Herman Meinders Co-Founder WFC

Herman Meinders
Co-Founder WFC

Juzaburo Sekiye and Herman Meinders are the cornerstones of The World Flower Council, and their knowledge of, and commitment to, the floral industry will guarantee its continued success. 

Dean White served as International Chairman for fifteen years, continuing their commitment. They have all worked for the betterment of the floral industry.

Today the organization has members in 40+ countries and continues to spread peace through flowers by forming lasting relationships around the world.  WFC consists of  floral professionals in all fields of the industry;  Growers, Retail florist, Wholesale Florist, Educators, Floral Designers, Authors as well as non professional flower lovers. 

Left to right:  Dean White, Chieko Crain, Herman Meinders

Left to right:  Dean White, Chieko Crain, Herman Meinders

 
 

FLORAL NOBEL PRIZE RECIPIENTS

   THE INTERNATIONAL FLORAL NOBEL PRIZE was established August 29, 1995 at the World Flower Council Summit in Seoul, South Korea, by Mr. Juzaburo Sekiye, founder of World Flower Council.  

The International Floral Nobel Prize is proposed for the International cultural promotion of flowers and plants and the construction of everlasting world peace regardless of race, region, or occupation in the world.  

The guidelines are as follows for nomination:

A. One who is the most active in the field.
B. One who made the greatest international contribution with remarkable achievement.
C. One who engaged in the greatest invention, discovery or written document in the field.
D. One who made the greatest presentation and enlightened the most people

Individual, group or organization having be reviewed by the group of former honorees, and meeting the criteria above, will be invited to the next World Flower Council Summit and will be presented the honor of this International Floral Nobel Prize Medal and certificate of greatest honor with a public blessing for peace throughout the world.

May this International Floral Nobel Prize be honored and treasured with thoughts of world peace through the beauty of flowers.

1996 ~ Mr. Juzaburo Sekiye, AAF, AIFD, WFC Founder

1997 ~ Mr. Herman Meinders, AAF, WFC Chairman Emeritus

1998 ~ Ms. Helen Lai, WFC Hong Kong Chapter Founder

1999 ~ Mr. Dean White – AAF, AIFD, PFCI, WFC Chairman Emeritus

2000 ~ Mr. Bob Newton, AAF, AIFD, CAFA, WFC International Vice-Chairperson

2001 ~ Ms. Lim Poh Bee, AIFD, International Vice-Chairperson

2002 ~ Ms. Els Hazenberg, AIFD, Chapter Leader of The Netherlands

2003 ~ Mr. Efren Chatto,  WFC International Chairman

2005 ~ Mr. Poo Chesdmethee, International Vice-Chairperson

2006 ~ Mr. Malcolm Angus, Dip.NZPF, FDA, Exam .NZPF, Chairman’s Administrative Assistant

2007 ~ Mrs. Cheiko Crain – Retired Floral Exporter

2008 ~ Mrs. Cindy Chao, AIFD – Chapter President of WFC Macau

2011 ~ Ms. Velta Berzins, CAFA - WFC Newsletter Editor

2013 ~ Ms. Sue Prewitt -  FloralDesigner

2013~ Mr. Herman Meinders, AAF, WFC Chairman Emeritus
Floral Laureate Award of Distinction

2016 ~ Mr. Dean White, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA , WFC Chairman Emeritus
Floral Laureate Award of Distinction

2017~ Mr. R. Lynn Hoffman, WFC International Chairman

                                                                                                     

WFC Summits

1983 Origin of WFC - Gifu, Japan (Pacific Flower Culture Promotional Conference) 

1. 1984 - Honolulu, Hawaii (PPFC changed to WFC) 

2. 1985 - Melbourne, Australia

3. 1986 - Maastricht, The Netherlands & Seoul, Korea

4. 1987 - Las Vegas, Nevada 

5. 1988 - Toronto, Canada 

6. 1989 - Madrid, Spain 

7. 1990 - Tokyo, Japan (Mini-Summit) 

8. 1991 - Taipei, Taiwan 

9. 1992 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

10. 1993 - Hong Kong

11. 1994 - Melbourne, Australia 

12. 1995 - Seoul, Korea 1remove

13. 1996 - Cape Town, South Africa 

14. 1997 - Penang, Malaysia 

15. 1998 - Vancouver, Canada 

16. 1999 - St. Petersburg, Russia 

17. 2000 - Rome, Italy 

18. 2001 - Bangkok, Thailand 

19. 2002 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Floriade) 

20. 2003 - Manila, The Philippines 

21. 2004 - Riga, Latvia 

22. 2005 - Jakarta, Indonesia 

23.  2006 - Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada

24. 2007 - Nice, France

25. 2008 - Macau

26. 2009 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

27. 2010 -  Auckland, New Zealand

28. 2011 -  London, U.K.

29. 2012 -  Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

30. 2013 -  Sapporo, Japan

31. 2014 -   Zagreb, Croatia

32. 2015 - Cali, Colombia & Bangkok, Thailand

33. 2016 - Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

34. 2017 - Guangzhou, China