The role of AIPH in approving International Horticultural Exhibitions

The objective and role of AIPH in approving International Horticultural Exhibitions

Our objective for international horticultural exhibitions (Expos) is to promote the products of the horticultural industry to the general public, businesses and governments.

Our role is to ensure expos are successful through a robust approval and monitoring process and through regulating the number of permitted expos.

Successful expos will:

  • Increase global appreciation for horticulture in terms of its benefits to individuals and societies.
  • Stimulate the increased use of plants to improve the health and wellbeing of society, the enhancement of the environment and the strengthening of economies.
  • Clearly demonstrate society’s need for horticulture and the role it plays in linking people with their environment.
  • Bring together horticultural excellence from different countries to promote the best knowledge and practice from all over the world and to celebrate cultural and horticultural diversity.
  • Promote productivity and international co-operation in professional horticulture

The role of AIPH is defined within the AIPH Regulations for International Horticultural Exhibitions and in accordance with the Charter and Regulations of AIPH.

In accordance with Article 4.B.2 of the International Convention Relating to International Exhibitions (Signed at Paris on November 22nd, 1928, and Supplemented by the Protocols of May 10th, 1948, November 16th, 1966, November 30th, 1972 and the Amendment of June 24th, 1982 and the Amendment of May 31st, 1988) AIPH has been given international responsibility for the approval of international horticultural exhibitions.

Within the rules of the Convention the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) is permitted to grant recognition to A1 horticultural exhibitions approved by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), provided that there is an interval of at least two years between such exhibitions in different countries and at least ten years between events held in the same country; due to be held in the interval between two registered exhibitions.