Team photo of Reemoon Sorting Technology, a Chinese designer and manufacturer of sorting technology. In the middle is Dennis Clock, part of the international sales team of Reemoon Sorting Technology. The company has global sales offices and support teams with a presence in Australia, Southern Africa, Mexico, South America and soon also in Spain. To the right of Dennis Clock is Merwyn, who is responsible for the company's international expansion.
A full team at MSC.
The global team of Aartsen Fruit & Vegetables with to the left Jack Aartsen, CEO, and Menno van Breemen. The group is a mix of Dutch and Hong Kong team members. The company has a trading office to supply China and Asia.
Laura Vignoli, Nour Abdrabbo and Francesco Brancato from Unitec.
Tennille Forrester, Navjot Singh, Sam Vasala and Kasia Polewczak at the Sai World stand Sao World. The company which exports a whole range of products around the world had their Devil’s Pound citrus and new easy peel navel variety.
Felix Instruments recently launched a melon quality monitor, this was the first they have brought it to AFL and had great feedback. Ivonne Chica and Scott Trimble.
Joe Tullio and Vince Brullo from Australia Fruit said it had been a tough year for everyone but they were a versatile company which makes a difference. Paris Jones from Wandin Valley Cherries joined them on the stand.
Lytone manufacturers and advises on fresh keeping products, ensuring highest possible quality arrivals. On the photo are Junnan Liu and Basilio Huang, the company's technical global sales representative.
Leen Droogendijk and Dirk-Jan Hartog from D-Quality Survey were visiting clients.
Sam Grewal, Rob King and Chris Potieter with Corindi Costa's super jumbo blueberries.
Christos Mpontaitis from Mitosilis said there was great interest from Indian importer for their Greek kiwifruit due the import ban from Iran.
ASF- Good Natured are looking towards exporting to the Asia markets next year with a new variety – Magnum, which a strong, sweet fruit good for export. Jill Witheyman was at the stand.
Pink Lady apples and apple juice.
Stanley Lim, Clinton Jeffries, Nik Ansorge, Tim Grieve and Joshua Miers Jones at TOMRA.
Cameron Carter from Seeka was visiting the show.
LogFresh offers custom-made fresh-keeping solutions for traders based on the fruit that is stored and transported. On the photo is Simon Li, product manager, in conversation with clients.
Evan Heywood from Golden Bay Fruit was presenting the Sassy and Miranda apples to the Asian markets, they are already present in China and Thailand.
Xander van de Zande from Dan Dutch and Urban Farming Partners Singapore. DanDutch is a Danish-Dutch company that supplies greenhouse (mainly irrigation) equipment to local installers in Asia. Urban Farming Partners (Singapore) provides solutions for indoor farms.
The team of FRESH FRUIT-X part of AM FRESH Group reaching for the skies! With Stefan Zayn, Jose Vottero, Patricia Sagarminaga, Carlos Bonet, Marti Montagut, Boo, Dandre Gerber, Javier Pina Urrutia and Angel Mompo.
Marletta Kellerman was on hand at the South African pavilion, the Government sponsored stand covered 300m2 and 40+ members were present.
SNFL Group with Marie-Anne de Béjarry, Global marketing Director, Hein Kock, General Manager South Africa, Zhenlin Wu, Customer Relationships China, Josep Estiarte, General Manager.
Panomrat is translation and sales assistant at the stand of Freshliance, a temperature, location and humidity data logger company.
Olivia Tait was on hand at Citrus Australia promoting Australian citrus and also orange juice which had a long shelflife but still tastes as good as fresh.
Manish Sharma FIATS - import and export from India.
Anggarda Putra and Shaya Telesmanic from Bard Valley Date Growers / Natural Delights.
The Australian cherry season is just about to start and runs through February – Andrea Magiafoglou was at the Cherry Growers Australia stand.
Hebei Great Wall Fruit CO., LTD with Gavin, Christy, Jessy, Sophia and Yankang Ren. Hebei pear prices have increased compared to last season to due lower production. Lower transport costs continue to make the crop competitive in the region.
The Australian grape season is still way off, the fruit set should happen next week and if it stays dry it should be a good season. Jeff Scott CEO of Australian Table Grapes said they are anticipating the opening of the US market to Australian grapes very soon.
Brian Ceressa and John Cicchini from Perfection Fresh Global. The company has exclusive marketing rights for the Calypso mango in Australia as well several other countries, they are also the biggest growers and packers of SunWorld grape varieties in Australia.
Ried Fruit grows cherries in Tasmania, last season direct flights out Hobart to Hong Kong meant the company could export most their cherries. This season the mainland crop is running late which will mean an overlap, but there has been no big rains and the crop is looking good. Tim Reid, Tony Coad, Nick Featherstone and Charles Thorne were on the stand.
UK company G's Fresh was at the show promoting the well known Love Beets, in addition they are also looking to add other products such as salads to their exports to the Asian retail market. Sarah Huntley and Graham Forber were on the stand.
Tania Chapman and Jeremy Birt from Nutrano were visiting the show.
Emillia Zhang, Gert Uitdewilligen and Ivan Fullin were representing Emerson.
Todd Sanders and Elizabeth Carranza from Californian Blueberries and Californian olives. Blueberries are well known in Asia, but olives less so.
Beautiful big red and white grapes on the World Fresh Exports stand.
