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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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    • Celebrate the best

      November 30 2018

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      As children we are told that we must do our best.  In turn we tell our children the same thing.  But why?  We could tell them to sit back and let everyone else work hard but we all know that provides…

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    • The industry has been active in promoting the importance of the Green City for some years now. At the heart of this is how people and plants interact. Much of this work has focused on greening the broad city landscape, but…

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    • Just now, throughout most of Europe, it’s hot! Not only is it hot now but it has been for weeks. Even in the greenest countries the outlook just now is very brown! Whether this is climate change, or just a hot…

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    • Predicting the Future!

      June 1 2018

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      To predict the future for your business would be a very useful business tool.  Sadly, Microsoft, Google and all the rest haven’t invented that app yet!  So, in the absence of such foreknowledge we do the best we can.  There are…

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    • Now is the time to promote the messages of the Green City harder than ever. When the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) defined its purpose back in 2015 the conclusion was we should be ‘the world’s champion for the power…

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    • On 23rd January, alongside IPM Essen in Germany, AIPH proudly announced the winners of our annual International Grower of the Year Awards 2018.  Representatives from twenty different countries attended the gala dinner which turned out to be a great night of…

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