AIPH International Grower Of The Year Awards

Before the diner and the award ceremony started, there was a Cocktail Reception and Sponsor Networking.
Before the diner and the award ceremony started, there was a Cocktail Reception and Sponsor Networking.
Andy Colquitt and John Sieg of Costa Farms, this North American grower of ornamental plants was the AIPH International Grower of the Year 2016
Andy Colquitt and John Sieg of Costa Farms, this North American grower of ornamental plants was the AIPH International Grower of the Year 2016
Max Coello - Commercial Attache of Ecuador in Brussels, Santiago Luzuriaga and Gonzalo Luzuriaga of BellaRosa, one of the nominees in the category cut flowers, and Kevin Li of Hasfarm Holdings, a nominee in the category young plants.
Max Coello - Commercial Attache of Ecuador in Brussels, Santiago Luzuriaga and Gonzalo Luzuriaga of BellaRosa, one of the nominees in the category cut flowers, and Kevin Li of Hasfarm Holdings, a nominee in the category young plants.
The team of LVG South Africa, nominee in the category Finished Plants and Trees.
The team of LVG South Africa, nominee in the category Finished Plants and Trees.
Gorden who represents EFGAZ out of Zimbabwe with Chris Beytes of Acres Online and GrowerTalk and one of the MC's of the evenning.
Gorden who represents EFGAZ out of Zimbabwe with Chris Beytes of Acres Online and GrowerTalk and one of the MC's of the evenning.
The team of Pöppelmann which is Sapphire Sponsor of the event with the three guys Mayer Potting Machines in the middle.
The team of Pöppelmann which is Sapphire Sponsor of the event with the three guys Mayer Potting Machines in the middle.
Jack Goossen of Royal FloraHolland, Paul van der Salm of Gebrouders van der Salm and Lisbeth and Gerbert van Woudeberg of Van Wouderberg Tuinplanten.
Jack Goossen of Royal FloraHolland, Paul van der Salm of Gebrouders van der Salm and Lisbeth and Gerbert van Woudeberg of Van Wouderberg Tuinplanten.
Andrew, Pedro, Anna and Claudia of Citrina, one of the nominees in the Sustainability category.
Andrew, Pedro, Anna and Claudia of Citrina, one of the nominees in the Sustainability category.
Steven van Schilfgaarde of Royal FloraHolland - the Headline partner of the event, and Tim Briercliffe of AIPH - the organizers of the Event.
Steven van Schilfgaarde of Royal FloraHolland - the Headline partner of the event, and Tim Briercliffe of AIPH - the organizers of the Event.
Markus Hemmje of Hemmje Pflanzen with Ron van der Ploeg of FCI - Founding partner of the event.
Markus Hemmje of Hemmje Pflanzen with Ron van der Ploeg of FCI - Founding partner of the event.
The team of IZFAS from Turkey.
The team of IZFAS from Turkey.
Gundula Wagner and Fulco Spithoven of Benary.
Gundula Wagner and Fulco Spithoven of Benary.
The team of Hasfarm Holding - one of the nominees in the category Young Plants - and the team of Dutch Flower Group - one of the Sponsers of the event.
The team of Hasfarm Holding - one of the nominees in the category Young Plants - and the team of Dutch Flower Group - one of the Sponsers of the event.
Nicole Bauritius and Dennis Zomdervan of Container Centralen.
Nicole Bauritius and Dennis Zomdervan of Container Centralen.
Torben Lippert of Denmark Horticultural Association and Helle and Paul Graff of Graff Breeding, they were awarded International Grower of the year 2017 in the category Young Plants.
Torben Lippert of Denmark Horticultural Association and Helle and Paul Graff of Graff Breeding, they were awarded International Grower of the year 2017 in the category Young Plants.
Søren Bøgede Andersen of Uni-Troll Europe, Torben Moth Madsen of Rosa Danica and Steven van Schilfgaarde of Royal FloraHolland.
Søren Bøgede Andersen of Uni-Troll Europe, Torben Moth Madsen of Rosa Danica and Steven van Schilfgaarde of Royal FloraHolland.
Andreas Henk of Gabot and Phil Evands of Planteria.
