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Live Floristry with Floral Designer Gregor Lersch ‘Mexican Floral Art Cup’ holds its premiere

From Sept. 18 to 20, Ornamental Plants & Flowers MÉXICO, powered by IPM ESSEN will take place for the first time in the Centro Citi Banamex in Mexico City. The initial program highlights of the new foreign offshoot of the world’s leading fair for horticulture have been finalized: Seven top-class international florists (including the floral design great Gregor Lersch from Germany) will pass their knowledge on to the trade public in high-quality workshops. Furthermore, the “Mexican Floral Art Cup” will be staged there for the first time. The florists’ competition is being supported, among others, by the Latin American School of Floral Art. Not only the numerous innovations of the exhibitors, but also supporting programs at their highest level will await the visitors of Ornamental Plants & Flowers MÉXICO powered by IPM ESSEN (OPF).

IpmMexico.September-2019Gregor Lersch The German florist Gregor Lersch from Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, who has won several international honors, and six other globally active top florists will showcase their ability in live presentations. These will include Daniela Pighetti from Italy, Robert Milkovwki from Poland, Kike León from Spain as well as Oscar Villela, Marco Sandoval and Macarion Amador from Mexico. Under the title “Creatión Master,” they will show how genuine floral masterpieces result from technique, color and structure. Additional creative ideas will be presented by the up-and-coming generation: 21 pupils in the master classes at the Latin American School of Floral Art (EIAF) from Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico will exhibit their works.

In addition, the application phase for the first “Mexican Floral Art Cup” is ramping up. In total, 15 starting places are to be awarded.

The prerequisite is a final qualification from a floral design college. The competition is being supported by EIAF, OPF and the international florists’ organization FLORINT.ORG.

New Platform for the North and South American Green Sector With OPF in Mexico, the green sector is being provided with a strategic meeting place.

The new event is intended, above all, for plant breeders, landscape architects as well as gardeners and florists.

The available range will encompass Plants and Flowers, Technology and Innovations, Floristry as well as Horticulture and Landscaping and will thus offer an impressive overview of the latest developments and trends on the floral market in Latin America.

After China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, Mexico is the fourth country in which IPM ESSEN is creating new events with its own fair. Further information at: