Audeé Ríos Canobbio and Nikola Mandakova of Coliman Allfresch who grow both conventional and organic bananas in Mexico and are working on getting the correct certification to export their organic bananas to China.
Rodrigo Pinheiro, Ulisses Brambini, Izaura Brambini and Wellington Andrade of Bello Brazilian Exotic Fruit. The company is looking to bring their fruits to European supermarket chains.
Luis Ferro and Richard Adams of Fermac Cargo, a Brazilian freight forwards. The company works to receive produce from Brazilian producers and forwards the products to destinations around the world.
Vagner Promicia of Don Vicente and Silmara Pasiani of both Itacitrus and Don Vicente. Don Vicente specializes in conventional limes, and Itacitrus specializes in organic limes.
Mattias Dunzelmann, Fernando Carrera, Mariano Sangronis, and Bernabé Padilla of Citromax, who are expecting a good Argentinian lemon season, with good volumes and quality.
Wigma Sá and Mariana de Paiva of Agricola Famosa, a Brazilian melon producer whose signature melon is the Dino melon.
Dino melons are grown in Brazil by Agricola Famosa and have been successful in Europe for the past few years. At the end of 2019 they were first introduced into the US.
Aryan Schut of Solo Internacional and Patricia Nogueira and Cassio Nogueira of Red Lychee. The Brazilian lychee season runs from November through January and Red lychee just wrapped up a satisfying season, with volumes a bit lower than usual but good quality fruit.
Cristiano Gloria of Transcomexgg and Olavo Espindola of Jaguacy Brazil. Jaguacy is an avocado producer in Brazil and their biggest export month is May because of the high prices that are usual at that time of the year.
Rafael Piazzarollo, Rodrigo Lima, and Felipe Cunha of the Union of Growers of Brazilian Papaya (UGBP). The Union released a new marketing strategy at Fruit Logistica this year to help teach consumers how to eat papaya, to increase consumption and demand in Europe.
UGBP presents the idea of ‘papaya bowls,’ in which a papaya is filled with other fruits, nuts, or more as a tasty and convenient meal.
In UGBP’s marketing plan, each papaya has a sticker with a special idea for a papaya bowl combination.
Lorenz Hartmann de Barros, Sybille Friedrich, and Andrés Ocampo of HLB. While the company is known for bringing tree-ripened papayas to Europe in the early ‘90s and helping popularize the fruit in the European markets, they now also work with many other exotics, like pitahaya and mango.
Roselayne Weber Heylmann, Antonio Hana, Eduardo Coletti and Jorge Plaza of Linda Fresh Fruit, holding the palmer mango, a fibreless mango which is grown in Brazil year-round and which has a minimum brix of 12.
Walter Kraus and Ayres Wehrmeister Jr. are of the Brazilian company Agrifood, who grow, among other products, gourmet grapes. The grapes have a large size of over 28mm and a controlled brix of minimum 18.
Fabio Pittner and Marcos Roberto Vincente. Cargolink is a freight forwarder who mostly works with air freight.
Verónica Samper of ProColombia, the organization who put together the Colombian pavilion. This year, the Colombian pavilion had 10 different companies on it, with the most represented product being the physalis.
Elly De Becker and Koen Stes, representing Uniban. The company is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year and produces both conventional and organic bananas.
Gilbert Reyes, Luis Alberto Reyes, and Andrea Catalina Tapias of Frutireyes. After years of growth, the company noticed that the demand for physalis is Europe stabilized in the past 2-3 years.
Lina María Zorro Malaver and Sandra Riano of Novacampo. The company has been working with exotic fruits for 20 years, and one of their newer products is the organic physalis, which comes in a sustainable packaging made out of sugarcane.
Javier Lopez of Nativa Produce. The company’s biggest product is physalis and the main market is Europe. Currently, the company is focusing on packaging with less plastic.
Juan Pablo Ramírez Cardenas and Pedro Pablo Diaz Pérez of Jardin Exotics. The company’s logo is representative of their commitment to sustainability and equitability.
Jose Daniel Ramírez, Daniela Manjarres, and Viviana Velez Jaramillo of Ocati. Their new marketing focuses on the naked goldenberry, which makes the product more convenient and familiar for consumers.
Marisol Franco of Andes Fruits. While most Colombian companies focus on exotic fruits, Andes Fruits distinguishes itself with their new product: blueberries.
