AIPH International Flower Auction Markets Group

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Taichung, Chinese Taipei
29-30 September 2017

Flower Auction Markets have developed in different countries around the world to provide a mechanism for flower and plant growers to access the market. These have proved highly effective in many situations and have led to rising prosperity for many growers. As the number of such auction markets have increased it is clear that many are facing the same issues and challenges as they respond to a developing market and globalization.

AIPH invites the operators of Flower Auction Markets to attend the inaugural meeting of the AIPH Flower Auction Market group and to join in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) together. The cost to attend this event will be covered by Taichung City Government. You are also invited to attend the AIPH Annual Congress taking place at the same venue from 25-29 September at no additional cost.

Download the brochure below for full details and if you are interested in attending please email AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe at sg@aiph.org

If you would also like to attend the AIPH 69th Annual Congress please visit  http://aiph.org/events/annual-congress/

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Taichung, Chinese Taipei
29-30 September 2017

PROGRAMME

29th September

Professional visits to flower growers and related enterprises in Chinese Taipei along with
AIPH Congress delegates.

Visit Taichung Flower Auction Market while it is in operation

Gala Dinner

Optional: stay in Taipei overnight and visit the Taipei Flower Auction Market early on morning of 30th September before returning to Taichung for the meeting.

30th September

Meeting of AIPH Flower Auction Market Group

09.00 Introduction by Chairman – Mr. Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General
Welcome from AIPH President – Mr. Bernard Oosterom, AIPH President

Vision for future interaction between flower auction markets – Mr. Kevin Chung, General Manager of TFDA Chinese Taipei.

Introduction from those present – each one present is asked to introduce themselves and give a presentation about their auction market

10.15 Coffee break

10.30 Welcome speech

Mayor of Taichung City, Mr. Lin Chung Lung
MOU signing with interview

10.50 Presentation – the challenges and opportunities facing flower auction markets in Europe

Mr. Gijs Kok, Royal FloraHolland

11.20 Presentation – The development and challenges of the Taipei Flower Auction Market – Manager of Taipei auction or Prof Lee

11.50 Presentation – the challenges and opportunities facing flower auction markets in South America Andre van Kruijssen, Holambra, Brazil

Questions

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Structured discussion – SWOT analysis of Flower Auction Markets

Potential areas for group collaboration

Next steps

15.15 Meeting close