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Anthura BV are Gold Rose winners of the AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020. They were also awarded Young Plants Gold and Sustainability Gold
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Who will win AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020? Find out more on GA-25

Who will win AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020? Find out more on GA-25
Hall GA Stand GA-25
01/28/2020 09:00 - 18:00

Tonight, the following finalists will find out if they have won the Gold Rose Award for International Grower of the Year 2020.

Anthura | the Netherlands
BellaRosa | Ecuador
Citrina Sales BV | the Netherlands
Danziger Guatemala | Israel
Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agriculture Investment Co. Ltd | China
Hasfarm Holdings Ltd. | Hong Kong, China
Kernock Park Plants Ltd. | UK
LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd. | South Africa
Miao Fu Holdings Co. Ltd. | China
Oserian Development Co. Ltd. | Kenya

Find out how you can get involved in IGOTY 2021

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Anthura BV wins AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020

Anthura BV wins AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020

Anthura, the Netherlands has been awarded the accolade of International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2020 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

 

Anthura won the coveted ‘Gold Rose’ award, presented by Royal FloraHolland CEO, Steven van Schilfgaarde, at the AIPH IGOTY Awards on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at IPM Essen, Germany.

 

The International Grower of the Year event is now in its 11th year, and it is an annual celebration of excellence and best practice in ornamentals production.

 

Anthura were also awarded Gold in the ‘Young Plants’ category, presented by jury member Jan-Dieter Bruns, and it won Gold again in the ‘Sustainability’ category, bestowed by Sven Hoping of Pöppelmann.

 

After winning the Young Plant Gold award, Marco van Herk, Commercial Director, at Anthura, says: “Winning International Grower of the Year, is a significant recognition. In horticulture, it means a lot.”

 

Anthura’s Director, Iwan van der Knaap, added, upon winning International Grower of the Year 2020: “We are very proud. Together we can make the whole world more beautiful and sustainable.”

 

This year’s overall winner Anthura is known as a worldwide specialist in anthuriums and orchids. As a breeder and propagator, this organisation is continually working to develop new techniques, stimulate entrepreneurship and make the process chain more sustainable.

 

Anthura reached a unique milestone for horticulture when its research and development department sequenced and mapped the DNA of orchids and Anthuriums. The company has since invested in infrastructure, technology and people to translate this breakthrough into more sustainable production of anthuriums and orchids.

 

Years of innovation and sustainable product development have resulted in an unlimited assortment of colourful varieties. Due to Anthura’s knowledge of genetics and its expert selection process, it offers customers vigorous plants in fabulous colours with long flowering periods. Anthura stands for innovation, expertise, pragmatism and entrepreneurship which its motto embodies: “Unlimited in varieties, offering unlimited possibilities”.

 

The AIPH IGOTY Jury is a panel of six internationally renowned horticulture experts chaired by AIPH Vice-President Tim Edwards. The following comment summarises the judges’ review of this year’s winner: “Anthura is a role model for all of us. They have managed to be the leader within the entire palette; Innovation, R&D, New Tech, Sales & marketing, environment and HR.”

 

Other IGOTY 2020 category winners were:

 

Young Plants

Gold: Anthura, the Netherlands

Silver: Kernock Park Plants Ltd, UK

Bronze: Danziger Guatemala, Israel

 

Finished Plants & Trees

Gold: Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agricultural Investment Co Ltd, China

Silver: Miao Fu Holdings Co Ltd, China

Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

 

Cut Flowers & Bulbs

Gold: Hasfarm Holdings, Hong Kong, China

Silver: BellaRosa, Ecuador

Bronze: Oserian Development Company Ltd, Kenya

 

Sustainability

Gold: Anthura, the Netherlands

Silver: Citrina, the Netherlands

Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

 

Bernard Oosterom, President of AIPH, commented: “The 2020 IGOTY Awards provide an opportunity to put a spotlight on the best in our industry, showing the world the quality businesses that exist. This year’s event was another delightful occasion!” The awards are held alongside IPM Essen, each year, and attract a list of global industry players.

 

Headline sponsor Royal FloraHolland supported the AIPH IGOTY 2020 Awards, along with founding partner FloraCulture International, venue partner IPM Essen and further sponsors Pöppelmann, Expo 2021 Hatay, PERA, Flormart 2020, GreenTech 2020, Dutch Flower Group and Flowers Expo Moscow 2020.

