As we move through the COVID-19 crisis we realise that the early decision to cancel FlowerTrials 2020 was timely and appropriate. An industry event of this size could not have taken place with the restrictions in place as we know them today.
We are continuing to promote the new pot and bedding plant introductions of the participants via this website and our social media channels and we invite you to review these varieties on each of the participant pages and under the button ‘Highlights 2020’.
Many of the FlowerTrials exhibitors have meanwhile found new ways this year to promote their introductions and by checking the individual pages you can find more details.
We will continue to keep the FlowerTrials® concept and awareness intact in the coming year as we move forward and we continue to be hopeful that FlowerTrials 2021 will take place from 15 – 18 June 2021.
Several participants have already informed the Organisation of their individual intention not to hold a week 24 event. Others have indicated that they will, if circumstances allow, plan to have smaller individual displays open in week 24 or later in the season. These decisions are the responsibility of the companies themselves and will not be hosted under the FlowerTrials umbrella.
Norman Cools, PR & ICT Manager VWS FlowerBulbs and FlowerTrials Chairman: “We regret enormously the need to cancel but trust that everyone understands and supports the reasons. We will keep the FlowerTrials concept and awareness intact in the coming year with online information as we move forward to better times in 2021. We hope that you, your families and colleagues remain healthy and wish you courage in these extremely challenging times.”
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