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EU gives the go-ahead to GMO carnation imports

Monday, May 25th, 2015

The European Commission has officially authorised the importation of 2 genetically modified cut flower varieties. Biotech company Florigene had requested that its ‘Mooncarnations’ could be exported to the EU, which prompted the official assessment, as we initially reported early last month.

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Next month: the World Cup of Floristry in Berlin!

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

“Freedom”! That is the defining theme for next month’s Fleurop-Interflora World Cup of Florists. Celebrated floral designers from 26 different nations will seek to illuminate the weighty concept, as they get creative with their floral masterpieces over the course of the famous championship.

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Cut flower catalogue soon available as a smartphone app!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The product catalogue for cut flowers, often known internationally as the “Dutch flower catalogue”, will soon be available in a digital version too. Smartphone-equipped florists can download the catalogue as an app, which should come in very handy!

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Mother’s Day is coming up in many countries. Do you know what she loves getting most of all..?

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

In many European countries, as well as a number of nations in Africa, Asia and the Americas, Sunday May 10 of 2015 is Mother’s Day. Other countries have the day that we officially pamper our dear mamas on a different date, but soon nonetheless. Forgetting your mother on this day is a grave sin, surely? So make her truly happy, with some flowers! That is the message we will be spreading in the coming week…

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The UK’s most prestigious flower show returns: May 19-23!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The esteemed RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, London, for more than 100 years. In little under a month the spectacle will unfold there once again, treating the Brits to one of the year’s foremost flower and garden festivals.       RHS Chelsea – the RHS […]

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EU to vote on whether to allow GMO cut flower imports

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The European Union is to vote for the first time today on whether to allow genetically modified cut flowers to be imported into the EU territory. Flower breeder Suntory, owned by Florigene, has requested the import of carnations genetically modified for petal colour and herbicide tolerance.

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‘2020 Vision’ conference aims to bring the right change to UK florist industry

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

A conference set to make serious waves in the British flower scene will be taking place on April 19. ‘2020 Vision’ aims to create in-depth debate and discussion on topics that are often swept under the carpet!

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Latin America’s ‘Iberiada’ Floral Training comes to Colombia in 2015!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Every year, a unique floral design event called the Iberiada is organized in a different Latin American country by Alyro – International Floral Events and Escuela Iberoamericana de Arte Floral (EIAF). The event bills itself as a ‘Floral Training’ and focuses on expert demonstrations by internationally renowned floral artists.

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Florists see rising demand for custom funeral flower arrangements

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Survey data derived from Dutch flower auction FloraHolland’s ‘Florists Panel’ suggests that personalized funeral flower arrangements are increasingly in demand. Spending is simultaneously down as people more often opt for cremations, and demand for mourning flowers is shifting accordingly, German and British florists indicate.   More urn burials in Germany lead to less demand for […]

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Member News

The Czech Florist Champion of 2015 is a familiar name..!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The 44th edition of the ‘Anchor of Děčín’, the Czech Republic’s annual florist championship, took place on May 13 and 14. The country’s best floral designers competed over the course of four rounds, but only one could – of course – come out on top!

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Who will become the Czech Florist Champion 2015!?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

On May 13 and 14, flower lovers in the Czech Republic can eat their hearts out during the year’s number one floristry event. Locally known as Děčínská kotva, or the ‘Anchor of Děčín’, the annual Czech championship will have the region’s best floral designers battle for the glory of becoming the official champ!     […]

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Italy’s premier Florist Championship: May 2 and 3!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The ‘Coppa Italia Federfiori 2015’ – the national Italian Federfiori Florist Championship – is coming up at the beginning of May. The long-standing championship promises to be a floral art demonstration of remarkable attraction and showmanship.

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MPS rewards sustainability pioneers with top-level MPS-A+ label

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

As of April 2015, Florint member and green sector sustainability certification provider MPS will be implementing a new top layer on the MPS ABC System: MPS-A+. Here is everything you need to know about it.

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How to use this website…!

Monday, March 9th, 2015

As you will have noticed, we have a new website. To help you make sense of it and find the segments that are most useful to you, a simple explanation of how to navigate the site follows below. It’s really worth taking the 5 minutes to get acquainted!     The basics of navigation One […]

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Say hello to the new and improved Florint!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Florint, the International Florist Organisation, intends to shake things up substantially in 2015. You may, for starters, have noticed that you are reading this announcement on a website that looks different from the one you’re used to. But that ‘cosmetic’ change is only the tip of the iceberg: read all about what has really been […]

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French Floristry Championship 2014: September 27-29!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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The 43rd National French Floristry Cup – or Coupe de France des Fleuristes, as they more eloquently put it locally – will be held on 27, 28 and 29 September 2014 in Tours, during floriculture trade fair Salon Novafleur.   The principal theme for this year’s championship will be “the Christmas festivities”. The nine florist […]

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Chrysal International and Florint join forces!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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International florist organisation Florint and Chrysal International have signed an agreement to cooperate on several projects, which aim to raise awareness among florists of optimising flower quality and of increasing consumer satisfaction among flower buyers.   The two parties will exchange information and work together on a number of projects and activities throughout Europe. Both […]

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