Veronica Sentillan and Gabriela Betancourt of Agrocalidad at the Ecuador Partnerland stand.
Ecuador’s most important products are bananas, physalis, and yellow dragon fruit.
Paulina Carrera wearing traditional Ecuadorian clothing while showing off Ecuador’s most important fruits.
Daniel May, Ragna John, Iván Ontaneda Berrú and Patricio Dloreida. Berrú is the Ecuadorian Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries and is a pivotal part of the new Ecuadorian initiative towards sustainability.
Banabay’s export manager Danilo Serrano. The Ecuadorian banana company is working on expanding the number of farms for their own production and is hoping to export around eight additional containers of their own-grown product by the end of 2020.
Gustavo Narvaez is the production manager of Pitacava. Alongside their fresh pitahaya fruit, the company now also offers freeze-dried versions of several fruits.
Alejandro Sanches of Sentilver, an Ecuadorian banana company currently focused on expanding their volumes in Europe.
Xavier Mejia of Productoras Ecuatoriana de Frutas Exoticas OrganPit. The company works with fresh pitahaya and has been doing the freeze-dried pitahaya for one year now. They have found that this product sees good demand in Asia.
Charif Carvajal, Ignacio Caballero, and Ronald Brown of the Chilean Fruit Committee, showing the new sustainability-focused initiative.
Carlos Cruzat, president of the Chilean Kiwifruit Committee
Monserrat Valenzuela, Executive Manager of the Chilean Citrus Committee.
Julia Pinto Ruiz and Lina Marie Gasch of the Chilean Blueberry Committee.
Ernesto Jurado and Karina Ubilla of Agzulasa. The company works with various banana types, including baby, red, traditional and plantains.
Maria Esther Castro of EarthFructifera. This Ecuadorian company grow traditional and baby bananas in Ecuador and have an office in Peru where they work with avocados and ginger.
Freddy Rodriguez and Karla Asqui of Fanalba, with one of their customers. The company grows and exports conventional bananas.
Ricardo Guevara Ramia of Don Vito, Rafael Elizalde Romero of Coragrofrut and José Andrés Guerrero of Green Force Fruits. Green Force Fruits is the company’s name and they export bananas in four different brands, which are adapted to their destination markets.
Maria Pía Escudero and Esteban Vela of Exportadora Del Sur, who package their bananas under the brand Dona Violeta.
Hugo Alfredo Castro, Gina Castro, Alfredo Castro and Gina Alvear de Castro of Gina Fruit. This Ecuadorian company has been producing bananas for four generations and works with customized boxing and packaging styles for a competitive edge.
Elmira Behravan and Hannah Ehrlich representing the Camposol booth.
Felipe Páez, Macarena Robledo, and Juan Carlos Sarmiento of FLP. The company recently began adding pulps to their product-line, and have begun working with avocados through their Colombian office.
Dennis Brito Madrid, CEO of Golden Sweet Spirit. The company presents their goldenberries in two main formats: one in a carboard box with their leaves on, which extends shelf-life, and peeled in a clamshell for consumer convenience. They have just begun exporting to the U.S. market at the end of 2019.
Maria José Rivas, Carlos Sánchez, Anaís Joutteaux, Christina Geller, and Nuñez Manssur of Exbanfrut. The company is exhibiting at Fruit Logistica for its second year and exports bananas under their own brand Chely Fruit.
Camilo J. Gomez of Cimexport, a producer and exporter of a variety of products such as plantain, eddoes, yucca and ginger. The company’s main market is currently the U.S., but the European market is growing.
Giovanni Triviño Manobanda of Delindecsa. The company grows their bananas in Los Ríos in Ecuador and is working on expanding their access to the European market.
Lucía Bustamente, sales manager of EcuaExotics. The company works with both the yellow and red dragon fruit.
Gabie Latupeirissa, Daphne Bierenbroodspot, and Dave Sijogo of Mission Produce, the global avocado network.
Myriam Benoit representing Avocados From Mexico. While the company has a big presence in the United States, they are trying to expand more into Europe. They see big opportunities in the Russian and Ukrainian markets for conventional avocados, and in Germany for the organic avocados.
José Arístides Rodríguez Gonzáles (Managing Director) and José Rodríguez Pérez (Sales Manager) of Sunrise Fruits and Goods. They attended the show as visitors and had a very busy and successful event.
Juan Pablo Valencia of H52 Mexico, whose biggest product is blackberries that are grown in Mexico and exported worldwide.
