Cutting the ribbon - Aldrik Gierveld, Director European Agriculture and Fisheries Policies and Food Security/Deputy Director General Agriculture and Nature, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague with Jim Prevor.
Simon Matthews and Robert Round at the Agricoat stand
Jim Prevor hosts the panel on 'Increasing consumption for the good of the nation'
Panel: Shawn Harris, CEO of Nature's Pride, Dick Spezzano, US consultant formerly vice president of produce and floral for The Vons Companies, Herman Peppelenbos of Wageningen UR, Sijas Akkerman, Consultant, former NGO Natuur & Milieu.
Martijn van Dam, Dutch Minister of Agriculture
The floor was busy in the morning, lots of interest in the delicious food on offer.
Matt Jones from UK company Reynolds was visiting the show.
Andreas Schindler, Don Limon and Tony Bruggink, IDH signing the covenant for SIFAV
Hide Ohnstad and Rune Flaem from Bama.
Amancio Cuesta from Costa, Australia - part of the Sun World Grape growers stand
Tom Harrington from Crypak, UK visiting the show.
Paul Seekins and Stuart Lane from Prophet popped in to say hello at the FreshPlaza stand.
Yvvone and Mark Tweddle from Jupiter.
Pat Flynn flying the flag for CHA.
Tommy Leighton, Managing Director of the London Produce Show with Vincent Dolan, Total Produce.
Mark O'Sullivan and Alessia Pilade at the Banabay stand. The company are looking to introduce new products to their offer early next year.
Murray Hillborne and Becky Hart were kept bust at the Marco stand. Marco now has its systems in over 30 countries around the world.
A variety of chefs did demonstrations throughout the day.
Ben Tanner from Fresh Produce Group, all the way from Australia as part of the Sun World Grape stand.
These guys added to the great atmosphere at the show, wandering around and serenading the crowd.
Steve Sandford was visiting the show from Fresh Pro Imports, UK.
Jagath Kumara, Tropiflora, Sri Lanka.
Haushara Wijesinghe from McCallum Nurseries, Sri Lanka.
Beetroot featured in many of the 'creations' during the show.
Samantha Lyster, Tommy Leighton and Jim Prevor
The Media Masterclass, Creative Chef, Jasper Udink ten Cate spoke about his alternative cook book. How to create a dish to get to the heart of a person.
AFG's own Gertrude Snoei talking to Jasper Udink ten Cate.
Richard Owen from PMA
Tom Robyn en Dan Kass from Wonderful Citrus
Jag Gill and Rolando Haches Sánchez from Robinson Fresh
Joseph Kozlak and David Sepic from C.H. Robinson
Scott Farms has got a single wrapped potato for the microwave
They also have a bag for the microwave
Kurt Callagher from U.S. Apple Export Council, Jim Allen from New York Apple Associtation and Iain Forbes
Maurizio Ventura from Sunworld shows a punnet of Scarlotta grapes from Albert Heijn
Josefina Mena from Moyca
Debjit Ghosh, Andreas Schindler, Mauro Garcia and Benjamin Fischer from Don Limón
"Meir Ben-Artzy and Eran Nadler from MOR promoting the medjoul dates and the "Bonbon"
Aldi Belgium uses the new bag from Schur Star Systems and stopped withthe shakers. With this packaging Aldi can transport 25% more product in a crate and plastic is reduced from 16 gram to 2.6 gram.
Steven Ceccarelli and Bobby Daughtry from Farm Fresh Produce promoting their year round availability of sweet potatoes. They can offer it in various packaging.
Wiekus Hellmann from the South African fruit exporter Green Marketing
Sonia Mollet of Vientosur, Hugo Vermeulen of CoolFresh and Maurice van der Lans of Lehmann & Troost
Shawn Harris of Nature's Pride
Ine Potting, Mission Produce, and Corne van de Klundert, Origin Fruit Direct.
