Summary of the 2017 edition!
The 27th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus was held from 4 - 6 October 2017 in Zundert. During these three days, a large number of (inter)national visitors from 31 countries were welcomed by 316 participants. The number of visitors increased with another 4.38% compared to 2016. Like previous years, the majority of the participants and visitors were professionals from the Netherlands. The share of international participants and visitors did increase with a few per cent, mostly from Poland, Italy, and Germany.
The theme of this year's trade fair was 'My Favourite Plant!'. This is the result from feedback from last year, which indicated that an extension of this theme, which was first launched in 2016, was required. Everything was once again about plants and sharing knowledge. And like every year, the trade fair theme got attention in many ways. Every participant got the opportunity to let us know what his or her favourite plant was and why. New this year was the addition of the full stock to the participant profiles, through the renewed Varb. This was offered for a full 6 months. Since 2010, the trade fair is divided into three routes. Together, they make sure that visitors pass every stand at the trade fair. These are the red, blue, and grey routes. This year, they added up to a total of 1.2 km.