VII International exhibition of floriculture and green industry “AstanaFloraExpo-2016” had been held in the metropolitan exhibition centre “Korme” from April 13 to April 15, 2016.

Organizers of the exhibition were Astana-Expo KS Exhibition Company, GreenExpo 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.

 AstanaFloraExpo is the only international exhibition held on a regular basis not only in Kazakhstan, but in all Central Asia.

It unites professionals of green sector, flower industry, landscaping, amenity planting, landscape architecture, floristics and design.

Famous brands from Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Columbia, Russia, Turkey and Ecuador are taking part in the exhibition alongside with local manufacturers. Among them, there are the largest suppliers of cut flowers, garden centers, enterprises involved in areas landscaping and gardening, nurseries, landscape design and architectural companies, floristry and decorative design studios.

Expositions of such domestic manufacturers, being active market participants, as Kaz-Flor Astana, Green Land, Zhasulan Flora, Nicole, Lady Fleur, Euroflora Garden Center, Ulytau Flora agricultural production cooperative, Lesnoe nursery, Zhasyl Orman and many others attracted a lot of attention.

For the very first time, SADY ROSSII (GARDENS OF RUSSIA) Research and Development Association, the largest supplier of seeds and planting material for vegetables, fruit and berries, flowers, and ornamental crops, participated in the exhibition.

Colourful expositions of natural flowers was presented by Columbian, Ecuadorian and Kenyan companies.

Florists and designers have particularly estimated floristic shows of Deliflor Chrysanten company (the Netherlands), a sponsor of the exhibition, that were given at the first days of the exhibition (April 13-14).

The exhibition was accompanied by an extensive business program. II Research and Practice Conference “Current trends in gardening and nurseries operation” is particularly topical for the specialists. It is held in cooperation with the Association of Forestry and Wood Processing Organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Zhasyl Orman” and the Association of Planting Materials Manufacturers of Russia.

The Conference brought together for discussion more than 100 representatives of green industry from Kazakhstan and Russia: heads and specialists of nurseries and garden centers, municipal landscaping organizations and housing and utility services enterprises, national nature parks and forestries, representatives of design and construction organizations, landscaping companies and educational institutions.

The conference program included 4 blocks of reports: “Nursery operation in Kazakhstan and Russia: innovations and import phase-out; “Plants growing technologies”; “Current trends in landscaping”; “Plants protection”.

The specialists have duly appreciated interesting reports from speakers, among whom were: Sarsekova Dani Nurgisayevna, Doctor of Agricultural Science, Corresponding Member of the RAS; Sedov Andrey Yevgenyevich, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Planting Materials Manufacturers of Russia; Seraya Lidiya Georgiyevna, Scientific Assistant of Plant Protection Department of the Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and the 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 Ivanovna, Head of Landscape Gardening Department of  the nursery “Sadko” Gardening Company LLC, lecturer of Moscow Architectural Institute, Olivier Damée, a French landscape architect.

Thematic expansion of the exhibition was promoted by conducting of two new related projects within its frameworks – the Exhibition of Cottage Construction “Village” and the Exhibition of Interior Design “Astana Interior Design”.

The exhibition was attended by heads of major Kazakhstani companies involved in flower cultivation and landscaping, owners of the largest store chains and hotels of the capital city, famous architects, designers and media persons of Astana, as well as specialists from Armenia, Belarus, Germany, the Netherlands, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Ecuador.

Surely, AstanaFloraExpo-2016 Exhibition is the main event of the year in lives of landscape architects and flower gardeners of the Republic. It is a successful business platform for professionals and a bright event in life of the new capital of Kazakhstan that will held EXPO-2017.

Astana Expo KS Exhibition Company