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MIFGS board member position available

21 November 2017

Flowers Victoria would like to put out the opportunity to all within the flower industry. This is a fantastic chance for anyone in the industry who would like to gain some insight, while also influencing the legal and financial decisions made regarding the show.

Background 
Vision for MIFGS: Australia’s world-renowned flower and garden festival; will inspire, educate and unite communities through an interactive lifestyle experience.
 
Held annually since 1995, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) is a world renowned event where visitors experience world-class collections of floral and landscape exhibits at the majestic Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens. It’s the largest horticultural event in the southern hemisphere, and rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world, receiving both national and international media exposure and public attention.
 
The Show is owned by two key industry bodies, the Nursery & Garden Industry Association of Victoria (NGIV) and Flowers Victoria through the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF).
 
Founded in 1903, NGIV represents the interests of an industry employing over 11,000 people, while VFF represents 12,000 members as Australia's largest state farmer organisation.
 
The show is critical to drive and grow public interest in gardening, fuelling the industry and employment of the many small businesses. In addition, the Show has established itself as the event to foster young garden and floral designers, displaying their creative talents and providing a platform for professional development for many training institutions and universities.
 
Attributes for the  role include:

  • Industry involved and connected 
  • Understanding of governance and risk management 
  • Active interest in the future of MIFGS 
  • Perceptive thinker with great judgement 
  • Courageous decision-maker 

Those wishing to apply are requested to please contact Anastasia Volpe.

Source: Flowers Victoria