Nikos Pardalis from Proto; the Greek company specialized in kiwifruit.
On the left is Leigh Green, Halls' marketing manager, on the right is Angelique Deveaux, commercial specialist for the French department. Halls is widely known for their avocados.
Zeus' executive manager Christina Manossis displaying their kiwifruit from Greece. 40% of their total production is going to the United Kingdom alone. About 20% of their kiwis are exported to the rest of Europe, with the remaining 40% going overseas to countries like China, the United States and Chile.
Tonie Fuchs is the managing director for Capespan Group ltd. They were promoting their newest variety Gems citrus from South Africa. He told us their season is looking good and had seen enough rain for health cultivation.
Yigit Gokyigit is Alanar's marketing Manager and was proud to present Turkey's figs along with the company's pomegranates.
Nikos Katsaloulis and Irini Mitrosili from Mitrosilis. The Greek company is in process of new investments in cooling rooms and packing. Their aim is to double their capacity and to be able to store more than 5.000 tons of Kiwi.
Fruit-Group's office manager Emilia Lewandowska, displaying various Polish apples and apple juice. They export their apples in big volumes to Germany, but also export to other countries in Europe, the Middle East, Egypt and India.
Tony Fisette is the managing director for Enzafruit New Zealand. He told us he had seen a big increase in visitors this edition of Fruit Attraction, but still appreciated the strength of the fair; time to connect with people without feeling rushed.
On the left are Mark and Yvonne Tweddle, owner and director of Jupiter Group. They are specialists in grapes, citrus, kiwi, topfruit and stonefruit and are based in the United Kingdom. They were attending to two visitors, but still made some time for a quick snap.
Mohamed Aouina from EasyFresh displaying pomegranates from Tunesia.
Merhaben Tayeb of Tasmid Industry. The Tunesian company is specialized in fertilizer.
Gytis Mikalkenas of Nord Organics. They were in Madrid to introduce their organic fertilizer, made from soil they discovered while scubadiving in a Nordic lake.
Magdalena Wrotek-Figarska from Jablka Grojeckie displaying their Polish apples and juices. They even created an energy drink made with their apples.
JP Barnard is the sales manager for Citricom. They were promoting their new citrus variety Valley Gold.
Cemil Kalfazade of Cekaform, promoting their plastic containers. As his photo was about to be taken, he managed to close a deal for a shipment of containers for mushrooms within a mere five minutes.
Monika Pluta, the sales director for Ewa-Bis. She was promoting their apples from Poland.
Pawel Myziak from Polish company EuroPapryka, they export all kinds of fruit and vegetables like peppers, onions and apples.
Agro Queens sales specialist Monika Szewczyk was in Madrid to promote their organic line of apples. They take pride in having good deals that help the growers; they buy and then export all produce regardless of imperfection or sizes.
Larton produces cardboard solutions to protect packaged goods, like (waterproof/locked/standard) edge protectors.
Armen Ipecki, representing Aktas Plastic Industry. They make plastic containers of all sizes to preserve a wide range of fruits.
Pavolos Kontogiannis of Med Fruit, presenting their kiwifruit. They export to Egypt,France, Holland, the UK and quite a few countries in Eastern Europe.
Esraa Assaf is the export manager for GB Farms. The Egyptian company cultivates mango, grapes and citrus that are exported to Europe and the Far East.
On the left is Marek Smuniewski and on the right is Antoni SKrajny. They displayed their mushrooms from Poland for Pieczarki Podlaskie.
Sheimaa Kaoud and Noha El Adawj on the Royal for International Trade Co. stand. They export citrus, peppers and grapes, mainly to Europe and Asia.
Esra Söyleyen, the marketing manager for Aksun. This Turkish company exports a variety of fruits like citrus, cherries and watermelons, but also vegetables likes onions, tomatoes and cucumber.
Tarek Fouad is Daltex' seed specialist. Daltex cultivates a lot of fruit, including but not limited to citrus, grapes, peppers and pomegranates.
Hatem el Shalma is the CEO of Egyptian Agriculture Services & Trade Company (EGAST). They export citrus, onions and potatoes among other fruits.
Dominika Koc (left), Andrzej Ciara (Middle) and Szymon Koc, promoting the various apples from their company Wil-Sad. Their apples are exported mostly to Europe.
Emad El din Ahmed and Nevine Karam, respresenting Evagro. The company is proud of their core values. Those are: honesty, fairness, respect, positive impact, passion for succes, and putting the customer first.
Georgio Kolios, general manager for Kolios, was at Fruit Attraction to promote his kiwifruit from Greece.
From left to right: Djara Cissé Sidibe, CEO Ousmane Sidibé and Aida Sidibe for SS Frigosud. They cultivate and export potatoes from Mali and offer cooling solutions for storing them.
Konstantinos Nikolitsas and his daughter Maria from Nikolitsas S.A., they export kiwifruit from Greece under the brand Froots Hellas.
Tonia Nikolaidou (left) and Lila Anastasiadou from Freskon, promoting their event Freskon Greece, that will take place from April 11 to 13.
Tzounopoulos Dimitrios, sales manager for ASEPOP Velventos. They cultivate kiwis, apples and peaches in Greece.
The stand of the Association of Imathia's Agricultural Cooperatives from Egypt.
PrzemysŁaw Byster presenting the Madeleine brand of Polish apples. They are also used to make apple juice, without adding anything else but pure juice from their apples.
Ewelina Witek on the left, representing Bialski Owoc; a Polish apple exporter.
Marcin Stasiak is the commercial director for Sun-Sad and was in Madrid with their apples from Poland. They mainly export the apples to the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain.
Emad Yacoub of Nivex Farms. They cultivate a variety of beans and export them from Egypt.
On the left is Khaled Shaker, the export manager for Green Egypt. On the right is Sherif Attia, Green Egypt's president. They export a variety of vegetables.
Ioannis Lamproulis for Oporello. This Greek company exports pomegranates, apples, kiwifruit and a variety of other fruits.
Second from the left is George Polichronopoulos, export manager for TEX, to his right are Christina Pappas and Claudia Mata. THey produce paper solutions for the safe transport of goods in both the industrial and agricultural sectors. They export their products mainly to Marocco, Serbia and Belgium.
From left to right: Vishal Mishra, Ritesh Sakhuja and Pablo Rojas. They represent Merci, an exporter from India.
Bianca Requenca representing Delassus Group from Marocco.
Clara Atienza representing the Mediterranean Exporters' Association from Turkey.
The middle two men are Dr. Mohamed Ajdid and Ibrahim Ali Salam, representing Egyptian citrus and grape exporter Alsabah for agricultural crops.
The stand for Nahdet Misr Co. They export Citrus, potatoes, grapes, onions, pomegranates and other stone fruits from Egypt.
On the left is Diana Ramirez, responsible for the international sales for the American company Farm Fresh. On the right is Carla Belandria Espinosa, responsible for the European and Middel Eastern sales. The company offered visitors a wide variety of tasty snacks, prepared with their sweet potatoes.
Greg en Kris for Fruits Starr. They came to madrid to promote their Polish Apples.
Konstantina Bouman of Greek Fruits, visiting the FreshPlaza/Primeur stand.
Sider Khiter from RedStar with Boubker Zahni from Les Domaines Export
The stand of Les Domaines Export, a Maroccon company specialized in Citrus.
Melanie Klett and Birgit Müller, representing Obst vom Bodensee
The Chiquita lady
Anja Schneider and Patricia Mello Borja.
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