World Floral Expo returns to Big Apple
March 29, 2012, New York — The city finally got its flower show back,
which it lost after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre.
March 29, 2012, New York — The city finally got its flower show back, which it lost after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre.
The World Floral Expo made a successful comeback to New York after an absence of 10 years. The show was heartily welcomed by the flower trade across North America.
In addition to registrants from 20 or so states, many Canadian traders were present, as were buyers from overseas, including Germany and the Netherlands. The number of registered buyers tripled compared to last year’s expo held in Miami, from 405 to 1267.
Event and wedding planners, small retail florists, importers, wholesalers and even some big box retailers attended the three-day trade show.
More than 100 companies exhibited from over 15 countries.
The Boerma Institute from Holland presented live flower demonstrations, showing the latest trends in flower designing. These sessions attracted large audiences and turned out to be a valuable addition to the trade show.