70th Annual Congress, Padova

You are invited to the 70th AIPH Annual Congress which will take place in the beautiful city of Padova in Italy from 17th-22nd September 2018. The Annual Congress is open to members and non-members and includes conferences, discussion, networking and professional tours that will prove highly valuable for everyone who attends.

This Congress is organised with the support of our member in Italy, ANVE, as well as the Flormart Trade Fair which will run alongside the Congress. Within the programme we have provided content for all interests. There will be an AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference for all those involved with Expos. There will also be an AIPH International Green City Conference to bring together experts and knowledge on urban greening from around the world.

There will be time to visit the AIPH-approved, Flormart Trade Fair and to visit premier Italian growers in the world-famous growing region of Pistoia. And, of course, we cannot come to this area of Italy without a visit to Venice and the fabulous Botanic Gardens in Padova. We will also be organising a programme for accompanying person,s so whether you are coming for the events or the tours, this will be a trip to remember for ever.

Do come to Padova and be a part of our Annual Congress during this momentous 70th anniversary year. AIPH is going from strength to strength, so come and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.

Full package bookings close on Friday 10th August. For bookings of individual elements beyond this date, please contact events@aiph.org.

Congress Media Partner

Full package bookings close on Friday 10th August. 

Booking
To book and for further information visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/aiph-padova-2018 or contact AIPH Events Manager, Vanessa Stockton.  Tel: +44 (0)7788 314453, Email: events@aiph.org

Full delegate package to incl: €850
Welcome Dinner – Monday 17th September
Expo Conference, coffee breaks x 2 and lunch – Tuesday 18th September
Dinner at Café Pedrocchi – Tuesday 18th September
Green City Conference, coffee breaks x2 and lunch – Wednesday 19th September
Flormart Hosted Dinner in Hall 14 – Wednesday 19th September
Flormart Visit and Afternoon and Dinner in Venice – Thursday 20th September
Pistoia and Professional Visits to include accommodation at the Montecatini Palace, transfers and ANVE hosted dinner – Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September

Full delegate package without Professional Visits: €600
Welcome Dinner – Monday 17th September
Expo Conference, coffee breaks x 2 and lunch – Tuesday 18th September
Dinner at Café Pedrocchi – Tuesday 18th September
Green City Conference, coffee breaks x2 and lunch – Wednesday 19th September
Flormart Hosted Dinner in Hall 14 – Wednesday 19th September
Flormart Visit and Afternoon and Dinner in Venice – Thursday 20th September

EXPO Conference Only – €300
Expo Conference, coffee breaks x 2 and lunch – Tuesday 18th September
Dinner at Café Pedrocchi – Tuesday 18th September

AIPH Green City Conference  – €300
Expo Conference, coffee breaks x 2 and lunch – Wednesday 19th September
Tour of the Botanical Gardens
Dinner at Flormart

Green City Conference only (Wednesday half day) – €150
Green City Conference, coffee breaks x2 and lunch – Wednesday 19th September

Thursday Only – €200
Visit to Flormart
Venice city tour and dinner at San Trovaso

Professional Visits to Pistoia Only  – €400
Pistoia and Professional Visits to include accommodation at the Montecatini Palace, transfers and ANVE hosted dinner – Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September

Accompanying person – full programme – €650

Tuesday 18th September
Welcome dinner
Padova the unexpected city tour
Dinner at Café Pedrocchi

Wednesday 19th September
Cruise among the Venetian villas
Tour of Padova Botanical Gardens
Flormart hosted dinner

Thursday 20th September
Flormart Visit
Venice city tour
Dinner at San Trovaso

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September
Professional visits to Pistoia and overnight accommodation at the Monecatini Palace (sharing a room with full paying guest)

Accompanying person – Monday – Thursday €550
Monday 17th September
Welcome dinner

Tuesday 18th September
Padova the unexpected city tour
Dinner at Café Pedrocchi

Wednesday 19th September
Cruise among the Venetian villas
Tour of Padova Botanical Gardens
Flormart hosted dinner

