Chartered Institute of Horticulture details speakers for 2015 conference

Governance and Leadership in Horticulture is the title of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture conference 2015, with speakers from garden retail, nurseries, parks and gardens.

Alan Roper
Alan Roper

On 4 November, the CIH is to hold a conference at Birmingham NEC alongside the Saltex exhibition.

Speakers include City of London Corporation director of open spaces Sue Ireland, Binsted Nursery and Walberton Nursery director and AHDB Horticulture board member Martin Emmett, TV gardener David Domoney, APS Salads development director Phil Pearson, Kew horticulture director Richard Barley, Blue Diamond garden centres managing director Alan Roper and AJ and CI Snell managing director Anthony Snell.

Roper will speak on garden centres as lifestyle destinations, Emmett will speak about 'innovation and education: a blend for a ‘smart’ future', Barley will speak on charting a new direction for botanic gardens, Pearson will speak about the future for glasshouse edibles, Snell will speak on berry breeding and retailing to the consumer, and Ireland will speak on managing access to public green spaces.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture will be held at: City & Guilds, 1 Giltspur Street, London EC1A 9DD, on 29 October, 10.30am, for an 11am start.
The James Bruce Memorial Lecture will take place at 12 pm, after the AGM, and will be delivered by Richard Barley.
Following the AGM and James Bruce Memorial Lecture, there will be a free guided tour of the Zoo Horticulture at London Zoo at 2pm.
Members will hear from Sven Seifert, horticulture manager at the zoo, about the importance of horticulture in the broader setting of the zoo, its activities and objectives.

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