69TH AIPH ANNUAL CONGRESS

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Hosted by Taichung City Government and TFDA Chinese Taipei
Taichung, Chinese Taipei
25 – 27 September 2017

Incorporating: AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference and AIPH ‘Ornamental Horticulture in South East Asia Conference’

We are pleased to invite you to the City of Taichung to join the 69th Annual Congress of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). Running from 25th-29th September 2017 the Congress will bring together representatives from the global ornamental horticulture industry to debate key issues affecting the industry.

Attending this Congress will provide new insight into the development of ornamental horticulture in South East Asia and the surrounding region, identify the latest trends in the sector, enable sharing of ideas and projects with likeminded peers and help you with your own national plans for your sector.

Hosted by Taichung City Government and TFDA Chinese Taipei the Congress will take place in the Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taichung) Hotel in the beautiful green and coastal city of Taichung and a very warm welcome awaits you.

Special features of this year’s Annual Congress include:

Ornamental Horticulture in South East Asia Conference 
AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference
• AIPH General Meeting
• Meeting of the AIPH Novelty Protection Sparring Partner Group
• Tour of the site of the 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo
• Professional visits to leading growers and businesses in the region.
• Unique networking with more countries from new regions of the world expected to participate.
This will be an unforgettable week and we look forward to welcoming you to Taichung.

Taichung, Chinese Taipei
25 – 27 September 2017

PROGRAMME

Incorporating: AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference and AIPH ‘Ornamental Horticulture in South East Asia Conference’

Monday 25 September Board meeting (Board members only), arrival of delegates and welcome dinner

Tuesday 26 September AM AIPH General Meeting

Incorporating reports from Committees and Working Groups including Green City, Marketing & Exhibitions, Environment and Novelty Protection.

Tuesday 26 September PM Ornamental Horticulture in South East Asia Conference.

This unique conference supports the AIPH International Vision Project and is designed to deepen understanding of the state of the ornamental horticulture in South East Asia. It will cover topics like import/export, consumer demand, production trends and future potential. Representatives from South East Asian countries will be invited to participate including Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Indonesia and others.

Wednesday 27 September AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference

This conference will include sessions on short-term expos, how to leave a legacy from an expo and inspiration for creating memorable visitor experiences. It will include progress reports from all upcoming Expos approved by AIPH including Taichung (Chinese Taipei 2018/19), Beijing (China 2019), Bologna (Italy 2019), Sydney (Australia 2020), Yangzhou (China 2021), Hatay (Turkey 2021), Almere (Netherlands 2022).

Thursday 28 – Friday 29 September  Taichung FloraExpo
Delegates will be able to join tours of the ornamental horticulture industry in Chinese Taipei including to growers as well as to visit the sites for the 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo.

Taichung, Chinese Taipei
25 – 27 September 2017

PARTNER VISITS

Incorporating: AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference and AIPH ‘Ornamental Horticulture in South East Asia Conference’

07:30 Museum of Natural Science and Dongfeng Green Bicycle Way tour Departure from the Hotel

10:00 Dongfeng Green Bicycle Way tour

Dongfeng Green Bicycle Way goes through towns of Tungshin, Shigang and Febgyuan. This way used to be a railway, but has been changed to bicycle lane after September 1991. Particularly, due to geographic characteristics, Hakka culture and local landscape are merged into this single-lane bicycle way. This way nowadays has become a popular recreational spot in Taichung. Thanks to night illumination facilities added by the government, this bicycle way has become first night bicycle way in Chinese Taipei.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Museum of Natural Science & the park encompassing the greenhouse

Opened in 1986, the Museum of Natural Science was the first science museum founded by the government. Tons of operational DIY facilities make this museum a learning-friendly palace and well-known educational center in central Chinese Taipei.

14.00-14.40 Gathering at information desk— Life Science Hall / Professional Commentary Guide

19.00-20.00 Arrive back at the Hotel