Saskia Polak of Total Produce with the Dino Melon
Nautilus Organic was represented by Hein Wolff and Coert Lamers
State Secretary Martijn van Dam opened the fair
Peter van Rijn, Stoffels Tomaten, with Fred Kloen and Barry Raadschelders of OTC
Said Belhassan and Michiel van Zanten of Albert Heijn
Julian Arnts of Agrofair, that will also start working with sweet potatoes
Ger van Burik with Rob Smit and Paula de Winter of TOP Shallots
Eelke Westra and Rick van de Zedde of WUR
Andre Kaashoek of Best of Four in front of the GroentenFruit Huis/FVO greenhouse
Beside Andre also Dick van der Harst, RedStar, Diana van der Meer, Harvest House, and Anne Marie Borgdorff, Groenten Fruit Huis
Romke van Velden of Sorma had a look around the fair
Willem Schrijvershof and Hans Blaak of Schrijvershof
Wim van der Burgh of Rainbow International
Claas van Os of Levarht
Alex Boers and Fabienne Hagen of Haluco
New melon packaging of Levarht
Dirk van den Heuvel of HillFresh, which paid additional attention to kakis at the fair.
HAS students Hannah van Berge and Merel Maas made 'pancks' or small, vegetable pancakes. Because we need to eat more vegetables, but it also has to be fun and delicious!
Nic Jooste, Johan in't Veld, Mathieu Hirdes and Marina Espinosa of CoolFresh, which made out a case for the fair in Amsterdam
Antonio Oken of Opticool Freshlogistics, which was at the fair with the Agro Merchants Group. Pictured here with Danny and Joey Deen who had a fair close to home for once.
Municipality Rotterdam was also present to inspire visitors for the World Food Park: Nick van den Berg and Sharon Janmaat
The Grape Company from South Africa has a European sales office with the ADB Cool Company. Pictured: Jurgen Smith and Roland Dorlan
Alex Vos and Rob Banken of Banken Champignons also had a look at the fair
Gerard Buis and Gerrit Tijhof of Sismatec/Proseal
Once again, a larger part of the head of Gerard van Herwerden of QPI. Pictured with colleagues Jeffrey van Oers and Jordi Vorderman of Valstar, left.
Ger van Burik with Johan de Witte of BerryWorld
Gert Mulder with Richard Owen of PMA
Tom Leenheer and Marcel van der Welle of Van Ooijen Citrus
Chefs gave live cookery demonstrations
Jessica Mulder of Soho Produce, centre, with Niko Pennelli and Jos Muijsenberg of Fris-Co
Robbert Rijnhout (Jaguar), Paul Postema (Hillfresh), Jan-Willem Schinkelshoek (FreshChoi) and Daan van der Giessen of SanLucar
Laura van der Eijk and Valon Bahtiri of MitroFresh
Arie Barendregt of De Jong Verpakking
Tom Schobbe and Bart Koek of Sensitech
Etienne Vennink of ADB Cool Company, centred, with John Duynisveld and Menno Reijgersberg of Europe Retail Packing
Ivo Hendriks of Perfotec, which introduced, with Sealpac and Naber, a new resealable MAP packaging that can be used in microwaves.
The men of Body & Brains have visited many fairs in recent weeks, but remain enthusiastic: Jacques and Rick Luteijn, Robbert Leisink, Sebastian Baye, Fernando Nunez and Angelo Sinack
Gert-Jan Snippe of Beetz/BioBrass held a presentation and brought his goat’s woolen socks.
Leo Venhuizen and colleague of Guillin
Chris Groot of Enza Zaden enjoys a smoothie from the juice stand
Wouter Rosekrans and Karin Bemelmans of the Food Centre informed visitors about, among other things, the new food pyramid and also showed how many vegetables make up the new recommended amount of 250 grammes.
