DFG to host its annual Dutch Flower Awards ceremony
Awards will be presented at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

AALSMEER, Netherlands: The Dutch Flower Group (DFG) will host its annual Dutch Flower Awards ceremony at the Aalsmeer Trade Fair on Thursday November 7, 2019,  recognising all of the hard work of DFG’s suppliers.

Nine cut flower and ornamental plant growers will battle it out to win DFG’s prestigious Dutch Flower Award, which identifies successful and growing companies. Now in its 18th year, the prestigious accolade recognises hard working, outstanding  horticultural entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, product quality, supply chain management and commitment to sustainability efforts. All candidates are suppliers with whom the Dutch Flower Group has a tried and tested relationship.

In the Cut Flower Category, the nominees are tulip grower Niels Kreuk B.V., Novastar Lilies and Lisianthus grower Van der Lugt. Vying for the award in the Ornamental Plant Category are Eurogreen B.V., Van Geel Orchideeën and Ter Laak Orchids, while AQ Roses from Ethiopia, Flores Silvestres from Colombia and Saidi Ronen from Israel are nominated for the International Grower Award 2019.

DFG will also present the Preferred Partner Award. This award was created in 2015 in addition to the Dutch Flower Awards. It recognises supply chain partners for the dedication and forward-looking perspective they use in working together with DFG.

The Dutch Flower Group (DFG) is a globally acting group of  33 trading companies. Together they lead the import, export, trade and market development of cut flowers, bouquets, cut foliage and plants. They supply to both specialist traders (florists) via wholesalers and multiple retailers (supermarkets, DIY stores and garden centres). Together with its 4.600 employees, Dutch Flower Group achieved a turnover of € 1.5 billion in 2018, exporting to 100 countries worldwide.

Pictured are last year’s winners.