The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has announced the finalists of the International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2020 which takes place on the 28th January 2020 at IPM Essen in Germany. Ten ornamentals growers from eight different countries (China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Israel, Kenya, South Africa, the Netherlands and the UK) have reached the final.
The IGOTY 2020 finalists (in alphabetical order):
- Citrina Sales BV
- Danziger Guatemala
- Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agriculture Investment Co. Ltd.
- Hasfarm Holdings Ltd.
- Kernock Park Plants Ltd.
- LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd.
- Miao Fu Holdings Co. Ltd.
- Oserian Development Co. Ltd.
The International Grower of the Year Awards 2020 consists of four categories: finished plants and trees, cut flowers and bulbs, young plants and sustainability. Within each category, bronze, silver and gold awards will be given. One overall winner will be awarded the ‘Gold Rose’ and crowned International Grower of the Year 2020.
An international jury of industry experts, led by Mr Tim Edwards, AIPH Vice President, assessed the competition entries against specific criteria relating to economic performance, innovation, market insight, sustainability and human resources. Through recognising best practice and performance in ornamentals production the AIPH IGOTY awards, supported by Headline Partner Royal FloraHolland, champion outstanding achievement and celebrate the expertise and energy that the best growers give to ornamental horticulture.
All winners will be announced at the IGOTY Awards 2020 ceremony taking place at the AIPH-approved IPM ESSEN trade fair which is both a venue partner and sponsor of the IGOTY Awards 2020.
The IGOTY Awards 2020 invite everyone in the industry to attend the ‘Sparkle and Shine’ themed event which offers a celebratory evening of elegant dining and high-class entertainment. IGOTY 2020 corporate hospitality packages are also available. Booking for ‘Early bird’ discounts and corporate hospitality packages closes 1st December 2019. For details on attending or sponsoring the event visit: http://aiph.org/igoty2020/
The International Grower of the Year Awards 2020 are supported by Headline Partner Royal FloraHolland, Founding Partner FloraCulture International, Venue Partner and sponsor IPM ESSEN and sponsors Popplemann and Expo 2021 Hatay.