On Friday the 25th of October 2019 it was that time again: The horticultural trade journal TASPO invited to its TASPO Awards 2019 in Berlin for the 14th time. In a festive setting, moderator Steven Gätjen led with wit and charm, through the presentation of the awards. In a total of 18 different categories from the four main groups: Product, Company, Marketing and Management, the finalists were honored with one of the coveted awards for their outstanding achievements and for their exceptional performance. In addition to the ones in the established categories, awards were given in the new categories “Best Concept Food Plants” (winner: Müller Lebensraum) and “Startup of the Year” (winner: Plantura Gartenbau) for the first time this year.
We were represented as a partner and sponsor of this year’s award in the category “Plant Producer of the Year”. Mr. Manuel Linke, Managing Director of Mayer Planting Systems, presented this year’s award of the Da Flora KG from Kevelaer for the marketing of their particularly bee-friendly large-flowered Cuphea.
Two special highlights of the evening were the TASPO honorary award and the TASPO gold award. The TASPO Honorary Award, which has only been presented twice in the history of the TASPO Awards and honors special people who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture, has been awarded by the TASPO editorship to Mr. Wolfgang Greaser, Divisional Manager Green at Dehner.
Another focal point of the evening was the presentation of the Gold Award. Dr. Matthias Redlefsen, Managing Director of Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH received this special award for his tireless dedication and entrepreneurial skills, which have had a significant impact on Benary’s track record, and led the company to the forefront of ornamental plant breeding.
We warmly congratulate this year’s TASPO Award winners for their outstanding performance and would like to thank Haymarket Media for organizing the event, which was once again very successful.
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