Exclusive presentations available to AIPH Sustainability Conference attendees



The AIPH international conference: The path to sustainability in ornamental horticulture has a list of expert panelists from around the world. Everyone will share their unique ideas and actions in one of four focused panel sessions.

Organized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in partnership with GreenTech Live & Online, Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and FloraCulture International (FCI). The online conference will take place on September 30, 2021. Royal FloraHolland, PERA and Expo 2021 Hatay are main sponsors.

Afternoon panels focus on a key topic of sustainability in ornamental horticulture; Plastics and the circular economy, cultural media, people and sustainable marketing. Each of the horticultural professionals who make up the panels prepared a presentation on one of these topics, which will form the basis of the discussions.

Registered conference attendees have exclusive access to these pre-event and post-event presentations, as well as the conference itself. Pre-presentations include:

Plastics and the circular economy

Presentations of:

Ms Elise Wieringa, Head of Quality Assurance and Sustainability, Royal Lemkes, The Netherlands

Ms Ximena Franco, Managing Director, Florverde Sustainable Flowers, Colombia

Mr. Sven Hoping, TEKU Global Sales Director at Pöppelmann, Germany

Culture media

Presentations of:

Mr. Steve Harper, CEO of Southern Trident and Chairman of Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Growing Media, UK

Ms Cecilia Luetgebrune, General Secretary, Growing Media Europe, Germany

Mr. Moritz Böcking, Managing Director of Klasmann-Deilmann, Germany


Presentations of:

Ms. Lisa Heinemann, Food Safety Standard Project Manager, Welthungerhilfe

Ms Melanie Dürr, Global Product Manager Flowers and Plants, Fairtrade International

Ms Nada van Schouwenburg, Win-Win Strategies, Women Win, The Netherlands

Sustainability Marketing

Presentations of:

· Teacher. Charlie Hall, Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University, USA

Mr. Derek Taylor, Managing Director of Kirton Farm Nurseries Ltd

Attending the conference will cost 20 GBP and it will also grant access to all panel sessions after the event, so no matter what time zone you are in, you won’t miss a thing. For more details and to register visit https://aiph.org/event/sustainability-conference-2021/.

Thanks to the gold sponsors Royal Flora Holland, Pera and Expo 2021 Hatay bronze patron Chrysal, and the conference partners Ciopora, ENA, Florint and Union Flowers for their support of this event.

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)

Since 1948, the AIPH has united horticultural producers within an international community which still thrives today. Much has changed in the meantime. Technologies have evolved, cities have sprung up, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential connection to nature has weakened. AIPH strives to rekindle and maintain an appreciation for plants which we believe is a fundamental human instinct. We support the work of producer associations around the world. Together, we defend a



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