Inspiring NVHBP trip to Vietnam

The NVHBP team had a successfull and inspiring trip to Vietnam from 24 February to 28 February.

Fokke Kracht – Van der Valk Horti Systems and Pieter van Berchum – Gakon joined the trade mission  to Dalat organised by the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam on Monday 24 February. The Lam Dong province is interesting for Dutch businesses due to its recent developments in high-tech agriculture and its higher-altitude location, it can provide high-class vegetable and flower production of sub-tropical origins.

Mr. Henk van Eijk, Ms. Mirjam Boekestijn – Kenlog and Ms. Mai Thi Hong – Thien Dieu Company had a very successfull kick-off meeting with Shinec and its stakeholders for the Feasibility Study project at Nam Cau Kien Industrial Park on Monday 24 February.

Tuesday 25 February and Wednesday 26 February was filled with meetings with potential new members of the platform as well as with existing members. VNUA hosted the meeting of the current members where they were updated about the activities and plans for 2020 as well as having a vibrant discussion between the members.

Besides, Gakon, Ridder Group, KP Holland, Pho Hien Machinery, Thien Dieu Company and NVHBP were present at the HortEx – the 3rd International Exhibition & Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam – taking place from 26 February to 28 February. The platform was presented during the seminars at this exhibition and meetings with current members were hosted in our booth. Next to that, a seminar about the importance of quality when exporting was given by Ms. Mirjam Boekestijn of Kenlog – several topics such as post-harvest management, hygiene and quality management systems were highlighted in this presentation. As well Mr. Jan Hogewooning of Ridder Group had an interesting presentation about making step by step improvements in the greenhouse in order to increase productivity, quality and sustainability of the produce.