 

Entry to The International Grower of the Year Awards 2021 will be open from March – July 2020.

 

For more information about AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards visit: http://aiph.org/igoty2020/

 

To find out more about the AIPH International Grower of the Year Winner visit: www.anthura.nl

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Do come and visit AIPH stand GA-25 at IPM Essen (28-31 January)

Do come and visit AIPH stand GA-25 at IPM Essen (28-31 January)

Come and meet the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), the world’s champion for the power of plants, at stand GA-25 to learn more about the benefits of joining our global network and being part of our leading initiatives in the ornamental horticulture industry.

We champion the power of plants, in the following ways

·         Stimulating increased demand for ornamental trees, plants and flowers worldwide.

·         Protecting and promoting the interests of the industry.

·         The international hub for industry information and knowledge exchange.

·         Annual Statistical Yearbook Flowers and Plants.

·         International Vision Project.

·         Leading best practice in ornamentals production and breeders’ rights.

·         Industry-leading, international conferences and events.

·         Approving International Horticultural Exhibitions and Trade Shows

·         Annual International Grower of the Year awards.

·         Become a member and join our international network.

 

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, welcomes all visitors to the AIPH stand at IPM Essen: “We are looking forward to many interesting meetings with organisations from around the world to talk about how the benefits of being involved with AIPH’s global industry initiatives and network can support their goals.”

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For further details your contact is Rachel Wakefield, AIPH Communications Executive

Email: rachel.wakefield@aiph.org Phone: +44 (0) 1235 776 160

Website: www.aiph.org

Follow AIPH on Facebook @TheAIPH and Twitter @AIPHglobal

Notes for Editors:

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)

Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature is weaker. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

 

 

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Full speaker line-up announced for AIPH Miami Spring Meeting 2020

Full speaker line-up announced for AIPH Miami Spring Meeting 2020

The 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will be from 1st-4th March, in the National Hotel, Miami, USA. The focus will be on growing critical trading opportunities in America.

 

A key event will be the AIPH Conference on Tuesday 3 March entitled: ‘Growing the industry’. The following speakers will be presenting:

·         Anna Ball, CEO Ball Horticultural Company

·         Ken Fisher, CEO AmericanHort

·         Kate Penn, CEO Society of American Florists (SAF)

·         Christine Boldt, Executive Vice President of Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF)

·         Dr Hayk Khachitryan, Associate Professor in Food and Resource Economics at University of Florida

·         Dr Charlie Hall, Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University

 

All speakers’ biographies and presentation topic details are available to view online here.

 

The full-day conference will focus on ornamental horticulture in America and consumer behaviour. There will be discussions stemming from industry research and how to positively translate the findings to a community level.

 

The programme includes presentations and panel discussions from growers and traders about the challenges and opportunities for ornamental horticulture producers and importers to the USA.

 

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, said “Now is the time for this industry to work together and grow. This meeting will shape up strategies and solutions for its future.”

The four-day Spring Meeting will also include the AIPH Expo conference (2 March) and professional visits to Miami International Airport, Costa Farms (including Season Premier event) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens on 4 March.

 

The AIPH Expo Conference will consist of presentations from the organisers of AIPH approved events. Progress reports will concentrate on four forthcoming A1 category international expos: Expo 2021 Doha (Qatar), Expo 2022 Floriade Almere (the Netherlands), Expo Horticultural Łódź 2024 (Poland) and World Horticultural Exhibition 2027 (Japan).

 

There will also be progress reports concerning AIPH approved B, C and D category events. There will be a keynote from Dr Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia. He will be discussing the development of Biophilic Cities. Following on, AIPH members will report on Green City activities in their respective countries.

 

The AIPH Spring Meeting programme is open to anyone with a relevant interest or involvement in ornamental horticulture.

 

AIPH events provide a welcoming and invaluable opportunity for knowledge-sharing, idea-generation and networking for the horticulture industry worldwide. For programme details and to book, visit: www.aiph.org. Prices cost $1,485 per person or $850 for the AIPH Conference only (including dinner in the evening).