Fabian Garcia from Calavo with avocados from Mexico and the US, said that although are one of oldest companies growing avocados and have been exporting to Japan for 30 years, new leadership is now focussing on exporting to other Asian market with fresh as well as frozen avocado.
Simone Cuoghi and Federico Milanese from JinaGold with Augusto Renella from NaturItalia. JinaGold have year-round supply of kiwifruit into the Asian markets from Chile, Argentina, Italy and Greece.
Enrique Rossi from Badou Farms was exhibiting for the first time, he already has good business in Japan and there was lots of interest Korea and Malaysia.
Rajaram and Akshay Sangle at family run company Grape Kart which exports grapes, onions, raisins and other Indian veg mainly to the UK and EU markets and are looking to expand into Asia.
Fabien Dumont from FruitMasters with clients
Orange for Agricultural Crops from Egypt were kept busy in meetings.
The Capespan stand.
Robert Rodriguez, John Sheehy and Taka Fuijishima with Mission Avocados.
NIR meters from Felix Instruments who are growing their presence in Asia.
Dimitrios Loutsaris from Miatech, Rishi Kupur from Agri Value Chaun, Matt Shawaross from MiTech - with products for humidity control and ethylene removal. The company already does business in Asia and is looking to expand.
Ray Mizutani, Gerald Denni, Jim Phillips, Maria Kwok, Esther Lee and Chris Harris from Sunkist Growers.
Steve Reinholt - Oneota Starr Ranch and Riley Bushue - Northwest Horticultural Council at the Pears USA stand.
Alan Busset - US, Frederic Albericci - EU and Nye Huang - China an international team at Rockit.
Yvonne McDiarmid - Plant & Food Research with Monique Surges - New Zealand representative for AFL at the New Zealand Pavilion.
Raed Kazi and Tavier Orti from Salix Fruits.
Fresh Produce Group NZ export Australian and New Zealand produce into the US, and Cherries into Taiwan, China and Vietnam - Duncan Rutherford and Ben Shen were at the stand.
Tasmanian company Harvest Moon grow a whole range of vegetables and have launched Snackables, a ready to eat carrot pack. Mark Kable and Giancarlo Cassinelli.
Curtis Granger - US Highbush Blueberry Council.
Elroy Suarez and Carlos Molina at Fresh Farms.
USA Pears have been shipping more to Asia due to a direct service, but shipping in general has been a challenge. This season there is a small crop and so high prices and less will go to Asia. Jeff Correa was at the stand.
Todd Fryhover, Lindsay Huber and Rebecca Lyons at Washington Apples.
Adéle Ackermann at ClemenGold.
Jen Scoular and Brad Siebert promoting the world Avocado Congress which will be held in Auckland next year.
New Zealand has had a tough growing season with a lot of variability coming from the apples orchards and difficult harvesting conditions which put pressure on market performance, but the Northern Hemisphere Envy and Jazz season is looking good. Benedict Mangold, Gareth Edgecombe, Katelyn Jones, Adrienne Sharp, Morgan Rogers and Rebecca Chapman at the T&G Global stand.
Leanne Johanssen from Fruit Growers Victoria
Adri van Niekerk, Charl du Bois, Tanea Taylor and Hermon Redelinghuys from Capespan.
Kate Dickson and Peter Cornish from Fruit Growers Tasmania, FGT has just launched a new website to promote Tasmanian fresh produce.
Australian Global Exports based in Western Australia exports carrots, onions, potatoes, strawberries and more to Asia and the Middle East - David Highan and Melissa Gross.
Wayne Prose from Fresh Intelligence.
Carlos Madariaga and Roberto Samano at Berries Paradise which does a whole range of berries, the category into Asia is blueberries and the market is still growing.
Omar Hesham from Food Alliance for Exporting Ag Crops, the company exports citrus all around the world.
Laxman Savalkar and Girish Sarda with clients at Magnus Farm, which has a whole range of products including onions, grapes and pomegranates, also fresh cut.
The team from Avolution - David Rocha, Lachlan Donovan, Antony Allen and Sam Meanjith. The Avolution exports avocados into India, UAE, Middle East, Singapore and Hong Kong and have leads into new markets.
Christian Patterson - Escavox with Sam Manujith - The Avolution. The Avolution uses Escavox technology to ship their avocados.
Kees Versteeg from Qualipac with the watermelon radish, which they developed for the Japanese market and have had lots of interest from Thailand.
The team at Pure Pac - the New Zealand cherry season will start in January.
John Allen, Naomi Manning, Kelly Nolan, Jo Turner and Mark Ronberg - Mr Apple. The team said that the timing of the tradeshow this year was better for them as people are making plans for next season.
Thomas Castro, Kateryna Marhitych and Martin Cousino from Alquima Fruit were joined on the stand by Bruno Capogreco from Australia.
They were kept busy at the Kimtec stand.
UK company Richard Hochfeld started Hi Fruit in 2017 and shipped five containers of fruit to China, they are now shipping over 500 containers to that market and adding value by packing to UK retail spec in heat sealed packs the main fruits exported from their farms are grapes, citrus, blueberries and cherries. On the stand were Vincent Liu, Karen Cleave and Martin O'Sullivan
Tad Brusseau at World Fresh Exports with the HQ in Canada shiping cherries, apples and grapes from Chile and Peru into Asia.
Sarah and Adelino Cordioli from Adfruit, the company has just successfully shipped kiwifruit from Italy to Taiwan, the journey took 107 days.
Tony Calvillo, David Krause and Erika Izazaga from Frutura with berries, mangoes, cherries, avocados and citrus.
Aglukon a German company which produces fertilizer and distributes to 75= countries. Andreas Theisen, Jan Meinel, Martin Braun and Jahala Parasian.
Sweet Seasons exports exotic fruit from Mexico to Europe and US and are building their presence in Asia.
George Kallitsis from Proto said there has been a lot interest in the company's Greek kiwifruit from Indian importer since the Iranian ban, but wants keep the quality associated with the brand and will evaluate who to work with in the Indian market.
The Italian stand holders were kept busy in meetings.
There was a good Turkish representation at the tradefair.
Turkish company Gulbudak were kept busy.
There were also many companies from the US.
Nicola Detomi from EFG Italy.
Dave Smith from Southern Fruits standing under an impressive cherry tree, the New Zealand cherry season will start on 15th December. Southern Fruits exports in to Asia and are looking into exporting to Europe.
Tim Jones and Richard Cameron from 45 South were chatting to Ian Alberts and David Pardy from First Fresh.
Maja Arlov and Marray Tait from Te Mata. The company has grapes and citrus out of Australia and apples and cherries from New Zealand.
Western Australia will have light avocado crop this season, but the other producing regions will have bigger volumes than last year making for a very full market come April. Exports are increasing, tripling from a small base last year, but growers are keen export more. John Tyas and Flora Zhang from Avocados Australia.
Gianluca Giordano from PND.
Amr Ha Mo Ude from Kerma with dates.
Tanya was on hand at the Core Fruits stand.
Wael Salah at the PAI stand, the company exports mainly citrus, also onions, pomegranates and grapes and are looking to increase exports to Asia.
Gadalla Mohamed, Ahmed Elrais and Abdo Mahrous at citrus exporter Jana.
The gentlemen on the Agreen stand in meetings.
Laurent De Smedt from BelOrta, Belgian pear exports to China are increasing they have been exporting to the Chinese market for 5-6 years now.
Kris Wouters from Wouter Fruit with clients Iryna Osadcheva and Svetlana Belousova from Farzana. Wouters exports QTee, Piqaboo and conference pears and the Primo apple.
Tony Derwael from Bel'export said the Belgian market is small and they need to export. He was surprised at the interest from India for Belgian fruit.
Peter Ingham from Lee McKeand was visiting the trade show.
Kalya Exports ship quality grapes around the world and are looking to expand into more Asian markets - Debjit Laiya, Girish Khade, Apurva Kalya and Amit Kalya.
Melody Lee and Jenny Lee from Pamina were visiting.
Willem Kokkeel from Eurasia Connections BV was visiting the show.
Alvero Lopez, Valentina Herrera and Esteban Feliciasi from Fato Caro provide airfreight from South America to the world.
Sarah Quackenbush from North Bay Produce was promoting their blueberries to the Asian markets.
Thierry Mellenotte, Amy Larlang, Dider Crabos, Alvin Kee and Andrew Mandemaker at the Pink Lady stand.
New Zealand has in the last couple of months gained access to the Thai market for onions, Phil Bird from Integrow said he had good interest Thai importers.
Mark Pidgeon, Sean Li and Tian Louw Bothma with OZBlu Peeka blu blueberries.
A busy Austrade stand.
Frank Bartucca and Brett Macey from Mt Farming Group with Lindsay Blonddeau and Joshua Clementson from Wealth Check Management.
Nicole Inderbitzin - Kureen Farming and Jodie Campbell - Department of Fishing and Agriculture Australia.
James Bennet, Tim Altham and Mel Altham from PickMee Fresh. The company has installed a full robotic apple packer with 14 automated packing lines which is ready go when the apple harvest starts in February.
A full team at the WayCool stand.
Katia and Christian Morado who specialise in exporting Italian apples.
Sarah McCormack - Te Mata.
Ben O'Brien from Algona.
Sadat citrus exporters.
The Evelina apple celebrates 15 years, alongside the new arrival Tessa - Albert von Sontagh from Konsortial GMBH.
The team Keit Avocados, South East Asia is a big Market for Kenyan avocados.
PV and GVK Naidu from Sam Agro were promoting their pomegranate arils from India, they have new sweet variety with soft arils which are good for the ready to eat market.
Jacob Darling from the Darling Group.
The Sensitec team - Wen Zhang, Corienne Kinkle, David Bastock, Noel Shang, Daniel Chen and Ambrose King.
Ahmed Alffagrawy and Saied El Saiedy at Hama for Food Industries/ Elgebaly Fruit Co
Taneh Caristo, Damien Virgona and Cormacte Koot at the Costa stand.
Lucien Jansen from South Africa's PPECB
Altilo Saldias from Mazzoni.
Vered and Nomi Karniel at GRAPA varieties.
Juan Carlos Martinez, Beatriz Perez and Fabien Riviter from The Natural Hand with Spanish kakis. The already export kakis to Hong Kong, Singapore and Malysia and are waiting the protocols to send to China and India.
Chris Cockle – Wonderful Citrus, Matthew Webb – Pom Wonderful and Amanda Meneses – Wonderful Citrus – Korea is the biggest market for Wonderful Citrus.
Beth Cavers from BC Cherry – the main markets are China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Tiawan. This saw the opening of the Korean market for BC Cherries and they had a very successful trial year.
Kalpesh Khivasara from INI Farms with pomegranates, onions, grapes and mangoes – the Middle East and Europe are their main markets and they are now working on Asia.
Faith Echegoyen, Al Echegoyen, Cameron Mistal and Rachelle Decienbre at Happy Veg, the company is bringing ginger and turmeric products to Asia.
A busy Australian stand.
Lou Martin – Almond Board Australia and Ben Fessy – Ofi. There huge opportunities from Australian almonds in China and India.
Jaco Smit and Gill Ambler from Tessara.
Malcolm McLean, Leon van Biljon and Margret Mason from Fresh Produce Group.
Bright orange containers above the Hapag-Lloyd stand
Izaskun Arteta at the FEPEX stand.
A busy Kuehne+Nagel stand
Some fantastic products from N&P Organic
Kunnatee Kalayanakupt (Kate) from N&P Organic with organic products from Thailand.
The ladies from Anindya, the company provides inspector’s licenses and reports for customs clearance for fruit and vegetables to Indonesia.
A busy K-Berry corporation with Korean strawberries.
Naoya Hasumi at NAX – the company has launched new B2B business platform to sell Japanese frsh fruit to many other countries.
Justin Sheild, Liza Matthews, Rebecca Blackman at the Solana stand, the Solana apple is a rebranding of the Bravo apple and is grown in Western Australia.
Masohiro Iwata and Atitaya Thumacheep from the Funasho Group which exports grapes, kaki and Japanese pears and apples.
Nicolas Schaefer at All Vegetable Solutions – the company provides harvesting and post harvest solution for potatoes, carrots and onions, they have also been working for a long time on a low cost storage solution which can save 30-40% on costs and is proving very popular in the current economic climate.
The team from Tive
Neil Barker (far right) at BGP International was kept busy with meetings.
Mai Xuan Thin, Export Director at Red Dragon Co. Ltd. The company exports Vietnamese exotics.
Business conversations at the stand of U&I Agriculture Cooperation from Vietnam.
Tu Pahn is the Director of Anh Duong Sao Co., Ltd, a Vietnamese export company.
A selection of Vietnamese specialty fruits, including avocado, dragonfruit, passion fruit and durian. It was asked by the show organisation not to open any durian on the exhibition.
Sang Nguyen is Sales Manager at Viet Tropical Fruits Co., Ltd. The company exports rambutan, longang, white and red dragon fruit, passion fruit.
Mekong Fruti Co., Ltd. from Vietnam is specialised in dried and soft dried fruits. Tran Thu Nguyen is the company's Sales Manager.
Green Powers sells a variety of fresh and processed products with pomelo ingredients.In their product range are shampoo and essistential oils. Left is Ly Thi Ngoc Minh, President and CEO, and to the right Le Quang Nguon.
Busy conversations at the booth of Nafagri Company Limited.
Negotiations ath the booth of Nafagri Company Limited from Vietnam. On the photo is Tram Tran Bich.
Vina T&T Group from Vietnam with Steve Cleonard, Senior Sales Executive.
The Hao Le Dragon Fruit Cooperative with products made from dragon fruit from the province of Binh Thuan in Vietnam. On the photo are Nguyen Quoz Vinh, Nguyen Tan Truong, Hoang Nam, Nguyen Hoang Thu Huong and Nguyen Le Son.
Vina Fruits & Herb Co., Ltd, specialist and exporter of Vietnamese fresh fruits.
Chinese import company Chongqing Jinguoyuan Industrial Co., Ltd is a large importer of longan with several sales and distribution in China. The company is head quartered in ChongQing. From left to right are Liu Gang, Huang Tian Quan and Chen Ding Shu.
Korea is an exporter of fresh grapes, apples, strawberries and vegetables to Southeast Asia and Japan. Yilip International supplies the region. Melanie Jo is sharing information with a visitor.
Japanese Shine Muskat grapes are a popular variety in the Asian market.
Westrock is an American corrugated packaging company with production and sales in Southeast Asia. Here are a few examples of new packaging solutions that are recyclable and provide product visiblity.
The team from WestRock with from left to right Jteven lew, Kim Wetters Senior Innovation and Automation Manager (USA), Sakporn Mathajomchan (Thailand) and Punchaya Tungwongputhi.
Martijn and Arnold Groeneveld trade onions with over 70 countries globally at FlevoTrade. The Dutch onion season witnessed a good start this year. It was a surprise that few other onion traders were present at the show this edition.
Jung Jae Bang is the General Manager of Hansarang Co., Ltd. The company specialises in premium packed fresh strawberries that it sells in Ho Chin Minh city in Vietnam.
Exporters from Pakistan are looking for additional markets now trade with Russia has been cut. Sadruddin & Co exports tangerins, potatoes and onions. Saleem Sadruddin, to the right, hopes to grow trade in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Mandaris, potatoes, onions and mangoes are key items for NationalFruit from Pakistan. On the photo is the company's director Shoaib Ahmad.
Union Fruit Export (PVT) Ltd is a third-generation family company. Adbul Malik has announced to retire and will be succeeded by Muhammed Arslan. The company's largest export countries in the region are the Philippines and Indonesia.
