The ‘Deutsche Meisterschaft der Floristen’ will take place on 20th August 2022 in the capital Berlin. The joint organizers of the championship, Fleurop AG and the Fachverband Deutscher Floristen ( FDF) have agreed on this. After the most prestigious event in the industry could not take place in the last two years due to the corona pandemic, it is now coming back: in a new location, and this time the German Florist Championship will be a one-day event!
The German Florist Championship
The German Florist Championship last took place in the summer of 2018. Michael Liebrich, a master florist from Weilheim an der Teck, won the title back then. Nobody could have guessed at the time that he would keep it for four years. However, due to the pandemic, it was not possible for both the organizers and participants who had already qualified to safely plan the major event. Unfortunately, it could not be held every two years as usual, but had to be postponed twice.
Joint Venture for Fleurop AG and FDF
Fleurop and FDF, as joint organizers, were always convinced that the German Florist Championship would take place again this year. Even if the pandemic is still not fully over, they quickly agreed that pausing again is undesirable. Instead, a solution was sought for a German Florist Championship under pandemic conditions, with appropriate adjustments.
FDF President Klaus Götz:
“The candidates deserve it and are looking forward to finally being the center of attention again after this Corona-related break at the largest national floristry competition, and showing their creativity, masterful floristry, and fantastic skills. At the same time, we want to create a space for the entire industry to reconnect and celebrate together.“
A Slightly Condensed Championship
This year, the German Florist Championship will not take place on two consecutive days, as has been the norm up to now, but on one day: Saturday, August 20, 2022. The workload to be completed will accordingly be somewhat reduced.
Dr. Stefan Gegg ( Member of the Board of Fleurop AG ):
“With this step, we are taking into account the time, and financial investment that the participants have to make for such a large national tournament. We are happy to finally send a signal to the industry and to the public again, and to show everyone: We’re off to a good start again! I’m looking forward to the competition and the subsequent celebration and award ceremony.”
A New Championship Venue
The works of art will be created in a special setting, because the location of the German Florist Championship will also be new this year. The venue is no longer the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping center, but the “Haubenaucher” in Berlin-Friedrichshain, one of the most unusual summer locations in the capital – with a swimming pool, sun deck, lounges, bars, and event areas!
Parallel to the German Florist Championship, the trainee cup for young talents will also be held.
The FDF has presented itself at the IPM Summer Edition 2022 in a spacious inspiration area in Hall 8. The focus was on the current floristry trends for 2022. These include mood boards with information on colors, textures, and materials, as well as coherently staged flower worlds. Impulses and ideas for the flowery all-rounder chrysanthemum were shown in the form of a yearly calendar with “the workpieces of the month”, and exhibitors with floral needs were invited to present their latest products in a flowery gallery.
Trends & Flowery Highlights in the "FDF-World compact"
In this "FDF-World compact" visitors got an overview of current industry topics. A large number of product ideas and floral inspirations provide valuable suggestions and practical illustrations for the point of sale in the flower trade. Floristry workshops in a sales area rounded off the range of creative inspiration. As experienced contacts for the industry, the representatives of the Federal Association and the FDF State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia were available to visitors at the IPM Summer Edition.
The FDF Lounge
The FDF Lounge invited you to interact and exchange ideas about the creative floristry industry. At the same time, the FDF used the IPM Summer Edition as a network and platform to exchange views on the current industry situation in its committees and to enter into discussions with partners and members of the association. Floristic trends, sustainable floral designs, and innovative product presentations completed the program. At the IPM Summer Edition 2022, the Association of German Florists invited many to the flowery highlight of summer 2022: The German Championship of Florists/DMF 2022 will take place on August 20th in Berlin.