The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), an organising partner of the World Horticultural Summit 2019, has announced the event will take place from Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th September 2019. The Summit will be held in Beijing’s Yanqing District and is set to be this year’s premier event for the global ornamental horticulture industry.
The Summit is the first event of its kind to be held in China – a country where the horticulture sector has grown substantially in the last few decades and is home to one of the largest growing consumer markets. Focusing on trade and cooperation with China, the event will address specific topics such as plant breeding and PBR and aims to develop an understanding of the Chinese market – the impacts of emerging producers and future consumer demand.
The event’s speaker programme features prominent industry leaders including; Biense Visser, CEO of Dummen Orange; Edgar Kreigar, Secretary General of CIOPORA and Marco van Zieverden, CEO of Dutch Flower Group. The Summit also includes a series of professional visits to further knowledge exchange and understanding between the Chinese horticulture industry and international delegates representing the ornamentals industry around the world.
The Summit is organised as a partnership event by AIPH, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China (NFGA), China Flower Association (CFA), China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition Coordination, The People’s Government of Yanqing District, Beijing, Beijing Flower Association and is supported by the National Afforestation Commission, China and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China.
The World Ornamental Horticulture Summit takes place during the week of the 71st AIPH Annual Congress in Beijing. The Congress will run from Monday 9th September – Friday 13th September and will incorporate the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit, a visit to the AIPH approved A1 world horticultural exhibition – Expo 2019 Beijing, an International Green City Conference and International Horticultural Expo Conference. Delegates can attend the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit as part of the AIPH Congress or as a separate event.