With a mandate agreed by international convention, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers has been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos, in partnership with The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), since 1960.
The AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference on 30 September attracted more than 200 delegates from over 50 countries. Even though this year’s event was hosted as an online 3D virtual conference. This conference presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about hosting or being involved with an International Horticultural Expo and to network with expo organisers, city representatives interested in hosting an expo, urban developers, AIPH members, NGOs, international city and environmental organisations and suppliers to major events.
Billions are spent on developing these international spectacles that can have the ability to stimulate the development of entire cities and transform the international reputation of hosting regions. Each exhibition attracts many international participants and millions of visitors, lasts up to six months, with sites ranging from 25 to 500 hectares in size. Every Expo is carefully regulated, steered, and monitored by AIPH.
The period from 2021 until 2027 already includes AIPH approved expos in China, Turkey, Qatar, the Netherlands, South Korea and Japan with more to be approved in upcoming meetings.
Many of these Expos submitted their progress reports and talked about how they are coping with the difficulties brought on by Covid-19.
With the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, the Netherlands, will cover more than 60 hectares and focus on the future role of horticulture in city construction. Here, Mr Sven Stimac provides an update to the event’s progress.
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has reviewed upcoming International Horticultural Exhibitions, that falls under its approval, due to the COVID-19 pandemic repercussions. Considering the time it takes to prepare a high-quality A1 International Horticultural Exhibition and the difficulties in continuing preparations during the pandemic, AIPH has recommended that Expo 2021 Doha Qatar be moved to the future date of 2023.
PERA Event is an international service agency for special events, M.I.C.E. entertainment and event counselling. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, the group offers solutions, support and services to participants in the development and implementation of International Horticultural Exhibitions.
Hatay located in Turkey, is one of humanity’s oldest first settlements, from past to present different cultures and the co-existence of different religions, many civilisations have lived in peace, brotherhood and tolerance in the city of Turkey, the Middle East, the Middle East to Anatolia, the Mediterranean and it’s strategic position is important to Europe. Hatay determines the economic lifestyle of the geographic region where people live. In this direction, Hatay, which is the old settlement, is the most important gate of the silk road opening to the Mediterranean Sea.
The fact that Hatay has a deep-rooted history and that many civilisations have lived here is important in terms of the exhibition which will be showing the richness of its history and the footsteps of its people. Expo 2021 Hatay will be a great opportunity to share its history and to showcase its horticulture.
CSM Live is a global, integrated, branding, and live experience agency working across sport, entertainment, culture, corporate, retail and more. They create extraordinary experiences with impact, through everything from event look and feel, to overlay wayfinding, traditional and digital signage solutions, and innovation and creative, experiences, tech and 3D build.
Enabling Abilities works with clients from around the world to help them with their accessibility and diversity and disability policies internally and, externally with their clients. The organisation works with world-renowned broadcasters, five-star hotels, banks and international sporting governing bodies.
Losberger De Boer is a leading global provider of temporary to permanent buildings. It is known for delivering top of class space solutions for events, as well as for commercial and public use. Setting the standard in event space for decades, all Losberger De Boer structures are modular, quick-to-build and tailor-made to ensure maximum client satisfaction.”
Transportation Management Services’ mission is to move people safely and reliably while delivering a personal and positive experience that aligns with clients’ goals. With 25 years’ experience managing transportation for thousands of events worldwide, they take great pride in serving as an extension of a clients’ team. They understand the unique challenges of each city and convention centre and can provide in-depth local expertise regardless of your event’s location. At TMS, it’s about both the journey and the destination.
The Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES) is a none-for-profit-making organisation based in Switzerland which has been formed to become the label for quality and reliability for temporary infrastructure works for major events.
The members are market leaders of the international event suppliers industry and front runners in the development of new products and services.
AGES wants to address the capabilities of the industry to governmental bodies, key stakeholders and organisers of large sports events and to develop together suitable standards and procedures to facilitate interaction and to obtain cost-effective infrastructure solutions for future events.
Biophilic Cities partners with cities, scholars and advocates from across the globe to build an understanding of the value and contribution of nature in cities to the lives of urban residents and to move these ideas forward as transformative projects and programs. As the central element of its work, Biophilic Cities facilitates a global network of partner cities, organizations and individuals working collectively to pursue the vision of a natureful city within their unique and diverse environments and cultures. The form of the Network engenders strong, long-term relationships among the participants that effectively move the ideas explored by the Network from a conceptual stage to implementation on-the-ground. Because of its emphasis on a strong foundation of team-building, the Network is unique among global organizations working in parallel, and often in partnership, with Biophilic Cities. The work of the Network has attracted significant coverage. Recently, the work of the Network was recognized as a recipient of a 2020 SHIFT Award for non-profit leadership.
