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Green Grand Prix puts plants in the picture

The Green Grand Prix, which was launched during GrootGroenPlus 2022, is becoming increasingly more mature. The inspection was established not only to convince end users of the outward qualities of the plant, but especially of the delivered cultivation performance. GrootGroenPlus provides an ideal platform for this via the trade fair, which is taking place from 2-4 October 2024. This adds value for the grower and the industry as a whole, bringing the plant back into the spotlight, according to Frans van Wanrooij, board member of GrootGroenPlus.

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TRADE FAIR GROOTGROENPLUS 2024 AT THE SAME LOCATION

The 34th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus, which will be held on 2-4 October 2024, will once again take place at Treeport 402, located at the Business Centre Treeport (BCT). Last year, the trade fair took place at this site for the first time, and it is now clear that the fair will also be held at this location in 2024. The GrootGroenPlus facility will once again be fully demountable and assembled in its entirety along the main axis of the BCT. There is ample parking space and outdoor areas for showcasing machinery and installations.

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HortiFootprint Calculator fully FloriPEFCR-compliant summer 2024

Interest in the HortiFootprint Calculator continues to grow. We are therefore pleased to announce that by the third quarter of 2024, the HortiFootprint Calculator will be fully FloriPEFCR-compliant. The FloriPEFCR model is now ready and will start making accurate calculations using customer data. In the coming weeks, the model will be implemented in xhe own MPS environment. The HortiFootprint Calculator is an innovative software tool that measures the carbon footprint of horticultural production and helps growers make more sustainable choices.

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Anniversary Exhibition Keukenhof Turns 75

Keukenhof Flower Exhibition is holding a special anniversary exhibition to celebrate this famous flower park’s founding 75 years ago. The exhibition Keukenhof Turns 75 brings stories from the past to life with memorabilia, nostalgic items and video fragments. Visitors can learn what goes on behind the scenes at Keukenhof, from 1949 to the present day, and see what’s in store for the future.

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EUROFLORA 2025, BACK TO THE FUTURE

Euroflora: 58 years and counting (the first edition was held in 1966)! Euroflora is the only Italian plant and flower show among those recognised in Europe by AIPH – International Association of Horticultural Producers - in the category International Horticutural Show 2025. From 24 April to 4 May 2025, Genoa will once more be pervaded by its magic, says the organising Porto Antico di Genova Spa.

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MPS supports new direction of Royal FloraHolland: on the path to 100% certified ornamental horticulture

On 28 March, Royal FloraHolland announced that from 1 January 2026 the majority of members and suppliers of Royal FloraHolland will be certified in accordance with the requirements of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI basket of standards), working towards being fully FSI compliant in 2027. MPS supports this initiative as a key step in making the ornamental horticulture industry more sustainable.

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Spring Fair Aalsmeer 10 en 11 April

On 10 and 11 April 2024, Royal FloraHolland is organising the Spring Fair in Aalsmeer. The Spring Fair Aalsmeer is the trade fair of spring! Suppliers will present a diverse top assortment of garden plants and this year's trends. For buyers, it is the place to place orders for spring and summer. You are therefore cordially invited to attend.

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Keukenhof Concert, a journey through 75 years of music Wednesday 8 May

Celebrate Keukenhof’s 75th anniversary with us and go on a journey through 75 years of music with the Metropole Orkest jazz and pop orchestra. On the evening of Wednesday 8 May, the day before Ascension Day, the historical Keukenhof Estate and its thousands of tulips will provide an enchanting setting for a unique anniversary concert.