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Hoogstraten strawberries

No one can resist the taste and quality of Hoogstraten strawberries. This is what lends our strawberries their unique prestige reputation - not only in Belgium but across the globe. Hoogstraten strawberries are increasingly finding their way onto foreign markets. Strawberries are the main quality product for Coöperatie Hoogstraten. They account for about half of the turnover: more than 30 million kg of strawberries are sold each year. They are all GlobalGap certified and grown according to the Hoogstraten quality label. With regard to research development we work closely with Research Centre Hoogstraten (PCH), which conducts hands-on scientific research into strawberries, tomatoes and peppers. The centre also offers advice and training to growers.

International Mechanisation and Demonstration Strawberry fair (IMDS)

For this we integrate the biannual “International Mechanisation and Demonstration Strawberry fair (IMDS)” of the Research Centre Hoogstraten in our International Strawberry Congress 2022. This fair will be organised for the 12th time in the glasshouse complex of Research Centre Hoogstraten. During the exhibition there will be several demonstrations in the greenhouse and the field. In addition to mechanisation and demonstration, also other topics will be shown such as sustainable water use, integrated pest and disease control, and the digitization and automation of current strawberry cultivation. Furthermore, there will be guided tours organised by the research team to present the current research topics and shows the ongoing trials. More information:

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Koppert

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HERKUPLAST
Since 1972 HerkuPlast has been developing, producing and distributing propagation trays for horticultural, forestry and soft fruit growers. Our team of experts have made HerkuPlast an industry leader through the innovation of new propagation tray designs, developed for better plant health and growth potential. Growers and distributors, appreciate our production features and high standards for design, values, and on-time delivery.

HerkuPlast works with high value recycled material and uses solar energy (photovoltaic) to manufacture the trays.

Available in:
QuickPot® - long life quality
HerkuPak® - light economic quality

Sales & Marketing:
HerkuPlast International – 4882NJ Klein Zundert – Holland
T. +31 76 501 7402
E. export@herkuplast.com

Main office:
HerkuPlast-Kubern GmbH - 94140 Ering am Inn - Germany
T: +49 8573 96030
E. info@herkuplast.com
www.herkuplast.com

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based
packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350
production sites across 36 countries and with revenue of €8.5 billion in 2020. We are located
in 23 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional
player in Latin America. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably,
improve the environmental footprint of our customers.    
   
With our proactive team, we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise,
supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with
forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding
and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an
unrivalled portfolio of paper-based packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our
market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with
optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing
most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.    
   
We have a proud tradition supporting social, environmental and community initiatives in the
countries where we operate. Through these projects we support the UN Sustainable
Development Goals, focusing on where we believe we have the greatest impact.

Smurfit Kappa Neuss GmbH
Am Fuchsberg 8
41468 Neuss
Germany
Tel: +49 40 69443-272
www.smurfitkappa.com

Fluence by OSRAM Fluence Bioengineering, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSRAM, creates powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is a leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis market and is committed to enabling more efficient crop production with the world’s top vertical farms and greenhouse produce growers. Fluence global headquarters are based in Austin, Texas, with its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For more information about Fluence, visit www.fluence-led.com

Contact details:

OSRAM GmbH
DI MARCOM ENI
Marcel Breuer Str. 680807 Munich, Germany

T +49 (0) 89 6213 3939
www.ams-osram.com

Demargro BV

reeds meer dan 45 jaar uw partner voor kwaliteitsaardbeien

Demargro BVBA
Tombrugstraat 118850 Ardooie

Tel. +32 51 74 70 75  
Fax. + 32 51 74 58 11

VERGRO

VERGRO NV has expanded to become one of the largest export companies in Belgium. Vergro mainly exports Belgian and Dutch products to destinations all over Europe, and currently exports to over twenty-five countries.

In 2021 Vergro opened its 3rd division in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, with completely new premises and is now represented in the 3 important growing areas in Belgium.

€ureka Fresh is the well-known brand of Vergro, and mainly used for the main products, tomatoes, apples and pears. Also leek, capsicums and aubergines are now sold under the €ureka Fresh brand.

