The Import Promotion Desk (IPD), together with its partner “Kenya Flower Council”, is inviting buyers established in the European Union, to Kenya from June 6 to 10 for a buyers’mission. While Kenya has a long tradition as a flower country, usually only the large farms are internationally known. (Pictures: Kenya Flower Council and HPP-Amsterdam).

IPD takes a different approach: The import promotion initiative works with small and medium-sized enterprises.

The farms have gained many years of experience in the production of cut flowers and produce high-quality roses and summer flowers. The programme of the buyers’ mission also includes a visit to IFTEX, the Kenyan trade fair for cut flowers.

During the buying mission in June, the importers will visit at least ten farms that the IPD experts have visited and carefully screened in advance. This way, important criteria such as high quality, minimum quantities and good logistics
via Nairobi airport are ensured. In addition, the farms are owner-managed, flexible and willing to develop new and exclusive products with their European trading partners and also to meet special requirements, e.g. for packaging, products and delivery times. «The companies are excellent partners for direct trade and can optimally expand the supplier network”, says Dr Andreas Gemählich, IPD expert for Sourcing + Markets for cut flowers. «We know the
companies in Kenya; therefore we can establish personal contact very quickly. Visiting the farms on the buyers’ mission is also a chance to get to know cut flower cultivation and quality management on site, as well as the people behind it.»​


Monday: Individual arrival in Nairobi
Tuesday: Guided visit to IFTEX Kenya`s Flower Industry Expo, Welcome dinner
Wednesday – Saturday: Visit of 2-3 flower farms per day Companies located in the regions: Lake Naivasha, Mount Kenya, Nakuru
Sunday: Individual departure or tourist programme: Half day morning Safari to Nairobi National Park (organized by IPD, extra costs)
Monday: Individual departure from Nairobi
This programme can be subject to modification.


Early bird offer: Participation fee of 400 € for registration by 31 st March.
The regular participation fee: 500 € per person. The participation fee includes:
– 5/6 nights in four- or five-star hotels (single room) incl. breakfast
– All transportation in Kenya
– Organization of all company visits (at least ten flower farms) and the entire


– Accompanying of the mission by IPD experts
– Pre-selection and preparation of the companies in Kenya.

The participation fee does not include:

– The flights from Europe to Kenya + Costs for visa (if necessary)
– Meals and food (except for breakfast)
– Travel or health insurance
– Any other personal expenses (such as mini-bar or phone calls in the hotel)
– It is the participants’ responsibility to inform about and to make any medical
preparation (vaccination etc.)
Importers interested in joining this utmost interesting IPM-initiative are invited to
contact Dr Andreas Gemählich (
Registration until 30 th of Abril 2023