The official signature ceremony was held at the Chinese Plant Breeder Rights Conference in Guangzhou, a yearly September conference initiated by the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Office of the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA). In the presence of Chinese press and invited guests Kim van Rijssen, representing Plantipp, signed the agreement. On behalf of Palm it was Dr. Liu Xinkai and Dr. Zhao Qiangming who co-signed.
Plantipp Asia-Pacific regioanl manager Kim van Rijssen said: "We are thrilled and honoured to be working with the iconic breeder Dr. Gao Jiyin and his research team at Palm. A milestone for Plantipp with respect to business development in Asia."
Dr. Lui Xinkai, breeder at Palm, added: "We are very happy to work together with Plantipp. Through our cooperation the new Camellia varieties of Palm will be able to enter the international market. And eventually in many gardens and homes around the world."
Palm Landscape Architecture Co is engaged in the design and construction of garden landscape projects. The breeding division of the company is led by Dr. Gao Jiyin and Dr. Liu Xinkai.
Plantipp is specialised in royalty management and represents breeders of new ornamental plant varieties worldwide. Currently 500 varieties are managed and promoted in Europe, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, South-Korea, China, Japan, Israel and South Africa.