Tran Ngoc Hoan and Tran Ngoc Hoang from Cong Ty Thanh Long Hoang Hua, an exporter of dragon fruit and dragon fruit processed items.
Mia Dang is Sales Executive at Sapo Dak Lak Co., Ltd from Vietnam.
International interest in the tropical fruits from Vinagrin Import Export Co., Ltd.
Annie, Sales Executive, and Elvis Le, director, from Vinagrin Import Export Co., Ltd. from Vietnam.
The full Asia Fruit Logistica trade show team.
Serbia is looking for new exports markets for it's apple crop now trade with Russia has been cut. India, Malaysia, Singapore look like interesting markets in Southeast Asia according to Igor Milenkovic and Nikola Llievski from Delta Agrar.
The team of Kingo Fruits in front of their colourful stand. The company is marketing it's ready-to-drink fresh coconut water juice, which according to visitors and by-passers is a great novelty on the market
The sales team of Xaxa Service Trading with second from left Phan Thi Tham with Nguyen van Dung to her right, CEO of the company.
The team of RKGrowers from Italy. Second from left is Kevin Au Yeung, the company's importer and trader located in Singapore. To the right of Kevin is Paolo Carissimo, CEO of the group.
Negotiations at Vietnamese export company And Farm Co., Ltd.
The full team of CEVA Logistics at the show.
Phan Thi Tham and Nguyen van Dung from Xaxa Service Trading Co. Ltd.
Ant Farm specialises in the export of Vietnamese fruits. Jenny is representing the company.
Christian Oosterlaan from VegHands sees potential in the Southeast Asian market. He comments that retailers witness growth through cut vegetables and flowers. Regional retailers are investing in own production by acquiring land and growing operations. This requires more sophisticated machinery technology. The growing vertical farm market in places like Singapore also provide opportunity for the company that has an automatic lettuce harvesting machine for vertical farms.
Weber Cooling machines provide cooling and drying solutions. The company trades across Asia. On the picture is Hans Juursema, the company's CEO.
Fujian Ningde YongJia Trade specialises in the production and export of vegetables and mushrooms. Important markets are Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, Canada and Hong Kong from their base in Shenzhen Southern China. Lin Zheng Shun is the Chairman of the company.
Pakistan is looking for new markets in the Far East now exports to Russia have collapsed. The company specialises in citrus and tangerines. From left to right are: Jameel Paracha, Director Marketing, Muhammad Tauha, Operations Excecutive, and Imran Tariq, Director, from Chase International.
Sinclair produces home compostable fruit labels making it easier for stores to scan produce and for companies to communicate their brand. In front of the labeling machine are David Chen, Amonrat Vinaikulnivat, Uracha Tanwibool and Siam Pandey (Sinclair Thailand).
Sichuan Ningdian Agriculture is a grower and exporter of lemons from Anyue County in Southern China. Anyue is well-known for its lemon production.
To the right is Xie HongJun from Sichuan Ningdian Agriculture, a Chinese lemon grower and exporter.
Dimuto is a Singapore technology company whose solutions provide visibility throughout the entire supply chain from orchard throughout transportation and shipment into the shop, with all data being captured and saved on the block chain. From left to right are: Thot Hlaing, Nixon Osckar, Kimberly Ho, Gary Loh and Lee HuiMin.
DiMuto is a Singapore technology company whose solutions provide visibility throughout the entire supply chain from orchard throughout transportation and shipment into the shop, with all data being captured and saved on the blockchain. The company also provides finance and insurance support and companies can trade on its online marketplace. On the photo is an automatized photo taking set-up with photos uploaded and shared to a platform that holds all information regarding shipment, payment, quality and other aspects.
Marco Deo Verdeflor, Odette Lagunilla, Warunee Karnasuta (Gaye) and Nicole Marie Avan, all from S&W Fine Food International from Singapore, a distributor of branded pineapples.
In the hall ways to the left is P.M. Ismail of PVM Fruits & Vegetables, an importer and exporter from Kerala in India.
Tan Sue Sian is Director at TopFruits from Malaysia. The company specialises in the export of fresh and frozen durian, processed durian, fresh pineapple, frozen jackfruit and fresh mangosteen. China is an important market.
Vrugteboom is a recently established South African export company. The name translates as Fruit Tree. The company has operations in South Africa, Egypt and The Netherlands, and sees export potential in Asia and China. From left to right are: Styn Koesen, Managing Director South Africa, Ibrahim Helal, General Manager and Tinus Scott, Procurement and Sales in South Africa.
Tomer Ezra ans Sandra Greif from Mehadrin. Mehadrin's head offices are in Israel. Mehadrin focuses on three product groups: citrus, avocado, and dates. Latest growth is focussed on avocadoes.
The stand of the Thai Department of International Trade Promotion.
The stand of the Thai Department of International Trade Promotion. In the middle is Phatom Taenkam, English speaking advisor to the Department. In the front are different Thai subtroptical products, including dragonfruit, mango, mangosteen and longan.
Jia Shing Enterprise from Singapore, an international supplier of packaging and packaging solutions.
Singapore Airlines Cargo with from left to right Thitiya Banjong, Simon Merrick (Cargo Manager New Zealand), Greig Muir, Raymond Chua and Jeremiah Ho.
Vachamon Food Ltd with Pakorn Rattanasomboon. The company imports fruits into Bangkok and is big in the imports of dates.
