The Oporello team: Lydia Siurpadani; Erato Lamproulis and Christos; continues to expand their export activities as well as growing their share in the domestic market.
At the Agro Naptixi (Greece) stand, a production -packaging - trading company; Loukas Zanjas, Kostas Stavrou and Kiki Rentiti.
Nikos and Vasilios of Asepop Naoussa; the company is currently preparing for the new stone fruit season. They also offer pears and kiwis.
Director Salim Ma of Lulu Group International; one of the biggest hyeprmarket chains in Asia. Ma believes that demand in organic produce will continue to increase in the Middle East.
Ms.Loukia Efthymiadis for Lucia's Farm ; used to offer tomatoes only but now they also have potatoes.
The Polyforma women: Chemical Engineer Alevizou with Lampronini
George for Novatec (Greece)
Salvatore Nigita of Sun Island Group, Italy; based in Italy and adopting modern greenhouses and computerized control system.
Elana and Lena for Thessaly Cooperative, products are mostly leafy vegetables.
Giakmoglidis Anastasios, Sales Manager, Aspee Garlic of Visa; 80% of garlic goes to the local market with some volumes to Germany, Cyprus, Australia and Belgium.
General Manager Emmanouil with Sales Manager Zoi Koutroulo of Xanthi Cooperative
Maria and Lena for Soursos; products include watermelon, mandarin, stonefruit, orange and grapes.
Ms. Sofia Kebapidou of Farm Hellas; this Greek company has developed a new pear cultivar called Sissy over a period of 15 years.
Visitor Mohamed Marawan, Managing Director, Sarafruit(Poland); producing premium quality apples. They also offer plums and pears.
Konstantina Bouman for GreekFruits.eu with a WOP - Dubai representative
At the P. Maniatakou & Co. stand; a plastic box manufacturer family lead by Dimitris Maniatakos (left).
General Manager Gregoris Mittas of Parmenion Fruit Trade; export cherries to Poland, Egypt,the Balkans and Cyprus.
George Mitrakos for Elios Fruit; a new product will be soon introduced in the EU market.
Pavlos Kontogiannis for Medfruit (Greece)
General Manager Efthymios Balanis of Asepop Velventos located in Velvento Kozani, Greece; using Velvita as their brand.
Debbie and Clio for Tsakiris Iraklis & Co. (Central Market of Thessaloniki)
Rerez Berat of Hatija; an Albanian company that produces greenhouse vegetables
Anastasia Akritidou of Akritidis Fruits; headquarters are in the Central Market of Thessaloniki.
The men of Alfa Vita: Chatsios Anastasios with cousin Socrates; it has 80 certified growers by Global Gap with a total quantity of 12.000 tons annually.
The A.C Meliki team: Tegousis Georgios: Malouta Xaroulla with Sales Manager Dimitrios Tzounopoulos; constantly improving the quality of existing products.
Owner Savvas Tsichlakidis of EIRINOUPOLI Logistic with a colleague
The women of AC Episkopi; one of the two largest cooperatives in Episkopi engaging in distributing and trading fresh produce.
Koukoutsis Athanisios and Stergios for Agricultural Cooperative of Pella
For Gikas Fruit, Ms. Sofia Gikas; Gikas Fruit is still busy with their Valencia oranges.
Nespar President Michalis Xekarfotakis with son Vasillis; Nespar is one of the four Greek kiwi producing organizations under the Premium European Kiwi program funded by EU.
The Mitrosilis team with their Export Director Christos Mitrosilis (2nd-left)
During the Kiwi Congress
Central Market of Thessaloniki Vice President Theodoros Papadopoulos with Katerina and Sofia
Ms. Sofia for KECHAGIAS mushrooms; the company imports new varieties of mushrooms from countries like the Netherlands, Poland and Italy for the local market.
Preparing delicious mushroom dishes at the Kechagias stand.
Ms. Maria for Atsalos
Pomegranate seed oil for skin care
Ms. Giorgia and Ms. Nena of Alagiozidis Dimosthenis & Co.
Atsalos Sales Manager Petros Atsalos for traditonal green peppers
The Mieza Fruit team of Naoussa, Greece; Central Europe is the main market of this agricultural cooperative.
Ms. Helen with Agriculturist Dimitrios Toutzaris of Rodi Hellas; they offer fresh pomegranates, juices and jams.
From the Ministry of Rural Development and Food: Ms. Eleni Kolokotroni (left) and her colleagues; the ministry has 17 ongoing fresh produce programs with EU.
Sales Director Stefanos Voutselas with Product Manager George Busprendis of SG Farm
Sales Manager Lamprou Konstantinos and Katerina for Kapota Carrots; clients are Greek supermarkets and central markets.
Bert Barmans, General Director of Zespri Europe. He spoke about the advantage of focusing on one product only and marketing kiwis.
Aris Beis of Novacert
Siagkas Vasileios for Siagkas Land Prodcuts (Greece)
Sulce Fruit has nearly €6,500,000 turnover and a production capacity which amounts to 12,000 tons of fruit annually.
The Kalaitzidis team with Ikonomoy Konstantinos
Owner Konstantinos Mirtsidis of Mirtsidis, specializing garlic in Greece.
The people involved in making the International Kiwi Congress possible at Freskon.
Tradition in Quality. The Theodorou Konstantinos & SIA team: Christoforos, Emmanuela, Stavros and Vassiliki; a happy family that work together in Central Market of Thessaloniki.
