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Speaker lineup for World Ornamental Horticulture Summit Beijing revealed

Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day.

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has released the speaker line-up for the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019 with key figures in the global industry taking part.



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3 July 2019

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has released the speaker line-up for the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019. The event programme includes prominent industry figures such as Mr Biense Visser, CEO of the leading international breeding and propagating company – Dümmen Orange; Mr Marco van Zijverden, CEO of the world’s largest cooperation of flower and plant companies – the Dutch Flower Group; and Mr Lu Zhipeng, manager of Ornamentals and Horticultural Products Sector, of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company – the Alibaba Group.

The summit, which is open for registration until July 31, 2019, is set to take place in the Yanqing District of Beijing, September 11-13. Hosted for the first time in China, the summit will present a variety of important, contemporary perspectives on breeding, growing, law, and policy, to finance, trade, and markets.

This panoramic view will provide delegates with the opportunity to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the world’s fastest growing economy and consumer market. Through doing so, the summit aims to foster new, global industry opportunities and collaborations.

Joining the speaker programme will be Dr Edgar Krieger, secretary general of the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Horticultural Plants (CIOPORA), to provide expert insights into the area of Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) for plant innovations.

Long Sanqun, deputy director general of Plant Breeders’ Rrights (PBR) Office, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, will outline current regulations for implementing PBR in China and how such regulations are enforced.

Wang Zhijian, president of the Yunnan YinMore Flower Industry Company, China, will speak about his success in collaborating with breeders outside of China. Fabian Saenz,  vice-president of Costa Farms China Far East (AIPH International Grower of the Year 2016), will present a case study on successful cooperation with China in the pursuit of expanding global markets.

The third AIPH International Vision Project report, covering the ornamentals market in China, will be launched at the 71st AIPH Annual Congress. Three separate panel sessions will feature summit speakers with the addition of Tewodros Zewdie, executive director of Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA), and John Khalil, executive director of Lynch Group, Australia, on Thursday, September 12, and Jiang Shengde, president of Zhejiang Hongyue Flower Company, on Friday, September 13.

The World Ornamental Horticulture Summit will form part of the 71st AIPH Annual Congress to be held in Beijing, September 9-14. Full event details are published on the AIPH website. Registration for the 71st AIPH Annual Congress and World Ornamental Horticulture Summit is available online via the AIPH website and participants must register by July 31 to secure a place.

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