In recent years, Vergro has taken over some companies (DVL and D&G Fruit) and enforced its position especially in the fruit business. It has now 215 hectares of own top quality fruit (apples and pears) and it has the entire chain in own hands, from picking to storage, packaging and sales.

The Vergro group generates an annual turnover around €150 million and employs about 80 people

Main products: All kind of tomatoes, leeks, aubergines, capsicums, strawberries, apples and our main product pears.

Main export destinations:
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Czech, Spain, Poland, Italy, …

Contact Details:

Alexandra Noppe

VERGRO NV
Kleine Roeselarestraat 5
B-8760 Meulebeke

Tel: +32 51 48 98 08
Fax: +32 51 48 96 06
alexandra.noppe@vergro.com

www.vergro.com

Provincie Antwerpen
The province of Antwerp is one of the five provinces in Flanders, Belgium. The province creates an integrated supralocal policy for its 69 municipalities. The province of Antwerp wants to create an agricultural and horticultural sector in harmony with the environment and pursues a spatial policy that aims to preserve space for food production, which also shapes the open spaces. The province cooperates with actors such as municipalities, research centres, horticulturalists and agricultural organisations. In this way, integrated solutions that contribute to a resilient agri- and horticultural sector and open space are found.  

Contact details:

Kris Van Nieuwenhove
Dienst Landbouw
Diensthoofd

T +32 3 240 67 48, M +32 498 44 24 95
Koningin Elisabethlei 22, 2018 Antwerpen
Ondernemingsnummer: 0207.725.597
Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

www.provincieantwerpen.be

Koppert – Partners with Nature

We partner with nature to find ways of growing that are both safe and healthy. Helping growers to support, protect and strengthen their crop with an integrated system of natural solutions. We use natural enemies to combat pests, bumblebees for pollination, microbials, and bio stimulants that support, protect and strengthen crops. We have driven agricultural innovation for over 50 years. Growers and farmers worldwide use our products and knowledge to restore the natural balance in their crops. Our holistic approach is what sets us apart. Improving plant health both above and underground. All our solutions support one goal: 100% sustainable agriculture.

Contact details

Koppert
Postal address: P.O. Box 155, 2650 AD Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
Email: info@koppert.com
Website: www.koppert.com

Infia is a leading company in the fresh fruit and vegetable packaging sector around the world. A pioneer in the industry when it comes to innovation of goods and services, its history dates from the late 1940s, in the heart of Romagna, where the business was developed. From the very beginning, its production has been focused on the creation of innovative packaging that could represent an effective and winning solution to emerging requirements in packaging, protection and enhancement of fruit and vegetable produce.Thanks to an organised sales network on all five continents and consolidated partnerships worldwide, today Infia is the leading fruit and vegetable plastic packaging producer in Europe and one of the leading producers in this sector worldwide. The company has over 400 employees working at two factories. The first one, with its 135,000 square meters, is situated in Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), where the company’s headquarters are based. The second one is situated in Valencia, Spain. In addition, the group has two commercial branches in the United Kingdom and on the Iberian Peninsula.

In 75 years of history, Infia has always distinguished itself around the world for its continuous push towards innovation, which led it to become one of the first companies to invest in new materials such as PET. This philosophy stands behind the introduction of the track-and-trace program for its punnets. Its revolutionary Kit line has completed a range of articles that is one of the most modern, complete and diversified within the market sector. Respect for the environment and reduction of food waste are founding values of the company’s mission: the new patented side ventilation system utilized in its punnets allows produce to keep fresh longer and reduces wastes, while the internal decontamination process of RPET considerably limits impact in terms of CO2 emissions.

The company's success is based on the fundamental role played by its human resources. These are the people who through their enthusiasm, expertise and strong vocation for customer satisfaction have enabled Infia to become the first group around the world to contact when looking for fresh fruit and vegetable packaging.

Contact details

Viale Caduti di Via Fani, 85
47032 - Bertinoro (FC) - Italy
Phone: +39 0543 466 511
Direct: +39 0543 466 521
Fax: +39 0543 466 519
Mobile: +39 339 2346289
adriana.lazzari@infia.it
www.kpfilms.com / infia.it

PROPAGATOR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL STRAWBERRY, ASPAGARUS AND RASPBERRY GROWERS.

