The Delassus stand
Christina Manosis respresented Greek kiwi exporter Zeus. They will bring a new yellow kiwi variety on the market within a few years.
The new yellow kiwi varieties of Zeus. When fully ripened, the yellow color will show much more vivid than they did now.
In the middle is Steven Cecarelli, with the full Farm Fresh Produce team. They are specialists in Sweet Potatoes and are based in the United States.
Emerson and Anserlog shared a stand as they have a tight cooperation together. On the picture from left to right: Jose Manuel Asin Ortiz (Anserlog), Gerd Uitdewilligen (Emmerson), Jan-Willem Schrijver (Emmerson), Jan Stommel (Emmerson), Alberto Jose Lopez Valdelvira (Anserlog), Jan Nowakowski (Genesis Fresh) and Sergio.
Leigh Green (Marketing Manager) and Jose de Oza (Sales & Procurement) of Halls
Oporello is an exporter from Greece. On the picture is Konstantinos Saleptsis
The entire team of Jupiter Group, right before they would start their staff competition of cutting a pineapple.
The first contender for the Jupiter Group pineapple cutting contest, impressively slicing through the fruit.
Slicing through it like a pro!
The stand of Frigga, from left to right: Bright Zhang, Paddy Pan and Kevin Zhang. This was their first time exhibiting on Fruit Attraction
Chastios Anastasios represented Greek exporter AlfaVita. They export Kiwis from Greece
Evangelia Kolios acted as a hostess for Greek kiwi exporter Kolios.
The Kolios team in a meeting.
Pavlos Kontogiannis for Greek kiwi exporter Medfruit.
On the left is Dionisios Taktikos for Greek strawberry exporter Taktikos SA
Khaled Shaker of Green Egypt.
Marianna Vani and sales manager Anastasia Chatzidaki of Chatzidakis S.A.
Kiratlidis Iordanis and Braniotis Athanasios of Coop Messi in Greece
Christina Karoumpakou, Flavia Santoro, Georige Polichronopoulos and John Panagiotakopoulos for Greek paper converter T-E-X.
Shady El Adawy was being assisted by the lovely Naha El Adawy and Menna Kaoud. The Royal for International Trade is an Egyptian trade company dealing mostly in citrus.
On the left is Fruttella CEO Ahmed Sarhan. The Egyptian traders deal in citrus, onions and pomegranates.
On the Freshkon stand were Konstantina Giannoutsou Bouman, Tonia Nikolaidou and Tonia's daughter Stella Galatsopoulou
The Nespar team in a meeting.
The Greek island Crete was also represented by Tsimpragakis Evagelos, president of the Agro Industrial Cooperative of Tympaki and Douloumis Xenofon, president of Anatoli.
Korina Kissa and Georgios Fanelis respresenting the Region of Central Macedonia
Vice President Hany A. El Naggar and Sales Manager Amr Mahmoud representing Egyptian exporter Agroland.
The AgroQueen team. They were presenting their organic apple brand BioQueen.
Dominika Koc is the quality and export manager for Wil-Sad, a Polish apple exporter
The Landgard stand
Emilia Lewandowska for Polish apple exporter Fruit-Group. The company showcased their new apple brand Veronica in Madrid
Fruit-Group's Veronica apples.
Marina Staritskaya for Polish apple exporter Ewa-Bis.
Stanislaw Kurach was representing the Polish apple exporter Grojeck
Second from the left is Eren Tarim CEO Hakan Sefa Cakir with some members of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters' Association
Emrah Ince and Yigit Gokyigit for Turkish exporter Alanar. In Madrid, they showcased their Mexican figs, part of their year-round fig program.
James Mash came to visit the FreshPlaza stand. On Tuesday, he launched his new website called MarketBuy.
The team of Turkish exporter PerlaFruit. On the right is general manager Hamdi Taner. Taner had previously worked for a large Turkish exporter for years and decided to have a go at it for himself. They showcased their figs in Madrid.