Christopher Ramirez and David Herrera of Altar Produce, who are working on expanding their asparagus export volumes to Europe to deliver product year-round.
Celso Castillo Macías, sales manager of Promotora Mexicana Gaitán Promega.
Juan Escorcia of Avocados Aguirre, a Mexican avocado packer based in Jalisco.
Rogelio Granguillhome, the Mexican Ambassador, Juan Escorcia of Avocados Aguirre, Jorge Rueda Sousa of TradeNex, and Alejandro Velázquez Santillanes, general director of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Susana Gómez Vaillard, general manager of Citricola Couturier, a company who produces four brands of Mexican limes.
The four brands of limes produced by Citricola Courturier are Corona, Cerveza, Bonito (not pictured) and Don Carlos. The latter three brands are the company's own brands.
Karol Vidal of Diazteca, a mango broker company from Mexico who have just sent their first shipment of the year to Canada and will send their first shipment to the US in the next 2-3 weeks. They have been part of the European market for four years now.
Pedro Rodriguez and Rolando Olivares Velazquez of San Gabriel, growers, packers, importers and exporters of Mexican limes with offices in both the UK and the US.
Carlos Madariaga, Natalia Villanueva, and Roberto Samano of Berries Paradise, a Mexican berry producer.
The Fresh Export Team. The Mexican mango season began just a few weeks ago and the teams shows off their Mexican-grown mango display.
Israel Estrada Torres of Iscavo Avocados, exhibiting as part of the Mexico pavilion.
Isabel Freeland and Araceli Muñoz Garcia of Margarita’s Limes, who sell their Mexico-grown limes under the Coast Tropical brand.
Julie Velazquez of Veca Produce, showing the companies’ limes as part of the Mexico pavilion.
Bertha Bañuelos of Sweet Seasons, who work with lychees, guava, dragon fruit, and habanero peppers. The company has been seeing an increasing demand for these products in Europe.
Mariana Palma Camarena, International Sales Manager of Coliman Avocado.
Myrna Castro, Director of Emex A.C., who are part of the Mexico pavilion.
Francisco Contardo Sfeir, General Manager of the Hass Avocado Committee From Chile.
Christian Müller, Fernando Irarrazaval, Samuel Rodriguez, and Carlos Rauld DecoFruit who work with fruits from Chile and Peru and export them globally.
Eduardo Cabello and Antonella Iaffaldano of Quimas Smartpact, who offer 100% recyclable packaging to store blueberries and table grapes and keep these fresh throughout transit.
Martin Andrés Carigani, Public Affairs and Sustainability Director for San Miguel Argentina, who work with a large variety of fresh fruits from the Southern Hemisphere which is exported throughout the world.
Alejandro Pannunzio of Berries Del Sol. The company was the first to begin exporting Argentine blueberries to Norway, Israel, and China and are looking to begin exporting to countries such as Malaysia, Czech Republic, and Poland.
Alejandro Moralejo (CEO), Luis Elortondo (US Director), Daniel Calvo (CFO), Ignacio Vidales (Sales Manager), and Juan Gonzales Pita (Sales Director) of Salix Fruits, who bring Argentinian lemons into the US.
Juan Manuel Martínez Zuccardi of Arbolar, an Argentinian lemon company whose biggest market is Europe and have been exporting to the US for two years now.
Nancy Guinda and Angel Vera of ExpoFruits, who work with fresh citrus and were presenting as part of the Argentinian pavilion.
Miguel Paz Posse and Eugenia Paz Posse of Diagonal Citrus, lemon exporters and producers who grow in Tatí Viejo in Argentina.
Luciana Inés Zamora of Zamora Citrus Argentina. The company prides itself on producing zero-residue lemons.
Hernán Zec of Ingeniera Prodol, who are presenting their packaging machines with a new roller system.
Maria Victoria Seleme and Miguel Seleme, directors of S.A. Veracruz, whose lemons aren’t treated with any post-harvest chemicals.
Mercedes Gatti Farizano of ExtraBerries.
Andrés Gonzales, Director of Vincente Trapani, and Alain Suglia, General Manager of Trapolska.
Enrique O. Grisanti, Director of Tres Ases who produce apples and pears in Argentina. The pear season began in January and is going good so far. It is expected to last throughout March.
Fernando Moyano of Kleppe. The company is seeing good volumes for their current pear season and find that the pricing in the European market is much better this year compared with last year.
