Invitation to Phalaenopsis producers to meet up virtually for the Global Orchid Event

Set of beautiful orchid phalaenopsis flowers in pots on white background

Global Orchid Growers (GOG) is the first virtual Global Orchid Event, organised by ten leading Phalaenopsis producers representing seven countries and five continents, the event will happen on 8 July 2021, from 15.30 until 17.30 Central European Summer Time.

Come and join producers, breeders, propagators and other professionals from the floricultural sector to discuss the latest trends and developments and share your ideas and challenges.

The group consists of renowned Phalaenopsis producers: Ter Laak Orchids, OK Plant, Piko Plant, Gartneriet Rønbæk A/S, Ocean Orchids, LVG Plants, Westerlay Orchids, CosMic Plants, Ecoflora, Royal Base Group.
This study group was initiated by Jungle Talks, a horticultural concept developer based in Costa Rica, and this team will be hosting GOG.

The event kicks off with a keynote presentation of Ruud Koornstra (coordinator SDG 7 alliance) about the energy transition, followed by four parallel sessions to be presented to you by two outstanding experts for each theme:
• Autonomous Growth
– Simone Keijzer, founder and CEO of Gearbox Innovations
– Frans Peter Dechering, co-founder Corvus Drones
Moderated by Ronald Hoek, CEO and co-founder Blue Radix
• Lighting
– Menno Gobielje, plant specialist floriculture at Signify
– Arno Wartewig, founder and owner of Orance
Moderated by Bart van Meurs, leading technical innovation projects in horticulture
• International Branding
– Jasper Claus, founder and creative director at 1Camera
– Marta Maria Garcia, retail director at Dümmen Orange
Moderated by Renee Snijders, founder and director at Jungle Talks
• Future Business Models
– Nick Houshower, principal at private equity fund Equilibrium
– Lennard Toma, sparking wisdom at KeytoeY
Moderated by Ed Smit, founder and director at Jungle Talks.

15.30 Welcome and technical instructions
15.40 Overall keynote session: Ruud Koornstra – Energy Transition
15.55 Parallel keynote sessions in On Stage rooms:
– Autonomous Growth
– Lighting
– Future Business Models
– International Branding & Storytelling
17.00 Further discussion per theme in separate breakout rooms
17.25 Wrap up by Global Orchid Growers & Jungle Talks
17.30 Virtual drinks in the Global Orchid Bar until 18.30
Participation in this event costs 250 Euros and allows participants to log in with four different devices to follow all parallel sessions.
Please register before 7 July via this link:; please note that only registered participants will receive a password to enter the event on 8 July.

Get in touch with Renee Snijders of Jungle Talks via or call +506 84483355.

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