7th Annual Iron Designer Competition To Feature Award Winning Floral Designers

Portland, ME – On Wednesday, June 11, International Floriculture Expo will host the 7th Annual Iron Designer Competition, a popular feature of the International Floriculture Expo, the leading trade show and educational event for the floriculture industry. The 2014 edition of the industry-only show takes place June 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

The Iron Designer Competition shines the spotlight on accomplished floral designers from across the industry in a light-hearted and sometimes heated, entertaining competition to create the best floral design using mystery items provided by exhibitors.

Seven designers from all over the US will be take the stage for this year’s competition.

  • Paula Aurand, Five Petals Floral
  • Amy Constanzo, Floral Buyer, FTD
  • Diane Hedden, Floral Manager, Winn Dixie
  • Laurel Hollopeter, AIFD, CFD, Floral Manager, Hy Vee
  • Julie McCann Mulligan, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Photography, 1-800-Flowers.com
  • Paul Ponn, Bella Floral Boutique & Mary’s Flowers and Gifts
  • Ian Prosser, Botanica International Design & Décor Studio

Accredited designers from AIFD, American Institute of Floral Designers, based in Baltimore, MD, will be on hand to judge and determine the talented winner. Product for the competition will be supplied by Ball, Syndicate Sales Inc., The Elite Bouquet, Arrow, and Oasis Floral Products, all exhibitors at the 2014 Expo.

Pre-Registration for the International Floriculture Expo is open through June 5, 2014; registration is available at the show June 9-11. All attendees must qualify to attend the show. To review the event’s qualification policy, click here: http://www.floriexpo.com/index.php/attend-ife/who-can-attend.

Qualified Media (approval required) interested in covering the event can register for free at http://www.floriexpo.com.

About International Floriculture Expo | http://www.floriexpo.com
International Floriculture Expo (IFE) is produced by Diversified Communication of Portland, Maine. This show is the only industry-wide event that brings buyers and sellers together and serves all segments of the floriculture process. IFE is the leading trade exposition and educational conference for mass market retailers, supermarkets, garden centers, retail florists, growers, nurseries, event floral designers, and other retailers of floral and foliage products. Admission guidelines are enforced to maintain the integrity of the buying audience. The 27th edition of IFE takes place June 10-13, 2014 at the Morial Convention Center in in New Orleans, LA.

About Diversified Communications | http://www.divcom.com
Diversified Communications, based in Portland, Maine, US provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and online. Diversified serves a number of industries including: floral, seafood, foodservice, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada.

Source: International Floriculture Expo