ESSEN, Germany: Cut flower growers from Colombia, The Netherlands and Russia will battle it out to be named the world’s top cut flower grower at the International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017. In total nine ornamental growers have been shortlisted as finalists for the award which will be presented on Tuesday 24 January 2016 at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, Germany.
Nominations cut flower growers:
- Flores El Capiro S.A. – Colombia
Flores El Capiro is one of the largest chrysanthemum growers and container exporters in Colombia and indeed the world. Capiro’s planted area covers 75 hectares, with plans to reach 100 hectares and increase productivity to meet with customer demand.
Van den Berg RoseS – The Netherlands
Van den Berg RoseS has a long 41-year history of being in the rose business and great experience in growing. It is one of the main large-scale international rose growers from the Netherlands where it grows large-bloom roses on 120,000 square meters.
LLC TK-Podosinki – Russia
LLC TK-Podosinki is a leader in the production of roses, as cut flowers in Russia, with a mission to bring beauty and harmony to each home. It has a stable production of high quality flowers which comes as a result of using innovations in agro-technology.
In total nine ornamental growers have been shortlisted as finalists for the award which will be presented on Tuesday 24 January 2016 at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, Germany.
AIPH is proud to host the awards in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), and Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland.
The awards takes place during the week of IPM Essen, the world’s leading horticultural trade fair. The evening ceremony includes a drinks reception, gala dinner, live entertainment and provides a great opportunity for international networking.
Don’t miss the early bird tickets which are available until 31 December at 180 EUR per person, and 170 EUR per person for table bookings of ten people.
Find out more about the finalists and how to book tickets at www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear
Brought to you by AIPH in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the IGOTY awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the sector since 2010. They recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe, celebrating the expertise and energy they give to horticulture. In 2016 ornamentals growers from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and USA reached the finals, where Costa Farms, US, became IGOTY winner 2016.
Pictured is the team behind the Russian finalist and rose grower Podosinki.