Vissers Aardbeiplanten was established in 1961 by A.G. Vissers. Since the early days, Vissers has developed into a leading company in the sector with its own, successful breeding program. The company is located in America, a village in the south of the Netherlands, with its good light sandy soil, adequate light and favourable summer temperatures. We have also propagating locations in Poland and Belarus. We propagate a complete range of strawberry varieties and plant types, such as fresh plants, misted-tips, tray plants, mini-tray, waiting-bed plants, A+ extra, A+ and standard A.

We are also into the Raspberry propagation. We have these available as long canes or fresh module plants. Varieties we have at the moment are Glen Ample, Glen Dee, Tulameen, Heritage, Primeberry® Sugana, Meeker andVissers Aardbeiplanten also propagates different varieties asparagus crowns suitable for Europe as example Prius, Cygnus, Gijnlim, Grolim, Cumulus, Herkolim, Backlim, Xenolim, Maxlim, Vegalim etc. These asparagus crowns we sell in 2 different categories; A and B plants. A plants are sorted from +70 gram. B plants have a sortation from 40 – 70 gram. For other varieties/possibilities contact us on info@vissers.com or give us a phone call +31 (0)77 464 81 00.

Contact details:

Vissers Aardbeiplanten BV
Midden Peelweg 10
5966 RE America (NL)

tel: +31 (0)77-4648100
 fax: +31 (0)77-4648101
www.vissers.com

UNFOLD A WORLD OF CIRCULAR VALUE

Euro Pool System has been the circular solution for the efficient distribution of fresh produce ever since we started in 1992. With our reusable and recyclable trays we set the standard for packaging, transporting and displaying fruit vegetables, meat, fish and bread throughout Europe. 

When you start using our trays you will unfold a world of circular value. A world where societal and business purposes always go hand in hand. Emittingless CO2 by better utilizing load space and developing green transportation alternatives. Meeting strict hygiene standards while using water-saving technologies and renewable energy. And reducing waste by combining maximum food protection with the best presentation of your fresh produce.

Our goal is to close the loop and drive efficiency in the most sustainable way, together with producers, transporters, processing companies and retailers. Let's work together towards a fully circular supply chain!

Contact details:

Kempenarestraat 53, bus 2
B-2860 St. Katelijne Waver
Belgium


T: +32 (0)15 32 28 68
F: +32 (0)15 32 28 70
www.europoolsystem.com

Boilerplate

A global player in biological pest and disease control and bumblebee pollination of high value
greenhouse and berry crops, Biobest exports weekly to over 70 countries worldwide.

Biobest has local production and/or distribution subsidiaries strategically sited in 20 countries
worldwide, plus an extensive network of local specialised distributors located in an additional 50
countries on six continents. Employing 1700 employees worldwide, our extensive production, supply
chain, sales and technical advisory network provides an efficient global service delivering fresh
quality product to countries every week using our highly specialised cold chain logistics.

Today our product portfolio features a comprehensive range of IPM solutions - including beneficial
insects, predatory mites, bumblebees, insect pathogenic nematodes and biopesticides as well as
monitoring, scouting and pheromones products.

Our highly skilled technical team – comprising 160 in-house and 250 distributor advisors – assists
growers worldwide to provide best-in-class customized technical advice. To further enable the best
possible results for growers, Biobest continually invests in R&D programmes to innovate and
improve our products and solutions as well as to develop digital tools to help growers collect and
cord information on pest and disease incidence, severity and distribution.

Contact details:

BIOBEST GROUP n.v.
Ilse Velden 18
2660 Westerlo (Belgium)

Tel: +32 14 25 79 80
Info@biobestgroup.com
www.biobestgroup.com

More than a hundred years’ experience make BVB Substrates your specialist for the very best soft fruit substrate solutions. This broad experience combined with modern production facilities and a strong desire for perfection make BVB Substrates a reliable partner, and because of all that we have a leading role in our sector.

