From now until 2027, there are ten AIPH-approved expos in China, Turkey, Qatar, the Netherlands, South Korea, Vietnam and Japan with more to be approved in upcoming meetings.
The following cities are awaiting final approval subject to site visits when it is safe to do so:
With a mandate agreed by international convention, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers has been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos since 1960.
This conference is being held online on the multi-faceted Hopin platform (pictured above) and is free to attend. The event presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about hosting or being involved with an International Horticultural Expo. You will be able to network with expo organisers, city representatives, urban developers, AIPH members, NGOs, international city and environmental organisations, and suppliers to major events.
Millions of dollars 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.
08:00 Chairman welcome and introduction
08:05 Welcome from AIPH President – Bernard Oosterom
08:15 Expo 2022 Floriade Amsterdam Almere (the Netherlands)
08:35 Expo 2023 Doha Qatar
08:55 World Horticultural Exhibition 2027 Yokohama (Japan)
09:20 Imagineering Horti Culture, creating a unique visitor experience within your Expo – Ibo Gülsen, IGMPR
09:55 2021 Yangzhou International Horticultural Exhibition (China)
10:15 Expo 2021 Hatay (Turkey)
10:35 Expo 2023 Kahramanmaras (Turkey)
10:55 Suncheon International Garden Expo 2023 (South Korea)
11:15 International Horticultural Exhibition Chengdu 2024 (China)
11:35 Expo İzmir 2026 (Turkey)
11:55 Euroflora, Genoa, Italy – 2022
12:15 Chairman closing remarks
The virtual AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference on 16 March attracted nearly 150 delegates online from over 50 countries worldwide, eager to listen to future International Horticultural Expos’ progress reports.
Welcome from the AIPH president
|Expo 2022 Floriade||Expo 2023 Doha Qatar||World Horticultural Exhibition 2027 Yokohama|
|2021 Yangzhou International Horticultural Exhibition||Expo 2021 Hatay||Expo 2023 Kahramanmaras|
|Suncheon International Garden Expo 2023||International Horticultural Exhibition Chengdu 2024||Expo İzmir 2026|
Creating a unique visitor experience within your Expo – Ibo Gülsen, IGMPR
IGMPR is a project development and design firm based in The Netherlands and China specialised in creating themed floral and horticultural attractions and destinations. IGMPR combines its creativity and fascination for flowers and their use across cultures, art and history, with the practical approach of an engineer and investor. The projects IGMPR is involved in typically attract hundreds of thousands to millions of visitors each year. IGMPR supports the growing global flower and garden tourism industry with a comprehensive package of services ranging from planning, creative design to implementation.
Contact: Ibo Gülsen, Managing Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact: Harun Guzel – email@example.com
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. As a central element of its work, Biophilic Cities facilitates a global network of partner cities working collectively to pursue the vision of a natureful city within their unique and diverse environments and cultures. These partner cities are working in concert to conserve and celebrate nature in all its forms and the many important ways in which cities and their inhabitants benefit from the biodiversity and wild urban spaces present in cities. Biophilic Cities acknowledges the importance of daily contact with nature as an element of a meaningful urban life, as well as the ethical responsibility that cities have to conserve global nature as shared habitat for non-human life and people.
Major Events International (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
AIPH Preferred Partners are top quality companies with a proven track record of providing goods and services to major, international events. Whilst AIPH fully endorses these businesses, we do not mandate the use of these organisations. However, we encourage AIPH Expo organisers to have discussions with them to see how they can support and further enhance your Expo.
Biosecurity Systems delivers integrated technology and services to diminish the risk of COVID-19 and other epidemic infections in the workplace. Founded in Australia by an international group of technologists, manufacturers, health experts and security experts, Biosecurity Systems analyzes, manufactures, supplies and implements global best practice in risk minimization, technologies, threat intelligence and operations. Our mission is to ensure that visitors, proprietors and staff are safe and confident.
Contact: Paul Twomey, CEO – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact: Giles Stanford, Director, Global Projects – email@example.com
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.
Contact: James Davies, Executive Director & Co-Founder – firstname.lastname@example.org
IGMPR is a project development and design firm based in The Netherlands and China that specialised in creating themed floral and horticultural attractions and destinations. IGMPR combines its creativity and fascination for flowers and their use across cultures, art and history, with the practical approach of an engineer and investor. The projects IGMPR is involved in typically attract hundreds of thousands to millions of visitors each year. IGMPR supports the growing global flower and garden tourism industry with a comprehensive package of services ranging from planning, creative design to implementation.
Contact: Ibo Gülsen, Managing Director – email@example.com
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.
Contact: Francis Scholten, Managing Director of International Projects – firstname.lastname@example.orgPERA 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.
Contact: Harun Guzel – email@example.com
TaylorBridges understand exactly what companies require from a safety & security training standpoint, with a vast experience spanning 30 years and working towards national and international standards, they are more than qualified to help your business – wherever you are in the world.
Contact: Steve Laws, Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact: David McCrae, Vice-President and Managing Director – email@example.com
WeTrack’s planning and operations software support the operations of the best events, venues and organisations in the world. It was born out of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by project and venue managers who wanted to improve the way event operators plan and deliver major events. Since the first client in 2014 – the Ryder Cup, at Gleneagles – they have grown to serve major sporting events, venues and organisations including Wimbledon, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Royal Ascot, the FIA and the International Triathlon Union.
Contact: Peter Ward, Managing Director – Peter@wetrack.com
Host City is the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events. It 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.
Whether you represent a city, a rights holder, organiser or other stakeholders, Host City 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.
If you want to do big business with major international events, then sponsoring the AIPH Virtual Expo Conference is an excellent way to promote your business to key decision-makers of AIPH-approved International Horticultural Expos, which are amongst the largest and most spectacular events on Earth.
Our Expo organisers need top quality suppliers of products and services to make their events a success. Sponsoring the AIPH Expo Conference promotes your business directly to our Expo organisers and gives you the opportunity to discuss opportunities with them. Please download the AIPH Expo Conference sponsorship opportunity brochure.
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For more information, contact Treve Evans
AIPH Senior International Relations Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 1235 776160
Mobile: +44 (0) 7799 813602