Hoogendoorn @ Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Hoogendoorn America will be present at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference from October 8 – 9, 2008 at the International Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Over the last years the conference was attended by more than 2.200 visitors.

This year Hoogendoorn America will be a sponsor of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. One of the key note speakers will be Dr. Patrick Moore, Chairman and chief scientist for Greenspirit and Co-founder and former member of Greenpeace.

Your greenhouse business is a busy place. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on any one thing for long. Even if it’s just one thing that could make all the difference for your business. The CGC offers you the freedom to find that one thing. The freedom to explore the latest technologies, to learn about cutting-edge resources available to you, the freedom to view the newest products and varieties at your leisure. Imagine the freedom to focus on helping your business flourish. Sound impossible?
That’s the ONE THING you’ll get at this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Just think. Over the course of 2 days, you can consult with true innovators in the industry, and network with all the fellow growers, distributors, educators and researchers that make this such a vibrant and exciting industry. And, of course, along with our lineup of excellent speakers, we are happy to welcome our keynote speaker, Patrick Moore, of Greenspirit, who is sure to inspire us all!patric-moor-canadian-greenhouse-conference

Another Speaker on the Greenhouse conference will be Hoogendoorn Economic client and user Mark Elzinga, from Elzinga & Hoeksema Greenhouses, Portage MI talking about Reducing your Greenhouse Footprint

Announcement Hoogendoorn America Growth Management


Mr. Peter van Duijn, Director of Hoogendoorn Growth Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik van Berkum as General Manager to Hoogendoorn Growth Management America located in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. This appointment is effective as of December 2007.

Erik van Berkum Hoogendoorn America Inc.

Due to optimism in the North American greenhouse-growing sector, Hoogendoorn Growth Management from the Netherlands is making an investment in the North American greenhouse industry by establishing a Hoogendoorn America head office in the heart of the Niagara region, Ontario, Canada.

Erik van Berkum is responsible for the Hoogendoorn America managing activities for North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Erik is a past employee of The Greenery International in the Netherlands. For the past seven years he has worked for the breeding company Deliflor Chrysanthemums, as Area Manager responsible for marketing and sales in Asia and America, as well as managing the breeding program. He was located in Medellín, Colombia.

In November 2007 Pete Hendriksen was appointed as Sales Manager for North America. Together, Erik and Pete will use their combined greenhouse industry knowledge and experience to support grower activities with new and exciting ideas for industry networks. They are now using their combined knowledge of the greenhouse industry in America and Asia to help Hoogendoorn Growth Management develop signature marketing and sales strategies for their top quality Greenhouse Automation Equipment and Services.