AIPH can look back on a succesful Annual Congress

Posted On 26 Sep 2012
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VENLO, the Netherlands, September 26, 2012: The international association of horticultural producers, AIPH, can look back on a very successful Annual Congress that was held in Venlo from September 9th to 13th. In its 64th year, the congress gathered representatives from 14 member countries. A high number of honorary guests attended the opening session, while key speakers and delegates from Taiwan, Korea, Canada and China presented their proposals regarding forthcoming horticultural expositions. Important decisions were taken regarding the organisation and new exhibitions were approved.
After three terms of three years, the presidency of Mr. Doeke Faber has come to a close. He will be succeeded by Mr Vic Krahn of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.
General Secretary, Mr Sjaak Langslag will be replaced by Mr. Anil Yilmaz from Turkey. Mr Yilmaz’ candidacy was proposed by the OAIB, the Central Anatolian Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Union under the Chairmanship of Mr. Osman Bagdatlioglu. Mr Yilmez received strong support with a full majority of the AIPH members voting for him.
In a speech the new President Mr Vic Krahn said he expects a fruitful cooperation with the new SG and announced that he will come up with an ambitious programme for the coming years. “As official non governmental growers association we are the only international industry body for growers and have the responsibility to perform our duties with enthusiasm, ambition and great care,” said Krahn.
Mrs Karen Tambayong presented the Green City plans for the coming years and referred to some important Green City initiatives and congresses to be held in the coming years.
Mr Theo de Groot MPS explained the MPS labeling system, while Niels Louwaars, managing director of Plantum (the Dutch association for breeding, tissue culture, production and trade of seeds and young plants) stressed the importance of plant breeders rights.
2017 will mark 150 years of independence for Canada and the plans to organise a flower and plant exhibition in 2017 at the Niagara peninsula on the occasion of the 150 independent celebration was unanimously voted in. Also, proposals from Taiwan and China to organise international horticultural exhibitions in respectively 2018 and 2019 were approved.
The congress ended with a tour at Floriade Venlo where it was announced that the next Floriade in 2022 will be held in Almere.

Mrs Karen Tambayong presented the Green City plans for the coming years and referred to some important Green City initiatives and congresses to be held in the coming years.

The 2012 AIPH congress was well attended.

Honorary guest, Ms Liu Hong SG of the China Flower Association.

Taiwan unfolded its plans for the Taichung floral expo.

Plantum’s managing director, Mr Niek Louwaars.

AIPH’s vice president, Mr Shinya Wada.

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