The AIPH Spring Meeting 2024 will take place from 3-7 March 2024 in Doha, Qatar, alongside Expo 2023 Doha.
Join us at the first AIPH-approved World Horticultural Expo in a desert climate – Expo 2023 Doha Qatar. With a theme of ‘Green Desert, Better Environment’, the Expo will showcase the latest greening techniques to prove that a green desert is possible.
Sunday 3rd March
Monday 4th March
Tuesday 5th March
Wednesday 6th March
Thursday 7th March
Pick up and drop off for coach transfers is the Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel in the centre of Doha. Available hotels nearby include:
09:00 – Introduction
09:05 – Welcome by Leonardo Capitanio, AIPH President
A1 World Horticultural Expos
09:20 – Expo 2023 Doha (Qatar)
09:40 – Expo 2027 Yokohama (Japan)
B International Horticultural Expos
10:00 – Suncheonman International Garden Expo 2023 (Republic of Korea) – Final Report
10:20 – Expo 2023 Kahramanmaras (Turkiye) – Final Report
10:40 – BREAK
11:00 – International Horticultural Exhibition Chengdu 2024 (China)
11:20 – Expo İzmir 2026 (Turkiye)
11:40 – Expo 2026 Udon Thani (Thailand)
12:00 – Expo 2028 Malatya (Turkiye)
12:10 – LUNCH
13:15 – Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand – application for A1 World Horticultural Expo 2029
13:45 – Minnesota, USA – initial application for A1 World Horticultural Expo 2031
13:55 – Ulsan, Korea – application for B International Horticultural Exhibition in 2028
14:25 – Conference close
14:30 – 18:30
A VIP tour of the international pavilions at Expo 2023 Doha Qatar, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Oman, Japan, and the AIPH Pavilion.
Followed by dinner. Details TBC.
09:00 – 17:00
City greening solutions for arid environments
Rethinking city planning is key to accommodate the rise of populations in desert cities, estimated to be happening at a rate faster than in other cities. Desert cities are found on all continents, and they share concerns around water availability, urban heat island effects, and energy use. This conference explores the strategies that cities in arid zones adopt to create liveable and efficient cities, putting the attenuating capacity of plants at the centre of city form and function. It is not just desert cities that are challenged by heat. The conference will extend the dialogue to cities in temperate regions that are bringing intelligent greening into city planning to reduce negative effects of changing climates in highly built environments.
08:00 – Arrival and refreshments
08:30 – AIPH General Meeting (Members only)
10:30 – Meeting ends
11:00 – 12:30
Innovations in water management for ornamentals production
The supply of sufficient, good quality water is vital for the survival of the ornamentals production industry. This was already challenging in many countries and now, with climate change, the challenges are even more widespread. The industry needs to innovate to survive where water is scarce and to adapt to legislative pressures on supply and pollution prevention.
AIPH Members will report on:
12:30 – LUNCH
13:30 – 18:00
Tours of key green city sites within the Doha municipality.
Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar, is the first AIPH-approved World Horticultural Expo to be held in a desert climate.
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