Suchitra Kumar is Sales & Marketing Executive at FGV Integrated Farming Holdings from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year is the first time the company is attending Asia Fruit Logistica. The company grows and exports Cavendisch bananas and pineapples to Southeast Asian markets.
Trade and conversation at the stand of TRL (Southeast Asia) from Malaysia. The company has offices in Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
TRL's vacuum packed fresh durian for long-distance transport.
Produce presentations at Australia's pavillion.
Saudi Arabia was present with over ten export companies specialising in dates.
Konna Mu, fro Fresh Go Limited, which is Joy Wing Mau's procurement platform, together with Coin Shi from Joy Wing Mau.
The colourful pavilion of Joy Wing Mau.
Sam Xie is CEO of Gold Anda Agricultural, a Chinese based import and trade company. The company specializes in imported fruits from Chile to China.
Many of the larger container and shipping companies were present at the show. To the right is Sheila Kalaw, Sales Manager at CMA CGM Philippines. In the middle is Andini Indrifiyanti, Sales Manager Reefer for Indonesia.
Sean Chae is Sales Manager at DaemYung Corporation from South Korea. The company specialises in grape export to Southeast Asia. Shine Muskat grape is a very popular variety on the regional market.
DaemYung Corporation from South Korea specialises in grape export to Southeast Asia. Shine Muskat grape is a very popular variety on the regional market.
The Polish Fruit Growers Association travelled to Bangkok to promote Polish apple consumption in SouthEast Asia. Poland is the largest apple producer in Europe. With sales to Russia blocked the country is looking for alternative markets. From left to right are Marcin Stasiak from MegaFruit, Mariusz Ziemski from Arctic Fruit & Vegetables, Przemystaw Btadek, Commercial Director at Appolonia, Tomasz Stanko from Arctic Fruit & Vegetables and Pawet Puncewicz from Appolonia. This year Poland has a normal apple crop with good colourization and calibration.
Royal Co., Ltd. are part of the Kyoto Wholesale markets. 90% of the trade the company does are imported fruits, with US cherries and grapes, bananas from Mexico and Ecuador and other fruits from South America. On the photo right is Akinari Iida, Executive Officer at the company.
Japanese Shine Muskat grapes are a delicacy in the market.
Enrique Harten is commercial agent at Agualima from Peru. The company grows and exports blueberries, one of the country's fastest growing crops.
Ding Fong Co., Ltd specialises in fresh, frozen en processed durian products.
Ding Fong Co., Ltd specialises in fresh, frozen en processed durian products. Huang Feng, second from right, is the company's general manager.
Ding Fong Co., Ltd specialises in fresh, frozen en processed durian products. Huang Feng is the company's general manager. The entire durian is frozen with liquid nitrogen to a temperature of -110 degrees when the fruit is ripe and ready to eat. This makes it ready for long-distance shipment and the quality is good.
Supaporn Songsaeng (Klauy) is pricing officer at Thai Logistics Service Co., Ltd.
LogFresh offers custom-made fresh-keeping solutions for traders based on the fruit that is stored and transported. On the photo is Simon Li, product manager.
Jiayi Du and Sammy Shan (XuanXuan Shan), Marketing Director, from JinXiang Hopelong Shuifa Agriculture Co., Ltd. The company is exporting Chinese fruit and vegetables, and is looking to explore the import market with new products to be imported into Shandong Qingdao port.
Evergood Corporation from South Korea exports fresh fruits to the region, including Shine Muskat grapes and pears. On the photo are Seri, Leng, Shawn Eom and Minho.
These heart-shaped apples are a specialty product by Evergood Corporation from Korea.
Tri-Wall (Thailand) is part of Turkish company Tri-Wall. The company produces foldable and re-usable crates for international transport. The company is active in Turkey and the Middle-East and is looking to expand in the Asian market. To the left is Hakan Dirgeme, Business Development manager.
Absolute is a large grower and export company from India. On the photo are Sankha Mandal, Atul Jain, Nitin Sonar, Sanjay Suryawanshi and Prateek Rawat, co-founder and COO.
Jacques Mouton and Pierneef Smith from Berda Fruit from South Africa.
The bright pink colour of Ocean Network Express (ONE) from Singapore is easily recognizable. In the middle are Voraporn Thongsari and Anongnat Attaratsathian, Key Account Deputy Head.
The recognizable stand of GoodFarmer from China. Zhibin Chen is Coconut Purchasing Manager and Zhaodi Li is part of the Durian Planning Department. The company won the Importer of the Year award.
Ready-to-drink fresh coconut water by GoodFarmer.
Rijkzwaan's colourful vegetable assortment.
To the left, Jan Doldersum, internationan manager Chain & Retail at Rijkzwaan. Rijkzwaan is promoting it's SweetPalermo pepper variety in Asia and emphasizes healthy snacking with its marketing campaigns.
The international team of Rijkzwaan with Haldive Nguyen, Jan Doldersum, Morvianto, Satish Kumar and Oanh Tran.
The Dole Sweetio Pineapple on display.
Shenzen Qupai Fruit Co., Ltd is a fruit import company from Southern China. On the photos are Song Wang, Department Manager, Olivia Gong, the General Manager, and John Li, Senior Global Purchase Director.
MAF Roda Agroaotic with Chris Bray from New Zealand and Minh Bui Quang, Sales Manager from Vietnam. Among other products the company manufacturers dragon fruit sorting machines.