The UK’s Department for International Trade secures the UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing
free trade. We are an international economic department, responsible for:
• bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed
• delivering a new trade policy framework for the UK as we leave the EU
• promoting British trade and investment across the world
• building the global appetite for British goods and services
The Department for International Trade offers expertise and contacts through a network of international specialists throughout the UK and in British Embassies and other
diplomatic posts around the world. The Department’s Sports Economy team, in particular, helps international event organisers to identify and engage with leading UK supply chain companies that can bring creativity, innovation, and reliability to assist the organisation of the most complex events.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability. ICLEI’s CBC is in Cape Town, South Africa, embedded in the Africa Regional Office of ICLEI. We offer cities a broad portfolio of supportive services through our dedicated team of passionate, skilled, and dynamic biodiversity and urban development experts.
Through our ICLEI CBC programmes and initiatives, we seek local solutions and promote innovation to address the complex issues surrounding natural capital and the degradation of ecosystem services in a rapidly urbanizing world. The CBC recognizes the crucial role that cities and local governments play in the pursuit of a greener existence through efficiently integrating urban development and biodiversity management at the local level.
The International Association of Event Hosts (IAEH) is a network of cities, regions and countries that host major sporting and cultural events. The IAEH exists for representatives of international destinations to collaborate together to generate the best possible value from hosting major events, and provide a voice for ‘not for profit’ hosts of events. The IAEH provides a platform for members to learn from the successes and challenges of major events, share knowledge and generate greater long term social and economic benefits from hosting events. Knowledge sharing, networking and advocacy are the three pillars of IAEH’s work to support the successful delivery of major events, and associated legacy benefits, for citizens and communities across the world.
MEI is a Management Consultancy who, for over 10 years has specialised in helping all organisations succeed in the global sports events market: from commercial companies, rights holders, government agencies to host organisations.
Having identified a huge gap in the market in the late 2000s for a single point of contact model for event organisers and experienced trusted event suppliers, MEI was formed to provide that interface service. With experience from every summer Olympic Games since Athens 2004 through to Rio 2016 and relationships with future Games in Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022, Winter Olympics in 2010, multiple Commonwealth Games and single-sport World Cups, MEI is the only business of sports consultancy operating exclusively in major events planning, delivery and legacy.
Our international business services also offer access to a range of integrated services including international market profile enhancement, strategy development and uniquely, in-country early entry support. The latter encompasses tasks such as proposal development, translation, sustained customer contact and market intelligence.
Available assets include a weekly Major Events Digest, global members’ only web portal and subject matter expertise delivering workshops, bid support and hosted missions to target mega-event countries.
The services are geared to save our customers time and expenditure during the business expansion process and enable them to be more competitive in capitalising on Olympic and World Cup opportunities in this global, iconic mega-events market.
3 Flagship Events
• Major Events Summit
• UK Sports & Venues Summit
• International Federations Summit
The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has over 45,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
ULI has over 4,000 members in Europe across 14 National Council country networks.
Host City is the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events.
Host City is the event and media brand that connects cities, rights holders, organising committees and other stakeholders in their quest for best practice in hosting major events.
As a conference, exhibition, magazine and website, Host City brings together the international community of international sports, business and cultural events.
The next annual Host City 2020 conference and exhibition, hosted by Glasgow and Online, takes place on 17-18 November under the theme of “The Big Restart: Recovery with a Purpose for the Digital Age”.
Whether you represent a city, a rights holder, organiser or other stakeholders, Host City 2020 presents opportunities to get involved in staging upcoming major events.
Speakers of the very highest level discuss hosting in the new normal, environmental and social governance, digital transformation and international collaboration. VIP keynotes, panels, Q&A, presentations and interactive workshops will run alongside structured networking and exhibition activities.
FloraCulture International magazine, (FCI), is a publication specific to the international floricultural industry.
It is distributed directly to individuals and through FCI Partner Associations, (consisting mainly of growers, breeders, wholesalers, landscapers and some retail), on a bi-monthly basis from the Americas to Australasia in both printed and digital forms.
Our publishing organisation is the global horticultural Expo licencing body, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). This governing body has membership associations whose prime purpose is to champion the power of plants.
Each edition of FCI has thorough articles based upon a country from around the world and its specific horticultural industry.
We write about themes in celebration of floriculture. These include propagation, breeding, substrates and sustainability; flower trials and auctions; process automation and horticultural machinery; packaging and plastic alternatives; cold chain logistics and transportation; biophilia and Green City planning.
Currently, 5,500 subscribers receive printed versions directly, and 100,000 welcome it digitally – and many more people see it online every day.
FCI is delivered to 142 countries across the globe and features at many expos, and trades shows throughout the world.
In summary, FCI magazine, through its global reach, will enable your business to promote their brand and give visibility to your products in both new and existing target markets.