At BVB Substrates everything revolves around quality. Production and process development are updated daily. BVB Substrates owns state-of-the-art production facilities and large storage capacities. Supported by an ISO certificate and the RHP seal of quality allows us to guarantee the very best quality.

Californischeweg 10-B, 5971 NV Grubbenvorst
Postbus 8551, 5970 AB Grubbenvorst, Nederland

Telefoon: +31 (0) 77 366 93 90
Fax: +31 (0) 77 366 13 13
info@bvb-substrates.nl
www.bvb-substrates.nl

About LC Packaging

LC Packaging is a family owned company and international manufacturer and producer of flexible packaging solutions with a headquarters based in the Netherlands. LC Packaging has been active in the packaging industry since 1923 and has its own production facilities for FIBCs and corrugated board in Europe, Africa and Asia. With a turnover of 204 million euros in 2021 and 1,769 employees in sales, offices, warehouses and production facilities in 16 countries, it is LC Packaging’s goal to contribute to a world without waste. LC Packaging specialises in custom packaging products and packaging from stock to over 30,000 customers in the industrial and agricultural industry worldwide. In 2021, LC Packaging was awarded an EcoVadis Platinum Medal for the second consecutive year, belonging to the top 1% of all 85,000 companies assessed with such a high CSR score. The company is particularly recognised for its efforts in labor practices and human rights, and sustainable procurement practices.

Contact Details

LC Packaging Belgium NV
‍Kempenarestraat 55
‍B - 2860 Sint-Katelijne-Waver
T +3215560190
‍M +32494129612
dbellekens@lcpackaging.com
www.lcpackaging.be

HERKUPLAST
Since 1972 HerkuPlast has been developing, producing and distributing propagation trays for horticultural, forestry and soft fruit growers. Our team of experts have made HerkuPlast an industry leader through the innovation of new propagation tray designs, developed for better plant health and growth potential. Growers and distributors, appreciate our production features and high standards for design, values, and on-time delivery.

HerkuPlast works with high value recycled material and uses solar energy (photovoltaic) to manufacture the trays.

Available in:
QuickPot® - long life quality
HerkuPak® - light economic quality

Sales & Marketing:
HerkuPlast International – 4882NJ Klein Zundert – Holland
T. +31 76 501 7402
E. export@herkuplast.com

Main office:
HerkuPlast-Kubern GmbH - 94140 Ering am Inn - Germany
T: +49 8573 96030
E. info@herkuplast.com
www.herkuplast.com

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based
packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350
production sites across 36 countries and with revenue of €8.5 billion in 2020. We are located
in 23 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional
player in Latin America. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably,
improve the environmental footprint of our customers.    
   
With our proactive team, we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise,
supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with
forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding
and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an
unrivalled portfolio of paper-based packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our
market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with
optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing
most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.    
   
We have a proud tradition supporting social, environmental and community initiatives in the
countries where we operate. Through these projects we support the UN Sustainable
Development Goals, focusing on where we believe we have the greatest impact.

Smurfit Kappa Neuss GmbH
Am Fuchsberg 8
41468 Neuss
Germany
Tel: +49 40 69443-272
www.smurfitkappa.com

Fluence by OSRAM Fluence Bioengineering, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSRAM, creates powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications. Fluence is a leading LED lighting supplier in the global cannabis market and is committed to enabling more efficient crop production with the world’s top vertical farms and greenhouse produce growers. Fluence global headquarters are based in Austin, Texas, with its EMEA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For more information about Fluence, visit www.fluence-led.com

Contact details:

OSRAM GmbH
DI MARCOM ENI
Marcel Breuer Str. 680807 Munich, Germany

T +49 (0) 89 6213 3939
www.ams-osram.com

Demargro BV

reeds meer dan 45 jaar uw partner voor kwaliteitsaardbeien

Demargro BVBA
Tombrugstraat 118850 Ardooie

Tel. +32 51 74 70 75  
Fax. + 32 51 74 58 11

VERGRO

VERGRO NV has expanded to become one of the largest export companies in Belgium. Vergro mainly exports Belgian and Dutch products to destinations all over Europe, and currently exports to over twenty-five countries.

