Packet seed industry to meet at Fleuroselect Home and Garden Conference

Posted On 03 Sep 2012
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VENLO, the Netherlands, September 4, 2012: On 25-26th September 2012, the 3rd Home Garden Conference will take place in Venlo, the Netherlands. This year’s theme: Sustainability & home gardening – a growing partnership.
The Home Garden Conference is organised by Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry. The event offers an international platform for business opportunities and networking to key players in the European home gardening industry. Having tackled themes such as ‘How to reach the younger generation?’ and ‘Effective communication’ in the previous editions, this year’s Home Garden Conference focuses on sustainability in home gardening.
The Home Garden Conference is open to all packet seed and mail order companies focusing on ornamentals and vegetables. Also producers, suppliers and young plant companies are welcome to participate.
Shawna Coronado – the green lifestyle specialist from the U.S. – will speak on the promotion of a healthier lifestyle and greener environment to home gardeners. Andrew Jenkins has a proven track record in sustainability and will inspire with best practices from the retail sector. Furthermore, Peter Gajdostin of the Czech breeding and seed production company Semo will present the home gardening business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prof. Jan Geuns is the worldwide expert on Stevia. He will tell all there is to know about this trendy, sustainable sweetener.
The 3rd Home Garden Conference is organised against the backdrop of the Floriade. Nico Koomen, president of the Dutch horticultural council, will elaborate on the Floriade. Sven Stimac, project director of the Floriade, will talk about the green challenges in organising this event. The programme also includes half a day’s guided visit to the Floriade.
The 3rd Home Garden Conference will be held in the Van der Valk Hotel in Venlo on 25-26 September. Participation fee: EUR 335. Fleuroselect members receive a EUR 100 discount.
Registration and detailed programme: http://www.fleuroselect.com/news

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