Thursday 20th September
Flormart Visit
Venice city tour
Dinner at San Trovaso

Accompanying Person – Tuesday only €250
Padova the unexpected city tour
Dinner at Café Pedrocchi

Accompanying Person – Wednesday Only €250
Cruise among the Venetian villas
Tour of Padova Botanical Gardens
Flormart hosted dinner

City decision makers, planners, landscape architects and the horticulture industry are invited to attend the next International Green City Conference of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

There are so many factors to consider when organising an International Horticultural Exhibition.  The AIPH Expo Conference is open to anyone involved in the organisation of a Horticultural Expo or with an interest in the potential for an Expo.  During the morning speakers will address important topics including how an Expo benefits a city, how to make it a commercial success, how to make successful events and experiences for visitors and how to make sure the landscape is maintained to the highest possible standards.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT 70TH AIPH ANNUAL CONGRESS

Please reserve 17th – 22nd September 2018 for what will be an unmissable AIPH Meeting. Thanks to the support of AIPH members, ANVE and Flormart, we will provide an informative, valuable and stimulating programme for AIPH members and other delegates as well as great networking.

The 70th Annual Congress is a significant milestone for the association. We expect this to be one of our biggest ever meetings with delegates from around the world. The unique programme provides very special sponsorship opportunities for the right companies and organisations and we very much look forward to working with you as our partner.

For information about sponsorship packages contact
AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe – E: sg@aiph.org   T: +44 (0) 1235 776230   M: +44 (0) 7885 750324

For individual and bespoke sponsorship packages in particular contact
Chris Walters: E: events@aiph.org  T: +44 (0) 7788 314406

Please reserve 17th – 22nd September 2018 for what will be an unmissable AIPH Meeting. Thanks to the support of AIPH members, ANVE and Flormart, we will provide an informative, valuable and stimulating programme for AIPH members and other delegates, as well as great networking. Full details are still in development, but the draft programme is shown below.

View on Basilica of Saint Giustina from Prato della Valle square in the evening, Padova, Italy

The 70th Annual Congress is a significant milestone for the association. We expect this to be one of our biggest ever meetings with delegates from around the world. The unique programme provides very special sponsorship opportunities for the right companies and organisations, and we very much look forward to working with you as our partner.

Monday 17th September
Board meeting (Board members only), arrival of delegates and welcome dinner.

Tuesday 18th September
AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference
This conference will include sessions that will benefit all those involved in the organisation of International Horticultural Exhibitions.
It will include progress reports from all upcoming Expos approved by AIPH including Taichung (Chinese Taipei 2018/19), Beijing (China 2019), Sydney (Australia 2020), Yangzhou (China 2021), Hatay (Turkey 2021), Qatar (2021), Almere (Netherlands 2022) and Łódź (Poland 2024).  It will also include a report from Floralies Internationales Nantes (2019).
Dinner will take place in the magnificent Caffe Pedrocchi in the centre of Padova.

Wednesday 19th September
AM: AIPH International Green City Conference
This conference, supported by Flormart, will include speakers from Italy and around the world on the latest research and practice on urban greening and how this benefits health, society and the environment.
PM: AIPH Members Meetings
This session will include opportunities for members to share latest developments and will include the General Meeting for committee reports and decision making.
The afternoon will be followed by a tour of Padova Botanic Gardens.
Dinner will be hosted by Flormart at Padova Fiera.

Thursday 20th September
During the morning delegates will have time to visit the Flormart trade fair and meet the exhibitors from Italy and around the world.
In the afternoon we will visit the magical city of Venice for a guided tour and some free time.  This will be followed by dinner at San Trovaso restaurant in Venice before returning to Padova.

Friday 21st September
In association with ANVE delegates are invited to visit nurseries in Pistoia.  This region is world-famous for its nursery production.
Delegates will take an overnight bag and we will stay at the Montecatini Palace Hotel near Pistoia after dinner hosted by ANVE.

