AIPH Awards 2016

The International Grower of the Year Awards Gala dinner started with a reception.
The International Grower of the Year Awards Gala dinner started with a reception.
Gijs Kok, Rens Buchwaldt, Lucas Vos en Conny van der Hijden of FloraHolland.
Gijs Kok, Rens Buchwaldt, Lucas Vos en Conny van der Hijden of FloraHolland.
Kunming Hongzhihue Gardening and Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, finalists in the category Young Plants.
Kunming Hongzhihue Gardening and Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, finalists in the category Young Plants.
Brad Rooney of Sherdan Nursery, Bart Brusse and Matthee Tillaart of Dutch Master Nursery
Brad Rooney of Sherdan Nursery, Bart Brusse and Matthee Tillaart of Dutch Master Nursery
Edwin Kodde, Jan Arends and Reino van Vuuren of Florensis.
Edwin Kodde, Jan Arends and Reino van Vuuren of Florensis.
Erol Kaya of Arifiye Fidancilik, Yakup Göncüoglu of OAIB, Erdogan Kök and Gamze Firat of Expo 2016 Antalya.
Erol Kaya of Arifiye Fidancilik, Yakup Göncüoglu of OAIB, Erdogan Kök and Gamze Firat of Expo 2016 Antalya.
Bernard Oosterom and Tim Briercliffe
Bernard Oosterom and Tim Briercliffe
Michael Vera and Chuck Zala of Costa Farms and Jim Kennedy of Ball Horticultural.
Michael Vera and Chuck Zala of Costa Farms and Jim Kennedy of Ball Horticultural.
Chuck Zala and Mike Rimland of Costa Farms.
Chuck Zala and Mike Rimland of Costa Farms.
The team of Florensis, one of the finalists in the young plants category.
The team of Florensis, one of the finalists in the young plants category.
Jan Schuttrups, Stef de Jong, Coert Rasenberg and Ton van Mil of Royal Brinkman.
Jan Schuttrups, Stef de Jong, Coert Rasenberg and Ton van Mil of Royal Brinkman.
Erik Moor, chairman of Decorum and owner of Sion and Ron Toet of Eddie den Dekker.
Erik Moor, chairman of Decorum and owner of Sion and Ron Toet of Eddie den Dekker.
Dirk Hogervorst of SignPost, Edwin Smit of Nethwork and Mark Schermer of Dümmen Orange.
Dirk Hogervorst of SignPost, Edwin Smit of Nethwork and Mark Schermer of Dümmen Orange.
Ben Ronbouts, Raf Ronbouts and Gery Heungens.
Ben Ronbouts, Raf Ronbouts and Gery Heungens.
Onno Zwaan of DLV and Chris Reeskamp of Priva.
Onno Zwaan of DLV and Chris Reeskamp of Priva.
The team of Priva meets up with partners and friends.
The team of Priva meets up with partners and friends.
The team of Dutch Master Nurseries, one of the finalists in the Finished plants and trees category.
The team of Dutch Master Nurseries, one of the finalists in the Finished plants and trees category.
Treer Andras of Flora Hungaria and AIPH judge, Amy Gray of National Farmers Union and Gery Heugens.
Treer Andras of Flora Hungaria and AIPH judge, Amy Gray of National Farmers Union and Gery Heugens.
Leo Hoogendoorn of Florensis and Edgar Krieger of Ciopora.
Leo Hoogendoorn of Florensis and Edgar Krieger of Ciopora.
Karl Heinz Campes of ZVG and Ruud Knorr of Veiling Rhein Maas.
Karl Heinz Campes of ZVG and Ruud Knorr of Veiling Rhein Maas.
Kristian Moeller of GlobalGAP and Eva Dahlqvist of E.V.A. Consulting.
Kristian Moeller of GlobalGAP and Eva Dahlqvist of E.V.A. Consulting.
Crowded reception.
Crowded reception.
Attendees looking for their tables.
Attendees looking for their tables.
The Gala Dinner.
The Gala Dinner.
The Gala Dinner.
The Gala Dinner.
Chris Beytes of Grower Talks was the the master of ceremonies.
Chris Beytes of Grower Talks was the the master of ceremonies.
Bernard Oosterom, AIPH President.
Bernard Oosterom, AIPH President.
Dinner being served.
Dinner being served.
The Canada table.
The Canada table.
