AGF Totaal goes international!

15.07.2003 By: Source: Ahoy Beurzen, AGF Totaal 2003 press release

The Fresh Gateway to Europe
Due to its excellent infrastructure, the unparalleled concentration of trade and the proximity of an important production area, Rotterdam plays an essential role in the research, logistics, import/export and production of horticultural products. Because it is held near the world's largest port, AGF Totaal 2003 can justifiably call itself the ?The Fresh Gateway to Europe.? To get a better idea of the scope of these import and export activities, AGF Totaal exhibitors and visitors will be able to tour the Rotterdam Fruitport, a specialised port facility for the transhipment of fresh fruit and vegetables. The port visit will be sponsored by the Rotterdam Municipal Port Management in cooperation with Seabrex. This transhipment company recently obtained the order for a shipment of 80,000 pallets of fruit from South Africa, making Rotterdam the world's largest port for South African fruit.

Looking ahead AGF Totaal 2003 is focussing on trade segmentation with a series of workshops and a variety of seminars. For example, as part of the new trade line between the Netherlands and Spain, special attention will be focused on the opportunities for Spanish agricultural export. José Alvarez Ramos, agricultural attaché for the Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands, will put the spotlight on topics related to the export chain such as production, commercialisation, financing, logistics and transport.

Opening hours of the trade fair
On 15 and 16 September, AGF Totaal 2003 will be open at the Ahoy' exhibition, congress & event centre from 12.00 to 22.00 hours, and on 17 September from 12.00 to 18.00 hours. Tickets are available at the Ahoy' box office for ? 20 or for ? 15 if you present a discount coupon.

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