In 2021 Vergro opened its 3rd division in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, with completely new premises and is now represented in the 3 important growing areas in Belgium.

€ureka Fresh is the well-known brand of Vergro, and mainly used for the main products, tomatoes, apples and pears. Also leek, capsicums and aubergines are now sold under the €ureka Fresh brand.

In recent years, Vergro has taken over some companies (DVL and D&G Fruit) and enforced its position especially in the fruit business. It has now 215 hectares of own top quality fruit (apples and pears) and it has the entire chain in own hands, from picking to storage, packaging and sales.

The Vergro group generates an annual turnover around €150 million and employs about 80 people

Main products: All kind of tomatoes, leeks, aubergines, capsicums, strawberries, apples and our main product pears.

Main export destinations:
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Czech, Spain, Poland, Italy, …

Contact Details:

www.vergro.com

VERGRO NV
Kleine Roeselarestraat
5B-8760 Meulebeke
info@vergro.com

Provincie Antwerpen
The province of Antwerp is one of the five provinces in Flanders, Belgium. The province creates an integrated supralocal policy for its 69 municipalities. The province of Antwerp wants to create an agricultural and horticultural sector in harmony with the environment and pursues a spatial policy that aims to preserve space for food production, which also shapes the open spaces. The province cooperates with actors such as municipalities, research centres, horticulturalists and agricultural organisations. In this way, integrated solutions that contribute to a resilient agri- and horticultural sector and open space are found.  

Contact details:

Kris Van Nieuwenhove
Dienst Landbouw
Diensthoofd

T +32 3 240 67 48, M +32 498 44 24 95
Koningin Elisabethlei 22, 2018 Antwerpen
Ondernemingsnummer: 0207.725.597
Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

www.provincieantwerpen.be

Koppert – Partners with Nature

We partner with nature to find ways of growing that are both safe and healthy. Helping growers to support, protect and strengthen their crop with an integrated system of natural solutions. We use natural enemies to combat pests, bumblebees for pollination, microbials, and bio stimulants that support, protect and strengthen crops. We have driven agricultural innovation for over 50 years. Growers and farmers worldwide use our products and knowledge to restore the natural balance in their crops. Our holistic approach is what sets us apart. Improving plant health both above and underground. All our solutions support one goal: 100% sustainable agriculture.

Contact details

Koppert
Postal address: P.O. Box 155, 2650 AD Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
Email: info@koppert.com
Website: www.koppert.com

Infia is a leading company in the fresh fruit and vegetable packaging sector around the world. A pioneer in the industry when it comes to innovation of goods and services, its history dates from the late 1940s, in the heart of Romagna, where the business was developed. From the very beginning, its production has been focused on the creation of innovative packaging that could represent an effective and winning solution to emerging requirements in packaging, protection and enhancement of fruit and vegetable produce.Thanks to an organised sales network on all five continents and consolidated partnerships worldwide, today Infia is the leading fruit and vegetable plastic packaging producer in Europe and one of the leading producers in this sector worldwide. The company has over 400 employees working at two factories. The first one, with its 135,000 square meters, is situated in Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), where the company’s headquarters are based. The second one is situated in Valencia, Spain. In addition, the group has two commercial branches in the United Kingdom and on the Iberian Peninsula.

In 75 years of history, Infia has always distinguished itself around the world for its continuous push towards innovation, which led it to become one of the first companies to invest in new materials such as PET. This philosophy stands behind the introduction of the track-and-trace program for its punnets. Its revolutionary Kit line has completed a range of articles that is one of the most modern, complete and diversified within the market sector. Respect for the environment and reduction of food waste are founding values of the company’s mission: the new patented side ventilation system utilized in its punnets allows produce to keep fresh longer and reduces wastes, while the internal decontamination process of RPET considerably limits impact in terms of CO2 emissions.

The company's success is based on the fundamental role played by its human resources. These are the people who through their enthusiasm, expertise and strong vocation for customer satisfaction have enabled Infia to become the first group around the world to contact when looking for fresh fruit and vegetable packaging.

