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    • Following the vote by UK citizens to leave the EU we are now in a period of uncertainty before the full implications are understood. It remains in the interest of both the UK and other EU countries to retain good trading…

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    • THE CONSUMER DRIVEN MARKET

      November 1 2017

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      During the recent World Floral Summit at Aalsmeer in The Netherlands the outgoing CEO of Royal FloraHolland, Lucas Vos, told the audience that the end consumer will become the leader in our market.  That might not sound like much of a…

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    • As President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) I see first-hand the growth in global trade of flowers and plants.  It seems true that the world is getting smaller and that globalisation is now well and truly embedded within…

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    • It is possible for us to operate our lives and our businesses in a bubble sometimes.  All we see is that which we have always seen.  Good businesses are always on the look out for new opportunities while at the same…

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    • As I visit growers around the world I am always amazed at the great ideas and innovation that I see.  Our industry is full of entrepreneurs who have created strong businesses that continue to grow despite the fierce competition in this…

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    • AIPH approved the first Floriade in Rotterdam in 1960. Since then there has been a Floriade in The Netherlands every ten years. Millions of people have experienced these events which have helped to demonstrate the importance of plants to the environment…

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