Table with individual guests. On the right: Royal Brinkman.
Table with individual guests. On the right: Royal Brinkman.
Expo Antalya table.
Expo Antalya table.
Individual guests.
Individual guests.
Florensis table.
Florensis table.
Florensis table.
Florensis table.
Mark Strik and Adrian Vonk of Florensis.
Mark Strik and Adrian Vonk of Florensis.
Flash Tarim Ürünleri table, one of the finalists in the cut flowers category.
Flash Tarim Ürünleri table, one of the finalists in the cut flowers category.
Flash Tarim Ürünleri table, one of the finalists in the cut flowers category.
Flash Tarim Ürünleri table, one of the finalists in the cut flowers category.
Tuinbouw ondernemersprijs table.
Tuinbouw ondernemersprijs table.
Huub Snijders of Bloemenkrant and Sally van der Horst of FleuroSelect.
Huub Snijders of Bloemenkrant and Sally van der Horst of FleuroSelect.
Peter van de Pol of Schoneveld Breeding and Willem Snoeker of Interpolis.
Peter van de Pol of Schoneveld Breeding and Willem Snoeker of Interpolis.
ZVG table.
ZVG table.
The Canada table.
The Canada table.
Hendricks table.
Hendricks table.
FloraCulture table.
FloraCulture table.
Arcadia Chrysanten table.
Arcadia Chrysanten table.
Costa farms table.
Costa farms table.
Jaap Kras (second left) one of the members of the international Jury of the AIPH Awards.
Jaap Kras (second left) one of the members of the international Jury of the AIPH Awards.
The award ceremony provided a great opportunity for networking and catching up.
The award ceremony provided a great opportunity for networking and catching up.
AIPH table.
AIPH table.
Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General.
Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General.
Priva table.
Priva table.
Majestic trees, NFU, HTA.
Majestic trees, NFU, HTA.
Kunming Hongzhihue Gardening and Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, finalists in the category Young Plants.
Kunming Hongzhihue Gardening and Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, finalists in the category Young Plants.
Canada table.
Canada table.
Canada table.
Canada table.
Individual guests
Individual guests
Individual guests
Individual guests
The team of Dutch Master Nurseries.
The team of Dutch Master Nurseries.
The judges: Andras Treer of Hungarian Ornamental Horticulturists Association. Bill Stensson of Sheridan Nurseries, Tim Edwards of Boningale Nurseries, Vic Krahn (Chair), AIPH Past president, Tetsu Nomura of Japanese Landscape Contractors Association, Jaap Kras, Lawyer and Peter van de Pol of Schoneveld Breeding.
The judges: Andras Treer of Hungarian Ornamental Horticulturists Association. Bill Stensson of Sheridan Nurseries, Tim Edwards of Boningale Nurseries, Vic Krahn (Chair), AIPH Past president, Tetsu Nomura of Japanese Landscape Contractors Association, Jaap Kras, Lawyer and Peter van de Pol of Schoneveld Breeding.
Dashun International Flower, one of the finalists in the Finished plants and trees category.
Dashun International Flower, one of the finalists in the Finished plants and trees category.
"Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling won the bronze award in the young plants category. The jury says: "This company has bold ambitions, achieving rapid growth by concentrating on quality and developing strong relationships with others around the world. It has proven to have a good reputation with fast growth based on a strong technology and research department."
"Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling won the bronze award in the young plants category. The jury says: "This company has bold ambitions, achieving rapid growth by concentrating on quality and developing strong relationships with others around the world. It has proven to have a good reputation with fast growth based on a strong technology and research department."
"Florensis won the golden award in the young plants category. The jury says: "A global company which dominates in its area of expertise, and is an outstanding and professional performer in the young plant industry. The business focuses on continuous improvement by following a well thought out strategic program, with a broad, state of the art and high quality assortment."
"Florensis won the golden award in the young plants category. The jury says: "A global company which dominates in its area of expertise, and is an outstanding and professional performer in the young plant industry. The business focuses on continuous improvement by following a well thought out strategic program, with a broad, state of the art and high quality assortment."
"Kunming Hongzhihue Gardening won the silver award in the young plants category. The jury says: "This company demonstrates ambition and business acumen by both satisfying the rapidly increasing demand for plants and flowers in China and at the same time developing a very successful export trade with Japan. A good propagator working according to the best world standards. It has significant potential for further growth as well."
