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World of Flowers spectacle to return at IFTF in November!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

For the third time, World of Flowers will be organized during the IFTF trade fair in Vijfhuizen. The event offers florists a lot…


The inside look at Brexit: what you really need to know…

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Florint and Green Team Consultancy+ organized an open debate about the Brexit situation, and in particular its implications for the horticulture sector, on Thursday July 28. In case you were not present, we sum up the key conclusions of the discussions here.   Why this Brexit debate? Simply put, the UK is dependent on Dutch […]


Brexit Debate: the implications for the flower and plant industry in the UK and EU…

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

On the 28th July, Florint and Green Team Consultancy+ will be organizing an open debate…


All about Flowers: the 3rd edition of The Green Gallery!

Friday, July 1st, 2016

We’re a little late to the party, admittedly, but we wanted to let you know nonetheless: the third edition of online magazine The Green Gallery has been published! In this edition, devoted entirely to flowers (!), the magazine once again celebrates nature in an exuberant and contemporary manner. With artistic and inspirational content, The Green […]


De-budding the real threats of Brexit…

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

      A Statement from the International Florist Organisation (FLORINT)   Referendums are always a very difficult political choice to make as a politician, and even more so when it’s about Europe. Europe has already seen a lot of referendums in the past, and many have not gone the way it is hoped for. […]


And the winner of the Barcelona World Flower Cup 2016 is…

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

This year, the organizers announced the winners of the Barcelona World Flower Cup at the Europa Cup in Genoa…


Outstanding? Maybe even historic..? The Europa Cup 2016 in Genoa was certainly a remarkable success!

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Wow! The Florint Europa Cup 2016 was held at the vast Magazzini del Cotone event centre in the harbour of historic Genoa this weekend. And anybody who wasn’t there, will wish he had been. It was without a doubt the most ambitious European Floristry Championship ever envisioned. And, looking back on it, among the most […]


Green is the new Green: return of the Green Gallery magazine

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The second issue of online magazine The Green Gallery is here! The magazine celebrates nature in an elaborate, sensual and contemporary way, this time featuring plants. The aim is to show readers the beauty of nature through inspiring and artistic content. The Green Gallery is available in Dutch, French, German and English.


Flower and plant exports from The Netherlands up 3%, to €4.7bn

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

2015 has been a good year for Dutch flower exports so far. Up to November a 3% increase in value has been realized, compared to the same 10-month period last year. Total flora export value has thereby reached 4.7 billion. Cut flower exports, in particular, are on the rise!         In a […]


Member News

Florint officially supports Grandparents Day!

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

During Florint’s latest board meeting in June, the members of the board granted support for Grandparents Day…


Live High-class Floristry: the German Championship of Floral Design 2016 in Berlin!

Friday, July 8th, 2016

„Red-Hot Rio“ is the motto for this year’s 31st…


Let’s take a closer look at the Europa Cup 2016 results, high-scoring arrangements, and individual round winners!

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A tremendously exciting Florint Europa Cup 2016 in Genoa left all of those involved a little exhausted. Now that we’ve managed to catch our breath, let’s take a closer look at the scoring by the expert judges to see what the winning arrangements were. Which of the 23 talented floral arrangers won the 6 individual rounds of this year’s European Floristry Championship? And whose designs did the audience like the most!?


Judges Certification theory seminar in Moscow: March 23-25

Friday, February 26th, 2016

From March 23 to 25 of 2016, a basic seminar on the new Judges Certification system established by International Florist Organisation will be organized in Moscow, Russia. The introductory courses will focus on the basics of floral design judging, will be taught by highly experienced tutors, and will take place at the Starlight cash & […]


Will you be shadow judging the Europa Cup 2016 in Genoa..?

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Between April 3 and 10, there will be two Judges Certification courses organized around the Florint Europa Cup 2016 in Genoa, Italy. One is a theoretical seminar about the basics of floral design judging, for everybody interested in learning more about becoming a professional judge. The other is a follow-up practice seminar, where participants will […]


Merry Christmas 2015 from the Florint team!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Dear Friends,   As Christmas approaches and with only a few days left of 2015, it seems like a good time to reflect on what has been an incredible year for Florint…         Following on from the success of our Members’ Congress in Brussels last year, our event this year in Rotterdam […]


Change how you buy flowers, with this useful Grade Sheet!

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Buying flowers has changed tremendously over the years. Where we used to get up early to go to the markets, we now buy the majority of our flowers online. This brings certain advantages, but it also raises questions as to how we can assess their quality. Florismart, innovative online flower buying platform and member of Florint, feels florists should have the possibility to judge flowers on their quality before they buy them. That is why they created a grade sheet to help you do so.


Congratulations to the new Dutch florist champion: Lily Beelen!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Lily Beelen of flower shop Just Lily has triumphed in the VBW Flowercup 2015 – the annual professional florist championship in The Netherlands. She won the finals very convincingly by creating an inspired funeral bouquet. Marcel van der Haar, the winner of 2014, came in second.         Lily’s creation won with 90.5 […]


Florint’s 2015 Members’ Congress: quite a get-together!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

As we look back on – and slowly start to recover from – our hectic yet immensely stimulating 2015 Member’s Congress, three feelings dominate our reflections: accomplishment, gratitude, and a sense of optimism!     A feeling of accomplishment Let’s start with the results: the congress was a true experience. As was Florint’s vision, the […]


Next week: Florint’s spectacular Members’ Congress 2015!

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

November 5 to 7 brings International Florist Organisation Florint’s special Members’ Congress 2015: the first ever ‘International Flower Summit’, with representatives from nearly all of the leading sector associations present. Over the course of 3 days, we will together be addressing the crucial issues facing the industry…


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