Contact details

Viale Caduti di Via Fani, 85
47032 - Bertinoro (FC) - Italy
Phone: +39 0543 466 511
Direct: +39 0543 466 521
Fax: +39 0543 466 519
Mobile: +39 339 2346289
adriana.lazzari@infia.it
www.kpfilms.com / infia.it

PROPAGATOR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL STRAWBERRY, ASPAGARUS AND RASPBERRY GROWERS.

Vissers Aardbeiplanten was established in 1961 by A.G. Vissers. Since the early days, Vissers has developed into a leading company in the sector with its own, successful breeding program. The company is located in America, a village in the south of the Netherlands, with its good light sandy soil, adequate light and favourable summer temperatures. We have also propagating locations in Poland and Belarus. We propagate a complete range of strawberry varieties and plant types, such as fresh plants, misted-tips, tray plants, mini-tray, waiting-bed plants, A+ extra, A+ and standard A.

We are also into the Raspberry propagation. We have these available as long canes or fresh module plants. Varieties we have at the moment are Glen Ample, Glen Dee, Tulameen, Heritage, Primeberry® Sugana, Meeker andVissers Aardbeiplanten also propagates different varieties asparagus crowns suitable for Europe as example Prius, Cygnus, Gijnlim, Grolim, Cumulus, Herkolim, Backlim, Xenolim, Maxlim, Vegalim etc. These asparagus crowns we sell in 2 different categories; A and B plants. A plants are sorted from +70 gram. B plants have a sortation from 40 – 70 gram. For other varieties/possibilities contact us on info@vissers.com or give us a phone call +31 (0)77 464 81 00.

Contact details:

Vissers Aardbeiplanten BV
Midden Peelweg 10
5966 RE America (NL)

tel: +31 (0)77-4648100
 fax: +31 (0)77-4648101
www.vissers.com

UNFOLD A WORLD OF CIRCULAR VALUE

Euro Pool System has been the circular solution for the efficient distribution of fresh produce ever since we started in 1992. With our reusable and recyclable trays we set the standard for packaging, transporting and displaying fruit vegetables, meat, fish and bread throughout Europe. 

When you start using our trays you will unfold a world of circular value. A world where societal and business purposes always go hand in hand. Emittingless CO2 by better utilizing load space and developing green transportation alternatives. Meeting strict hygiene standards while using water-saving technologies and renewable energy. And reducing waste by combining maximum food protection with the best presentation of your fresh produce.

Our goal is to close the loop and drive efficiency in the most sustainable way, together with producers, transporters, processing companies and retailers. Let's work together towards a fully circular supply chain!

Contact details:

Kempenarestraat 53, bus 2
B-2860 St. Katelijne Waver
Belgium


T: +32 (0)15 32 28 68
F: +32 (0)15 32 28 70
www.europoolsystem.com

Boilerplate

A global player in biological pest and disease control and bumblebee pollination of high value
greenhouse and berry crops, Biobest exports weekly to over 70 countries worldwide.

Biobest has local production and/or distribution subsidiaries strategically sited in 20 countries
worldwide, plus an extensive network of local specialised distributors located in an additional 50
countries on six continents. Employing 1700 employees worldwide, our extensive production, supply
chain, sales and technical advisory network provides an efficient global service delivering fresh
quality product to countries every week using our highly specialised cold chain logistics.

Today our product portfolio features a comprehensive range of IPM solutions - including beneficial
insects, predatory mites, bumblebees, insect pathogenic nematodes and biopesticides as well as
monitoring, scouting and pheromones products.

Our highly skilled technical team – comprising 160 in-house and 250 distributor advisors – assists
growers worldwide to provide best-in-class customized technical advice. To further enable the best
possible results for growers, Biobest continually invests in R&D programmes to innovate and
improve our products and solutions as well as to develop digital tools to help growers collect and
cord information on pest and disease incidence, severity and distribution.

Contact details:

BIOBEST GROUP n.v.
Ilse Velden 18
2660 Westerlo (Belgium)

Tel: +32 14 25 79 80
Info@biobestgroup.com
www.biobestgroup.com

More than a hundred years’ experience make BVB Substrates your specialist for the very best soft fruit substrate solutions. This broad experience combined with modern production facilities and a strong desire for perfection make BVB Substrates a reliable partner, and because of all that we have a leading role in our sector.

