Union Fleurs gets new Director. Add New Topic
- May 1, 2018 at 2:14 pm #17695WillieeArmelliniKeymaster
Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, has recently elected a new President and Board of Directors on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting held in San Remo, Italy on 14 April 2018. The new Union Fleurs Board of Directors will work for the next two years (2018-2020) under the leadership of Richard Fox (Kenya) as President of Union Fleurs, with the close support of Frank Zeiler (Germany) as Vice-President.
Reflecting the global reach of Union Fleurs and its unique position as the representative organisation for the international floricultural trade, the new Union Fleurs Board is made of a very international team, with the following representatives:
Richard Fox, President (Kenya Flower Council, Kenya)
Frank Zeiler, Vice-President and Chairman of the EU section (BGI, Germany)
Matthijs Mesken, Chairman World Trade Committee (VGB, the Netherlands)
Augusto Solano, Chairman Americas Committee (Asocolflores, Colombia)
Martin Estad, Chairman Pot Plants Committee (Flora Dania, Denmark)
Paolo di Massa, Relationship Manager (ANCEF, Italy)
In the 60 years of history of the organisation, it is the first time that the Presidency of the association goes to a representative from a non-European country, as noted by Richard Fox during his introductory speech as new President of Union Fleurs. This adequately reflects ongoing developments in the floriculture supply-chain at global levels which has seen in recent years an intensification of the role played by flower businesses operating in or sourcing from origin countries in Africa and South America.
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