AIPH welcomes Dr Holly Peng from China Flower Association as its new vice president

(Left to right) AIPH Executive: Secretary General Tim Briercliffe (UK); Vice President Bill Hardy (Canada); Vice President Dr Holly Peng (China); and Leonardo Capitanio, President (Italy).

During the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Spring Meeting in Doha, Qatar, Members of the General Meeting elected Dr Holly Peng, from China, as its new vice president.

Dr Peng is an expert in the horticultural and landscaping sector, with more than 30 years of experience. She is committed to finding sustainable solutions for urban greening and horticultural Expos, and her work is driven by a desire to create an environmentally friendly coexistence for urban planning.

Dr Peng is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the China Flower Association. Through her collaboration with plant researchers at International Horticulture Expos, including Expo 2019 Beijing and China’s participation in A1 Expos in other countries, such as Floriade in the Netherlands, Dr Peng has significantly contributed to the ornamental plants industry.

Commenting on her election to the AIPH board Dr Peng said, “I am honoured to be elected by the Members, and will strive to strengthen AIPH in its mission as the world’s champion for the power of plants.”

AIPH President Leonardo Capitanio stated, “With Dr Peng on the Board, AIPH’s valuable network in ornamental horticulture will be further developed.”

Dr Peng has been appointed as the new vice president of AIPH, alongside Mr Bill Hardy, who is also chair of the AIPH Green City Committee. He is active in several industry associations, including the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, HortEducationBC, Canadian Garden Council, and the Green Cities Foundation.

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is a global organisation uniting thousands of growers of flowers and ornamental plants, and the approving body of International Horticultural Expos, such as Expo Doha Qatar 2023. As the world’s champion for the power of plants, its common goal is to promote the importance of plants in people’s lives.

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