At BVB Substrates everything revolves around quality. Production and process development are updated daily. BVB Substrates owns state-of-the-art production facilities and large storage capacities. Supported by an ISO certificate and the RHP seal of quality allows us to guarantee the very best quality.

Californischeweg 10-B, 5971 NV Grubbenvorst
Postbus 8551, 5970 AB Grubbenvorst, Nederland

Telefoon: +31 (0) 77 366 93 90
Fax: +31 (0) 77 366 13 13
info@bvb-substrates.nl
www.bvb-substrates.nl

About LC Packaging

LC Packaging is a family owned company and international manufacturer and producer of flexible packaging solutions with a headquarters based in the Netherlands. LC Packaging has been active in the packaging industry since 1923 and has its own production facilities for FIBCs and corrugated board in Europe, Africa and Asia. With a turnover of 204 million euros in 2021 and 1,769 employees in sales, offices, warehouses and production facilities in 16 countries, it is LC Packaging’s goal to contribute to a world without waste. LC Packaging specialises in custom packaging products and packaging from stock to over 30,000 customers in the industrial and agricultural industry worldwide. In 2021, LC Packaging was awarded an EcoVadis Platinum Medal for the second consecutive year, belonging to the top 1% of all 85,000 companies assessed with such a high CSR score. The company is particularly recognised for its efforts in labor practices and human rights, and sustainable procurement practices.

Contact Details

LC Packaging Belgium NV
‍Kempenarestraat 55
‍B - 2860 Sint-Katelijne-Waver
T +3215560190
‍M +32494129612
dbellekens@lcpackaging.com
www.lcpackaging.be

Contact details:

MENNO CHEMIE-VERTRIEB GMBH
Langer Kamp 104
D-22850 Norderstedt
Germany
T: +49 40-529 06 67-0
F: +49 40-529 06 67 66
E: info@menno.de
www.menno.de

Become a sponsor!

Raise your profile at the fourth International Strawberry Congress and showcase your brand to decision makers in the international strawberry business.

As a Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsor, your brand is guaranteed high profile publicity online and in-print before, during and after the congress.

Why?

  • Promote your solutions at this unique international event

  • Reach a global audience

  • Network with Global experts in the field of strawberries

  • Forge new collaborations with key decision makers

  • Enhance your brand awareness and gain media exposure

  • Acquire expert knowledge from international experts

  • Engage with your target audience globally

combine

As we believe that the combination of the International Strawberry Congress and the International Mechanisation and Demonstration Strawberry fair could be a definitely advantage for you to connect with more experts in the field of strawberries, we grant a discount of 10% on the normal sponsor packages if you are Gold or Silver sponsor of the International Mechanisation and Demonstration Strawberry fair

Diamond
€15000

(excl. VAT)

Gold
€10000

(excl. VAT)

Silver
€7000

(excl. VAT)

Bronze
€4500

(excl. VAT)

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How to become a sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact the Congress Secretariat for more information.

Do you have additional ideas for other forms of partnerships than those proposed? Contact us!

Our team will ensure that your investment will lead to a successful congress sponsorship experience.

Congress Secretariat:
Loenhoutseweg 59
2320 Hoogstraten

Contact:
Eva Vanmarcke
T: +32 (0)3 340 02 78
Strawberrycongress@hoogstraten.eu

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Partners

Coöperatie Hoogstraten

Coöperatie Hoogstraten cv is a marked presence in the horticultural sector, both in Belgium and abroad. Not only does the cooperative have a rich history, but as a contemporary company it is also ready to meet the future. The constant search for innovation and the commitment to sustainable entrepreneurship are key in this respect. Innovation is coupled with a continuous concern for quality, in products as well as in service. This is indispensable to maintain a close partnership with the growers. Hoogstraten strawberries are the pick of the crop at our organisation but over the years the cooperative has also built a reputation in greenhouse vegetables. It’s a remarkable story that continues to be written on a daily basis.