Saturday 22nd September
After further professional visits in the Pistoia region delegates will return to Padova to prepare for departure.

Sunday 23rd September
Delegates depart
AIPH Flower Auction Market Group meeting at NH Hotel (group members only)

Accompanying Persons
Tours will be arranged to enjoy this beautiful region of Italy on 18th and 19th September.

VIVAI CINELLI LUCA – Friday 21st September

The Cinelli nursery was founded during the early 1950’s, when founder, Lido Cinelli, together with his wife Maria, decided to abandon the production of vegetables  and devote himself to the cultivation of cut flowers, in particular carnations. In 1982 his son Luca joined his father in the management of the company and began the direct production of olive trees, from seed to specimens of ten years, in addition to the production of outdoor ornamental plants including citrus, mimosa and roses.

Recently, in cooperation with Vivai Attilio Sonnoli, Luca, together with his son Federico, expanded the production of olive trees, introducing certified virus-free olive trees and studying new solutions for modern, avant-garde olive growing. Thanks to the production of nanoscale cloning rootstocks and developing minor varieties typical of Italian germplasm, they can now allow olive growers to find the best solutions for the production of excellence.

 

GIORGIO TESI GROUP  – Friday 21st September

The Giorgio Tesi Group is one of the leading plant nurseries in Europe for the production of cultivated ornamental plants. As well as their Headquarters in Pistoia, the European capital of plant nurseries, the company possesses a further 4 branches situated in Grosseto, Orbetello (GR), Piadena (CR), and San Benedetto del Tronto (AP).

The production extends over more than 500 hectares of land (of which 362 are for plants that are planted in the ground, 116 for vases and 22 are covered by greenhouses and high tunnels); today the company has more than 200 permanent employees throughout the production and commercial sector of the 23 nurseries in Pistoia and in the company’s 4 branches. Piadena specialises in trees in the open field and in vases of broad leaf plants. In the new branches of Grosseto and Orbetello and San Benedetto del Tronto, the company produces Mediterranean plants that are more adapted to the moderate climate.

The Tesi Group produces all species and varieties of plants that the European and international markets request, from young plants to specimens of large dimensions, from geometric forms to trees for cities and boulevards, plants for garden centres and wide distribution, for all of the climatic zones, and for the various typologies of public and private terrain. It cultivates over 1,500 varieties of plants, with 2.7 million plants in production for 2,500 customers worldwide.

Over 2 million plants are sold each every year in 60 countries, with 85% of their sales abroad.

 

BUOGIOVANNI VIVAI PIANTE – Saturday 22nd September

The nursery is located in the heart of the Pistoia countryside, in the medieval village of Badia a Pacciana which has always been an ideal place for growing plants. It was founded in the early 1970’s by Sestilio, who had a passion for cultivating plants and later passed his knowledge and experience onto his children, but today only Gabriele takes care of the activity, together with partners and collaborators.

The resourcefulness in this sector, together with the passion for greenery, has allowed the company to expand over the years. The products are well-known and sold throughout Italy, from the north to the major islands.

Since its foundation, Buongiovanni Vivai Piante has focused on the production and cultivation of the largest species of plants required by the Italian market and, in particular, tall trees, conifers, olive trees, fruit plants in clods and in containers, ornamental plants, hedge plants, evergreen and deciduous plants.

In 2016, driven by the desire to expand the business, they opened another nursery in Bedizzole, in the Brescia countryside. The area manager is Emilio Cocchi, an expert in the sector, and a professional gardener has assisted in the successful collaboration with gardeners, architects and surveyors for the construction of parks and gardens in the city of Brescia.