MAF Roda Agroaotic with Chris Bray from New Zealand and Minh Bui Quang, Sales Manager from Vietnam.
The Asian team of Aartsen Fruit and Vegetables, a Dutch importer and trader with regional offices in Hong Kong. On the photo are Rik Verspaandonk, Kawai Tam and Wayne Jongerius.
A festive photograph at the booth of Reemoon Sorting Technoloy where a new contract was signed.
The the left is Dennis Clock, part of the international sales team of Reemoon Sorting Technology. The company has global sales offices and support teams with a presence in Australia, Southern Africa, Mexico, South America and soon also in Spain.
Busy conversations at the country pavillion of Peru.
The Innatis Group NN from France holds different apple club varieties, including Lolipop, Juliet and the Honey Crunch. Representing the company are Ugo Gianola and Bertrand Recoulat.
Cardell Export is part of the Innatis Group NN. They are the exclusive global marketeer of Julie and a pink lady distributor. The company currently exports club varieties to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and HongKong. Mainland China is an active sales goal of the company.
LaBlottiere from France with Emilie Raveleau, David Socheleau and Mohamed Chair.
French import and export company Distrimex with Victor Laurent and Nathalie Casal.
Sam Xie is CEO of Gold Anda Agricultural, Peter Zhu, Senior Partner at Pagoda together with John Wang from Lantao.
Swing Organic holds the exclusive marketing license in over seventy countries globally. On the photo are Philippe Raynaud and Fanny Lemorlec.
The international team of Blue Whale, with on the photo Pascal Marroq, Dina Abella, Benoit Barrache, Julie Baumann, Marc Peirrer and Michael Fernandes.
Fresh apples from Blue Whale from France. The company recently opened an office in Singapore.
Shenzhen Maoxiong Co., ltd is a import and export company from Shenzhen in Southern China. On the photo are Jane, Jiancheng Wang and Nancy. The company export vegetables to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
Japanese Aomori apples are famous in Asia. On the photo is Risa Narita, Deputy Manager at Aomori Trading Co., Ltd.
Logistics service provider Cold Star Line Ltd. from Thailand with Jing OngLi, Rinthida Jiemvitayanukoon (Belle) and Dang Chuang.
Aksun from Turkey exports citrus, apples, pommegrates and figs to the region, including to Singapore, Indonesia and Japan.
To the right, Akin Soyleyen from Aksun from Turkey. The company exports citrus, apples, pommegrates and figs to the region, including to Singapore, Indonesia and Japan.
Weshen Zeng from Logiztik is visiting the exhibition. He covers the Asian market for the logistics provider.
Darya Nature from Turkey. The company exports apples and cherries to China, the Middle-East and other markets in Asia and Europe.
The country pavillion of Turkey, with busy business conversations hosted by the Mediterranean Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Exporters' Association.
Chang-Rak Farms' and GFI's international team with Yang-Ho Na, Robin Johnson, Arie van Helden, Tarek Bedir and Adrian Gabben.
Dick Verkade from Greefa, a Dutch sorting technology company.
Qingdao Zunyuejinye International Trade Do., Ltd operates from the port of Qingdao. The company exports vegetables to Southeast Asia and imports exotics. It also has an office in Thailand. On the photo in the middle is Jack Sun and left Gao Qi, both from the company's Thailand offices. To the right is Guo Xiao Qiu from HNP Logistics from Shandong.
A delegation from Myanmar to promote the country's produce trade supported by a UN Trade Delegation. The country produces avocado. On the photo are Sandar Myo, Chairperson of the Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Assocation and Frederine Derlot, to the right, Administrator at the UN International Trade Centre.
Green Vil Co., Ltd from South Korea. Hyun Jin Chang is the Manager. The company exports fresh strawberries.
Hakan Gizlice is Export Sales Specialist at Eren Terim from Turkey.
Yidu is a forwarder and logistics service providers from Dalian, Northern China. On the photo are Julie Zhu, avocadoes, and Chloe He, tropical fruits..
Conversations and meetings at Turkey's country pavillion.
Hermann Mecklenburg lived and worked in China and recently relocated to Spain. His company provide Agribusiness Consultancy services to those doing international trade.
Fresh coconut water in the original coconut was a new trend at the show. This version is from Kingo Fruits under the brand name Cooo!.
Enes Alreyyis is Sales Manager at Demir Fresh Fruits from Turkey.
Ani Tarim from Turkey exports apples and cherries. On the photo are Selcuk Erdogan, Cennet Erdogan, Tayfun Kaya and Isa Erdogan.
Fola Supply Chain PTE Ltd is a Chinese and Singaporean group. It is a subsidiary of Glorytimes and Xing Ye Yuan Group from Northern China. The company imports into China and exports Chinese fruit and vegetables to Southeast Asia. To the left is Cha Siw Ching, working in Singapore, together with John Do, Agent Director.
Fresh coconut water in the original coconut is a new trend at the show. This version is from Kingo Fruits under the brand name Cooo!. On the photo is Joe FengBeng, General Manager for the company from Guangzhou.
Team photo at Cooo!, a brand of Kingo Fruits. Fresh coconut water in the original coconut was a new trend at the show. This version is from Kingo Fruits under the brand name Cooo!.
Fresh coconut water in the original coconut is a new trend at the show. This version is from Kingo Fruits under the brand name Cooo!.