Contact details:
Coöperatie Hoogstraten cv
Loenhoutseweg 59
2320 Hoogstraten - Belgium
T: +32 3 340 02 11
www.hoogstraten.eu

Research Centre Hoogstraten (PCH)

Research Centre Hoogstraten (PCH) is located in the north of Antwerp in the middle of an important horticultural area. Since its foundation in 1955 the centre plays an active role in the development and growth of the horticulture in the region.

Continuously carrying out new investments has made the growth of the centre possible to its current state of a modern and performant research institution. Our infrastructure with more than 2 hectares of glasshouses, 0,5ha plastic greenhouse and tabletops, our open field of 1haand 0,5 ha trayfield, allows us to do research in a scientific and accurate manner. Acquiring the
GEP (Good Experimental Practices) accreditation is important for the trials and the completion of research.

Research Centre Hoogstraten is specialized in the cultivation in glasshouses (strawberry, tomato, pepper) and the strawberry cultivation in open air (in soil and on tabletops). Practical and demonstrative research in these cultures delivers information and answers to questions risen at professional horticultural companies and growers. In collaboration with other research institutions different programs can be initiated to solve more fundamental problems in the above mentioned cultures. The transfer of trial results towards the growers and other scientific groups is an important challenge for the Research Centre.

To attend roughly 200 strawberry growers the Research Centre has a Consultancy Team Strawberry which delivers professional advice inland and abroad. One of the major strengths of the team is its close interaction with the ongoing research at the Research Centre: the advice given by the Consultancy team can always be backed up with objectively obtained trial results and the experience from the field delivers necessary input in the setup of trials in the research program.

Horticulture is one of the engines of the economical development and prosperity in the region. Research Centre Hoogstraten wants to act as a backbone in accomplishing this continuous evolution through its research program, consultancy and horticultural services.

Contact details:
Proefcentrum Hoogstraten (Research Centre Hoogstraten)
Voort 71
2328 Meerle
Tel: +32 3 315 70 52
info@proefcentrum.be
www.proefcentrum.be

VCBT / KU Leuven

The quality of fruit and vegetables is essential to the Belgian horticultural sector. It is therefore important to produce, store and commercialise these products in ideal conditions. The non-profit organisation Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology (VCBT) has been established in 1997 as a public-private partnership of the Association of Belgian Fruit and Vegetable Cooperatives and the University of Leuven. Its mission is to introduce innovative technologies and provide extension services related to storage technology and quality of fruit and vegetables to producers and co-operatives. Since 2004 the VCBT is officially recognised as experimental station.

To support these activities, the VCBT carries out both practically oriented as well as fundamental research related to these themes. The VCBT has a unique refrigeration infrastructure for (dynamic) controlled atmosphere storage research and an ISO-17025 accredited laboratory with advanced measurement techniques for all quality attributes of fruit and vegetables.

The VCBT closely collaborates with the BIOSYST-MeBioS division of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) that carries out fundamental research related to storage and quality of horticultural produce. As both groups are housed in the same building, the conditions are ideal for mental cross-fertilisation between university researchers and those of the VCBT. Further, the VCBT
closely collaborates with all other experimental stations in Belgium and with research groups all over the world.

Contact details:
VCBT – KU Leuven Postharvest Research Group
Willem de Croylaan 42
3001 Leuven
Tel: +32 16 32 27 32
ann.schenk@vcbt.be; bart.nicolai@kuleuven.be
www.vbct.be; www.postharvest.be

Het Verbond van Belgische Tuinbouwcoöperaties (VBT)

The Association of Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives - is a non-profit organisation and represents and defends, both nationally and internationally, the interests of Belgian producers’ cooperatives in the fruit and vegetable sector. The total turnover of the VBT- members in 2020 amounted to € 1.078.456 EUR.

Where necessary VBT works in conjunction with other organizations, federations or relevant stakeholders. VBT also offers its members a platform for consultation and exchange of views. Furthermore, VBT provides sector-relevant information to its members and may, in specific domains, act as service provider.

Contact details:
VBT
Tiensevest 136
3000 Leuven
T: +32 16 20 00 80
F: +32 16 20 30 35
www.vbt.eu