VI International exhibition of flowers, landscape gardening and design “AstanaFloraExpo-2015” has been successfully held in the exhibition center “Korme” on April 22 – 24, 2015 Organizers – “Astana-Expo KS” Exhibition Company, “Green Expo” Exhibition Company (Russia, Moscow). Official support of the event was provided by the Forestry and Wildlife Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Astana city. Participants of the solemn opening ceremony held on April 22 were Nyssanbayev Yerlan, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Henry Drisser, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Sedov Andrey Yevgenievich, Chairman of APMM of Russia, Candidate of Agricultural Science, Director of the nursery “Sadko” Gardening Company LLC.
This year the exhibition was particularly honored for a highly topical program for specialists that brought together 3 main events of the green industry: Research and Practical Conference on landscaping and gardening of the “Association of planting materials manufacturers of Russia for Kazakhstan”, III Kazakhstan Open Championship on professional floristry “Altyn Gul” and demonstrations of foreign proficient florists. On the first day (April 22), the exhibition was commemorated by the first Research and Practice conference held in the Republic of Kazakhstan on the general subject “Association of planting materials manufacturers of Russia for Kazakhstan”. This conference gathered together main representatives of the green industry of Kazakhstan: managers and specialists of nurseries and garden centers, local greening organizations, and housing and public utilities organizations, national parks and forestries, representatives of designing and building organizations, landscape companies and educational institutions.
Specialists have duly appreciated interesting reports of the speakers, among which were: Sedov Andrey, Chairman of the Association, Seraya Lidiya, Scientific Assistant of Plant Protection Department of Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and Head of “Gartenburgh” Plant Protection Centre”, Nurzhan Mukhamadiev, Candidate of Biological Science, Head of Plants Protection and Quarantine Department of Kazakh Research Institute, Sedova Yelena, Head of Landscape Gardening Department of the nursery “Sadko” Gardening Company LLC, lecturer of Moscow Architectural Institute, Bolkhovitina Anna, landscape designer of “Green Land” LLP (Almaty). “Altyn Gul” Championship made this event especially bright. The subject of Championship was “Art Wedding”. Florists showed their skills in three categories: “Table for the couple” was decoration of the table for just married, “Art Wedding” was a gift bouquet and “Bridal Bouquet” was creating of uniquely designed bouquet and accessories for a bride. The Championship organizers were the Association of Florists of Kazakhstan and “Astana-Expo KS” Exhibition Company. Sponsors are “Dekker Chrysanten” (the Netherlands), “Deliflor Chrysanten” (the Netherlands), “Smithers-Oasis” (Germany).
Mastery of the competitors was judged by the Jury headed by Sergey Karpunin, Chairman of the International Florists Organization FLORINT, and foreign florists – Daniil Borisov (Russia) and Ruud Hazelaar (the Netherlands). Among six competitors the winner was Anastasiya Zhilyakova (Almaty). Creativity of bridal adornment in “Bridal Bouquet” category was also judged by the artistic Jury consisting of Inessa Gofman, Chief Editor of “IDEAS” magazine, and Tatyana Golubtsova, Chief Editor of “Vybiray” magazine, and the award has again been given to Anastasiya Zhilyakova. Florists and designers have especially appreciated master-classes given by the three most experienced proficient florists from Russia and the Netherlands. On April 22 and 23 the Dutch proficient florist Ruud Hazelaar conducting demonstration of “Deliflor Chrysanten” company, and Sergey Karpunin representing “Dekker Chrysanten” brand have given the benefit of their experience. On the third day of the exhibition (April 24) “Wedding Bouquet” joint gala-demonstration has been provided for specialists by Sergey Karpunin and Daniil Borisov. The exhibition was accompanied by ambitious business program. Experts in greening had an opportunity to visit interesting presentations and listen to reports on relevant topics. On April 23, Duet Architektura (Poland) conducted seminar “Technological peculiarities of greening of subsurface structures’ roofs and house-tops in different climatic zones”. Lidiya Seraya, Scientific Assistant of Moscow Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences, Head of “Gartenburgh” Plant Protection Centre” conducted the seminar on primary diagnostic of illnesses and ornamental plants blasts.
The expo was a great experience for Deliflor last week. We have spoken a lot of people involved with flowers and we learned really a lot about the demands and needs of the Florist in Kazakhstan. With this information we can make decisions for new varieties in future. Also the two demonstrations were great and gave us good feedback.
Stefan de Hoog , Deliflor Chrysanten, the Netherlands.
“AstanaFlorExpo” was good organized and sized flower expo for the flowers and plants market for Kazakhstan. The organization was very good. We have made new contacts for future business developing in Kazakhstan. Many thanks.
MEHMET MASMAS, SYAM, Turkey.
We are happy whit this exhibition and we make a lot of new contacts. We have good talks and I hope we do in the future business with this new contacts. And I hope we stay there the next year again.
Leen Weerheim, EasyFlora, the Netherlands.
The meeting of Kazakhstani florists with their foreign colleagues was held as a part of the exhibition. At the meeting specialists discussed not only narrowly professional matters, but also development of floristry in general. The exhibition of flowers, landscape gardening and design was held alongside with the exhibition of countryside construction and infrastructure development “Village-2015”, significantly raising the importance of both events and putting into practice a new concept of complex approach to improvement of urban areas and house land plots. In general, 114 companies represented their best products in “Korme” exhibition centre. Famous brands from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Poland, Russia, China, Belarus, Latvia, France and Ecuador took part in the exhibition alongside with local manufacturers. Among them, there were the largest suppliers of cut flowers, nurseries, companies involved in landscaping and gardening, landscape design, garden centers, ceramics manufacturers, wholesale flower companies, floristry and decorative design studios. Heads of large Kazakhstani companies involved in flower cultivation, greening and landscape design, owners of the largest chain stores, famous architects, designers and media persons of Astana and specialists from Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Ecuador, Central Asia and border areas of Russia visited the exhibition. Within three days, more than 6 000 people have visited the exhibition, the majority of them were professionals and specialists in this sphere. We look forward to seeing you at «AstanaFloraExpo-2016» exhibition!
“Astana Expo KS” Exhibition Company.