Our annual visit to the expoSE trade show in Karlsruhe was, as always, an enjoyable experience. Even more so when we saw much higher numbers of visitors and very busy exhibitors compared to last year. It was pointed out to us that the show was attended by many more visitors from Eastern European and Euro-Asian countries, who came to Germany in well-organised groups. Meiosis had meetings with many of our existing clients and also made a number of new contacts.
One of the current issues facing the soft fruit industry is the availability of labour required for harvesting. The show included the developments of not only effective fruit picking robots, but also of varieties which will be adapted to the new technology.
We are grateful to the organisers of the expoSE for a successful show, which has become an increasingly important annual event for those involved in soft fruit production and for Meiosis specifically, as it offers the opportunity to meet various stakeholders to our business and industry and to find out more about current challenges and opportunities towards building on our Intellectual Property services provision.