21 June 2018
DIDCOT, UK: You are invited to the 70th AIPH Annual Congress which will take place in the beautiful city of Padova in Italy from 17th-22nd September 2018. The Annual Congress is open to members and non-members and includes conferences, discussion, networking and professional tours that will prove highly valuable for everyone who attends.
This Congress is organised with the support of our member in Italy, ANVE, as well as the Flormart Trade Fair which will run alongside the Congress. Within the programme we have provided content for all interests. There will be an AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference for all those involved with Expos. There will also be an AIPH International Green City Conference to bring together experts and knowledge on urban greening from around the world.
There will be time to visit the AIPH-approved, Flormart Trade Fair and to visit premier Italian growers in the world-famous growing region of Pistoia. And, of course, we cannot come to this area of Italy without a visit to Venice and the fabulous Botanic Gardens in Padova. We will also be organising a programme for accompanying persons, so whether you are coming for the events or the tours, this will be a trip to remember for ever.
Do come to Padova and be a part of our Annual Congress during this momentous 70th anniversary year. AIPH is going from strength to strength, so come and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sponsor the Meeting
Please reserve 17th – 22nd September 2018 for what will be an unmissable AIPH Meeting. Thanks to the support of AIPH members, ANVE and Flormart, we will provide an informative, valuable and stimulating programme for AIPH members and other delegates as well as great networking.
The 70th Annual Congress is a significant milestone for the association. We expect this to be one of our biggest ever meetings with delegates from around the world. The unique programme provides very special sponsorship opportunities for the right companies and organisations and we very much look forward to working with you as our partner.
MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER:
In the morning there will be an AIPH Board Meeting for Board members only.
Arrival of delegates and overnight accommodation at the NH Padova Hotel.
TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER:
AIPH Expo Conference, Flormart Hall 14
Welcome by AIPH President Speakers
12:30 – Lunch
Expo Progress Reports – A1 – World Horticultural Exhibitions
13:30 – 14:30
Beijing, China 2019
Almere, Netherlands 2022
Lodz, Poland 2024
14:50 – Break
Expo Progress Reports – B – International Horticultural Exhibitions
15:15 – 16:15
Taichung, Chinese Taipei 2018
Sydney, Australia 2020
Yangzhou, China 2021
Expo Progress Reports – C – International Horticultural Shows
Floralies Internationales Nantes, France 2019
Expo Progress Reports – D – International Horticultural Trade Shows
16:50 – 17:00
Greentech,The Netherlands 2018
Flormart, Italy 2018
17:10 – 17:30
Kahramanmaras,Turkey 2023 Conference Close
Drinks followed by dinner in Padova
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE VIVAISTI ESPORTATORI
WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER:
AIPH International Green Cities Conference
AM – Speakers
13:00 – Lunch
AIPH Members Meeting
Welcome from ANVE and information on the Italian nursery industry and companies to be visited during the professional tours.
Member reports on key topics OR Group breakout discussions.
15:30 – Break
15:05 – 17:30
AIPH General Meeting Close of Meeting
19:00 – Dinner
THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER:
09:00 – Visit to Flormart
12:30 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:00
Travel to Venice Guided tour of Venice
17:00 – Free time
18:00 – Dinner in Venice
FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER:
With the support of ANVE, delegates can join professional visits in Pistoia.
SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER:
Continue professional visits in Pistoia and return to Padova.
Tours will be arranged to enjoy this beautiful region of Italy on 18th and 19th September.
NH PADOVA HOTEL
This fashionable, art-filled hotel is 1.4 km from Cappella degli Scrovegni chapel, 1.9 km from Padova train station and 2.4 km from the Botanical Gardens of Padova.
Chic rooms come with room service, minibars, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs; some have excellent views of the city.The hotel offers breakfast and parking. There’s also a restaurant on the 12th floor with mountain views and terrace seating, plus a bar/lounge and a business centre.
NH Padova, Via N Tommaseo 61, 35131 Padova, Italy