Iraq counts to opening 2nd Iraq FlowerExpo

Posted On 14 Feb 2014
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tradeshow_iraq_flowerexpo2013ERBIL, Iraq: Iraq has started counting down to the opening 2nd Iraq FlowerExpo, which is set to open its doors between 26 February to 01 March 2014 in Erbil- Iraq. Iraq FlowerExpo is the sole trade fair that covers the entire horticultural supply chain from cut flowers to pot plants,  from seeds to trees and everything in between.

The expo aims at bringing together government officials, local horticulturists and international businessmen together and to promote the country’s ornamental horticulture and gardening industry.

Last year, the inaugural edition of Iraq FlowerExpo, welcomed 72 exhibitors from 9 countries including Iraq, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Syria, Holland, Canada, Lebanon and France filling in excess of 8,000sqm. According to event organiser ElanExpo, FlowerExpo, is now the country’s largest and most professional horticultural trade exhibition attracting 20,000 visitors.

The four-day event will be held at the Erbil International Fair Ground, which is centrally located in the heart of the city of Erbil, not far from the Sami Abdulrahman Park. The Erbil Convention Centre provides the city of Erbil with an exceptional venue for exhibitions, conferences and other special events. It offers combined (indoor and outdoor) event space of 47,000sqm.

Ideally located on the crossroads between the West and the East, Iraq is an important business hub which offers a strong blend of century-old trade traditions, strategic location and natural resources. In the restructuring period of 2012, $98.45 million investment was anticipated for foreign investments and for the next 10 years $200 billion is anticipated as well. All this makes Iraq attractive to investors. Developments especially in the construction sector; housing, school, hotel, administrative buildings are all coming with their exterior landscaping needs as well. As Iraq is not sufficient to meet of all the needs, the import of trees, shrubs and plants will play an increasingly important role during the country’s restructuring process.

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