2 to 4 July 2024

53rd Annual Convention

Date:

2 to 4 July 2024

Location:

Salzburg, Austria

Participation fee:

EUR 840 (Delegate);
EUR 780 (Accompanying Person)

Introduction

The 53rd Fleuroselect Annual Convention will be held in stunning Salzburg, Austria from 2 - 4 July 2024. Our long-standing members Florensis and Selecta one proudly invite you to visit their Austrian partners Renner Jungpflanzen and Gastager Gartenbau. The programme will include presentations on the Austrian ornamental market and a company introduction; visits to the Gastager nursery/display garden, Renner print media and the extensive Renner showgarden - which will also feature our annual trial - and some breath-taking local sight-seeing and culinary elements. Further information on the programme, hotel and event registration will be shared shortly.



Invitation

Dear member,
Willkommen in Österreich! We are delighted to invite you to the 53rd Fleuroselect Annual Convention which will be held in stunning Salzburg, Austria from 2 - 4 July 2024. Our long-standing members Florensis and Selecta one proudly invite you to visit their Austrian partners Renner Jungpflanzen and Gastager Gartenbau. Read on to discover what we have in store for you!

 

For members arriving early afternoon on Tuesday 2nd of July, there is an optional guided tour through Salzburg at 15:00 hrs which takes you the most beautiful photo spots in the city of Mozart and provides information on the city's musical, cultural and historical highlights. In the evening, we are meeting up for a get-together grill night dinner at Hotel ARCOTEL Castellani to launch the 2024 edition of our convention!

 On Wednesday we have an early departure to Gastager Gartenbau, a company founded in 1929 which has since grown into a modern and innovative Austrian young plants company focused on sustainability, modernisation, and simplification. We will be welcomed by the CEO, Stefan Gastager and receive an introduction to the history, current activities and future plans of this family company.  

The second presentation of the day deals with the Austrian ornamental market. This country is known for its vast green nature and endless mountain ranges, but how do these impact the ornamental market?

Our morning concludes with a visit to the Gastager nursery and container trial field, which exposes a large part of the product range to natural weather conditions ensuring that endurance and seasonal performance of individual varieties can be assessed in an optimal way. 

After a lunch with local delicacies, we leave the city and head for Lake Wolfgang where we will enjoy some of the finest elements of Austrian nature. After crossing Lake Wolfgang by boat, we will climb the infamous Schafberg by cog railway, take in the marvellous scenery from above and enjoy the views once more during the descent. We will walk to the renown Hotel im weissen Rössl where drinks and a lakeside dinner will be waiting for us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 The next day, we will make our first stop at Renner Jungpflanzen, partner of Florensis in Austria. The two partners jointly distribute the Florensis product range, along with that of other suppliers, to the Austrian market. In addition to this cooperation, Renner Jungpflanzen also has an interesting subsidiary part. Renner Print Media focusses solely on plant marketing and advertising producing labels, flyers, catalogues, displays and many more

We will visit the well-known Renner show garden which will include a Fleuroselect trial field especially set up for this event. We conclude our first half of the day with a delicious lunch and head back for the hotel.

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 15.00 hrs in the conference center of our hotel. Topics on the agenda will include this year's annual review, the budget for 2025, an overview of the current activities as well as FleuroVision and future activities. Applicant members will have the opportunity to introduce themselves after which a vote is cast upon acceptance.  

 

We round off our convention at M32, a restaurant located atop the Mönchsberg in the Museum der Moderne, which offers stunning panoramic views of the old town of Salzburg and in particular its famous fortress Hohensalzburg. After the drinks and closing dinner, we will hand over the 2025 Gold Medals.


PARTNER PROGRAMME
Partners will have the opportunity to enjoy many of the city's historical/cultural elements. On the first morning during the visit to Gastager Gartenbau, a city tour of Salzburg on the western river side is offered walking past the famous Getreidegasse, cathedral and Mozart house. On the second day during the Annual General Meeting, the guide will take you to the other river side where you will visit the stunning Schloss Mirabel and adjacent park. 

