History and Purpose of AIPH
When the relationships were tense as a result of the Second World War, a group comprising the representatives of national producers in Western Europe came together in 1948 in Zürich and united for the purpose of reconstructing the burnt bridges of the European horticulturists / flower growers. Their vision provided the inspiration for founding The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), thus laying the foundation of an international community existing even today.
Mission: To reveal and preserve the value of the plants that are believed to be a human instinct. Human being pulls out all the stops for a world in which technology and nature can coexist in a sound and balanced way. Besides, another mission is to make the planet sustainable and create a steady and prosperous future for the current and next generations.
Structure of AIPH:
The most important entity of AIPH is Council. The council in which the each member unity is represented by a person, presents candidate for the president and secretary general and selects them.
Executive committee consists of a President, a Secretary General, committee members and eight members representing six regions.
· Denmark, Finland, Guernsey, United Kingdom
· Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands
· The Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland
· Australia, The People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand
Council constitutes the committees and assigns the presidents. Each member unity has the right to be affiliated with these committees. Each committee selects a vice president and a secretary in itself. Committees:
Novelty protection committee
Marketing and exhibitions committee
President of economic, statistics, social relations, finance and taxes committee
Environment and plant health committee
Green city committee
Science and education committee
Candidate organizations of AIPH and its benefits to candidates:
Extensive international access to producer organizations through meetings and AIPH web site,
Access to a wide range of specialty in ornamental plants industry and its entrepreneurs,
Direct access to international developments in the production and trade of ornamental plants,
Global publicity of the ornamental plant products by means of the exhibitions approved and supported by AIPH, and the activities of Standing Committee such as Green City,
"Novelty Protection" of the Standing Committee ensures better regulations for the plant producers,
AIPH contributes to the development of the regulations regarding the pesticides, conditions of plant health, environmental subjects (i.e. CO2) and unfamiliar species.
AIPH approves the horticultural exhibitions for four categories:
A1: Long-term international exhibition (minimum 3 months, maximum 6 moths)
A2: Short-term international exhibition (minimum 8 days, maximum 20 days)
B1: National exhibition (Optional for the foreign participants)
B2: Short-term national exhibition