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IPPS Europe 6-Pack Award - Apply Now

IPPS Europe 6-Pack Award - Apply Now

The IPPS Europe 6-pack award gives 6 ‘new to the industry’ horticulturists the chance to apply for a free ticket and subsidised travel to the IPPS European Region Annual conference, taking place this year in the south east of England. Our base for the three days being from Guildford with nursery tours planned and one of the days being held at RHS Wisley!

This year’s conference titled “Growing a greener future” takes place from Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th October 2024.

The award is open to anyone who is ‘relatively new’ to working in commercial ornamental horticulture or is currently studying to enter the industry. Up to six places are available, and IPPS Europe will cover all hotel and conference fees, plus contribute to travel costs. During the conference, one 6-packer will be chosen, following a short informal interview, to take part in the IPPS International Exchange scheme, giving them the opportunity to attend the annual conference in the Southern region of North America in 2025.

Attending the IPPS Conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet and mix with leading growers from across Europe,” commented Karl O’Neill, former IPPS Europe President. “The opportunities opened up by this award have inspired many young horticulturalists within the industry”.

Entry Requirements:

    1. Anyone new to working in horticulture or studying to enter the horticultural industry.
    2. Based in Europe.
    3. The candidate can apply directly to the IPPS; however, nominations and / or approval should also come from either the candidate’s employer or tutor, whichever is more applicable.
    4. Willing to assist the conference organisers throughout the duration of the conference and may be asked to carry out certain duties which may include photography, report writing, blogging, writing press releases, helping at registration, managing audio visual equipment, managing groups on the nursery visits.

    The Prize:

    1. Six selected candidates will be invited to attend the European Annual Conference being held in
      Guildford, UK from Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 October 2024.
    2. Full board and lodgings, conference costs and a contribution to travel costs.
    3. The selected candidates will gain the opportunity to apply for the 2025 International Exchange award. Hereby, one 6 packer candidate will be chosen to travel to, & attend, the annual conference in the Southern region of North America. The application will take the form of undergoing a short informal interview with members of the IPPS committee at the 2024 annual conference. The candidate that mostly impresses the team will receive the major travel award.

    How to apply:

    1. The candidates should complete the form below and return it, together with a written summary/resume (email acceptable) of their involvement in the industry so far, and what they want to achieve within the industry in the future.
    2. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 May 2024.
    3. Applications will be inspected by a team of industry professionals. There are 6 places available and only offered if the IPPS requirements and standards are met. The selected candidates will be notified by Friday 28 June 2024, by e-mail, of the outcome of their application.

    Follow the link to apply.