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IPPS Southern Africa 25th Annual Conference

IPPS Southern Africa 25th Annual Conference

28 Feb 2023 - 3 Mar 2023

IPPS Southern Africa 25th Annual Conference

SURFING THE GREEN WAVE
"The changing look of Ornamental Horticulture “

Our venue is TO STRAND in PORT EDWARD ON THE HIBISCUS COAST .
The accommodation is in chalets with single and sharing options (SHARING OPTIONS HAVE SEPARATE ROOMS) .

We are going to visit various nurseries over the 4 days, if you join the post conference tour as well. The lectures will be short and to the point, with lots of time for networking.  We will be visiting a wide range of nurseries from a retail to large and small wholesale operations, small indigenous, a Tillandsia and airplant grower, and a Clivia grower
Come and join us for four days of finding something new and places many of us never knew were there.

GET ON THE BUS AND ENJOY 3 0R 4 DAYS OF SEEKING AND SHARING

Preliminary Itinerary 
Day 1: Tuesday 28th February2023

  • Collect delegates from King Shaka airport @ 09h00
  • Nursery visits and lunch
  • Hotel check-in and registration
  • Welcome dinner at TO Strand Resort : 18h00

    Day 2: Wednesday 1st March 2023

    • Day conference talks until 16h30
      Topics to be covered as per survey
      • Pest management and control
      • New developments, improved products and methods to increase production.
      • Staff management
      • Irrigation practices and or growth media
      • Tissue culture – hardening off.
    • AGM
    • Australian Student presentation
    • IPPS International feedback
    • Gala Dinner & Auction @ 19h30

    Day 3: Thursday 2nd March 2023

    • Half day nursery visits
    • Conference ends @ 13h30 – transfer to airport – arrive at airport 15h30
    • Post-conference tour starts @ 13h30 –Continue with nursery visits
    • Travel back to accommodation @ TO Strand Resort
    • Dinner at TO Strand Resort (Braai)

    Day 4: Friday 3rd March 2023 - Post Conference Tour continues.......

    • Nursery visits 
    • Post conference tour ends - arriving at King Shaka airport @ 15h30

    Confirmed Nursery Visits – Dates to be confirmed
    As Nurseries confirm their availability,  the program will be updated:

    Airely Farms Nursery  - Pot plant grower & wholesaler -  https://airelyfarms.wixsite.com/airely
    Dude Trade Port
    Durban Botanical Gardens
    Ferns Nursery - Small grower, neat and well looked after
    Illovo Nursery - Retail nursery - www.illovonursery.co.za
    Plant Haven/Sweet Valley Nursery - Grower for retail & landscape, well run nursery

    Interested in supporting IPPS SA with a sponsorship? Click here

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    Option 1: Conference 28 Feb – 2 March

    2 nights accommodation
    Includes all meals & gala dinner.
    Transport to and from conference venue

    Option 2: Full conference & post conference tour 28 Feb – 3 March

    3 nights accommodation
    Includes all meals & gala dinner.
    Transport to and from conference venue

    There are options where 3 people can share: please complete the offline booking form

    Cost of Post conference - Should there be significant savings due to the number of delegates who attend, these savings will be refunded to the delegates!


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    Preliminary Itinerary 19 Jan 2023

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