Dimitris Daios and Dr. Luis Duque for Daios Plastics from Greece.
Patrick Ndungu and OrigenGroup CEO Grace Kariuki, they export avocados from Kenya
Mohamed Marawan is the CEO of Polish apple exporter SaraFruit. They export mainly to Egypt.
On the left is George Mwangi, the CEO of Fawaki Fresh. They export avocados from Kenya
Waliud Abdullah is the Chairman assistant of FayedEx, an Egyptian exporter that deals in grapes and citrus.
In Hong Kong the Kanzi man on the right was solo, but in Madrid he brought a Spanish Kanzi amigo. They promoted the Kanzi apple with a Kanzi match maker, in which visitors could fill in what aspects of an apple was important to them. The app would tell them if they were a match with the Kanzi apple.
The stand of Asepop Velventos, representing their Velvita brand.
Christos Mitrosilis for Greek kiwi exporter Mitrosilis S.A.
Ashraf M. El-Seihi and Ahmed Badawy of Egyptian exporting company Mapco. They export citrus and pomegranates among other fruits.
Maria Plit and Ewelina Ckaberska for Polish apple traders Premium Gold
Chairman Sherif El Beltagy and Export Manager Shereen Serry of Egyptian exporter Belco
Adam Poyewski and Katarzyna Szymoniok for Rajpol, a Polish apple exporter.
Przemyslaw Byster representing Polish apple exporter Madeleine
Angelika Paloumpi representing Menelaos, a Greek trading company both importing to Greece and exporting from it.
The Egyptian Agreen stand was always filled with visitors for meetings. On the picture is Ibrahim Said, while a meeting was happening in the background.
Gouda is an Egyptian exporter of citrus. On the picture is general manager Mohamed Gouda
Dimitris Koutsogiannopoulos (far right) and his team representing Greek Fruits. They export citrus, potatoes and watermelons
CEO Aly El Gamil and Mohamed Diab for Egyptian trading company Cairo3A. They deal in pomegranates and grapes.
Astrid Antillon of Tropical Republik came to visit the stand of FreshPlaza. The company imports tropical fruits from South America and Spain to Europe
Dmytro Kroshka and Volodymyr Gurzhiy for Ukranian apple exporters USPA.
The AgroFresh stand
Joanna Leszko of Polish mushroom traders Grzybmar during a meeting.
Turkish vegetable seed company Yuksel Seeds.
The always joyful Abhijeet Sethya visited the FreshPlaza stand. He works for Santosh Exports, an Indian trading company that deals in pomegranate arils.
The Aktas Plastic stand. The company from Turkey creates a variety of plastic packaging.
SoFruPack is a Polish packer specialized in the packing of soft fruits.
Dawid Starosta and Artur Wajs for Anslaw Mushrooms & More from Poland. As their name implies they deal mostly in mushrooms
Alex Kravecas came to visit the FreshPlaza stand. He is the CEO of MakolaHub, they export mangoes from Ghana.
On the picture is Jarek Bien, a member of the board for the Polish Berry Cooperative
The Nivex Farms stand was always filled with visitors and meetings were happening all the time. The company deals in a variety of fruits, including grapes and citrus.
Ayman Yanni (right) is the managing director for Egyptian fresh produce trader Queen.
Esra Soyleyen, the marketing manager of Turkish export Aksun, can be seen at the front while in a meeting.
C Meliki creates fruit factory refrigirators, on the picture are company president Loukanopoulos Apostolos and Tzounopoulos Dimitrios.
The stand of Greek kiwi exporters Anatoli, they had a busy exhibition with lots of meetings.
The Egyptian traders of PICO in a meeting.
From left to right; Ritesh Sakhuja, Vishal Mishra and Pablo Rojas for Indian trading company Mersel
Al Quds for Plastic is an Egyptian company that creates plastic packaging. On the picture is Chairman Eng. Mohamed Shaban and export manager Ashraf Alama.
