Young plant finalists from China and Denmark to battle it out at awards ceremony

Posted On 05 Dec 2016
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aiph_38861298123ESSEN, Germany: Young plant growers from China and Denmark have reached the finals of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) 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 young plant growers:

  • Beijing Nabobay Horticutral Co., Ltd – China

Nabobay is developing with a strong momentum in the rose industry. Its finished plants are welcomed by markets across more than 20 provinces in China and internationally, its products find their way into markets in Europe, Asia and Africa. It has established production bases covering a total area of 6.59 hectares and cultivates mover 32 million plants each year.

  • Graff Kristensen A/S – Denmark

Graff Kristensen A/S was founded in 1931 on the basis of a wide horticultural assortment for the local market. The nursery is one of the world’s leading hibiscus growers in terms of breeding, quality, innovation and in evolving partnership with other growers all over the world. and

AIPH is proud to host the awards in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), and Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland.

Sponsored by headline partner Royal FloraHolland, category headline sponsor Expo 2019 Beijing and founding partner FloraCulture International (FCI), 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

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.

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