The inaugural event, co-hosted by the esteemed World Flower Council and Da Lat University, has commenced in the city of Vietnam. This landmark occasion commemorates the 130th anniversary since the founding of the city.

The summit had the objective of recognizing the significance of flowers and the flower industry, with a goal of transforming them into a symbol of peace and cultural expression.

Efren Chatto, chairman of the World Flower Council, stated that the event was a gathering of floral artisans from around the globe, united in their commitment to promoting world peace through their exquisite floral creations. The event aimed to foster global camaraderie and contribute towards creating a more harmonious world.

According to Dr. Le Minh Chien, the president of Da Lat University, the summit aims to provide agricultural and tourism students with a fresh perspective on how to maximize the potential of the flower industry while establishing efficient value chains in Da Lat City.

Following the commencement of the opening ceremony, a talented group of flower designers from Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Macau, and Hong Kong exhibited their exceptional flower-arranging abilities.

As part of the summit, a group of 18 talented designers from 18 different countries and territories came together to showcase their unique design styles and cultural influences. This demonstration, titled “My Country Design,” allowed these artisans to highlight the distinctiveness and features of their respective homelands.

The summit showcased an exciting flower-arranging competition, which will conclude on Monday.

A Japanese artisan is pictured arranging flowers. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A Japanese artisan is pictured arranging flowers. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A Singaporean artisan reflects on her country’s distinctiveness through her work. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A Singaporean artisan reflects on her country’s distinctiveness through her work. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A flower arrangement created by a Filipino flower designer. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A flower arrangement created by a Filipino flower designer. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A flower arrangement created from bamboo and various flowers in Da Lat City, dubbed ‘the city of flowers.’ Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A flower arrangement created from bamboo and various flowers in Da Lat City, dubbed ‘the city of flowers.’ Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

The World Flower Council is a renowned non-profit organization consisting of members from more than 40 nations and territories worldwide. Our primary focus is on nurturing the expansion of the global fresh flower industry.

Established over 40 years ago, the council has successfully organized 36 flower-related events across various countries. The World Flower Council Summit stands as one of the most esteemed and enduring floral events on a global scale.

The summit has garnered attention from professionals in the floral industry, including flower experts, designers, artisans, and members of the general public.

A visitor poses for a photo in a flower display area during the 37th World Flower Council Summit in Da Lat City. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A visitor poses for a photo in a flower display area during the 37th World Flower Council Summit in Da Lat City. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A foreigner shows her curiosity about flowers and materials for flower arranging at the 37th World Flower Council Summit in Da Lat City. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre

A foreigner shows her curiosity about flowers and materials for flower arranging at the 37th World Flower Council Summit in Da Lat City. Photo: Mai Vinh / Tuoi Tre


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