Fabricio Trapani of Argentinian citrus company FGF Trapani.
Giannina Aguero and Ariel Sabbag of Emelka S.A. The company is Global Gap certified in 100% of their produce, and is a family-owned company that was established in 1965.
Santiago Casadey, Luis Taquini, Marcelo Curia, Martín Frías Silva, Rafael Tralice, and Juan Carlos Olmedo of Early Crop, who produce lemons and blueberries.
Diego Décima of Frutucuman and Luis Fernando Rico of Agro Alianza.
Joelin Santos and Príamo Molina of Asopro Pimopla. The association will be holding an International Pineapple Symposium in the Dominican Republic from April 22nd to April 26th.
Mahonri Navarro of American Smiths, holding the Mingolo mango, a Dominican variety produced by the company. The company can supply up to 400 containers of this mango throughout the season for the European market.
Roger Guillen, Javier Argueta and Juan Benito Guevara of an association representing Honduran okra growers. The association comprises 212 growers and are working on expanding into Europe.
Jose Lino Menjivar of Sabroso Tropics, representing the first Salvadorian booth to exhibit at Fruit Logistica.
Radhika Thakrar, Jyoti Thakrar, Rodmey Thakrar, and Jai Thakrar of Jalaram Fruit, who grow and export pineapples from Costa Rica.
Luis Guillermo Castro and Maria José Davila, who prepared Costa Rica-themed snacks for visitors stopping by the Costa Rica Pavilion.
Alexander Bolaños, Tiago Vasconcelos, and Adriana Garcia of Chestnut Hill Farms who grow their pineapples in Costa Rica and export them into the US and Europe.
Fabian Salazar Alvarado and Alonso Sanchez Salazar of Verita Tropical Costa Rica.
Ernesto Kelly of Productos Agricolas del Campo, exhibiting as part of the Costa Rican Pavilion. The company producers over 1,500 hectares of yucca in Costa Rica.
Carlos Roberto Ramirez of Exportagri, who are presenting their new product called IberTropic – freeze-dried fruits for food service and restaurants.
Adriana Medina of TropiFoods, who are celebrating their 30-year anniversary this year. For the past three years they have been exporting sweet potatoes for which they have seen good demand.
Diego Pintado, Executive Manager of Ajos Del Sur, Marta Bentancur Servetti of Upefruy, Aluaro Pintado, and Daniela Mardarás of Promoción de Inversiones, Exportaciones, e Imagen País.
The team of chefs who prepared snacks and drinks for visitors using Peruvian foods and ingredients throughout the show.
Lissy Robles, Commercial Manager of Limones Piuranos, as part of the Peruvian pavilion.
The Peruvian pavilion featured secluded meeting rooms for the Committees, such as the Peru Citrus, Proarandanos, Peru Hass Avocado Growers, and APEM.
Juan Antonio Portugal, Garlet Torres and Rocío Sánchez of Promperu.
Rocio Callan of Nativa Organics, who produce organic ginger and curcuma and export it into Europe, the US, and Canada.
Mario Vidaurre Fox and Alonso Salcedo Del Pozo of Añawi Export who produce organic ginger for the European and American markets.
Ana Sofia Gutierrez and Arturo Hoffmann of Don Ricardo, representing the Peruvian Table Grape Producers Association.
Christina Albuquerque, Christian Pereda, Jorge Arangurí, Rosario Bazán and Nick Tirado of Danper.
Gerardo Basurco and Guerlio Peralta of Peru Vision, an organization dedicated to the promotion of commerce and international cooperation between Germany and Peru.
Pierina Vilchez Sotomayor and Pierina Sotomayor Bianco of Visons, who produce blueberries, avocados, sugar snaps, snow peas, pomegranates, tangerines, Kent mangos and strawberries.
Carina Paz Urrutia, International Event Coordinator, and Miguel Solis, Trade Counselor for the Guatemalan Embassy, at the Guatemalan pavilion.
Rafayatul Kabir and Andreas Schindler of Don Limón, who have their own Fairtrade packaging facility for limes in Guatemala. The company is working on recategorizing the physalis from an exotic fruit to a berry.
Frutesa’s Commercial Officer Luis Fernando Teo. The company was part of the Guatemalan pavilion and has been in business for 37 years. They work with sugar snaps and avocados.
Ana Lucía Martínez Meléndez and Judith Quevedo Ramos of Ixin Quesal. The company works with Mexican and Persian limes, as well as dried limes.
