14 June

Presentation of International Grower of the Year Awards in Amsterdam

On 14 June, the 12th edition of the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards ceremony will take place - this year during GreenTech Amsterdam, the horticulture technology event at RAI in Amsterdam. The awards recognize the best floriculture companies across the world in different categories and with one overall winner.

The nominees in the five categories (Finished Plants and Trees, Young Plants, Cut Flowers and Bulbs, Sustainability, and Inspiring Business Award) will get to hear who is taking home the coveted awards during a festive evening on 14 June. One winner will be crowned ‘AIPH International Grower of the Year 2022’ and receive the ‘Gold Rose’ – the overall and most coveted prize in the sector.

The finalists will be judged by six international jury members, including Tim Edward (chairman of Boningale Nurseries), André van Kruijssen (Plantion), and Hiroshi Sakata (Japan Home Garden Association).

The finalists

Brookdale is one of the largest growers of garden plants in Canada and specializes in trees, flowering shrubs, perennial and tropical plants. They have five locations with more than 500 hectares of production facilities and serve more than 2,400 stores in Canada and the US. Founded in 1945, Bunnik Plants is a company that grows 40 to 50 types of houseplants on more than 25 hectares of land. A million houseplants leave the company, ready for windowsills, every week. Bunnik Plants was nominated for the IGOTY awards by Royal FloraHolland.
Jens Meyer Jungpflanzen is the largest European producer in the propagation of conifers. Besides a total of 500,000 deciduous grafts, some 2.5 million cuttings are propagated each year.
Luxaflor is a producer and exporter of premium cut roses, with world-class facilities on their farm in Concession.
Matina Flowers grow 47 rose cultivars and enjoys world-class recognition as a Colombian flower exporter. They operate within a new business model comprising four associated companies that bring together 500 ha of production facilities and 30 years of experience. Founded in 1972 by Tom and Vickie Van Wingerden, Metrolina is a family business that grows garden plants and supplies to more than 1,400 stores in 14 states on the East Coast of the United States.
A branch of the Delassus Group, Prim’rose has been producing and exporting flowers since 1984. Today, it is a leader in mini-carnations, with almost 60 million stems on the English market.
Sitio Kolibri grows orchids in Brazil. They specialize in producing as sustainably as possible, with a focus on good employment conditions and supplying healthy plants to their customers.
Wagagai Ltd grows mainly begonias, chrysanthemums, and poinsettias, but also many pot plant stems. From the south of Uganda, they supply to various European breeders and growers.

The ceremony will take place after a reception during which sector counterparts from across the world will have a chance to catch up while enjoying a drink and some nibbles.

Tickets can be ordered via the AIPH website. Group and individual discounts are available. Please contact your account manager or our Customer Contact Center for the discount code.

Source: Royal FloraHolland

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