The Polish Florist Association and Florint, together with their sponsors, will be hosting a top-level floristry championship in Poland in June: the EUROPA CUP 2020. Will you come and celebrate first-class floristry at the event of the year?
- What: the world-famous European Floristry Championship
- When: from 5 to 7 June of 2020
- Where: at the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland
- Who: between 25 and 30 world-class floral designers
- Why: because professional floristry deserves the greatest possible podium!
History in the making…
It is hard to believe, but it has been more than half a century since the International Florist Organisation first organized the European Floristry Championship – commonly known as the ‘Europa Cup’! Sixty years later, the Europa Cup remains one of the most prestigious championships for floral design professionals to compete in. An achievement we’re proud of.
Organizing floristry championships like the Europa Cup is intimately familiar to Florint. The very founding of the International Florist Organisation back in 1956 relates to competitions! Back then, our member associations wanted to learn more about how floristry was being done throughout Europe. Cooperation between the European nations was far from obvious, however. Cold war tensions defined the ideologically divided continent. But the countries overcame their mutual distrust and organized the first-ever floristry championship together. In the end, the Swiss competitor was crowned the first official European floristry champion. A remarkable tradition was born.
Not just a Championship
The Europa Cup 2020 is not just a top-level floristry competition. It is a massive get-together that offers many other happenings alongside:
During a series of shows titled ‘Four Parts of the World’, we will be treated to four different regional takes on floristry. The best florists from Latin America, China, Europe and Poland will perform. These floristic demonstrations will highlight the culture, traditions and temperament of different nations. We will have an opportunity to admire the artistry and craftsmanship that go beyond words and, despite language barriers, can be understood by everyone!
One of the most prominent highlights of the Europa Cup 2020 will be the ‘Masters of Masters’ show, where European Champions from previous editions of the competition perform on one stage. The history of the European Championship is one of many real stars of floristry. This special evening show is a one-of-a-kind encounter, which may well never happen again! Expect a grand display of experience, excellence and creativity.
Nowadays, business knowledge is essential to running a prosperous company. To share this wisdom, a series of seminars and discussion panels on the future of the floral industry is also planned around the Europa Cup 2020. Distinguished experts will share their knowledge and experience of online sales, social media, sustainable development, marketing strategies, trends for 2021 and many other important topics.
Tickets are sold via: www.europacup2020.eu. There are 5 ticket packages you can choose from: