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International Floriculture Expo draws large crowd

BALL-SEEDCHICAGO — The International Floriculture Expo June 13-15 in Chicago drew more than 7,500 attendees, including over 600 floral buyers. There were 225 exhibiting companies at the show -- 30 of which were first-time exhibitors – and they brought many innovative new products to the buyers.

Show highlights included John Simko, president at Sunshine Bouquet Co. in Dayton, NJ, being honored at the IFE Flower Naming Ceremony; Corey Rader, designer at FreshBlooms and DVFlora in Sewell, NJ, winning the 2017 Iron Designer competition; and Syndicate Sales in Kokomo, IN, winning the Innovation Battlefield competition.

 

Kim Tozier and Mark Thompson of Hiawatha Evergreens.