Internationales Gartenbauforum

International Horticulture Forum

The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be the partner country of the International Horticulture Forum on January 26, 2017.

In cooperation with the Representation of interests of the German horticulture industry (INDEGA) and the Eugen Ulmer Publishing House, experts will provide information about chances and challenges of horticulture in our neighbouring country.

The development of the world population and the associated trend towards ever larger megacities are offering horticulture chances but are also confronting it with great challenges. The profession in Germany and the Netherlands agrees that one of the chances for the gardeners is that, with their products, they can raise the quality of life substantially not only in megacities but also in small towns.

The challenge of the future is to ensure that the conurbations are supplied close to their locations. For this purpose, there is a need for innovative ideas, new technical solutions and wide-ranging expertise. What solution approaches do we already have today for the future development of cities as our living spaces?

Due to worldwide joint presence, two countries could unite their joint passion and, above all, their competence and know-how and open up new markets. Dutch innovative thinking and efficiency combined with German foresight and sustainable planning - cooperation successes are preprogrammed with these properties.

Venue: IPM ESSEN 2017, Congress Centre West, Hall Berlin

Time: Thursday, January 26, 2017
2.00 p.m. to approx. 4.00 p.m. - admission from 1.45 p.m.

Languages: German with simultaneous interpreting in English

We are looking forward to your participation!

Please register via mail by January 20, 2017.

To the application form


  • Warm Welcome
    Your comperes: Harald Braungardt (Representation of interests of the German horticulture industry - INDEGA) & Jochem Wolthuis (Netherlands as the Partner Country)
  • Official Greeting
    Eva Kähler-Theuerkauf, President of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Horticultural Association
  • Societal Change in Every Respect, New Chances, New Trends
    Aafje Nijman, Trendwatcher
  • Horticultural Systems of the Future: A Chance for Cooperation
    Prof. Dr. Ulrichs, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Greener Environment, Healthier People
    Drs. Jolanda Maas, Behavioural Scientist, University of Amsterdam
  • Germany & Netherlands: Successful Partnership
    Frank Zeiler (Association of the German Flower Wholesale and Import Trade - BGI) & Robert Roodenburg (Association of Wholesalers in Flower Production - VGB)