Join the CHA at Gro South for information on export opportunities at IPM Essen

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CHA-Colour-Logo-with-textBRASTED, UK: The Commercial Horticultural AssociationCHA is inviting British companies interested in exploring export opportunities to join us on stand S1 at Gro South, to find out about potential grant funding and exciting initiatives during 2017.

In particular the association will be inviting interested companies to exhibit on its dedicated British pavilions at IPM Essen, Germany (24-27 January 2017).

The international trade fair for plants (IPM ESSEN) is the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture.  It is the only specialist trade fair of its kind to cover the entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, floristry, garden features, and the point of sale. No other plant fair offers trade visitors such a comprehensive market overview and so many multifaceted novelties. 1,587 exhibitors from 49 nations and over 57,000 visitors from 103 countries attended in 2016.

As an Accredited Trade Organisation and Trade Challenge Partner with the government department for export and investment, the Commercial Horticultural Association will be organising a British group and has once again attracted funding under the government’s Tradeshow Access Programme, which allows eligible companies to receive grants of at least £1,000 towards exhibit costs.

This offers a valuable opportunity, particularly for new or inexperienced exporters taking their first steps into international markets.  Participation as part of the British pavilions offers a modest-cost and fully supported presence which could otherwise be beyond the resources of companies new to export or wishing to simply explore the market opportunities.

Further information on the British group participation can be obtained by calling Theresa Swann on + 44 (0) 1959 565 995 or for more information on the show go to

CHA has secured government grant support on behalf of its members and the industry at other industry leading events. Eligible exhibitors may be able to reclaim between £1,000 and £2,000 (grant level varies according to market) against their costs of exhibiting under the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).  One of these is Fruit Logistica, Berlin, 8-10 February 2017, the leading world event which attracts both growers and wholesalers.  It offers the sectors connected to the fresh fruit and vegetable business an ideal opportunity to present their products to a truly international audience.

We hope to see you at Gro South on stand S1. Further details about CHA’s business services and export initiatives and how you can join to benefit can also be obtained from or or by ringing +44 (0) 1959 565 995.

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