Apply To Host An Expo

AIPH ensure expos are successful through a defined approval and monitoring process and through regulating the number of permitted expos

AIPH Horticultural Expo in Turkey

The A1/B Expo timeline will follow the following scheme, with the exception of the BIE recognition for B category Expos. At each of the steps AIPH provides guidance and support.

Expo Organisation Timeline

Expo organisation timeline chart

For details about each stage of the Expo organisation timeline can be found in the Expo Organisers Guide, which can be downloaded from this page.

Supporting information and documentation can be accessed in The Candidate Host Cities area for stages 1-3 and The Approved Expo Organisers’ area for stages 3-6 by members who are logged in.

At the initial interest stage potential expo organisers get in touch with the AIPH Secretariat and AIPH members in their region.

The process and timescales for making an application to host an international horticultural exhibition are defined in the AIPH Regulations for each category.

AIPH provides constant support at each stage of the expo planning, preparation, staging and closing. For an overview of the whole expo process please refer to the Organiser’s Guide for International Horticultural Exhibitions. For frequently answered questions visit the Initial Interest Stage.

The AIPH Application stage will help support governments, cities and exhibition organisers interested in making an application should contact the AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, at [email protected].

Applicants will be asked to present their proposal to the AIPH Exhibitions Committee and to complete a questionnaire as provided by the secretariat.

From economic impact and sustainability to driving tourism and enhancing reputation, the benefits of holding an exhibition are far reaching

Organiser’s Guide for International Horticultural Exhibitions

A guide to the planning and organisation of an international horticultural exhibition


Through our Committee for Exhibitions we ensure that approved exhibitions benefit growers and visitors alike by inspiring greater appreciation of ornamental plants. Drawing on experience acquired over generations, we provide organisers with expert guidance to create world-class spectacles that live long in the memory.

The approval and monitoring of the progress of every International horticultural exhibition is a key part of the Committee’s role.


Expos Committee

Mr. Kevin Chung (TFDA, Chinese Taipei)

Vice Chair
Mr. Takuhiro Yamada, Japan

Mr. Tim Briercliffe (AIPH)