Schur Star Systems recenty launched a new form of packaging (Zip Pop) in Spain and a packing line to go with it. On the picture is Bruno Silva Ruivo, who is the sales manager for Spain and Portugal
The packing line of Schur Star Systems
The packing line of Schur Star Systems
Piotr Milewski of Milbor represented the stand of American company WeCo
The stand of Earthcycle. On the picture are Rocio Elena and Fiona Meads.
Roland Arbesleitner is the Business Manager of Packing for Lenzing
The Grapa Varieties stand was constantly busy with visitors and meetings. One could say they had a very successful exhibition.
The stand of Salix Fruits.
The stand of BayWa, T&G, Enza Seeds, Worldwide Fruit and TFC.
The team of Ellips Group poses in front of the Elifab optical sorter for blueberries.
The stand of Westfalia Fruit International
Chris Maat for Interko.
Hans van Dodewaard and Jeroen van der Beek of Veiling Zaltbommel visiting the FreshPlaza stand.
Craig Edwards (Sale Executive AgriCoat NatureSeal) and Toby Minchin (Account Manager Mantrose UK)
Alberto Labrado (Food Freshly Sales Manager Spain, Portugal and Latin America), Benjamin Singh (Food Freshly Head of technical sales) and Gianluca Giordano (PND Sales Area Manager)
Debby Wang and Molly Zhao, International Business Managers for SPM Biosciences (Beijing)
Really busy second day at Fruit Attraction for Tzone Digital Technology. Managers welcomed visitors and had business meeting
Paul van Breukelen, Commercial Director Europe for Blue Skies
Berry Gardens booth. Procurement Director Stephen Swainston busy with a business meeting
Frank Sanchez, Vice President and Global Sales & Business Development of Blue Book Services
For Vita Souss team the exhibition was a busy and enthralling experience
Jonathan Heard (Systems Specialist Business Development) and Jose Eduardo Fernandez-Oliva Fernandez (Technical Systems Specialist) of Marco Limited
Roland Rosenzopf (CEO & Sales - EVA Handels GmbH), Walter Wilfling (Sales Manager - Von Herzen Biobauern GmbH) and Martin Pfeiffer (CEO - Amade Fruits GmbH and Managing Director - Von Herzen Biobauern GmbH) together with a hostess in Austrian clothes
Yaiza Concepcion (Sales & Procurement Executive), Mark Girardin (Past President) and Teresa Alarcon (Sourcing & Supply Chain Manager) of North Bay Produce
The SunBerry stand. The Polish traders deal in both apples and soft fruits
Polish apple exporters Appolonia
The ConsorFrut Polska stand
John Toner with United Fresh.
Joe Spano and Wim van der Burgh with Mucci Farms are walking the show.
Apeel Sciences and Nature's Pride started a partnership. Pictured are James Rogers, CEO of Apeel Sciences and Fred van Heyningen, CEO of Nature's Pride.
Sergio Torres, Daria Arapova and Pieter de Keizer of Camposol. Blueberries and avocados are the company's main products. The European market is served out of the Netherlands.
Angelica Martinez Contrenis, Naima Battou and Lucia Pineda Salazar with Euromeridian. The company offers soft fruit like blackberries, raspberries and strawberries under the Fresh Kampo brand. Avocados and mangos are part of the product offering as well.
Erik Brand, Wolter van der Kooij, Linda Ohlsen, Joris Schonk and Ronald Jacobs of Fyffes.
Fyffes product overview.
Vicente Perez, Nick Hall, Hao Wang and Geoff Furniss with Tomra Food – BBC Technologies.
The Zespri team!
Wide assortment of soft fruit varieties at Driscoll's stand.
Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries from Driscoll's.
The Wonderful Company exhibits at Fruit Attraction for the first time. Julio Gaset, Nadine Stragier, Tom Hazelof and Luisa Sagastibelza smile for a photo.