6 PACK AWARD

The IPPS Europe 6-pack award gives 6 ‘new to the industry’ horticulturists the chance to attend the IPPS European Region Annual conference, free of charge, taking place this year in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany.

This year’s conference titled “Let’s Grow the Future” takes place from Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th October 2022 at the Hotel Hansens Haus am Meer.

The award is open to anyone who is ‘relatively new’ to working in commercial ornamental horticulture or is currently studying to enter the industry. Up to six places are available, and IPPS Europe will cover all hotel and conference fees, plus contribute to travel costs. During the conference, one 6-packer will be chosen, following a short informal interview, to take part in the IPPS International Exchange scheme, giving them the opportunity to attend the annual conference in the Southern region of North America in 2023.

“Attending the IPPS Conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet and mix with leading growers from across Europe,” commented Karl O’Neill, former IPPS Europe President. “The opportunities opened up by this award have inspired many young horticulturalists within the industry”.



2019 IPPS Europe 6 pack award winners

Speakers throughout the three-day conference will cover a range of topics from ‘CO2 balance in pot plants’ to ‘sustainable water management’. An excellent itinerary of visits includes trips to zu Jeddeloh Pflanzen, Bruns Pflanzen and Jens Meyer Pflanzen where delegates will be able to see excellent horticultural practices and new technology in action.

“The other delegates were all very friendly and welcoming, and I would recommend it to anyone who is offered the chance to attend”, commented Thomas Everard, 2018 6 packer. “I would like to thank everyone at the IPPS as I couldn’t have had a better experience”.

For further information or an application form, please contact vicky@osberton.co.uk Application forms can be downloaded here. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th May 2022.

IPPS 6 Packer Award Application Form 2022

Entry Requirements:

  1. 1. Anyone new to working in horticulture or studying to enter the horticultural industry.
  2. 2. Based in Europe.
  3. 3. The candidate can apply directly to the IPPS; however, nominations and / or approval should also come from either the candidate’s employer or tutor, whichever is more applicable.
  4. 4. Willing to assist the conference organisers throughout the duration of the conference and may be asked to carry out certain duties which may include photography, report writing, blogging, writing press releases, helping at registration, managing audio visual equipment, managing groups on the nursery visits.


The Prize:

  1. 1. Six selected candidates will be invited to attend the European Annual Conference being held in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany from 12th – 14th October 2022
  2. 2. Full board and lodgings, conference costs and a contribution to travel costs.
  3. 3. The selected candidates will gain the opportunity to apply for the 2023 International Exchange award. Hereby, one 6 packer candidate will be chosen to travel to, & attend, the annual conference in the Southern region of North America. The application will take the form of undergoing a short informal interview with members of the IPPS committee at the 2022 annual conference. The candidate that mostly impresses the team will receive the major travel award.

How to apply:

  1. 1. The candidates should complete the form below and return it, together with a written summary/resume (email acceptable) of their involvement in the industry so far, and what they want to achieve within the industry in the future.
  2. 2. The deadline for applications is Friday 27h May 2022.
  3. 3. Applications will be inspected by a team of industry professionals. There are 6 places available and only offered if the IPPS requirements and standards are met. The selected candidates will be notified by Friday 1st July 2022, by e-mail, of the outcome of their application.

Where to send applications:

Completed forms and accompanying resumes should be sent to:

vicky@osberton.co.uk or

Vicky Endersby, IPPS 6 packer application, c/o Osberton Nurseries, 4 West Buildings, Osberton Grange, Worksop S81 0UF

IPPS EUROPE 6 PACK APPLICATION FORM 2022

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