Yannick Fiorillo and Andre Nieuwenhuis of Olympic Fruit
Pepijn de Jong, Ferhat Tivsiz, Jordi Vordermans (Valstar) and John Duijnisveld (ERP)
Nick Leeuwis, Daniel Neele, Wim Jong and Bart Vries of Kraaijeveld
Richard Uijtdewillegen and Frans Jongerius of Aartsenfruit
Robert Mulder of Cool Control
Otto Gussenhoeven of the Amsterdam branch of C.H. Robinson
Jan-Willem Schrijver and Sergio Castro of Emerson / Locus Traxx
Gerjan Snippe of Beetz
William Sonneveld and Annemiek van Zeijl of FV Seleqt with their supplier Manolo Samayoa from Guatemala
Danitza Sanchez and Niels van Rijn of Camposol
Ge Happe of AH and Jack Aartsen of Aartsenfruit, who was awarded first place in the Hillenraad 100 last weekend.
Panel discussion with, among others, Peter Verbaas (GroentenFruit Huis) and Julian Arnts of Agrofair
Peter Smets of Smets Food Trading
Kevin (left) and Phom (right) from the Passion Fruit Dambri Cooperative in Vietnam.
CBL Natural Foods is located in Sri Lanka. On the picture Upul Rajapakse. He is the General Manager of the company and tells that fresh produce is one of their pillars. They also produce cookies and cakes.
Susheelkumar R, from the company Indian Village Golden Farms Produce Co. This company is specialized in mini-maiscorn.
Het Faitrade Network of Asia&Pacific Producers. The companies from different countries are members from the fairtrade network and they participated on the APS. The woman in red is Mariam Thomas, leader of the Fairtrade programm. www.fairtradenapp.org
Ravikiran Dange from Monsoon Foods. They are growers, packers and exporters of grapes in India. First they only delivered in their own country, but since 2007 Monsoon Foods started exporting.
'De Sapkar' was producing Fresh Smoothies for the visitors. The taste was delicious.
José Antonio from Gol Import SA (Peru). In the stand from the Trade Commussion of Peru were three companies, one was specialized in avocados and another one in citrus.
Angélica Kroon from de Trade Commission of Peru. She said that Peru is growing in the export of different products, like avocados, mangoes, organic bananas and blueberries.
The Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
In the morning visitors could get a fresh croissant for breakfast.
Siebrand Broens (Coöperatie Hoogstraten) and Michel Jansen from Total Produce.
Andrea Montoya and Juan Patricio Navarro from Pro Ecuador. They represent the fresh produce-companies from Ecuador and are looking for new trad possibilities. They see the export from the country growing, especially for bananas, roses and cocoa.
Sergio Borquez from Campos Borquez. The company is founded by his father and specialized in grapes and asparagus.
There were a lot of cooking demonstrations.
Yvonne Otieno from the company Miyonga. The company is based in Kenya and grower and exporter from fresh produce. Important products are passion fruits, asian vegetables.
Samson M. Wakibia from WintechsMerchants with Guido van Meggelen from JamboFresh. WintechsMerchants is specalized in avocados from Kenya.
Carol M. Muumbi from the AFFA (Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority) in Nairobi. She represents the companies from Kenya and helps them with finding the right contacts to trade with.
Henry Müller from GKE was visiting the trade fair.
Isabel Onyango-Ong'ara from Celtic Investments is explaining something about here products. This is a company based in Kenya and selling different kind of vegetables like beans, sugar snaps and others. They also export fruits and flowers.
For the presentation, APS was using a lot of wooden boxes.
There was a lot of food from different foodtrucks.
Some visitors talking to each other.
Rafaella Didonna from the Italian company Di Donna.
Maurizio Ventura, manager SunWorld and Graziano Defilippis from Giuliano.
Carlo Peviani and Ivan Capodiferro from the Italian company Peviani.
Henrique Silvestre from Vale da Rosa.
The guys from Willem & Cammeraat prepared some delicious meals with vegetables in the lead.
Salad with green beans and sweet potato.
Networking and having fun while eating and drinking.
Jacques Luteijn from Body and Brains knows a lot from fruit and vegetables, but he is still learning.
Koen Maes from Special Fruit in Belgium. Special Fruit is specialized in berries and exotic fruit and vegetables.
Daphne van Doorn from Freshfel and Claudine Beldman from Freshplaza/AGF Primeur.
Juan Colombo L. from Subsole.