International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)
President of AIPH
In 2021, AIPH continues with many online events as ‘the world’s champion for the power of plants’ and a valuable global network for the industry.
Our Spring Conference, Working Together For Better Plant Health, and our Plant Health Survey recommended more industry collaboration to protect and maintain confidence in the plant trade.
The Green City Conference saw innovations and advances to promote plants’ essential role in creating vibrant urban areas. We announced Green City Guidelines and the World Green City Awards 2022.
Our Green City principles saw a collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Gardeners to conduct the City of London Green City Briefings delivering multiple solutions to city challenges.
We are supporting plant breeders’ rights with a Sparring Partner Group (SPG) Novelty Protection.
AIPH members approved the adoption of a Sustainability Policy. Discussions at the Autumn Congress ‘The Path to Sustainability in Ornamental Horticulture’ saw how important it is to develop a sustainable focus.
Through our publication, FloraCulture International, we were able to keep the industry fully updated on global developments. A series of webinars have helped identify a positive future for our industry.
AIPH will continue to support growers with the International Grower of the Year Awards, and in Italy, we will continue our approval of Euroflora in 2022.
We are happy to welcome Leonardo Capitanio as AIPH Vice President and look forward to working together being ‘the world’s champion for the power of plants’.