Blossoming in Africa

DSV showcases perishable transport capabilities at the annual International Flower Trade Expo in Kenya

International Flower Trade Expo in Kenya

Earlier this year, DSV exhibited our perishable goods capabilities at the 2014 International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) in Nairobi, Kenya. In a country that supplies over 40% of flowers sold in Europe, the show provided a perfect platform for growers, buyers and service providers, including logistic and transport companies like DSV, to share industry knowledge and discuss latest trends.

The show has been labeled the leading flower trade show in the world and has an incredible growth record: this year’s event was three times larger than last year’s. It was an event solely for business professionals, allowing opportunity for serious stand contact and discussions. Our stand was manned by our team in Nairobi with support from DSV in the UK.

IFTEX Expo Kenya 2014 at a glance

•    10,000m2 of exhibition space
•    187 exhibitors
•    3251 visitors including growers, buyers, service providers and government representatives
•    54 different countries represented by overseas buyers

Handling perishable goods with care

Our specialised perishable goods service received a lot of attention at the event. The service covers a full range of perishable products, from food and flowers to pharmaceuticals and drinks. DSV experts around the world ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained throughout the journey, with enhanced visibility and shipment monitoring via our intelligent IT solutions.

All perishable products require extreme care when transported around the world. And cut flowers are especially vulnerable. That is why we like to visit events like this; to get a better understanding of our customers’ needs and adapt our service accordingly

Michael Carstensen, Vice President Africa Development, DSV

Part of an international industry

Similar events are held every year in Aalsmeer Holland, Moscow, Miami and Chicago, making the expo in Kenya part of some of the greatest shows in the flower industry.

Contact us to learn more about our custom-made solutions for your perishable goods