Bayer is expanding into Asia with new team members in Singapore. To the left, Colin Queck, APAC Strategic Accounts and Partnership Manager. To the right is Nico van Vliet, Global Chain Value Development Lead. Visibility and connection with Asian retail is an important strategy for the company.
Ana Fruit exports Turkey products including apples to Asia. Mehmet Erdogan, to the left, is Managing Director at the company.
A fresh cononut water vending machine perfectly fits the trend of the freshest fruit juice, with coconut water drinkeable directly from the fruit itself. On the photo is Tiparat Jiamjarasrangsi (Nine) from K Fresh Co. Ltd. from Thailand.
More fresh coconut water branding.
Liventus is a Chilean company with strong exposure to Asia and China. On the photos is Ulises Saucedo, Commercial Manager Mexico.
Peerapol Yolsupsiri (Tom) is General Manager at Thai Best Products Holding Co., Ltd. The company exports Thai fruit and vegetables to Europea and the Middle-East and excels in colourful artistic branding.
Busy negotations at Chile's country pavilion.
Ing. Ignacio Lamas is Quality Manager at Agzulasa, a banana exporter from Ecuador.
Group photo with the Asociacion Ecuatoriana de Productores Exportadores Palora.
Banabay with to the left Danila Serrano, Export Manager for the company.
Charlie Li represents Favorita Trading Co. Ltd. in China. Ecuador is an important banana supplier to the Chinese market.
Donatella Ecuador Donatecua S.A. with Serval Nor.
Ana Armas from PimanFruits, Ecuador.
Daniela Palacios Franco is export manager at Palmar Cooperation. To the right is Svetlana Belousova from Singapore, Procurement Officer at Farzana. Ecuador's government is very active in Asia negotiating zero tarrif trade. Expectations are that in the near future, Ecuador's export tarrifs to China, Japan and South Korea will be reduced to zero.
Ecuador's export products, including yellow pitahaya and avocado.
USA Blueberries is actively marketing fresh and dried blueberries in Asia and China. On the photo are Curtis H. Granger, Interim VP Integrated Marketing and Communications, and Mabel Zhuang, the organization's representative in China.
Business conversations at the stand of Frutadeli from Ecuador.
SinoFruits suppliers fruits and vegetables from China to Southeast Asia. The company wants to expand its business in Japan and Europe. A key product are its citrus fruits.
Steve Alearts, partner and director at Foodcareplus. The company has almost two decades experience doing business in Asia.
Pong Pong and Rosanne Ong from Sunrose Private Limited together with David Tang from SinoFruits.
SinoFruits suppliers fruits and vegetables from China to Southeast Asia. The company wants to expand its business in Japan and Europe. A key product are its citrus fruits. The Japanese market will open for Chinese citrus next year.
Japanese Fuji Machinery designs and manufacturers wrapping machinery. 'We wrap everything' , the company's slogan says. Left on the photo is Takumi Fanubashi, Regional Manager, next to Kittisak Wangwarunyoo, Managing Director.
Tyna Nguyen is Business Development Manager at Fosacha from Vietnam.
Warm welcome at the Seafrigo Group.
Hong Kong's technology company Awws World Limited has created a blockchain solution that enables traceability and source verification. Tony Chen, to the right, is the company's Sales Executive.
Manish Sharme is Managing Director at TT Interfruit from India. He is together with Jirapong Sangsureewachchara from Thailand.
Frozen durian pulp, durian crepe and other processed durian specialities.
Yogesh Rathrod, Director at Nova Fresco, together with Esmail Karimi from Overseas Enterprises LLC from Oman. The two companies import fruits into India and the Gulf States.
Crownfruit Pte. From Singapore.
Charles Chan from HongHuyp in Korea. Under its brand Chungnam the company exports Korean fruits.
Sithiporn Associates developed a new technology Airocide that helps with freshness during shipments bu reducing ethylene gas. On the photo is Pussadee Tantiwongpaisan from Bangkok.
Calavo Growers from California exports fresh and processed avocado products to Asia. Production is coming from both California and Mexico. According to Fabian Garcia, Sales Export Manager, avocado pulp in sachets is a popular product for Asia as it can be used for beverages such as milk tea and smoothies.
Silvana Podesta is Sales Executive at Reimex from Chile.
Juan Carlos Osores, Sandra Vigil, Kaemannee Niamnok are exporting organic bananas, mainly to South Korea from Peru. It's the first time the company is exhibiting at AFL.
Henry Hong of FreshFruit Vietnam.
Jessica Jing and Jacob Wang from Forests Packaging, a packaging producer from China. The company has domestic sales and strong exports.
All Fresh is a grape brand from South Korea. Jo Hyang Ran is the CEO and face of the brand, with her personal style and photos visible on the packaging.
The Fruit Republic produces fruits and vegetables in Vietnam for export market, mainly to the EU. To the left is Truong Thi Hong Nga, together with Tran Thi Phuong Nam.
South Korean grower Freshis Co., exports grapes, pears and citrus to the region. Jim Im, second from left, is the company's CEO.
The Fruit Republic produces fruits and vegetables in Vietnam for export market, mainly to the EU. Siebe van Wijk founded the company in 2009 and since then it has grown into one of the largest fruit export company's from Vietnam. To the right is Jeroen Pasman, the company's Commercial Director.