for the prestigious Innovation Award and Press Award. A jury of experts decides which innovations are the most striking and are being nominated for the Innovation Award. The reasons may be technical or environmental progress, or increased profitability, but may also include aspects like ergonomics, sustainability, economic importance and range expansion. The nominees will be announced at the beginning of October.