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Exclusive Agro Merchants Tour - Book Now
Ever wanted to delve into the workings of a top-class storage and logistics operator? Intrigued by the ins and outs of handling, packing, storage AND distribution on an international level? Then don’t miss out on this action-packed tour of the family-owned Agro Merchants Group.

The Agro Merchants Group tour will take place on the morning of Friday November 4, from 08.30-16.00, and will begin at their Opticool facility, an area comprising 19,000 square metres of temperature-controlled space, located in the Port of Rotterdam. Here you will find out all about their key fresh produce logistics services; inbound transport, warehousing, inspections, repacking, and retail labelling.

Next you will be treated to a relaxing two hour boat trip from the Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest sea-port, totalling more than 40km in size, with an impressive annual throughput of some 465 million tonnes, to Maasvlakte 2 and the Hook of Holland. Enjoy a delicious lunch courtesy of Agro Merchants Group onboard while you cruise!

Lastly, the tour will conclude with a visit to ADB Cool Company, a family business that was founded over 80 years ago and acquired by the Agro Merchant Group in April 2015. Arriving at approximately 14.00, tour participants will visit and learn about ADB's modern facilities available for the storage, treatment and logistical handling of perishables with 150,000 cubic metres comprising 15,000 pallets, 48 cooling and freezer rooms, all with the ability to set the temperature between -25°C and 55°C. This state of the art facility combines the newest generation cooling and freezer rooms with moveable racks and direct access to eleven dock corridors leading to cooling and freezer rooms, and sorting and packing rooms.

Whatever your role within the fresh produce industry, this tour has something to offer everyone. The day’s itinerary will give a truly unique insight into the logistics of working with fresh produce, with experts on hand at every step, armed with a wealth of information to share with you.

Tickets will sell quickly so be sure not to miss out and register here for just €99+VAT per person. Lunch and travel to and from the Hilton Amsterdam is included.* Participants should return to the Hilton Amsterdam at approximately 16.00.
*Please note: A maximum of 40 places are available on this tour. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The official itinerary will be posted online shortly. For more information, email
Book your tickets online to join us #celebratingFRESH at the APS, a brand new event bringing the international fresh produce community together in Holland, on November 2-4, 2016 at the iconic Westergasfabriek.

Your ticket includes access to the APS16 opening Cocktail Reception on November 2 at the Transformatorhuis at the Westergasfabriek, Thought Leaders Breakfast Panel, exhibition, educational seminars, chef demonstrations all taking place on November 3, 2016. Round the event off nicely and book yourself a place on an industry tour, taking place on November 4, 2016 after the APS has concluded.

Join a targeted mix of international industry colleagues to recognise Holland’s position as an innovative world leader in fresh produce production, trading, distribution, R&D, science, logistics and education.

A series of networking events, Holland-focused seminars and chef demonstrations with some of the country’s top culinary minds will run around and alongside the exhibition.

The APS will give every participant the opportunity to meet, share and learn, adding personal and professional value to their business and careers.

The Hilton Amsterdam is the official hotel of the APS16 and will be the perfect base for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. We recommend you book a hotel room at the APS16 official hotel to take advantage of pre and post-event networking with other attendees and exhibitors. The headquarters hotel is also the pick-up point for continuous complimentary transfers to the show venue, the Westergasfabriek. We have a limited number of rooms available for APS attendees at discounted rates. Simply click the link here and make your reservation online.

Discover why your business needs to take full advantage of our intelligent networking at the APS16 - the more you know the more you'll grow! Download the APS brochure here. Should you have any queries regarding your registration, please contact our team by email to
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