In 2020, 1,810 exhibitors from 72 countries took part in the Grüne Woche. The fair attracted more than 400,000 visitors, including 90,000 trade visitors. Visitors together spent more than €52 million. In 2021, the IGW took place digitally.
The Grüne Woche 2023 focuses on the latest developments in food and food production. Organic, regional and fair, vegetarian and vegan, healthy and sustainable. These are just a few of the developments the Berlin fair focuses on.
Under the motto “Lecker, nachhaltig und von nebenan” (delicious, sustainable and from nearby), the Netherlands will be present with a large 800m2 national pavilion, organised by the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO), the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Dutch embassy in Berlin. The presence of Minister Staghouwer, several Upper and Lower House members, Provincial Deputies and the various networking moments with the Dutch delegation and international partners make participation in the fair a valuable networking event.
In the pavilion, attention is paid to various policy themes, whereby this year, (sustainable) fruit, vegetable and horticulture will be highlighted. The focus is on sustainable and circular themes such as regional crops, sustainable greenhouses, organic and plant-based food (the protein transition), reducing waste and circular agriculture. The Netherlands is profiled as a champion in seed crops and greenhouse construction. There is also a focus on nature-inclusive cultivation: ecological cultivation that contributes to local biodiversity with an eye for nature.
Image: Messe Berlin GmbH