Andreas Henk of Gabot and Phil Evands of Planteria.
Fred van Tol of Royal FloraHolland, Raymond Hedges of Decorum and Gabriëlla Majenburg of Royal FloraHolland.
Fred van Tol of Royal FloraHolland, Raymond Hedges of Decorum and Gabriëlla Majenburg of Royal FloraHolland.
Peter Bakker of Plantion, Gijs Kok and Yme Plasma of Royal FloraHolland.
Peter Bakker of Plantion, Gijs Kok and Yme Plasma of Royal FloraHolland.
Victorio Santarpio of Del Golfio from Italy, Christian Willeke of Willeke Blumen and Christoph Gleisser of Taspo.
Victorio Santarpio of Del Golfio from Italy, Christian Willeke of Willeke Blumen and Christoph Gleisser of Taspo.
Amir DOr of Danziger, Mr Zhang of China Flower Association (CFA) and Anath Moshes of Danziger. Danziger Guatemala was nominated in the category Young Plants.
Amir DOr of Danziger, Mr Zhang of China Flower Association (CFA) and Anath Moshes of Danziger. Danziger Guatemala was nominated in the category Young Plants.
Now, Julienne Zhu of China Flower Association also joined the picture.
Now, Julienne Zhu of China Flower Association also joined the picture.
Ori Danziger and Anat Moshes of Danziger.
Ori Danziger and Anat Moshes of Danziger.
The team of Daniger.
The team of Daniger.
Hongmez of Lehei GmnH on Germany and Hongmei Horti Co in China with Zhang Yinchao of CFA and Miaofu Sun - nominated in the category Finished Plants and Trees.
Hongmez of Lehei GmnH on Germany and Hongmei Horti Co in China with Zhang Yinchao of CFA and Miaofu Sun - nominated in the category Finished Plants and Trees.
Vivianne de Bruin and Erwin Giezen of MNP Flowers.
Vivianne de Bruin and Erwin Giezen of MNP Flowers.
The dining area opened its doors.
The dining area opened its doors.
The MC's of the night; Holly and Chris.
The MC's of the night; Holly and Chris.
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Bernard Oosterom, President of AIPH opens the evening and welcomes everyone. This year, 20 countries were represented, 5 more than last year. The countries present were: China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam. He reflects on 2019 and addresses the sustainability issue that the industry is dealing with. He also informs the guests about the events AIPH organized last year reflecting the important topics in the industry.
Bernard Oosterom, President of AIPH opens the evening and welcomes everyone. This year, 20 countries were represented, 5 more than last year. The countries present were: China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam. He reflects on 2019 and addresses the sustainability issue that the industry is dealing with. He also informs the guests about the events AIPH organized last year reflecting the important topics in the industry.
Royal FloraHolland is the Headline Partner of the event and before CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde will get the floor, a video is being showed.
Royal FloraHolland is the Headline Partner of the event and before CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde will get the floor, a video is being showed.
Royal FloraHolland CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde talking about the ambition of Royal FloraHolland - their goal is to become a 100% digital market place. On top of that, he also tells more about their sustainable initiatives and goals which they are eager to achieve together with all their suppliers and buyers. "Flowering the world by growing together"
Royal FloraHolland CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde talking about the ambition of Royal FloraHolland - their goal is to become a 100% digital market place. On top of that, he also tells more about their sustainable initiatives and goals which they are eager to achieve together with all their suppliers and buyers. "Flowering the world by growing together"
Diner is ready!
Diner is ready!
Starters.
Starters.
Main course.
Main course.
The entertainment team of the evening.
The entertainment team of the evening.
Surprise! Next to presenting, MC Holly can sing very well too.
Surprise! Next to presenting, MC Holly can sing very well too.
After diner, Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General, continues and kicks off the award ceremony.
After diner, Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General, continues and kicks off the award ceremony.
But first, the international jury was presented. This year, the judges were Tim Edwards from the UK, Andre van Kruijssen from Brazil, Dr Shiwei Zhao from China, Mike Rimland from the USA, Jan-Dieter Bruns from Germany and Poul Graff from Denmark. 
