Industry events


AIPH members are invited to the first World Floral Summit to be held in Aalsmeer, Netherlands on 7 November 2017.  This significant event, supported by Royal FloraHolland, has been developed by the key associations representing the global floral supply chain.  These include AIPH, Union Fleurs, Florint, CIOPORA and Fleuroselect.

For the first time these organisations are debating together the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and where we go next.  The summit includes a presentation from Professor J Rotmans from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.  Jan Rotmans is a socially engaged scientist, with more than 200 publications in the field of climate change & global change modelling, sustainable development, and transitions and system innovations.  He will bring fascinating insight for the floral sector.

The event is free of charge for AIPH members so please register at before 24 October.

View the event flyer here.


The 8th edition of the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) Expo will be held in 2017 from 8 – 10 November in Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen. It will be the industry wide event serving all segments of the Floriculture & Horticulture industry chain.

IFTF is the place where you will find everything you need to build your business; new products, ideas, tools, supplies and more. Coming together in Vijfhuizen will not only increase sales, but it will give you the tools needed to give your customers the best products possible.


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2017 GUSA Event LogoYour Launchpad into Asia’s Rapidly Expanding Greenery, Landscape & Urban Design Industry

Asia is home to the world’s fastest growing cities. With the region’s increasing urbanisation, the global search for urban design, landscaping and greenery to create spaces that a conducive for work, live and play has never been more pressing.

GreenUrbanScape Asia, an international exhibition and conference on landscape, leisure, greenery design, construction and technology, returns for its third edition on 9 – 11 November 2017 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. GreenUrbanScape Asia serves as a platform for policy makers, property developers, landscape architects and contractors, consultants and engineers, service providers and others, to exchange knowledge on latest greenery and urban design methods and evaluate current cutting edge solutions and technology.

The exhibition is complemented by the International Skyrise Greenery Conference on 9 and 10 November 2017 and is expected to draw over 700 top level delegates from Asia. Explore how architects push the boundaries of design during the Technical Tour around Singapore on 11 November 2017.

All AIPH members are entitled to a 20% discount, on top of the early bird rate, When you register for the International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC) 2017 held alongside GreenUrbanScape Asia 2017. Registration to the Conference grants auto access to the trade exhibition without having to register again.

Organisers: Landscape Industry Association (Singapore), National Parks Board, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects, SingEx Exhibitions

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The 4th International Skyrise Greenery Conference, held alongside GreenUrbanScape Asia, is back on 9 – 10 Nov 2017 at Singapore EXPO!

As a Supporting Organisation, International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) members will be eligible for a special conference rate of SGD 560* (before GST).

*20% Discount + Early Bird (till 30 Jun 2017).

Usual Price: SGD 850.

Register Here: (alternative, you can key in the promo code: ISGC17AIPH to enjoy the special rate)

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Download the GUSA 2017 Exhibition brochure


22 November 2017

After an astounding success in the launch year, Flower Logistics Africa is back again, with the support of the industry, geared up to charter into new opportunities and challenges in the domain.

Organised by Logistics Update Africa, a key Africa focused transport and logistics publication from STAT Media Group, the forum, in its second edition, continues its affiliation with the Kenya Flower Council.

In addition to the topics addressed in the previous edition, this edition aims to enhance collaborative actions between growers and the rest of the supply chain. Commenting on the earlier edition, Jane Ngige, CEO, Kenya Flower Council said, “We have planted the seed and have realized that we all have a stake in this conversation. We are looking forward to future talks. Much work still needs to be done and it all relies on collaboration between all suppliers and operators in the industry. We hope that next time this conference happens again, we will be looking at milestones based on discussions we had.”

While the inaugural event witnessed participation of 95 delegates over two days representing exporters, service providers, industry organisations and government, the second edition promises to be power-packed with more industry representation and laden with more information and interaction.

Who Will Attend

  • Growers & Breeders
  • Industry policy makers
  • Consolidators
  • Retailers
  • Flower Auctioneers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Ground Handlers
  • Packaging Companies

Why Attend

Our aim is to make this conference a platform where the industry puts their heads together to identify and solve the problems faced not only by the growers; but by the industry at large, where issues pertaining to policy and regulation, insurance, investment, the safety and the quality of the cargo are discussed extensively.

  • Access to influential industry professionals
  • Internal and external networking opportunities
  • Unique marketing and brand exposure
  • Opportunity to make valuable contacts and increase sales
  • Be involved in setting policies

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The 1st International Investment Forum “Greenhouse Complexes Russia”, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia last year was a resounding success.
The event has established itself as an international professional platform for the dialogue, experience sharing, search for solutions, and effort consolidation of government and business to attract investment in the greenhouse industry.

The Forum gathered over 400 participants from the leading agriholdings and investment projects from Russia: CEOs of Greenhouse Growth Technology, AIC Eco-culture, Churilovo Agrocomplex, AgroInvest, Veles, Zelenaya Vereya, Yug-Agro, Udmurt Flowers, Urozhai Podmoskovia, Ovoschevod, Vyborgec, Yuzhny Agrocombine, Podmoskovie Mushroom Complex, Rodina and many others made a valuable contribution to the work of the Forum. This landmark event featured over 200 meetings, which, by all means, became the groundwork for the long-term and win-win cooperation between the participants and pushed forward the industry.

The 2nd International Investment Forum “Greenhouse Complexes Russia 2017” will bring together over 500 decision-makers from the greenhouse sector, federal and regional Ministries of Agriculture, Russian and international investors, service and technology providers, power generating companies, regional heads, retail chains, presidents of unions and associations. Moreover, the CEOs of flagship greenhouse complexes and investment projects from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and many other countries will also join the Forum.

The event participants will discuss the most pressing industry bottlenecks, including: government strategies to support and develop the agriculture and agroinfrastructure;
algorithms and terms to obtain fund from the federal budget; product mix policy, consumer interest – scarcity and surplus; technologies applied to promote production scale-up; ways to reduce energy costs in a commercial greenhouse; agrologistics, and a lot more.

View the brochure here and the delegate list here.


The next GreenTech will take place on 12-14 June 2018 at RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  GreenTech is the global meeting place for all professionals involved in horticulture technology. The 2016 edition featured 415 exhibitors from 30 countries including all the market leaders, four connected themes: Crops, Water, Energy and Biobased, a Vertical Farming Pavilion and Demo Area for heavy equipment and machinery.

With horticulture products and solutions, inspiring sessions on cutting edge topics and an in-depth look at the technology of the future, where you gain an overview of business opportunities in horticulture and can make informed, investment decisions.

GreenTech offers:

  • A unique focus on production technology
  • Water, Energy and Biobased show themes oriented around sustainable production
  • New product introductions from all industry innovators
  • Inspiring sessions
  • Great opportunity to expand your international business network
  • A professional, welcoming location in vibrant Amsterdam

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XXX International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey between 12 – 16 August 2018.

As Istanbul is the only city bridging two continents, Asia with Europe, in the world, the motto of IHC2018 is to be ‘Bridging the World through Horticulture’. It is heavily focused on research and innovation and will have training components related to various fields of Horticulture.

IHC2018 will provide an excellent platform for scientists, technicians, students, consultants, engineers, extension agents, growers, industry, trade and consumer organizations, policy makers and other professionals having an interest in horticulture.

IHC2018 will have a rich scientific program to allow interaction among scientists as well as instutions. The symposia will have different formats tailored according to the topic. Additionally, there will be Colloqia and Workshops, ad hoc training sessions and technical tours. Guided technical tours accompanied by visits to horticultural facilities and historical and cultural sites of interest.