The Helexpo team for Freskon 2017
Tassos Tzikas, President of TIF- Helexpo
Spyros Pengas, Deputy Mayor of Tourist Development and International Relations of Municipality of Thessaloniki
Ms.Voula Patoulidou, Vice-Governor of Thessaloniki
Theophanis Papas, Vice - Governor of Agricultural Economy of Thessaloniki
Maria Kollia Tsarouha, Minister of Macedonia - Thrace
Evangelos Apostolou, Minister of Agricultural Development and Foods
President,C.E.O. Christos Kolios and Elena Kolios of Kolios Group; they also have a new club yellow fleshed kiwi variety.
Hydrogrow (Bulgaria) General Manager Efstathios Grillas and his team; the company is into seeds, fertilizers, biological control and greenhouse equipment.
for Hydrogrow - Bulgaria
Promoters of Zespri kiwis being distributed by Menelaos (Greece).
Dmitris of Kiwi and Sperchios
From Kiwi and Sperchios: Sales & Public Relations Makis Konstantopoulos and Dmitris with Papapostolou Stefanos of Stevia Hellas Cooperative.
Maritina Zisopoulou for Thermopyles Pistachios
Ms.Elena for Venus Growers, it has 800 members and a canning factory
Ms. Katerina for ASOP Episkopis
The Menelaos team: Nikitas Varvaresos (1st - l); Sprisos Varvaresos (3rd); and Menelaos Tzouris(4th); Menealos is a Zespri distributor and an importer of Thai coconuts.
Niki and Calliope of Cherries from Rachi Olympus
Visitors Noureddin Foudah and Samer Tanjeer of Khalid Ahmad Foudeh (UAE) with Konstantina; KAF operates 38 branches across the UAE.
Rossiou Antonia for ACN Naoussa
Aris Beis with Myrto of Novacert; a consulting company that provides innovative and secure solutions.
General Manager Sakoulas Nikos (middle) with Ioanna and Dmitris of AC Velventos.
At the Bourakis stand, Bourakis is an exporter - importer of Central Market of Thessaloniki.
Evan, Stavros Konstantinidis and Konstantinos for Semantic; business software ERP and electronic data processing for medium and large sized companies.
Ms. Christina Manossis for Zeus Kiwi; not only kiwis but they also offer grapes where growers want to extend the availability of their grapes .
Dionisis and Olga for Agricultural Cooperative 0f Zagora - Pilio
George Aigidis for Garden of Xanthi; plans to double land cultivation by 2020.
Food Scientist Konstantimos Astreidis of Novacert (Greece)
Andre with Ludmila Maluk, Head of Veg. and Fruits dept.(LLC Tavria V - Supermarket).
The Fantastico men (Bulgaria); George, Kirik Todorov and Vladimir; it is a chain of supermarkets in Bulgaria established in 1991.
Mercator Category Managers (supermarket): Veliborko Stojanovic and Marija Zavoda (Serbia).
Del Haize (Serbia), Category Managers: Bojana Milovac and Igor Damjanovic
Chris for Discount Markt (Greece)
At the Pavilion 13 where the machineries are and FreshCon event
Commercial Director George Mandaltsis with Managing Director Konstantinos Mandaltsis and his daughter Elena for Lamaplast Plastics.
Compac Technical Sales rep. Simone Zoffoli Apostolisl); Apostolis Milonakis and George Pantelidis(r) for Pantelidis.
Owner Themis Pantelidis of Pantelidis; standing next to a Spectrim (sorting machine from New Zealand).
The Olympia Star team
At the W Perfect stand: Stergios and Frank Niels
George Dimopoulos for Alfa Cool Hellas
Spyros Mathiodaus for Chrysopigi Chania, Greece
From Zamora of Central Market, Thessaloniki; importing lemons from Argentina.
John Georgio for AC Xechasmeni (Greece)
Executive Chairman Dimitris Loutsig and Alex of Goustera. The company is run by the Loutigkas family to promote and expand organic farming.
Ms. Eleni for Central Markets & Fishery Organization
Panos Sangris of Esperides International Trade Agency
Haifa Southeast Europe S.A
Global Fruits Group Ceo, Panos Souras with Nikos Karathanasopoulos; Global Fruits is the sister company of Aphrodite Fruit in the Netherlands.
Editor Takis Orfamos with Journalist Marianna Kourkoni of Froutonea magazine; sponsored and organized FreshCon market (Freskon - Greece).
Skevis Panagiotis for Evrotas Fruit; citrus is the main product.
Sales Agronomist & Product Manager Vasilis Tsampardoukas (in white polo) with his team at the Haifa stand; Haifa is owned by an American Holding Company controlled by the Trump Group and it has 12 subsidiaries.
Fruit General Trade Manager Panagiotis Bilias with Anastasia for Olympia Star.
At the Bulgarian stand: Simona of Sunday Food Ltd. (2nd - left) with Board Member Mariana Miltenova of Bulgarian National Horticultural Union (1st - right) and members.
Themis and Estki for SAPOUNTZOGLOU ARIST. MARKOS, located in Pella; brocolli is the main product, focusing more on supermarkets in Greece and Cyprus.
Antonakis Panagiotis of Greek Onions (Antonakis); Antonakis grows and supplies onions the entire year.
General Manager Hendrik Schotman of Schotman S.A.; founded in 1998 and specializing in asparagus, kiwifruit and table grapes.