Estuardo Velasquez and José Andrés Sanabria of Cooperativa Agricola Integral Magdalena who work with micro-vegetables. Their main market is currently the US, but they would like to expand into Europe more.
Gerardo Rosado and Ricardo Sieveking of the Guatemalan Snow Pea and Vegetables Committee.
San Juan Agroexport exhibited as part of the Guatemalan pavilion and shows their Guatemala-grown vegetables.
Leonardo Correia of Sousa and Larissa Vilela Teixeira of Klabin
forever5 held many meetings
Interfruit stand was so busy
AgriFood stand was so frequented
Stand of Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Comercio Internacional y Culto Argentina
Avilla Consultoria team
Stand of Asociación Citrícola del Noroeste Argentino (ACNOA)
All Bridges stand
Frutex team negotiating
Stand of the Government of the State of Ceará
Stand of Sustainable Banana Program NGO Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
Be Fruit team
All Bridges stand
Paola Francia of La Grama and her partner
Stand of the Government of the State of Ceará
Frutex team negotiating
Be Fruit team
JetCargo team in a meeting
Stand of Sustainable Banana Program NGO Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
Tello Alvaro of Tecnofood
Juan Manuel Stremel and Guillermo Espinazo of Golden Export
T fruits stand
Carlos Alberto and Juan Manuel of Latam Cargo
Delmi Elvir (right) and his partner Del Valle Farms
Marko Zoric of Bormar
Ignacio Tortolani and his son of Tortolani
Elisur Organic team in a meeting
Agricola Los Medanos team negotiating
Allan J. Crooks of Elrachman
Inka's Berries stand
Mountain Grown stand
Morresi Fruit team
Banex team and Primadonna at the stand
Luis and Maria Contreras of Firesky
Luis Albornoz Velásquez (right) and his friend of NegoPlus
Segundo Ramos L. and his son of Toty Bananas
Mariano Bertolani of EPG Industries
JCH Agroexportaciones SAC team
Galo Molina of Marplantis
Stand of Alcoaxarquía Peru S.A.C.
Roger Guillen of Agro Mercados and Juan Benito Guevara of Campo Verde Export
Angie Meléndez Vargas, Jose Camilo Moreno Jara and Alberto Peña Pezo of J&L Fruits and Vegetables
Pamela and Isaac Chica of Expo Banari Exportadora Agrícola
Bansurlit S.A. stand
Fiorella Fernández of AGN Superfoods EIRL
Stand of Contecon Guayaquil
Cecilia M. Domínguez (left) of Hortifrut ExpoFRESH with clients
Piero Recchia of Viru
Camilo J. Gomez and Carlor E. Gómez S. of Cimexport Group
Bruno Fornaciari and Massimiliano Peghin of Unifrutti
Bonanza Global Fresh team in a meeting
Many people at the BETA stand
Blanco Tropical Fruit and Ekinox team
Paul Cajas and Diana Radzikhovska of Vilania S.A.
Jacobo Harf and Jonathan Harf of Cintandina S.A.
Antonella Lacayo of Ginger Export
Borja Rodrìguez of United International Transport
Susan Quiñonez of Grupo DetPon
United Cargo team
Coragrofruit S.A. team
Patricia L. Rodríguez Feijoo and Jorge M. Fárez
365 Fresh in a meeting
Stand of Espárragos del Peru
Green Superfood and its products
Soprisa S.A. stand busy negotiating
Renoval Fruits stand
Giomar Guaycha V. of Exportadora First Quality (EXFI S.A.)
Coragrofrut S.A. team
Jaime Sebastian of Freshcourt
Tres Marias Green Export stand
Stand of Frutas Comerciales S.A.
Frugal held many negotiations
Mari Laura Ortíz Burgasi and Ferhat Hafizoglu of Donatella Fruit Ecuador S.A.
Stand of Productores Cuautli SRP de RL
Jorge Caicedo of Fruitsland
Stand of Société Internacionale d’Importation
RD Fresh stand
Busy Ecuaexotics stand
The stand of ProChile Direccion General de Relaciones Economicas Internacionales was so busy
Jorge of San Jorge Produce
María Paulina Pérez of Caribbean Exotics showing a passion fruit
Stand of Consejo Federal de Inversiones de Argentina
Dominican Republic division
Some stands at Hall 26
Colombia Paradise S.A.S. team