 

The location for the Spring Meeting is in the National Hotel, which is just a short walk from Miami Beach. The deadline to secure accommodation at this prestigious venue is on Friday 24 January. The deadline to book your place at the Spring Meeting 2020 is Friday 21 February. Visit http://aiph.org/aiph-events/aiph_miami2020/

 

For further details your contact is Rachel Wakefield, Communications Executive at Rachel.wakefield@aiph.org
Telephone: +44 (0) 1235 776 160 Website: http://aiph.org/home/

 

For event enquiries please email Vanessa Stockton, AIPH Events Manager: events@aiph.org.

Follow AIPH on Facebook @TheAIPH, Twitter @AIPHglobal and LinkedIn

 

Notes for Editors:
International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)

Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has become weak. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

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Last chance to book tickets for the AIPH International Grower of the Years Awards 2020

Last chance to book tickets for the AIPH International Grower of the Years Awards 2020

Only one week remains to book tickets for the International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2020. The most prestigious award ceremony for the ornamentals industry. 

The IGOTY Awards will be held on the evening of Tuesday 28 January 2020 at the IPM Fairground in Essen, Germany. It will be the 11th IGOTY Awards ceremony celebrating best practice and rewarding excellence in ornamentals production.

The awards event consists of a cocktail reception, gala dinner and award ceremony – a wonderful evening for celebration and entertainment.The event ticket price also includes admission to IPM Essen – the industry’s largest international trade fair for horticulture.

The IGOTY Awards 2020 will showcase in the following four categories: cut flowers and bulbs, finished plants and trees, young plants and sustainability. One category winner will be crowned overall AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020 and will receive the ‘Gold Rose’ – the most coveted prize of this event.

The IGOTY 2020 jury is a panel of six internationally renowned industry experts, who after assembling shortlisted ten finalists from China, Ecuador, Israel, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK. The winners will be announced live on the evening.

The IGOTY Awards 2020 Finalists are:
• Anthura, the Netherlands
• BellaRosa, Ecuador
• Citrina, the Netherlands
• Danziger Guatemala, Israel
• Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agricultural Investment Co. Ltd. China
• Hasfarm Holdings, Hong Kong, China
• Kernock Park Plants, UK
• LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd. South Africa
• Miao Fu Holdings Co. Ltd, China
• Oserian Development Company Ltd, Kenya

Proudly supporting the AIPH IGOTY Awards are Headline sponsor Royal FloraHolland, venue sponsor IPM Essen, founding partner FloraCulture International and further sponsors Dutch Flower Group, PERA, Poppelman, Flormart 2020, GreenTech 2020, Flowers Expo Moscow 2020 and Hatay Expo 2021.
Tickets for the gala dinner cost €225 + VAT per person and €205 + VAT per person for groups of ten. To book your tickets before the deadline visit www.aiph.org/igoty2020.
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For further details contact: Rachel Wakefield, AIPH Communications Executive
Email: rachel.wakefield@aiph.org Phone: +44 (0) 1235 776 160
Website: www.aiph.org
Follow AIPH on Facebook @TheAIPH and Twitter @AIPHglobal
Notes for Editors:
International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)
Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature is weaker. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.
IGOTY Awards
The IGOTY Awards has been championing outstanding achievement in the ornamental sector since 2010. The Awards recognise best practice in horticultural production. The ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the expertise and energy the winners give to the industry. AIPH organises the awards in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI). In 2019, ornamental growers, from Belgium, China, Denmark, Poland, Kenya reached the finals, with Gediflora, Belgium, winning AIPH IGOTY 2019 .
For more information including brochures, past winners and a video of the awards, visit www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear.

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Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature is weaker. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

Since 2015, IPM ESSEN has been the venue for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards This prestigious industry event promotes best practice in ornamentals production and gives global recognition to the world's best ornamentals growers. As a sponsor of the IGOTY Awards 2020, IPM ESSEN will be further demonstrating its commitment to showcasing industry excellence, applauding talent and advancing the horticulture industry's goal to create a greener planet.

The AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020 awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28 January in Hall Essen, Congress Center East. The event offers IPM ESSEN exhibitors and visitors an excellent occasion for celebration and networking. IGOTY guests also receive a complimentary ticket to IPM for their preferred day. The Headline Sponsor for the IGOTY Awards 202O is Royal FloraHolland, and FloraCulture International is the event media partner.