 

OPTIONAL FLEUROSELECT GOLF DAY | 5TH JULY

At the request of several of our members, also this year we are offering an optional Golf Day on Friday 5th of July. Please note that this Day is not part of the Convention programme and a small fee will be charged to cover the costs. Further information will follow in due course.    

Looking forward to welcoming you in Austria on the 2nd of July

Best regards,

Leo Hoogendoorn, Fleuroselect Board Member & CEO Florensis
Ulrich Sander, Fleuroselect Board Member & CEO Selecta one
Ann Jennen, Secretary General Fleuroselect 

Hotel

The ARCOTEL Castellani is located less than a 15-minute walk away from the picturesque city centre of Salzburg. Offering modern conference facilities, delicious local food, functional hotel rooms with airconditioning and a private car park, this hotel is excellent value for money. 

Superior room for single use, breakfast included: EU 159 per night, VAT included.
Superior room for double use, breakfast included: EU 179 per night, VAT included. 
These rates only apply for the convention dates, the night before or afterwards might have a different rate.

How to book a room? 
If you want to book a room, please contact the secretariat directly info@fleuroselect.com. We will contact the hotel for the reservation.

How to get there?

By car and parking
Coming from the A1 from Vienna, the A8 from Munich or the A10 from Villach, take the Salzburg-Süd exit. Then take the B150 and follow the road until you reach the hotel.

There are 50 outdoor car park spaces for EUR18.00 a day and 27 car park spaces in the underground car park for EUR23.00 a day, exclusively for hotel guests.

By public transport
Salzburg's main train station has Westbahn-, Eurocity-, Intercity- and ICE connections. From the train station, you take O-Bus 3 and go to stop “Salzburg Akademiestrasse”. From there it is a 3 minute walk to the hotel.

By plane
From the airport, take the O-Bus 10 to the stop “Salzburg Mozartsteg/Rudolfskai” and change onto the O-Bus 8. Get off at stop “Salzburg Akademiestrasse”. From there it is a 3 minute walk to the hotel. 


Programme

Tuesday 2nd July
15:00 Optional Sightseeing tour with guide in Salzburg
          (until 17.00 hrs - registration mandatory)
16:00 Welcome desk opens
18:00 Get-together drinks at Hotel ARCOTEL Castellani, Salzburg
19:00 Get-together grill night
22:00 Dinner ends

Wednesday 3rd July
08:30 Departure by bus to Gastager Gartenbau (25 min)
09:00 Arrival 
09:15 Company Presentation Gastager Gartenbau | Stefan Gastager & Klaus Gaumann
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9:45 Presentation Austrian ornamental market | Speaker TBD
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Visit nursery & trials
11:45 Lunch
13:00 Departure by bus to Lake Wolfgang | St. Gilgen (45 min)
14:00 Arrival St. Gilgen 
14:10 Boat tour from St. Gilgen to St. Wolfgang
15:10 Arrival St. Wolfgang
15:30 Schafberg cog railway uphill (35 min)
16:15 Individual time for a walk to enjoy the sceneary | coffee break at Himmelspforte Hut
17:05 Schafberg cog railway downhill (35 min)
17:50 Walk to Hotel im weissen Rössl
18:00 Drinks 
19:00 Lakeside dinner
21:30 Departure for hotel (60 min)
22:30 Arrival at hotel

Thursday 4th July
08:30 Departure by bus to Renner Print Media (40 min)
09:15 Arrival & Coffee
09:30 Group 1: Visit Renner Print Media
          Group 2: Visit Renner Jungpflanzen, including showgarden and Fleuroselect trial
10:45 Coffee break & short bus drive
11:30 Group 1: Visit Renner Jungpflanzen, including showgarden and Fleuroselect trial
          Group 2: Visit Renner Print Media
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Departure by bus to hotel (40 min)
14:45 Arrival
15:00 Annual General Meeting at Hotel
17:30 End A.G.M.
18:30 Departure by bus to M32 (20 min)
19:00 Drinks reception at the terrace with panoramic view over Salzburg
20:00 Closing dinner with Award Ceremony
23:30 First bus leaves to hotel
00:00 Arrival at hotel
00:30 Second bus leaves to hotel
01:00 Arrival at hotel


Friday 5th July
Departures
Optional Golf Day

Registration