Finalists announced for AIPH IGOTY Awards 2017

Nine ornamental growers, from Belgium, China, Colombia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Russia and UK, have reached the finals of the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017.

On Tuesday 24 January 2016 at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, Germany, the industry will come together to celebrate the finalists as the world’s best in ornamental horticultural production. One will become AIPH International Grower of the Year.

AIPH will host the awards in partnership with Founding Partner, FCI, and Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland.

The finalists of each category are:

Cut Flowers
  • Flores El Capiro S.A. – Colombia
  • Van den Berg RoseS – The Netherlands
  • LLC TK-Podosinki – Russia
Young Plants
  • Beijing Nabobay Horticutral Co., Ltd – China
  • Graff Kristensen A/S – Denmark
Finished Plants and Trees
  • Boterdaele Erik bvba – Belgium
  • Gui Zhou Miaofu Urban Horticulture Co.,Ltd – China
  • Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. – The Netherlands
  • Bransford Nurseries – UK
Bronze, silver and gold will be awarded, where applicable, to each category. Each of the category winners will be judged for the overall award – AIPH International Grower of the Year.

For Costa Farms, IGOTY Winner 2016, the awards were particularly motivating. Justin Hancock, Consumer Marketing and Digital Specialist at Costa Farms, said, “The greatest benefits were the extra motivation it brought to our team and reinforcement of our corporate image. It reinforces the image of excellence and leadership we strive to portray to our customers.”

The awards also highlighted a number of business strengths for Costa Farms including, “Our team, our culture, and the comprehensive solutions we offer—from R&D and Marketing to IT and Business solutions.”

The awards take place during the week of IPM Essen, the world’s leading horticultural trade fair. The evening ceremony includes a drinks reception, gala dinner, live entertainment and provides an opportunity for international networking.

Early bird tickets are available until 31 December at 180 EUR per person, and 170 EUR per person for table bookings of ten people.

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