But first, the international jury was presented. This year, the judges were Tim Edwards from the UK, Andre van Kruijssen from Brazil, Dr Shiwei Zhao from China, Mike Rimland from the USA, Jan-Dieter Bruns from Germany and Poul Graff from Denmark. 
In the category Cut Flowers / Bulbs, the bronze award went to Oserian Development Company. In the picture, Oserian's Richard van Tol with Ron van der Ploeg, who handed out the awards in this category.
In the category Cut Flowers / Bulbs, the bronze award went to Oserian Development Company. In the picture, Oserian's Richard van Tol with Ron van der Ploeg, who handed out the awards in this category.
The golden award in the category Cut Flowers / Bulbs went to Hasfarm Holdings.
The golden award in the category Cut Flowers / Bulbs went to Hasfarm Holdings.
The silver award in the category Cut Flowers / Bulbs went to BellaRosa.
The silver award in the category Cut Flowers / Bulbs went to BellaRosa.
In the category Young Plants, the golden medal went to Danziger Guatemala. In this category, the awards were handed out by Tim Edwards, NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board member.
In the category Young Plants, the golden medal went to Danziger Guatemala. In this category, the awards were handed out by Tim Edwards, NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board member.
The Danziger team out of Isreal represented Guatemala and congratulates the team of Danziger Guatemala on a very special way.
The Danziger team out of Isreal represented Guatemala and congratulates the team of Danziger Guatemala on a very special way.
The golden award in the category Young Plants went to Anthura. (Tim Edwards, NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board member handed out the award)
The golden award in the category Young Plants went to Anthura. (Tim Edwards, NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board member handed out the award)
The silver award in the category Young Plants went to Kernock Park Plants.
The silver award in the category Young Plants went to Kernock Park Plants.
The category Finished Plants and Trees was presented by Hatay Expo in Turkey and the Major of this city, which is one of the oldest cities in Turkey handed out the award. The bronze award went to LVG South Africa.
The category Finished Plants and Trees was presented by Hatay Expo in Turkey and the Major of this city, which is one of the oldest cities in Turkey handed out the award. The bronze award went to LVG South Africa.
The golden award in the category Finished Plants and Trees went to Miao Fu Holdings (with the major of Hatay)
The golden award in the category Finished Plants and Trees went to Miao Fu Holdings (with the major of Hatay)
The silver award in the category Finished Plants and Trees went to Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agriculture.
The silver award in the category Finished Plants and Trees went to Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agriculture.
There was again a sustainability award this year, presented by Pöppelmann. And this award was handed out by Michael Nordlohne of Pöppelmann.
There was again a sustainability award this year, presented by Pöppelmann. And this award was handed out by Michael Nordlohne of Pöppelmann.
The golden award in the category Sustainability went to Anthura (with Michael Nordlohne)
The golden award in the category Sustainability went to Anthura (with Michael Nordlohne)
And the silver award in the category Sustainability went to Citrina.
And the silver award in the category Sustainability went to Citrina.
And the AIPH International Grower of the Year is..... Anthura!
And the AIPH International Grower of the Year is..... Anthura!
The team of Anthura cheering.
The team of Anthura cheering.
And the evening continued with a dessert.
And the evening continued with a dessert.
And some nice music and entertainment.
And some nice music and entertainment.
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Emese Ujvari of ICL, Gonzales Luzuriaga of BellaRosa and Zsofia Gebel Simo of Schneider YoungPlants.
Emese Ujvari of ICL, Gonzales Luzuriaga of BellaRosa and Zsofia Gebel Simo of Schneider YoungPlants.
Agnieska Zukowska of Flowers Expo Poland and Nadezhda Grigorieva of GreenExpo Exhibition Company and FLowersExpo
Agnieska Zukowska of Flowers Expo Poland and Nadezhda Grigorieva of GreenExpo Exhibition Company and FLowersExpo
Richard Rochforce and Heather Barret-Mold of The Eorshipful Company of Gardeners - from the UK- , and Grzegorz Falkowski of Polish Nurserymen Association.
Richard Rochforce and Heather Barret-Mold of The Eorshipful Company of Gardeners - from the UK- , and Grzegorz Falkowski of Polish Nurserymen Association.

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