Ten ornamental horticulture growers from around the world have reached the finals for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2023. Organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in collaboration with headline sponsor Royal FloraHolland, the IGOTY Awards champion outstanding achievement and celebrate the expertise the best growers give to the industry.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 24th January 2023 at the Atlantic Hotel in Essen, Germany. Taking place alongside IPM Essen, the evening event includes a drinks reception with a range of food to fill stomachs as guests network with others in the industry.
The IGOTY 2023 Finalists are (in alphabetical order):
- Allensmore Nurseries Ltd, UK
- Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited, Canada
- Fructoplant Sp. z o.o., Poland
- Morel Diffusion SAS, France
- Royal Base Co. Ltd, Chinese Taipei
- SB Talee de Colombia SAS, Colombia
- Società Agricola Giorgio Tesi Vivai S.S., Italy
- Xiamen Ican Seed Co Ltd, China
- Zentoo, the Netherlands
- Zhejiang Toyoshima Co., Ltd., China
The IGOTY Awards 2023 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 winner will be crowned the ‘AIPH International Grower of the Year 2022’ and receive the ‘Gold Rose’ – the industry’s most coveted prize. An international jury of industry experts, led by past AIPH President Mr Bernard Oosterom, assessed the competition entries against specific criteria relating to economic performance, innovation, market insight, sustainability and human resources.
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“For me and for our company SB Talee, it is a great honor to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the International Grower of the Year 2023 Award. This is a recognition to the legacy of our founder, Duke Forese Salviati, who knew how to imprint in us all his knowledge, passion, commitment and dedication in an activity that has allowed us to provide welfare to many Colombian families, who have joined us in this project with their work. We couldn’t be more happy and proud to receive this recognition in the 60th anniversary of our company. ” Celiar Noreña – SB Talee CEO