To raise awareness of the company, to keep up with the times and to stay up-to-date on all the news concerning the green sector, in 2015 Buongiovanni Vivai Piante joined the Associazione Nazionale Vivaisti Esportatori (ANVE), which promotes company leaders in nurseries and makes them known outside of the country.  ANVE gathers, represents and assists the agricultural nursery entrepreneurs who carry out production and import-export activities of ornamental plants and seeks, in European and extra-European countries, new and further potential for the development of the market, promoting our nursery varieties and the Italian style.

 

VIVAI ROMITI GIAMPAOLO  – Saturday 22nd September

This nursery was founded by Roberto, the of the father of the current owner, Giampaolo, at the end of the 1950’s, and is situated on the outskirts of Pistoia, defined as the ‘city of the plants’.

The company has developed the innovative growing techniques available today and is, therefore, able to guarantee products of excellent quality for its customers.

It produces a wide variety of plants, including conifers, shrubs and many others, grown both in pots and in beds, paying great attention to nutrients, climate and hydration. The end products are sold both in Italy and internationally.

NH PADOVA HOTEL

This fashionable, art-filled hotel is 1.4 km from Cappella degli Scrovegni chapel, 1.9 km from Padova train station and 2.4 km from the Botanical Gardens of Padova.

Chic rooms come with room service, minibars, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs; some have excellent views of the city.The hotel offers breakfast and parking. There’s also a restaurant on the 12th floor with mountain views and terrace seating, plus a bar/lounge and a business centre.

NH Padova, Via N Tommaseo 61, 35131 Padova, Italy

PADOVA THE UNEXPECTED CITY –  HALF DAY TOUR

Depart the hotel with a local English speaking guide into Padova, which is one of the most beautiful cities of the Veneto County.  It is full of important monuments including S.Antonio Cathedral which is an imposing construction, built in the 13th century in Romanesque-Gothic style.  There are works by some of the most famous artists including those of Altichiero and Donatello.  This guided walking tour will also include Prato della Valle an ancient Roman theatre and Capella degli Scrovegni, the masterpiece of the 14th century Italian and European painting.

 

CRUISE AMONG THE VENETIAN VILLAS – Only available on Wednesday 19th September.

Enjoy a mini cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Riviera del Brenta, from Padova to Venice on board a Venetian Burchiello.

08:00hrs – Embarkation in Padova at the historical Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, the ancient river port of the city and cruise towards Venice. The relaxing journey will pass the gorgeous Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana.  On arrival at Stra, guests will disembark for a guided tour of Villa Pisani before continuing the journey through villas, villages and swing bridges towards Oriago. On arrival in Oriago guests will enjoy some free time before returning by coach to the hotel.

The following options are available to all AIPH Delegates arriving into Venice Marco Polo International Airport:

BUS ITALIA

There is a public transportation system called “Bus Italia”, which you will find outside the main terminal, and which will take you to the Padova Bus Terminal. The bus operates daily and every 30/40 minutes until 22.40hrs.  The journey time is approximately one hour and costs around €10.  From the Bus Terminal in Padova, there are plenty of taxis which you will need to take for the short journey to the NH Padova Hotel.  A taxi will cost approximately €10.

http://www.fsbusitaliaveneto.it/

http://www.taxipadova.it/tariffe-taxi/

TAXI

There are taxis available outside the airport terminal.  The cost of a taxi to Padova is approximately €100.

https://www.radiotaxivenezia.com/en/

PRIVATE CAR

AIPH have secured preferential rates for private car transfers between Venice Marco Polo Airport and the NH Padova Hotel with DMR Autonoleggio.  The following rates have been agreed for all AIPH Delegates:

Sedan (1-3 people)         €70

Minivan (4-5 people)      €85

Minibus (6-8 people)      €100

In order to receive these rates, please contact DMR Autonoleggio directly with your flight details and indicate that you are with AIPH:

DMR Autonoleggio

Tel:                      +39 049 8979724

Mobile:               +39 347 2373640

Email:                  info@dmr-autonoleggio.eu

Contact:              Renzo Dalla Monta Ferdori

Payment must be made directly to the driver by cash or credit card on the day.