"Kunming Hongzhihue Gardening won the silver award in the young plants category. The jury says: "This company demonstrates ambition and business acumen by both satisfying the rapidly increasing demand for plants and flowers in China and at the same time developing a very successful export trade with Japan. A good propagator working according to the best world standards. It has significant potential for further growth as well."
"Arcadia Chrysanten won the golden award in the cut flowers category. The jury says: "Using a uniquely strong market vision and dedicated goal-oriented philosophy, the company brings together a number of entrepreneurial businesses into one entity that is highly focused on its market and customer management. In an extremely competitive environment and difficult market, they succeed with their excellent quality products."
"Arcadia Chrysanten won the golden award in the cut flowers category. The jury says: "Using a uniquely strong market vision and dedicated goal-oriented philosophy, the company brings together a number of entrepreneurial businesses into one entity that is highly focused on its market and customer management. In an extremely competitive environment and difficult market, they succeed with their excellent quality products."
"Flash Tarim Ürünleri won the silver award in the cut flowers category. The jury says: "A company that is growing at a very impressive rate, while finding the enthusiasm to look hard for innovation and ways of improving its environmental credentials. Its economic performance is outstanding, it fulfills its customer's needs, understands the importance of promotion, and is flexible in production and sales."
"Flash Tarim Ürünleri won the silver award in the cut flowers category. The jury says: "A company that is growing at a very impressive rate, while finding the enthusiasm to look hard for innovation and ways of improving its environmental credentials. Its economic performance is outstanding, it fulfills its customer's needs, understands the importance of promotion, and is flexible in production and sales."
"Dashun International Flower and Dutchmaster Nurseries won the bronze award in the finished plants and trees category. The jury says about Dutchmaster Nurseries: "A growing family business that is set on the idea of providing its customers with what they want and being available for their clients throughout the year. An ambitious and dedicated team, actively innovating their products." The jury says about Dashun International Flower: "In the fast expanding Chinese market this company is not only very large and successful with impressive growth in a short time frame, its focus is on quality, which ensures it will be around for a long time to come. An example in innovation research, crop selection and quality products."
"Dashun International Flower and Dutchmaster Nurseries won the bronze award in the finished plants and trees category. The jury says about Dutchmaster Nurseries: "A growing family business that is set on the idea of providing its customers with what they want and being available for their clients throughout the year. An ambitious and dedicated team, actively innovating their products." The jury says about Dashun International Flower: "In the fast expanding Chinese market this company is not only very large and successful with impressive growth in a short time frame, its focus is on quality, which ensures it will be around for a long time to come. An example in innovation research, crop selection and quality products."
"Costa Farms won the golden award in the finished plants and trees category. The Jury says: "A very impressive, competitive company which has expanded rapidly and organically, and has extensive market penetration. It is leading the field in terms of plant variety development, R&D and marketing initiatives. A very innovative perfectly organised, highly efficient company. An example for others."
"Costa Farms won the golden award in the finished plants and trees category. The Jury says: "A very impressive, competitive company which has expanded rapidly and organically, and has extensive market penetration. It is leading the field in terms of plant variety development, R&D and marketing initiatives. A very innovative perfectly organised, highly efficient company. An example for others."
"Majestic trees won the silver award in the finished plants and trees category. The jury says: "A leading company combining tradition and new technology with a most innovative way of reaching the market place. This company has added so much value to the simple job of supplying large trees and shrubs to the end user that it has left its competitors behind."
"Majestic trees won the silver award in the finished plants and trees category. The jury says: "A leading company combining tradition and new technology with a most innovative way of reaching the market place. This company has added so much value to the simple job of supplying large trees and shrubs to the end user that it has left its competitors behind."
Costa Farms was the overall winner and can name itself AIPH International Grower of the Year.
Costa Farms was the overall winner and can name itself AIPH International Grower of the Year.
Jose Costa, owner of Costa Farms gives a short speech.
Jose Costa, owner of Costa Farms gives a short speech.
Jeroen Boon and Patricia Petterson of Decorum Company.
Jeroen Boon and Patricia Petterson of Decorum Company.
After the awards ceremonies, Dionne Wudu gives a performance.
After the awards ceremonies, Dionne Wudu gives a performance.
Alexander van der Bijl of Florensis and Willem Snoeker of Interpolis.
Alexander van der Bijl of Florensis and Willem Snoeker of Interpolis.

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