AIPH looks to the future at its next Spring Meeting in Miami

The 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will be from 1st-4th March, in Miami, USA. A key event will be the AIPH Conference on Tuesday 3rd March entitled ‘Growing the industry’ in association with AIPH Member, AmericanHort.

The conference will focus on the ornamental horticulture industry and market in America and how changing consumer behaviour will impact the sector. There will be discussions stemming from industry research and how to positively translate the findings to a community level.

The programme includes expert presentations and panel discussions focusing on the challenges and opportunities for flowers and plants producers and importers to the USA.

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, said “Miami is a key location for flowers entering the USA and is also a significant centre for horticultural production. With the help of some excellent speakers, this event will provide the perfect opportunity to consider and plan for the future of this industry.”

The location for the AIPH Spring Meeting is in the National Hotel, which is just a short walk from Miami Beach.

The Spring Meeting will also include the AIPH Expo conference. It will consist of presentations from the organisers of AIPH approved events. Progress reports will concentrate on four forthcoming A1 category international expos: Expo 2021 Doha (Qatar), Expo 2022 Floriade Almere (the Netherlands), Expo Horticultural Łódź 2024 (Poland) and World Horticultural Exhibition 2027 (Japan).

There will also be progress reports concerning AIPH approved B, C and D category events and members will share information about Green City developments in their home countries.

The professional visit’s programme on 4th March will include Miami International Airport, where 90% of floral imports arrive; Costa Farms, one of the largest growers of indoor plants in the world and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, home of a significant collection of tropical and subtropical plants.

The AIPH Spring Meeting programme is open to anyone with a relevant interest or involvement in ornamental horticulture.

AIPH events provide a welcoming and invaluable opportunity for knowledge-sharing, idea-generation and networking for members in the horticulture industry worldwide. For programme details and to book, visit: www.aiph.org.

For event enquiries please email Vanessa Stockton, AIPH Events Manager: events@aiph.org.